Sorry kiddos for being MIA last night. I had a little incident that threw me off. I lost a very nice earring that my husband got me for my birthday. I had a rough day at work and was on my way to the gym to relieve some stress and realized that one of my earrings was missing. Of course the next half hour was spent walking over and over around my work, checking every inch to see if it fell off my ear. No luck. Walked all over the mall and the farmers market where I’ve previously been. No luck. I definitely felt tears forming in my eyes and desperately just wanted to get home. No gym. Losing this earring made me really upset. I know my husband spent a lot of time, trying to pick the right gift for me, and I really loved these earrings! I wore them almost every day. But instead of crying I decided to think about all the things I’m happy about. I’m healthy; I have a husband who loves me, great family and friends. And I have you guys This earring is just a material thing. It can be replaced (not that it will be…). As upsetting as it is, it’s not important in the big scheme of things. So I made dinner
Dinner was part of the CEiMB installment. On the menu for the night: Ellie Krieger’s mexican tortilla pizza. I actually made the black bean dip the night before. Planning ahead worked out well since I was still a little shaken up by this lost earring thing. I omitted the onions from the dip, and added cheese to the “pizza.” I told my husband we had pizza for dinner. There was no way in hell I could omit the cheese on this one. Treaky, Ellie. Don’t omit the cheese next time you present us with a pizza recipe
The husband’s 2 “pizzas”
The black bean dip is definitely the star of this! It’s quite yummy. The jalapeno added a nice dimension to the dip, without being overpowering spicy. We have a bunch left, which I’m sure will be gobbled up with some tortilla chips.
REST OF THE DAY’S EATS:
Man this breakfast was delicious! I planned to have some yogurt with the leftover nutty topping for breakfast but waking up to a freezing cold house, I was craving something warm. The solution? Combine the 2!
Breakfast: 2 Nature’s Path wildberry buckwheat waffles with Barney Butter, oikos plain organic greek yogurt, Maine organic blueberries + nutty topping
I love how the Barney Butter is oozing out. Rocking breakfast!
Lunch: leftover almond crusted pork with brown rice and Asian cucumbers
Remember these guys?
These little beasts definitely tasted like cucumber. As you can see they were quite seedy and spiky. The skin was also quite tough and a little bitter. I didn’t have too many of them. A little too intense for me
Dessert: Flour Bakery banana chocolate bread pudding
I was in the hood by Flour Bakery during lunch, and decided to stop by to get a tiny cookie. I almost had a heart attack because I just couldn’t decide what to get. At the end the banana chocolate bread pudding jumped out at me, although now I’m dreaming of just about everything else I saw there. Not good. I savored this guy throughout the day but to be honest I’m now feeling guilty about it. Too many super indulgent treats lately, and at the end I didn’t even make it to the gym! I’m going to try to eat a little cleaner today, and try limiting the crazy indulgent treats to once or no more than twice a week. I haven’t gained any weight yet but I know these can add up.
Pre-workout (that never happened) snack: 100 calorie pack of pistachios
Post dinner snacks: 1/2 FFL cinnamon raisin english muffin with pb
+ roasted almonds:
Have you ever lost a material thing? How did you handle it? The first thing my husband looked at when I told him I lost something was my hand. I guess it could be worse (although my ring is insured…)