That's right- UConn cancelled ALL classes today, which is A-O-K with me!
I woke up at my usual time though (around 7:30) and decided to hit the gym. But you know what was super special about this gym visit? The scale was broken! Meaning I didn't gauge my workout on how much I weighed. I thought I would be upset about this, but I was actually really relieved. Not having that scale as a part of my day means I feel so much more FREE!
Here's a picture of what I see on my dear Arc Trainer-
It overlooks the pool =]
Okay, so afterwards I went back to the dorm, packed a lunch and my roommate and I hopped a bus to....The Big Y!!! Ah! It was amazing! I needed to stock up on so much stuff, and I didn't realize that we had a grocery store so close to campus! I was upset that I STILL can't find Barney Butter or Mighty Maple ANYWHERE! Everything was going wonderfully, however, until the bus didn't wait for us while we were running for it on the way home!! So we were stuck in a Chinese Restaurant with ALL of our bags until our Cab arrived!
We didn't hold back!!
Well, I guess the good thing about taking a cab back meant we got dropped off right at the entrance of our dorm! I told my roommate that I was going to take a picture of everything I bought and she didn't even question it! She's so laid back...I love it!
Top row- Fresca, Vanilla Chobs, Cottage Cheese, Cabot Vanilla Greek Yogurt, Boca Vegan Burgers, and OIKOS VANILLA AND HONEY GREEK YOGURT! (so excited for this!)
Middle row- Smart Dogs Veggie Dogs, Two sweet potatoes (for nuking in the microwave), Smart Deli Veggie Ham Slices, a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cliff Bar (I have NEVER allowed myself a big cliff bar before...but I think this one is going to be worth it!)
Bottom row- Vanilla Chai tea and some Ranch Seasoning for my air popped POPcorn!
So...all this snow seems positive right? Well, sadly we needed to postpone the interview that I was supposed to have today until tomorrow. But that's okay, what's one more day right?!
Laura's Thought of the Day!
Okay, so this isn't my only thought of the day, but it's something I've been trying to figure out lately. Yesterday afternoon, after my lunch, I had a craving for peanut butter. And when this craving hits, you can bet that I "overdo it". Now, overdo it in WHO'S eyes? ED's of course. I had maybe a total of 3 tablespoons of peanut butter yesterday, but afterwards I wasn't even full...I felt satisfied. But I could feel the guilt slowly creeping in so I asked myself this- "What EXACTLY am I feeling guilty about?" I know sometimes it's simple- "I feel like I'm getting fat." But this time was different. I knew that I still had a lot of wiggle room calorie wise. I also knew that I didn't feel guilty for eating the peanut butter itself...since I adore this creamy goodness! So...what was I feeling guilty about? I was feeling guilty of eating outside of my normal and safe eating habits. Peanut butter was NOT in my ED's acceptable meal plan. It was different. It was uncomfortable for me. So I reasoned with it. SO WHAT? So what if I don't USUALLY have this protein-packed snack? I was hungry, I craved it, I listened to my body and I felt satisfied. I knew that this wasn't going to make me gain 10 pounds, or even 1/2 a pound (even though if I'm going to gain weight, I would love for it to be from eating all that peanut butter!!! <3.SO. BE. IT!
p.s. Do This.