HEAB's Day Part II

by HEAB on July 16, 2009

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I’ve got early morning clients today and then hummus lunch with sweet Justine.  So, let’s get started, shall we?

Where did we leave off yesterday?…Oh yes, lunch:

Salad with a side of burger. :)

Salad with a side of burger. :)

CD and I try to eat lunch together on weekdays.  He came home, and we both made ourselves salads.  Mine was a raw lemon-miso massaged salad with spinach and a Sunshine Falafel Patty on the side. (Thanks again to Jennifer & Jessica!)

After lunch, I had my favorite dark chocolate:

100%.  Try it!

100%. Try it!

Then Einstein, Radley, and I took a trip to the dog park:

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My work day did not begin until 3 PM, and I worked on clients until 7.  For any new readers, I am a massage therapist and work for an alternative medical doctor.

Me, my coworkers, and our boss.  He loved his birthday Oaties!

Me, my coworkers, and our boss. He loved his birthday Oaties!

Dinner was quick as I was super hungry by the time I got home at 7:30:

An omelet (1 whole egg + 3 whites) with steamed broccoli and hummus.

An omelet (1 whole egg + 3 whites) with steamed broccoli and hummus.

Post-dinner, I blended up some soaked oat groats and set them out to ferment for more oatgurt:

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After cleaning up the kitchen and folding some laundry, I made dinner #2 around 8:30 PM:

I ate this straight from the pot...I get lazy at night.

I ate this straight from the pot...I get lazy at night.

That was 1/2 cup oat bran cooked super thick and creamy Maggie style with 1.5 cups water, 1/2 scoop Jay Robb chocolate rice protein and topped with coconut milk kefir ABU.

At 9 PM, I joined CD and the pups for some Conan watching. We DVR The Tonight Show every night, and then watch Conan’s monologue the next day.  After a quick Tour de France recap, I headed to bed for some light reading:

IMG_2835Hehe – more lies.  I actually spent about 20 minutes reading these:

Check it out the deal I got on Running With Scissors - $1.50 at the used bookstore!

Check it out the deal I got on Running With Scissors - $1.50 at the used bookstore!

I read a few pages of Running with Scissors and then started on the book of Ruth which Polly and I are reading together.  It was lights out at about 10:30…way past my bedtime.

That’s it.  My days are always different as I never have the same work schedule. Jennifer asked if I have a lot of flexibility in my job so that I can work the hours I want, Yes, I do, but unfortunately most of my clients prefer to come after work or on Saturdays, and so I’m at the office a lot of evenings and weekends.

OK, gotta go my friends, but before I do, be sure to check out the following:

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Jules July 16, 2009 at 7:08 am

Yum, that salad looks delicious! Same goes for the dinner. I always put hummus on everything…that is, when I’m not being lazy and I actually make myself some.

Erica July 16, 2009 at 7:10 am

Again, I loved these posts! Its always fun to learn what people do day to day! I love your massaged lunch salad. FABULOUS news- Josh went to the chiro yesterday and he wrote an order for Josh to come in every two weeks for both an appointment with him and the massage therapist! And its almost fully covered! I’m so thrilled for him.

Megan July 16, 2009 at 7:14 am

mmmmmm baker’s chocolate! I LOVE ITTT!!!

i am going to make that salad tonight! i just bought some miso paste and had no idea what to do with it, so i believe that salad will fill my miso void :)

i love the message! so much easier to read, right!? i get so lost in the ancient vocabulary of the regular bible. eek.

veganfritz July 16, 2009 at 7:15 am

I saw Running with Scissors the movie, however, I should totally read the memoir. Books are always better than the movies. Radley & Einstein look like little troopers there.

Anna July 16, 2009 at 7:20 am

I love these HEAB day-in-the-life posts! I tried your 100% chocolate snack, but couldn’t stomach it! Oh well, I guess I’ll always be a milk chocolate girl :)

Whit July 16, 2009 at 7:24 am

You read out of the Message too?!?! I love that paraphrase. It is by far my favorite!

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) July 16, 2009 at 7:28 am

Ooh, I love the idea of a broccoli-hummus omelet ;-) Thanks for sharing your day with us!

leslie July 16, 2009 at 7:34 am

i’ve got to make that salad. it sounds perfect!

Justine July 16, 2009 at 7:42 am

Cant wait to see you today!! Your kefir ABU looks really yum :) and creamy. 100 % baking chocolate? I dont know about that. Isnt it bitter?

~Justine

brandi July 16, 2009 at 7:43 am

Einstein and Radley are so cute :)

I love your fake out pics, too. Ruth is great – one of my favorites!

