Breakfast/ Lunch

Tired Tuesday

Well, there was no workout for me this Tuesday morning!! I didn’t leave school last night until 12:30!!!!!!!!!! By the time I fell asleep, I’m sure it was close to 2 a.m. So….I chose sleeping an extra half an hour over working out because I knew that if I were to wake up at 7 and do the upper body workout I had planned, I would feel not-so-hot for the rest of the day. I’m already a zombie 🙁 My new class is fun and should be very interesting, but I really really hope we don’t get out late like this all the time. My chef instructor did say that this class was one of the latest. I’m ready to graduate already!!!!!

Last night, after an hour of lecture and demo, we made 4 genoise cakes—2 plain and 2 chocolate. We also made swiss buttercream frosting (USING 5 POUNDS OF BUTTER, PEOPLE!) and regular ol’ buttercream frosting. We didn’t decorate or finish anything off though because that’s what we are doing tonight. So hopefully, it won’t be another 12:30 night.

This morning I dragged myself out of bed to make a bowl of oatmeal. I used a banana, soy milk and almond butter and for some reason this morning it was super super filling. I *almost* couldn’t finish it (yeah right, I finish everything but it was close). Maybe I used more almond butter than usual? My appetite has been so odd the last few days. Last night in school I was STARVING. Seriously starving. So starving that I ate my cookie half an hour earlier than I usually do and therefore was hungry again for the rest of the night. I wanted to make toast or something when I got home but I resisted because at 12:45 all I wanted to do was get in my pjs and get into bed.


I had no strength to be cool and creative with my lunch today (that, and I’m lacking on food in the house) so I just packed some microwavable chili, a pear and for a snack later, some popcorn (half the bag=1 serving size) and some apple slices.




I leave you with a picture of Dex, trying to bat the blinds.


Hopefully I will gain some energy throughout the day!!

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  • Romina
    April 29, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Ouch… 12:30?? That’s not fun at all. I hope your energy goes up today! I’m sure as you nourish yourself and rest you will feel better. =)

  • Eliza
    April 29, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Its weird! maybe its the weather changing because up here in Maine its finally becoming nice out and my appetite and hunger is way off

    Get some sleep girl!!

    I skipped work this morning at 5 to sleep in..I needed it bad!

  • Kath
    April 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    I was starving yesterday too!! In a very weird way. I think we all share vibes 🙂

  • Cara
    April 29, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Wow I hope you do get more energy. You sure have long days! Geesh.

  • Alice (in Veganland)
    April 29, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I hate weird days when I’m starving and I shouldn’t! And it’s better to be awake than not, even if you have to skip one work out…

  • Ashley H
    April 29, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I had a weird hunger yesterday too. I was so full after dinner and then randomly hungry again two hours later when I was majorly craving chocolate- girly time (and it all makes so much more sense!)

  • Tina
    April 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Ditto on the tired Tuesday! I had trouble getting moving today too! Cute kitty! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Ahh, so sorry that you had yet another late night :0( But at least your class sounds fun!

    Haha, I finish everything too ;0) Especially hearty bowls of oatmeal!!

    Good luck today!! Try to gain some energy for tonight’s class!

    Love the photograph of Dexter :0)

  • chandra
    April 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Today is my hungry day, I must be delayed. 🙂 Five pounds of butter?!?! That just gives me a stomach ache thinking about it!!

  • arimcg
    April 29, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I’m tired today too…but I have no excuse, and I actually always feel better if I get up and go to the gym. However, on five hours of sleep, I would have stayed in bed too!!

  • Betsy
    April 29, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    i’m crazy tired as well. i almost just fell asleep during a meeting. uh oh.

    ummm-i think i’ll pass on the buttercream next time. although i’m sure it is soooo good.

  • ANON
    April 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I used to like reading your blog but I still can’t get used to pictures of your black cat. They just freak me out.

  • Becca A
    April 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I can’t wait to see the pics from this class, but I do hope its not usually late nights like that for you.
    Oh and personally I love seeing pictures of Dex, black cats rock!

  • Alli W.
    April 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    I tried PB Puffins for the first time…and i am OBSESSED!! Why didn’t anybody say they taste like Capn Crunch??? (My favorite cereal that my parents never let me have when I was little). YUMMY!!!

  • Ana
    April 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Puffins makes the best cereal ^_^ I must be missing the hunger/sleep problems cus I feel really rested for some reason! Had a GREAT monday and got a lot of things done^_^ and even got to sleep early, reading my new National Geographic in bed with some cocoa. Hope everyone else has an awesome day! The sun is out, and I’m debating on going for a neighborhood jogg!!^_^

  • Stacy
    April 29, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Just had to second that I love seeing pictures of your cat, regardless of his color. Also, as a former shelter employee I think it’s great you adopted a black cat because just like black dogs they’re often overlooked. Hopefully seeing how adorable Dexter is will encourage others to check out the black animals next time they adopt.

  • Kelly
    April 29, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Eliza…Where in Maine are you? I am in Saco.

  • jenn
    April 29, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    I posted this on Kath’s blog also, but does anyone have a *chocolate* recipe (cookie, brownie, muffin?) that is reasonably healthy, and preferably made without butter? Vegan is fine (esp because I know for a fact that at least one person in the class is vegan) and I have non-dairy vegan dark choc chips on hand… I have to bring something in to a chocolate lecture tomorrow, and I think a muffin-type treat would be ideal because it’s at 9am! Jenna, I think you baked mini-muffins a week or so ago, but I don’t think you posted the recipe or which cookbook it was from…? Thanks in advance everyone! 🙂

  • Terrormisu
    April 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I just wanted to say the pictures of Dexter are adorable. My sweetest pet ever, Midnight, was a black cat and there is nothing freaky about black cats, except maybe how freaking cute they are!

  • jenna
    April 29, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I LOVE black cats! I grew up with 2 of them, sami and dash! Its so sad that some people discriminate against them because of their color….

  • Clara
    April 29, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    Anon always has some annoying criticism to say on this blog or Kath’s. 😛 lol

  • Clara
    April 29, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    And jenna – I love black cats as well! actually make that all cats; my dream is to become one of those crazy ladies with 20 cats that lives alone and all the kids in the neighborhood are afraid of. ahh just kidding, but seriously, cats rule and I am so happy you got one and pleeasssse keep the pics of him coming 🙂

  • ANON
    April 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    clara …pls go get a life onstead of playing with stupid cats.