Sunday, September 6, 2009


This weekend has been a orgy of really, really unhealthy, but extremely fun food. I'm not sure how I got on this train, but it's been a fun ride.

Let's review:

Friday: Was a Beach Day, so of course we had to head to the Café for Banana Pancakes to sustain us on the long (okay, okay, 15 minutes!) ferry ride over. At least we shared them. Of course, I had to have a home-baked banana-chocolate-chip muffin at the Island snack bar. We also went to the patio at the Island Restaurant for drinks but stopped short of buying a meal or dessert (their prices are insane). Instead, we saved our loonies for veggie burgers and fries back in the city.

Saturday: I worked in the morning and, of course, stopped by the Market. Saturday is Death by Chocolate Cookie day! I enjoyed my cookies after a healthy lunch at home. Went to cocktail hour at a friends place in the evening (had a sip of the wine, but mostly ate granola). We finished the evening at a favourite Thai Restaurant. I was *very* good and ordered the vegan vegetable plate which is healthy and delicious (and doesn't leave me feeling like I have a brick in my stomach, like the Pad Thai).

Today: I was treated to Banana Pancakes for brunch (ate an entire plate myself *burp*) and home fries as the Café. Banana pancakes two days running is more than decadent! I would like to think that I burned off these calories helping out in the garden, but I'm pretty sure that's not the case! We went out for a spontaneous supper in the evening and I had my favourite pasta, plus a few bites of dessert. Delicious, but *heavy*.

Monday? I'll be having an apple for breakfast. Seriously, my hollow leg is filling up!

After the gardening today, we headed to the pool at the Very Big Park for some chlorine and sunny fun. Oh, I love this pool! It's clean and uncrowded, possibly because it's unheated, which results in a process of natural selection. It was our first time out this year, due to the municipal strike and the generally grungy weather earlier in the summer. Plus, in August, we were busy at the cottage and the beach. Today was the last of the season!

We went for a long dip, played in the water (handstands!) and then warmed ourselves in the sun. We missed 'last call' by a few minutes; by the time we were ready for our last dip, the lifeguards were already shooing people from the pool. I managed one last tiny toe-dip before we were herded to the change rooms.

That's it, no more pools for the summer. It makes sense, because it *was* getting a bit chilly. I'm not ready to let go of summer!

(And because this is a yoga blog...)

I raced home and squeezed in a quick yoga practice after my bath and before racing off to supper. The day was so jam-packed that I literally didn't have a pause. This is where the YogaDownload classes really come in handy. I did a 25-minute Shoulder Opener #1 sequence with Dawnelle that was already sitting in my queue of downloaded classes. I like this sequence a lot and even the 25-minute version was a well-rounded practice.


Michelle said...

Wow you sure like Bananas. Possibly one of my least favorite foods, next to cottage cheese. That is sure a lot of eating out for one weekend. Do you often do that?

Kaivalya said...

I do like bananas! They're probably my favourite fruit. Interestingly, my dog is crazy about them too and will gaze longingly at anyone eating a banana. I've been feeding her banana bits since she was a puppy, so I guess she acquired a taste for them.

I very rarely eat out as much as I did this weekend. Both my partner and I work for schools in some capacity (she's a professor) so Labour Weekend is really our 'last hurrah' before our workloads kick in.

Oh, and I adore cottage cheese! ;-)