Merry Christmas from your favorite one of your favorite Jews! 🙂
Sorry if i’ve been a bit random with the posting- i’ve just been trying to relax/enjoy myself and not let things stress me out. I love blogging and I want it to be more of a release than an obligation if you know what I mean?
Since I last posted, I’ve still been working hard on my meal plan! I’m a TOTAL perfectionist so I want to follow the plan to a T with the EXACT number of exchanges but I am starting to realize it doesn’t need to be perfect. Trying to be too “perfect” with this meal plan almost makes everything worse.
Wednesday morning started out with a delicious breakfast of fage 2%, dark chocolate dreams, a banana, raisins, and honey sunshine!
I still had a paper due Wednesday (I know.. so annoying!) so I worked on it all dayy. when lunch time came around, I followed the advice of Miss Bekah and created a panini that consisted of turkey, munester cheese, pear slices, & honey.. OH MY GOSSHHH so delicious!!! beekeats knows her stuff 🙂 I ate it with the remainder of pear, some almonds, vegggies (carrots/cucumbers) & a lil pickle! so much food, but delicious.
I had IOP wednesday night from 5:30-8. It went pretty well but I found that I had a really hard time concealing some of my emotions. I am an extremely emotional/sensitive person and I just have such a hard time hearing some of the things these girls do to themselves. It truly breaks my heart. Honestly, I broke down and talked to the group about how the whole program is kind of triggering to me and how I almost feel like i’m too “healed/recovered” to be there. I know this is Ed talking but I feel like I have a much easier time eating meals than these girls. I’m so glad I was able to say that because they all assured me that I am in the right place and that the whole process of IOP will get easier with time. I truly hope so…. I just want all the girls in my group to get better too. It is so sad for me.
Anyways, After IOP i went with Gardner & two of our friends to see Avatar- OMG AMAZING!!!! I didn’t really want to see it but I am literally in love. Go see it now! I promise you won’t be disappointed. has anyone else seen this movie?!
I woke up & enjoyed a fabulous bowl of oat bran!! I had 1/2 cup of whole foods bulk bin oat bran with 1 tbsp of cinnamon raisin swilr, 1 tbsp of pb loco cookie dough, a banana, and 1 tbsp of blueberry flax seed… this honestly kept me full for wayyy too long, kind of annoying, but nonetheless it was delicious.
I then did some SUPER last minute shopping for christmakkah (hehe) gifts with my mom. Then I met up with Gar & we went to Trader Joe’s!! I got some amazingg buyss including everything pretzel slims, cilantro & jalapeno hummus, whole grain tortillas w/ flaxseed, organic butternut squash soup (I swapped it with the sweet potato bisque that is pictured), cahsew cookie lara bar, kashi mighty bites & more! I love Trader Joe’s!
Then I had to get ready for Gardner’s family’s christmas eve dinner. I didn’t get pictures but the food was great. We started with a cream of mushroom soup and a salad with bleu cheese, avocado, and tomatoes, & then the main course was tenderloin with mashed potatoes.
I really hope you all enjoy your holidays! I am going to probably spend the day with Gardner’s family… i’m excited to give him his gift! I hope he likes it 🙂 I’ll let you know what I got him tomorrow (in case he sees this!)
1. What are your Christmas plans?? If your Jewish are you gettin chinese?! I HOPE I DO 🙂
2. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?? How did you learn the truth? I don’t know if I ever believed in him? Makes sense haha.
3. Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods?? I usually would say Whole Foods easily but I was super impressed with Trader Joe’s today!