Work was a ghost town today!! The hospital was so different on a weekend than the hustle and bustle of a weekday. When I arrived I felt like I was in a dream and had gotten up to go to work by mistake!
I actually enjoyed the pace of weekend work though. I was in charge of most of the diet educations – Heart Healthy diets, Diabetes, Low Fat/Low Cholesterol, Gestational Diabetes, etc. So basically I got to talk to patients about healthy eating all morning! I really enjoyed it, as I’m quite a talker and am very passionate about healthy eating in general, so I like to talk about it. It seemed like the patients enjoyed the educations too. I even got to speak in [very broken] Spanish at one point when I couldn’t track down a translator. It’s been YEARS since I’ve spoken sentences in Spanish and I didn’t do very well, but I think I successfully communicated my point.
I ran ALL over that hospital from about 9 to 1PM. I was starving by the time I decided I was ready for lunch!
And here’s what I had! A snapshot for you!
-A big popover style wheat roll (Which I always drool over when the other RDs eat their lunch)
-A side of hummus from the sandwich area.
-A huge salad from the salad bar with:
- Dried date
- Cottage cheese
- Olive oil and vinegar
-And a piece of Caitlin’s chocolate!
It was a huge and very filling lunch! But it cost me $7.50. Makes me appreciate bringing my lunch everyday for a pretty high price.
I also brought in this Coffee Cake Scuffin (!) for the other two RDs to taste and had a bite myself
Back to work for a few hours and I broke into my snack (mostly out of boredom on my ride home) around 4:30. Kashi Cinnamon Harvest, a few almonds, mixed nuts and chocolate. It was trail mix from EarthFare.
Once home I discovered that our house has been prepped for our OPEN HOUSE tomorrow! Matt’s such a great helper. I imagine this must be what it would feel like to have a maid!? The yard was mowed. The whole house cleaned (including bathrooms and floors and laundry!) Such a relief. Thanks husband!
I drooled over this Crate + Barrel catalog for a bit before I headed out for my workout. I MUST buy these items!!
My workout was supposed to be a swim, but I wasn’t in the mood to get all wet so I changed things up and did the Stairmaster instead. It was a hard workout!
Bike –> 26 minutes of Stairs –> 10 minutes of heavy (17.5 lb) weights –> Bike
Came home, showered, turned on Zac Brown Band and got to work on dinner, which I couldn’t have done without some help!
Zac is awesome. Highly recommended for cooking music!
Tusker the Kenyan Elephant helped me open a beer!! After this long week I decided I beer was just what the doctor ordered. I’ve had this Abita Strawberry in my fridge for AGES!!!! This is the last of “my” beers. As you might imagine, Matt’s beer turnover is much, much, much higher than the ones I’ve claimed!
It was soooooooooooooooo good! Matt was still gone, but when he returned we discussed my favorite beers. I’m having a hard time pinpointing them! They are likely in a very casual order (some higher end, some not – but these are what I’d be likely to choose when I’m out)
- Cottonwood Pumpkin
- Moose Drool (and Zeb of Great Harvest Montana is bringing us some tomorrow!!)
- Brooklyn Brown
- Red Oak
- New Castle
- Blue Moon
- Some of the Oktoberfests that I can’t remember
- Harpoon Winter Warmer
- Sam Summer
- Dos Equis Amber
One of my helpers tried to have a sip – I was luckily able to get there in time! He’s only 10!
I had a lot of fun assembling this dinner!!! It was practically no-cook – just mix, heat and eat!
Frozen corn + okra
Canned pintos (LOVE pintos!)
+ cumin + chili powder + salt + pepper
Oregano + lime
Nutritional Yeast “cheesyness”
Food Should Definitely Taste Good!! These are the brand-spankin-new Food Should Taste Good Cheddar chips. I’d liken them to Doritos, but less orange and more cheddar. I don’t really care for Doritos, but I sure liked these! They took a few bites to warm up to but then they went perfectly with the dinner!
Topped with greek yogurt and Don Sabrosa’s Peach, Blueberry, Honey salsa (which is now gone!)
The last of the FSTG Cinnamon chips on the side
This dinner was above excellent! And very filling!
After dinner Matt insisted we try a new beer he found – WTF!?
Heh heh – get it!?
I agreed to try it……since I obviously needed some Job Recovery!
But it was too hoppy-bitter for me.
I still ended up drinking my portion though and felt a bit loopy while we caught up on Glee!!
2nd Annual SUMMIT TICKETS On Sale May 19th
Tickets for the 2nd Annual Healthy Living Summit, which will be held August 13- 15 in Chicago, will go on sale WENDESDAY, May 19 at 9 PM EST. There are 200 tickets for sale at $75 each and will go on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’re using a new ticket system this year so things will hopefully go smoothly, but last year we sold out in 20 minutes… so GET READY! The complete agenda will be available on the Summit website prior to ticket sales. It’s going to be better than ever this year!
Gotta go pack for Charlottesville. I don’t get to sleep in tomorrow – gotta be up early so we can depart by 8AM and be there by lunchtime!