Happy Monday!! I haven’t had a chance to finish up reading about everyone’s weekend yet, but I hope you all had a great one!
Yesterday was a good day. It started out with a simple, delicious breakfast.
This was basically the only option I had for breakfast, but I love it so it worked out quite nicely.
After eating I headed to the grocery store to get some baking supplies and a few essentials. I had to watch it though, because I’m already a little over my budget for the month, grrr.
After shopping I hit the gym. My neck is still really bothering me, and running makes it hurt even worse. So I did the ellipical for 15 minutes, ran a mile on the treadmill and then walked for 10 minutes. I hope this goes away soon, I miss running! I also did a lower body workout and then walked on home.
These were SUPER easy to make, however I had to make some substitutions based on what I could find at the grocery store and I wasn’t all that happy with the taste. Also, I think if I made them again I would use half the amount of sugar it calls for. They were way to sweet for my taste and kept me up ALL night
I made the brownies to take to dinner at my brother and sister in law’s. They have my roommate and I over for “family dinner” every once in a while, mainly because I’m poor and they feel an obligation to keep me form starving. Or maybe they just like me, who knows.
I only got a picture of the appetizers because there was football on and we got distracted. My SIL was born and raised Chi-town so she’s a huge Bears fan.
We started with a lovely spinach salad.
I ate both pieces of that chewey delicious bread. Along with the salad she served a lobster bisque.
And this brings me to a conversation I’ve sort of been avoiding. As you probably know, I stopped eating meat in late May. It was a very easy transition for me and I never really missed eating it.
However, as time went on I began to get uncomfortable with the label of “vegetarian”. I certainly enjoy eating a vegetarian diet, and will probably never buy meat and cook it for myself. But to say that I’ll never eat meat again just felt a bit extreme. I’ve had seafood a handful of times since going veg, so I guess I was never a true vegetarian anyways.
That being said, I ate about half of that lobster bisque and about a fifth of a filet of sea bass last night. I don’t plan to eat meat very often at all, but it probably will happen on occasion. So, that’s that. I hope I didn’t offend anyone.
The rest of dinner included whole wheat pasta with a veggie-ful sauce and my brownies with frozen yogurt for dessert. I was definitely full after eating all that!
It looks like today is shaping up to be a very busy day! I’m off to be productive.
What are your thoughts on vegetarianism?