Today was a good fun and laughs with friends kind of day.
I started out with a big fruity breakfast bowl of oat bran. I cooked the bran in Celestial Seasonings Contry Peach Passion Tea with a banana, then topped the bowl with dried cherries, a medjool date, a few walnuts, and some pistachios. Delicious.
I also drank the rest of the peach tea, and some earl grey, with a variety of dishes.
I spent the afternoon seeing Skule Nite with friends, which is an awesomely hilarious musical/sketch comedy show put on every year by UofT engineers (and others) about engineering life and pop culture in general.
Before I left, I wasn’t hungry for lunch but I knew dinner was a long way off so I snacked on a carrot covered in tasty sunflower seed butter.
I also grabbed an Apple Pie Larabar to have at intermission. I found a Larabar flavour I like, in fact I really like it! I’m a sucker for sales, and I think the issues I had with the larabars I had tried before were that the flavours were too simple, I could get the same effect with a date and few nuts. So when I saw them on sale a while ago I decided to give them one more chance, and bought a handful of bars with more unique flavours and spicing in them than the cashew cookie and banana bread I had tried before. Apple Pie = a success. There will be more to come.
We headed out to dinner after the show at Vegetarian Haven. I got the grilled seitan burger, it was delicious and enormous! Here’s a picture of the half of the burger I took home. The patty is about an inch thick, I plan to cut it half and make a whole new burger out of it. The burger is on a nice herby bun with alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and grilled eggplant, peppers and zucchini. And it came with a side salad topped with raw peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and a very fragrant rosemary olive oil vinagrette. There were also blue corn tortilla chips (which hid at the bottom of the box), but I don’t really like those.
It felt odd but good getting a lot of compliments today. I saw a lot of people who haven’t seen me since the end of last school year (aka about 90 pounds ago) and I got a few “Wow, you lot good”s. I’ve never really been complimented on how I look before, and especially coming from a bunch of 21/2/3 year olds who don’t normally talk about anyone’s weight/appearance, it was a nice feeling. I have started getting comments from the secretaries at work, but they go about it like they’re looking more for advice, and always seem disappointed that I don’t offer a quick faddy fix, just excersize and counting calories. It just feels different coming for someone you’re own age (guys even) than someone 20 years older, I kinda like it.