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It has been fun to see all the readers I didn’t even know I had- thank you and welcome to you all 🙂
On Wednesday I met with my friend at pita pit… it was my first experience eating there and i was so impressed. It is sucha a cool spin on a typical ‘sub’ place. THey have options like hummus, baba ghanoush, schwarma, etc. along with the typical turkey/ham, cheese, etc. I got turkey with american swiss, avocado, and tons of veggies. It was amazing! I love how they rolled up the pita. lame picture, but you get the point.
We headed to Starbucks & I got a grande nonfat vanilla latte- I didn’t have enough exchanges in my lunch so I treated myself 🙂 I was proud for doing that!
When I came home my Mom was excited because she found these at Marshalls..
I had to scramble & get ready for IOP. My IOP dinner consisted of a microwave baked potato with some light laughing cow cheese & salsa, pretzels, a pear, and a salad with tuna.
We talked about ‘activity’ at IOP and what level is appropriate at this point in our recovery. No surprise, I was a 1 meaning I can basically not have any activity besides typical day-to-day walking & what not. That is ok though, I have pretty much accepted it at this point.
After IOP, I hung out at Gardner’s. We watched the movie “Taking Woodstock” & it wasn’t really that good, but whatever. We both like the sixties so it entertained us for hte most part. I snacked on some walnuts & a Nugo bar.
I woke up to another delicious bowl of pumpkin oat bran. In this mix– 1/2 cup of oat bran/oats mixed, 1/4 cup egg beaters, 3/4 cup water, 1/3 cup pumpkin, 7 cocoa roast almonds, a banana, blueberries, 1 tbsp of this delicious hazelnut spread a la Kroger, & 1 tbsp of cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter. Pumpkin oats are my new best friend.
Gardner came over (surprise, surprise haha) & we just goofed around. Our day looked like this: bhahah.
before I knew it, it was lunch time. Pretty standard lunch– multigrain w/ flax fat out wrap with turkey & cheese & spinach, an apple, pretzel thins, & cinnamon apple straws.
I had to meet with my nutritionist at 4:30. That went well, except she told me I am going to probalby have to increase my meal plan. That kinda stresses me out because I feel like it is already so big 😦 It depends on my weigh-in Saturday, so we’ll see.
for my snack I had an orange& banana bread larabar- if you haven’t tried this bar, do it NOW. This flavor did not disappoint.
My fam wanted to go to dinner at this sweeeet pizza place called Mellow Mushroom. I kind of was freaking out because they don’t list nutritional information, so how could i know how it fit into my meal plan? My mom assured me I could find something that worked & I asked my nutritionist about it. We figured something out. I realized that this would be a challenge for me, but recovery is about challenges. This is a good restaurant, so i am going to go, and i’m going to enjoy it. Maybe i’ll be a little over on exchanges… so what?! It won’t kill me.
I ordered a 10 inch pizza that had feta, broccoli, portobello mushrooms, roasted red pepper, and tofu. I shared it with my sister- 1/2 of the pizza would equal 4 carbs, 4 proteins, 2 fats. I needed one more carb so my nutritionist suggested starting with a cup of tomato soup- so that is what I did.
I still got in my evening snack despite the pizza! yayay. I had fage 2% mixed with cocoa powder, crunchy corn bran cereal, dark cocolate dreams, and soem cocoa roast almonds- I was in the mood for something chocolately 🙂
This morning, I was still in the yogurt mood so breakfast was a big old yogurt mess with fage 2%, a banana, 1/2 cup go lean, blueberries, 1 tbsp cinnamon raisin swirl & 1 tbsp kroger hazelnut spread, & some crushed up cinnamon graham wafers- yum!
Today I am not doing too much- just getting ready to go back to school. I can’t believe I only have two days until I go back. I am so excited, anxious & READY to be back in Madison!! This break has been extremely important though. I feel like I truly have come a long way before I got here and I am so lucky to have such a supportive family who made sure I got the help I need.
I am supposed to make a comfort box for IOP since it is my last week- you put things in it that appeal to your senses so whenever you are having a bad day, you can go to the comfort box. I am trying to figure out what to put in it at the moment 🙂
Sidenote, I lOVE Price is Right. I really want to be on it someday soon. My Mom & her cousin went, and my cousin got on it! It is like on my to-do list before I die- What game show would you be on if you could be on any show?
Tonight mine & gardner’s family are going out to dinner- i’m pretty anxious about where we will be going, but I have no doubt i’ll be able to figure something out!
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