First thank you all for the birthday wishes. I wasn’t feeling too great that day, but I made the best of it. I don’t think I will ever get too old to feel special on my birthday…
I’m happy to say my work pants fit! With all the eating… and eating… and eating I have been doing these past few weeks I have been living out of my stretchable pants. I was scared to put some real pants on. I wish I could say that I’ve made good food choices, that I didn’t let the season get the best of me, that I kept with how I had been eating, but I didn’t and I’m owning it. I hope that in a year I’ll be able to say that I didn’t blow it on the holidays. I hope in a year I’ll be in a better place with food, and I won’t make bad choices just because I can. I hope.
This morning I kept my breakfast light.
I borrowed my daughter’s mug! I hope she doesn’t mind! 🙂
I wish I could say that I was eating light to get myself back on track, but no I was eating light because I knew that my coworkers were bringing in some cinnamon crunch bagels from Panera to welcome me back to work. It’s nice being missed 🙂 The bagel was good… so good.
For lunch I had some soup that I made the other day when it was snowing. Chicken and Gnocchi soup. I fell in love with gnocchi when I had some soup at the Olive Garden. I loved the pasta and mashed potato combination. When I saw them at Wegmans I bought a few packages not knowing what I was really going to make with it. I really wanted to make gnocchi with some kind of soup and so I did.
I have a bread maker that I love using, I just don’t make bread too often. I would rather eat sandwich thins for 100 calories, then eat bread with a little more calories that I made. Sad I know, but it’s the truth. Not pictured was the macaroni salad that a coworker brought in. Sooooo good. I was in carb heaven. Also not pictured was the smores popcorn that I munched on until I started feeling a little sick.
After work I went to Ledo’s for dinner. Justine and I met a friend there, so it was nice being able to catch up. It was nice that I chose to order the Portobello mushroom salad. It came with red grilled onions, blue cheese, candied pecans, and apples on a bed of romaine and spinach. It came with warm bacon dressing. The salad was huge. The garnishes were just enough. I ate every single bite. It was not nice that I ordered toasted ravioli for an appetizer. I also ordered a slice of Reese’s peanut butter pie… also not nice. I left feeling full and worried that if I don’t get my eating back on track soon… I’m going to start feeling really bad about myself.
I wanted to share with you my only kitchen appliance I got this year for Christmas, and I am so excited to use it.
I can’t wait to use this!
I’m slowly starting to get back into my routine. I think going back to work helps.