Such a Bad Blogger

Opps.  This blogger told you she would post later Thursday night…and she didn’t.  I have a valid reason! Although I don’t like to make excuses, here is mine: the other two crews came back wayyyy late.  Emily and I waited and packed and cleaned until the other two crews arrived back at around 9.30/10pm and then we were all up till at least midnight trying to get everything organized, data filled in, cleaned up, etc.  It was quite a night, but finished lack luster.

Anyhow, I have most of my eats from Thursday.  Lately I seem to be eating lots of small things throughout the day and not really having any meals…I feel very out of control with it but am trying my best to keep a positive mindset about it since I’ve been working on having a better mentality about eating!  It is actually kinda helping on the intuitive eating front so that’s good since I acutally end up eating when I’m hungry instead of just when I’m bored, or scared that the next time I’ll be able to eat won’t be for a very long time!  But that’s the way field work goes!
So, backtrack to THURSDAY!  I had finally ended down in the glades Wednesday night after way too much driving and did a survey with Emily.  We were out the door by 6.30 so I made the quickest meal possible with what little food that I brought (oops, a bit unprepared this time since the schedule was all funked up with us traveling down a day later).  I shoved the rest of my Chobani down with a banana and the rest of my h2h, which was probably around 1/2C.  Out the door now!
Out in the field was crazy but I got to see a nest with two baby birds (we’re thinking about 5 days old) and the sounds of angry gators all around me.  ROAR GRRR….That’s what they sound like.  For a snack I had one of my favorite Odwalla bars: Choco-walla!

And for lunch, because of poor planning I had no bread, so simply brought random things to put together: some Maple pb w/ an orange (which btw, didn’t go very well together…needs to be regular pb), an apple, and a kashi crunch bar a little while later.

(Excuse the nastiness of my hair…was so windy and I was just in gross shape!)
We got done pretty early for the kind of time it normally takes to do this survey so we were quite excited.  Though as good as that may sound, that means no birds…so where have they all gone?  We’re still trying to find them.
Upon return, with some good ol’ work things to do I snacked on another apple some maple pb and some TJ’s dark chocolate covered pretzelsOMG these are amazing.  The dark chocolate isn’t too sweet and it contrasts great with the slight saltiness of the pretzels.  Mom, send them again please. :)
Napped!, then decided it had been tooooooooo long since I ran so hit the pavement I did!  I ran about 45 minutes, it was freak’n humid as all, but overall it was a great run and felt wonderful getting out and feeling the burn.  I don’t know how far I ran, but I could care less; because as long as I felt good, that’s all that matters!
I wasn’t too hungry for a while and thereafter (I blame the heat) but when I finally had dinner it was great.  I had yet to try melting my Laughin Cow Cheese wedges into food because for some dumb reason thought it wouldn’t melt correctly, but it worked great!  I heated up some spaghetti squash mixed w/ salsa, add in the cheese afterwards then had some of my asagio kashi crackers to dip into it...SOOOO GOOD people! (So good I had it again the next night; dope!)
I know, looks unappetizing but I promise, it rocked.
FRIDAY!  More surveys but they consist of mostly driving the car and going on levees and such to look for birds.  I did three surveys all on the way back up from the Glades w/ B, so most food was eaten in the car, on the wimb with what food we had.  I was fortunate enough to have a lot of fruit left over so that was the majority of my choices for the day.
Breakfast was eaten late as I woke up with a headache, but was good none the less: orange, banana and a blueberry Zbar.  For some reason this bar tasted WAY sweeter than normal…Odd.  Maybe I just hadn’t had it in a while…

Throughout the day I snacked on my lovely cashews that seriously, I cant’ get enough of, and shared them w/ B.  
Lunch was hilarious as I was taking pieces of bread and simply swiping them inside of the pb jar to have that on it…I didn’t have a knife/fork/spoon ok!?  It was the best I could do…which meant pb all over my fingers and hands…I felt like I was 5; it was fun!  Ergo, no picture, as I was a mess and getting pb everywhere…
Again, more snacking as we drove, and ate up the last of my pb pretzel nuggets along with an orange.

