I feel like no matter how hard I want things to just slow down sometimes, time always flies. I have been truly working on living in the moment, appreciating the things I am doing right now, and focusing on my blessings. It is crazy how a little change in your mindset can make a worlds a difference.
Tuesday started off with breakfast (obvi) after a pretty lame-tastic sleep. Meaning, I couldn’t really sleep. Lack of sleep= crabby Shelley = not a pretty picture haha. But nonetheless I had a delicious bowl of fage 2%, granola, banana, cinnamon raisin swirl, & strawberry rhubarb jelly from a local farm (yumm.. so sooo good)!
I was legitimately determined to follow my meal plan, 100%, no excuses 🙂 I guess you could equate my motivation to Wedding Crasher’s “Rule 76: No Excuses. Play Like a Champ.” 😉 & I DID.
After breakie, I decided I wanted to relax (shocker, right?) and I watched some episodes of Glee! I love it. i’m officially a Glee fan 🙂 I had a doctor appointment at 1:45 so before we left, I made lunch which consisted of a turkey, avocado & cheese wrap on a Mission tortilla with apple, carrots & quaker ranch oat cake things. I bought mission wraps because they have two servings of carbs instead of one like la tortilla factory.
Doctor appointment went well. Pretty standard stuff. Then me & my momasita went grocery shopping & I snagged some good buys including peanut butter pretzels, sweet potato chips, sweet potatos, kefir, etc.
When I came home I was feeling particularly bloggie (is that an adjective? Hmm.. in my world it is) & since it was snacktime, I made my first smoothie (I mean, i’ve had smoothies obbvss but never homemade)
It consisted of frozen strawbs, 1/2ish of a banana, dark chocolate dreams PB, and a cup of kefir. This was amazing!! I looved it. More smoothies in my future? Yep!
Perfection in a cup. I had a support group at the place I go to IOP from 6:30-8. I really liked it. It was nice to be in an environment with other people going through the exact same thing & just talk about whatever was on my mind. We talked about the media, body image issues, resolutions, etc. It was awkward at times, but overall very helpful.
I came home & ate such a fantastic dinner! Thanks Mom 😀 It consisted of a turkey burger with some cheese on a whole grain bun with acorn squash, a sweet potato with some better n’ peanut butter, & a half serving of pretzels (this = 5 carbs, 2 fats, & 3 proteins).
I’m not going to lie, after this meal I instantly started calculating the calories I had consumed so far in the day in my head which caused a minor inner panic attack until I realized all I had to do was tell Ed to suck it because I was feeding myself the nutrients I need 😀
4 of my guy friends from high school showed up at my house unannounced haha & so it was a nice surprise. I ended up hanging out with them all night & taking them to *drum roll please* taco bell (BARFFF!) They got..
times like 12. no joke. Boys can eat. It was nasssty. I, of course, got nothing. Taco hell is just not my thang. Nonetheless, they came back over to my house & we watched some will ferrell comedy, played some mario kart, & caught up while they continued to eat my food. It was a good time.
After they left (at like 12:30..), I had my evening snack (despite temptations to not). It was something different but I had to get in 2 carbs, 1 protein, and 2 fats so I figured i’d switch it up! I had a little over 1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese, some blueberries/raspberries, cocoa roast almonds, some cereal, & a bit of pb loco cookie dough peanut butter.
Today I am meeting two friends for lunch at panera at 12:45, but I started my day off with an AMAZING combination, inspired by Allie. I took 6 oz of fage 2% and topped it with 6 oz of plain, low fat kefir & added banana, raspberries, honey sunshine, almonds & some peanut butter.
I have a bit of advice to ask you all:
I’ve been thinking a lot about sharing this blog with my Mom. We are really close and I hate having secrets. I think she would support the blog but part of me is unsure if I should tell her. For one, i’m not sure if I want her reading all of the things I write and two, i’m worried she might think that food blogging is bad for my eating disorder. On the other hand, I could see her thinking it is great and I really don’t share anything on here I would hide from her? you know? Blogging is something I am excited about & proud of, so it is hard to keep it from her but I’m not sure what the right decision is.
What do you all think about this? Do you share your blogs with your family/loved ones?
Hope your day is wonderful!!
Oh & by the way, Check out my Guest post on Melissa’s of melissanibbles blog!! I’m so excited she asked me to do a guest post- Thanks so much!!