I’m gonna have to make this snappy, which is terribly sad, since I most likely will not get to blog tomorrow.
I have a four a.m. wake up, which I may try to bump back to five o’clock, but either way that means I’m getting four or five hours of sleep tonight, at most.
I haven’t gotten around to commenting on everybody’s blog, but I promise, I will stop by soon. I miss you guys!
Today, I allowed myself to get hungry.
My mistake began with baking cookies to take to school with me, then naively believing that three of them would hold me over this afternoon.
These cookies turned out pretty good, though I would prefer them to be a bit sweeter. My rough estimate puts them at about 9g of protein for two, which essentially means that each cookie is like a portable tablespoon of peanut butter.
I’ll share the recipe later, perhaps, if I overcome my baking failure shame.
I ate three, then threw an apple and an orange into my purse, then headed out to the mall to find some denims.
I failed, of course. How hard is it to find a pair of attractive flare-legged jeans? Evidently, very. Everything is low-rised and skinny, and extremely unflattering to my very curvy body type. Yikes.
While I did not get tummy-hungry, my body did not like me not feeding it for several hours.
I became headachy, weak, and dizzy, and finally — after pounding a bottle of water and not finding any relief — I realized that perhaps I was hungry.
I ate my apple, and the symptoms went away.
I was still famished, though, and couldn’t wait to get home to eat dinner. (Fyi: I don’t drive. That’s why I was milling around the mall in a crazed half-starved state, waiting for a ride home. Planning fail!)
I didn’t want my orange.
I wanted veggies.
The thought of eating my orange actually made me a bit nauseous, and I grazed on my arm halfheartedly until I got home. I threw together a quick meal for Amor, then quickly chopped up as many veggies as I could muster and therw them into the microwave.
Is it weird to admit that I was fantasizing about this hummus all day? I found it last night at Winco, on sale! And of course, had to buy it.
I can’t begin to describe how incredibly tasty and packed this bowl was.
Imagine: most of a head of cauliflower, a head of broccoli, tons of green beans, a half a zucchini, a cup of peas, and about 2/3 cup of black beans.
I topped it with 3-4 servings of hummus, and doused it in hot sauce.
For a bit of perspective, realize that I’ve used this bowl for salads before.
Yes, it was that huge.
It took me almost a half hour to eat, as well, and I was eating rather quickly, as I was very, very ravenous.
Not surprisingly, I was still hungry afterward.
I nuked a half a peach with a ton of frozen cherries, then topped it with a tablespoon of coconut butter.
And there goes the buzzer on the dryer. That means my pyjamas are dry, and I need to haul my booty to bed.
Wish me luck for school tomorrow. Looks like I’ll need it!
Do you have trouble jeans shopping? What brand of jeans do you wear? I love my Levi’s, I’ll admit it, but it’s near impossible to find a single pair of pants right now that aren’t trapped in some hideous fashion trend or looks too youthful.
Thanks for reading!