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.
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. :)
========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?