I’m in a happy place today. Despite having a crappy nights sleep, I feel like today has been pretty great. I woke up super early after tossing and turning with strange dreams most of the night. I decided to make “perfect oatmeal” and read some of this blog that has been intriguing me about a guy who ate “healthy” off of $1 a day for one month.
My oatmeal pre-stir:
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 trail mix
- drizzle of syrup
Mid-morning I met my Nana at the mall for some clothes shopping.
I’m not sure if I can technically count it towards my wardrobe I vowed to buy myself in my 101 in 1001 list since my gracious grandmother bought it for me, but I ended up with 8 shirts, 5 pairs of capris/jeans, and a dress. Love you Nana!
For lunch we stopped at the Food Court in the mall and I was excited to see some vegetarian options. As a newbie on the vegetarian front there are lots of situations I haven’t had to face yet, but this is what I got.
A veggie wrap from Falafel Express. I didn’t really know what the veggie wrap would involve, but it turns out it wasn’t as healthy as it sounded with all the cheese, tzatziki, and fried falafel on it. And of course the fries. I guess this was the true test of how I’d fare without my gallbladder. It was 2:00 by this point and I was HANGRY, so health wasn’t the first thing on my mind.
I ate the whole wrap and about half of the fries. While I felt a little rumbly in the tumbly it certainly wasn’t the death and destruction I feared without my gallbladder. (The gallbladder processes the fat consumed in ones diet and breaks it down before passing on to the intestines, without it some people have chronic diarrhea when eating fatty foods). Yummy, huh?
I decided to try the elliptical today and see how that would go since I still can’t run yet. I did an awesome 1 hour and 5.6 miles!!! No pain! I felt on top on the world. I feel like soon I’ll be back running like I never missed a beat, but until then atleast I have my 2nd love, the elliptical, as an option.
Dinner was a veggie plate. I worked up quite an appetite on the elliptical and I definitely threw down in the kitchen tonight.
- Mashed curried sweet potatoes
- Roasted broccoli
- Corn on the Cob
- French Baguette
I ended up eating about twice the amount of bread shown, and two beers. What can I say? This girl has an appetite!
Tim and I have been playing a game lately to try to estimate what our meals cost us to make. We estimated this meal to cost less than $5.00 for the both of us.
$0.30 for 2 ears of corn, about $.50 for the bread or less, maybe $1.00 for the broccoli, I really have no idea how much sweet potatoes cost, but I used 1 fairly large one … lets just guess $1. Thats what? … $2.80 for the food and then about $1 each for the beer.
It was a good day, all the way around.