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Here's the menu from yesterday.....see if you can find my problems.....
Wake up late.....able to fix myself some spinach but no time to eat it so off I run to the bus with tuperware in hand. Did have lemon water though and my vitamins. By the time I got to work I was starving. Being with the kids though, I couldn't really eat anything. Thank goodness for my purse! I had a handful of walnuts. 3 hours later, while the kids ate there lunch, I had another handful of walnuts.
Then I heated up my spinach, looking forawrd to it's green yumminess, only to be too distracted by the children pleading me to buy them snacks next door (filled with corn and corn syrup, of course). So, I forget my spinach and darn it! I don't want to go back inside that place until my break is over.
I made the mistake of getting a seafood salad sandwich at Subway. It used to be my favorite but I hadn't looked on the ingredient labels so I knew I was taking a chance. Some immitation crab is made from flounder. Sure enough I got a bit of a grumbly tummy afterwards. And the 3 Subway "Atkins Friendly" cookies I ate just made me feel worse. I know they have some sort of bad additive in them b/c despite my stomach, I couldn't stop eating them. I later looked on line and FINALLY found the ingredient listing for their food. The seafood is made from pollock but ingredient #4 is REAL crab meat and #5 is corn starch, not to mention the canarregan (sp?), oysters (way down on the list) and some other things I can't pronounce. The tuna seems to be the healthiest thing there other than a compliant veggie sandwich. But why should I get their tuna when I can make it at home for the equivelant of a $1 and on ezekiel bread to boot! I get back and continue to have a stressful day with children who want to do nothing but eat things containing corn syrup and other evil sweetners or play their new gameboy SP's. These children don't have enough pencils and erasers for school but do they all have the latest electronic toy? Yes....Even when we go for a walk to the park they complain. I've never met a lazier bunch of students......but I don't blame them so much as their environment and upbringing. If their parent's don't take any responsibility why should they?
5pm finally comes. Beloved picks me up and asks if I want to go to the bar. "Definately," is my response. We love Croxley's. I finally get to eat that darn spinach while in the car. I did have a little bit of ketchup while at the bar (vinegar and dreaded corn syrup) but, everything else was fine. 2 Belgian wheat beers over the course of the evening (hoegarrden's) and I ordered a very fat turkey burger (REAL Turkey Meat) with sauteed mushrooms and mozzerella cheese. I also dipped a few of my french fries in the blue cheese that was for the wings. (Naughty Avoid cheese!) Once again resisted the 10cent chicken wings of deliciousness and opted for the $10 burger instead......you can see why some of my friends think this is sheer lunacy. It is expensive but then I think...."come on, how much would you pay to get rid of an extra 5-15 pounds? Isn't $10 here and there worth it?"
Have to go and fix some eggs so I don't have a repeat morning of yesterday!