Look at me posting twice in one month already! Woo hoo. How was your weekend? Mine was spent at work so… Yeah. I had a lot of school work to do so I didn’t go to a party I wanted to on Saturday night, and I had to mute the Super Bowl until Beyonce did her thang so I could finish a paper, but the important thing is I am really making school a top priority this time around. I did have dinner with one of my amazing friends Erica on Friday night at a tiny wine bar in Hell’s Kitchen called Gallo Nero . I had to sit out of the wine consumption part of dinner since I drank last weekend and my body really didn’t handle it well at all (due to my new medicine, I think) but we had the best time catching up! That girl is just great for the soul 🙂
Saturday night after work I got some pizza slices and curled up with my date for the night: my big, sexy Accounting book. Too sexy for a picture, really. Don’t get too jealous ladies and gents; he is an asshole. He’s confusing and doesn’t like to talk or help at all. Typical.
Inbetween trying to understand journal entries and balance sheets, I watched The Switch on Netflix that I have been dying to see. I loved it! I am a sucker for chick flicks, and completely in love with both Jason Bateman (loved him in Arrested Development) and Jennifer Aniston. Yummmmm. This was my ideal Saturday night. Minus the homework of course 😉
Were you an Arrested Development fan? It’s one of my all time favorite shows and it’s coming back for a season this spring on Netflix! My love for Netflix grows every day.
On a fitness related note: I continue to oversleep and not even hear my 20 alarms I set from 4:45 AM to 6:30 AM. So no work out since last Wednesday, but I am surely well rested and that makes it A LOT easier to eat healthy. Happy to report that my pants are fitting pretty great despite lack of exercise! I’ll be going to spin class tonight though since I finished some homework last night to make sure I could go! Beyonce really inspired me last night. She is SO FIERCE I can hardly handle it.
Since I had no Super Bowl plans, I saved myself probably 4,000 calories and made some whole wheat pasta with lots of shredded cheddar cheese, a little butter, garlic powder, sea salt, crushed red pepper and jalapenos. No pic but it was SO GOOD. In no way is whole wheat pasta a “cheat” type of food, I just cannot stick to one portion of it so I eat it only when the craving really strikes. Cause I dominated like 1/2 of the box. No shame in my game.
And in my last ramble for the day, I will be eating oatmeal for lunch most days this week because I quite honestly have $7.71 to last me until I get paid this Friday. Last night I bought a few cartons of eggs (only $1.35 per carton at one of my ghetto grocery stores, flippen awesome) bananas and cheese and it will last me the week. Luckily I don’t get bored with food easily! I also have other food I will use up this week, like oatmeal, coconut flour, cocoa powder, enough peanut butter to feed a 3rd world country, etc so for breakfast I switched it up and made a protein PowerCake. This girl has awesome recipes that are really creative!
Dark Chocolate Banana Powercake
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp Hershey’s dark unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 mashed banana
- 2 packets sweetener of choice
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 4 egg whites
- Splash of almond milk
Mix thoroughly and microwave for 4-5 minutes, checking every few seconds after the first 2 minutes. These cakes can overflow your bowl quickly so keep an eye out and just pause the microwave and it will shrink again!
I also made PowerCakes strawberry chia jam for the topping. I used:
1 cup frozen strawberries with 1/4 cup water, microwaved for 2 minutes. Mash up the strawberries with a fork, and add 1.5 tbsp chia seeds and 2 packets sweetener of choice. Mix well and put in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds will absorb the liquid and turn into a jam! I also topped it with coconut oil peanut butter. This was such a great alternative to oatmeal!
It’s gonna be a busy week that will end in a fun filled weekend! I have a dentist appointment tomorrow and I am thinking I need to fess up to my wisdom teeth pain and try to schedule them to get taken out. I am literally PETRIFIED of surgery and I would almost rather be in pain than have them out. What is your experience with wisdom teeth removal?