What is it with Tuesdays being incredibly slow? Today just drug on and oooooon and oooooooooooon! It’s not very often that you beg for something to do, but today was one of those days!
I did, however, make a very important discovery today: there is a Great Harvest practially down the street from where I work! Looks like I’ll be investing some time and money there in the near future. How did I discover this you ask? Well, I found a cup of cookies in the office kitchen today!
Or two. OK, fine, three. Then a mug of pasta (it was about 1/4 cup of cooked penne) with leftover roasted broccoli and cauliflower:
The sauce is a little marinara with a Luaghing Cow cheese melted in. I made that as the side for Nate’s dinner last night, and there was just a tiny bit left! I LOVE roasted broccoli, so this was amazing. Then I finished up with a MorningStar Veggie Lover’s Patty on a sandwich thin with mustard and cheddar cheese.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I really love mustard. It’s probably one of my favorite condiments because it’s so flavorful and versatile! After the sandwich I started to feel veeeeeeeeeeeery snacky. Almost uncontrollable. So I started chugging water, hoping it was just thirst. But I still had the urge to eat! Finally, as a last resort, I went to the vending machine. Enter….the chemical-laden Vanilla Coke Zero!!!
Y’all, this saved the day. I think I was just wanting something with flavor to keep me busy, and this did just that. PLUS I can’t drink it too fast or else the carbonation will hurt my stomach. Winner winner, chicken dinner! The Coke plus water really helped fill me up and satisfy my desire to eat. The rest of the afternoon was spent doing actual work and petting on my babies:
LOVE them 🙂 Tonight we’ve got our community group, and we’re in charge of dinner. Menu = BREAKFAST FOR DINNER!!! Eggs, bacon, sausage (swoon), hashbrown casserole, and cinnamon roll French toast. Come on, you know you’re jealous 😉
When you get snacky, what do you do to tame the craving to eat? Any foods/drinks that work to stave off overeating? Or do you just snack and then compensate later? I can normally drink some water and be OK, but there are times like today where that just doesn’t work, and ignoring it just isn’t an option. Those times I just go with the flow and then “compensate” later, meaning I will have a smaller portion of food for dinner. In this case, it was easy to recognize that my boredom was the issue, so I just needed something to fill the time. I love diet drinks, but try not to make them part of my normal routine!