Enjoy your day Heather!

polly July 16, 2009 at 8:03 am

I love those pups!!! XOXO

Oh Heabs, you forGOT one part of the day? The part where I pop in and we giggle about the day leaning on the counter eating almond butter off a spoon. Then a quick hug bye and a “see you tomorrow!” :P

LOVE the book of Ruth!! I emailed you a verse or two today. Just love it. God is so like Boaz with his grace and love.

Love to you!!! I am keeping my bloggy simple and short, as I have been planning to do for months. ;) Makes me so happy, my heart is doing double back flips. Blogging is soooo fun when it’s in mooderation, like blueberries. ;)

Okay… off to TARGET!! Massive hugs to you, sweet girl. XOXO

Do you like THE MESSAGE version? I heart it. :)

VeggieGirl July 16, 2009 at 8:07 am

Hey, if you want that strawberry almond butter, let me know – I’ll hook you up!!

ksgoodeats July 16, 2009 at 8:17 am

A day of hummus, falafel, and dogs is a good day! Glad your boss liked the oaties!!

100%!! I haven’t tried that but since I love bitter chocolate I’m imagining it being awesome. I loved reading about your day! Hope you have a good lunch date :)

specialkphd July 16, 2009 at 8:46 am

Thanks for the SHOUT-out… I am totally going to make Friday my night to make the Oatgurt…
I just started a new read, Amy and Isabelle and it Rocks! But my memoir is Trail of Crumbs, I think you’ll like it!
Good luck with the giveaway!
http://thespecialktreatment.wordpress.com/

mariposagirl July 16, 2009 at 8:47 am

you are the cutest!

I SO eat bakers chocolate (behind locked doors) when I run out of my normal stuff! SO happy I am not alone!

Your day seems so nice and balanced! I do the 9-5 and I so tire of it!

more oatgurt!!!! I am still still still trying! :)

Ali July 16, 2009 at 8:50 am

Oh, Heather, you are so cute with what you do! First off, I read that William Doyle book in college for a course I took on the French Revolution! And second of all, I love the Book of Ruth! It is probably one of my favorite books in the Bible, and it was so beautiful it brought me to tears. I hope you enjoy it.

Holly July 16, 2009 at 8:55 am

I want to try that dark chocolate. I crave chocolate like MAD sometimes, but of course it’s a domino effect for me. I don’t think I’d domino with that bad boy, though!

Do you like The Message? I need to get goin’ on that part of my life. :-)

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) July 16, 2009 at 8:58 am

If the rest of your days are even a little similar to the one you’re writing about, you are one healthy lady, HEAB. You’ve definitely got the street cred to be blogging about a healthy lifestyle! ;)

Erin July 16, 2009 at 9:05 am

That lunch looks like my favorite things ever! Well, most of them…I guess there was nowhere to sneak almond butter in that meal.
I plopped some almond butter in the bottom of my bowl this morning to try recreating my jar bowl…but just not as good of course. I suppose it’s more special since it can’t be done everyday!
I actually love the idea of eating that kind of chocolate. It’s hard to fine chocolate as dark as I like! I guess the answer was sitting right in front of me.

CaSaundra July 16, 2009 at 9:18 am

The flexibility of your job does seem nice =)

Jess July 16, 2009 at 9:27 am

That lunch looks great. I wish I had more flexibility in my schedule and didn’t work a desk job!

Megan July 16, 2009 at 9:30 am

oh heather, question! what spiralizer do you use/recommend? I cant find then anywhere in stores near me so I’m just going to have to order one online, and i have no idea what to get.

Maria July 16, 2009 at 9:46 am

Mmm I love omelets with hummus!! Sooo good! I never tried unsweetened plain chocolate before–maybe I’ll go look for it at the store today! I’ve never met a chocolate i didn’t like ;)

Awww, I love the way Einstein and Radley are looking at you. They obviously adore you very much! Hehe and the expression on Einstein’s face makes me giggle.

Hope you enjoy your day + lunch with Justine!!!

Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now July 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

Your day sounds so enjoyable!

Evan Thomas July 16, 2009 at 9:58 am

Haha, I JUST finished watching Monday’s monologue from the tonight show. I love tivo :-)

Stacy July 16, 2009 at 10:23 am

Aww the doggies are too cute! Definitely gonna have to try that lemon-miso kale salad, sounds too good to be true!

Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) July 16, 2009 at 10:45 am

You look like you have such a lovely life! No wonder you are one of my favorite people!

So chia experiment #1 was less than stellar, but I don’t think I used enough. Try, try again!!! Thanks again, lovely!

JB July 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

i really want to try coconut milk kefir ABU, it sounds deeeeelightgul. and your doggies are precious! i didn’t know that you’re a massage therapist. it’s fun hearing about an average day in your life. :)

-JB
http://cardiovegsular.wordpress.com

Susan July 16, 2009 at 11:24 am

I just stepped up to 90% chocolate. I have to slather it in peanut butter to get it down, but I’m getting there!

