Dessert/ Dinner

Busted!

Eeeeek—–you caught me—-I’m so NOT at school right now.

But not because I don’t want to be! All day I have felt so exhausted, worn out and blah. I started to get one of my “exhaustion headaches” and just knew that if I pushed myself one more night, I would probably get sick. I’m the type of person that when I get worn down, I instantly get sick—thus the nasty cold over my vacation a couple weeks ago. I know when to push my body and know when to rest and tonight I just knew that I needed to get some rest.

So here’s my “rest” food:

At work today I treated myself to a homemade almond joy bar. The pastry chef at work makes these and they are f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! Basically a mixture of coconut and almonds, dipped in dark chocolate and frozen. This was the perfect after lunch dessert.

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I did eat my yogurt today for a snack but I added a little honey I found at the restaurant to sweeten it up a bit and also had half of a small pita that was leftover from the Lebanese take-out that the managers ordered for lunch. Sorry, no picture!

For dinner I made my favorite “I’m exhausted and in my sweatpants from freshman year” dinner: poached eggs. I used my handy dandy poached egg maker to make two perfect eggies, which I placed a top a toasted and earth balance buttered Ezekiel english muffin. I had a small side salad with lettuce, half a tomato and a crumble of goat cheese with balsamic vinegar on the side as well as a glass of red wine.

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For dessert I had a 100 calorie kettle corn popcorn pack.

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I’m about to take a bubble bath and start my new book

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I’m sure there are some people that have read this already on here. What did you think? I’ve had it forever but am just now getting to it. I like his ideas and this seems similar to one of my very favorite books, “Eat, Drink and Be Healthy”.

An early goodnight!

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    natalie
    July 17, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    You should definatly get some rest Jenna! I love the name of your dinner haha. I read that book a while ago and it’s pretty interesting, but it does have its boring parts.

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    AshleyP
    July 17, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    In Defense of Food was good (I finished it in one sitting), but I liked the Omnivore’s Dilemma better. Nothing in In Defense of Food was new to me, whereas the material in Omnivore’s Dilemma was interesting and different to me. You’ll have to share with us what you think! I hope you feel better!

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    Katie S
    July 18, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I am the same way, Jenna… sometimes your body is telling you to slow down, if you try to ignore it it just hurts you in the end!! Feel better and rest up!! Of course you want to enjoy your weekend with your mom πŸ™‚ In Defense of Food is sitting in my bookshelf… I still need to start it!! I tried and could not get into it! Let us know what you think!!!

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    Andrea
    July 18, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Jenna,
    Great choice of book! It’s an easy read, not too preachy, and offers a different way to look at food. There’s also a podcast of a GREAT lecture he gave that you can download on iTunes – just search for “The Ethics of Eating” and you should be able to find it. The lecture also comes with an interview with Barbara Kingsolver as both deal about eating locally which is probably more challenging than being vegetarian or even vegan! If you like the book, you should definitely check it out!

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    natalie
    July 18, 2008 at 12:05 am

    I agree with Ashley, I read the Omnivore’s Dilemma first (when I was still an omnivore) and all the facts were new to me. In defense of food tells more about the truth behind trans fats, hfcs, etc.

    P.S I love your new header! πŸ™‚

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    TrishT
    July 18, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I 3rd the above commenters. IDOF is great for the newbie on the real food subject. Jenna, I want to say THANKS for the yoga download. I really love them!!!! I’m also glad you went back to eating meat. Your diet is much more relateable now.

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    ibex hk
    July 18, 2008 at 12:13 am

    haha buusstteed! Love the sounds of a “homemade almond-joy”! yum πŸ™‚ rest up, I totally agree on the worn out–>sickness thing, smart thinking!

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    Emily W.
    July 18, 2008 at 12:15 am

    I am 2/3 the way through IDOF and I love it! Then again my major has to do with studying food! I may have to read it again to soak it all in! Great read, if you are interested in that kind of thing (I think you are! lol)…..it’s not for everyone though!!

