Today was a good day. I got up and got dressed, and made up my grocery list. I waited for the produce box to get here, received it, and put everything away. We got apples, oranges, lemons, rutabagas, watermelon radishes, carrots, and some other things I need to look up to see what they actually are. Something green and small and in a little plastic box. We also got some sort of dried herbs in a little container. Then I headed to the store, and picked up everything we needed… except for eggs. I always forget the eggs. My shopping cart was once again one that made me laugh to look at it. I had a package of chicken breasts, a box of granola bars, some individual serving containers of peaches and a small can of pineapple, and dairy. Lots of dairy. I also had Mattie’s lunches and a few bags of frozen veggies to fill in the spaces in our dinner menus this week. But the overpowering presence of dairy- yogurt, cottage cheese, was kind of insane. It reminded me of the shopping carts I’ve had when I’ve restocked us with ramen, mac n cheese, and other junky processed cheap crap.
Now, speaking of mac n cheese, I was laying in bed last night, and I was thinking. Mattie wants a mac n cheese that melts up super creamy, and not “sticky” as he puts it. There are three cheese out of all of the different ones I’ve tried that melt the way he wants. American, Velveeta, and chevre. So what do they have in common with each other? All three are lactose-free. Lactose has to do with the way the fat globules in the milk are formed. Some people (and cats) can’t digest it properly, and end up with the shits, stomach cramps, all sorts of digestive sadness. I am positive that the lactose is what causes the cheese to become “sticky” when it melts, and that’s why we cannot find a cheese that will make us both happy. I would love to eat mac n cheese made with goat cheese. He says he will eat it made with American cheese. Neither of us want to eat it with Velveeta.
Food was good today, and while I went 2 points into my extras, I still feel really good about today. I started out the day with yogurt and coffee, which was easy because we don’t have any more leftovers I want to eat. I was still a little hungry, so I ate what might have been the sweetest apple I have ever eaten, and did my shopping. I came home, put my shopping away, started a load of laundry, and vacuumed the house.
I’ll be honest. I was hungry on and off pretty much all day. But twice I had fruit for 0 P+, and the other time I had fruit mixed with cottage cheese for 5 P+. Dinner was really good, with giant turkey legs (I picked them up over the weekend- a package of four of them for $5), cheesy rice (which I carefully measure exactly one cup), and a big bowl of salad. Afterwards I had a tiny 1/4 cup of ice cream with a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips. It wasn’t much- only a few small bites, but it was actually pretty satisfying. It wasn’t the same as having a whole bowlful, but it was pretty good.
I don’t have much else to report. I’m almost done with season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy, and will probably be starting season 5 tomorrow. I also need to put the laundry away. Here’s today’s food diary.
|Fit & Fruity Vanilla Yogurt||4|
|Coffee w/Milk & Sugar||1|
|Cottage Cheese & Peaches||5|
|Rice-a-Roni Creamy Four Cheese (1 Cup)||8|
|6.5 Oz Turkey Leg Meat||7|
|Salad w/Thousand Island Dressing||5|
|1/4 Cup Mint Cookie Ice Cream w/1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips||4|
Next Monday is my 32nd birthday. On Saturday Mattie is cooking homemade lasagna, and on Sunday he is taking me out for Thai food. I’m planning on taking a walk both of those days because I know I’m going to over-do things. Luckily, the lasagna will be shared out between Mattie, Richard, and I, and some is going across the street to Shawn. That will help with there not being a huge amount of it around for me to binge on. I know, I know. Food rewards/celebrations are bad. I am going to have to be on my best dietary behavior!
Oh! And I found this. Live polar bear cam!