Monday, May 7, 2012

Sun day

Yesterday was glorious here! When the weather is nice in WA it makes you really appreciate it. Yesterday was spent enjoying some things that make Spring wonderful like this :

And the dinner of this:

Today is equally gorgeous and I am about to try to get out there and enjoy some more sun and get my vitamin D!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's electric!

Little Miss E (my daughter) and I started our day with smoothies this morning. They included Trader Joe's Very Cherry Berry Blend frozen fruit, almond milk and peanut butter. They were quite delicious and great way to start off our Saturday.

On Saturday mornings we have ballet class for Miss E at the community center so, since for once it isn't raining in Washington today, we decided to walk there. It is a nice little walk and Miss E posed for me at the edge of the stream that we pass on the way there.

After we were done at ballet, we went to an Alternative Energy Fair which featured racers who had built electric cars to race in. Miss E thought this was fantastic. They were pretty neat.

The bad thing about going to the fair that the only thing there was to eat there was a cheeseburgers and curly fries from the St. Martin's Alumni food truck. Miss E and I shared the fries with Mr. B (my husband) and she and I split the cheeseburger. It was greasy and delicious!

Next on our whirlwind day, a trip to Trader Joe's. Miss E enjoys pushing her bear around in the kid sized red carts. Mr. B hates any store on a Saturday--his patience runs thin for the crowds of people.

Tonight, I am having drinks and dinner with a friend who has been going through a rough patch. She makes amazing food so I am excited. Plus she is just good company!

I am glad we did so much this morning though, it has now started to rain.....

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Breakfast time

I never used to eat breakfast but since I have been, I think I need to eat it earlier. I don't get hungry until about 10. By the time lunch rolls around, I am not hungry. This morning I had a bowl of Trader Joe's Oatmeal Complete with an entire Pink Lady apple from the Farmer's Market cut up in it.

I also had my typical two cups of coffee with cream in that awesome cup that I painted! It is now 11:49 and I should be hungry. I am not. Boo. I will probably be hungry at 2:00 pm again which makes me not very hungry at dinner. I might try to start eating my breakfast before work. What a novel concept!

What time do you eat breakfast?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What I ate Wednesday

Breakfast this morning was another big bowl of my new favorite combo:

I have been crushing the Pumpkin Spice Flax Kashi bar into my Chobani Greek Yogurt. It was really good. My flavor today was pomegranate. I really liked that it had little pomegranate seeds in it. I also had two cups of coffee with cream. I have not made an attempt to not drink two. It just tastes so good. Darn. My tea tastes good as well but it isn't the same.

For lunch I had a LARGE glass of water. I am so bad at hydrating but I know that helps with my fatigue. I am pretty tired a lot but I have yet to really zero in what causes my fatigue. I have been checked for thyroid issues, anemia and a few other things that I thought my have been causing my fatigue. All negative. It could be a combination of things. In addition to the my big glass of water, I had a fuji apple that we had picked up at the Farmers Market over the last weekend.

I also had a frozen meal from Open Nature which is an all natural brand that they sell at Safeway. I had the Veggie Lasagna.

I have been reading a lot of Kath Eats Real Food lately and I am trying to eat what Kath would consider "real food" but I am admittedly lazy and I am still at a point where some short cuts are necessary for me. That being said, I am trying to eat a frozen meal that is more natural like these selections from Open Nature and Amy's and Kashi. I will work beyond the frozen meals I think, the more I try to get to in touch with my health. I owe it to myself and my daughter to make this a priority but BOY, so many things to work on all the time.

Happy Wednesday all! I will be back to finish up WIAW tonight! I have no idea what is for dinner tonight so it will be a surprise for us all.

UPDATE: The hubby made pork chops with panko breading, rice and broccoli for dinner and that is what I ate Wednesday!