Breakfast was a French Toast Scramble– I doubled it, and admittedly slacked on adding any of the extra flavorings cause I stuck it in a
almost empty pb jar (there was 1T of pb in there, for the record). It was the Stop & Shop brand All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter (which is a halfway-decent dupe for the Teddie All Natural Creamy Peanut Butter I found when I was on vacation in New Hampshire, and which I sadly realized they do not stock in the Garden State. There was no picture, because I may have eaten this on the way to work while listening to the second to last CD for my National Counselor Exam Review. Not the brightest idea, I know, but something’s gotta give.
I admit, I read tons of Healthy Living Blogs. And while my Pinterest boards have been rather quiet lately, I’m really into Instagram as a new venue to get ideas and recipes. I follow a few really inspiring people (saraherose3, pbeechie, amandamclark, kmcwold, angelamccafferty).
So in trying to work this out and figure out where I went wrong, I also want to figure out what I did right. So many times, I think it’s so easy to fall into the “I’m a failure, so why stop now” sort of deal. I always find, when counseling people, a really good question is always, “So, how’s that been working for you?” Because if you’re making the same mistakes over and over and nothing’s changing- the answer is- probably not very well.
So I’m trying to zero in on what I did right last year:
- Made breakfast every day. And took a picture to send to BFF. (This is kind of my motivation for venturing back into the world of blogging. I’ve never been one to stick with anything, but I think I really need this accountability- whether it be to BFF or the one or two people that happen across this blog).
- Put thought into lunch planning. Figured out calories and didn’t pack any extras. I’m all about cute bento style lunches- I just have to plan ahead.
- Ate tons of fruit and veggies. I still do this now, but this was a big help.
- (Kind of connected to #3) Ate lots of salads.
- Fell in love with oatmeal. I thought it all tasted like wallpaper paste. I was wrong.
- I was honest and asked for help/ support when I needed it. I haven’t done this lately. Ironically, it’s kind of a by-product of being successful. It’s hard to lose a third of who you are and then struggle to admit you’re having a hard time when everyone is asking you for advice.