I hope everyone had a great hump day! Mine was SUPER busy but pretty good/productive I think.
Last night I had a decently good dinner
salmon, a salad with a couple pieces of tofu & some kidney beans, and a bowl of this white & wild rice with milk.
now i was a little stressed out about the rice because I don’t like to eat white rice, but I needed the calories. I was happy i ate them even though it did make me a little anxious :-\
Today started out great! I worked out with the boy (only ran for 15 minutes & then did some weight training for mostly back) & then after I treated myself to a delicious yogurt mess with chocolate milk 🙂
Usually today would be subway day with my friend in my retail class but in my second class (which is at 2:30) they told us we’d be getting pizza. Naturally, this kind of stressed me out but it is a small class and I figured that I would eat it since it’d probably be weird if I didn’t to the other students/my teachers. do any of you sometimes feel like you have to eat something because other people will judge you if you don’t?
The pizza was ordered from this place called Ian’s & they are famous for their mac n’ cheese pizza
I never tried ian’s because it is kind of a ‘fear’ food but today they had it! I was so relieved they had the veggie pizza option so I could get something somewhat nutritious. It had really good tomatoes, spinach, and portobello mushrooms on it
ok, so I didn’t try the mac n’ cheese pizza- but I think it’s a pretty funny concept! I got a pretty weak pic of it to show you bloggies with my phone
I did have a tiny bite of my friends though- it was interesting… haha
a few hours later I snacked on a chocolate chip clif bar… I had never tried this flavor and I really liked it. I thought it tasted great and was very filling.
I then had to rush to a sorority meeting for a couple hours. It was fun and my “mom” in the sorority bought me pepper spray! I was so excited :] it’s even in this cute little pink case!
I picked up dinner at this little organic food restaurant that I love! I got a turkey and avocado sandwich on wheat bread
it was pretty good- it tasted really fresh! I also had a handful of pretzels that went unpictured.
On the way home I stopped at a local coffee shop as well & guess what I found…
I am so excited to try these!! I have heard such great things about heart thrives… I’ll definitely post a review as soon as I try one.
Later, I got soft serve with the boy from the caf and let me tell you they put so much ice cream in that cake cone! I wish i could have gotten a picture. It was so good and I was really happy that I let myself indulge 🙂
I have a couple of things I want to bring up…
1) Do any of you find that when you stray from your routine, you may undereat? Today, I definitely ate some things I wouldn’t normally eat in a typical day (i.e the pizza, soft serve, and even the sandwich) but sometimes I think when I do that I underestimate the calories and end up not meeting the calorie goal I set for myself. When things get ambiguous (such as calories), I find that I am likely to eat less than when I know exactly how many calories I am consuming. Does anyone else feel this way? do you think you sometimes are more cautious when you don’t know the exact calories?
2) I talked to my Mom and she is really concerned that I still haven’t gained anything. She had me buy ‘ensure plus’ drinks. I am really hesistant to drink these but I know if I drink a couple a day it will probably be the extra calories I need to actually see results in my weight gain. girls who have taken drink supplements like this– how do you incorporate them in your diet? How do you feel about these drinks? I plan to replace milk at two of my meals with these and continue eating the way I have been eating. Part of me is really hesistant to drink these but I know it is probably what I need to do.
anyways, have GREAT Thursdays! Sorry this post was so heavy on the eating stuff- I really don’t want this to be the WHOLE focus of the blog but right now it is something I am dealing with. I also have a HUGE paper in my marriage and family class due next week and lots of other work so i’m going to be pretty busy this weekend.
anyways- I need to go to sleep- I feel sleep deprived for sure! A nap is in store for tomorrow 🙂
love you guys!!