Yesterday I mentioned that I had an afternoon and evening full of meetings and appointments. Well, they went great! I was so excited to meet my “client” that I will be a “personal chef” for. She seemed so kind and I couldn’t be more trilled to have the chance to help her by preparing meals and snacks for her. There will be a few challenges that go along with this, for example everything will need to be gluten and sugar free. I can’t wait to experiment using different ingredients to produce healthy, nutrient dense foods. There are a handful of other food restrictions that I will have to work around, but I can’t wait to broaden my horizons! She also likes different cuisines that I will finally get to try. It was great to get to know her and I can’t believe I was given this opportunity!
After meeting her, I took an hour to go get lunch before I met back at Mary’s for my session. I hopped on over to Whole Foods and grabbed my usual turkey sandwich, WhatsoNutso bar, fruits, and veggies.
I wrote down how my goals went that morning before I left home so I was well prepared to discuss certain topics. I also talked about my parents and how they are doing with their eating and health. Once my hour session was over Mary and I discussed a few more details about my “client.” I left with a big box of many cook books and maybe since I am snowed in today I will get some planning knocked out!
I didn’t get home until about 5:45 so I made a quick snack and then relaxed. For snack I had yogurt and a sunflower butter sandwich. I finished reading my book, Looking For Alaska. It is a great book that really makes you think about things that are unknown or can’t be answered. It made me angry, but that is how the reader is supposed to feel. The writer did an excellent job of recreating emotions in the reader than would correlate with the emotions experienced by the narrator. I’m upset, but it was a great book. It reminded me of The Catcher in the Rye but that just might be me. It has been a while since I read that book.
When I was done reading I fixed a bowl of my mom’s turkey chili. I enjoyed it with a few crackers. I played sudoku and watched tv until it was time for a snack before bed. I had some of my mom’s crock pot banana bread quinoa, an apple, a Bak ball and a glass of milk. Then I was off to dream land.
This morning I woke up and wrote my Morning Pages and then I joined my mom in the kitchen where I created my first, and probably last, “savory oatmeal breakfast bowl.” I cooked the oatmeal on the stove top with an egg and then I added my veggies. When it was done I topped it with some cheese, pepper and red pepper flakes. It was alright, but I definitely prefer the fruit, nut, cinnamon, granola, etc. type of toppings.