Posts Tagged ‘Oatmeal’

Today started out like any other day…



  • 1/2 c oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • frozen raspberries
  • cinnamon
  • 1 tbs peanut butter (added after pic was taken)

The craziest thing happened at work today. I asked our compliance guy to sign off on something, and he looked at me and said, “So, what are you going to Philly for?”

And I said, “What do you mean?” (The wheels are turning in my head… I talk with him pretty often, but I never told him that I’m going to Philly?! I start to get hot at this point.)

He then said, “You’re going to Philly with Tobey from Dec 11th-13th? What are you going there for?”

Me: “Oh, uhh, to meet my baby niece or nephew. My sister’s having a baby any day now!” AHA… I just booked it yesterday; he read my email!

He smirked (part of his job is to monitor emails, so this was more normal than it sounds) and I panicked. Just goes to show that big brother is always watching reading… yikes!

After work, I had a Luna bar before Yoga 2. I love this flavor- I remember thinking that I was going to be bummed if it was just a seasonal flavor, so I’m glad that it stuck around!


David (the instructor) read about patience tonight before class.

“Patience is a virtue.”

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves to be patient, even though it seems so simple. What are we always rushing to? Why are we always worrying about the past, or the future? Why do we need the answer to everything, five minutes ago? And if we don’t get it right away, then why do we obsess over it?

I really focused on his words during class. Every time I started to wonder why we were holding the pose for so long, I tried to embrace it, and I could feel my stress float away. It’s the coolest thing- sometimes the most challenging poses are the most physically and mentally rewarding. It felt like slowly, little blocks of weight were coming off of my body.

Do you struggle with being patient? How do you calm your worries?

One thing I wasn’t patient for? Well, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was going to get out of class and see a missed call or text…


Colin John – 6:01 pm – 9 lbs, 3 oz

I had a feeling it was going to be a boy, but I didn’t know for sure until tonight!

Congrats Jenn & John!



-Aunt Laura


Read Full Post »

What a day! I really can’t believe that it’s only Tuesday. Work was crazy because in addition to my normal work, I am the back-up dancer for a guy who is out on vacation all week.

I got out my camera this morning to show you guys what I normally eat for breakfast: oatmeal at my desk.


In the plastic-

  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 c skim milk
  • 1 tbs graham cracker crumbs
  • ~1 tbs chocolate chips
  • 1 tbs Bees Knees peanut butter

As far as lunch goes, some days I go home for lunch and other days I eat at my desk. I rarely go out for lunch- It’s a huge money saver and I don’t really enjoy eating out at lunch. Today was an eat at my desk kind of day. I grabbed some salad (no dressing) and a mini vanilla bean cupcake from a meeting, and heated up a Lean Cuisine. Not the most nutritious, but it did the trick so I just went with it.


Do you guys ever have those days when you’re so busy all day that you just want to go home after work and relax? I was so tempted to do that, but I had my yoga bag in the car and I knew that I’d feel much better if I just went to yoga tonight. So from not yoga to hot yoga I went. 🙂



Ahh… 90 minutes of bliss. It was 7:30 by the time I got home, so I wanted something quick for dinner.


On the plate-

  • brown rice
  • black beans
  • sea salt
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • farm fresh egg

My co-worker was nice enough to bring in some eggs from his farm! He told me that the eggs you buy in the store are already 2-3 weeks old, so these will stay fresh for much longer. I love it when he brings in food from his farm- watermelon, tomatoes, you name it and he will bring it!

Do you see what I have on the background? TMZ… I love that show and think that Harvey Levin is hilarious. Do you ever watch it?


Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a piece of cake to eat. I saved a piece from last night and sent the rest home with the birthday crowd!





Read Full Post »