In addition to the lunch and snacks I packed today, several supporting food items deserve appreciation and acknowledgement for getting me through! It started with a thick chunk of crunchy chocolate chip cookie that I discovered in one of the kitchens while filling my mug with tea water this morning. The cookie chunk became my 9:10 am snack:
My orange came out to greet the world (and my mouth) at 10:30, and lunch took place at 12:30. As an intermediate course (or 3!) between my packed soup and yogurt, I enjoyed (seriously enjoyed) some of Mildred’s Chinese food broccoli:
I love plain steamed broccoli, but there’s just something irresistible about how it’s done in a Chinese restaurant …
Myrna came along with her shrimp (!), beans, and rice, so I had some of that, too:
And several (again, several = at least seven) pieces of Jessica’s cantaloupe:
Then, Rosalie came straight to my desk with a box of Ghirardelli chocolates (!!) and gave me first dibs. I took one of each kind:
They went into my empty tissue box because they’re wrapped and can stand to hang out for a little bit while I work through the unwrapped Russell Stover truffles I snagged yesterday. For lunch dessert, I extracted this from the tissue box:
It turned out to be dark chocolate filled with vanilla cream … yum!
At 2:30, the next round of packed snacks came up for air: green grapes and red pepper strips, just like yesterday. And also, I may have eaten my 3rd of 5 mints for the day:
The real trouble began at 3:30 when Mildred came back into the office accompanied by evil in the form of rich, freezing, creamy, sugary deliciousness:
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I had about 1/3 cup and couldn’t help but crumble a butterfingery Russell Stover chocolate (you guessed it — from the tissue box) over the top:
Ummmmm … and another 1/3 cup:
Interestingly enough, the ice cream did have a positive side effect: it satisfied me enough for the rest of the day so that I was able to resist mindlessly inhaling the Z-bar I had packed :-).
I’m running somewhat behind schedule tonight, but I do know that dinner is going to involve serious experimentation with our apartment’s fall decor (that we finally decided to swap for some springier accessories!):
Results of the experiment are forthcoming!
Things to do:
1. Caitlin is hosting a RoadID giveaway at Healthy Tipping Point, so go check it out!
2. Jamba Juice has coupons for $1 oatmeal again right here!
3. Now that Wednesday is over, do you feel like you’ve really jumped over the hump of the week? I do not …