When you want to blog but don’t feel like thinking…
…you share pictures of your food. And random musings from your day.
I actually came up with some topics to blog about while I was working out on Saturday morning. However, they were posts that required a little more thinking and effort. When I want to write a post like that, I need to be in the right place, mentally. I seem to have the most success transferring thoughts to words on weekends or in the mornings. Lately I just haven’t had the opportunity to put that kind of effort into my posts so for now I will save those thoughts as a draft in my head.
I skipped a few weeks of WIAW because I had totally slacked on taking pictures of what I was eating and I felt like my food had been pretty boring. Not to say this week won’t be boring, but perhaps a little different. And it’s nice and simple to share food- something I can handle during a busy week:)
On Tuesday I woke up at 5 and was up and out the door to get to the gym for some swimming. I like to get there right when the pool opens at 5:30. I swam for 30 minutes, showered at the gym, and was home by 6:30. I finished getting ready at home and made breakfast: An egg scramble with sugar-free, nitrate free bacon (from Whole Foods), spinach, sweet potatoes, and broccoli with strawberries, bananas, and almond butter on the side. Plus coffee.
I had a little time for reading some blogs before heading into work. I got into my car and realized I almost forgot my lunch! That would have been a disaster. I ran back inside to get it- crisis averted.
I had a late-morning home visit so I grabbed an apple to hold me over before I could get back and eat lunch.
I was starving by the time 12 rolled around and I dug into leftovers from Sunday’s meal (Ginger Beef, Mushroom and Kale Stir Fry)
After lunch I grabbed this No-bake Chocolate Chip Fruit and Nut Bar which I attempted to make over the weekend. They don’t look anything like Michele’s but still taste great! I felt like a needed something a little sweet after lunch and this was perfect.
The afternoon was a little hectic- I had a meeting until 3:50 and then raced home to meet with someone from a moving company to give us an estimate. By the time she was done it was 4:45 and I had to get ready for PT at 5:30 so I grabbed a Lara Bar to hold me over until dinner.
I had planned an easy meal so that I wouldn’t have to do much cooking after PT- we had meatballs in the freezer so I took those out and Rob helped make pasta and meatballs with a salad. Nice, quick, easy weeknight meal that required no weekend food prep since I made extra meatballs two weeks ago.
This is what I call a “Rob-sized” portion. He put almost a whole box of pasta on our plates and when I asked him about it he said he realized after he served it that I could never eat it all. He cleared his plate, as usual. This was my plate after I was done.
Do you pack a lunch to bring to work with you?
Are your portion sizes different than your significant others’?
Do you feel like you need to be in the right mindset to write thoughtful posts?