The to-do list never ends! It’s been another nonstop day and right now it’s 10:30 pm and I am just sitting down to breathe (and blog, since that winds me down). I apologize for being so absent on your blogs. Please know that I am reading and catching up and that I will comment as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience in the meantime Also, thank you for your comments on my publishing job. I will give you some more details, since you asked!
Basically, I’m working for a company that creates the cooking magazines for big name companies. I don’t want to say names because I’m trying to keep a level of anonymity, so just imagine the magazines you see on the shelves for the big soup or chocolate companies and you’ll be headed in the right direction. As an editorial assistant, it’s my job to make sure that the recipes are correct, that there are no typos in the actual text of the magazine, and that the pictures match. I also do some work with a recipe database. It’s like extending the food blog world into a job, which means I am looking at pictures of food almost 24/7…sheesh! But it’s a great experience.
And with that long-winded explanation, here are my eats for today!
I broke out another JamFrakas bar before going to the gym this morning. This one was the Chocolate Chip Cosmocrisp, and I must say I wasn’t all that impressed. It felt like I was just eating it for the sake of eating it (since my stomach was grumbling), and I couldn’t really taste anything special about it other than the crunchy bits. Sorry, JamFrakas!
I’m still waiting on some of my P90X equipment to arrive, so I am at the gym for at least another week. This morning I did a 40 minute Elliptical Intervals workout and then came home and did ab work with Cindy Whitmarsh on ExerciseTV. She’s killer! After the sweat session I needed a nice big breakfast!
Whipped banana oatmeal to the rescue! It has been far too long since I had one of these delicious bowls. I forgot how good it tastes! Here we have 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk, 1 tbsp. ground flax and 1/2 a whipped banana. It was all topped with a spoonful of crunchy Barney Butter, which Heather graciously provided at our Blogger Meet Up last week! Thanks, girl!
There was also a little Coffee Cocoa action on the side. By the way, I’d like to give a big shout out to Marisa, who recently tried my recipe. She made my day!
I spent the rest of my morning and early afternoon in class. I think it’s going to be another exciting quarter. I am enjoying the fact that senior year = total control over my class schedule because I can pick out the most interesting topics and actually get in for once!
Lunch had to be grab ‘n’ go again today because I had to continue working on my submission for a student Emmy award. I decided it would be a good day to break out a YouBar.
I chose the Honey Cashew because it sounded the most intriguing. The ingredient list is as follows: Cashew Butter, Honey, Whey Protein, Nutty Rice Cereal, Organic Honey.
It was slightly bigger than what you see pictured because I snagged a bite of it during class. Wow, this bar was amazing!! It was like eating cashew butter in solid form – nut butter on a stick, anyone? They should totally invent that (although I call patent rights)! But in the meantime, this bar was a great substitute. I can’t wait to try the other flavors!
I also had another turkey sandwich on an Arnold thin. But this time I added roughly 2 tbsp. of Sabra Garlic Hummus, which of course made it even better.
I spent the rest of the afternoon working on Emmy stuff and before I knew it, dinnertime was upon me. I actually have a class at night this quarter, too, so I had to make sure I grabbed something so that my stomach wouldn’t grumble the whole time! I started with 2 microwaved egg whites topped with 1/4 cup Mexican cheese blend and 1 tbsp. salsa.
As a sweet note to complement the savory, I had a rice pudding cup topped with 1/2 cup worth of Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola. By the way, K, I did indeed try the Cinnamon Crunch. It does remind me of an oatmeal cookie!
And then I brought one of these to class with me. The picture says it all.
Yum. I also snagged another one once I got back from class.
Do you talk with your hands?
I definitely have been known to gesture with my hands on occasion. Actually, I do it all the time. I think it’s a product of being a broadcast journalism major 😉