Live from Chicago

Hey guys!

I’m currently blogging from our hotel in Illinois (outside of Chicago) and contemplating what to do before we go to dinner at Gino’s East in a couple of hours 😉

Today has been a good day so far. I started everything off with a new breakfast find I got on sale last weekend.

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It’s like oatmeal only it contains oats, barley, wheat, rye, triticale plus flaxseed. Oh wait, you could’ve read all that here:

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Anyway, it is definitely a bit different than oatmeal but I was excited to try it.

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I followed the instructions for microwaving on the package and then topped it with almond butter and sweet blueberries.

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It was good. But different. It will take some getting used to after eating oat bran forever but it definitely has outstanding nutritional info. Plus it was chewy so it was a change in texture as well.

I also had some coffee with soymilk before we left Kentucky!

While on the road, we encountered some windmills. It was pretty cool…

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And I snacked on some almonds 🙂

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Then later on we stopped for lunch at what to me is one of the most “acceptable” fast food places…SUBWAY!

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I got a veggie delight on flat bread (no cheese). It had spinach, tomato, onion, pickles, olives, green peppers and mustard.

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I wasn’t too hungry after those almonds so this was plenty for me. I did have a piece of dark chocolate a bit later though.

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Our hotel is so nice! It has an indoor pool and fitness center and a 24 hour Starbucks, whoa!

Here is our ginormous tv. Josh is happy. Sports is on.

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And here is my lovely blogging space for the next two days!

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And now I am happy 🙂

The beds are really small but luckily there is a pullout couch so we can all be comfy. Here is where I’ll be sleeping the next two nights.

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I’m thinking I need a snack so I’m going to raid the stash I brought with me. I smartly left them in the trunk except for the one I needed on the way here so I wouldn’t eat them all when I wasn’t hungry. Ha ha. Yeah I’ve done that before…speaking from experience here.

Anyway, I’ll be back later on with dinner and such 🙂

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on September 11, 2009, in Breakfast, Cereal, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Oh that hotel sounds great!!!!! Gym AND a 24 hour Starbucks!!!! Woah Momma lol…I am a little jealous lol okay maybe a lot =)

    Have a great mini vaca!!!!!!

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