Hey peeps! So here’s the dealio. My meals have been boring = no desire to take pictures = no meals to blog about.
I went out of town for a few days to visit my family and didn’t go on my computer ONCE (how wonderful!!).
Last week I ran off of 9 hours of sleep all weekend (yes, total) + about 5-6 hours of sleep the rest of the weeks (each night separately. Total 5-6 hours would be insane).
What I’m trying to say is, sorry I haven’t been around much.
Sucks, I haven’t even posted since before
the Second Largest Diet Resolution Day after New Years Lent, so you all don’t even know what I gave up this year. AKA you don’t know the suffering I’ve gone though the past week.
Oh shucks, I totally went searching for that picture, thinking it was a nut butter jar I was getting to first base with. Whatever, just imagine it’s peanut/almond/cashew/sunflower seed/whatever other delicious nut butter I’m not allowed to have for 40 days and 40 nights.
Seriously folks. I gave up nut butter. I know I’m about 7days late to the ballgame, but here are some of my thoughts on Lent:
- People use it as an excuse to diet. It’s true!! No sweets, no desserts, no soda, no candy…!! Been there, done that. Actually I gave up all “junk food” (pretty much sweets/dessert type of food) every Lent for about 2-3 years starting way back in high school even. It was just a challenge I enjoyed to give myself – not necessarily a way to lose weight.
- My mom always told us to be more “positive” about Lent. Rather than give something up – why don’t we try and do something positive each day of Lent? Kind of like a resolution, if you will.
While I was trying to decide what to do this year, I was considering soda, nut butters, and sweets. Woah there Nelly. That’s a bit overboard.
Nut butter? Check. I eat tons of nut butter. I went through a jar of almond butter in 4 days prior to Lent (which probably helped me make my decision). Yes, I know I am giving up something healthy for me. But honestly, I eat beyond the healthy range of nut butter. And besides, the original point of Lent is to suffer (I know, how bad does that sound, right?). And I’m still allowed plain nuts – so I can get my fix that way.
Soda? Hmmm, I really wasn’t feeling the drive and desire to give this up. I should have. But I decided just to give it up at work, where I have my biggest problem with it (think unlimited access to the soda fountain. I go through 2-4 refills of a 32 oz cup daily. Just at work. Sick!!). So it’s off limits while working.
Sweets? Woooooah Nelly!! You’re going a bit overboard, Taylor. But I’ve literally baked probably 4-5 batches of cookies & brownies in the past month and gone crazy on them. Maybe it’s time to take a step back and just give up baked goods. I considered it. Then I had a slice of King’s Cake (basically a cinnamon roll frosted bread thing) at work on Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent). Forgetting it was now Lent. And then the baked goods thing ended right there. Heh.
So after this whole long rant/explanation thing I’ve got goin’ on, what I’m trying to say is for the next 40 days and 40 nights, you won’t see:
1. Nut butters
2. Soda while at work
on the blog. Not that you ever saw my soda at work, but you get the point. And you might still see nut butters, but you won’t see me consume them.
Such as the fact that I for some reason felt compelled to still buy not 1 and not 2, but three nut butters while at home this weekend.
Justin’s was on sale at Whole Foods and I couldn’t turn it down:
I found this baby at another new store at home (Fresh & Easy) and couldn’t turn it down:
And this was the last one on the shelf at Target and I was scared they were getting rid of them. Plus it was on sale. And I couldn’t turn it down:
Side-note, speaking of Target peanut butters, I noticed they have new ones out (this almond butter, peanut butter with flaxseed, almond cashew & peanut butter). Yumm-o! BUT my beloved Cranberry Vanilla PB was no where in sight! I do fear that they replaced the cranberry vanilla with these new nut butters. Such a sad sad day. That was definitely my favorite PB of all time.
Such great control I have, huh? Well I obviously need something to break into at midnight on Easter morning.
In other food related news, I’ve been on a huge cottage cheese kick lately. And went through this bad boy in less than a week. Think more like 5 days.
Costco-sized cottage cheese, you ain’t got nothin’ on me.