One of my absolute favorite things from years past was a sandwich on the beach (turkey and cheese, to be specific). I haven’t tried to swap it for myself yet, and I have no idea why! Maybe I blocked it out of my mind as a defense mechanism to keep the vegetarianism alive.
Anyway. It was my favorite lunch ever… Turkey and cheese on multigrain bread, with at least 3/4 inch of lettuce. I changed out the mayo for mustard in high school, and was pretty happy with that.
So today, we had beach lunch success! I used whole wheat potato bread, spicy mustard, cooper sharp american cheese, and soy deli ham, and swapped the iceberg for spinach, since I had it and it has a little nutrition in it. 🙂
I cannot wait to eat as many as my loaf of bread allows.
Happy birthday to my brother! He wasn’t feeling well at first, but we ended up having a really fun visit. This helped:
My mom asked if I could do the writing if they picked up a blank cake, but I said I didn’t feel good enough about it just yet. Turns out, I would have been fine. Haha. Immediately after some ice cream cake, and forgetting about it 3 separate times, guess what I got to make?! Icing. I’m starting the next month of cake decorating tomorrow night. We’re working on mostly flowers this time, and using a new icing. Royal icing sets up hard, and the flowers feasibly last forever. So no fat in the icing; it’s almost completely powdered sugar.
That’s right – a bowl of sugar. Which reminds me that I decided to start paying closer attention to the amount of sugar I’m eating. Not because I ate a bunch of icing (really!), but because I know in general, my sweet tooth can quickly get out of control… during my last decorating class, any time we have a birthday at work, basically any time dessert presents itself.
My mom was told she is pre-diabetic at a doctor’s appointment recently, and I was reminded of all the stories of her giving my grandmother insulin injections every day. I don’t want any bad habits to keep going with me and turn into something bad. I tried to get her to start paying attention to it and try to cut down on sweets, but it hasn’t stuck with her yet. Hopefully if I work on it, it will rub off on her… It did with a few other things. Even with all the backlash against some of my food choices, it’s exciting that I’ve become a positive influence on some people in my family. 🙂
Now, I must go finish up my cry with Teen Mom. Catelynn & Tyler ruin me every single time I watch. They gave their daughter up for adoption, and are so eloquent and loving every time they talk about their decision. Gosh, what has happened to me? I never used to be this much of a mess over things like this. Haha.