December 2, 2008

Tuesday break~~ ^_^

Is it too soon to give me a break???? It's not even mid-week!!!! Maybe, because I needed so I gave it to me. Well, actually it was a short break, it began at 4pm. This afternoon I had to attend a lecture, a seminar, a meeting with a professor (in which the only thing I was thinking about was food..... I was so hungry!!!), and then I had a tea and some chat with a friend in his office. Back home around 5pm, starrrrrrving!!!!
Okay, first rewind to the early morning.
How did I sleep last night? You'll figure it out in just a second.
I had a three-part breakfast.
First: 3.45am, pita bread + laughing cow+ginger cookies and a cup of almond breeze.Second: 5.45am the usual oatmeal combo
  • 1/4 cup Tj's 5 grains
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp flax meal
Third: 6.45am baked kabocha! TONS!!!!! (no pic! I was so busy having them ^.^) I guess I had about 1 pound of it!!!! so stuffed afterward. Definitely a overload of vitamin A! I need to cut back on pumpkin, seriously, no more pumpkin until next year, otherwise I'll become pumpkin!!!! (the true worry is getting a yellow tint on my skins, specially my palms, which is a little bit scary)
Now reason for the three parts brekkie. #1 was to convince my body to go back to sleep. (failed) #2 was official brekkie even though I wasn't hungry at all, but just wanted to begin my day properly. #3 was remedy for my terrible headache. (not true remedy, I just wanted to have something that I really like and hope my headache will magically disappear afterward. Obviously that never happened!)
Despite the morning big-brekkie-headache issue. I did work properly from 7 am to 11.30 am. Have a quick lunch. I made chili last night, so I had one cup of the chili, throw some spinach, mushrooms and the final leftover chicken soup. Heat them all together and lunch was served. (<5min)with a pita breadI packed more ginger cookies as dessert (I had them in the seminar, making funny noises! Erin, I told you, I don't have a educated mouth either! ^_^)
Now, forward until 5pm. Back home, starving, I had one apple (heated in the microwave as Magpie suggested), 1/3 cup cottage cheese and a slice of Tj's 3 seeds bread. Along with REAL SIMPLE!!!! I finally got it! I've been waiting it for weeks and it finally arrived! 5 min finished all those, I still felt hungry, so another slice of bread with laughing cow. I know you guys like Real Simple a lot, but I must say that I am a little dissapointed. Too many ads and too few real articles. I really don't like when an article's content is about recommending products....... for that, I prefer simply just Ads. I don't know, maybe it's december, the holiday month, so there are more ads than usual. I hope so!
I also received two new books that I ordered right after I finished Eat, Pray and Love. These two are very popular as well......Hope I'll like them too. I think finding a book that you really like is a matter of luck. Dont' you think? Because whatever your best friend likes doesn't imply that you'll like it too, book taste is so personal.
I didn't feel needing a big/complex dinner after that big snack. But I wanted to have an early dinner because my lack of sleep last night finally caught me!!! So I made a stir-fry veggies (mushrooms, romaine lettuce and broccoli) with grated ginger, soy sauce, 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of sesame oil. And 1 block of baked tofu. I love loading tons of veggies ^_^ (except pumpkin)
Dessert was 1 bowl of fage with PB and 1 bowl of fage with cinnamon. FABULOUS!!!~~~~~~ It's interesting how suddenly my mood is better even though none of my research issues have been resolved, the lack of sleep last night, the terrible headache this morning....... none have affected me! I guess when nothing can be worse you begin to see the world with other lens. Rebonding from the lowest point can make you become more optimistic. Does it make sense what I'm saying? Or I began to dream already??? I guess it's time for me to say good night! I love you all! Hope you had a great day! Tomorrow is Wednesday, mid-week day~~~~~~~ uuhuuuuuuuuu!!! And I need to begin to write down my model!!! so fun!!!~~~~ Question: What's your favorite chinese dish and why?


VeggieGirl said...

I grant you a much-needed break, girl!!! ;-)

Looove Real Simple magazine!!

