Oh man am I tired. (Ironically, as soon as I started to type that ‘I’m So Tired’ by the Beatles came on my Pandora. Fate?) On Monday, I thought it was just a result of a completely packed weekend. My siblings flew in to visit for the weekend and we had an amazing, totally packed weekend with them. But now it’s Wednesday and I’m still completely wiped out. This is also the reason there have been no posts so far this week. I’m pooped. I hope I’m not coming down with something.
Anyways, onto What I Ate Wednesday, or in this case, Tuesday.
Breakfast: I started off with my usual breakfast of (Olympic) champions, Grapenuts and a peach Chobani.
Speaking of Olympic breakfasts, have you ever thought about what they must be eating in the Olympic village? I would think that most of those athletes are on fairly specific diets. Do they have to bring some of their own food? Does the US team just take care of that for everyone? If so, they must have been shipping in a crazy amount of food. I can’t imagine there’s a heck of a lot of fresh, local produce around in a wintery Russia. (See I should totally be an Olympic commentator, I ask the tough questions.)
Morning snack: A big handful of baby carrots
Lunch: Since we had a crazy weekend visiting with the fam, I did not make it to the grocery store for my usual salad fixings. Instead I popped downstairs to our cafeteria and picked up a bowl of chicken tortilla soup. I feel like it should have been called chicken wanton soup, because those tortilla strips did not look like any tortilla I’ve ever seen before, but it was still tasty.
I also had little roll that comes with it. I always try to avoid eating the roll and I very rarely succeed.
Afternoon snack: This little runt of a banana and a nice big apple
Dinner: Dinner was a little bit of a cluster. When I got off work I was REALLY craving mac and cheese. Well, what I was really craving was risotto, but I figured mac and cheese was the poor, time crunched man’s version. Creamy, gooey, warm, and cheesy. Seems to have all the components to me. I had to stop by the grocery store anyways, so I figured I might as well pick some up.
I convinced myself that the Annie’s organic version would be better for me than the classic Kraft blue box (obviously I wanted it badly), but the grocery store didn’t have any! As much as I have loved the Kraft version throughout my life, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I left the store pretty grumpy.
Instead, I made myself a small grilled cheese once I got home. It was delicious, but not entirely the same. Hey, real cheese is better than powdered cheese so I guess that’s a win. I paired it with a bowl of my Vegetable Lentil soup that I’d frozen from a few weeks ago and a grapefruit with a little sugar sprinkled on top.
Dessert: 1/2 of the last red velvet whoopie pie. I’m sad to see them go, but they were a big hit with everyone this weekend.
Water: 2 full Camelbacks and 2/3 of a 3rd one while I was at work. 3 big glasses of water once I got home. So about 112 ozs for the day.
Off to muscle through the rest of my day. Have a good one!