Food Fixations

Who doesn’t love a little aliteration in their lives?

Today was cold. Freaking, freezing cold. Katie and I planned to hit up the infamous BodyPump this morning (which was quite a killer, by the way. I decided that if I only hit the classes up every once-in-a-while instead of three times a week as I used to, I may be able to incorporate it into my workout plan without getting the unwanted muscle-builder effects that I was getting when I was a regular.) Anyway, when I got to the car to take off, it was so bitter cold that it felt like the door handles and steering wheel was about to snap right off when I touched it.

So I don’t know about you, but when I find a food combination that I like, I eat it by the truckload. My most recent kick is Greek yogurt with sliced banana.

banana yogurt(Yogurt: Banana ratio = 1:100)

Sure, this combination won’t be winning an Iron Chef competitions any time soon, but I am obsessed. There is something about the mix of textures and the zingy-ness of the yogurt with the sweetness of the banana slices, I’ll take 2,000 cups!

Because I’m five, the other half of my lunch consisted of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (and not a particularly good one, I might add.)


Look, it’s even wrapped up in foil like a five-year-old’s!

So my preoccupation with Greek yogurt has gotten me thinking about some of my other food obsessions in recent days.

  • Grated parmesan cheese. Strange, right? If it were prudent, I would pile about 2 million tablespoons of the ridiculously artificial cheese on top of my dinners on a daily basis. I don’t know what the deal is.
  • Sweet potatoes. I eat about one of these every single day. Fortunately, they are packed with vitamins and are also very filling, so it’s not a bad choice, but it is a strange one.
  • Low-fat ranch dressing. I spent about 211/2 years of my life loathing salad dressings. I hated it with a deep and starving passion. Even the smell of it would make me cringe, but now, I can’t get enough.  I put it on everything

Those are the three big ones. Interestingly, 2/3 of that list is comprised of condiments which I typically don’t use at all. When I get a flavor stuck in my head, I don’t let go easily! Evidently I happened to hit the food jag phase of life a couple decades later than usual. 😛

I hope you had a great day and stayed warm. Might I suggest hiding under a blanket??

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I will see you all tomorrow!


Things I Despise: Sore Throats

I absolutely hate sore throats. I hate them to the moon and back times twenty. Colds themselves aren’t particularly fun, but most of all I think I hate sore throats. Just about all day at work today, I was feeling pretty awful. I was hot and cold at the same time, I was tired and my throat felt like there was a cactus growing in it. Zero fun. I’m hoping it’ll come and go quickly because I don’t feel like doing one single thing right now and that will not fly for long.

I really am not much of a tea-drinker, but tonight a hot mug of tea sounded pretty appealing and it’s definitely hitting the spot.

Even though I didn’t feel totally up to snuff, today was a picture perfect fall day. The sun was shining all day long behind fluffy clouds and it was warm! Tonight was just as beautiful. If every night could be like tonight, I’d be a happy girl. It’s just the right temperature and it feels like fall. It even smells like fall.

As I’m sure you can imagine, a trip to the gym was definitely not on the agenda for this morning and probably won’t be for tomorrow either. But, I thought that I would inform you that I can barely feel the residual effects of boot camp at all today! Last time, I swear I was sore for about a week and a half afterwards, but this time, my legs and abs were off for about two days, but now it’s feeling pretty good! Progress, my friends! Progress.

I am starting to get a little nervous about running and my legs. They have been feeling very tight and overused recently and I definitely do not want to run into an injury. I think I need to start looking into some good stretches for running. It’s time to take my sister’s advice and stop ignoring my screaming muscles!

Tomorrow will be a full workday (hopefully sans fever and sans sore throat), followed by dinner with some friends if all goes well!

Now it’s time to finish up the last pieces of a volunteer application I’m turning in tomorrow and head off to bed!

I’ll catch you again tomorrow!