Today was a rough day emotionally. =/ I received some unexpected news last night involving the financial situation of me attending Bastyr University this year that may put my goal of becoming a Registered Dietician on hold yet again. I’ve just felt kind of lost all day, not knowing what I can do with my life.
After a horrible night of sleep (at 4am Vincent decided to bite me in the finger, no reason why), I felt pretty zombie until I decided to make some breakfast. Greek yogurt, raw oats, ground flax, a Fire Dapple pluot, sprinkle of golden raisins, and a drizzle of sunflower seed butter.
This really helped me wake up and got my butt in gear. Next up I hit the gym for a 30 minute treadmill interval workout. I increased the incline again but ended up having to take it back down when I kept getting cramps. >.< I still stuck to my guns and finished though it was tough.
I spent the rest of the morning reading and feeling like I failed a life.
For lunch, I made a grilled cheese sandwich filled with the amazing slicing tomatoes I got from the CSA and heated up a can of TJ’s Chunky Minestrone. It was the perfect meal for a cool Fall day. We finally got a little rain after a 50 day drought which is a record in these parts.
Later, I felt even more helpless on reaching my career goal so I made myself feel a tiny bit better with a mug of Earl Grey tea and two squares of this TJ’s Dark Chocolate Bar filled with caramel and black sea salt that I’ve been saving for something special. I know you shouldn’t eat when you’re emotional but I did really good at only having two squares at least.
Later in the afternoon I got peckish and snacked on some chips and dip. No I wasn’t hungry…I kept it portioned at least by not eating out of the bag.
I broke my chip craving by making myself busy working on dishes for dinner. I tried to make Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes with one of the Apple Rose potatoes from my CSA but they turned out really stuck to the sheet. The ones I could pry off were moderately tasty and an interesting texture when they weren’t burnt to a crisp. >.<
I also roasted the last of my purple carrots in maple syrup and they were outstanding! And to round out my meal I had Quorn Chick’n Nuggets with a little raw honey and Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids.
Like I vowed yesterday, dessert will now revolve around fruit so I grilled up the most delicious Johanna Sweet peach and topped it with a spoonful of Greek yogurt. Holy Hell. It was amazing. I don’t need no cookies!
Overall I’m just trying to hold it together and use my CSA produce. I think I managed.
Edit: And this whole day of worrying about not being able to reach my career goal was all for nothing! Turns out it was all just one big misunderstanding. Gods I was I relieved to hear that. Here I thought I would have to move (again!) in order to get just my undergraduate in something I am passionate about. I even looked into what other things I could study at a cheaper school. Misunderstandings will be the death of us all.