Hola, chicas! Today was a good day. Started with a lovely breakfast, involving an apple, and this apple pie parfait.
I layered 3/4 cup of plain yogurt, 1/2 c apple sauce, 1 whole grain graham cracker and cinnamon in bowl. Nummikins. As my.. third course of breakfast, I had some simple PB&J oats. I was going to just use blueberries instead of jam, but I barely had any left. So I microwaved what we did have to make 'em mushy, and added a bit of cran apple butter on top.
I then went off to a nice, two hour ballet class. My calves and toes are in serious pain right now! But a good pain, like I've worked them well. The body checking stuff (or lack there of) went pretty well! At the bar, I was kind of concentrated more on holding my leg out at a 120* angle than I was on how "fat" I looked. When we went out into the center, I started to scrutinize myself in the mirror. ED didn't cut in and start calling me fat though. Instead, I had an EPIPHANY (love that word)! I am not fat! I am dissatisfied with how the weight I gained distributed. None of the weight I gained went to the upper half of my body, so I have twig arms and gross ribs, but a lot of it went to my legs. But I used the rational side of me to think that I am normal sized, and some parts of me look bigger because the rest of me is ridiculously small. Ooooh I wish I had my old body back. Back when I didn't feel like I had to limit my food or exercise to feel good about myself.
Anyhow, for lunch my sister wanted to go to the mall food court. I hate fast food, you can make something much healthier, tastier, and cheaper at home. I had to go anyway. Subway is one of the few fast food restaurants that I'll eat from, so I went there. I ordered a 6" veggie delite. It annoys me how it's delite, not delight. I got provolone, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, pickles, black olives, and olive oil on mine. T'was very salty tasting. Hate fast food grumble grumble.
Then when I got home I had an apple and almonds.
For most of the day today, I've just been chillin' out (maxin' relaxin' all cool while shootin' some b-ball outside of the school). I started to do a little craft-y jewelry project that I'll post if I ever finish it. For dinner, I made brown rice and lentil casserole. I heart lentils! I've made this a couple times before and it rocks socks. This time, I accidentaly spilled some broth out of the casserole dish so I had to approximate how much spilled out and replace it with water. I think I put too much water in though, because it didn't stay together like it usually does. Delicious anyway though.
With garlic toast! And an unpictured clementine.
Oh yes, I made more pudding! Using CCV's basic pudding recipe. After the base cooled this time, I stuck it in the blender with 1 tbs cocoa powder, half a banana, and 1 tbs sugar. Chocolate and banana is one of my favorite combos. Here it is, in my beautiful tupperware container.
And Shelby, you asked whether I used agar flakes or powder. I use flakes. I got it to be really creamy by putting my blender on the puree setting for a long time, rather than on the blend setting for a shorter time.
Today I was thinking of how my ED/recovery have expanded my food choices. Pre-ED, I was a pretty picky vegetarian, and wouldn't eat anything that sounded to much like hippy health food. This means quinoa, couscous, seitan, dark chocolate, and lots of fruits and veggies were off the list of things I'd eat. I ate a pretty processed diet, lots of faux-meat stuff. But one of the positive things that I've gotten out of recovery and my preoccupation with food is a lot more healthy variety in my diet. Now I'd say that I'm an adventurous eater, and like to cook up new foods. Has having an ED changed you girls' diets for the better, too?
Hope you all had wonderful Saturdays and enjoy your Sundays!