On a Date….with Mom

Yesterday I had the day off (unusual, I work on Sundays) so my mom and I went on a DATE.  😀

We ran errands, returned my brother’s tux from prom – he looked great!  Our plan was to find something for me to wear under my cap and gown for graduation.  But first, we had to get something to eat.

I’ve talked about Bloomingfoods before and how much I love it.  Well, we stopped at the east side today and decided to eat from the hot bar there.

I had steamed veggies, brown rice, and salad with peas, garbanzo beans, carrots, red onions, a hard boiled egg, and tau dressing.

What a great salad.  Gah, it was delicious.  I’m actually not hungry right now but I would love to go back and eat that again.  Which, speaking of….

We got some red curry tofu as well.  It could have a little bit more “curry” kick, but it was goooood.

With some of these…

I’ve seen these around the blog world, but this is my first time trying them.  We got the black pepper flavor.  They were very good, very filling, and a lot lighter and crispier than I expected.  I love the simple ingredients, as well.  I’ll definitely be buying again.

The other day I bought some whole wheat pita bread from Bloomingfoods that I really like.  And the nutritional profile is excellent!  190 calories, just a couple grams of fat, with almost no sugar and 8 grams of protein.  Yes, please.  I had some for lunch at work a few days ago with hummus, a carrot, and an avocado.

I tell you what, this really filled me up.  I only had one of the carrots, and I ate the kiwi later as a snack on my break outside.

Beautiful, no?

*Sidenote: As a former nailbiter, I have to point out how fantastic my nail looks in this picture.  I have struggled with this habit for over a decade and I kicked it!!!  Just proof that if you really want to change something about yourself, you can do it.  You just have to really want it, work at it, and find ways to encourage your own success.  Whatever works!

Well, that concludes my update for today.  I’m trying to stay up on my blog, but this is finals week, my room is a mess, I have so much to do that I feel like I’m going crazy.  But it will soon be over, and I will say that I am enjoying about 85% of my day, every day.  Well, maybe 87%.  And that’s a good thing!  🙂

Til (hopefully) tomorrow….  I’ll leave with this quote that I love, courtesy of possibly my favorite blogger, Angela of Oh She Glows:

“It isn’t necessary to know exactly how your ideal life will look; you only have to know what feels better and what feels worse…Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than on how you think an ideal life should look. It’s the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of the Platonic ideal, that creates our best lives.” ~Martha Beck

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