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Good reads

I’ve been a reading machine lately! Thanks to the kindle, I seem to read books a lot faster than I used to. On the bus ride to work this morning, I finished In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. I would give it about 4 stars, like the average rating on Amazon.com.


The story was atypical of the ones you read about Nazi Germany. I knew nothing about Ambassador Dodd and his daughter before reading this book and I enjoyed learning about their trials and tribulations in Berlin during the rise of Hitler.

Tonight, I started Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson and it’s really good so far. I love biographies though and it’s much less depressing than the Larson book was, even though we all know the sad ending. I am enjoying learning about Steve’s ties to Wisconsin too, of which there were many between his birth and adoptive parents.

Steve Jobs Walter Issacson

This picture makes me want to tear up every time I see it.

Steve Jobs

I’ve been trying not to hoard food and save it for later, so I tried two items from the lollihop box in my oatmeal this morning: California bing cherries and Linwoods milled flaxseed cocoa and berries.

lollihop november 2011

Adding the flax seed made my oatmeal a bit dry, so I had to go back into the kitchen to add some milk and sweeten it up with a bit of brown sugar too. After those additions, it tasted fantastic!


Snack after work was also courtesy of lollihop–Food Should Taste Good Blue Corn chips with some Herdez green salsa. I love Food Should Taste Good chips!

blue corn food should taste good

Only two more days in my work week! Hooray! We’re not traveling for the holiday, but we’ve got some fun plans over the long weekend.


Sleepy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a little after 8 p.m. and hard to believe I have been on the couch asleep for the last two hours. Boo. I ate dinner and then just crashed. Unfortunately, so did my husband and we both woke up at 7:45 after sleeping for a while. Anyone else feel so tired this week? My co-workers have all been telling me they’re unusually tired too. Could it be the time change? Weather change? I even got more sleep last night!

So, no gym tonight. Which meant no yoga and now I am sad. Good thing I have trainer Bob’s Yoga Warrior dvd checked out from the library. Maybe I’ll pop him into the dvd player after this quick post.

Breakfast–I officially want greek yogurt for breakfast every morning this week. I had it again with the wild blueberry preserves. It fills me up just perfectly so my tummy isn’t growling at work. Plus, I just haven’t been in the oatmeal mood lately. Again, probably due to the warmer weather.

Chobani plain greek yogurt, wild blueberry preserves, Jonathan Adler Starbucks coffee

Snack time was the “usual” for this week too. I seem to be in a routine with my eats.

yogi tea, Nutrition Action, granola bar

Loved this quote, which reminded me of a story my co-worker told me today.

yogi tea quote

A sweet co-worker of mine who is also interested in nutrition borrows me the Nutrition Action newsletter. She brought me in their healthy foods bonus section along with the newest newsletter. I read through the healthy foods pamphlet on my morning break and they scored various foods, which reminds me of NuVal. Top food items in each category include:

Fruit: Guava
Veggies: Kale (spinach is right behind it)
Beans: Soybeans (pinto is next)
Grains: Quinoa
Leanest meats: Turkey breast

No surprise with these choices, huh?

Speaking of turkey breast, I had some deli turkey meat on a Flat Out wrap for lunch. I added Frank’s Red Hot, spinach, tomatoes and provolone cheese. Yummy!

I also had a Strawberry Banana chobani yogurt and carrot sticks.

turkey, spinach, provolone wrap, chobani strawberry banana yogurt, carrots

I ate my lunch among co-workers at the library story time session. Today’s story was a love story set in China. Good story, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I swore it was the tryptophan in my turkey, but maybe I was just plain tired (as was evidenced from my long nap tonight).

At an afternoon work meeting, I snacked on the red grapes and a toffee bar. I also had some coca-cola to wake me up. I drink soda about once a month, if that, and it’s in situations like the one today where I was sooo tired and it was offered for free so I couldn’t pass it up.

And for dinner, I totally didn’t feel like eating much. I snacked on some tortilla chips and Herdez green salsa. I then had more of the same meal I had for breakfast. My tummy just wants yogurt lately, so much that I realize I had it three times today.

I guess the blog post evidences that I felt kind of “off” today in general.

With that, it’s time to get this post published and get some stuff done around here so the whole night isn’t wasted.

Did you go out and celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day? I never do, but I was surprised at how empty the roads into work were this morning. I guess a lot of people took off to party!