Saturday, January 3, 2009


Well, we're still stuck in a wind chill deep freeze here (-29C), although it's almost 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. Even so, I'm staying put!

Dinner last night was really good. There were buns (2.5, to be exact) and butter (the daily butter was arugula/pesto...Mmmm), tea with milk and sugar (is there any other way?), along with the clam chowder, Manhattan style, so much healthier than the Boston creamy one I was expecting. The lobster Mac 'n Cheese was quite simply, the best mac and cheese EVER. I got extra broccoli so I felt somewhat virtuous. For dessert I had a mini angel food cake with whipped cream and berries. The consensus was appetizers and mains were fabulous, but the desserts were quite underwhelming.

I finally got to sleep past 0430h today! I got 5 whole hours on top of that! I'm still tired though, so I'm having an easy day. Did a little yoga to wake up and I think I'll spend the rest of the day on the couch, knitting. Such an exciting life I lead. =)

You'll notice a link to the Biggest Loser Blog Edition on the right. That's right, I'm adding an additional layer of accountability. I've been to goal before and stayed...this time I'm not leaving!

I took the online assessment for the Alliance Francaise classes yesterday. I called AU and spoke the graduate student advisor about my concerns and basically got nowhere. So I may become a graduate school drop-out! But really, what's the point if the program isn't meeting my expectations?

I'm not sure I'll be as dedicated about posting food photos as some of you other bloggers, but I can certainly post my menus. I did discover a great new yogurt, though: Astro balkan style vanilla natural yogurt. It's thick and creamy and has a great ingredient list (all pronouncable): skim milk, cream, sugar, skim milk powder, honey, active bacterial culture. For three points per half cup, it's the same as my previous fave, Activia, but without the fructose, gelatin, modified corn starch, artificial flavour, locust bean gum and malic acid.

Today's menu:
Morning hit o' caffeine: homemade Tazo chai with a splash of light eggnog

Lunch (slept through breakfast): homemade kicked up baked beans (1 cup)

Dinner: TBD


Vanessa said...

Arugula/pesto butter? Seriously? I need to get my hands on that!