Sadly this resulted in me spending my afternoon well.. spending rather than studying. I DID manage to buy some sweet things on sale though. Actually I think everything I bought was on sale except one pair of earrings. I don’t have pics but I got four shirts, a little clutch, a necklace and earrings, and everything was super cheap.
I should be spending my money (and time) on Christmas shopping instead… but that is such a hard and daunting task for me. I’m terrible at picking out gifts for people. Absolutely terrible. I’m literally almost afraid of getting gifts. I guess it’s the fear of not picking out the right thing or picking something that someone won’t like/want etc? I don’t really know but I feel anxious giving people gifts most of the time. Am I completely crazy? Anyone else have this odd gift-giving/picking fear of sorts? Or do you guys love picking out stuff for others? How th e heck do you do it?! Haha.
For dinner I made a Gliding Calm inspired Mexi-meal.
- I stir-fried some zucchini, mushroom and tomato in balsamic vinegar.
- Then I threw in 1/2 cup black beans with chili sauce, garlic powder, and chili powder
- Microwaved some spinach and threw the heated bean mixture on top
- Topped all of that with peach mango salsa, regular salsa, spicy guacamole, sweet potato slices, light mozzarella and feta.
What a meal. I love all the variety and spiciness. I wish I had some sour cream but other than that it was easy and deelish.
As filling as this mould have been though, I still had some hunger not too long after. This neverending appetite thing is really getting annoying… I had a couple bites of an old muffin in the freezer and made an iced coffee.
Then I went shopping again, this time with my mom to return a couple things from a while ago, including a necklace I bought that broke as soon as I put it on. Cheap piece of crap. It wasn’t even that cheap either. Oh well, I got my money back!
Towards the end I started to feel pretty hungry… ugh.
I got home and snacked on some cottage cheese and toast with cheddar. During this snacking I realized I actually wasn’t that hungry after all but I was apparently craving cheese so I kept eating. I don’t eat real cheddar often so this was darn good. I always forget how much I love toast with cheese. Best snack.
Then I did some school reading and went to bed.
Then I woke up and just finished consuming the biggest bowl of cereal/fruit/yogurt ever. Now I’m not feeling so great. I guess I got a little carried away….
The bowl included: 2 clementines, a handful of frozen strawberries, half a frozen banana, a handful of puffed rice, half a Weetabix biscuit, half a serving of Fiber One, half a serving of Oatmeal Crisp, strawberry and vanilla yogurt, and a splash of almond milk. Phew. No wonder I feel like my stomach is going to explode. I really wanted a good serious bowl of cereal though. Pretty sure this did the trick.
Last night while shopping I also picked up this sugar free syrup.
They had 4 different seasonal flavours,also including candy cane, eggnog and cinnamon, all sugar free. I was pretty excited about these as fun add-ins for coffee and such. I was weary about buying the gingerbread because I’m not the biggest fan of ginger and I almost left it but decided to go for it anyway.
I tried it in my coffee this morning and the verdict?
Eh. I guess I should have gone with my instinct. Too gingery for me. Blech. Oh well, maybe if I just add a touch it will work out without overpowering my taste buds. I’ll probably try mixing it into things like yogurt or oatmeal pancakes or something too to give them a fun gingery touch. I think I’d be able to tolerate it more that way. I wish I liked it more though!
Alright, off to do some studying and try to settle this very cereal-filled stomach before I even attempt to do any exercising today…