I felt like a bear hibernating all day today. All I did was eat and sleep, eat and sleep. -_- Not a very successful day on all fronts.
At least breakfast was something successful. Yes, I know it’s not anywhere near Fall but pumpkin is good any time of year in my opinion!
Pumpkin Pie Oats
- 1/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/8 cup ground Farro
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin
- 1 Tbsp Almond Butter
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tbsp Craisins
Unfortunately my baby girl had awoken me way to early this morning so after breakfast and trying to stay awake for awhile, I decided an hour nap was in order. It was lovely. I <3 sleep. After I woke, I snacked on some trail mix (really to wake myself up…) then..
I slipped on my workout shoes and jumped on my stationary bike.
However, my body was not feeling it today. 40 minutes in, I felt like I couldn’t go any farther. I almost fell off the bike I was so out of it. I decided I’d compromise and only do 60 minutes instead of the regular 80 minutes today. Boy those last 20 minutes crept by.
I don’t know why I was so out of it. =( I hate having mediocre workouts.When I was done and showered, my stomach was growling and it was only almost noon! I thought about munching on more trail mix and then realized that I need to listen to my body! It doesn’t matter if it’s not the exact time I’d prefer to eat lunch at, my body is hungry now. Feed it.
Lunch was a scattering of leftover fridge loot. Wheat Berry Salad w/half Quorn cutlet, half a baked potato with ICBINB spray, salt, pepper, and Garlic Gold!! (The garlic gold is amazing on baked potatoes FYI). Also some cut up watermelon and cherries.
This only held me over for 2 hours though. =( While I finished up my lab report I kept thinking about the trail mix again.
Soo..instead I decided to have something that’s a dairy serving! I love love this Lemon Chobani! Super delicious!
This is why I can’t work/study at home! This is Vincent hanging out on my lab workbook that yes, I was in the process of using. -_-
Once my lab report was finished I had to really think about what I wanted to do with myself. I decided I would read! I love reading but rarely find the time to do it these days.
I climbed in bed and read a few chapters but the book I’m reading really isn’t grabbing me…so I fell asleep again! Maybe only an hour tops but when I woke up I felt like crap. This is why I don’t do naps. >.< I always feel way worse than I did before sleeping.
To wake myself up I had another small cup of trail mix.
(yes same photo…I was too ashamed to take a picture of the same thing multiple different times >.<)
Once awake, I realized I was having dinner with my grandfather tonight. He comes through town about 2x a year. He’s the reason I had such low self-esteem as a child. Apparently, I still fear his criticism. I suddenly needed some more trail mix..
And now the trail mix is all gone and I am reminded (yet again) that there are some foods that I should only buy one serving of on a special occasion and that’s it.
My nerves were still all over the place, however. I could not feel good about me in my body.
So my dad and I cracked open my new bottle of plum wine (umeshuu) I purchased yesterday.
Only had a little 4oz glass for the record. But it did help take the edge off.
Still not as good as the homemade stuff I was able to indulge in in Japan, but better than the last one we’d tried. I’m hoping I’ll find the good stuff in Seattle! (moving there at the end of the year)
And then we were off to the dinner “party” where I was friendly enough and took some really bad food shots since I didn’t want to draw attention to myself!
There were many many appetizers. I tried to focus on the broccoli and red pepper with a tiny bit of tzatziki dip but I definitely ended up eating way too many peanut butter filled pretzels. They are definitely one of my trigger foods.
I also got to try a date (1st time!) with a little Dubliner cheese inside. You know, I wasn’t that impressed. I mean, sure it would be great fuel for a workout, but I wouldn’t eat these for appetizers. I split this with my mom.
For dinner I had half a baked potato (same as lunch!), some steamed broccoli, slice of really yummy rosemary bread…
and a side salad with peppers, snap peas and tomatoes. I also sprinkled on a tiny bit of cheese and honey mustard.
Un-pictured was a small glass of red wine. Yes I needed this to keep me pleasant and friendly.
I won’t bore you with the details of the “party” but we had another viewing of my dad’s Bhutan slide show and then a quick dessert.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake. This was way too sweet for my blood. Luckily, I split this piece with Chase. If Chase were willing to be more adventurous with desserts I would always do this! I always just want a taste but if they give me a whole piece I will eat it. I need to convince that man to like desserts!
Anyway, this bear needs to rise and shine tomorrow. I’m tired of this sluggish feeling that’s been growing more and more constant. This next week is going to rock! Yay Monday!! (trying to psych myself up)