Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm getting better at this!

Despite the fact that my mom (inadvertently) sabotaged me yesterday by sending me a generous serving of homemade bread pudding which was so good that I honestly could. not. resist. (My willpower is nonexistent with most of my mom's food, she's a far better cook than I ever will be...), I think I did alright.

I mean, by all accounts my breakfast was probably way too small (210 calories-ish?), but if I eat too much first thing in the morning it makes me quite sick.

That being said, my lunch was pretty balanced (quinoa + kale salad, yummm) and I had the last of the borscht we had in the fridge for dinner-- we'd picked it up at the farmers' market on Saturday, I think I'm going to have to either buy a bunch more and/or learn how to make it myself because it's quite good.

My problem yesterday was my snacking. Bread pudding in the midafternoon, and then two servings of rainbow sherbet in the evening... I can tell that my body already isn't doing well with that much sugar, I was so sluggish and slow last night and had some pretty bizarre dreams.

But on the other hand, I know that being too strict with what I'm eating will just lead to me binging on all the worst foods possible. I'm still trying to find that healthy balance.

We went to the grocery store last night after doing some errands, and (this is me being super proud of myself) we bought mostly produce! Rory picked up some peanut butter (which I don't eat and never have, hooray for allergies) and some cinnamon spread (which I also won't eat, I'm just not a fan) and then some milk.
Sassy Water. Image from here.

Even better, we bought the first nectarines of the year! I'm so stoked. It's definitely early in the season for nectarines, though, because they are teenytiny and $6.50/lb. Yikes. Later in the summer they'll be around $2-3/lb and absolutely MASSIVE. Nonetheless, nectarines make me happy and have improved my mood considerably. Heck, it's still raining out today and I'm in a good mood because I'm sitting at my desk at the clinic munching on an apple and have even more fruit waiting for me at home.  And veggies. Mmmm.

So even though I overslept by more than half an hour this morning (and consequently I didn't really brush my hair orrrr put on any makeup and as such look like a total slob), I'm doing okay. I even took the time to make a modified version of my friend Sabrina's "sassy water" before I left, by adding lemon juice and cucumber to my water bottle... I think I may have overdone it on the lemon juice, though, and I didn't have any ginger to grate and add, and totally forgot about the mint.. (sips water)... yup, definitely overdid it on the lemon juice.

All things considered, though, today is looking pretty good so far. And yes, I do realize that I probably sound overwhelmingly perky. =D

1 comment:

  1. Haha Its not really my recipe! I do t usually out mint in mine either. You'll get the hangof it soon, it's kind of a balancing act to find out food you like that will fill you up and stay in your calories for the day/week whatever. Almost a year later and I still have my days lol.