you guys, i seriously got tears in my eyes reading your comments yesterday. thank you so much for your words of support. i do feel lucky that i have so many great memories of my dad & my post yesterday was a great way to think of them!
i am happy to say that i only have ONE more serving of my hot cereal that i’ve been trying to use up for the past month! after today’s breakfast, it will be gone and i can allow myself to restock my beloved rolled oats! i’ve missed them so much!
breakfast yesterday was a slight variation of the same thing i’ve been having for the past million days (ok, more like 3 weeks, but it feels like forever!). bob’s red mill hot 10 grain cereal cooked with half 1% milk and half water and a mashed banana whipped in while cooking. then it was topped with frozen blueberries and, to change it up, strawberries and sunflower seed butter! mmm, i’ve had a jar of tj’s sunflower butter in my fridge for a long time now, and now i’m wondering why it’s taken me so long to finish it! i am definitely a fan! 🙂
i forgot to photograph my lunch, but i had 2 cups of tj’s butternut squash soup and 2 slices of bread toasted with sharp cheddar [talk about random meals…].
i also had a handful of almonds and a handful on banana chips for a snack during my late afternoon class!
you will never guess what i was craving for dinner last night… pickled beets! my mom would be so proud! 🙂
i ate a wedge of laughing cow cheese with them – i love cheese with these beets. goat cheese is my favorite, but i’m all out. 😦
i know beets are not a favorite vegetable for most people, but i grew up in a family where my grandma’s beet soup was a major treat! so i love beets!
beets are packed full of good stuff, too, so i’m happy to embrace this love!
beets are high in:
+ folic acid
and my favorite
you can also eat the beet greens – my grandma always used them in her soup. the greens are even more nutritious than the roots! they have more iron, potassium, vitamin A, and calcium.
so give beets a try – they’re good for you! (and they really are delicious pickled and with goat cheese). 🙂
i also ran across the street from my office to subway this afternoon to get a 5 dolla foot long to have half for dinner last night and half for lunch today since my fridge is looking pretty bare.
i got a veggie delite with spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, banana peppers, extra black olives, and pickles! i also got a little bit of lite mayo squirted on there and added the last little slices of sharp cheddar from my fridge.
i ♥ subway…
ok, i don’t want to be all serious in this post or anything but i have to share something. i haven’t really talked about it a whole lot on the blog, but i’ve been really struggling with my body lately. i’ve been super stressed with school/work stuff and have let work-outs slide and have NOT been eating very cleanly.
i’m feeling a lot of pressure [from myself] to lose some inches for my wedding. i have 149 days left and i know if i want to do this right, i really need to get on top of my weight NOW. and just so you know, i am considered overweight by bmi and my percent fat levels, so this isn’t any disordered perception of myself or pushing things too far or anything. i definitely have some fat to lose.
so, i hope you guys don’t mind if i start to post pretty much every bite that crosses my lips. it will keep me so much more on track if i have to tell you about it! if it gets super boring or overwhelming (or annoying), i’ll stop. but i want to try it out for a little bit.
i’m still going to post about wedding plans as they progress or whatever else strikes my fancy, and you’ll definitely still see a beer or cupcake or two on here, i just want to be more accountable to myself. sound good? great!