Good morning! Once again, we’ve reached the middle of the week. Which means:
WIAW. Of course!
Breakfast yesterday was a two-parter.
One part savoury:
(Two eggs + a pour of egg whites)
And one one part sweet:
A mix of All Bran, Leapin’ Lemurs, and blueberries with almond coconut milk.
While I was putting this breakfast together, I couldn’t help but think about my relationship with these little buggers:
The measuring cups. A few months ago, I was counting macros/protein grams again, so I was breaking out the measuring cups. Especially with cereals, oatmeal and dairy. Even though I got off macro counting (it’s ridiculous and there’s no reason for me to do it) I was still habitually using them. A couple of weeks ago, I thought about why I was doing that, and I realized that I didn’t have an answer – because there was absolutely no good reason. I know it’s pretty typical in the HLB community (for some individuals, anyways) to count macros, carbs, all that stuff. But in ‘the real world’…that stuff doesn’t really happen. I mean, I don’t know too many people who break out the measuring cups for their cereal in the morning. I certainly don’t need to either.
So, the last couple of weeks those cups have been staying right in the drawer. And it feels much better that way
Today felt like a gym day. More specifically, legs day.
So the BCAAs were broken out before and after. Mmm, watermelon.
I decided to go the snack plate route.
Shredded chicken, baby carrots, bell pepper strips, hummus, pretzels, and feta. One of those I-don’t-know-what-I-want-so-I’ll-have-everything sort of lunches. Kind of the best ones to have
And as a palate cleanser:
A Kiss, Hawaiian style
A little while after lunch, I made my way to class, where I had a presentation to deliver. So, I wore my presentation shoes:
So, I bought these shoes when I was in the first year of my undergrad. I got them on a fantastic sale – I think they were about $20. Ever since, I have deemed them my lucky presentation shoes. I’ve worn them to 98% of school-related presentations in the last…oh…six years? I guess I consider them to be a good luck charm.
At least they’re a pretty good luck charm
A Cinnamon Pecan Simply Bar was inhaled on my way to class:
Which apparently was not enough food for the afternoon, because I got home from school ready to chew my arm off.
But I settled for a spoonful of almond butter and some baby carrots:
Good enough to tide me over until dinner!
Dinner by the way, was interesting:
I made the squash and perogie stew from the March issue of Food Network magazine. The combination was a little odd so I didn’t know what to expect: the main ingredients were turkey sausage, cremini mushrooms, coleslaw mix, butternut squash and frozen perogies. It actually turned out really good though! I can’t even remember the last time I had perogies – I’m happy there’s leftovers
And after an evening of cuddling with the boy and watching Mad Men (I can’t even. I love that show. But do you know what I’m not loving? All the sideburns) I had a bedtime snack while typing this up:
A deep chocolate vitatop with Bee’s Knees peanut butter. Ending the day on a good note.
And today…I have one more presentation! Gotta love the last week of classes.
Have a good one!
<— Do you use measuring cups/spoons on a regular basis?
<— Are you superstitious? Do you have a lucky charm of some sort?