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HEAB’s Day Part II

July 16, 2009

Missed Part I?  Click here to read all about it.

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:


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:


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:

51 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2009 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.

  2. July 16, 2009 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.

  3. July 16, 2009 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.

  4. July 16, 2009 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.

  5. July 16, 2009 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 🙂

  6. July 16, 2009 7:24 am

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

  7. July 16, 2009 7:28 am

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

  8. July 16, 2009 7:34 am

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

  9. July 16, 2009 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?


  10. July 16, 2009 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!

  11. July 16, 2009 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!” 😛

    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. 🙂

  12. July 16, 2009 8:07 am

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

  13. July 16, 2009 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 🙂

  14. July 16, 2009 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!

  15. mariposagirl permalink
    July 16, 2009 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!

  16. Ali permalink
    July 16, 2009 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.

  17. July 16, 2009 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. 🙂

  18. July 16, 2009 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! 😉

  19. Erin permalink
    July 16, 2009 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.

  20. July 16, 2009 9:18 am

    The flexibility of your job does seem nice =)

  21. July 16, 2009 9:27 am

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

  22. July 16, 2009 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.

  23. July 16, 2009 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!!!

  24. July 16, 2009 9:48 am

    Your day sounds so enjoyable!

  25. Evan Thomas permalink
    July 16, 2009 9:58 am

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

  26. July 16, 2009 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!

  27. July 16, 2009 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!

  28. July 16, 2009 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. 🙂


  29. July 16, 2009 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 🙂

  30. July 16, 2009 1:16 pm

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

  31. July 16, 2009 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.
    ❤ jess

  32. iyamwhatiyamwhatiyam permalink
    July 16, 2009 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.

  33. July 16, 2009 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! 😀

  34. Samantha permalink
    July 16, 2009 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!

  35. July 16, 2009 4:05 pm

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

  36. July 16, 2009 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?

  37. July 16, 2009 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!

  38. July 16, 2009 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!

  39. July 16, 2009 6:15 pm

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

  40. Vicki permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:33 pm


    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!) 😀 I love it…This version is so eye-opening!

  41. July 16, 2009 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.

  42. July 16, 2009 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.

  43. Katharina permalink
    July 16, 2009 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 🙂

  44. WholeBodyLove permalink
    July 16, 2009 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!

  45. yogiclarebear permalink
    July 16, 2009 11:21 pm

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

  46. July 17, 2009 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!!

  47. July 17, 2009 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.

  48. roseyrebecca permalink
    July 17, 2009 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! 🙂

  49. July 18, 2009 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!


  50. July 24, 2009 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….



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