While I was at work the past three days, God was busy working with his paintbrush. I leave for work in the dark and come home after dark, so when I took Sophie outside first thing this morning I found a surprise in my yard–the Japanese maples have started turning colors.
I just love them, and after years of struggling to keep them alive during the heat of summer, it is so nice to see them doing so well.
I’m doing pretty well with the carb cycling thing. The main thing is controlling my calories and doing without fruit (well, one piece) on the low days. Today was a high day, and I would definitely say I had fun with food! I ended with a new recipe I saw here. Only I changed it up a little bit. So mine is not as picturesque.
It looks kinda weird there on my chicken plate. I will have to work a little harder on my food photography! Anyways, it was a recipe for a ‘breakfast burrito’ with a pumpkin filling. Basically, a giant pancake, and the filling was pumpkin and yogurt with some spices. So I used Lori’s protein pancakes recipe, which I love, and which I knew would easily make one big pancake instead of 3 small ones. And for the filling I used some fresh pumpkin that I had cooked earlier in the day, and my homemade yogurt. Only thing is, fresh pumpkin and my homemade yogurt are BOTH waterier than canned pumpkin and greek yogurt..thus the look of runny egg yolks. But it tasted good and I ate it anyway. Don’t think its a repeater. But thought I’d show you why sometimes its better to follow a recipe.
So today was one of those days where there was so much that I could have gotten done, but I just didn’t feel like it, and I gave in to that . I talked on the phone, I read quite a bit, did a TINY bit of housework, and then I went out for a run/walk with Oliver. I did the 5 mile walk to Indian Grinding Rocks State Park, which I haven’t done FOREVER. It was great to know I could still do it, and in fact, I ran a lot more of the time than I have ever done before. Here’s the weird motivation I have to walk to the park. When I get to the end of my road (1 1/2 miles) I have to decide whether to turn around and go back home immediately, or go on all the way to the park. I can’t go partway to the park, because I have to PEE SO BAD! How do people walk/run/hike for long distances????
Anyways, thats all the news that’s fit to print from this neck of the woods. I’ve been enjoying watching some episodes of ‘This American Life.’ A blogger I like recommended it.