I’ve rescheduled my entire life. Well, at least I’m trying to. A lot of my worries have been eased and while I still have some things to figure out, things are much better over here 😀
So… in keeping with my new attitude and my commitment to do the things that I love along with the things that I just “have to do” I’m going to commit to food blogging again. Mainly for me. It definitely stabilizes me and it certainly ups the quality of my eats… sorta 😉
I’ve been battling some illness so I had a liquid breakfast
A nice mug of Yogi Throat Comfort Tea which has been my saving grace this weekend… Normally, I skip sweetener but I know that honey is actually really good for sore throats plus it made the 10-12 cups a day much more interesting.
The second part included this really cool powder I was sent. Macrolife Naturals is a line of food supplement powders and bars. I know a lot of people are “anti-powders” but I’m a fan. Last year, when I was a nanny and was home all day I had time to make sure I was covering all my nutritional bases. Now, that’s not really feasible because I’m out of the house and chasing five year olds seven hours a day. This helps me meet my nutritional needs without much thought.
Anyway, it comes in two varieties and this Macrolife Reds is fab-u-lous. I popped it into the blender with half a frozen banana and some vanilla soymilk. It tasted similar to strawberry banana but not quite (I’m so eloquent, no?). I actually hate strawberry banana but I liked this because it wasn’t quite that. It was berry banana more accurately which I like! A lot!
Obviously, there was some (soy) milky unsweetened coffee to go. Obviously.
A Panera “Bogel” was also consumed. Cinnamon Krunch. I have no idea where the other five went. None.
Lunch was kind of thrown together. A nice sized salad with romaine, tomatoes, red onion, olives and feta. Oh, and some yummy Greek Dressing. This is by far my favorite version of salad. Simple and delicious. Next time, remind me to add capers, k?
Along with that I had another Macrolife product- one of the bars. Chocolate Cinnamon. Honestly, this isn’t my favorite combination of flavors. Chocolate alone would have been grand. I do love that this is a raw bar and that the first ingredients are brazil nuts (yum) and date paste. It’s not a Larabar but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There are some other flavors that are more on my radar- Apple Lemon and Berri Berri are great. Especially, Berri Berri.
Would I buy these bars and the powder? Honestly, it’s out of my price range. A three month supply of the powder is $100.00. That comes out to a dollar a day and believe me I think that health is priceless. The bars are ~$32.00 for a pack of 12. That’s almost 3 dollars each. I did feel really good today. Significantly better than I did over the last four days that I spent mainly lying around blowing my nose… The feelings could be related to that but maybe the sheer amount of healthy supplements in these products that bombarded my body with what it needed to heal. Who knows. I think further research is necessary.
I had an appointment today- good news I don’t have H1N1… for all the concerned parties out there… and if you are sick… go to the doctor better safe than sorry… even if it’s just a cold, you don’t want to share those germs with those around you… Believe me then you’ll feel awful.
By the time I got home, I had a serious craving out of nowhere (actually it’s from a Psych commercial, ten points if you know the one ;).
Don’t hate. Baked (formerly frozen) fries and some grated Organic Valley Colby cheese. Mmm. Perfection. Actually, even though my tummy was full I wasn’t satisfied. That finger food doesn’t work for me. I must say though that I think that was the second time in life I had cheese fries (okay third?) I totally see the love. Yum. (Salad plate- obvi).
I decided to put all that carby goodness to use and went for a treadmill run (so I could get some major reading) done… 40 minutes of that, followed by a quick cooldown on the stationary bike (mostly just so I could finish the chapter!).
I feel great tonight. I’m not sure what it is but I had a great day… My attitude has definitely shifted and though I have a lot on my plate there are those who have a lot less than I do and I am thankful to be so fortunate. I got a killer afterschool job that’s just an hour and half which makes my impending move and rent increase (worth it for a bigger place) much more feasible AND I’m loving my classes which makes all the reading and assignments enjoyable. Gotta love it. Oh and I got two new students today which splits our class pretty evenly among those lovely strong personalities and the more mellow (read: don’t scream in the hallways) crowd. I figure that in the next month or so the strong personalities will duke it out and instead of competing will learn how to work together 🙂
Ok… I’m still a little gross in need of a shower and to prep my lunch for tomorrow. Night loves.