It’s another Sunday & time is going by way too fast. Sunday means swimming…whoohoo!
This morning, I was greeted by this little bundle of joy…..Laser! She’s my 10 year-old yellow lab. She may be old, but she’s still energetic as ever.
She decides to have breakfast with me. My dad built her a table back when she was about 2 yrs old. I read in a book that large dogs have to strain their neck if their bowl is placed on the ground. However, she enjoys putting a load of dog chow in her mouth, spitting them on the ground, & eating from there…….which defeats the whole purpose. Oh well, she likes being unique.
For breakfast, I had a pineapple bun & a big glass of water. Pineapple buns definitely don’t have pineapples in them – it got its name from its appearance. The topping on the bread is designed to mimic the spiny surface of a pineapple. The bun is probably just flour & butter with loads of sugar. Hence, it’s more of a treat for me – not something I can have all the time.
I wasn’t satisfied after…I guess it’s because it’s full of sugar! So I concocted a little treat….
- 4 tbsp 0% plain yogurt (I usually enjoy 1%, but store ran out)
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- handful of puffed wheat cereal
- couple of dark chocolate chips
- dash of cinnamon
….and followed by hot tea (with splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk) & a book. I am currently reading The Coke Machine: The Dirty Truth behind the World’s Favourite Soft Drink, written by Michael Blanding. I stopped drinking soda 2 yrs ago. It hasn’t been a challenge since I was never addicted to it in the past, just the occasional can/glass.
I am hoping by the end of the book, I will have enough facts to convince 1 of my colleagues to stop drinking his Coke Zero. Sounds like a grand endeavour?
I went swimming at noon for about 50 min. I completed 31 laps (or 62 lengths). There were quite a lot of slow people in my lane today. I had to swim around them constantly.
I returned home after the swim to make lunch. I am craving oatmeal these days, so of course, I made some! I couldn’t get myself to take a picture of the gooey but delicious mess. It just didn’t look appetizing. But these ingredients were used:
- 1/2 Cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1 egg white
- 1 mashed banana
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree (I really love these – they are so versatile)
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of pumpkin pie spice
- spoonful of natural Peanut Butter
- spoonful of 0% plain yogurt
I also had a big glass of water, 1 red plum, 2 chestnuts, & a square of Ritter Sport Fine Extra Dark Chocolate…very good indeed.