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living like a grown up

The day after my birthday I had to work, so it was back to reality. The C pod was super mega patient overload (to quote black rob, it was “like whoa”). Each patient was so heavy, there should have been 5 more nurses at least, but of course there were just two of us left to hold down the fort. The day started off with a nice starbucks soy misto, but since I was running around like a mad woman all morning, my stomach was growling by 9 and eating itself by 10. Thank the lord I had my vegan oatmeal raisin cookie from the night before (my BDAY cookie!!). It was awesome! Dense (but not in a heavy way), crumbly, oaty, so good. I may have to find out the recipe.
I didn’t get away for a lunch break until way late in the afternoon, so it’s a good thing I had the cookie to hold me over. I made a sando with california style A street bread (see pic below).

The picture of the sandwich is nowhere to be found. My camera is dying. Now in addition to crappy pictures, they are spontaneously deleting, apparently. Anyways, for the record, the sando had smart deli “turkey” with hummus, mustard and lettuce. I also had a baggie full of dried edamame and raisins (can’t beat salty and sweet).

I hit up the gym after work, but only for a mini run. I was done after 30 minutes. I was really in the mood for comfort food. The weather got COLD all of a sudden, and I seriously wanted something warm and hearty. (Shockingly) I had the self control and presence of mind to come up with a healthier alternative. I settled on “Boca” chik’n nuggets with lots and lots of dip (I love mixing BBQ sauce with honey mustard).

I don’t know why they consider one serving 3-4 nuggets. I don’t even know what that MEANS? How do you eat 3-4? How do you not eat all of them? Confusing.

Wow, my camera is barely hanging on…

I ate a few dates and soooo many yogurt covered raisins, but all I captured was this little bit. Makes me look like I have moderation – well, looks can be deceiving!

Birthday #26!!

Hooray, it’s my birthday!! I am going to do nothing all day, and not feel the least bit guilty about it. I grabbed a soy latte from starbucks and then curled up to watch the view…now that’s just my idea of heaven. Once I woke up a little bit more, I headed to the gym and got my endorphins going.

For lunch I had a GN veggie burger with hummus…lots and lots of hummus.

I LOVE sabra.
I then headed out to go shopping and brought a bag of edamame with me for snacking.
I didn’t end up buying anything, but window shopping is sometimes just as fun. I then walked down to midtown to meet Kyle at his work for our dinner reservation at Candle Cafe. I have been wanting to go here FOREVER, since it is one of the best rated vegan restaurants in the city. Kyle and I got edamame to start as well as vegan wine. For my entree I got the Tofu Club with grilled tofu, tempeh bacon, lettuce, & sprouts on mixed grain toast with coleslaw, pickles and vegan mayo. OMFG! Then I got a vegan oatmeal raisin cookie for the road, after stealing some bites of Kyle’s Chocolate Mousse Pie. I actually ended up being too full to eat my cookie, so now I’m saving it for tomorrow.

my last day of 25

The day flew by. My LAST day of 25 years old. I had a soy latte before work and an Iced Oatmeal Luna Bar in the morning.

For lunch I had a sando (packed from the night before). Bread with sabra classic hummus, mustard, and smart tenders “chik’n tenders” (lemon and herb flavor).
Normally I like some greens in my sando, but then it would have been so fat, I wouldn’t have been able to take a bite.

Way fat!

I also had raisins and an apple…then a coffee for the road (only 5 more hours left).
I took a break from the gym today…too tired.
Dinner was salad.

I made the BEST curry tuna for on top the salad, too!! Two cans of tuna, vegan mayo (ff veganaise), mustard, one apple, a handful of raisins, and a dash of curry powder.

Once mixed in with the lettuce…tuna is why I could never be a true vegan.

10 dates for dessert. I ate them too fast, so no photo!

the final countdown…

Yes, the days are dwindling…I will soon be on my own, saving lives. Work was work. I did manage to make it to the gym after 12 hours of slaving away.

I had a Bruno’s coffee (NOT sbucks!?) with a min amount of leche…I’m gonna try to reduce the $$ this week…and then for lunch I had a sando (seen below).

A Street cali style bread with lettuce, smart deli turkey, mustard and hummus. Can’t go wrong with classic…never fails.
My gym workout was kinda weak to be honest, but the important thing is I did go. I actually only ran for 30 mins because the 90210 ep was a rerun, and that was kinda the only thing that was motivating me to go in the first place.
I was salivating thinking of dinner the whole time…I heart HUMMUS!

First, pitas.
Second, veggies.

Also, apple slices.
And finally, the creamy classic hummus…(notice Kyle trying to steal my yummy food).
Then later I had some dessert (organic apple sauce)


…to which I added some cinnamon


Also, I had bunches of yog covered raisins…can’t help it.

back from boston

Well, I have been pretty bad about blogging, that’s a given…

I think it is safe to say that I am going to be playing catch up for a few weeks! I have been good about taking photos, but that’s about it. So here goes nothing…

Kyle and I were in Boston for the 18th and 19th, which was great. I have never been so I wanted to see it all. The most noteworthy thing for my foodie blog was the dinner we went to on Sat night called Top of the Hub which was AWESOME! The view, the food, the company, it was all just perfect.

We also managed to hit up whole foods, like, 3 times while we were there…and even more times for starbucks. Who am I kidding, I couldn’t pass up a WF hot bar or a soy latte if my life depended on it.

So, now I am back in NY after the longest bus ride (I think I could have flown to CA in the same amount of time) and poor Kyle has to get right back into the real world this Monday – whereas, I have the day off (woohoo). So I have a day to get back into the swing of things after the weekend away…and (drumroll please) this week is my LAST one on orientation.

The morning started off with my new OBSESSION (the milk foamer pump thing)…since I am now nearing expert status, I am starting to get creative as I pour in the milk. Notice the design I made below šŸ™‚

Basically, I’m in love and I could eat foam and foam alone for the rest of my life after being introduced to this little gadget…thanks mom!

After coffee, I decided to get my butt to the gym – it has been WAYYYY too long since I built up a sweat (like a week, gasp!!). I have been seriously struggling with motivation lately, I don’t know what my deal is. I should be excited to run and yet, all I feel is apathy. Where did my former enthusiasm for excercise go? It’s a work in progress, I guess. Still trying to get the balance of gym, work and eating (my life long mission it seems).

Anyways, for lunch I was pretty starving…so I made myself 2 sandos (anticipating the fact that I would inevitably make myself another one after finishing the first, I just cut out the middle step of putting all the ingredients away in between). I may have nibbled off the corner of the bread before the sandwich was completed šŸ˜‰


The sandwich contains smart deli turkey, lettuce, mustard and hummus (Sabra, naturally).


Apple!


Din Din was my classic soy noodle, tofu, edamame dish…only this time I had west soy pre-made asian flavored tofu (yeah, I was lazy).

Shirataki soy noodles
Edamame

West soy asian flavored tofu
…..and all together!!

Despite being totally full, I still had a couple (ok, 5) handfuls of corn nuts – yeah, I’m in a phase, be prepared to hear about corn nuts and how delicious they are for a while.