Monday, January 5, 2009

Naughty Chocoholic

It's still sort of morning for me, since I just took a little nap. I desperately needed that sleep, which was made very clear when I fell asleep for the first half of Slumdog Millionaire! It's too bad, because I've been looking forward to seeing it in over a month. What I did see, though, I loved, so I'd recommend it.

I had lunch with Greg, Kalle and Mike at the Metro Diner yesterday. I'd already had coffee (which doesn't usually stop me from having more) but I just felt like sipping on tea.

I've been having a lot of formatting problems with Blogger recently, so sorry about the double image. It doesn't want to delete.

The Metro makes THE best veggie burgers. They're literally over an inch thick, and made with a delicious blend of beans and spices. I didn't get the "deluxe" which comes with fries, but I ate a few of Kalle's.

One of the independent movie theaters we go to has THE best treats. Even though I was still pretty full from lunch, I had two cookies: a chocolate covered coconut macaroon, and a dried fruit and nut rugeleh. So yum, but don't know if I needed both of them...

Someone brought in two packages of Ferrero Rocher chocolates (you know, the milk chocolate hazelnut truffle kind?) and put them up on the little ledge where I sit. One of the waitresses and I (who is also a serious runner) and I tried ignoring them all night (hiding them under my seating chart, putting a glass in front of them, etc) but finally they got the better of us and we each ate one. Pure bliss, but they each have 16g of fat!

I got a salad with potatoes, artichoke hearts, cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, romaine, onions and a hard-boiled egg (they forgot the avocado... sad).

Some of my friends from school (Mike, Greg and Max) came by when I was finishing up so I stayed and had my shift drink with them (note: we have to wait until the end of our shift to drink it, we can't have it while we're working).

I don't know what was going on with me yesterday, but the chocolate/fat/treat/whatever-you-want-to-call-it bug hit me hardcore yesterday. I had a Hershey's Cookies 'n Creme bar on the subway; I don't even really LIKE these and only eat them when I'm really caving them. Oh well, tomorrow is another day, tomorrow is another day...

I made a nice big bowl of overnight oats that I enjoyed around 8:45 this morning.

1/2 cup steal cup oats
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana (sliced on in the morning)

I was planning to go to an early yoga class, but I decided to go back to sleep and go to the 1:30 class. I'm off to do that now; hopefully "the hair of the dog" will ease my muscle soreness. Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

everyone needs a good chocolate indulgence every once in a while---i definitely had mine on new years eve (but since i have no photographic evidence i can pretend it never happened). there was chocolate fondue as well as trays of baked goods. it got to the point where i was dipping my chocolate brownies in the chocolate fondue. i kid you not.

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Pearl said...

hello! i've missed reading your blog :) catch up on your well deserved rest :)

K said...

That is one THICK veggie burger - yum!

Those chocolates are oh so good though. Definitely worth it!

Hope your soreness goes away. Don't you love that feeling though?!

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megan said...

Haha, we all need a chocolate day :) Your chocolate day looks fab!
Have a good time at yoga :)

Sharon said...

Overnight oats to finish the night off? NICE!

VeggieGirl said...

DAMN that burger is fat, haha!! Love it. And enjoy your chocolate indulgence fully!! :-)

Hang in there with the soreness!!

Anonymous said...

A little chocolate never hurt...look at all the great stuff you ate along with it!

Cassandra said...

I LOVE cookie's n' cream bars oooohhhh I haven't had one in ages. I say one every once and a while is just fine!

Anonymous said...

I fully allot myself CHOCOLATE days :D That chocolate sounds worth it too! That's cool you work with a runner, I always felt like it was easier to maintain healthy eating at work with others who did the same!

Laura said...

That's quite a veggie burger! I don't think I've ever seen one that big!

Your oats look yummy!