Todays post is just about the eats, my friends.
A life update is in the works for tomorrow . . .
Today I woke up not the slightest bit hungry around 7am. I stayed in bed catching up on emails and blogs until some form of hunger came. I was really craving some sort of protein egg type meal, but I had to readjust my cravings to what I had in the house.
If I really wanted to fulfill my craving, it would have been a lot of work and I would be ravenous by the time I did eat. That’s one weird think about intuitive eating . . . those stock shelf cravings.
A gluten free bagel with black raspberry jam and earth balance did the trick.
I have some sort of cold going on or something. I cant stop sneezing and it sucks. I had some umeboshi paste to help draw everything out, and because another one of my health philosophy guidelines is making sure you have something pickled or fermented each day.
At my parents I had a good chunk of watermelon because I was both thirsty and hungry.
(note the winter plate, I cant wait for cooler weather #obviously)
Mom and I visited Marie 25 burgers again. This time I went with the Athens veggie burger, no bun. I also split an order of sweet potato fries with Mom.
After shopping, I made a batch of vegan miso soup. Love this stuff . . . L-O-V-E
Dinner was another Stewart BBQ specialty. Fixed a plate minus buns.
A little while later, I put some whipped cream in a small bowl and topped with local blueberries and wet walnuts. Awesome combination of blueberries and cream.
Paying attention is working out for me these past two days. Lots of fruit, veggies and fermented foods passing my lips. I actually feel good too.
Website work and bed is up at bat. I’m such a sassy 26 year old!
Do you like miso soup?
I’m in awe of how gorgeous today was and how there was no need for the stuffy air conditioner. It reminded me of fall that’s coming all too soon. I love fall, its my favorite season. I love the crisp coolness, the need to bundle and how awesome it is to jump into 4 months worth of holidays to spend with family.
This year, the transition from summer to fall is going to be chaotic. In almost one month, I will no longer be working the same position job I’ve had for 3 and a half years. A week after that, I will be serving up a 3 course vegan meal as my final culinary school project. A month after that I will be graduating culinary school. In between that time I will be interning at an adorable vegan café. After that I will be obtaining my holistic life coach certification. And after that . . .
. . . . I’m on my own for the most part
For every ounce of excitement I get when I look at that paragraph, there is an equal amount of nervous. Its becoming so clear how important it is to REALLY take care of myself the next few months, and always. My emotions will undoubtedly be a crazy roller coaster so I must make sure I am feeding my soul and my body with proper nourishment and movement.
I have gotten pretty far away from Intuitive Eating in the last month and I really don’t like the feeling. Instead of letting it go, I need to take steps to correct this and set gentle boundaries for myself.
One thing I am going to experiment with is posting what I eat in a day. This may work for me or it may not but I want to try because posting my meals and photographing them is the difference between thinking in the moment before I choose the wrong food for my body or amount of food consciously or not. And not leads to overeating, or eating things that don’t jive well with me . . . both result in me feeling like shit either in mind or body. It will also help me truly live my health philosophy which I happen to be writing a book about that will be free for you upon the launch of my other blog in the future (shameless plug).
I’d say I’m sorry if I really felt bad about posting my meals, but I don’t. You still will be getting all the regular Balancing Val posts but also my meals at the end of the day (or next morning, or not at all . . . or whatever!)
Like I said . . . experiment.
After barely sleeping last night at all. I surprisingly woke up right on time a few minutes after my alarm decided not to work. I’m never hungry upon waking. It usually takes about 15-20min to kick in. When it did, I ate my breakfast experiment. Since I had some leftover almonds from making almond milk and almond flour, I tried my hand at an almond yogurt sauce type thing which I liked but have to perfect a bit more. I made it parfait style with blueberries, chia seeds and raw oats. I only made it half way through before wrapping up the rest. That shit is DENSE!
To work I brought my bucket of Spicy Chickpea Snacks (seriously, try these if you havent!) which I snacked on, but they got boring fast.
When I got home for lunch break I had the last chunk of the fritatta I made that contained broccoli onions, zucchini and asiago cheese.
Then I lied in bed for a while just staring at the ceiling and not sleeping. Pretty refreshing though, lots of thought work going on these days. I jumped up in time to make a smoothie (almond milk, brown rice protein, sunbutter, blueberries, banana, choco syrup) and pack my favoritest kind bar for the second shift.
I felt real full up until 7:30 where I consumed leftover salad that I bulked up with tomatoes and organic chicken.
Chris and I were bonding at the Laundromat later. And since that was the only way I could hang out with him today, he bought me some ice cream which evened out the fact that we were well, hanging out at a Laundromat. I only ate a few bites of my small cup before giving him the rest. I honestly didn’t want it . . . but I got it because if I didn’t then he wouldn’t. Weird, I know but I could have ate it all!
How do you feel about me posting my daily eats experiment?