So it was day #2 of my first week back to school. The kids aren’t there yet; Just teachers and lots of meetings.
This was two work days in a row that I had breakfast. woo-hoo! Let’s see if I can keep it going when I have the kids to get ready for school as well.
My smoothie. I really and truly just make them up as I go along. This was a whole cucumber, 2 frozen bananas, a few frozen chunks of cantaloupe, some coconut milk, a can of peaches, and 2 heaping tablespoons of flax meal. The cucumber was very lemony tasting and I realized there was no way I was going to eat it without some sweetener, so I added the can of peaches. Not too bad. I filled this glass 3 times.
I spent the morning in special education meetings. It was long but important and I refilled my metal water bottle about 3 times. The meeting ended about 30 minutes later than scheduled which meant I didn’t have the full hour for lunch. Since I had packed my lunch I wasn’t so worried. I sat in my car with the breeze blowing listening to the radio and eating lunch.
Then I had afternoon meetings. Lots of them. While I was in those meetings the earthquake that hit the East Coast of the US happened. It was so odd to be sitting in a school library feeling the floor move.
When I finally got back to my office I had a snack of pistachios. My friend on facebook, Chili Pepper, recommended raw almonds. I thought I had some but didn’t so I ate pistachios. It was a pretty good afternoon snack but I want to try the almonds.
Then, more meetings until the night orientation for new students. I did the meet & greet thing with parents and students and then hung out while the rest of the staff who stayed ate. It was interesting because the fact that I am vegan came up. I got several comments of “Really?” and “What do you eat?” But people were supportive.
After the parents disbursed I went straight to T’s Lego League Meeting and spent an hour counting little teeny lego pieces. Lots of little teeny lego pieces that all look alike.
As soon as I got home I went straight for the tea. 2 glasses of mint tea with a few drops of liquid stevia that I drank as quickly as I could! Then I went looking for dinner. At this point it was after 8 and I was too tired to do much. I found one left in my box of chikn patties so I microwaved it and then cut it up for the hotdog bun. A little mustard and some sliced tomato and I had instant dinner!
Yes, that’s a handful of dairy-free chocolate chips that I ate with a decaffeinated iced tea chaser. Then it was time for evening meds and bed. I went to bed without making lunch for the next day. Uh-oh. Let’s hope I can get one made in the morning!
I do think I was less hungry then I was on day #1 back to work. Making more for lunch and eating things with more protein and fat helped.