Delicious, healthy blueberries

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Curt and I were in Portland last weekend and I didn’t do anything remotely healthy to write about.

And then coming back to a hectic and crazy time at work …

When Curt and I were in Portland last weekend we were at a restaurant called Jake’s having a delicious late-night dinner. I was just having water with with dinner as I had consumed numerous beers throughout the day.

But as we were sitting at the bar I kept watching the bartenders make drinks and especially a really yummy looking one. I figured out it was the blueberry lemon drop.

So I had them make me one. Oh wow, it was delicious. So I had a second one. Yum!

As I was scooping out the blueberries after the glass had been emptied of liquid Curt and I started talking about blueberries. (Yup, we’re that exciting!)

I said something about how blueberries had antioxidants. Curt asked me what that meant. And I admitted that I really didn’t know.

So that, of course, inspired a post.

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Getting back to the basics

I am desperately trying to get back to a healthier food routine.

The first issue was that I hadn’t been to the grocery in sometime. I went on Saturday.

I also hadn’t been regularly buying some of the basics. I made sure to include those on the list.

I hadn’t taken the time to prepare some of the items that take a little longer and can be made in “bulk,” such as my steel oats for breakfast or brown rice for dinners and some lunches. Yesterday I made sure to make a batch of both rice and oats for the week.

I had my steel oats and blueberries for breakfast. For dinner I am having steamed broccoli and brown rice.

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I was super busy at work today and in no mood for the gym. And I just felt off most of the day with the time change. Though I did sleep well. But I did cheat. I took half a sleeping pill to make sure I went to sleep at a decent hour and slept through the night. The fact that I was up yesterday at 5 a.m., attended a rigorous yoga class, didn’t take a nap during the … Continue reading

Work/life not so balanced …

This week has been a tough one at work. A particular project plus everything else I have to do is keeping me rather busy and slightly frazzled.

At some point in the early afternoon I knew there was no way I was going to make my 5:30 spin class. I just accepted it and moved on and continued working until about 7.

At least I took a lunch break and visited Emeryville’s Farmers’ Market, which is still pretty new. I went a couple of weeks ago and bought some amazing organic blueberries. Curt and I both really enjoyed them. So I went back for more. For lunch I had veggie spring rolls, which were pretty good and surprisingly filling. To drink I had French lemonade, which was sparkling, with lavendar ice cubes. So yummy!

I came home tonight tired and decided to have a beer. Sigh.

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