I love the weekend! Hope yours is going well!
Yesterday, I planned to take pictures & document everything I ate for you guys ~ just because I haven’t for awhile…
It’s kind of like this – When I get to school, I forget about everything that is not school-related. The moment I walk into my classroom, I forget that there is a world outside of the building.
There are a few moments throughout the day when I snap back into reality, like if I receive an email from Ben or Cassie, or a quick text from KT at my lunch break. But other than this, my mind is school and school only.
I am in charge of 28 fifth graders. To think about the outside world while I’m with them, is nearly impossible. I know that the teachers reading this completely understand. That’s a whole new post.
This is why I snapped millions of breakfast photos and zero lunch photos. Right now, because recess is indoor every day, my lunch usually averages 8-15 minutes. This is not an exaggeration. I inhale my food. Yesterday I had some broccoli and my Shakeology. This is okay – because it’s all I have time for.
is always boring for me. It has to be made quickly and I have to be able to eat it on the way to school. If these two things don’t happen, I feel like I am wasting too much of my morning on food…
I always get to school an hour and a half before my students do, but there is just always so much to be done. Usually when I get out of bed in the morning, all I can think about is everything I want to get accomplished at school when I get there…
That’s why Friday’s breakfast
sucked consisted of a rice cake and a piece of toast with butter. I snacked on raisins while the toast was toasting. Yum…
Actually, rice cake = not yum…
so I added some jelly…
and tasted it…
^ Much better with Sugar Free Red Raspberry Preserves, my Friends
Then I snapped a pic of my new lunch box because I love it.
^ Thank you Rachael Ray!
And then I put together a quick shake for lunch
- Trop50 OJ
- Ice cubes
- 1 scoop Shakeology
^ I really like the energy I get from Shakeology!
^ And I love knowing that I am putting so many nutrients in my body!
was very out-of-the-ordinary for me, but I am excited to share.
Ben’s cousin is a chef and last night he offered to cook up a nice dinner for Ben and I. Isn’t that so sweet?! It was delicious! Ben & I don’t cook often, so it was such a great treat for us!!
Ben and Gabe went to the grocery while I hit the gym after school. When I got home, I was a little disgusted when I saw what Gabe & Ben picked out for themselves…
^ This is the largest piece of meat I have ever seen…
^ I snapped a pic while it was cooking and sent it to Cassie to tell her about it. She could not believe they were each eating one!
Gabe could not understand why I was so intrigued / disgusted by this. He kept telling me to “stop being bummed out about the meat”
Ben knew that I would never eat this “cowboy rib-eye” (???) – so they picked me up a chicken breast while at the grocery. Thankssss!!!
I did, however, love the next dish I saw on the stove!
^ Zucchini, Squash, Pepper, Onion
Yum! My favorite part of the meal! Very spicy!
Here is my finished plate ~
The mashed potatoes are actually potatoes and parsnips ~ and they were delish! I haven’t had mashed potatoes since Thanksgiving!!
Check out Cowboy Ben’s finished plate ~
Too So much meat!
I finished all of mine except for the chicken breast, I ate half & saved the other half. Everything tasted amazing!! I can’t believe how quickly this filled me up compared to my normal meals. Ben always tells me that so many of the things I eat have no substance ~ Now I think I understand this a little bit better than I did before…
Thanks for a wonderful dinner, Gabe!!
PS: I eat meat, but not a lot of it. I’m probably as close as you can get to a vegetarian without being one. Meat doesn’t necessarily disgust me. I just don’t like it in such big “hunks” as the above.
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Now it is Saturday and my to-do list is huge and I love it!
I awoke very early to get my day started ~ Cassie and I were the 6AM Chatty Kathies this morning. It got my day started on the right foot!!
Here are the bags I took with me when I left the house @ 7:30 AM. They could tell you exactly how my morning went…
^ These bags = My life!
- Weekend gym bag
- School bag
- Computer bag
Yes, I have a weekend gym bag and a weekday gym bag. That is also an entire post in itself.
I am off to tackle more of that to-do list.
Enjoy your Saturday!! :)