It was just another Manic Monday….umm….without the manic part. It was actually a fairly boring Monday. I think my goal this week will be to mention some fabulous pop song from the 80’s in all my posts. Bangles…check.
Today was a fairly awesome day. I got up and had my standard breakfast of eggs, an apple, some coffee and some water. Then I fooled around with my blog. You may or may not have noticed it is back on WordPress. A month or so ago I set this up and bought my domain name. Then I had a whole host of issues with posts not updating, or going missing altogether. I got mad and restarted over on Blogger. Well, for various reasons I decided I really wanted this on my own domain name. So, long story short I spent most of this morning fiddling around and trying to set it all up. If you were one of the few that signed up for emails they should still come through….but I am not positive. I added the email link here too, so just click and presto…me delivered directly to your inbox!
Anyway, by the time I was done fooling around it was time for lunch, which was awesome. Not because of what I ate, but because of what happened. We do snack lunches in this house. I am not sure why but vegetables that are referred to as “snacks” are apparently more edible. Here is the kids’ snack lunch….
Pretty basic, some ham, some broccoli, a handful of snap peas, a bit of cheese and some raisins. Nothing crazy. Except my oldest doesn’t eat things he hasn’t seen before. Today he gobbled down his snap peas without batting an eyelash and then nattered on about how delicious they are. This is the same kid that last week ate Brussels sprouts. Yeah. Somehow in the past month I went from having a kid that refuses to eat anything, ever, to having a kid that eats Brussels sprouts…WILLINGLY. Needless to say, my mind was blown.
My lunch was pretty delicious. A giant sized salad, a 1/3 of a cup of cubed potato (leftover from yesterday’s breakfast), and an oven baked chicken thigh. I used Renee’s Salad Dressing. Don’t tell the “paleo police”, the dressing was made with canola oil. What can I say? I am a rebel. It was amazing and took me forever to eat it all. I was super stuffed.
Next up, I tried my new protein powder for “snack”…it was delicious…it is chocolate fudge flavour. I tried a new brand and it seriously tastes like a milkshake. Not the nasty thin, watery taste most shakes have. I would post a picture, but protein shakes are horrible to look at, even if they are delicious. I also had an apple because I keep hearing I am supposed to make sure I have protein and carbs in my snacks.
This brings us to dinner. We didn’t get crazy with food or anything just leftovers. So we had the last of the roast beast from yesterday, some turnip and more of my bignormous salad from today. I chased that with some water and my multi-vitamin. I am now pleasantly full and merrily typing away to you.
That pretty much sums up my entire day. There was no working out today. I feel like a bit of a slacker, but the weather was nice and the kids were outside all day. So, rather than haul myself off to the gym I went outside, manufactured some Vitamin D and enjoyed a coffee in the fresh, albeit crisp, spring air.
So my friends this is where my day has taken me so far. Before I say good night, I just want to share one of my most favouritest songs from when I was a kid….
The 80’s really are a wealth of fantabulous pop songs. Although, I don’t know a single real Egyptian that actually walks this way.
|Sometimes I like to pretend poodles sound like Robert DeNiro
“Are you talking to me? Are YOU talking to ME!?”
Poodles are bad ass.
That should get us to Friday evening when we go as a giant dysfunctional family to various grocery stores to stock up for the next two weeks worth of eating!
So tonight is also “Game of Thrones”, “Once Upon a Time” and “Spartacus” night….also known as stuff your face with chips while you sit motionless hoping for a completely gratuitous shot of Jon Snow or Jaime Lannister with their clothes off…or at least partially off. I would list a specific character from Spartacus but honestly that show is so full of delightfully attractive man-candy I can’t narrow it down to just one, besides they never wear more than a loin cloth and a sword so I would feel selfish demanding more. Any way, in a moment of huge awesomeness for me, I have gone ahead and baked two bunches of kale to satisfy my desire for a crunchy treat. I have a little bit of rosemary, Himalayan salt and balsamic vinegar to sprinkle on them just before I nosh down. Yeah! I know. I love kale chips, I am usually just too lazy to make them. This is the mark of a new era.
Starting tomorrow I am cutting myself down to 5 hours of television a week. Which seems harsh but seriously, the only tv I watch is all on one night (tonight, I don’t know if you guessed that) so it shouldn’t be too hard. I am also committing to the gym 5 days a week…not just committing, but actually attending which seems to be where I am failing. So between that and walking the dogs I should be getting enough movement to shed a few pounds over the next little while.
Any way, I have to go and prepare dinner. I have a lot to do, “winter is coming” at 7pm.