Friday, August 28, 2009
Me, on the other hand... I don't know. I don't want to be a psychologist, of course, but the same concept can be applied to the field of Dietetics. Do I want to be a dietician to solve my own problems?
I have alot of really bad eating days. I no longer beat myself up quite the way I used to, but I still question myself sometimes. Why do I do this to myself? It's a question I ask alot. Mostly, I don't know. It's strange to think of binge eating as a means of control. It's a completely out of control sort of thing, but I understand that is what it is, or so "they" say. Whoever they are.
Maybe the bigger question is: Can I help others with their eating issues, even as I struggle with my own? I have no reason to think that just because I get a piece of paper that says I'm a dietician that I'll suddenly stop fighting this battle. It stands to reason, I will still deal with these issues. Perhaps now and always.
I don't know. I still feel like my experiences arm me with something to offer, and I definitely love nutrition and foods. What do you think? Can a dietician battle with eating issues and still be a good and effective dietician? I'd really like to know your thoughts on this, especially if you're a dietician (or on your way, like me).
Anywho... On to more fun matters. A smattering of random foods:
Veggie Burger with spinach and 1/2 slice pepperjack on a whole wheat english muffin. W/a yummy watermelon yogurt.
Last night was bookclub. It was my pick (The Story of Forgetting by Stefan Block - I give it a C+) and I decided to have the meeting at BJs, hubby's favorite restaurant. I tried something new: Honey-Crisp Chicken Salad. I never get breaded anything, so it was a treat.
Breakfast this morning was an english muffin w/hummus and scrambie eggs.
I've eaten a ton of popsicles and frozen things today (over 100 outside, about 98 in the house), so lunch was light.
Hoping you have a great Friday night! We have no plans yet!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I'll admit, this could be termed a concoction. But, it's a GOOD concoction.
Check it. I made my oatmeal like normal 1/2 soy and 1/2 water. Went to wake up hubby. Forgot about oatmeal, came back, added more milk since it was now sticky and then resumed my normal breakfast schedule.
Next, I put a spoonful of peanut butter in the bowl.
See, I like crunchy pb, but we're out, so I needed to find an alternative crunch factor.
This oatmeal was to die for!!! Loved it! I only used a few of the dark-chocolate-covered soynuts, but it was enough. They got all melty and delish, with crunch factor to boot.
Concoction successful. Ok, off to class. xoxoxoxoxo
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
It's familiar to you, no doubt. :)
Other recent eats...
Trying out my new Dark Chocolate Dreams by Peanut Butter & Company (Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter spread)
My eating hasn't been that great, although I could have done worse considering the ups and downs of the past week.
In addition to family stuff, the fall semester started yesterday. I have four classes. Bio, Stats, Nutrition and Interpersonal Comm. Busy bee, that's me.
How have you guys been? I've been busy catching up on blogs. Drop me a line (and the link) if I've missed something important on your blog and I'll check it out.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Hello my friends. Thanks for your sweet well wishes. My mom is better. Getting strength every day. She still can't do much. Yesterday was the first time she was able to leave the house since coming home from the hospital. Tomorrow, she wants to go shopping. We'll see how that goes.
Today, I started my day with oatmeal. I was running my grandparents around to a doctor appointment after that, so lunch was a clif bar and fruit. Dinner was great though.
Mom decided she wanted to cook a real meal. Pork Tenderloin Tacos with Black Beans and Fresh Sweet Corn... Fantastic!
She looks good, huh? All smiles making those tacos, though!!! There's only three because all we can get here are flour tortillas, so I passed on the tortillas part of it. My dad's plate...
My pork taco bowl.
So, she seems to be getting better. I'm managing to get some work done, and my grandparents are thrilled I'm here. I guess you could say Life is a Bowl of Cherries...
Ok, I actually have more pictures, but getting them up on blogger tonight is like Mission IMPOSSIBLE, so I'm outtie. Besides, I'm on Indiana time... It's already 9:30!!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm going home to Indiana for the next few days to be with my family. My moma hasn't been well, and I just need to be there. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to update, but I'll definitely take pics and update you when I get back. I'll miss you guys! Don't forget me, okay?
Today, I didn't eat much. No appetite, but I did eat a good breakfast.
I also had an oatmeal-raisin Clif bar.
When Ryan got home, he informed me he was taking me to dinner. We went to a neighborhood cafe. Mom and Pop. Very good. I had 1/2 a turkey sandwich and some melon. I was ravenous and hadn't even realized it.
