Well, once again, I’m glad Monday was such a soft start back to work because the real issues all came back yesterday. And the real issues make me hungry! Thankfully, there was no cake on the conference room table yesterday. Instead, there was:
WATERMELON!! 😀 Maria brought in a huuuuge bowl full of giant cut up hunks. I took another piece (plus all the juice!) from the bowl after that.
Since I was stressed, of course, I found something else in the conference room to distract me just before I had to leave for my visit.
Seriously? Yes. I found a bag of pretzels and a jar of fluff and went to town. Then, I went to my visit … and came back to the office and ate some more! Lunch was 1/3 cup cooked brown rice/triticale berries mixed with 2/3 cup of the chicken caciatore mom and I made last week for my dad and stepmom. We had extra, so I brought a couple frozen containers of it back to NY with me (I’m a lucky girl, I know!). Jessica gave me her leftover salad today, so I dumped the chicken caciatore on top of it.
I had a hard-boiled egg on the side:
And chia-tapioca pudding with berries and banana for dessert:
And, since the pretzels and fluff combo was such a tastebud delight, I decided it would be super smart to fill one of my just-emptied tupperwares with it:
There was also a magic lollipop with “changing colors and changing flavors” from Belkis’ candy jar:
And check out the transformation that mysteriously took place in the candy jar later in the afternoon.
So I also had peanuts.
And a baby baby banana that Myrna brought around.
The conference room was definitely rocking the fruit today. Here’s what showed up later:
So grapes joined the party in my belly.
As planned, dinner in class was the giant rainbow salad I made last night alongside a perfect peach, samples of comte cheese I snagged from the deli, and a slice of tart cherry pie, courtesy of the birthday package from my sister Allie:
My 3.5 hour class was actually not so bad, and the professor said she usually tries to end 1/2 hour early, around 9. Yayy! That means I was home just after 10 and in bed by 11:15 after preparing for today and taking a giant spoonful of Samoas ice cream right from the carton 😛 Wednesdays and Fridays are going to be my days off from the gym because there is no way I’m getting up at 5 after going to bed so late! I slept in until 6:15 today and then put together my breakfast of the week: yogurt-cereal-berry mess (with hemp seeds) and carrot cake … with some soymilky yerba mate on the side.
Today should be a much more low-key day of mostly meetings and group supervision (which I need!!). Also on the plus side, I ate so much fluff yesterday that I can’t reach far enough in the jar with a pretzel to get more. That means I need to use a spoon … and the extra effort of a spoon may be enough to deter me. We’ll see!
Was fluff a part of your childhood? I grew up surrounded by peanut butter and fluff sandwiches, but I never ate them because I didn’t like sandwiches. (I pretty much would not eat anything except for pasta until I was 17.) Plus, I don’t think my mom would have allowed fluff in the house!