Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chocolate cake should be its own food group.

Good news! I got to hang out with both of the guys I had mentioned yesterday. And I'm so relieved over knowing that my friend is not upset and my boyfriend is still my boyfriend! Seriously, how am I so this lucky as to be in a relationship with him?! I honestly feel like I don't deserve him--like I'm not good enough for him--but he assures me he feels the same way, so it's working out well. :)

And thank you for your sweet comments! Reading them really helped me to be reassured that it would work out and it IS working out, so that's amazing!

Breakfast today was similar to yesterday:



1/2 C oats
1/3 C pumpkin
1 fig
sprinkling of carob chips and soy nuts
tiny bit of MixMyGranola (mostly for the chia seeds)
1/2 C cottage cheese

About half way through the bowl, I realized that I would still be hungry after I finished it, so I bulked it up with some more cottage cheese and a spoon of PB.


I had an interesting day food-wise yesterday. I was honestly fairly upset all day so I was making myself eat. Thankfully I had a lunch date with a friend, so we ate at a local conservatory's cafe. They had fresh healthy food and it was really INCREDIBLE! (Plus, we got to eat outside in reasonably warm weather!)

I had their citrus salmon salad with orange sesame dressing on the side (I used about 1/2 the dressing; it was tasty but I have no idea if it was full fat or whatever. I don't mind one way or another though.) My salad came with a slice of cheesy bread (fairly oily, but good) and had a bunch of pine nuts and orange slices over top of fancy mixed greens, cucumbers and tomatoes. Yum! And then my friend and I split a piece of French Raspberry Chocolate Cake!! Holy YUM!! This was way beyond incredible! The frosting was almost as rich as the inside of truffles! And the dark chocolate-y goodness just surpassed description! I wish I had pictures of the salad and the cake for you all, because they were beautiful and so, so good!

Anyway, I had that lunch late, around 3, so I went straight to teach from 4-6:30pm and play a religious service from 6:30-8pm. After the service, there's always a reception and I snagged this PB brownie:

You all know that I feel really strongly about having NO foods off limits and I want to enjoy all things, just having an emphasis on nutritious foods. I didn't feel too bad eating this because I essentially didn't have dinner. I ate the brownie and didn't feel hungry, so instead I went out with my friend (the non-boyfriend guy) and I had two Magic Hat #9 beers and later on with my boyfriend I had a Yuengling Black and Tan. OK, yes, I know that my food yesterday was heavy on the "social" side of things...and I'm just fine with that. I won't do that all the time (don't worry, the beers were spread out over about 4 hours) but I don't see anything wrong with it and I'm so grateful to be at a point in my life where I can enjoy food and drinks with friends and not still be letting ED control me and make me second guess myself. I did a little bit of exercise yesterday which felt good. I just ran two miles at my gym and at night I did a bunch of push ups. (30ish? Not all at once though.)

There are a few giveaways going on in blogland:

Don't forget to enter my PB Loco and bars giveaway.

Iowa Girl Eats is having a giveaway of her favorite products, including Barney Butter (!) here.

Live, Laugh, Lyss is giving away a bunch of delicious bars here.

Erika at Peace and Peanut butter is giving away some PB2 samples, a Gnu bar, and a freedom beads bracelet here.

AnAppleADay is giving away salsas and sauces here.

I just designed my signature to end my posts with. I hope you all like it!


6 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you got to hang out with the guys! And Lisa? You totally DESERVE him (your bf). Don't ever think you're not good enough for him.

    Yummy eats! The PB brownie is looking gooooood.

    I like your signature! Do you like mine? ;)

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  2. I don't know how to do the signature - that's cool!

    Tina

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  3. I am glad you got to hang out with both guys and it wasn't an issue. That's so great! Thanks for the giveaway news--loving your breakfast. Sounds and looks delish!! That lunch place sounds fantastic as well!!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  4. Your boyfriend seems wonderful, but don't tell yourself you don't deserve him! He's lucky to have you. ;)

    I really admire you for eating what you want - its something I have a hard time with, especially in social situations. You are wonderful.

    <3 Emma

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  5. nice signature! i like it! :)

    i agree- chocolate definitely needs its own food group!!!

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  6. Mhmm. Agreed on the choccie cake! (It sounds YUMMAY) And that brownie - mhmm. =D

    I'm so glad you had a fun time eating socially. It's really refreshing to see how much progress you've made from ED/DE.

    Daw! And such a perty signature. I like it. =]

    Anyhow. I'm off to beddybyetime.
    Hope you had a lovely day! Take care, m'dear <3

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