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It’s a short work week for me – get to start my weekend now!
I crashed around 9:30 last night and didn’t pack up anything for today before I hit the sack. However, when the fridge is stocked with fruits/veggies/1 or 2 frozen dinners/yogurt, it’s super easy to throw something together last minute that’s pretty healthy. Once I rolled out of bed I toasted a Sweet Wheat Alternative Bagel and topped it with reduced fat strawberry cream cheese (I stole some from Scott’s stash), St. Dalfour Raspberry Pomegranate Jam, and had a banana on the side.
I would have reached for the peanut butter, but that would have given me a perfect repeat of yesterday’s breakfast. I guess it’s not the worst thing in the world, but why not switch it up just a little bit?
I had two clementines and some cinnamon roast almonds mid morning. I bought a huge box of Cuties on Monday, so Scott and I need to start downing these things like candy before they go bad! (and they do taste like candy ).
I went for a little walk over lunch as well – it was only about 20 minutes but holy cow I was dead tired after. It’s the most I’ve done since Saturday and I guess I’m not feeling as well as I thought I was. Looks like another few days off is a good idea .
After another few meetings this afternoon (I think I see a business trip in my future!) I was absolutely starving – I dug into my emergency stash of oatmeal and nuked a packet of Maple & Brown Sugar oats and had a small spoon full of peanut butter. Not exciting, but tasty!
And now that I’m home and have a little time to spend before Scott and I head out to dinner, here’s something I’ve seen make full circle in the food-blogosphere:
ABC’s of yours truly
A. Age: 23
B. Bed size: Queen (and you better believe THAT was hard to fit in our apartment!)
C. Chore you dislike: cleaning bathrooms. I’ll happily scrub/bleach/wash the kitchen til it’s all sparkly (just last night I went all Steel-Wool on our kitchen sink *shiny!*), but I think bathrooms are disgusting
D. Dogs: I’ve never had one before (never had a pet growing up). My first pet was a cat when Scott and I moved in together. Since then, we’ve had “Doodles”, “Doodles 2” (that’s a long story….), and now “Salami”. Note: We have no idea whatever happened to Doodles, and Doodles 2 currently lives with my parents
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast!! Abso-lutely first thing in the morning. The only hindrance is putting my contacts in beforehand– I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t even make it to the kitchen with how blind I am without them!
F. Favorite color: Green. Always has been, always will be.
G. Gold or silver: Silver! Gold makes me feel like I’m in my grandma’s era…
H. Height: 5’6’’
I. Instruments you play(ed): Piano – 3 years, Guitar – 1 year, singing – 10 years
J. Job title: Mechanical Engineer. Love it.
K. Kids: None yet . Scott and I definitely want 2 down the road – a boy first, then a girl.
L. Live: Boulder, CO. Hippy town USA
M. Mom’s name: Tricia
N. Nicknames: Ernie (my parents have been calling me that since I was born), “Grinding Gertie” – the nickname my high school shop teacher gave me because I liked playing with an Angle Grinder and watching the sparks fly off of metal .
O. Overnight hospital stays: Oh wow.. let’s see. I’ve had 6 surgeries total, but overnight stays only account for two of them. Those were getting rods in my back, and then getting them out. (more info here)
P. Pet peeves: Putting the toilet paper roll on backwards (I’m an “over” kind of girl), and loud eaters. Just ask my husband – I cannot stand slurping/sipping/loud chewing. I get on his case quite frequently about this.. OH, and leaving milk in a bowl or cup and letting it harden in the sink. That is absolutely the most rancid-smelling thing on this planet!
Q. Quote from a movie: “Bad Squishy!” – Finding Nemo. Best. Quote. Ever!
R. Righty or lefty: Righty
S. Siblings: One older bro, Brandon.
T. Time you wake up: Weekdays: 6am. Weekends: absolutely no later than 8am (my body just wakes up then). Weekends seem to depend on a.) what we have planned, b.) what I want for breakfast, and c.) how long it will take me to make the thing I want for breakfast
U. Underwear: um… how about a yes (always!)?
V. Vegetables you don’t like: this is the only question so far I can’t answer right away… probably radishes and anything that tastes like a radish (ew!)
W. What makes you run late: My husband . I’m one of those people where 5 minutes early stresses me out because I feel late.
X. X-rays you’ve had: *refers back here* Just to name a few: probably 30+ on my back, teeth (dentist!), CT Scan on my abdomen, MRI of my back, ankles/wrists from injuries playing sports… I’ve definitely had more than most people twice my age .
Y. Yummy food you make: Just about every single thing I eat is yummy. I frequent the “food coma dance” many times a day – Scott thinks I’m an idiot . Here’s a good example!
Z. Zoo animal favorites: My favorite ones to look at are the crazy multi-colored frogs, but I like observing anything monkey-ish . They are just way too smart!
My appetite that is . It’ll be even better once I can hit up the gym again (maybe a light workout tomorrow…). I despise being sick, but it’s never a bad thing lying around watching TV and being lazy (occasionally ).
I reverted back to my usual a.m. craving this morning – carbs and peanut butter. I toasted up a Sweet Wheat Alternative Bagel and topped it with PB, sliced banana, and Agave. The caffeine was grabbed at work.
I ran home really fast over lunch to grab a few things, but just ate while I was there . I had a hummus/egg/cheese/spinach wrap on a spelt tortilla, a clementine, and a small bag of Sunchips.
My energy is waaaay back up today so I think I’ll shoot for a short walk later tonight to get my body moving around a little bit. It’s terribly difficult not to just jump right back into a gym routine (for me), so I just need to stay grounded for another day or so (it’s killing me lol).
Around 3pm or so, I sliced up a Mango I bought at the store on Monday (complete with produce sticker still on). I don’t remember what kind it is, but it is different than the usual green/red ones you see in the produce section.
I’ve only bought a Mango once, and it turned out to be super sour, so I sort of lost my taste for them. This one however, rocked my socks off, even though it took me 20 minutes to figure out how to peel the dumb thing. I had some cinnamon roast almonds and water too.
About an hour after that I was starving again (yay for eating!!). I had a Chobani Pomegranate Greek yogurt and quite a few handfuls of granola. I finished up my last bit of granola too, so now I guess I have to go back to the store .
Usually Wednesday’s are scheduled rest days for me, so why break the system? I’ll definitely take tonight off and then do some light/moderate(ish) things tomorrow. That just leaves me more time to pack up for tomorrow’s food-gasms .