Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Big E

Friday started off with a breakfast I was thinking about before going to sleep: Stuffed French Toast. I dipped 2 slices of whole wheat bread in a mixture of egg whites, cinnamon and nutmeg to make the french toast and the stuffed part was a mix of plain 0% Chobani, cinnamon, and sliced banana. It was so filling I couldn’t eat it all but it was yummy which made me sad that I couldn’t fit it all in my tummy.


After digestion, I decided to try out one of the workouts OnDemand which I didn’t realize were free! I did the Yogaworks Slimdown. I’ve decided that I want to start doing at least 2 days of yoga per week. It’s supposed to make you long and lean right? Well anything that will make 5’3.5” look long sounds good to me!

I ate a light lunch because I was in a hurry and new I’d be eating junk later.

Carrots, Celery, Red Bell Pepper, and Garlic Hummus


Leftover fruit from the Nutrition Liaison meeting


Then I got into my best country get-up for the Big E. For those that don’t know, the Big E is a HUGE fair for all of New England. Each state has their own building on the fairgrounds. There’s of course a midway full of rides, stages for concerts, and other exhibit halls and fun stuff. Plus lots of fair food! Their main food attraction is the Big E Cream Puff. It’s famous I swear. In 2004 they started the Big E-clair too.  I wanted to go on Friday because Jason Michael Carroll was performing and his concert was free. YAY!  We ended up not getting there until 6:30 though so we didn’t have much time to look around before the concert started. Here are a few photo highlights.


Let me tell you – elephants are hard to get pictures of! We took like 10 and it kept moving so all the pictures were blurry. I wish we could have been there earlier to look around with out being all frantic to get to the concert but maybe next year….. I enjoyed the concert. Jessie James was the opening act. She has a good voice but her songs made her seem kind of….for lack of a better word slutty LOL.  Jason Michael Carroll was great. I was so surprised he cut his hair!

I was starving by the time we got back to the apartment so we ordered pizza. I have a love/hate relationship with Dominos haha. We got pepperoni, banana peppers, and mushrooms on the pizza (tried to get a little veggies!) plus a side of cheesy bread. I gotta say my stomach has shrunk since I was an undergrad. I used to be able to eat half a pizza myself when we ordered it. (I LOVE PIZZA!) Anyway last night I only ate 2 slices plus 2 breadsticks. And a couple gummy dinosaurs :)


We watched the premieres of House and Fringe and then I passed out. It was a long night!

Saturday we really didn’t do much. I ate more “typical college food” so instead of 1 treat day I had 2. Oh well! It was fun but now I’m back home and have to get into school mode again.

Hope you all had fabulous weekends too!


  1. Love the country getup!

    I know what you mean about Dominoes. I haven't had it in SO long but during high school my friend and I used to order it all the time. We always finished the whole pie AND buffalo wings between the two of us, but I doubt I can do that now.

    It was dang good, that's for sure. ;)

  2. I LOVE the Big E. So sad I couldn't make it this year. It's funny that a lot of people in MA don't know about it but just about everyone in CT goes!

    AND... I do the free exercise TV workouts OnDemand _all the time_. They're the best! They have everything you could possibly want all for free. L.O.V.E it :)

  3. I love the big E! I am from, CT so I always would go. That pizza looks delicious and that sandwich you ate with the yogurt! Sounds like a perfect combo! =)