Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Mini eggs in my belly

What? Mimi said I could.

Todays experiment at my internship with eating was kind of strange. I chose muffins, chocolate and cookies for my three categories. I ate from all of them, had a healthy dinner and I’m about to eat more chocolate. I’ll tell you what— I over did it big time in all three categories and don’t feel much guilt or shame. I felt like I had permission to eat them. I don’t know if that’s good or bad. I hope that soon these foods/binges become less special but for now they feel just fine. Tomorrow I won’t be at my internship so I’m not what the rules for that will be. I’m just going to focus on intuitive eating and see what happens. I will be at school from 9 in the morning till 9:30 at night so I’ll have to pack a picnic. Total bullshit. I’m still procrastinating my paper due tomorrow so tomorrow will be a total cram session. Good news is that my Friday class got cancelled. Jesus loves me.

I woke up at 5:30 this morning to work on my paper although I blogged instead. While blogging I enjoyed an english muffin with peanut butter and some french toast coffee. Yum! Sorry I have no photo but it was too early to be bothered. Lunch was left over pasta, tofu and asparagus. Smelly pee. (Sorry, I can’t help myself.) I also ate cookies, muffins and chocolate. Lots of it.

Dinner was the bomb diggs. Len and his niece went to The Border Cafe and picked up veggie fajita for me. SOOOO good. They pimped out my take out with wraps, tons of veggies, rice, beans, and a separate container of lettuce, sour cream and cheese. I had two MONSTER fajitas–they were more like burritos. So salty.

I didn’t work out today but am determined to get to the gym tomorrow. Time to watch idol! Night bloggie loves.

February 17, 2010 Posted by | eating disorder, Food, Graduate School, therapy, Workout | 14 Comments

Thanks for all the wonderful and supportive comments yesterday regarding therapy. I’m so happy you’ve been so receptive to it. Although I had the  day off yesterday I wasn’t terribly productive. I really didn’t make a dent in my paper so I’ll pay for it  with long hours tonight. Oh well, there are worse things. The snowy weather yesterday made for a nice relaxing time with my little rat. We played around a lot, took some snowy walks and did a lot of lounging. Clearly she didn’t mind. Did you all watch American Idol last night?  Not sure it was possible to squeeze any more commercials into the two hours. Total waste of time. And I’m not finding Ellen that funny so far. She best step up her game here.

Yesterday was filled with some seriously yummy meals. I was hungry three hours after eating that salad so I had a can of split pea soup. I really like it, although at first sight I got a little nervous. It helped knowing it was vegan so the ingredients weren’t anything crazy contributing to its nasty appearance. With the soup I munched on Glennys ranch soy crisps. So good.


Now we're talking.

I had planned for baked tofu and roasted turnips but then I discovered that what I was peeling wasn’t in fact a turnip at all. What in god’s name is that thing? The tail reminded me of a rat and it had veins in there. But really, can someone please identify this thing? I turned to the good old sweet potato instead. While everything was roasting away in the over, I snacked on two pretty good size pieces of Cabet pepper jack cheese. Oh how I love thee.


We rounded out the meal with boiled asparagus for some smelly pee. While Len wasn’t a fan of the tofu, I LOVED it and now have leftovers for today. Wahoooo!! I baked it in a marinade that Liv helped me create- 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp agave, 1 tsp each cumin and cayenne, sprinkle of cinnamon, salt and pepper. When everything was plated, I lightly poured agave on everything, including the spears. Quality. The agave gave everything a wonderful flavor of sweetness and really highlighted the sweet potatoes.

Yesterday I was really mindful of hunger cues and worked hard not to count points, calories, etc. My goal is still to eat intuitively and yesterday felt like a success. Another high point of yesterday was that my coffee finally arrived. My friend Ali will keel over when she sees all the waste I will be creating from the empty cups. Sorry Al, these cups are my vice. I love them because they are easy and I am lazy.

French toast, rainforest nut, donut shop and decaf vanilla.

Who’s ready for the weekend?!!  Is anyone out there on Twitter? You can follow me @ lpskins.

February 17, 2010 Posted by | dogs, Food, fun, Intuitive eating, therapy | 25 Comments