Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I've finally found a Greek lover to call my own.

Happy Tuesday! Sorry I've been such a lazy blogger lately, I was sick all weekend so most of my meals (if I ate at all) looked a lot like this.

And occasionally like this.

It was exciting stuff, y'all. Thank goodness I like oatmeal because I pretty much subsisted on it for the last week or so. I didn't dare eat much of anything else because my stomach was on the verge of revolt.

I went grocery shopping yesterday to pick up some sundries for the coming week. I ended up buying all sorts of new-to-me groceries.

Almost this entire bunch of goodies is comprised of items that I've never tried before. I'm totally late to the party, but I bought some Ezekiel bread (Verdict: YUM! I'm totally wishing I would have bought a loaf of this much earlier.). I also snagged a bag of dates and a bag of figs along with some coconut water and Chobani yogurt. A can of Amy's soup and a few easy-to-make Indian dinners rounded out my adventurous purchases. I haven't had a chance to try everything yet, but so far I've fallen completely in love with Ezekiel bread and with the dates. I've avoided dates for years because I thought they looked like gargantuan raisins (not a flattering comparison in my book) and I firmly believed that they'd taste as gross as they look. However, I'm willing to stand up and admit that I was wrong. Boy, was I wrong. My first taste of the date was kind of blah, I didn’t think it was anything too special, but then suddenly, like magic, flavors exploded and it was like a party in my mouth!

Breakfast this morning was more of the same.

Beneath the copious amounts of fruit lies a mixture of oatmeal, almond milk, and chia seeds. It was delish. I could happily eat this exact same breakfast every day without getting sick of it.
My stomach is still a little bit on the fritz so I've been erring on the side of caution when it comes to my food. I kept lunch pretty simple. Some bell peppers, a peach Chobani yogurt, and two hard boiled egg whites. Calorie wise this was a pretty light meal, but considering I barely ate all weekend, I thought it was best to ease back into eating normally.
I've been loving bell peppers lately. I never used to like them, but they're fast becoming one of my favorite go to snacks. As for the Chobani yogurt, it was good. Surprisingly good actually. My relationship with Greek yogurt has been contentious at best. If I find the taste even remotely tolerable, I chalk it up as a win. The peach Chobani, however, was sort of delicious. Creamy, just the right amount of sweet, and not too thick. Is it possible that I've finally found a Greek yogurt worthy of my love?! Keep those fingers crossed, people!
I have an appointment tomorrow and my stomach is in absolute knots over it. I'm so nervous! I don't want to go into details at the moment since I'm not sure if anything is actually going to come of it, but rest assured, if things happen the way I want them too you will definitely be hearing about the whole situation in the future. Sorry to be so vague about everything, it probably would have been best to not bring it up in the first place, but I needed to get rid of some of my anxiety by spilling it out here. It's not really in my nature to be so circumspect, I'm definitely an open door kind of girl, but somehow I've managed to keep this information mostly under wraps. I'm equal parts excited and anxious about the appointment tomorrow, I'll definitely let you know whether the outcome is good or bad although I'm not sure how deep into detail I'll go.
My face has been disgustingly dry lately. Anyone have a favorite moisturizer that they'd like to recommend to me? Seriously, I'd welcome any and all suggestions. I've had a devilishly hard time finding a moisturizer that actually moisturizes my face without making me break out. My skin never used to be this sensitive so I'm kind of at a loss as to how to deal with it.  
So even though it feels kind of weird to write a blog and not have anyone read it, I'm almost glad that so far my readership number is zero. My blog is definitely still in its beginning stages and there are some serious wrinkles that need to be ironed out. With that said, I will admit that I do hope that someday I won't be talking just to myself.
My plan for the night is to bike ride with my mom, fit in a rockin' run, and then force myself to do at least a quick strength training sesh. Confession time. Strength training and I don't really get along. I find the entire process to be yawn-inducingly dull. It fails to entertain me which means that my embarrassingly short attention span is wandering after one set of exercise thus I have a hard time convincing myself to do it on a regular basis. As much as I don't like strength training, I'm determined to make it a regular part of my exercise routine. I'm hoping that after I get in the groove of strength training regularly, I'll eventually start to look forward to it instead of dreading it. After all I used to hate running and now it's my favorite form of cardio. Lately I've been inspired by a lot of my favorite bloggers who love to strength train so I'm hoping that their inspiration will provide me with the kick in the pants that I need. I'll keep you posted on my progress.


  1. Hello! I'm a fellow MN foodie blogger and wanted to stop by and say "hello!" You can also find me at: http://foodie4healing.blogspot.com Looking forward to reading your blog!