i’ve gotta feeling . . .

February 9, 2010

working the transition
i’m still basking in the glow of DAYTIME. at the same time, yesterday brought me back to the reality that it’s still pretty tiring to work a 10+ hour day! i was thisclose to bailing on my workout yesterday, but decided to change my mindset a little bit and think of it as a relaxing way to get the kinks out of my running-fatigued limbs (and catch up on a little trashy-magazine reading). this worked, and i was glad i went.

tonight, though, promises some relaxation of a different sort. my night float buddy a (we were on alternating nights and left little notes and presents for each other — definitely one of the things that got me through!) and i are celebrating our evening freedom with a little bit of this . . .

[image from yoga journal]

and a little of this.


[image]

in that order, of course. i’m already psyched!

Q&A: edible illusion?
another anonymous portal question that surprised me! here it comes:

“i’ve always wondered . . . Do you only eat what you show on the plate when you take a food picture, or do you prepare a photogenic plate and have seconds later? Your meals look so tiny for someone who runs + has an active job.

this one came as a surprise because compared to a lot of healthy food bloggers out there, i think i eat a lot! i also don’t tend to make super-light entrées all the time like many ‘healthy lifestyle’ bloggers do (what can i say, i love real cheese).

so: the answer to the above question is that no, i don’t tend to eat more than pictured for dinner (josh is another story, however). i do eat something sweet after dinner pretty much every night, whether in the form of chocolate, ice cream/fro-yo, or other baked good. enjoying dessert is just something i was brought up with and i don’t think i’ll ever want to let it go! i’m also a snacker and NEVER (ever) make it from lunch to dinner without some kind of fuel.

in answering this question, i also started thinking about photo angles and how it really is hard to gauge portion size based on pictures of food. for example, doesn’t this:


look like less than this?

super-easy recipe for goat-cheese and hazelnut-encrusted chicken courtesy of KERF, by the way

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2.8.10

workout: 45 minutes elliptical, levels 9-12

reading: and teaching!!! YES i got in both of these yesterday — i spent some time teaching our med student + intern some off-the-cuff stuff about RSV, and did 8 PREP questions (+ answer-studying) after work.