A couple facts about me really quick before this weeks What I Ate Wednesday.
1. I don’t waste leftovers. Not a single bite. I will be eating ham and pulled pork for lunch and dinner until its gone, even if I happen to get tired of it (which rarely happens to me with leftovers, or any food for that matter). And for some reason I never freeze leftovers for a later time, I eat them right away.
2. I give into cravings. If I don’t I will rummage through my refrigerator and pantry eating anything healthy I can find. When that doesn’t cut it, I’ll move on to semi-healthy foods. When that still doesn’t cut it, I end up eating what I was craving to begin with. So I have found I eat less and am more satisfied if I just eat what I want when I want it. It all balances out if I just listen to my body.
3. This fact is more about Cassidy. She has been nursing a little more the last day or two which means a higher demand on my body (And I assume a higher calorie burn to balance out my increased hunger).
So given all three of those little facts, enter my day of eating. And I’m not going to lie, this does not hold a candle to what I ate on Monday. I could not keep food out of my mouth for some reason.
Breakfast started with 2 cups skim milk, 1/2 lb cut up strawberries, 1/2 a banana, 1 bowl shredded wheat, 2 bowls Chex, and 1 bowl Rice Krispies. And as always, I chug a 20 oz glass of water before breakfast. I wake up SO thirsty!
After breakfast we went strawberry picking. It’s a nice family farm that does not use any pesticides so they urge you to eat as you pick. Yes, urge you. I try to pay extra because Alyssa and I literally ate an entire 2 lb carton full while picking, but they won’t accept it. We bought 3 more pounds to take home. They may last us to the weekend!
We also bought a jar of local honey. Alyssa and Dave have some bad seasonal allergies and local honey is supposed to help. Even if it doesn’t, its SO good. Tastes way better than the stuff on the shelves for some reason. Neat story about the honey from this farm…its where Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifa “trained” for The Secret Life of Bees movie. They came to the farm for 3 days and the owner/beekeeper taught them what they needed to know. Pretty cool thinking they were 10 minutes from my house (a couple years ago though).
And just look at the way Cassidy looks at her big sister. She is so in love with Alyssa and just watches and smiles at her all day long.
Lunch lasted from about 1230-4. I don’t think I stopped eating the entire time. I started with a big plate full of ham (dipped in some local honey) and cauliflower mac n cheese. Then I had a carrot cake cupcake and a cannoli cup. I thought that’s where my lunch would end. HA…
A hard boiled egg and some brown rice cereal out of the bag. Then 1 avocados made into guacamole was eaten with 1 serving of chips and 1/2 a bag of baby carrots.
Even though I didn’t finish off the guac until 4 pm, my body is on such a schedule that I was hungry come my normal dinner time of 530. I had a big plate full of pulled pork and a roll with honey and strawberry jam. I also had some unpictured corn. Another cannoli cup was had for dessert. And the after dessert dessert was an Easter egg with about 8 Cadbury mini eggs inside. Not the Cadbury crème eggs, those things gross me out (but are Dave’s favorite).
And check out the manicure. Alyssa and I did our nails a nice Springy color tonight after dinner. I think pedicures are on the agenda for tomorrow!
So after looking at the all pictures lined up next to each other, I guess it doesn’t look quite as abnormal as I thought. Or maybe its just that I am watching the Biggest Loser as I type this up and a contestant just ate a burger with mayo and peanut butter on top with a grilled cheese dipped in mass amounts of mayo for an evening snack. My afternoon of snacking pales in comparison. But those people are not the ones to compare to for sure. Although I didn’t quite hit the extra cup of veggies like this months WIAW theme.
I really do feel like Cassidy has been eating a lot the last few days, which up my hunger. I am also a little stressed lately. What I need is a nice nights sleep, which I don’t see happening tonight. My sweet baby girl went to bed with a fever of 102.5. This means I will be waking up checking on her all night long, taking her temp, and she will probably be restless as well. So I’m sure I’ll be getting lots of baby snuggles in the middle of the night. I just hate seeing my babies hurt!