Meh. Today has been one of those days where I have a list of things I should be doing but I just can’t bring myself to do any of it…=/ It’s bad. I have 5 more weeks left of school and I can’t bring myself to study!!
This morning I finished of my box of Weetabix with some toasted almonds and dried apricots. I’m going to work on my hot cereal stash for awhile so I have less to move when we find a new apartment in July. Weetabix will be sadly missed!
Next I walked to work and ended up grabbing another short nonfat ristretto 1 pump vanilla, 1 pump mocha, no whip, mocha at Starbucks. I somehow forgot to take a picture though!
Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! I was happy to get to chat with my mum on the phone this morning but it made me want to visit even more! <3 This photo was taken when I was 5 years old with my late Aunt Jo, my mum, and my sister. Aren’t we just the cutest things in our hats and boots!
Sorry this is a day late but Chase and I had a little date night last night and went and saw the new Iron Man movie! It was a lot of fun. =) Here’s how my day went:
I was determined not to let the same thing that happened on Friday, happen yesterday. That meant starting my day with a big substantial breakfast! Kodiak Cakes with a little butter, drizzle of maple syrup, the last of the organic strawberries, and toasted walnuts. Love!
These easily kept me going through my 60 minute hill stationary bike ride. No sickness during or afterward. =)
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!
And our bodies are also more amazing than you know! I say this because my foot’s been feeling so much better since I let it have a few days of rest. So good in fact that I did a 35 minute stationary bike workout tonight and had absolutely no pain!! =D It’s healed! I’m cancelling my appointment. ~.^ My body rocks.
I really like this quote right now because I think it’s really important to remember. It reminds me that even though I can totally get absorbed in counting calories, tracking, and planning meals it is not the way for me to be happy. I bring this up because in my Physical Activity and Wellness class I need to completely track and input in MyFitnessPal my food for three days. Watching how many calories it says I should be eating and seeing how many I’m eating is starting to make me obsess..but happiness is the journey, not the destination. I cannot live with a calculator telling me what to eat! I’m not a machine.
So apparently I should stop telling you all about my computer problems. Each time I do things apparently escalate and get worse. >.< That's right folks. Tonight, I am blogging, for the first time ever, on my iPad. Yep, I went out and bought a convert cord so I can upload my photos to it and luckily already have a keyboard. But let's be clear here, I doubt these posts are going to look as good since I don't have Windows Live Writer to help with the format. You've been warned!
First off I guess I'll tell you what's up with Ripley. Well last night after posting I thought I'd run some more scans and try to figure out what the silly error was I was getting at boot-up. I ran my Alien Autopsy software that came with the laptop…only to suddenly get a failed SMART test. The error had these words for me “Hard drive failure is IMMINENT. Backup your files and get a new hard drive.” Whoa. Imminent is one serious word. There are so few things in life that are imminent. However, just like the scan vowed, this morning I tried to do some work on Ripley only to have many many more crashed and system failures. The final verdict: Ripley needs a new heart. =(
So until her imminent transplant, I'll just have to make do. It's going to be a work in progress…
I had the opportunity to sleep in until 8:30am this morning but instead I found myself wide awake checking email in bed around 7am. Deciding to start my day I hit the shower and sat down for breakfast. Strawberry overnight oats topped with a spoonful of chunky peanut butter and a pinch of raisins. Overnight oats is really a great protein packed breakfast, but I keep finding it too small. Yes it keeps me full but I keep wishing I had more when I get to the bottom!
Well, I was hoping I’d have Ripley all up and running for tonight’s post but alas, it has not been a good evening. I’m not ready to cry yet so that’s a good sign, nor have I stuffed my face with food to fuel my stress. ^_^ Yet I have still had those moments where I’ve reminded myself to just breathe.
This morning I popped open a jar of banana overnight oats topped with a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter and some raisins. It was actually really delicious. Maybe I have just been getting tired of blueberries/strawberries, sunflower seed butter, and golden raisins? Sometimes I struggle with variety. >.<
I felt like this in the morning.
I’m henceforth naming this my “Boo-Boo Face”. Squinty eyed and tired looking. =( If you can’t tell, I’m still sick. I was flushed and sneezing all day long at school.
Today was a very lonely and tiring day. I was still sick all day long so there was just no energy to try and be friendly or social. =/ It left me feeling just lonely.
Before the loneliness hit however, I had breakfast. I enjoyed another bowl of Weetabix topped with banana, ground flax, toasted almonds, and craisins. I’ve really been craving hot oatmeal since I’ve been so cold but alas, there just isn’t time in the morning to make a fresh batch and I hate reheated oatmeal!
(Side note: some of you have mentioned you’ve sought out Weetabix. Well, what do you think?! It’s okay to tell me I’m crazy but I love this stuff!)