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  • Paula 8:46 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Seafood on Wheels 

    So both the things that I was excited about today didn’t actually happen. I was going to work out during lunch, but I decided I rather be social and go to lunch with coworkers instead. Ayme and I were going to eat dinner and see a movie after work, but we decided that we rather spend the time talking at dinner as opposed to sitting in silence in a movie theater. Works for me :).

    Oh man, and it definitely worked for my tummy. Today was filled with delicious food. For lunch, we went to a stationary seafood taco truck. The truck is always located in the same parking lot, which it shares with a building that customers order and eat in (there is also a nice outside seating area, where we placed our butts). All the cooking is done inside the truck and, crazy as it sounds, the seafood is incredibly fresh.

    I ordered one snapper taco and one ahi tuna taco. Out of this world. I forgot to bring my camera along, so this picture from Yelp will suffice. I topped mine off with a very spicy habanero sauce in addition to the cream and guacamole that comes standard.

    Very, very good. I have to say, I was still a bit hungry afterwards. An hour or so after lunch I had an Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Clif Bar to fill me up. This was the first time I tried this flavor, and I actually really liked it. To think, I used to HATE raisins when I was little. Not just a little hate – I’m talking about #1 least favorite food in the world hate. I still would never crave them on their own, but I definitely like them in things – in cookies, as an oatmeal topping, in my granola, etc.

    For dinner, we ended up at The Counter, where Raylene and I ate just yesterday. And, yes, I’ll admit it – I ate the exact same thing as yesterday. The veggie burgers are just THAT good. We did, however, switch the sweet potato fries for regular shoestring fries, so I’m not totally stuck in my ways!

    Since my dinner today looked exactly the same as it did yesterday, I found another picture online to mix things up in topping land. Check out all the colors and textures. Yum!

    I was not let down. Good thing too, because I’m going to be eating yet ANOTHER burger tomorrow. This one is going to be all beef, so stay tuned…

    When I got home, Denis and I took a stroll around the block. It was short (probably only 10 minutes or so), but the weather was great, and it was good to get my blood flowing and to catch up on each other’s days. I think this will have to be more than a one time thing; hopefully he agrees!

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  • Paula 5:31 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Off to The Counter AGAIN. I’m an addict. What can you not get enough of?

     
  • Paula 2:00 pm on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Whoa! Apparently mangoes are related to poison ivy. Good thing I didn’t go chomping the whole unpeeled thing down at work like I had planned!

    http://chemistry.about.com/b/2008/07/14/poison-mango.htm

     
  • Paula 7:39 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Late for work again. Whoops, apparently eating breakfast and reading bloggies makes time disappear!

     
  • Paula 7:26 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    I do my thinking in the shower 

    So in the shower this morning, I came to the revelation that I rely too heavily on desserts and snacks at night to fill me up after not small, but somewhat imbalanced dinners (e.g. call carbs and veggies, but no protein). After my glorious burger at the counter yesterday, I was full and satisfied for the rest of the night… and it was nice. I think I need to model my eating in dinners more like my restaurant dinners (but maybe with a little less buttah or whatever restaurants do to make things so delicious and quickly). I’ll test this theory tonight. I’m hoping it results in a more balanced diet, since my snacks/desserts don’t tend to lend much in terms of nutritional value (other than calories).

    One more revelation I had this morning is that I really don’t think positively enough. I’m not excited to go to work. And even when I have friend dates or activities after work, they sometimes feel like a lot of effort after a long day in the office + commuting. I should be looking forward to these instead! I already started a bit last week and for the first two days of this week, but I’m going to try to cut down my hours at work. How? I’m going to come in later (more like 9am instead of 8:20-8:30), and I’m going to make an effort to leave no later than 6pm. Also, I’m going to make a conscious effort to not eat lunch in front of my computer so that I get a break in the middle of the day. Go Team Paula (like Team Edward or Jacob, no?).

    On a side note, I’m actually not that starving for breakfast at the moment. I would like to say it’s the burger or my complete lack of exercise since my minor surgery (I think I can start up again soon though!), but I think it’s just because it’s sooo warm already – it’s 76 degrees, and it’s only 8am.

    Things I am looking forward to today:

    1. The possibility of an easy gym workout at lunch (we’ll see if this actually happens)

    2. Dinner and a movie with Ayme, a co-worker from my last job

    Happy hump day!

     
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