Rush rush rush....

Some would think I'm talking about football, but that's not the case for me today. I woke up later than I wanted to, so no gym this morning, which then means no oatmeal either, and I was so eager to try it too. I'll explain my case later. Anyways, so I made a quick breakfast, looked up direction to the church and restaurant and am now trying to fold my laundry while my hair dries then I have to iron, run to the bank, come back and off to he baptism for Victoria Francesca Infantino we go. My best friend of 13 years had a baby last May, and is having a baptism for her now. I'm excited, but I wish today wasn't Super bowl Sunday, even though the teams aren't my favorite picks for this year, I'm still planning on watching it.

Hopefully we get out of the dinner party around 4 so I can hit up the gym really fast and make it over to my sisters to bake and cook up something vegetarian for me. I promised a couple people some cookies, so I have to bake some stuff for the night and then for tomorrow.

My story about why I have to work out before I eat oatmeal is because lately I am not super duper hungry for something filling for breakfast, like oatmeal, so when I do eat oatmeal it has to be on a super duper empty stomach and by working out first that will make my tummy feel more empty...blah blah blah... I'm not a big fan of oatmeal period, since I did a high protein diet a few years back (actually what body builders do)... and that has somewhat sacred me, but Mel, I promise you tomorrow is my day of oats, because I met a girl at the gym yesterday (who was with another trainer, I talk to) and she told me how in the last month and half she has lost about 4 lbs... so Jenn suck it up, and be creative with your oatmeal.

Mel I will give you a review of your oats tomorrow after I try them, and if anyone else has any recipes for oats that they love, please do share them with me, I'm very interested in trying new flavors.

I'll post my breakfast really quick and off I go to get things done.

I had 1/2 grapefruit, Eggs ( 1 whole egg, and one egg white), Omelet style with a slice of tomato (once the top of the egg was done, and I was ready to flip in half) and I topped that off with my fat free medi. blend feta cheese. I also had 1 slice of whole wheat toast (Meijer Organics brand), I cut it in half, and made 1/2 of it with 1 tbsp whipped cream cheese, 1 slice tomato, some green onion and some cucumbers...oh and of course salt and pepper. The other half was with 1/2 tbsp of 3 berry Light preserves (Meijer brand) , and 1 tbsp of low fat cottage cheese.
You all know me, I had my daily cup of joe with 1 tbsp of fat free hazelnut creamer, which I love...but me and one of the trainers argued yesterday that I shouldn't be drinking coffee because it will suppress my appetite and slow down my metabolism, is this true?! see I love coffee, and I'm trying hard to stick to one cup with my breakfast, and if not at breakfast, than at some point in the day. I don't drink it to suppress my appetite, just because it's part of my daily ritual. I drink green tea like a maniac too, which I know I never post in my meals or anything, but trust me I drink about 5 giant mugs of it, and that's usually what will suppress my appetite, or ruin my appetite.

Anyways, I'd love to hear your input on that topic. I still keep my snacks around all the time so I don't know. Any who I hope you all have a good Super bowl Sunday and I will see y'all later today, I promise!!


Jenny said...

your best friend and my neighbors have the same last name! i wonder how many innfantino's there are in this world.
anyways, i read something the other day that said people who drink a cup of green tea before they work out have more endurance and tend to work out more! which basically made me think of you, and your giant glasses of green tea you used to make.

Melissa said...

Glad you liked the oatmeal! It took me awhile to get used to the pumpkin. I started small and little by little added more because I adjusted to it. :)

I love the gnu bars. I need to get that info on them for you. They do have a great website though!!