November goals

  • Seek help. See a physician. See a dietitian. Make a friend.
  • Read. Diary of An Exercise Addict. Slow Love. Love Walked In. The Help. West of Here. Spirit Junkie.
  • Go out. Hang out with friends. Go to things.
  • Eat more. Drink more water too. My goal is 1200 calories per day. That may sound insane, but I don’t consume that much and I haven’t for quite some time. My body has shut down so it’s time to get it back on track. I fear it may come with weight gain, but once I fix my body, I can lose weight more healthfully. I did it once; I can do it again.
  • Rest more. Once at least. Twice sometimes. This should be easier with the holiday season and probably some cancellation of classes.
  • Be a better person. Be a better daughter. Love is eternal and I need to love back. This month is my mom’s 57th birthday and I’d like to do something nice for her and my other family members. 🙂
  • Pay bills. Pay credit card bill. Pay cell phone bill. Get that done did with my paychecks. Still be in the hole, but I’ll be okay in the months to come.
  • Then continue to learn to spend less.

Pumpkin pie = tofu + pumpkin – eggs – crust

Though I made a batch of Pumpkin Whip Dip with a container of Cool Whip Lite and then added pumpkin to my yogurt, I had leftover pumpkin.

When I was at the store yesterday, I saw tofu on sale and an idea came to me. I’ve seen recipes for pumpkin pie with tofu. I had pumpkin pie samples at Costco Friday and all of it came together to produce an idea: tofu pumpkin pie.

But wait! I didn’t have crust.

Then, I found the perfect recipe: no crust, no eggs, no problem. I didn’t want to use eggs, but I was willing to use Biscoff cookies, or my Trader Joe version. I even had exactly 12 cookies left to make Chez Bettay’s Crustless Vegan Pumpkin Pie!

I put a dollop of Pumpkin Whip Dip on top.

My little cousin tried it and said, “Just like Costco.” So it does taste like pumpkin pie!

Halloween and then it’s November!

I need to incorporate a ton more veggies into my diet. I did that tonight and feel sooo bloated. It’ll go away though I hope.

Monday, October 31 HALLOWEEN
pre-workout – 1/2 c. Fage 0%
*20 mins elliptical, TurboKick
brunch – homemade orange chicken, spinach
afternoon snack – apple apricot raisin filone, faux pumpkin pie!
dinner – Clean & Perfect Pumpkin Protein Pancakes
nighttime snack – PB & Chocolate Puffins!
read – Diary of An Exercise Addict
watch – “Addams Family Values”

Tuesday, November 1
brunch – homemade breakfast burrito: low carb tortilla, egg whites, spinach, spicy black bean dip, faux pumpkin pie!
afternoon snack – pumpkin & pistachio fro-yo, pork meatball, PB Puffins
dinner – homemade orange chicken, spinach
nighttime snack – apple w/ PB
read – Slow Love
watch – “Water for Elephants”

Wednesday, November 2
*Slim in 6 Burn It Up
brunch – homemade breakfast burrito (200)
afternoon snack – Chobani black cherry (140), Isabella’s The Paddy Cookie (150) [490]
dinner – salmon, broccoli (200) [690]
nighttime snack – apple (80), Chobani strawberry (140) [910]
read – N/A
watch – “Crazy Stupid Love”

Thursday, November 3
pre-workout – Chobani lemon (140)
*20 mins elliptical, BodyPump
brunch – homemade breakfast burrito (~200) [~340]
afternoon snack – 1/3 c. Fage 0%, 1/2 serving Puffins (~100) [~440]
dinner – In N Out hamburger with ketchup & mustard instead of sauce (~325) [~765]
nighttime snack – apple (~80) [~845]
read – Slow Love
watch – “Green Lantern”

Friday, November 4
pre-workout – Chobani (140)
*20 mins biking, 24SET
brunch – homemade breakfast burrito (~200) [~340]
afternoon snack – Greek yogurt single (140) [~480]
dinner – salmon, broccoli (~200) [~680]
nighttime snack – apple (~80) [~760]
read – Slow Love
watch – “Captain America”

Saturday, November 5
breakfast – oatmeal
lunch – at work! 🙂
afternoon snack – Fage 0%
dinner –
nighttime snack – apple
read – Slow Love
watch – “Cafe”

Sunday, November 6
breakfast – oatmeal
*bike from HB to Newport Beach
lunch –
read – Slow Love
watch – “The Client List”