Good evening ladies and gentlemen! It’s Wednesday but feels like Monday to me because I spent the last two days in the hospital with Brody. Before I get to Jenn’s What I Ate Wednesday, a quick update:
Brody’s CPK numbers continue to go down, and there is a very good chance he’ll be coming home tomorrow. Last night, his CPK was at 54,000 and once they are below 30,000, he can come home! I was able to come home yesterday because my kind, generous, amazing grandparents drove up to Antigo from Appleton, picked me up, brought me back to the Madison-area, and then drove back to Appleton. Although I felt horrible leaving Brody up there, I needed to get back to work; with only a handful of instructional days left, I have a lot to do and teach still. I will say it is strange to be in the house without the husband or dogs – it’s so quiet and lonely! I’m excited for everyone to come home tomorrow.
Food. I love it. I don’t share a lot of my daily eats here, and that’s why I love participating in Jenn’s WIAW – thanks again Jenn! Today I tried to focus on veggies and protein. I think I succeeded – score!
As I got ready, I sipped on an iced coffee with coconut milk. So refreshing!
The food portion of my breakfast included a bagel thin, half with cream cheese and fig butter and the other half with sunflower seed butter and homemade jam. I polished off the fruit in the car during my drive.
I inhaled this yogurt and forgot to take a picture until it was in the trash. There’s your proof: I ate a black cherry Chobani.
My mom had cooked up chicken and ground beef for nachos grande (basically loaded semi-healthy nachos) and sent all the leftovers home with me. I made a salad with romaine lettuce, half a tomato, chicken, black beans, and salsa as the dressing. It was yummy and very filling. I also had an orange and a few mini-chocolate bars.
On my drove home, I ate red pepper strips (no picture: driving + eating + camera = accident). At home I needed a little sumpthin-sumpthin to hold me over until dinner and ate the whites of a hard boiled egg. This is unpictured because I forgot. You all know what eggs look like, so it’s all good.
With Brody gone and no meal to cook, I decided to clean out the freezer and finish the meatless chicken strips. They have decent stats: two strips (small, IMO) were 100 calories and 8 grams of protein. I ate four with BBQ sauce and then one more with honey. I picked up a bunch of veggies and roasted a red pepper, yellow squash, and onion.
I will definitely be having something sweet before I call it a night. Whether it be more watermelon, a brownie cupcake (made by Mom), or both, my sweet tooth demands satisfaction.