Greetings, dear followers!
*slow, creeping sort of manic smile begins to spread over face*
I’m doing the best I possibly can in regard to the May Shapeup, and my eating and exercise habits–I’ve hit a few rough patches, of course. The “no processed sugar” thing has fallen wayward as I stay after school for study sessions, work on papers late into the night and early in the morning, and turn, usually, to Clif bars for my caloric needs. I’ve been eating more processed foods than I originally planned for, as well, but the current circumstances make this rather unavoidable. I’ve decided the healthiest thing I can do right now is not to dwell on this and just plow through my academics like the steady essay-writing ox private school has trained me to be.
I’ve striven to keep my produce intake pretty constant, and I have managed to bump it up, but with my mind in so many other places besides the shapeup these past few weeks, some interesting occurrences have–oh, well, you’ll see.
Breakfast was Grape-Nuts and chia seeds. And a repeat pic. how exciting, right? Yeah…I would love to boast a fantasmagorical oatmeal creation or something here, but seeing as I can’t eat oatmeal anymore and I don’t really have the time to fix up anything else…cereal it is. Pretty healthy stuff, but…still. I feel like I’ve failed as a food blogger here.
When the time to pack up came around, I was feeling more “snacky” than in the mood for a big meal, so I scavenged around in the (tragically depleted) fridge for a few fresh foods to throw together. Here was the finished smorgasbord: Strawberries, pistachios…boiled eggs…and carrot sticks. In the large container is milk.
As it turns out, though, I pulled a Ramona Quimby–the eggs I had grabbed were actually not from the carton labeled “Boiled” at all, but from the regular egg carton. I only found this out, of course, when I went to crack one during lunch study hall and my carrots suddenly became engulfed in yolk… #epicfail. This made me rather sad, as the carrot sticks had to be scrapped and I didn’t see how I was going to fit the protein I had planned on into this meal. Luckily, a friend was there to save the day, when she suggested I simply scramble the eggs up with a fork and cook them in the microwave–! It’s great having logical people to reinforce my genius. 😉
Even without the egg incident, this lunch was a pretty random combination, but I’m proud of myself; it was assembled with all fresh foods, and it kept me satisfied all through the afternoon. Win-win! (I’m just…still perturbed over the egg incident…I thought this only happened in middle grade literature…)
Afternoon Snack was rushed through (bad, bad) in the brief interim between school and physical therapy. In fact, it was so rushed through I completely managed to forget it was WIAW, despite having blog on the brain at the time–I wolfed down a banana mixed with PB2, some more strawberries, and some almonds. Just in case, for some bizarre reason, you don’t believe me, I managed to capture the remains for you: 😉 At PT, I was given a RUNNING ASSESSMENT, on the treadmill (!!!) along with some pointers for improving cadence, posture, foot strike, etc. (turns out I run like a total slob…I’m sorry, Physical Therapist. I didn’t realize.) The idea is that we may possibly bring home a treadmill sometime soon–I can work on my technique, and maybe get back to running in earnest in about a month..? EEP! =D Really, I owe it all to Kiss My Broccoli–obviously her good vibes sent my way have payed off!
La Cena was taco salad, prepared with romaine, avocado, salsa, black beans, and tortilla strips. Totally clean, healthy, and FAST! 🙂 But because it was hastily prepared, it was not the most aesthetically pleasing supper ever, so instead, you get an Instagram pic of our Mother’s Day meal over the weekend that I think turned out rather well–
Because, as you undoubtedly have noticed, not only have I run out of time to prepare elaborate meals, I’ve also stopped trying in terms of my photography. Bad, BAD TGITO!! I’m sorry. Blog should not be this way. But it is, as I continue to profess, rather unavoidable.
Off to do some studying, “reflecting”, research compiling, and essay writing–wish me luck in my scholarly endeavors! I’m feeling a little snacky again now, so this WIAW might not be completely over–not that I will have time to post an update! 😉
–The Girl in the Orange