* what is “malted barley extracts”? Tweet @fedupmovie and ask. Because I’m too lazy to Google, apparently. (UPDATE: it’s just sugar in a fancy tutu.)
* Sriracha has added sugar? NOOOOO! #hipsternightmare
* skipping the jello sugar free. Opting for unsweetened applesauce packs. Later? I’ll try brownies baked with the ‘sauce.
8:35 am: picking a checkout lane at the supermarket with no candy. Seems best. Off to the gym!
10:15 am: smoothie time, but how to do it without my beloved peanut butter & vanilla soy milk? Decided to try adding apple in — thank you to one of my guy besties for that suggestion! Here’s my recipe:
1 frozen banana, chopped & peeled
1/2 c plain nonfat yoghurt
1/4 c peanuts (I used unsalted, raw redskin peanuts that I had on hand)
1 individual serving of applesauce (approx 1/3 cup)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 c water
* put peanuts, then yoghurt, in blender. Pulse til smooth-ish.
* add in everything else. Pulse. Add more water if you like it less thick.
11:17 am: happily smoothie stuffed. Off for a doggie-walk with my neighbor. Sugar? Whodat?
2:56 pm: Lunch was sweet potato chips and strawberries. I was still kinda full from the smoothie. Or, rather, half the smoothie — I saved the other half for later. Which could be now? It’s crazy hot in here, and I’m thinking about turning on the a/c. But when it’s hot, I’m not as hungry! And, I’m happy with fruit. Because refreshing. Still, I’m reminded; being lazy, preoccupied, or “too busy” to make anything healthy leaves me to fall back on sugary, processed…stuff. I need to start keeping instant/quickie healthy stuff around here too. Hello, crockpot….
3:30 pm: Bored Now. Sure, there’s a ton of stuff I could do. But it’s hot, and I’m in the post-lunch nap zone. Usually, I’d just grab a few cookies or a hunk of candy and soldier on. But today, I think I may exercise. The horror!
3:55 pm: Post-lumbar discectomy MRI yesterday. Neurosurgeon’s office calls; can I come in Friday? He wants to talk to me. Um, of course. BEER AND LOTS OF IT.
5 pm: But where have the sweet potato chips gone?
6:30 pm: Easy dinner; corn on the cob, strawberries and carrot sticks. Decided to pass on making brownies, as the recipe calls for a cup and a half of sugar. That’s probably too much applesauce for any baked good.
9 pm: Really jonesing for something sweet. But for some reason, I can tell it’s just for comfort after the doc’s call. So I dodge it. #eatingmyfeelings
Wrapup: Easier and harder – wherefore art thou, peanut butter? – made rough with bad news. Let’s hope the rest of the week is better. At least I stuck with it!