12 June 2010

Gone Again.

Yesterday, this was my breakfast:
Today, this was my breakfast:
See the resemblance?
They're related Except the soy milk, she was just a sour ex wife. Those are microwaved (ick) quick oats with a dollop of yogurt, microwaved (yum) apple cubes, and some Cinnamon Raisin Peanut butter.
"I thought you hated peanut butter?"
Well, I do. I can handle the flavored ones, though. I am not at home and I had to travel-ize my breakfast. Store bought peanut butter keeps without a fridge, my homemade almond butter does not. You see the size difference in the two days? Yeah, I had to downsize to choke the stuff down. But it's good for me.

Anyhow, I certainly prefer making oats on the stove top, how about you all? I made a container of oats, cinnamon, allspice, Splenda, and raisins. I made my own mix because I don't like mystery ingredients in store bought ones.

While I was eating my breakfast(s) I had this guy following my spoon, plate-to-mouth with his eyes. His big, adorable, sweetheart eyes.
Then there was some tug of war with this rabbit:
Then we napped. Actually, yesterday I had three naps.
"What in the world?? Lazy ass."
I will take that criticism, but I was not feeling well. I believe it was a combination of skipping dinner the night before, having bad soy milk for breakfast, (oh yeah, sour, icky soy milk) and it all got worse when I skipped lunch. I had a headache and a tummy ache all day. I thought I was dehydrated but I'm pretty sure it was the above mentioned things because I was hydrating regularly.

There is a good amount of watermelon being eaten too quickly to photograph. Oh yeah, I brought it with me. There is also this grapefruit:
"What's with the markers in all these pictures? Are you teaching kindergarten, now?"
Nope. My friend is an artist, you see. His kitchen table does not get used for much kitchen-ness.

Today I learned from my mistakes and ate lunch.
Mmmmm. This was at a bakery in the Nashville area called Provence. The sourdough bread was really good and it had a great environment with art displays and such. The dish was comprised of roasted red potatoes, sugar snap peas, red onion, fennel, and pesto with mixed greens and a slice of sourdough on the side.

Dinner is going to be sort of boring but I have a feeling I'm going to have to make an ice cream run. It's summer, after all. It'll probably be sugar free as to not turn me into a zombie.

Side note: I have a food diary where I track what I'm eating, it helps me stay organized and think out what more I need to balance meals. It is also helping me add calories. I have begun writing reminders or things to motivate me by in the margins. I'm going to post them here sometimes. These are a couple.

Do not skip meals.
Do not feel guilt over guilt-less meals.

Do not be afraid to eat ice cream when your friend's apartment doesn't have central air and it's hot as Hades outside, or just when you want to.


  1. Oh my gosh - no AC? It's so hot outside, and yes, that makes ice-cream okay. :)

    I think I might be one of the few who does not like stove-top oats. Mine always get this odd gooey film on them. I usually stick to stove-top oat bran. I just like the texture more.

    LOVE Provence. They have the most amazing goat cheese salad. It comes with this molasses Dijon mustard dressing. So good. I even begged for the dressing recipe once - they were not very helpful, but I will figure it out someday. :)

  2. Ooh, that salad sounds delicious, I'll have to try it sometime!