Anonymous said...

I love anything written by Emily Giffen, so I think you made a great choice w/her new book!

Favorite healthy Chinese food: steamed shrimp and broccoli w/black bean sauce.
Favorite unhealthy Chinese food: general Tso's chicken

I like both of them because I love different sauces!

Erica said...

hmmmmm favorite chinese dish- I'm pretty lame- I just like their steamed vegis with a light sauce and brown rice!

You need more sleepies! have you ever tried melatonin? I used it in high school when I was having sleeping issues and my husband uses it now. Natural herb!

Madison said...

wow that doesn't sound like a good nights sleep!! you must be tired!
oh and question, what is kabocha??

just me said...

ohhhh...enjoy the books!

i don't eat a lot of chinese because unfortunately it reminds me of funerals...weird story: i have lots of great aunts and uncles and over the years they've been passing on...and every time we had a funeral (which in one year i went to NINE!) we always had chinese afterwards (which i never understood since we're all JAPANESE!)...ergo, i associate chinese w/ funerals...sadness for me...and my dad too (he thinks the same way).

Juliet said...

Looks like you had a great day of food! Did you like eat, pray, love? I have it but haven't really been able to motivate myself to read it for some reason. I recently read Maya Angelo's new book (recommended by my "friend" Oprah), it was a good quick read. I'd love to hear if your new books are good.

Pearl said...

ohhh i hope you get more sleep!

my favorite chinese dish is.. pretty much anything my mom makes. LOL

and omgosh - i LOVE kabocha - it's slightly sweet and if baked, crispy on the outside yet with the perfect soft texture on the inside.. *sigh*

madison - kabocha is a japanese pumpkin

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your early morning woe's!!! At least you had some great eats to make things better!

Hang in there, Coco! Everything will come together as needed!

Have a good day!

lauren said...

yum - so much you ate looks great. I am trying to finish eat, pray, love, but i start reading in bed and am so tired that I fall asleep.

My favorite chinese food is chicken w/ broccoli. love it.

Maria said...

I just started reading Love the One You are With. It is good so far!!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Maria: so cool that we're reading it at the same time. When we finish it, we should do a join-review of the book.

Tina said...

I love Real Simple! That a good issue you have there! :)

My favorite Chinese food is probably the pork fried rice with duck sauce. I know, not at all healthy, but it's so delicious!

Krista said...

I love all your food porn you display everyday!! :)

As for my fave Chinese food....I like broccoli & beef stir fry!

Anonymous said...

I love your posts! They're always so sincere, and you are very optimistic, even when things get tough. And you never fail to have great eats!
I'm with you on the magazines full of ads; like Vogue. I can hardly find any articles in that thing! haha.
My fave Chinese food; sweet and sour pork. OMG. I could eat that all day and all night. I'm sure adding the pineapples isn't traditionally Chinese, but oh boy is it delicious! Also, I love the steamed white buns that have the sweet pork inside of it. (what are they called?)

magpie said...

I'm glad you tried the microwaved apple! It makes it better I think :)

I love pumpkin too and I have to be careful not to eat too much! Same with carrots. said...

those ginger kitties are really addictive. I had some at a party and had to move myself away from the bowl they were in. Thank goodness you can have like 15 for only 100 calories.

I have committment issues with mags - I tend to go in waives... but I do like Real Simple most of the time.

As for Chinese - I don't like "American Chinese food" but I love authentic Szechuan dishes (there are a few on my blog) as well as Traditional Thai foods.

TheBoyfriend1124 said...

It was so nice to know you have became more self adaptable, You can let yourself feel better even you didn´t sleep well one night before. Be a happy little girl forever!"""

TheBoyfriend1124 said...

I like most the ´hongshourou` ..really delicious.....

Anonymous said...

I'm so with you on Real Simple. Every time I buy it I'm disappointed! Thanks for the mention sweetie. ;) Potty mouths unite!
I've not eaten much Chinese food in my life! Sad, right?
I use Melatonin for sleep and it helps!

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