Posts Tagged ‘banana’

Back with a banana

I was rushing to the gym this morning and I am all out of Z Bars (!!!) so I grabbed this banana:

Clearly I was still asleep or something because I really don’t like bananas by themselves.  Something about the texture freaks me out.  I needed to eat something, though, because I was starving and I can’t work out when I’m hungry, so I managed to choke down half of it.

Then I went to spinning.  The instructor for the class I go to on Wednesday mornings never gets on her bike.  She doesn’t ride.  She wears spandex.  She puts on cycling shoes.  And then she just stands there and walks around a little and yells things at people.

This gives me anger management issues.  Her class is really, really hard, much harder than any other class I’ve taken – which makes sense, because she doesn’t have to do any work – and sometimes, I feel like I might die.  Sometimes, I cannot physically pedal any faster, most likely because I’ve used too much energy cursing at her under my breath.

Today I was having one of those moments when she motioned for us to turn up the resistance even more.  She was looking at me, so I pointed at her bike, suggesting that she might want to, you know, jump on and pedal a bit herself or something crazy like that.

She wasn’t thrilled, but it made me feel much better.


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Tonight I didn’t really feel like cooking anything so Chris made his special red sauce:

With equally special whole wheat penne:

I know, he’s quite the chef.  You should see him whip up a veggie burger.  It’s outstanding.

After, I had some chocolate chips:

Apparently I didn’t get enough this afternoon, when I made my new favorite snack again:

Okay, gotta go.  Seinfeld is calling my name.  That poor hen.

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On the way to yoga this morning, I grabbed one of these fruit leather things I bought at Trader Joe’s over the weekend:

I may or may not have fifteen new cavities because of this. It was insanely sweet, but I ate it anyway.  It’s a good thing, too, because the woman next to me started snoring during relaxation pose at the end of class, and without the extra energy from this bar, I might have suffered the same fate.

This afternoon, I made this dessert out of banana, chunky peanut butter, and chocolate chips, and told myself it was a snack:

And that, my friends, marks the end of this blog.  This was so good that I’m going to have to eat it every day from now on, and that just wouldn’t be interesting for you.  I’m sorry.

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I am behind the times

Snack this afternoon:

Plain yogurt with some banana and a little cereal.

Sorry this is short but I had a busy afternoon.  And also I just found the last season of Sex and The City on HBO On Demand and I may be the last person on earth who didn’t see it and therefore is still asking questions like “What? Carrie and Big got together?” and “Who moved to Paris?” and “I thought Charlotte was married to Trey?”  I have to catch up so that if I see the movie one day I’ll at least sort of know what’s going on.

So that’s what’s on the agenda for tonight.  Wild times.

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The new camera came today!  Sorry, Chris, I opened it.

It’s kind of large, but I think that just means it does very fancy things.  It has a really big screen where I can see the pictures (I already learned, thanks to a clever little sticker, that this is called an LCD).  It’s also navy blue, as advertised.  Unfortunately, it is not so advanced as to know how to take pictures of itself, so you’ll just has to take my word for it.

Also unfortunate is the fact that it didn’t come until after lunch, so I have one last blackberry photo for you, of a peanut butter, flax and banana “quesadilla:”

Did you know that when you try to spell check quesadilla on this thing, it gives you Cadillac?  How does that make sense?

Anyway, I also accidentally stopped at the store on my way home from work and somehow $20 vanished from my wallet.  I bought these beautiful strawberries:

I’m a little blurry, but I’m working on it.  There are a lot of mysterious buttons on this thing.

I ate the strawberries with some of Chris’s cereal and hempmilk, another thing that I purchased at the store:

Cereal is on the bottom.  I actually had a lot more strawberries throughout the afternoon than just these.  Let’s just say these guys will be lucky to see tomorrow.

Okay, so hempmilk.  Let’s discuss this.  I am sorry to report that I think it is, well, a little overrated.  I mean, what’s the big deal?  First of all, if you get the vanilla kind, like I did, it has a ton of sugar (I bought the Living Harvest brand).  And also, it doesn’t really taste that good.  Am I missing something here?  I mean, with the strawberries, it was good.  But by itself it tastes kind of chalky.

Maybe I am not the best person to be judging it, because I don’t like milk by itself either.  And hempmilk does have lots of calcium and other good-for-you things.  But I was expecting more, flavor-wise.

Okay.  I’m going to go play with my camera now.  Jack has graciously agreed to be my model, and I don’t want to keep him waiting.  He’s kind of a diva.

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Just want to add last night and this morning quickly – it is so nice here that I have to get back outside immediately.  I think it’s going to be 73º!  I think I’m going to go meet a friend and do some shopping because I’m all about spending money that I do not have.

Last night for dinner I made stir fry with tempeh, broccoli, snow peas, peppers, carrots, mushrooms and udon noodles:

I have actually only used tempeh one other time, and I don’t remember liking it that much, but this time I loved it.  I think I may never use tofu again.  Also, I finally made a peanut/soy sauce that I really like so I’m going to post the recipe in that section.

And then, I did it again.  I made the cookies.  I knew this was going to be a problem.  I made the same amount again, and had 2 1/2.  Here’s one up close:

They are so good, I really can’t believe it.  Make them now.  Well, maybe it would be more appropriate to wait until after 10 a.m.

This morning for breakfast I had yogurt, raisin bran, banana and flax:

I managed to not go back for more cereal, which is quite remarkable, really.

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Banana + Coffee

I went to spinning this morning because clearly I cannot be trusted to go on Thursday nights.  It’s so nice to get it out of the way – I hate going to the gym in the evening.

When I got home I was starving and I still had to walk the dog and shower before breakfast so I ate a banana:


This is very out of character for me, but I was feeling adventurous (and also too lazy to cut up an apple).  I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a banana plain.  Something about it grosses me out.  It turned out okay, though I’m not sure I’d do it again.

Anyway, now I’m drinking coffee:


I have a meeting in the city at one today, which means I have to invert my snack and my lunch I think because I need to leave at around 12:15 and I won’t be hungry for lunch that early.   I know you didn’t need to know that, but I’m trying to work this schedule change out in my head and I think that’s the best solution.  It also means figs (!!!) are sooner rather than later.

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