Today was actually a pretty good day. We went up to the big smoke to visit one of my favourite people in the world. It is a friend I don’t see often enough so that makes a catch up even more special when we do.
We had lunch at her place and she organised it all without knowing I am on some crazy diet. I did the best I could to keep it as healthy as possible. She had choc chip cookies which I managed to resist (I wasn’t even tempted!). Huzzah. I rock.
The traffic coming home sucked a big fat one. Fridays are pretty ordinary for coming down the coast to where we live – there are commuters and holiday makers and it gets sucky pretty quickly. Our 1hr 20min drive turned into an almost 2 hour adventure but it was cool. I just cranked the music and took some deep breathes to find my zen place.
It would have all been cool bananas except when I rushed in the door from the car trying not to peep my pants I put Monkey’s replacement drink bottle (the $40 one remember) on the kitchen bench next to my handbag. As I’m sitting there doing the longest wee in the world (because that’s an important part of the story) I hear this CRASH. And straight away I thought “the DRINK BOTTLE!”.
We snuck out and there it is laying on the floor, cap off, in a pool of water. *sigh* No smashed glass this time but a nice crack right up the side. It’s toast. So we have now spent $80 in two days on broken drink bottles. I was so sad and apologised profusely to Monkey. God love him, he said to me “Don’t worry Mummy, you’re not in trouble”. Eric says I have to buy him a new one now as it’s not his fault. I kinda feel like maybe we need to have a rest from that drink bottle for awhile and see if we can clear the juju around it. Plus the idea of $120 on a drink bottle in a week makes me want to vomit a little.
I was feeling a bit heavy with it, I have to admit and I was feeling annoyed then that I couldn’t shift it. Then Monkey asked if he could listen to his new favourite song. We streamed it via YouTube on our Apple TV so we could see it big screen and danced and danced and danced around the loungeroom and man, I gotta tell you, I feel a million times better. It has totally changed the vibe of the day. DO THIS if you are having a shit day. I promise you, it works!
Anyway here’s the tune for you to listen to and make your day happy while you a reading about my food.
Breakfast: Quinoa porride for brekky today. It is one of my favourites but it also always feels like a hard slog so I don’t do it that often. I put raspberries (included in the recipe calorie count) and then pear on top. As well as quinoa the recipe includes almonds, chia seeds, cinmamon, vanilla powder and coconut (which I toasted). It is super nutritious and very filling.
No snack between brekky and lunch as we were driving and I was super full.
Lunch: I had to improvise for lunch. My friend has bought these lovely wholemeal seeded breadrolls and we ended up having two each! I had bbq chicken breast, nimbin cheese and a smear of mayo on mine.
Snack: After the drink bottle devestation I was seeking sweet comfort food. I took solace in a pack of dried apricots even though I wasn’t hungry. I know there is a whole thing about dried fruit and sulphites but they say the dried fruit is good for digestion so it is winning for that at moment. It was a satisfying comfort food as well and surely is better than junk, right?
Dinner: I honestly wasn’t hungry for dinner AT ALL but knew if I didn’t eat I’d be below 1200 calories for the day and that seems to be too low. I never cook on Friday night so am always looking for something easy to put on the table. Easy today meant leftover tacos which Monkey was all sorts of excited about which makes it even easier. I didn’t have a massive serve and now I’m full as anything. There is no risk of snacking tonight.
So today I went over my calorie goal and I was only really estimating lunch as I didn’t know brand names for everything but meh, it was still all healthy food (I guess it depends on your thoughts on grains) and the total amount ingested is still considered pretty low so I’m good with that.
Issues: I feel like my digestion is getting super sluggish this week which seems weird when I am eating so healthily. I remember one other time I went super clean that this happened too. Any ideas from anyone who knows about such things? I always drink close to 2L of water per day and I never normally have an issue with this at all. I’m a daily girl no issues. Sorry for the TMI but you know, this is why we share this stuff. To talk through the issues.
And just because I don’t want to end my post talking about poo I’m going to write another sentence that is totally unrelated so you think of something else and smile.
Thanks for reading and don’t forget to have a great weekend.