During dinner, we had a really good conversation about life and priorities, about who we are and who we love. It was good, and he's my hero.So, I'll update when I can, but regardless... Have beautiful days, kiss your loved ones and, always always, eat well.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Dinner was beautiful and simple. I browned some chicken tenderloins in a skillet and then sauteed some broccoli and mushrooms. Served with a salad. Perfect.
Other Bites of Today...
and lunchy (didn't eat the banana, after all)...
I'm almost at the bottom of my Costco broccoli bag and I can't say I'm sad. I've never eaten so much broccoli in my life!!! :)
No real update on my mom. She's still in the hospital. I talked to her and she sounded very eager to leave. We'll see. Thanks for your well wishes.
I hope your day is beautiful.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
My mom is sick and has been hospitalized twice this week. Please say good thoughts for her (and my dad, who's with her).
We did Hubby in the Kitchen, but we were alot more interested in our conversation (as I was filling him in) than the dinner itself. The plan was for him to finish his Italian Turkey Sausage and Spaghetti dinner with a beautiful spinach salad. But instead, we just ate (and snapped a couple pics).
Blurry, but clearly my unfailing hero...
Yummy Lunch and Snack
Then, I found out my mom was in the hospital, and I might have had three of these:
These things happen. I talked to my dad tonight, and atleast for tonight everyone is resting and tomorrow is, of course, a new day.
In the crazy way life works, I got some really fun/interesting news today writing-career-wise for me. I actually called my parents to tell them and they were rushing Mom to the hospital. So, for now, I'll keep it secret, but lets just say it combines writing and fitness (oh, and also extra income, which is always nice).
Everyone have a beautiful night. Kiss the ones you love.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Fall semester starts two weeks from today. I'll admit I'm a little apprehensive about how busy my life will soon be. Even more so than now. Can't imagine it.
I didn't sleep well because my hips and lower back have been sore (see below), but I started off the morning with a yummy breakfast.
I had to run an errand this morning. When I got back, I had a tasty lunch. Still eating on that Hugh Jass bag of broccoli.
And a fantastico coconut frozen fruit bar for dessert:
This afternoon I had a PB Pretzel Mojo bar.
Tonight, I'm meeting my friend Heather for a run. My hips and lower back have been really sore lately... I've been careful not to run two days in a row. I'm thinking it might be because I ran the fastest mile I've ever run on Saturday. A 9:20 mile. That's two minutes faster than the fastest mile I'd ever run before it. So, is this soreness normal for someone when they start out running? Maybe I need new shoes (mine are over a year old)?... Are orthotics a requirement for runners, in your opinion? Any thoughts or experiences with this?...
Have a fantastic day guys!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I hope you had a fantabulous weekend. Here's some "snipplets" (this is a Ryan word) of mine.
Last night, we went to a MMA party. No food pics, but I ate nothing of interest, I promise. Got to bed late, slept in this morning.
When we woke up this morning, I decided to walk to Henry's to get bran muffin mix. It's 3 miles round trip, and of course, they were out of bran muffin mix. Lol. Don't it figure?! That's okay, I bought a couple bran muffins (they make them in the store) and trekked back. Since I munched on my muffin while I walked (it was nearly noon by that time and I hadn't eaten), no picture of that.
For lunch, I had the last veggie patty, with spinach, pepperjack and broccoli. YUM!
A little later, I needed to go to the grocery store, but I was feeling a tinge of hunger. I had a Ginger Snap Larabar. It definitely tastes like a ginger snap. Pretty good.
Hm... what else. Oh! This morning, we woke up to microscopic house invaders. I tried to take a pic for you but they were too little. TEEEENY tiny black ants. Sooooooo cute, but they soooooo don't belong in my kitchen. Sigh... Ryan and I tried to escort out as many as we could with the use of napkins and then when the crazy little buggers refused to get on the napkins, we just let them crawl on our hands for the ride outside. We made like 10 million trips. This is a very difficult task too because they don't understand (of course) and therefore you have to coax them on and off, and their little bodies are so tiny that you can smash them soooo easily. Unfortunately, they didn't tell their friends about there being no vacancy in our house for ants, so I had to buy Ant Killer at the store. When I got home, I put the spray on the window sill where they were coming in so they'd have warning of their impending doom. Then, Ryan sprayed. It was sad... But, I think they got the message. Not very many now. Boo.
Okie dokie guys... Another week. Let's make it a good one, yes?...