Day 4 – Lazy Sunday
Not only I am sleepy today but my legs are sore from all the walking I did yesterday, so I’ve decided today needs to be at least somewhat lazy for me.
I’ve still got laundry going in the other room but I’m sitting here with my feet up and thinking of taking a nap once this post goes up 🙂
For breakfast this morning, I made pumpkin oats.
I don’t know what it was but this bowl just didn’t blow me away. I think it might be the pumpkin, honestly. Perhaps I got an old can or it just tastes better when it’s in season?
Or maybe I need to cook them with some non-dairy milk instead of just water? Hmm…
This bowl contained 1/3 cup oats (cooked with water), 1/3 cup pumpkin, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp chocolate chips, 1 tsp pancake syrup and 1 tbsp peanut butter.
I also tried another Starbucks VIA product today that I got as a sample while I was there yesterday doing the taste test.
This Italian Roast was okay but I definitely prefer the Columbian, so I am glad those are the ones I purchased yesterday with my coupon. These are something I probably won’t make a habit out of since a pack of 3 normally costs $2.99 but I’ll definitely use my coupons first!
Spiked with some Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla.
For lunch after church, my parents, Josh and I went to McAlister’s Deli, which I hadn’t been too in a long time.
I ended up getting the Pick Two combo of half a Greek salad (with no feta) and a cup of the vegetarian chili. It was delicious.
I’ve been doing some thinking and research about soy. I’ve heard a lot of things on both sides, that soy is beneficial, helps prevent cancer, good for bones, etc. But I’ve also heard that soy is dangerous, can not really cause cancer but aid in it, and also screw with your hormonal cycles.
As a woman who has struggled with irregularity of my cycles for as long as I can remember, anything that messes with that jumps on my radar. We’re talking late periods, no periods (for months at a time), heavy, light, painful and not so much. Two are hardly ever the same which makes finding the cause pretty impossible. Since there is not a clear, definitive answer that I know of about soy and it’s relation to this, I don’t know that I will do anything other than be aware.
I don’t need to become so reliant on soy since I have decided to go vegetarian and now vegan. I think I do okay with my non-dairy milks (other than Almond Breeze which does contain soy) but it is in so many other products I use that I think I need to start paying more attention.
What do you guys think? Are you a fan of soy or do you avoid it? Why?
Thanks as always for your feedback and I hope you have a great Sunday!
Posted on October 4, 2009, in Breakfast, challenges, changes, diets, dining, Lunch, pumpkin, rest, restaurants, Starbucks and tagged Almond Breeze, hormones, mcalister's deli, menstrual cycles, soy, Starbucks, vegan mofo III, VIA. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.