Two for one!

Hay! I’m getting bad at updating every evening like I used to, aren’t I? There’s just so much stuff going on and I’ve become too tired to update every evening. So here’s a double post to sum up yesterday and today!

Monday

Usual breakfast. Have you tried these types of kiwis? Theyre sweeter and softer than regular kiwis and slighlty yellow.

Usual breakfast. Have you tried these types of kiwis? They're sweeter and softer than regular kiwis and slighlty yellow.

After breakfast yesterday I took a bikeride to the grocery store to pick up some groceries. It was so warm and I got home a sweaty mess from biking. Buying groceries got me hungry so it was time for lunch when I got back home.

Tofu wrap and a crisp green apple!

Tofu wrap and a crisp green apple!

I was half-planning on going to the gym yesterday after lunch, even got my gear on and everything but then changed my mind. Decided I would allow myself a day off from the gym since my arms and legs were really feeling quite sore from all the biking, swimming and gym-going the past couple of days. Plus, I didn’t go completely without exercise since I biked for a good 25 minutes and did my 100 crunches.

In the evening my mom, sister and I along with my brother and his girlfriend went to a café together in town. We thought we’d get a light-ish dinner but the only option that felt mildly appealing to me on the menu (a salad of sorts) they were out of, so I just went with an iced coffee and then made dinner when I got home late in the evening.

After going back and fourth trying to decide what to make I finally just went with my new found love.

My new found love - a huge salad with mango salsa and a veggie burger.

After dinner I decided I wanted dessert while watching “The 40 Year Old Virgin” on TV with mom. I ran down to the grocery store and got my favorite treat in the summertime – ice cream! My sister had been raving about Ben&Jerry’s Half Baked so I finally decided to try it!

Best way to eat Ben&Jerrys - straight out of the box!

Best way to eat Ben&Jerry's - straight out of the box of course!

Have you tried this flavor? Is this good or what!? Holy yum.

Anyway, after ice cream and movie it was time for bed and I had the hardest time ever falling asleep last night. Gaah! It was so annoying! I literally spent 3.5 hours tossing and turning and when I finally did fall asleep I only slept for barely an hour before waking up again and found it just as hard to fall back asleep again. Then I was woken extra early this morning because the phone rang. All in all, I think I slept barely about three hours last night.

Today (Tuesday)

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning but the hospital called and cancelled it because apparently the doctor had thrown his back out and was stuck in bed. Poor guy. Didn’t bother me much though because that only made my morning a little less stressful.

The usual

The usual breakfast

Since I was up extra early I had breakfast a little earlier than usual so it would have time to digest before I hit the gym. I did 35 minutes on the treadmill today (5.43 kilometres) and then focused on my arms and did various arm exercises. Spent an hour in the gym and then got home, did my 100 crunches, showered, did my makeup and quickly threw together some lunch because I thought I was in a hurry to go get my photos taken at this casting & production company. Turns out, I wasn’t in a hurry at all since they called just as I was finishing lunch and asked if I could come 45 minutes later since they’d got held up with a meeting.

Tofu wrap and juiciest and tastiest nectarine ever (kinda).

Lunch. Tofu wrap and juiciest and tastiest nectarine ever.

So, eventually I did go to get my photos taken at the casting and production company. It all went really quickly so I went to my favorite little organic shop to pick up more of the carob covered rice crackers that I love, but they’re still all out! The girl in the shop said she thought that they’d probably not be getting them in again until after the summer. Sadness!

After carob sadness, I went and bought a new book for my surf trip next week (I got The Time Traveller’s Wife) and walked by my sister’s workplace to drop off some painkillers for her because she threw her back out yesterday (what is it with people and hurting their backs?) and could hardly move. And then I headed home, read for a bit and then made an unsurprising dinner.

Lovely pretty colors and tasty like superyum!

Lovely pretty colors and tasty like superyum!

All afternoon I’ve been craving candy (or something sugar) like woah. No matter what I never seem to be able to kick the craving when I get it and most often end up giving in to it sooner or later. It doesn’t help that I had ice cream yesterday (and twice this past weekend) either. The craving is still there pestering me. I just about gave in and was about to run down to the grocery store to pick up some kind of dessert treat but instead decided to put togehter an evening snack right after dinner.

Two rice crackers with peanut butter and cinnamon (love it) a small apple and a nectarine chopped up. And blueberry tea!

Two rice crackers with peanut butter and cinnamon (love it) a small apple and a nectarine chopped up. And blueberry tea!

Surprisingly, this helped! I need to make a mental note of this and remind myself to just have a big evening snack when the cravings are bugging me and I know I’m on the verge of going into binge-mode. I feel content now, the fruit gave me a little bit of sweet and I’ve always loved the rice crackers with peanut butter and cinnamon so that was a nice compliment to the fruit. I can honestly say that the craving has gone from a ten (as in very strong) to about a one or two at the most. I’m very happy about this. As you know, binging and cravings is one of the things I struggle with the most! It’s a truly relieveing feeling to have those annoying, pestering thoughts dissapear (if only for right now).

Now I’m watching useless TV-series and going through all the things I need to do tomorrow in my head – go to the gym (I love it so much I actually look forward to going the evening before), go to waxing appointment (bikini line has got to be trimmed in prep for surf trip) and then in the evening I’m meeting up with my best friend to do the filming thingy and party!

I also really need to start packing…

Question of the day: Have you ever forgot to pack something important before going on a trip?
I’ve forgot a couple of things but as far as I can remember they’ve always been small things (knock on wood) like a top I was planning on bringing or something like that. I hope I don’t forget anything important now for my surf trip!

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