When the temperature is in the 90s, and I spend a few hours outside every day, my appetite is strange. I require a lot of light meals and snacks throughout the day, and plenty of water, or else I’m crabbier than usual by the end of the day . Speaking of my day, I wish I’d have more energy to blog about what’s going on in my life when I get home from work, but the heat wears me out! Hopefully it will cool down soon — I can’t even remember the last time that it rained!
Yesterday’s eats were kind of all over the place. The heat will do that to you, I guess. Before you take a look, I must thank Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday. As always, if you’d like to participate, check out her blog for the details.
Two Kodiak Cakes topped with natural peanut butter, and green tea on the side. This may have been my last hot breakfast for a while — I had to stick to Greek yogurt today.
Spinach salad with carrots, Feta cheese, tomatoes, sunflower seeds and half of a grilled chicken breast, diced.
Snack #1 (2:00pm)
I probably didn’t eat enough for lunch, because my stomach was growling by the time 2:00 rolled around. Lucky for me, when the clock strikes 2:00,
the teachers get a break the kids get to watch a movie for 30 minutes, and my hands were free to snack. I had homemade trail mix made of cashews, dried cranberries and Ghirardelli white chocolate chips.
Snack #2 (5:30pm)
We played tag in the heat for 30 minutes before the kids got ready to go home, so by the time I got home, I was craving something that would quench my thirst. After a while, water just doesn’t seem to do it anymore (and going to the bathroom every half hour gets old). So, strawberries it was.
For dinner, my mom made Chicken Parmesan — I had it on top of a little bit of spaghetti, with a side of garlic toast. Since my sister‘s vegetarian, it’s pretty rare that we have meat for dinner in our house, and last night’s chicken hit the spot. I think I’m lacking protein, or something, because I’ve actually been craving meat lately (and normally I don’t).
After dinner, I was craving something cold and sweet, so Jordan and I drove to “The Dairy Bar,” a tiny, family-owned ice cream stand (you can’t even walk inside), a couple of towns over. I had a Heath and Whoppers “flurry” with twist ice cream. We will not be going out for ice cream for the rest of the week .
Besides the food that’s pictured above, I also had an unpictured morning snack of Chex Mix, along with the rest of my campers.
This week’s WIAW (and the rest of them, really) brings me to something else that’s been on my mind — my eating habits. I am not a “perfect” eater, if one even exists. All of my food is not organic, I don’t always eat as many vegetables as I should, and I could easily eat ice cream every night. I snack when I feel hungry, and I don’t count calories. I feel that a lot of bloggers have much more self-control than I do, and I find myself comparing my eats with theirs. Sometimes I don’t even know what’s “normal” anymore. Do I eat a lot? Do I eat too little? Do other people eat ice cream every night, and chocolate in their snacks? If I do, does that makes me weird?
I will keep
doing eating as I am doing eating, but if you’ve ever felt the same way, do share. I’m sure that others can relate.