Thanks to Jenn at Peas and Crayons (is it weird I imagine she’s probably one of the nicest people ever?) for hosting and for insuring I never, ever get anything done on Wednesdays because I’m too busy:
A) reading WIAW blogs
B) being hungry
C) salivating on my keyboard thus making it ineligible for productive work use and only productive work use
D) making lists that say things like BUY/TRY CHIA SEEDS FOR BREAKFAST RECIPE IN THAT ONE BLOG ON WIAW IT SEEMS KIND OF EASY
Here is the line-up from yesterday!
Chobani no-fat vanilla, Fiber One chocolate squares (will never stop thanking the adorable Jessie for the idea of adding them from a few WIAW’s ago), strawberries
there is yogurt under there, promise.
Watermelon slices. I’d forgotten how good watermelon is but I’ll tell ya again- TRADER JOES IS IMPROVING MY LIFE. I told my mom I was eating watermelon and she nearly passed out, sputtering “You? cut a watermelon?!!!” So in the interest of full disclosure I bought vatermelon vedges and did not hack up a watermelon. Pre-sliced fruit is so, so, so wonderful. My mom claims it doesn’t taste as good when it is pre-sliced but I am so lazy and uncoordinated I don’t think I will ever care.
I also learned that it’s fine to eat the white watermelon seeds but Rugrats has scarred me forever and so I will continue to needlessly pick them out.
Salad. My love for salad has been reignited thanks to finding Trader Joes lettuce & balsamic dressing. But they were still leaving me a little hungry. So I bought all the things and dumped ‘em in: lettuce, feta, walnuts, almonds, broccoli, green bell peppers, onions, carrots, celery, beans. Oh my. If I didn’t have one hand so devout on digging in so I could shove fistfuls in my mouth I would have been clapping. Can I call this a power salad – y/n? I love it.
I have a post about this coming tomorrow but finding healthy things that I REALLY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is so delightful.
Banana and PB. I bought bananas after sending this frantic, pathetic, should-probably-be-embarrassed SOS e-mail to my co-worker from the aisle at Trader Joes.
………yep. I can never remember what color means what stage and when I like ‘em best. It’s not even like it should be that hard. THERE ARE THREE COLORS INVOLVED!! For the record, Caitlyn, in case we forget again we’re documenting it here: Yellow-brown.
It was my first time in a long time having bananas (yeah we’ll go with that excuse) and this was my first time trying this PB. The consistency was strange at first bite but I think I can dig it.
A microwave-able meal.
Whole wheat tortilla w/ microwaved string cheese. Nabbed idea from Julie. Corn and salsa on the side. YUM!
You didn’t ask but I’ll always tell. Here’s what I drank:
7.5 glasses of water!!! I got a water tumbler thing for Christmas that I use at work and just bought another for $1 at Walmart to use at home. I guzzle down water in those things. Cups just aren’t as motivating, I guess. Last year (aka: college) all I drank was diet sodas and Crystal Light. Oh, and lots of alcohol. I only drank water sans Crystal Light when I was hungover. Yikes. This year I cut soda but still would drink only Crystal Light. So I worked on cutting the Crystal Light. It’s a little sad because I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the peach mango and I imagine there are flowing rivers made of the stuff in heaven, but it’s a switch that I deemed important to make because I do actually love water on its own and so there really is no reason to only drink it with Crystal Light. I can definitely do without it (although I’ll still have it from time to time) and all of its artificial sweeteners in my system every day. Woohoo..go me. I realize now, after reading so many helpful blog post comments, that it’s important to let myself feel all kinds of proud and happy whenever I make a healthy change; even though it sounds miniscule…it’s not.
Go visit Peas and Crayons for better WIAW’ers who probably have superior banana knowledge.