And it’s Wednesday again! Aka – you get to see everything I ate yesterday.
Thanks to Jenn for hosting, as always!
Breakfast – 8:45 am
On my new workout program, My workouts are Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays. So, that means I had yesterday off from the gym – it was nice! I was able to wake up slowly and get a little work done before breaking for breakfast.
Kristin’s pumpkin protein cookie dough. An old favourite, but definitely a good one!
Topped with a spoonful of almond butter.
(You’d think I would clean up the bowl a little bit for picture purposes, but no. Clearly, I’m not that picky).
Lunch – 12:45
I read blogs and got some work done before heading to school for my 1 pm office hours. Around 12:30 I realized I should probably eat some lunch.
I made this salad and shoved it in my face in about 10 minutes flat. Romaine, sliced carrots, 2 hard boiled eggs, a chopped sweet potato, a bit of feta and avocado-cilantro-green onion salad dressing. Good thing I live close to the school – I was only about 5 minutes late.
Also, that salad is like 80% sweet potato – just how I like it.
Side note: I got my first student during my office hours! Makes me feel important.
After my office hours was my Deviance and Social Control Class. We spent a lot of time today talking about people who believe they’ve been kidnapped by aliens – it’s a lot more commonplace than I thought it was. Apparently, according to a public poll done in 1990, 3.7 million Americans believed they had been abducted by aliens.* That’s pretty intense.
Snack – 5:30
By the time I got home from school, I was more than ready for a snack. I wasn’t feeling hungry, exactly, but I could feel myself getting drowsy and a tad lightheaded in class – a sign to me that my blood sugar was low. Considering that it had been almost 5 hours since lunch, that’s not surprising at all. I’m a eat every 3-4 hours kind of person.
Baby carrots (x2), hummus, and cheddar. Definitely what I needed.
Dinner – 8:15 pm
I went super simple for dinner tonight – tuna melts.
- 2 cans flaked tuna, drained
- 1 stick celery, sliced
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 1.5 tbsp olive oil mayo
- 1 tbsp herb and garlic light cream cheese
- chile powder
- paprika (all to taste)
Served on an english muffin and topped with a bit of melted cheddar.
This dinner definitely hit the spot – I expected there to be leftovers, but apparently Eric agreed that it was tasty – demolished.
Relearning My Tastebuds
So, I want to talk a little bit about one of the ingredients in dinner tonight.
Last week, I had mentioned to Eric that tuna was on sale and I was going to pick some up for sandwiches. He requested that I grabbed some mayo too – for proper tuna salad.
I’m not a fan of mayo. But, I saw this stuff on sale so I grabbed a bottle.
For dinner tonight, I was trying to think of something I could use instead of mayo. The only greek yogurt I had in the house was pineapple and mango – clearly wouldn’t work. I decided I might as well just make Eric’s with the mayo, and have mine without.
Well, I opened the bottle, tasted a little, and lo and behold – I like this mayo. It had a nice tang that worked great with the tuna.
It got me to thinking…why didn’t I think I liked mayo? I remember this as the taste, and it’s pretty damn good.
You know what it was? When I first started “eating healthy” (that then progressed to an eating disorder), I tried to convince myself I “didn’t like” unhealthy foods. I told myself I didn’t actually like cookies, mayo, or french fries. If I didn’t think I liked them, then I wouldn’t be tempted to eat them. Ridiculous, right?
While I know how I feel about cookies and fries (both delicious) apparently, I did such a good job convincing myself that I actually forgot that I like mayo.
But, now that I know, it may be working it’s way into my diet more often. Especially this olive oil version!
Dessert – 9:30
Some pineapple Chobani and Dulce De Leche Cheerios to appease the sweet tooth.
Definitely a satisfying day of eats.
<— Do you take the eat-multiple-times-a-day approach? I don’t understand people that only eat 2-3 times a day. Craziness.
<—Have you ever tried to convince yourself you didn’t like a certain food?