Well lovelies, I said it before and I will say it again: it is Friday, and though I am not sure how we got here, I will take it! I woke up (unhappily) to that nasty rain/snow mix that I was hoping I wouldn’t see again until next winter. Crappy weather=no recess= a LONG afternoon. Good news is that I did actually make it until 2:40, but let’s back up to the beginning of my day.
This week I decided to try out a new food shopping plan. This new plan was inspired by my desire to NEVER have to food shop solely on a Sunday. My new plan ivolves me shopping for the first few days of the week on Sunday and then sometime midweek picking up food for the end of the week. As I have said before I am a planner and on Sunday I basically know what I will eat for breakfast, snacks, lunch, and most dinners during the week. This week while beginning my new “plan” I never provisioned for the thought that I wouldn’t feel like picking up groceries midweek(I should’ve known better). Result? I had no food to make for breakfast this morning, had a half cup of yogurt and 3 (THREE) strawberries left for snack, and only had celery/carrots/cucumbers left for lunch. Not very satisfying!
So, what DID I eat?
For breakfast I had a medium french vanilla iced coffee with extra skim milk. While I was at Dunks I decided to have a corn muffin. I haven’t had a muffin in a looonnnggg time and soon figured out why: after eating it I was just as hungry as before I ate it!
Snack was a half-cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt with 3 (literally) strawberries and a chocolate-chocolate chip Vita Muffin.
After school I met some coworkers at a local restaurant for “book club”. I had a few tasty beverages and pita crisps dipped in the most creamy spinach and artichoke dip. I have such a good time every time I am out with my fellow teachers 🙂
Around 5:30 I headed home feeling quite content. The sun was low in the sky and sitting in my car with the heat on I imagined that it was summer outside, ahhhhhh what an amazing feeling. I turned on my favorite 5 o’clock music: Ray Lamontange. For those of you who don’t know him, you MUST check him out. He is amazing and his lyrics are so beautiful. Today I listened to the “Til the Sun Turns Black” album, and it really hit the spot music wise, do you know what I mean? I have grown to love all the tracks on the record but my first favorite is track 2, Empty.
Mo called me as I was driving home and we decided to meet at another tavern to have a few drinks and some more food. She had just gotten out of the gym (I took today off, Fridays are my usual skip day) and I wanted to catch up with her because our schedules are oppositely crazy. While chatting I had one more Mic Ultra and split and order of potato skins (which I dipped in ranch dressing, mmmm).
I am in the process of writing my “About ME!” section and I was bouncing ideas off of her, just trying to verbalize what the whole point of this blog is! To be honest, I don’t think I can yet verbalize what I envision. I can picture it my head but can’t quite get it out in the right words just yet. I talked about personal goals, especially in regards to food and exercise and balancing it while LIVING life. I know that at some recent points in my life I have focused more on one than the other. I have yet to find that perfect balance between eating, exercising, and living (and that is what I am leaning toward when writing this blog). I think I am doing this to share my struggle/success with living as healthy as I can, while trying to find my balance.
Anyone have any suggestions or thought-provoking questions that can cure me of my writers-block? Help a sista out!
Well, I am looking forward to curling up on my couch and catching up on some reading this weekend. The book I am currently trying to read is Chelsea Handler’s newest book. I have read her first two and am going to see her when she hits Boston in April. I have heard that it really isn’t as good as the other two but we shall see (and I will let you all know what I think!).