The sun is shining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it’s supposed to for this whole week. Can you tell I have a mild version of the seasonal disorder!? I can only stand one day of clouds and rain at a time. Not 3-4, especially on my vacation!!
I’ve been sleeping from 10:30 to 7:30 every day = 9 hours. That’s a LOT of sleep! I guess I should enjoy it while I can, but honestly my body doesn’t like that much sleep. I like 8 hours – then I feel my best and have the most energy.
So I finally got out of bed at 8, had half a banana and hit the road for our run!
We did about 4.8 miles through the thickest fog you have ever seen! But the good thing is the sun kept breaking through the clouds. It wasn’t my fastest run, but it was steady. 375 kcal burned.
Now for the steel cut oats. Once showered, with hair curled :), I got them simmering. I thought soaking them overnight would help speed up the cooking time, but I’m wondering if I somehow ruined them because this was the SMALLEST portion of oats I’ve ever seen!!!I added a little more PB than usual to compensate
The husband literally said, “You’ve got to be kidding me. Did you get the portions right?” But I’m sure I did: 1/4 a cup of oats to 1 cup water, right? I put in half a cup of oats with 2 cups water for the two of us. Simmered them for about 25 minutes on a slow boil this morning. (Jenna, any advice!?)
By weight, the steel cuts were the same calories and only 2/3 of the weight of our regular bowls of oats!!
Same bowl (steel cut on the bottom)
Now I liked their chewiness a lot, but the volume and time commitment is a BIG problem. I’ve made these before but I have always done them with strange recipes that call for yogurt and dried fruit, so this was my first time making them like my normal oats.
Also had hot tea:
Breakfast calories: 408 (460 with pre-run banana)
I did enjoy breakfast a lot. We finally sat down at 10:30 and the sun was beautiful and I read a Body + Soul Magazine next to the husband. Fun!
New Year’s Eve
Husband is busy making foccacia bread right now. He had a craving to make bread even though he just did last night. Guess we’ll be eating lots of it this week!
Can’t wait for lunch - I have something interesting planned! No other big plans for the day other than cleaning, as usual I’m going to take a load of stuff to Good Will and clean out my closet a bit.
Tonight we’re going out to dinner at a fancy restaurant in town, are watching the movie Babel after dinner, are going to a quick cocktail party, and are spending the night at my mother-in-law’s so we don’t risk being on the road with 1,000 drunk drivers at 12:30 a.m. I might have to wait and post dinner in the morning tomorrow. My goal is to stick to 6 oz of wine. Alcohol is definitely tonight’s biggest danger, so it’s what I’m planning around. I DO NOT want to feel icky tomorrow morning!! We’re planning to workout at my MIL’s gym in her condo, so that should be a good motivator.