My newly decided short term goal: Learn to be a more efficient food photographer. I take way too many pictures of one simple dish and the majority of them look more or less the exact same (with perhaps a slightly different angle slant or teeny bit of more or less blur). It is terribly time consuming to sort through them all and try to pick the one that looks the least blurry, best positioned etc when the differences are hardly noticeable. You would think since they are all practically the same I’d just pick one and go with it but no. I have to look and every single one, eliminate them one at a time, go back and forth and back and forth between several that I like and then finally decide on one. It can take five minutes to pick one picture of a plate of carrots! No joke. If I just took less pictures I wouldn’t have this dilemma, now would I? Probably not. Therefore this is something I will now start to consciously work on. Hopefully.
Yesterday I finally decided to try one of those hot dandy Homemade Larabars that I talked about last post. I went with the Papaya. I only had half because I want to savour them slowly… but mainly because I only felt for half at the time.
Isn’t she a beauty?
Although this one was very sweet (it was sweetened dried papaya so lots of sugar there… ), it was deeeeelicious. There were several audible “yummmms” during the brief process of eating the half. I can’t wait to try the others as well as make this much more often. Half the fun is in the creation process anyway.
After a workout I had this:
Half the package with frozen banana and almond milk. It was alright but I doubt I would buy this flavour again. I thought it would be tasty. But it was a little too orangey for me. I’ll stick with chocolate or vanilla I guess.
But I was still slightly hungry. So yogurt and pumpkin seed butter mixed and served on top of cereal with almond milk it was. But that didn’t do it. So the bowl was refilled with frozen mango chunks, more cereal, and just vanilla yogurt straight up.
I need more cute mini bowls. This one has tired out.
Then I studied and drank tea but later into the night I developed a craving for stress study eating. I wasn’t hungry in the least. I was actually still feeling pretty full. But I couldn’t get food off my mind. Trust me, I tried to resist. But I could only resist for so long.
I ended up having a couple spoons of rice, about 1/4 cup of cottage cheese, a ripped off piece of pita with salsa and about 3/4 of a cookie. Could have been much worse.
That was all yesterday’s stuff. I’ll try to update with today’s later on. Maybe tonight! If I get enough work done…
Now I’m off to do a workout and then back to more fun studying. I’m already behind by like an hour for my planned schedule of the day. Focus slacker! Ha.
PS. Week is half over!