We got home around 5ish and I was starving but had to get data put it and uploaded.  Quickly finished that with B and had the same dinner as last night, except I added in two carrots for extra dipping.  Fantastic. I seriously could eat this ALL THE TIME
I spent most of the night hanging out with B then got hungry around 11.30…so I had to have dessert, right?!  Remember last weekends grand adventures with pancakes and ice cream?  Of course the LACTOSE FREE ice cream was beckoning to me from the freezer…so I had to oblige…and had some of it with my fav 365 vegan chocolate chips!  Best dessert ever…along w/ the macademia chocolate chip cookies that my mom sent in a care package the other week.  I’m sorry, my sweet tooth was rampent!
Ok, off to get in a nice run this morning before going out and having some fun times camping!  Hopefully it’s not going to rain on us!  Oh well, that’s what TENTS are for right!?
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19 Responses to Such a Bad Blogger

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    MELISSA!!! Miss you!!!

    Sorry about the maple PB and orange not going well together – bummer!!

    Damn you’re busy – hope you can TRULY relax soon!!

    Enjoy your run!!

  2. shelby says:

    MIGHTY MAPLE! Still on my list to try!

  3. dailydulcie says:

    Good job for intuitive eating!

    Love the Mighty Maple Pb!! You are too cute in that picture.. even with the hair haha :)

    You are a busy girl. Hopefully, you will get to relax soon!

  4. ksgoodeats says:

    No apologies, girlie! Blog when you can!! I’m convinced Laughing Cow is good with everything! Mac. nut cookies = YUM!

  5. Krista says:

    Mighty Maple and Laughing Cow are 2 of my favourite things!! :)

  6. aussirish says:

    hi hun, i think your mentality about the snacking instead of 3 set meals is really inspiring, it sounds like its helping with intuitive eating which is a really positive thing!
    great eats :) especially for such a busy gal!

  7. Balance, Joy and Delicias! says:

    oh…. mighty maple, the favorite PB of all!!! really want to try that! but not with orange :)

    no apologies please! we all have those crazy days! ;)

  8. Mara @ What's For Dinner? says:

    I hope you can get some chill time soon!!

  9. Brandi says:

    you have such an interesting job!

    i still have yet to find the mighty maple – sad it didn’t go well with the orange!

  10. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    I’m surprised the Mighty Maple tasted wrong with the orange. Sounded like it would have been a good combo. Too bad I can’t find that stuff anywhere!

    Melted Laughing Cow Light cheese is the bomb. Love those little wedges. I’ll have to remember and try it in some spaghetti squash. Why didn’t I think of that? Thanks for the idea!

    Hope the bird return soon and that you got in a good run.

    P.S. Love your rampant sweet tooth. Makes me feel better about my own. :)

  11. Laura says:

    I love that you just swiped PB out of the jar with bread. :) I would have done the same thing.

    Have fun camping!

  12. runsarah says:

    Have fun running! I need to try that maple PB…it sounds so…canadian!

  13. Marianne says:

    I can’t say I’ve ever used bread to get peanut butter out of a jar. I would think it would break apart alot and just leave a ton of crumbs in the jar. But you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

    Have fun camping :)

  14. Heather says:

    Wow, it sounds like you are definitely being kept busy!!! Sorry to hear about the missing birds… I hope you find out what’s going on.

    Everything looks so good though. At least you are able to keep up with healthy foods. I LOVE those Odwalla bars too :)

    I added you to my blogroll btw!

  15. Erin says:

    What kind of birds are you surveying for?

  16. Lexi says:

    Great eats :) I love anything Kashi. Thanks for reading/commenting on my blog!

  17. Kate says:

    love kashi. LOVE cashews! And you know self-photos are my fav-always fun to take when people are around too and see you doing it LOL

  18. Danielle says:

    I still haven’t tried the mighty maple, it sounds so good though!

  19. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    I’ve missed you and been thinking of you my natural beauty :) I buy your excuse! I’m glad to hear your positive reframe on the eating situation.

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