I used Barbara’s Shredded Oats Cereal, a frozen banana and almond milk. Perfection. This was so good I wanted to make another bowl. I didn’t, but I wanted to. I ate something else instead but I don’t remember what it was, something smaller, probably fruit.
Then I did some work, working out etc.
I also completely mauled this apple before running out the door to class. You get to see the after effects of my hunger.
I also brought a Lemonzest Luna bar to snack on in class but had about 1/4 of it before I left.
Umm… Lemonzest? Fail. I don’t like you. I’m not a huge fan of lemon-y flavouring as is but I wanted to give this a try anyway. It was just too fake citrus flavour-filled and I wasn’t diggin it. I finished it of course because a) I don’t like to waste food and b) it was tolerable, but I won’t be buying this flavour again.
When I got home from class I was in need of some more food. Veggie platter to the rescue. + a couple spoonfuls cottage cheese and a couple spoonfuls egg salad.
I kept it simple because I didn’t want to fill up too much. Had to save room for THIS:
My friend got the honkin wooden platter there. Her meal came with miso soup that she didn’t want. I was all over it.
Then I got a super awesome seaweed salad and a tempura YAM roll. Completely delicious.
Then I came home and ate some chocolate. You know what I wish they made? Chocolate sushi. I know there’s candy sushi and stuff but seriously, chocolate sushi would just own.
TODAY, I had some cottage cheese and half an orange for breakfast. It was early and I wasn’t starving quite yet.
However I think I function a lot better if my morning involves some kind of carbs because I always feel a little off when I eat breakfasts like this. So then I finished off the last of the box of Barbara’s Shredded Oats.
But I still didn’t feel quite right. So maybe I’m wrong and it’s really the coffee addiction that I pretend to myself that I don’t have, but really I do. I felt just fine after a lovely Cup of Joe. Hmmm.
Hey Lunch: Tuna Lettuce Wraps, the last of my giant squash and some random veggies. I think, unfortunately, that I slightly overconsumed the squash though because I’ve been feeling less than perfect the past couple days. I’m going to hold off a bit on baking up another one. Darn. Haha.
I also finished up the last of some plain yogurt with chocolate whey protein powder, half a weetabix biscuit and some frozen mango. I ended up chucking the last couple spoonfuls though because this just wasn’t good. I do not like the protein powder I used. It’s my brother’s and it’s been lying around in our cupboard for a while. It just tastes pretty darn fake and I’m not diggin it, at least not in yogurt. So since this bowl was crappy I snacked on some (ehem a lot) of Optimum Power cereal out of the box.
For today’s workout I did 20 minutes of sprint intervals on the treadmill, 10 minutes of jogging, and then 30 minutes of weights. This was probably the best weight session I’ve done in a while. I forgot how much I love a good strength training session! I just wish I went to a gym with all of their fancy schmancy weight equipment instead of relying on my 10 pounders. They do a pretty good job though.
Dinner was chicken stir fry. I added a bit of buffalo and hoisin sauce to mine. I had two plates of the good stuff.
Plus a small bowl of cabbage slaw, a hunk of red pepper and some baby carrots with dijon mustard.
Then there was an apple.
And A little granola. Some grapes. Some plain yogurt.
And some brownie?! I did not want to be tempted by this but my stomach was legit hungry, stir fry isn’t very filling. And hungry tummy + fresh warm gooey chocolatey brownies = Dig in.
This was before I even got to it. My bro likes them brownies…
Mmmm… I managed to get away with a teeny bowl of edge slivers. They were delicious. But I did have to go back and cut off another tiny bite or two. Chocolate triggers fake hunger for me so then I finished off the last of the Optimum Power cereal to stop myself from finishing off the brownie pan instead. It worked.
You know what didn’t work though? Me. On school work. Well I did, but not for the past couple hours. I don’t want to read about schedules of reinforcement… blah.
I want to go to bed. You know why? No, not because I’m tired. Because I want to cuddle up with THIS:
Yeah. That’s my sweet new blanket. It’s soft and warm and fuzzy. I love it.
I also love melatonin. I started taking it last week when I was feeling constantly tired and having a lot of trouble falling asleep and I don’t know, it could be complete coincidence, the placebo effect, other factors, who knows, but I feel much better. More rested, better mood, just everything.
So that being said, I’m going to try to get a little reading done then head off for a date with my chocolate mint flavoured melatonin dissolving sheets. Yeah, they’re actually delicious.