I hope you’re all had a great Valentine’s Day! I’m a single gal this year for the holiday, so I took myself for a window shopping/try everything I can get my hands on spree at the mall! What do you think of these dresses?
Sadly, I seriously have no style or diversity in my wardrobe. I’m scared to experiment with different kinds of cuts, colors, patterns, types of clothes, etc. I guess I’m just so used to my jeans, shorts and t-shirt routine! Any suggestions? Or who wants to go out shopping with me, help me get a new wardrobe?
Anyhow, eats were pretty routine today as I had no plans for much…but it was a good day. I started off with Greek yogurt, a peach, one of my blackberry chocolate and a tablespoon of PB. I’ve been adding an extra tablespoon the past few times I’ve had oats and stuff, but it hasn’t been doing much for suppressing my appetite.
And I thought I would share the creativity of my bosses breakfast. Ah, it’s an ANGEL. Of ham. And grapes. And pineapple.
I decided to be a girl today and head to the mall to remind myself that yes, I do wear dresses and heals. I brought a veggie sandwich with me that was full of leftover veggies from last nights Sushi Tutorial!
I passed by WF on the way home and had to make an obligatory stop for things
I didn’t really need. I snacked on some dry roasted peanuts…and stopped for some very expensive fro yo. But it was gooooooooooooooooooooooooood.
I was starving when I got home and started on dinner. I wanted something veggie filled, and fast, so I started off by making this soup and then mixing in veggie and rice afterwards.
On the side I had an apple and a mixed veggie salad with salsa as dressing. Can you tell it was a veggie-filled night!?
There’s a purpose for that though. Our crew decided to sign up for an Organic Buying Club in Florida and we’re picking up our delivery tomorrow! I’ll be sure to take pictures of all the goods we get! So much fresh stuff, organic, and local!!! It’s going to be my dream delivery!!! (unless someone has a delivery coming that is full of nut butters and glo bars…now I know that is only in my dreams!)
I’ve got a few Ask Me Anything! questions left to answers and oddly enough, I left the ex-boyfriend ones to answer on Valentine’s Day. Figures right?
Are there certain times of day you have more trouble eating well than others?
My hard time for eating is usually after lunch or dinner. If I’m not super super busy, I have a tendency to do the whole “boredom” eating things; it’s not necessarily unhealthy product wise, but amount wise. I usually end up eating cereal which really does nothing to suppress my appetite, along with chocolate! I keep many things out of my house so that I don’t have these moments, but they do occur, more often than I would like.
What does a typical meal plan/fuel plan look like for you (given your unconventional work schedule)?
On a work day I will typically eat 3 meals and 2-3 snacks. I always have breakfast before doing out in the field, and if I can I’ll have one before lunch, but it depends on what we’re doing out in the field. Sometimes there is simply no time for food. I always have a lunch packed out in the field and insist on a snack in the afternoon while driving in from the field. Dinner always and then a snack afterwards. I find it hard in the beginning of a field season to get in good meals and snacks but after a while I just cram as much food into my body with all the hard work we do! It can be madness with the physical activity we do in the all sorts of weather conditions!
And if I’m training for anything or running conventionally I always add in another snack throughout the day, even if it means having two after dinner, or two before the dinner.
What’s your favorite thing about yourself?
I love my determination and my passion. I’m sure you’ve all seen it whenever I post about what I do for work. I absolutely love the environment, birds, and the outdoors. Sometimes I might complain about how cold it is or how tired I am, but I get up everyday happy to do what I do and ready to do it for as long as I can!
But not only does my determination and passion fall into my work, but also into my running. I absolutely love running. My determination and passion has made things a bit hard when I’m hurt because I’m stubborn, but I will get up, go in any weather, and run because I love it!
What do you tell people when you have to take pictures of your food? How do you explain your blog? Do you tell them about all the parameters, even the eating disorder part?
When I break my camera out for pictures I just flat out tell people about the blog. Most of the time everyone is happy to hear the gist of it, and then we move on. I describe it normally as a food, fitness, health eating blog and for those that know about my eating disorder, I include that fact too. Otherwise I don’t talk about it because really, sometimes they just don’t need to know about it.
How many subscribers to your blog?
I have no idea. I have use Google analytics to track my traffic, but in reality I have absolutely no idea the difference between all the charts and readings. I’ve been blogging for over two years, so I’m hoping I’ve got a few followers/subscribers! As far as how many posts I’ve made, after this one, it’s 678!
Why did Brad break up with you? You both seemed so happy together! Any chance of a round two?
Hehehe…so many of you are curious why we broke up! I’m going to put it bluntly because really, there’s no easy way to put it. He broke up with me because he wasn’t into the relationship as much as me and felt a sort of emptiness between us. I was always looking into the future about things but he was more of in the moment and really, had many more things he wanted to do that would be a hassle to have me around for.
Bottom line, he wasn’t ready to be in a relationship with the life he has right now, all the moving around and instability of a few other things. It broke my heart then, but over time I’ve been able to see past it and as many of you know, he made a huge influence on my life and my eating disorder; he was certainly one of a kind.
As for a second chance…at one time I would have hoped for it, but now that I’m leading my life again, I don’t see that occurring. We just have so many things different between our lives and futures…I’m sure he’ll be much happier with someone else.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!!!
And know there is always ALWAYS someone thinking about you and loving you for who you are!