My title of this post comes from the fact that I have been really LOVING home. It has been relaxing to enjoy the comfort of my home 🙂 Since I last posted, I started my meal plan schedule and had my snack last night. It was delicious and consisted of strawberry chobani, 1/2 cup of heart to heart, some peanut butter, and about 12 almonds. This is a large snack, but I realized it makes sense because my meals aren’t enormous by any means according to my plan.
Hope you all had fabulous Tuesdays/starts to your week!! Today was probably one of the most relaxed days ever (and I desperately needed it).
I woke up (at 11:45… :-D) and made breakfast according to my meal plan. It had to include 4 carbs, 2 fats, and 2 proteins. (i’ll explain what counts as one of each at the end of this post because I got a few questions). I made a 1/2 cup of oat bran with a full banana and two tablespoons of cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter. I love how the peanut butter melts into the oat bran- you can barely see it in this pic!
My schedule was kind of messed up because i’m usually supposed to do breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack but since I woke up so late I didn’t really have time.. I had lunch around 4 hours later.
I finally used my panini maker!! I grilled up a turkey sandwich with muenster cheese, lettuce, and tomato. I know, not THAT creative, but delicious nonetheless! I also had sunchips, carrots, and a huuge apple. I’m supposed to have 4 carbs, 2 fats, 1-2 vegetables, and 2-3 proteins.
Then i honestly just relaxed all day and worked on a paper I have to turn in for a final tomorrow (I know, STILL finals..crazy!). I felt kind of anxious about being so sedentary, but realized that rest is exactly what I needed!
I went out to dinner with two of my best friends from high school at a sushi restaurant and it was amazing! i ordered a california roll, avocado roll, and a side of steamed veggies. Then they wanted to go to get ice cream. This is where i’m kind of upset with myself because instead of enjoying ice cream with them, I chose not to get any. I just wanted to stick to my plan and I was full/didn’t feel comfortable eating it. I know i’ll get to that point though very soon!
Then, they all came back to my house and we decided to make some quick/easy sugar cookies for fun! They were by no means something to brag about, but it was a lot of fun!
We also made some “gingerbread” houses out of graham crackers.. because we are that cool. haha
it was fun to see some old friends 🙂 I love doing goofy kid-like things like this. It was a really enjoyable/relaxing night. I laughed a lot and realized how much I really do like my high school friends!
Anyways, i’m going to answer a few questions regarding my new meal plan that I received on my last post:
1. I was asked if this would be something I would do at school as well.
The answer is yes! I plan on following my meal plan when I go back to school and based on where I am in the next month, the nutritionist will help me figure out if the meal plan should be adjusted.
2. What counts as 1 carb? 1 fat? 1 protein?
1 carb is 15 grams, 1 fat is 5-8 grams, and one protein is 7-10 grams. To put this into perspective, a slice of whole grain bread has approximately 15 g, a tablespoon of peanut butter counts as a fat, and 2 oz of deli meat or 3 oz of chicken is a protein. The exchange system is kind of difficult and I have had to look at nutrition labels a lot to figure it out, but I really think it will get easier! For the plan she set a total of how many of each i should get in a day, and she even broke it up by meals and snacks. I have a packet explaining how to figure out what a serving is which is really helpful!
Tomorrow I plan to get up, finish my paper (blehhh), hopefully do some last minute shopping for some gifts (i know..so bad!!), and then i have the IOP program from 5:30-8.
lots of loveee
ps- any suggestions for a gift for my sister? I want to get her something she’ll like! She is a pretty ‘typical’ girl so any girly things you might think of, let me know 🙂
PPS– look how cute my doggieee is! i’ve missed him