I don’t always work the same hours either, I like it! Mon-Fri 9-5 drains me out. Having weekends off once in a while would be nice, but overall, I like how my schedule is never the same :)

Maggie July 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm

I am very jealous of your coconut kefir. I looked again yesterday and still nothing. I’m impatient though :)

Jess July 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Love your omelet! YUM! Gotta try hummus on a wrap! Delish! Love this post. Your life seems very neat! Love how flexible your hours are.
<3 jess
xoxo

iyamwhatiyamwhatiyam July 16, 2009 at 2:43 pm

How did you like the Falafel Burger? I am quite a fan of them, especially with a little tzaki sauce throw on them.

Simone July 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Gotta love me some sunshine burgers, and the night time “snack!” Is the Baker’s chocolate really as good as you make it seem?! I just have a hard time imagining it to be as good as some of the chocolate seen so often on food blogs (lindt, green&black, ghiradelli, etc.). If so it’s a great alternative as I bet the Baker’s is a lot cheaper too! :D

Samantha July 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Your omelet is so pretty and perfect. Mine always ended up looking scary, but they taste good.

I forgot broccoli at the comm this week, thanks to your post for reminding me to get some.

The staff look like great people!

ttfn300 July 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm

aaah, dog park fun! i really need some furry friends in my life :) like your light reading too ;)

Marycela July 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Your unfermented Oatgurt looks delicious already. I think I’m ready to make a batch of my own. What does it taste like?

ProteinGirl July 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I would love for someone like you to be my massage therapist, if only you lived closer!!! It makes such a vast difference in my well-being! It’s my sanity!

I think you’ll enjoy ‘Running With Scissors’. I’ve read all of his books, and to say the least they are intriguing! It’s a surprise that he isn’t more messed up, due to his erratic childhood!

Your thick Oatbran looks PHENOMENAL!
Let me know how you like the book!

livingfreeforever July 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Hey Heather!
I didn’t get to comment yesterday, but I just want to tell you that if I had a whole foods market that big I would FLIP OUT!!!! I could stay in there for hours! Hope your leg is okay:) Thanks for sharing your day with us. Oh, I am trying buckgurt again. Keep your fingers crossed! Have a great night!

Shelby July 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Mmm, I really want that chocolate! In fact…I think I’ll go have a piece now! =P

Vicki July 16, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Heather-

Am loving seeing what your days hold for you! I just bought some red miso tonight and going to try the salad tomorrow!

How do you like The Message? (almost typed massage–ha!) :D I love it…This version is so eye-opening!

Erin July 16, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Love your headscarf beauty.
You might love reading Look Me in the Eye when you’re done with Running…by his bro…amazing.

buffmuffy July 16, 2009 at 8:46 pm

You know, I was wondering if that baker’s chocolate would be a cheaper way to have dark chocolate so I’m glad to see you eat it that way! :) The darkest bar I’ve seen other than that is 89% and it was 2.50$ and very small.
-Muffy

Katharina July 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Running with Scissors is an insane book – but in a good way, a really good way! You look so vibrant and beautiful in that picture :)

http://www.ohonemorething.wordpress.com

WholeBodyLove July 16, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I have used Baker’s unsweet chocolate in recipes for years. But, I have not tried it as a snack on it’s own. What a fabulous idea! I saw a box left lonely in my pantry yesterday….it’s on!

yogiclarebear July 16, 2009 at 11:21 pm

thx for the shoutout to my giveaway! I LOVE the Message Bible! I read Psalms out loud to myself poetry style.

Lara (Thinspired) July 17, 2009 at 2:43 am

Heather, I’m really enjoying A Day in the Life of you :) You are so lucky to have a flexible schedule. That is a big goal of mine.
100% dark chocolate?! You are hard-core!!

Abby July 17, 2009 at 5:44 am

“Running With Scissors” is a great memoir (never saw the movie–the book’s always better). In fact, I’ve read all his follow-up books and they’re all equally enjoyable. If you like his stuff, you should also pick up some David Sedaris–good reading! :)

Anyway, I want falafel. Yum.

roseyrebecca July 17, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Your salad looks yummy! I also love mixing whole eggs with egg whites. Great idea to have the omelet with hummus and broccoli! :-)

http://roseyrebecca.wordpress.com/

Mandy Unruh July 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm

That’s so funny that you and CD watch The Tonight Show nightly…my husband did the Transformer graphics (Larry King into a scooter and Conan into a girl’s bike).

Thanks for sharing your day!

xoxo

rita July 24, 2009 at 8:09 am

Heather, you mentioned that you made a raw pie and I was curious to know how you made it….Also, I would like to know how much you paid for your stevia….

Rita…..

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