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Saturday, December 14, 2013


That is all.

Yesterday was a rough day. I woke up and had a great workout, but I was constantly fretting about not being able to check my work email from home to see if I got the job I applied for. I texted one of my coworkers to ask her to let me know if she heard anything about anyone getting the position. It turns out, someone did, and it wasn't me. It was the least likely person to get it, in my opinion (in everyone's opinion). But this isn't about that. I'm not disappointed that I didn't get it, I love my job and it would honestly suck to leave the lab, but I'm disappointed that I wasn't seen as the best candidate for the job. Or maybe I was and politics got in the way. Regardless, I was stressed all day.

So I forgot to eat lunch. I had an egg after working out, took a shower, went shopping, came home and was starving! I had a couple handfuls of almonds and half an apple. I made veggie stock to make soup and while the stock was simmering, I had an artichoke. Yum! A few hours later, I made kale chips and then made veggie soup with my stock. But throughout all this, I had a couple more handfuls of almonds. AND, the downfall, holiday "egg" nog. I had almost the entire container. But it isn't as bad as it sounds. This holiday nog is DELICIOUS and healthy. It's at whole foods in the refrigerated section next to the silk nogs. There are only two ingredients, almond milk (almonds and water) and cane sugar. But it tastes JUST like egg nog. How they are able to give it such flavor and thickness/creaminess, I have no idea. And the amazing part is that it comes in at 50 calories a serving. The entire 12 serving container is a mere 600 calories. Ok, that's a lot. I probably had 8 or 9 servings yesterday of it... every time I opened the fridge, I had a swig. And those kale chips? They were SPICY and what goes best with spiciness? Dairy. And does that holiday nog simulate dairy? YUP! So that was part of it, too.

Regardless, counting all 600 calories of the nog (although I didn't have that much of it), the handfuls of almonds, an egg, some kale, and some veggie soup, we're talking not that bad of a day. Take out the nog and it would have been a good day for me. So pretty much, all I ate yesterday were almonds and veggies (and 1/2 apple and an egg). Pretty pathetic.

(Must we count the 1.5 bottles of wine as well? haha)

So yes. Next time, eat lunch. It's so problematic for me on my days off. I just forget and have so many other things to do since it's the only time I can get things done!

But that's it. Time to take a shower after a great run I had and get to work, I can't believe it's already 12:30, where did the morning go?!

Update: It turns out that almond egg nog is too good to be true. So NORMALLY, ingredients are listed and directly following, is the "contains less than 2% of:". Well, that wasn't directly following. It was a whole space beneath it. So with that, comes (in no random order and missing a few because I don't remember all of them) locust bean gum, xanthum gum (maybe), sunflower lecithin, some other stuff, NUTMEG, and then something else. Yeah, bing bing bing. The second to last listed ingredient for less than 2%. This explains why my stomach has been slightly out of the norm today. Go figure, I knew it was too good to be true. The rest of it has been dumped down the drain. No more temptations and I know I can't ever buy it again. There is the rice milk holiday nog I can have, it's good, but it isn't worth it.
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  • LHLADY517
    I'm right with you. Yesterday, I didn't eat lunch until supper time. Not good.
    1588 days ago
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