Today’s Happy Note: Had some quality social time with friends, but it didn’t feel overwhelming! Yay!
I have literally spent the entire day studying, writing papers, preparing projects, and reading articles, minus the two hours I was in class and the three hours I was at work. I studied while I ate, while I watched TV, while I hung out with friends. Yuck. I hate the end of the semester when everything gets all overwhelming. It’s funny because everyone I know thinks I am like a really perfect student, but I’m actually the biggest procrastinator ever! For example, I probably did a total of three hours of schoolwork this weekend. I could probably save myself quite a bit of stress and anxiety if I learned to do things ahead of time. Hmmmm…
Are you a procrastinator or do you get everything done in advance?
I apologize ahead of time if I am a bit crazy and frazzled for the next two weeks. 😦
I was too busy to exercise today!!! For someone like me who can get a little bit obsessive, I think this is a really good thing. And it wasn’t like I was sedentary either.
I had one of my most favorite breakfast combos ever this morning but I forgot to take a picture!
It was one packet of Three Sister’s brown sugar and maple oatmeal heated with half a banana and topped with half a serving of Greek yogurt (Chobani vanilla) and a big scoop of MaraNatha almond butter. Yum.
While I like plenty of other breakfast foods, this breakfast, and similar versions, makes me feel “safe.” It’s a part of my morning routine. I can’t decide if this is controlling or a comforting mechanism? I like to set up my mornings similarly every day; it just feels good to know that, at the very least, this one thing can go right.
Lunch was special because I finally got my blender to produce delectable smoothies! I just realized that I have to include a wee bit more liquid, and that I have to push the ingredients down a few times and then be patient. It takes a while for it to build up to that serious blender whirling motion, but when it does get there, it blends quite nicely!
This SIAB contained about a cup of frozen mixed berries, a half-ish cup of chobani vanilla yogurt, a half-ish cup of water, 1 scoop Whole Foods vanilla whey protein powder and spinach. It was quite perfect. I topped it with Trader Joe’s AB and J trail mix (almonds, berried, and peanuts — muy addictive). I do wish I had room for ice cubes in my freezer to make it a little thicker/icier, but it still had a pretty good texture as is. Look for many more smoothies in my future. I’m actually craving one right now. The power of suggestion is strong!
Some days, I absolutely have to have breakfast foods for dinner. Ironically, I don’t like cereal for breakfast — it doesn’t seem to keep me full as long as oatmeal — but I love having it for dinner.
This is Three Sister’s Honey Oaties cereal (I am loving this brand) with a bit of milk, some cherry vanilla yogurt, chocolate chips (buried — makes for fun hidden treasure!) and Justin’s honey peanut butter. Wow, I just realized I had yogurt at all three meals today. Not the best for someone who is trying to get only one to two servings of dairy a day. Oh well, I’ll survive.
It looks like I’m on a major breakfast kick! I can’t help it. I think it’s by far the best meal of the day. I like all kinds of breakfast (although as stated above I usually stick to oats on weekday mornings). Here are a few favorite combos:
~whole grain waffle with fruit and maple syrup
~oats with nut butter
~apple, cinnamon, yogurt, trail mix
~omelette with sweet fillings
~chocolate chip pancakes topped with peanut butter and banana
~yogurt with grapes and nuts
~smoothie with frozen berried, soy milk, protein powder, and nut butter
~pumpkin baked goods of any sort!
What are your favorite breakfasts?
I have a lot of college friends who skip breakfast and this just seems so wrong to me. Why would you skip such a delicious meal and deprive your body of important fuel?
Sorry for the lame-o post. I still have more work to do. Ick ick ick. Major ick.
I hope you all,on the other hand, do not have massive amounts of work and are enjoying spring. And lots of yummy breakfasts too!