Hi friends—Happy Friday!!!
I hope everyone is doing well today. I started my 3 AM wake-up call this morning (I know, I know its only 10 minutes earlier than usual but still…..) and read Psalms 1-4 because they were rather short. A reader asked me if I am going by a set plan for reading them or just whatever I feel like, and to be honest, its more along the lines of whatever I feel like. I’ll probably read a couple every morning (or just one if it is super long). The Psalms is one of my favorite books in the bible (along with Hebrews and Romans) because I just find them so incredibly comforting. David was going through HELL and the pain and suffering he felt is so vivid and real on the page. I don’t know about yall, but for me at least, it helps to know someone else went through hard times like that. So often, I feel like we think we are the “only ones EVER to go through that”. Nope! I’m also going to be reading the book of Matthew with a couple bloggers during the month of March so if anyone wants to join us, feel free!
And then for a early morning snack I had cookies ‘n’ milk!! =)
Well, sort of. 😉 I mentioned the other day that I am trying to eat snacks with more protein in them in the morning because my early snack has to get me through the first 4 hours of work! Through trial and error, I have discovered the best combo for me at that time is something around 200 calories that gives me a strong ratio of protein/carbs/healthy fat. That’s why a larabar didn’t really cut it. I LOVE larabars but when I need 4 hour fuel, I have to have more protein (or else I eat all the candied pecans that fall off the sticky buns). Today’s snack was 1/2 scoop vanilla designer whey with 3 oz skim milk and a super charge me cookie (it was a little broken because I’m almost out!). It was perfect and I felt strong all morning until I broke for breakfast at 7:50.
Which was yummy blueberry almond oats!
YUM. The divine and FILLING combo of 3/4 cup oats, 1 cup skim, HUGE handful blueberries and HUGE scoop almond butter. I like my oatmeal on the drier side so that’s why I use only one cup of liquid per 3/4 cup oats. If you like creamier oatmeal, you should instead opt for 3/4 cup oats made with 1.5 cups liquid.
I also got this lovely for no other reason other than it is FRIDAY
My mom and brother met me for lunch after work today. For once I decided to branch out from the delicious Greenwise salad bar and get some sushi instead! My store has a fantastic sushi station. They do all sorts of crazy stuff and do it all with either brown rice or white rice so you have some options. I got my favorite—a summer roll!
This has crab and shrimp in it but usually I just get the plain avocado roll. I like it better than crab but this was fine. It is absolutely stuffed with carrots, lettuce, avocado and fresh crab meat (not the “mock crab meat” you sometimes see in sushi rolls–I read the ingredients carefully!). Still, I was a little disappointed because I could faintly taste mayonnaise and if you know me at all, you know that I HATE MAYO!!!!!!!!!! For some reason I like miracle whip but cannot even fathom mayo. And I only like miracle whip in either tuna or salmon salad. Not on sandwiches. If I can see white, I get so grossed out and can’t eat it. I guess the crab meat was mixed with a little of it….I still ate everything but in the future I will stick to the all veggie summer roll to play it safe.
I also got a tiny cup of chickpea salad from the deli:
Now THIS was delicious!
Today I am going to totally rest from exercise because, when I think back, I have exercised every day over the past week and need a breakie. Instead, I’m going grocery shopping (I know I work at a grocery store for 9 hours a day then go BACK to a grocery store to shop…I have issues….) and then attempting to take a nap. My dinner plans are up in the air right now because I think Ryan has to work late….I might make something for dinner at his apartment so then I can eat early and he can eat late when he comes home.
I have a SURPRISE that I am going to unveil on Sunday and I can’t wait!!!!!! Its going to be so much fun!!!!!!!!!
Hows that to get you to continue reading over the weekend? 😉