Over the Hump and Through the Week…

…Toward the weekend we go! Get it – like the song: “Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go..” Yeah, I don’t know why that’s in my head.

Anyway – happy hump day! First full week in a while – how’s everyone doing? I’m going to jump right into Tuesday’s eats.

I completely forgot to photograph breakfast yesterday – I was busy reading blogs and doing a few other things while eating and it slipped my mind. I had a honey wheat English muffin with peanut butter and topped with banana and side of light cranberry juice.

My late morning snack yesterday was a nice big apple.

For lunch I ventured out and grabbed a salad. It was filled with romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese, walnuts, carrots, chic peas and raisins – topped with balsamic vinaigrette.

My late afternoon snack was Chobani yogurt with granola and it hit the spot.

I didn’t make it to the gym last night – very bad I know. So I came home and had dinner – leftover Quiche from the previous night.

After dinner, I had a spot of tea – a new kind: Candy Cane Lane.

This tea was delicious – way better than the Sugar Plum Spice. I don’t think I’m a fruity tea drinker. This tea was softer with vanilla and peppermint flavors. It was yummy. I also had my last piece of Coffee-Nut Scone for dessert.

Speaking of tea, my Examiner.com article for this week happens to be about top tea trends. Check it out!

I was on the Celestial Seasonings website yesterday and searched for a store in my area selling Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride. It directed me to Food Emporium on 86th street. I went, I searched, it was not there. Sadness. Candy Cane Lane served as a delicious replacement though. And it happens to be green tea – one of the most popular healthy teas I talk about in my article.

What is your favorite kind of tea? Or what kind of tea have you been sipping on a lot lately?

I’m not sure I have a favorite tea really. I’ve been drinking Echinacea tea at work a lot. It’s very aromatic and soothing. At home I’ve been trying a variety of flavors. I also went through a black tea a while back kick when I was first cutting down on coffee.

As the Hubby and I settled in to watch The Biggest Loser last night, I also ended up making us a bag of popcorn to share (no photograph).

Did you watch it? Thoughts?

I was utterly amazed at the size of this group of people. Like they said over and over, the contestants just keep getting bigger and bigger and it’s not a good thing. I was sad that the one brother had to go home because they both really needed to be there.

It’s too bad they couldn’t keep everyone on there for at least a month just to give them a basic start and healthy principles to follow. But I guess one week is better than nothing and losing 23 pounds during that time definitely showed him he can do it.

I have to say I think Mike will be my favorite (the biggest person on the show: 526 pounds). He was really funny and I loved him after his weigh-in with the comment, “Can you see my abs?” I hope he sticks around for a while, but his team is going to need to drop some serious weight to stay competitive.

If you watched, who did you like from the first episode?

Happy Hump Day Everyone – have a good one!

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9 responses to “Over the Hump and Through the Week…

  1. Happy hump day! I think my favorite tea is plain ol’ black tea. The candy cane tea sounds awesome though. How sad that you couldn’t find the sugar cookie sleigh ride!

    I didn’t watch BL last night. I used to be an avid watcher but I got kind of turned off by it last season- so much drama and blatant product placement. I will be lured back in though I’m sure.

  2. I really enjoy Lipton’s Diet Green tea with Citrus. I’m not really a diet drinker, but it tastes so good when it’s cold and there are no calories! (The trade-off being some weird fake sugar I’m sure) 🙂

  3. Agreed! I love Mike! It is frightening how large many of them are, but it is a sign of what is going on in this country.

    I drink a lot of plain green tea, cheapie generic stuff from the grocery store. But my FAVORITE is Sweet Almond from a local tea place, Portsmouth Tea Company. It is so good with a little milk (regular, soy, almond) in it. They have a website if you want to check their stuff out…. http://www.portsmouthteacompany.com I also LOVE their Geisha Green Tea.

    Yay! Hump Day!!

  4. i looooove me some chobani + granola. i also like to add pomegranate seeds to give it a refreshing kick.

    i’ve been on an echinacea (w/ elderflower) kick lately, too. i drink the one by traditional medicinals but haven’t tried their others yet. i’m a big tea drinker so and some other herbal faves are yogi lemon-ginger and yogi bedtime.

    as for black tea, i like it persian-style – freshly brewed with some cardamom when i have it. come over and i’ll make you some!

  5. I really liked Mike as well, the ab comment cracked me up 🙂 I agree that there seem like there are too many twists and turns this season, and it seems like the show’s trying to be more competitive entertainment wise – rather than just getting people in the gym and making them sweat. I am hoping the season picks up steam in the next couple of weeks!

  6. Lindsey! I’m back in the blog world and catching up.

    That scone looks dangerously good.

    As for tea, I’ve been drinking this stuff called yerbe mate religiously for years. It’s a traditional drink in Argentina. The midnight cowboys in said country called it “liquid vegetables.” Filled with anti-oxidants, and minerals. Also, though it is naturally caffeinated, the “high” you get from it doesn’t drop you like coffee does. It gives you a sustained energy. I can always tell a big difference from my yerbe mate days and non-yerbe mate days.

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