Sunday, October 25, 2009

Yes, I am a dork.

I went to the gym yesterday, to use the treadmill while watching the 2009 World Gymnastics Championships! I had a great time, and a 90 minute workout (roughly 30 minutes running, 60 minutes walking) but I do fear that this officially qualifies me as a gymnastics dork! :)

Anyway, the highlight of my week was the delivery of a case of Chobani Greek yogurt that I won!

It started with a big box that said:

Which I opened to reveal this:

I can't get these in the grocery stores around where I live, so I think it was at this point that the incredibly excited shrieking began! Luckily no roommates were home or they would have thought I was OFF.MY.ROCKER and probably would have started calling around to find a mental facility to commit me to! ;-)

All three flavors have similar nutritional facts and they are quite good! They have a little too much sugar for me to buy on a regular basis (I normally stick with unsweetened!) but they are truly INCREDIBLE! They are so creamy, very sweet but not overly so, and are pretty large portions for 140 calories! I have REALLY been enjoying these and I can't wait to eat the rest of them. As of now, I've tried all three flavors and they are all fresh and crisp tasting, so it's impossible to pick my favorite!

Thanks to Ellie from Inside I'm Still Dancing and Chobani for giving me the chance to try these! several breakfasts I've enjoyed recently.

Keepin' it simple with oat bran, almond butter, and a blueberry Chobani!

Slightly more complex...oatmeal with a banana, PB, blueberry Chobani and cottage cheese. This ended up being way too much food and I saved some of it for later in the day.

Swap the banana for grapes and you've got the same b-fast!

Nothing you haven't seen. Oat bran with cottage cheese, a banana, flax, carob chips and PB. Drool worthy. (OK, I've gotta admit that most of my breakfasts are freakin' amazing and it's definitely my favorite meal of the day!)

With coffee. In case there was any doubt, I have coffee EVERY SINGLE morning, no exceptions, even if it doesn't make it into the picture! :) But in this case it did.

One more...

I went on a cooking spree earlier this week and braved my acorn squash, with the crappy knives that I have in my current living situation. When I finally move out next year, I WILL be buying sharper, better knives! But for now, I made this...

Just roasted with EVOO til they were done. I don't even remember how long. Sorry.

And I made my usual pan of veggies. I added kale this time for variety!

Finally I made a pot of split yellow peas simmered in this:

with a spoon of this:

It turned out great, but sadly the pictures of it did not! :-(

Those veggies came along as part of a meal the next day:

Along with a Chobani and Fiber One cereal:

One more bagel while out and about. (Example of my on-the-go lifestyle: On Saturday I left my house at 8:30am and got home around 1am! Word.) Although this bagel and its side dishes were my Wednesday dinner when I taught from 2pm to 6pm and then drove an hour to an orchestra rehearsal from 7:30-10:30pm!

I try to keep spreading the Operation Beautiful love while I'm out!

Plus my favorite:

Sliced with hummus is good:

But plain is the best!


By the way, I ADORE this particular flavor of Luna bar!! I seriously eat (at least!) one of these ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DAY! (Even though most of the times the pictures don't make it onto the blog!) Yes, I know it's not exactly a whole food, but it's SOOOO delicious and low glycemic so it keeps me full for a long time!

Best snack ever.

And don't forget dessert:

I grabbed lunch with my boyfriend this week. Foot long ham on wheat with cheddar, yes I would like it toasted, please. :)

Many of my nights end with a glass of wine! Resveratrol is important! ;-)

This bag of chips didn't last too long. I guess it doesn't when you count three servings as "dinner" and call it even. *Ahem* Which I might or might not have done. (In my defense I was driving home, ready to gnaw off my arm and didn't have any other food on me. Those suckers didn't stand a chance, anyway!)

Chocolate gelato while reading blogs? Yes, please.

Finally, I've been downing these and Emergen-C like it's going out of style, due to how many kids I tach ever week and how many of them (and their parents and their siblings...) are sick! I'm amazed that I HAVEN'T yet gotten sick!

I'm sorry that this is so long!

Hope everyone is having a great day!


  1. luna! pfft i dont care if they arent a whole food, they are very yummy. my favs are white chocolate macadamia, chocolate peppermint, and the sunrise ones :-)

  2. Great Operation Beautiful note :)


  3. I totally miss watching gymnastics. I used to watch EVERYTHING, especially when I was a gymnast myself. I'd tape all the routines and then try to copy them. :-)


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