1 out of 3 finals are done! Woohoo!
This morning I had an old favorite for breakfast: popped amaranth! With fresh organic blueberries and toasted walnuts that fell right to the bottom. Sadly, I didn’t love this as much as I love Weetabix. =/ Weetabix has ruined it for me! It’s just not the right texture.
I'd like to tell you all that my day improved after my last post but it didn't. =( At the moment though I'm feeling decent.
I didn't feel like Weetabix this morning and instead made whole wheat toast topped with crunchy Adam's peanut butter on one, Dark Chocolate Dreams on the other, both with huckleberry jam and cut up banana. Washed down with a mug of milk. <3 Vinni was pretty disappointed and gave me the cold shoulder.
Well it is finally the end of May!! I’d have to say my May Challenge to be alcohol free was a success. Honestly, it wasn’t that hard. Okay on Cinco de Mayo I did really really want to have a margarita but just like trigger food I just had to remind myself that I can have one any time I want after this month. It made it so much easier.
That said I am psyched to drink some wine again!! How did the challenge go for you?
Anyway, this morning I totally had time to make a hot breakfast but all my body wanted was an ice cold bowl of milk with Weetabix, banana, raisins, and toasted walnuts. Hey, gotta listen right? I’ve been waking up extremely hot this week so oddly enough I need this to cool me down.
Ug. I didn’t eat so well today and thanks to that my tummy is hurting.
But first let me show off this adorable little 40 mL bottle of Hello Kitty maple syrup my amazing lab partner, Ilona, brought me back from her mini-trip to Victoria, B.C.! Wasn’t that sweet of her?! I need to go on more trips so I can surprise people with gifts too. ^_^ Totally lifted up my morning.
I haven’t shown you all my hamster Boo-Boo in a long time! She’s kind of hard to photograph because even though she is the calmest hamster I’ve ever had she still moves a lot. She’s also the biggest hamster I’ve ever had! She’s seriously about the size of my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone!
Boo-Boo is the cutest thing. She loves to have her back scratched and when she gets it she stands rigid and points her tail and doesn’t want you to stop!
Okay enough motherly gloating…
Well oddly enough I managed to have a pretty productive and satisfying day. No, I’m not at all the master of biochemistry…but I feel less lost. ^_^
Breakfast started my day off right with a delicious batch of Kodiak Cakes topped with a little butter, a drizzle of maple syrup and almond butter, and a handful of fresh strawberries. Is it funny that I like my pancakes very thin? They taste better that way. I always have one pancake I prefer in my batch and it’s always the thinnest one. Most likely due to being less doughy and thus less bread like to my mouth. No wonder I love crepes!
So my new allergy pills have the side effect of “loss of appetite” which sounds like a good thing right? Well..I’m having issues with it now.
Breakfast for example was a hodge podge of things instead of my usual big hearty meal. I finally got to try a Chobani Flip in Key Lime Crumble flavor, along with a hard boiled egg and an orange. The Flip was tasty and Vinni approved, but a little too sweet. Something decent for when you’re really in the mood for a treat.
After this small breakfast, I hit the gym for a sweaty 60 minute hill stationary bike. I was going to go 30 more minutes to make up for taking Monday off but honestly my body screamed no.
Ahh! It’s the start of my 3-day weekend and I.AM.EXCITED! I have no exams to study for so I should (WILL) get a lot of my end of quarter projects done with and out of the way. This quarter has been all about unloading stress where it’s needed and so that’s what I’m going to do.
My stomach completely surprised me this morning by not being starving for breakfast. I thought for sure with my lack of snackage last night that it would be growling! Still, I made myself a refreshing bowl of Quaker Oatmeal Squares with organic strawberries, toasted almonds, and raisins. You know…I’m not entirely sure I actually like Quaker Oatmeal Squares in milk. In yogurt, yes; by the handful, hell yes! But in milk they kind of are…lackluster? I guess I’m a Weetabix or popped amaranth girl after all!
As you all know I’ve been struggling with allergies this year. Nothing bums me out more than having to admit I have them again. One free year with no allergies was just so nice, I’m sad to see it go.
After my long sleep, I awoke ready for the day. I had a nice cold throat-soothing bowl of (again) Weetabix, fresh organic strawberries, toasted walnuts, and raisins. I swear I’m going to get tired of cereal eventually. =P But for now, I’m completely enjoying what for me used to be a “treat”. I didn’t grow up eating cereal, in fact, my mother used to give us a box of cereal for Xmas! That’s how special it was. Due to cereal-less life, I used to be unable to control myself around it AT ALL. Bowl after bowl of cereal would be devoured until I was ill. Now, I know I can always have another bowl tomorrow. ^_^ It makes me so deeply happy that I can do this.
So I got 10 hours of sleep last night by going to bed at 8pm. Yeah..I got up after eating dinner and watching a little TV to force myself to put my workout clothes on…and fell into bed instead. I'm 100% blaming my allergies and allergy medication. I just looked at the side effects this morning and went “Oh wow. So that's what's wrong with me!”
Anyway sorry this post is a day late!
Breakfast was good ol' Weetabix, fresh organic strawberries, toasted walnuts, and craisins. It felt so good on my itchy and dry throat.