Category: Natalie (AB)
Mood: Wishing my heater worked better
Music: 80's - what else do I listen to???
Ok - I was great during the holidays and now that it's almost February, the dreaded "every-teacher-gets-an-obligatory-heart-shaped-box-of-corn syrup/maltodextrin-laden-chocolates" I've been cheating left and right. My main meals have been very healthy, scallops w/ olive oil & garlic pasta Saturday night at a fancy restaurant on the island; a lamb wrap at my friend's b-day bash on Friday and a slice of her eggplant & goat cheese pizza (yummy!!!) and Sunday we had Chinese with an out of town friend, resisted my once favorite S&S pork for general tso's tofu with white rice.
But then.....your at school and there's too many cute 4 year olds that want your attention.....or someone wet themselves or someone's hitting or they just don't stop asking questions and all at once too! And at noon you have too feed them lunch but your official break's not 'til 1:30pm and your not a survivalist O (none of my O friend's ever seem to be starving unless they've gone 12 hours without eating) where as me and my A family members start get cranky after 3 1/2 hours of no eating. So.....you take an extra sandwhich that the super nice but overweight school cook fixed. And what does the board of ed provide our school with? American cheese, baloney, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, wonder bread, "extra heavy mayo"(actually says that on the label), cans of fruit overflowing with corn syurp, corn, and she always cooks the vegetables (and breakfast eggs) with lots of black pepper. Oh and lots of Orange Juice (why do we have like 10 cans of oj for every 1 can of pure pinapple juice they send????)
So.....I'm feeling bloated and have no one to thank but myself. I didn't have to take that fried (and you know they don't have olive oil) baloney & American cheese sandwich on wonderbread w/ mayo today. Or the second one and certainly not the third one. The funny thing is, I find, even after I eat like 3 of these.....when I eat avoids, I'm still hungry after wards and then usually craving some sweets (and unless they're from my house - there are NO good sweets in that school)
So, I just have to be more prepared and keep helathy snacks (like ryvita crakers and dried pinapple) in my apron pockets. Breakfast this morning was some lovely mixed grain oatmeal (that I brought from home) and left over salmon from dinner last night. Fish for breakfast your thinking? Not so strange in other countries and us AB's are supposed to have large breakfast's so we're not tempted by those school lunches I suppose....:-D