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I wasn’t near as sore from our little adventure in the Mountains yesterday as I thought I would be. I thought I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed judging from how tired I was when I got back on Monday. But, surprisingly enough I was hardly sore at all. My body was tired, yes, but not sore. I guess that means that I am getting stronger 🙂 I took the day off from formal exercise yesterday and did a lot of stretching and soft yoga. Just what the doctor ordered because I am feeling great as of right now. Sweet!
I was starving when I woke up yesterday morning. So, nothing sounded better than a big bowl of oats. I initially wanted oatmeal but remembered that I picked up oat bran instead of oatmeal at the store last week. I made 1 serving of oat bran and adding a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin, 1/2 a banana, 1 tsp maple syrup, cinnamon and almond butter.
Way. Too. Filling!!! I couldn’t finish it, again… this happened the last time I made oat bran too so I am thinking I will make 1/2 serving next time.
My breakfast kept me full for hours. I wasn’t the slightest bit hungry until 2 o’clock! And even then, I wasn’t ready for lunch but I knew I needed to eat something so I made a big ol’ green monster with spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup vanilla soymilk, 1 scoop amazing grass and ice. This combo made a lot more than shown below.
It matches are place mats 🙂 I got bit by the baking bug after lunch yesterday. I noticed that we had a lot of bananas that were on the verge so I made some delicious banana bread using the recipe from this website. I added in some dark chocolate chips and hazelnuts to make the bread my own. It came out smelling wonderful and it looked very moist. I handed it off to Hans to take to his coworkers so we’ll see how they liked it today.
And then I got hit with a horrible stomach ache. It only lasted a few hours but it was excrutiating. I finally felt good enough to eat a little something around 5.
All the nectarines from the huge cargo box from TJ’s is gone now 😦 For dinner, I wanted something simple. When I was growing up, me and my little brother ate fish sticks. All. The. Time. It was a staple for us, haha… of course, they were probably about 10% fish and about 90% crappy stuff but still, we loved them. So you can imagine my surprise when I found some at TJ’s with a moderate ingrediant list. No nasty stuff. Last night was the perfect time to give them a try since I wasn’t feeling that great and wanted to be a little kid again with the comfort of mommy and fish sticks.
I baked them in the oven for about 20 minutes. They were actually really good and surprise, surprise!! tasted like fish. Unlike the fish sticks of my childhood. I think next time I will add a little spices to them to make them even tastier.
I had some baked okra on the side with ketchup. Classy dinner, indeed.
Now, I know that I didn’t eat enough yesterday but I am not a calorie counter. I used to count calories and it made me insane and often times I would have a cookie not because I wanted one but because I had calories to use up. This method is not for me. I go by my hunger levels. I eat when I am hungry not because the clock tells me to eat. I wasn’t feeling that great yesterday and I felt completely stuffed after breakfast until this morning. I try to listen to my body and my body didn’t want much food so that’s how it is.
Do you count calories or do you go by feeling?