Happy Wednesday! I’m on vacation this week—more like stay-cation. The idea of traveling during my allotted vacation week just seemed too exhausting and expensive, so I’ve been enjoying taking these lovely August days at my own pace here in NYC.

It’s also time for another What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the weekly link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

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After working a busy Saturday at the hospital, I was so excited to start my week off. Sunday involved sleeping in (if you count 11-8 sleeping in…) and then brunch, beer and a whole bunch of walking.

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Leek & Egg @ Sparrow in Astoria

Monday I had a lot to do (writing projects, cooking projects, life projects…), but I enjoyed begin able to take it at my own speed. I also had time for a pilates class. I love when I can do that because I learn things I can incorporate into solo workouts when I’m not able to get to a group class.

It was also nice not to have to rely on hospital cafeteria food and lab-coat snacks to get me through the day. I don’t know if it was the heat or not being on my feet as much, but I definitely wasn’t as hungry during the day. No complaints, though—I enjoyed some good stuff, and I was happy not to deal with the inevitable low-blood-sugar shakes & headaches.

Breakfast: rolled oats w/ flax, a white peach, blackberries, and sunflower seed butter img 0013 - What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation Day
Lunch: a big salad; smoked salmon and avocado on an Ezekiel English muffin img 0016 - What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation Day

Snack: a berry & greens smoothie w/ cocoa powder (sounds gross, tasted great)

img 0018 - What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation DayDinner: Homemade soup (one of the day’s projects), toast w/ hummus img 0024 - What I Ate Wednesday #71: Vacation Day

Snack: Plain yogurt w/ cocoa powder, cut-up frozen lazy-person brownie, berries

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How did you spend your last vacation?