Good morning, blog world!
I am currently reporting to you like this:
What am I doing? I am “typing” — hands-free! Last week, when I realized that I really couldn’t type for a while, I ordered MacSpeech Dictate, a voice activation software. I have never seen anything like this. It is amazing! Very accurate, very easy to use, and will make my recovery much faster. I am actually going on vacation starting this weekend, so that will help to. But I have so much typing to do at work that I couldn’t go two weeks without typing.
This software is totally worth it for anyone who has wrist, arm, or nerve problems. What is also very cool about it is that you can make multiple profiles, so that, for example, Loren could also use this program because it would learn to recognize his voice separately. He has a bad wrist ( I know, we are both old people) so this is great for him to! You can also find great programs for PC’s (they are actually rated even higher by most review sites).
Anyways, onto yesterday’s eats. After a 35 minute workout on the elliptical at the gym, I came home and made a big bowl of oats sans pumpkin, but with banana, almond milk, and topped with some homemade apple butter.
I also stopped at Starbucks for my usual: a skim awake tea latte with one pump of pumpkin syrup. The oatmeal was very good- I always feel so healthy starting my day off with oatmeal.
Lunch was packed at home, as usual. I made a turkey bologna sandwich and packed lots of fruits and veggies to go with.
If I use half a banana at breakfast, I tried to eat the rest of it for snack that day. That way, I don’t feel that I am being wasteful, but I also don’t eat it all at once. In addition to the snacks above, I also had a small cooked chile, given to me by a student. I think it was stuffed with veggies and shredded chicken. These ladies know how to cook!
I tried to be creative for dinner… eh, it didn’t go so well. I mean, I ate it, but I would change a few things that I made it again. Basically, I try to make a kind of “Mexican casserole”, layering corn tortillas, beans, and veggies. We had just bought some fresh veggies and I was trying to incorporate them into the meal- but I think I try to incorporate too many.
For example, broccoli. Bad idea.
Here is the finished product:
I just doctored up my piece and Loren’s with avocado, yogurt, cheese, and hot sauce. It was actually pretty good once I took the broccoli off my plate!
For dessert, I had a mini ice cream cookie sandwich from Trader Joe’s.
Can’t believe I “typed” that whole post while talking to my computer. You can just picture me sitting in my kitchen, talking to my little Mac- that should make you laugh!