“You sound hoarse.”
Apparently I sound as bad as I feel. I answered a co-worker’s call this morning, and this is what the lady said to me. Thanks. But really, it’s not that bad. My allergies are still acting up because of all of this rain and the sequential mold spores. So, of course, I laid in bed again this morning. Daisy was acting terrible. She kept running downstairs, then back upstairs, jumping on the bed, and seeking attention from me. Dennis had just taken her out, so I’m not really sure what her problem was. She also escaped from her designated area, made a mess in the dining room, and then got mad at me for yelling at her. I think she’s getting old.
Breakfast was delicious this morning. I made french toast using whole wheat potato bread, egg whites, cinnamon, and vanilla. I also had a side of sugar free syrup, strawberries, and light soy milk. This breakfast is packed with protein- 30 grams in fact!
After work last night, I headed to the gym. I did 60 minutes on the elliptical, 5 minutes rowing, 10 minutes on the bike, and about 10 minutes lifting weights. I felt great afterwards. Oh, and hungry.
Dennis wanted Chinese, so I ran out to get him some. (I had to run errands, so it wasn’t a big deal.) I don’t really trust Chinese food. Once in a blue moon, I’ll get steamed chicken and veggies but, with my peanut allergy, I get scared to eat Chinese because they often use peanut oil or aren’t terribly careful about cross-contamination. Plus with the language barrier at some places, I prefer to avoid it.
When I got home, I made a delicious pasta dish. I had two nests of garlic parsley pasta, some parmesan, 2 small roma tomatoes, a tsp. of olive oil, garlic, and oregano. Very garlicky, but very good.
Dessert was a pink lady and a few cherries. So sweet!
Ever have those nights when your mind won’t stop racing? That was me last night. I kept thinking about the oddest things. First, I came up with a brilliant idea for a greeting card company. It all stemmed from trying to pick out a birthday card for my little sister and finding tons of stupid ones. Second, my mind skipped back to over the weekend and this guy with one of those bottle openers in his shoe. For some reason, I only then got really grossed out by it. Do you know what I’m talking about? It’s a flip flop with a bottle opener on the bottom of the sole. Can that even be sanitary? Eeww. Then I thought about this poor girl who came to zumba last Friday. I always stay afterward to chat with my friend, but this girl needed to ask Tessa a question. Apparently she’s scheduled for some modeling competition next month and was asked to lose 10 pounds. Sadly, this girl is so thin already- the type of thin that’s already borderline worrisome. She didn’t seem too stressed about losing the weight. She was just asking Tessa for advice on how to tone up and eat better (Tessa’s husband is an expert). But here’s the thing- this girl already said that she eats extremely healthy. She doesn’t drink soda, eats tons of fruit and veggies, and eats sweets (her vice) in moderation. This incident really made me sad. Because as much as I’ve been through with my eating disorder, I feel like this is how the whole eating disorder thing starts. And I really think the modeling industry perpetuates it. I wish the girl nothing but luck, but between you and me, I kind of wanted to tell her that it’s not worth it. Losing 10 pounds when you’re already thin can’t be healthy for you or the people who see your picture. Trust me.
So, enough about me. What’s on your mind?
Hope you have a wonderful day!