That’s right — I’ve sent myself to bed without dinner! And I’ll show you why …
I was hungry hungry the second I got to work today. I ate grapes and drank sugar cookie sleigh ride tea before the meeting at 9:30:
Mid-meeting, I couldn’t hold out any longer and had to break open the yogurt. Today’s combo included 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/3 chopped banana, 1/2 chopped apple, 1 tbsp raisins!, 2 tbsp pumpkin!, cinnamon, ginger, and 1 tbsp Kashi Golean Crunch!:
I wasn’t even hungry again yet, really. But I needed something to wake me up! It was sooooo hot in that room.
Post-meeting, I caved to a candy craving:
And another one:
And then these chewy strawberry fangs attacked my phone and I had to act fast to carry out a successful rescue:
Plus, I ate a few regular mints and a few more sugar-free mints. Ahhh, this candy habit is becoming troublesome!! I probably could have halted the trainwreck had I known what was coming later in the day …
But before sugargate #2, I had lunch. A mix of Belkis’ habichuelas, Inginia’s gandules, and Vianni’s vegetable rice:
The last 1/3 cup of my kale and date curry:
And many tastes! A bite of lentils with turkey (this was AMAAAAAAZING, bursting with flavor) that Belkis’ cousin made:
A tortilla chip from Wendy and a bite of spaghetti with meat sauce from Jessica:
And a chicken and cheese taco that Deborah’s mom made, mmmmmm!
I had an apple with some work pb (Jiffy) around 2:
And green beans before meeting #2 at 3:15:
And then, T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Delicious trouble, but trouble nonetheless. If you’re sensitive to photographs of ridiculous dessert, you should probably run away from the computer very fast.
In honor of a coworker’s 10th anniversary with the agency, a surprise celebration was planned to take place during the meeting. Involving this:
That is MOCHA frosting, in case you’re not an expert on this sort of thing.
Sadly, Rosalie wasn’t able to come in today, so we had to have the celebration without her!! We saved her some of this amazing cake, and I documented everything with the camera of course. I love this picture because you can literally see the cake vanishing into thin air:
I had TWO enormous pieces (I’m really not exaggerating), plus lots of frosting
that I scraped off the cardboard. I couldn’t stop. Everything about this cake was amazing. Even though it was from a bakery, it still tasted homemade. And the coffee flavor kept it from being so overbearingly sweet. And the texture, ahh!! Perfectly moist. It all went something like this:
So, for this reason, I am in bed without dinner!! One of my friends from home has been reading the blog and emailed me today to say, “You must weigh about 10 pounds! I have been following your blog, you are crazy healthy!” Kerri, this is why I do not weigh 10 pounds! (and thank goodness for that :-))
I came home and ate a very very quick palate cleanser to remind myself how wonderful healthy tastes (although that cake was so goooooooooooooooood). Two spoonfuls of pumpkin, two spoonfuls of yogurt, cinnamon, and grapes:
I felt very wholesome after that.
And then I spent a few minutes playing with a special treat that arrived today:
Yes, MY PRIZE from being one of the lucky winners of Tina’s Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt! Look at all of the goodies Tina sent:
THANKS, TINA!!! This is such a variety-filled, fun package. I can’t wait to play more with all of my new treats :-).
AND, I have the day off tomorrow!!! I’m feeling so relaxed right now. My goal is 12 hours of sleep tonight. Do you think it is possible?
I’ll have to resume productivity mode as soon as I get up, but it’s nice to have a few unrushed minutes right now. Tomorrow’s agenda includes: a sweaty run (because did you see all the cake I ate?), errands to CVS and the library, preparing my contribution to our work Valentine’s lunch on Friday, figuring out what to make for this week’s BSI, work homework, grad school homework, hair dye, sorting out student loan confusion, and more! Are there even enough hours in the day?
P.S. Go visit Meghann to participate in her brilliant Gracie’s Gear giveaway!
17 thoughts on “Bed without dinner”
holy smokes – all of that food sounds/looks amazing. especially the kale curry.
THat Cake looks and sounds amazing! Congrats on winning the scavenger hunt. 🙂
HAHA!! Love the fangs on your phone 😀
Amaaaazing prize from Tina!!
Good luck achieving your sleep goal!! And enjoy your day off tomorrow 🙂
How did you resist just putting your whole face in that cake? Cuz someone would totally have to hold me back.
Go 12 hours!!!
ohhh…that cake looks goooood.
great job winning the scavenger hunt! what a fun goodie bag!
Yay! I’m glad that you liked it! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck with 12 hours of sleep! I hope you can do it. It sounds glorious!
That cake looks so good! I’m jealous.
I’m jealous! I love your palate cleanser too 🙂
The fangs are a food and that’s hilarious.
People always think I am soooo healthy and are shocked when I down the cake too!
What a great package from Tina!
I’ve never heard of mocha frosting. yum. Hope you get lots of sleep!
What a fun package!!!
That frosting is KILLING me 🙂 It looks amazing
Yum, I can certainly see why you ate so much of that gorgeous cake!
That cake does look really delicious. Congrats on all the great goodies from the scavenger hunt, that was definitely a good one to win!
I have a contest up today:) WOW what a package!
That cake looks soooo chocolatey!
ha omg that cake looks WORTH it to the max!! I’m so proud of your 12 hour goal for sleep, u go woman! Good luck on the run..i’m sure your cake will digest 😀