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Library nerds

I usually take Wednesdays off from the gym and that’s what I did tonight.

We made frozen cheese and potato pierogis for dinner (Bremer brand from Aldi–will definitely be purchasing again) and I had sauerkraut and brussels sprouts too. I love sauerkraut and probably could eat it every day. I am incorporating it into my dinners this week so I can use it up. Last night, I had a Rachel panini sandwich and it was delicious!

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Dessert was a small bowl of Neapolitan ice cream. Karma joined me :) More like he stole Craig’s spot when he got up to get dessert.

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After dinner, we went to the library cause we’re nerds like that. I have talked about my love of libraries on the blog before, so no need to go into that again.

I read this greek yogurt comparison in the May/June 2011 issue of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and found it pretty interesting.

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I was shocked to see this about my precious Chobani.

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I wasn’t surprised at what was “not recommended.” I’ve tried all three brands and I didn’t love Yoplait and The Greek Gods brands.

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Here’s what I brought home with me to read. I have an overabundance of magazines at home, but I enjoy checking out magazines that I don’t subscribe to.

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Love library night! I just wish I had more time to spend there. Maybe on a day off in the future.

It’s getting late, so I am going to read some blogs and then a few magazines before bed.

A good day

Despite being disappointed about Boot Camp class yesterday, I am sore in my legs today. I credit the squats we did in warmup and the squats I did with a heavy medicine ball on the bosu.

Breakfast was a fried egg on an English muffin and some cantaloupe on the side. The cantaloupe tasted so good. I cut it up before bed last night and couldn’t stop eating it!

coffee, egg sandwich, cantaloupe

Snack at work was a hot chocolate and a few raw almonds.

Lunch was minestrone soup and I threw some pita chips into it, which reminded me of tortilla soup. I love tortilla soup and really should make it at home sometime because Craig likes it too. I also had some grape tomatoes and a pink lady apple. Lots of red foods going on for my lunchtime eats!

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I had an afternoon snack of Yogi green tea kombucha and a small square of dark chocolate.

yogi green tea kombucha; dark chocolate

I had quite the sweet tooth today! Upon arriving home, I needed a piece of Newman’s Own Organics tangerine licorice.

tangerine licorice Newman's Own Organics

Dinner was a whole wheat tortilla with salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, pinto beans, taco flavored shredded cheese and some Penzey’s A Mural of Flavor spice sprinkled on top.

dinner burrito

After dinner, I had a bowl of Neopolitan ice cream.

Neopolitan ice cream

I was craving peanut butter and had some Reese’s pb chips. Told you I had a sweet tooth tonight!

Reese's peanut butter cups

Yoga tonight was great. My favorite teacher was back! He just radiates positivity, which is what I need during my work week! My friend Angie had never had class with him and she also noticed that he is so happy. My body was sore, so the stretching felt wonderful.

Now I am watching a travel show about Amsterdam and the Netherlands in general and remembering our honeymoon in Europe, wishing I was going back there soon.

Amsterdam

We visited Amsterdam after being in a couple of German cities. We both got really ill on our second day there, especially my husband. I remember going through the Van Gogh museum feeling ready to faint. I was so happy to have seen the Almond Blossom painting though because it is one of my favorite paintings of all time.

almond blossom van gogh

source: how stuff works website (I had problems linking it directly) http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/arts/artwork/vincent-van-gogh-final-paintings5.htm

me outside of Van Gogh museum

At least we got to the Anne Frank house before feeling totally sick on that second day. I loved seeing where her family lived. Seeing her diary and her room brought me to tears though.

Oh, these darn travel shows! I have the itch to travel to Europe again. Or maybe our next big trip will be a tour in India?

I am getting my haircut tomorrow morning! It’s been three months since my last cut and my hair is getting super long. I’ll post before and after pics tomorrow. I am also getting my hair highlighted on Saturday, so I’ll feel all refreshed again after this weekend.

All in all, it was a good day. After a not so great Monday, I was happy to be productive, yet not stressed all day.