Monday, December 14, 2009
Missed breakfast Monday morning, but I popped into our lunch cafe around 11:30 hoping for some oatmeal, but lunch was being set out. I had a cup of Minestrone soup - excellent! Was I hungry, or was it one of the best Minestrone soups ever? Who knows, but I am usually not blown away by what they serve in the cafe!
Oh, and I also munched on an apple before the gym. At the gym I did an intense bike for 10 minutes, jumped off and stretched, then crunches, then lat pull downs, then shoulder press, then elliptical for a hard 20 minutes. I should I have done walking on a steep 10 point incline for 20 minutes but I was a bit tired and pressed for time.
Coming back from the gym I was naturally hungry. Oddly enough, I thought a Big Mac sounded like a splendid idea, but when I dreamed of unwrapping the Big Mac, and biting into it, it was not wrapped in paper, but Styrofoam. When my mind wandered to the Golden Arches, it was not the one up the block on 3rd Ave, or the thousands I have driven past in my life, rather, it was the one on Devonshire St. and DeSoto Ave. in Chatsworth, California. When I dreamed of a Big Mac it was one that I had as a child. I guess Big Mac's taste better as a kid anyway. But, I thought it quite odd that as I had an inexplicable urge for a Big Mac it ran like a movie in my head from 35 years ago. Pulling up to the McDonald's of my youth sitting in the back seat of a white 1968 Ford Galaxie while my mother shouted our order into the speaker at the drive thru (and ordering strawberry "frappes" with her Massachusetts accent to the utter confusion of the order taker). I can vividly recall every detail of our trips to McDonald's in my youth probably because they were not very frequent.
I am become slightly delirious with bizarre cravings and weird remembrances! But when I returned to the office I ate a PureFit bar and felt pretty good (I think I have been erroneously calling them 'profit' in previous posts - I guess I should actually read the box.)
Monday night I picked up some flat bread and hummus at the Turkish place around the corner. I spread the hummus on the Rosemary flavored flat bread, and added some zucchini and squash I grilled up, plus sliced avocado and tomato. It was awesome. One of my favorite meals (and quite similar to my vegan wrap)! I also had some nice vegan falafal which was great too!
Pulled out an extra notch hole on my belt this morning too!