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Do You See What I See?

December 18, 2010

The title of this post should be sung aloud.  By Whitney Houston.

But really, do you see what I see?

Snowwww!  It’s about damn time.  This is Colorado.  A state where first snows always come in October and here we were mid-December without any real snow.  It was ludacris I tell you!

Now it really feels like Christmas.

And what goes best with snow?  Skiing, sleding and snowboarding?  No, the answer is hot oatmeal.  Get with it, people.

Either my oats are bleeding or I’m still hooked on adding frozen cranberries to the pot during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

I promise you it’s the latter.

Topped with pumpkin granola, Justin’s Choco Hazelnut Butter and maple pumpkin butter.

And no snowy morning breakfast is complete without a warm drink.

Chai with a honey and almond milk mixed in.  Spicy love in a cup 🙂

Want to know how I ate/drank this breakfast?  With a spoon obviously, but also with the curtains open, the computer closed and the TV off.  This never happens!  But you know what?  I’m always in a hurry and today I realized it and just sat back and enjoyed.  ‘Twas amazing.  Really.

Then I sat and enjoyed the falling snow and the silence.

Until the timer on the oven went off, telling me my tofu I was making to be packed for lunch was ready to be flipped.

Lunch was a repeat of Thursday’s dinner.  Tofu, brussels and mashed sweet potatoes. ❤

I followed my own example and ate lunch unplugged and slowly as well.  As it turns out it’s easier to know when you’re full when you slow down, meaning I only made it through half of the sweet potatoes but the brussels didn’t stand a chance.

On the Exercise Front:

I busted out 3.5 miles on the treadmill this morning.  Why is it that I run SO.MUCH.SLOWER on the treadmill than I do outside?  I was running a 10-minute/mile pace for the first two miles and felt like I was sprinting.  I finally gave in and reduced the speed for the last mile and instantly felt so much better.

I also made it through 2 sets of push ups and 1.75 sets of sit ups before realizing having time for breakfast was more important than sit ups/push ups.  Priorities, people.

What’s the weather like in you neck of the woods?


7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2010 11:40 AM

    I completely agree with you about the snow here. What the heck? Why did it take so long to finally show up? And can it please stay a bit longer??? I want a storm to dump a solid 6-9 inches. Then, we’ll call it good.

    • December 19, 2010 10:53 PM

      Ugh and it was totally gone the next day, how lame 😦 I suddenly feel like playing White Christmas over and over and over.

  2. December 18, 2010 5:25 PM

    YAY for snow!
    And warm food 🙂

  3. Ayla permalink
    December 18, 2010 6:35 PM

    You only made it through half the sweet potatoes?? Crazy. If I were there I would have finished them for you. 8) I feel like a homeless person for saying that.

    We still have no snow and it’s really getting me down. A couple weeks ago it snowed SO nicely but then it melted and we haven’t had any since.

  4. December 18, 2010 7:24 PM

    Weather is chilly (and by chilly, I mean like 10 degrees) and snowing on and off!

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