Good morning everyone! Happy Wednesday!
I don’t know about you, but I am stoked that it is Wednesday already. I’m still at the tail end of the holiday mood, where I basically feel like doing nothing but sleep in and watch nonsense TV on the couch all day. I need to find a job where I get paid for that…
But Wednesday means that we’re halfway through the work week! And this week, for me, it’s actually almost the end of the week considering I’m leaving early from work tomorrow to head to FLORIDA! Woohoo! Where it’s going to be like 70 degrees and sunny. Definitely beats our 30-degrees-but-refusing-to-snow-and-at-least-make-it-worthwhile weather. Gross.
Wednesday ALSO means that it’s time for another edition of What I Ate Wednesday! For those not familiar with What I Ate Wednesday, check out Jenn’s blog for a much more eloquent explanation. But basically it is a way for us to share, and celebrate, the foods that we are eating – free of judgment or comparison. Pretty awesome, right?
Remember when I said that I promised that we were not cereal monsters and just bought a ton of cereal because it was on sale? Apparently I lied. We’ve already finished a box and started on number two. I think we have a problem…
Breakfast consisted of some peanut butter cheerios (which I was good about and actually measured this time, instead of just pouring myself a heaping bowl like usual. Baby steps, people), and a half of a grapefruit. Plus some tea on the side. Caffeine is vital.
Sadly the cheerios didn’t really hold my over today, and my tummy was a-grumblin’ by like 10:30. Insert baby bell light. Cutest little wax covered guy. I’m kind of obsessed with them. We picked some up from Costco, and I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve had one every day since. But at 40 calories a pop, they are just the right size to tide me over.
Lunch today was a total leftover Mexican fiesta. I had part of my burrito from Monday’s work lunch out, and part leftover jalapeno chicken sausage, peppers and quinoa. My eyes were a LITTLE bit bigger than my stomach though, and I definitely couldn’t finish all the peppers and quinoa. I was supposed to have an apple too to, you know, add some actual color to my meal. That didn’t happen either.
My coworker knows my kryptonite. Mid-afternoon she turns to me and goes “Hey Stephanie, do you want my mini bag of cheez-its?” Cheese? Little bite size crunchy pieces? Totally processed deliciousness? Cant. Help. Myself.
I have no restraint guys. And no picture. I downed those babies while hiding in the corner clutching them to my chest a la Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. Ok, not really, but it was close.
Chris has been talking for ages that he wants to make a baked mac and cheese, so when this recipe from SkinnyMom came across my Pinterest board, I pinned it up faster than you can say delicious. We made a few adjustments to add in some more protein, so I’ll put the recipe up soon so you all can enjoy as well. Minus a little prep time, this meal actually came together pretty quickly and was quite delicious for a “healthy” mac and cheese!
I spent the rest of the evening working on a craft project for Chris’ sister, so I didn’t emerge from the basement until almost 10pm. Which meant we had just enough time to curl on the couch, watch an episode of How I Met Your Mother (no spoilers please, we’re still catching up from last season), and polish off the container of cookies and cream. No shame; all you need is a spoon.
There you have it, everything I ate yesterday. Including those little precious orange gems.
So tell me: What did you eat today?