I was really hoping we’d have a bit longer before this happened –
But the snow did hold off until December 9th, so I guess we’re pretty lucky.
I parked my (snow-covered) car on the wrong side of the street last night in the hopes that having to get up to move it would get me to the gym. And it did! I hopped on the treadmill and did 10 minutes walking – 10 running – 5 walking – 5 running – 5 walking. 2.7 miles and 35 minutes total. Followed by a short strength and stretch session on the mats.
After the gym I had to make an emergency trip to the store (we are out of soda and I’ve got 5 exams to study for!) and I came home to one of the biggest messes the dog’s ever created. It’s possible I sat on the floor and cried. But then I picked myself up (cleaned up) and ate two oatmeal cookies while I waited for my oatmeal to cook.
I should have just waited though, because this was one of the best bowls of oatmeal I’ve ever made.
Cooked: 1 cup water, 1 medium banana, 1 pinch salt, 1/3 cup oats
Stirred in: 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
Topped: 1 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, 1 tsp light brown sugar
There was more dairy than oats in this oatmeal! And it was perfect. Like a slice of banana cheesecake, except not sickingly sweet and rich (just sweet and rich enough!).