Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MishMash of Food Stuffs

Hey guys!!! So, as you know, I've been working ALOT. It's 9:23pm and I'm just now getting around to blog. Oh, one or two of you have asked what I do for a living. I'm in transition right now. Was a marketing director for a company based in San Diego (for with office in two other countries) - lotsa responsibility and business-y stuff that I really couldn't dig. Now, I'm a marketing consultant (for that company), but hopefully soon for others. I'm doing this for two reasons: 1) to work on my book, and 2) to get my degree in foods/nutrition.

Ok, so anywho, I'm thinking I may only get to blog once per day. I'm saying this not for your benefit, but for mine. Otherwise, I feel guilty when I don't give you a day blog. :) No worries, though. I will still continue to photograph 100% of the food I remember to photograph. :p

For breakfast today, I had a couple pieces of whole wheat toast w/PB&J and some strawbabies. As I finished my very last strawbaby, I realized I hadn't pictured my breakie! Sorrrrrrry.

THEN I got to work and was about to take a picture of my apple and frigo cheese stick when I realized my camera was missing my memory card. So, ya, no pic on that either.

Lunch, however, is pictured here in all its semi-decent glory. A little wanky, but I was craving eggs and a wrap, so I paired them together. Introducing the Egg-Kidney Bean Wrap.


Honestly, it wasn't fabulous. The kidney beans had a strange flavor when mixed with eggs. I paired it with a yummy bowl of cut off the cob corn on the cob.


My afternoon snack was today's moment of weakness: a cosmic brownie (by Little Debbie). These things go unpictured (refer to ED manual and look up "binge").

In class, I learned I have gained a pound since I started the class six weeks ago. That's up a total of four pounds since my wedding in March (six, if you take into account that the class scale subtracts 2 pounds for clothes). In case you're wondering, yes, I'm teetering on the verge of ED relapse, and I'm fighting it with everything I have. I promise.

Mr. Myers had dinner w/friends, so I was solo for dinner. That means dinner is easy. If it's just me, I'm pretty basic. I browned some chicken tenders w/garlic and a slight spray of canola (I use water if the skillet gets dry).


I made enough tenders for leftovers. Along with my chicken, I also had an entire can of no salt added green beans. Yes, the whole can. This is a trick I do when I'm battling food issues. It's immensely gratifying to me to eat ALL of something. All of a can of no salt added green beans is like 60 cals.


Later, I had a white chocolate rasberry yogurt w/a bit of Honey Bunches of Oats on top. It was good, and very filling.


Ok, its time for this little woman to hit the hay. Mr. Myers has been asleep now for like a half an hour!!! An old married couple already. :)

Night night
-Mrs. Myers

========TALK BACK: Thoughts to Grow On=======

I read a fascinating article today called Could you survive without money?

Basically, this man has renounced the materialism of our American culture and taken to living in a cave. This is real life, no joking here. I found the whole thing really interesting. It got me thinking about all the things in life that I think I "need" when in fact I realize that I could survive on nearly nothing. My "need" for "stuff" is a result of culture, and I am spoiled, terribly so, as a result.

Mr. Myers and I have given up alot of the things we would traditionally enjoy in a better economy. We don't go out to eat, go to the movies, buy clothes (unless we "need" it - there's that word again). We budget groceries, gas, limit my starbucks. It's amazing how easy it is to give up the things that at one point we believed we needed.

What do you think? Could you survive without money? What sorts of things could you give up? Have you given up things as a result of the economy?


  1. i love honey bunches of oats!!! i just love the bunches.

  2. Glad you like your new position at work better! I worked in marketing too, and yeah...can be pretty stressful (especially in this economy!)

    Sorry that your urges have been stronger lately. Do you have any support with it at all? It's not an easy fight but I have 100% faith that if you have managed in the past to be in the driving seat, you'll be back there again. Bumps along the way are part of the journey...

    Economy is a biggie for me. It's why I had to come back to the UK so yeah...I would say it's had a pretty big impact! I've never spent a lot of money on going out/clothes/'unessentials', but I've definitely become a lot more aware of how high prices have gotten for things I buy frequently (small things like yogurt have literally doubled in price over the last couple of years!)

  3. I'm sorry you are struggling with ED. I have been struggling myself the past few days. I haven't been binging but I have been overeating on purpose and eating outside of hunger a lot. For me, I just try and figure out why these issues come up, whether it is my desire to binge or my desire to diet, there is something there that needs to be addressed emotionally. Sometimes, it is as simple as just needing some down time and some times, it runs much deeper than that. The good news is that you are aware it is ED instead of thinking that it just has to be that way. When you are aware, you can change it.

  4. Blog once a day lady! I don't know how you do it more then that anyways!

    Sounds like work is crazy right now but keep plugging through and concentrating on what matters most - your husband and your health, and then your job :)

  5. Think of it this way: When you blog just once a day, you give your readers more time to keep up and respond to your posts! :D

  6. Its okay if you don't blog everyday girlie :) No need to stress over that - we will all still be here :)

    wow that chicken looks fabulous!

  7. interesting question - i don't think its a bad thing at all. money however, is inevitably needed but i think we would all be happier if we simplified our lives a bit.

    good luck with your ED - you know we are all behind you. stay positive and lots of love to you!

  8. Hey Mrs :)

    I agree with what everyone else take care of yourself first and we'll all still be here for ya! (I still manage to only photograph 90% of the food I remember to photograph if it makes you feel better, lol).

    Sounds like you're dealing with a lot with the ED...but it also sounds like you're very self-aware, which I'm sure is a good thing. I'll be thinkin about ya.


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