First off, I’ve gotta open this post by wishing my brother Brandon a VERY happy 26th birthday!
Looking back, it’s amazing how fast time has flown. It seems like only yesterday that we were posing in our backyard with the destruction from Hurricane Andrew back in 1992,
and now he’s a grown up married man!
I have been truly blessed to know him, have a relationship with him, and to have come to Christ through him and his testimony. A very happy birthday to my amazing broski!
Moving on, let’s get this WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) party started
Yum yum! Very filling and kept me powered up through my morning to-do’s! A mug of vanilla Godiva coffee + half & half was also enjoyed in my Love Mug.
After doing a little bit of blog work while digesting (check out my new “sides” page!), I threw on my beloved winter running pants (aka, my scuba gear), texted Will this provocative photo of me “about to go scuba diving”, and set out for an easy peasy 1 mile jog around the neighborhood.
It looks like my winter wishes in yesterday’s post did the trick—the weather has been chilly and PERFECT!
Lunch (11:00 AM)- After my return and a quick shower, lunch was on the table.
Romaine lettuce, canned tuna + mustard, sundried tomatoes, avocado, and Simply Dressed balsamic vinaigrette dressing. I also ate a few handfuls of baby carrots straight from the bag while prepping this beast.
Work time! I threw my second serving of coffee + half & half for the day into a tumbler, tossed some pumpkin seeds in my purse, and headed out to the office. As you can tell by the 5:19 PM time on my car clock, I didn’t photograph my cup until AFTER it was empty by the end of the work day. Whoops
Snack (2:00 PM)- The pumpkin seeds were the perfect fix to tide me over when my 2:00 stomach growls came along.
Work was pretty good and I spent a large majority of it planning for the office holiday party. Before I knew it, it was time to leave and head home for dinner.
Dinner (6:00 PM)- For some reason when I started thinking about what I was going to eat, all I could picture were rice cakes with cottage cheese? Originally I was planning on throwing together a REAL dinner that included a chicken sausage and veggie combo, but when my stomach kept insisting on being strange, I had to oblige.
Hey, whatever hits the spot! I chopped up about a cup of Brussels sprouts and sautéed them in coconut oil, pepper, & garlic salt and served my rice cake + cottage cheese on the side. Right after finishing this plate, I made the call that another rice cake + cottage cheese combo was needed.
With some Sunbutter on the last few bites, of course
A little later into the evening, Will came over and we started the third season of Glee on Netflix while I sipped some of my new favorite nighttime tea– Pomegranate & Raspberry Twinnings! It’s herbal so it’s naturally decaffeinated and it pretty much tastes like a berry dessert in a mug.
Today I’ve got work until the afternoon, a pre-Thanksgiving nail appointment, and then my brother’s birthday dinner all on the agenda! Sounds like a great way to end my work week before I get to see all of my family tomorrow
A bit to think about: Any upcoming plans for Thanksgiving?