Tired Feet, Happy Belly

Sorry for the late post! I knew this morning would be insane and it was! It was all I could do to get out the door on time and Ryan was leaving at the same time as well. Then, I had to take an alternate route to work because there was a huge alligator and about 6 cop cars in the middle of the road!! Talk about a crazy morning.

I knew my day was going to be hectic so I really bumped up my breakfast to be more caloric and more filling that usual. I had almond butter and jam on an ezekiel english muffin, but used probably about 2 tbsp of almond butter instead of one. Maybe even 2 1/2. It was very filling and held me over for about four hours.


I knew I wouldn’t get a chance to eat lunch so I packed filling snacks! I made trail mix using cashews, walnuts, dried fruit and Optimum Power cereal and I ate them in stages throughout the early afternoon. I didn’t end up eating the Z- Bar I packed because, honestly, that trail mix combo really filled me up more than I expected! I got cut early (!!!!) around 2:00 and came home and made a blackberry smoothie using about 1 cup blackberries, half a frozen banana and some soymilk. I’m feeling very content and satisfied from all the healthy fats, whole grains and protein that have been in my snacks but I’m sure I will probably make an early dinner tonight.



I was very happy because Ryan took all my cakes today and delivered the banana one to my family (they LOVED it!), the carrot cake to his family (they loved it too!) and the chocolate one to his grandmother.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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  • molls
    May 11, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    yea! how great to get out early! i’m sorry you don’t get to spend the day with your mother, but i’m certain she understands and is proud of how hard you work. and of course it never hurts throwing a cake her way. enjoy the rest of your day!

    i’m off to try my hand at vegan baking, per the request of my family! they still think i’m crazy, even after almost four years. i’m thinking those carrot cake muffins might be perfect for the night- so thanks!

  • Becca A
    May 11, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    How lucky to get to go home early! Hope the rest of your day is relaxing!

  • Kristie
    May 11, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    An alligator in the middle of the road?! Whoa, that’s crazy!

    I hope you get to rest up a bit for the rest of the day! And good to hear your cakes were a success!

  • VeggieGirl
    May 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Glad to read that you kept yourself well-fueled for your insane day at work, and that you even got to leave early! Score!

    I love using POM glasses for smoothies :0)

  • Romina
    May 11, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Sounds like you got good use out of those cakes!

  • hk
    May 11, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    wow, a very crazy day! Horray for being let out a bit early! Enjoy the day, mmm and your smoothie looks perfect 🙂

  • Em
    May 11, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    what?! an alligator?! that’s nuts! Glad to see you got out early though!! I love home-made trail mix/ snack mixes!! You can add all your fav. flavors!

    Have a great rest of your Sunday Jenna!