[[Side Note: I Believe…
…that one day I won’t automatically think of a banana as 110 calories.
…that measuring cups and spoons won’t be essential when I make meals.
…that I won’t schedule out my food based on what I had the day before, earlier that day, or in the future.
…that I’ll enjoy a meal for it’s contents and the love put into it from friends and family.
…that I’ll be able to look in the mirror and love what I see; every inch of it.
…that exercise won’t be to burn off calories.
…that I’ll be comfortable in my own skin.
…that I won’t be afraid to buy a baked good at a bakery spontaneously.
…that I’ll find the courage to step out of my comfort zone.
…that alcohol won’t always be considered “empty calories’ and never consumed when I might be able to enjoy it with the company I’m in.
…that negative and fat talk will be eliminated from my vocabulary.
…that I won’t always be worried about a food that isn’t on my “safe list” or outside of my routine.
…that every morning will start with a smile.
…that food will no longer be my enemy and only my friend.
…I believe one day I’ll be able to say all of these words with complete confidence.
What do you BELIEVE? ]]
It was a fun day out in the field day, and full of some awesome eats.
I might have started off my day with some chocolate:
(FYI: it’s a bread and not a brownie/blondie…so I didn’t start off with dessert for my day…hehe)
Of course I paired it with some more healthy stuff, gosh…
And then had some snacks throughout the morning…
while staring out this small window for almost 8 hours today…
While fearing for my life as gators bellowed around me I scarfed down a vegetable and cheese sandwich…
And a kiwi with the skin. Yes, I eat and enjoy the skin. Extra fibre; nom nom.
And then completely geeked out when we caught a juvenile Wood Stork! (this is actually #2, I missed taking pics of the first one)
How cool is this bird! It looks almost prehistoric! Like a terradactyl!
You can bet he/she was pissed. Who wouldn’t be if something 5x’s your size was man handling you?
But I couldn’t not hold her/him…ahhhh…WOOD STORK LOVE!
And to celebrate? I gave into peer pressure and living up life with things like Nutter Butter Cookies…
And I totally ate two.
They were delicious…since I haven’t had them in years.
I was famished by the time we disassembled everything, lugged it and packed it all back up to bring home.
I was supposed to run, but hunger definitely vetoed the former. I made up some scrambled eggs, and they were absolutely mouth watering.
Why do you ask? Because I added DRIED ROSEMARY.
BEST IDEA EVER.
YOU MUST TRY IT!
I actually sautéed up some onions with garlic, then added in some cauliflower and broccoli and at the end two well beaten eggs (helps with the fluffiness I love!) I topped it off with lots of fresh and locally grown tomatoes and an ear of local FL grown corn…
And a Chilean mango, just to make sure I was eating international. Haha…ok, that wasn’t really funny.
And now I’m snacking on chocolate pretzels (because obviously I totally need them sitting around in a blind all day; whatever) and still need to shower after the field work today.
I know, gross. Tomorrow will be worse.
But it’s also my last day of work.