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    Foodie
    July 18, 2008 at 12:57 am

    I have not read it yet because I’m just starting on The Omnivore’s Dilemma. But I hope you’ll tell us what you think.

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    Kelly L.
    July 18, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Maybe I’m the only one but I didn’t particularly care for IDOF. I don’t know why but it did nothing for me. He made some good points but a lot of it seemed far feched to me. JMO!

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    polly
    July 18, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Hey Jenna,
    I too am glad you eat meat now, since now I can relate more of your meals to mine! Also, I think it’s VERY cool that Ryan came to your defense to say you are all fine and no problems, he loves ya and I’m happy for you guys!

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    Allyn
    July 18, 2008 at 3:12 am

    I am a fan of IDOF. I read about 2/3 of Omnivore’s Dilemma and then got swept up with my job. When I finally got my head above water I started IDOF instead of finishing OD. While IDOF is what most of us already know, it is still really interesting to read about it through Pollan’s perspective. I especially enjoyed the blurbs about “scientific studies.” Now I’m even more skeptical… great. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your night off. Smart girl to listen to your body.

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    Caroline
    July 18, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Oh my goodness, that chocolate covered mound looks delicious!
    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy is one of my favorite books! I also have In Defense of Food hanging around my bedside table, but I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet. I’d love to hear how you like it!

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    Jack
    July 18, 2008 at 4:29 am

    I made crazy things without you here! muahahahaha!

    I had to get it out of my system.

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    Moni
    July 18, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Chapters just delivered In The Defense Of Food in the mail – I can’t wait to hear what you think before I devour it during my 40 minute bus commutes.

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    Michelle
    July 18, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Good book! I’m reading it now!!!

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    caitlinbo (in FL)
    July 18, 2008 at 11:22 am

    awww jenna i hope you feel better.

    IDOF seriously changed my life. ive never said that about a book before. it was so amazing to read about how the government tells us to do all these things with our diet and basically they have no idea what they are talking about. i think we have to be very careful when we listen to the FDA and/or govt scientist because they all have ulterior motives, as the book explains. it sounds so paranoid but its SO TRUE (as you will read!). as i read the book, i thought a lot about the health care system in america and how we have the same problem with that…. we listen to whatever the govt tells us and again, they prob have their own motives and reasons for saying (or not saying) certain things.

    anyways, great book IMO!

    jenna, are you interested in running the Forest Run 10K? http://buttar.com/events/2008/08.02.08.ForestRun/index.htm i am running the tri that is being held at the same park tomorrow and its a great location for races (100% SHADED!). we never got a chance to meet that other time at the wine room and i think it would be fun! does ryan run too?

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    ~C~
    July 18, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I haven’t read it but I keep hearing great things about it. I’ll have to check it out.

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    Erin
    July 18, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Hey, girl! I’ve been wanting to pick that book up for quite sometime, and it seems to have a strong following here!
    Let me know what you think of it–and feel better soon!

    ~Erin @ “Vegan & the City”

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    jenna
    July 18, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Caitlin,

    There’s a chance I might be able to run the 5K but no way could I do the 10K because I haven’t been training at all and am so out of shape! When I ran the 10K last November, I trained for like 3 months prior to it. I’m such a momo when it comes to races….I’ll have to check on that date and get back to you!

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    caitlinbo (in FL)
    July 18, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    haha jenna you could definitely do it! they say if you could run 1/2 the distance normally you can run the whole thing race day πŸ™‚

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    rhodeygirl
    July 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    i loved the book. hope you enjoy it too, and it is true, our grandmothers would never buy/have bought things like gogurt etc.

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    Natalie
    July 18, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about this book. I LOVED the Omnivore’s Dilemna. He’s a great author. It’s next on my list to read. I got sucked in to the Twilight series (those dang vampires are so interesting….hahah).

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