What I Eat In A Day!… Sort of.

What is one thing we all do every single day? EAT. Food. Don’t you just love food? I sure do. I swear I still have the appetite of a teenager, and could eat everything in sight. Keyword: could. For today’s post, I’m going to be talking about What I Eat In A Day.

I see this all the time on YouTube, and it got me thinking… should I make a post about this?
Well, here you are! Reading this to find out what I eat in a day. It changes depending on what’s going on that day, so I’m just going to focus on what I eat when I’m home.
So, let’s get started!

Breakfast
It’s starting to be one of my favorite meals… only because it’s ONE of the first things I think about once waking up to the sounds of my daughter making noises. We actually eat breakfast if the time allows us. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I know, BUT when you have an 8 month old and you need to grocery shop, or you’ve just woken up late, breakfast isn’t on the menu. BUT HERE LATELY, it has been.
The very first thing we do, or I do whoever is out of bed first, is make coffee! If I’m up and out of the bed before my husband, I’ll make my coffee and prep his. All I do is pour the water into the back of our Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee K-Cup thing, put the K-Pod in it’s slot, and set a little note out that says “Just Hit Brew.”
Now, for the food portion of this varies. Sometimes we’ll have biscuits and gravy, he’ll have cereal and I’ll have toast, I’ll have grits, or we’ll both have toast. Just depends on the day really. Daughter always has bananas and a bottle. I’m not an egg person anymore for breakfast, so we don’t eat eggs in the morning. The only way I’ll eat eggs is in cookies and cakes… or French Toast…. I’m weird. ON TO LUNCH!

Lunch
Lunch also varies with us. Some days we’ll eat Whataburger (my favorite), or we’ll have a PubSub, or sometimes we won’t even eat lunch. Just depends on what’s going on that mid-morning to early afternoon. Hubby leaves for work at 12:30 – 12:45, so we have to eat lunch pretty early, I would say.
If I have to eat lunch without him, it’s normally one of the two mentioned above, or I’ll have leftovers. Maybe some pizza rolls… or chips and dips like it has been lately. Daughter has sweet potatoes and a bottle. She sometimes doesn’t eat all of the potatoes (or taters as I like to call them), so I’ll put them in the fridge and she’ll have it for lunch the next day.

Dinner
Now, for dinner. It’s literally the same thing every night. I always have the Tyson Honey Battered Chicken Tenders with honey mustard to dip. Always. Hands down. It’s filling. Not the healthiest option; well, none these are the healthiest option, but it’s quick and easy. 450 for 10 mins. Boom! Dinner is served! Not sure what hubby has.. he tends to take stuff to work, and it’s normally two pb&j sandwiches; one for lunch, and one for dinner. Daughter always has a bottle. I tend to not put a lot in her tummy before bed (which is at 8:30), so all she’ll have is the bottle. 8oz for all the three meals.

Snacks
My snacks tend to vary. Sometimes I’ll have some coconut milk ice cream, and some days I’ll a couple cookies, some days chips and dip. Just depends on what we have.

Drinks
As mentioned in the breakfast area, I always have coffee. I cannot function without coffee. I’ve tried to drink green tea for breakfast, and even water, but it just doesn’t work out. I always get headaches and I’m grouchy. My husband can vouch for me on that one. But, throughout the day, I always have water.. unless we go to Whataburger, then I have their sweet tea. If I’m in the mood, I’ll have some green tea, but it’s not always. Like today, right now, 8/9/2017 at 2:15pm, I’m having a craving for some green tea now that I’m talking and thinking about it, haha!

 

Well, that’s it for this post! I hope y’all enjoyed reading this. Hubby and I have been talking about going healthy and working out, so hopefully within the next few weeks/months, you’ll been seeing an updated version of this post, but with more healthier foods mentioned.

Thanks for stopping by! <3

Grocery Shopping Setup

So, this is something new that I’m going to start trying every two to three weeks. That’s sitting down at my dining room table with pencil in hand and a notebook in front of me, and make a grocery list for the next two to three weeks. I’ve actually been wanting to do this, but I either forget or just don’t do it, and then get mad when my husband doesn’t answer me on what we need from the store, lol.

So, (I’m always starting my sentences out with so…. have you noticed that?) I actually have a “layout” of our grocery store of choice in front me, a small notebook with our grocery list on it, and a 5 subject notebook in front me as well with our Mastery List in it… actually that’s a lie. At the time of typing this, (I will leave this unedited so it’s more “raw”) I don’t have a Mastery List. All I have is two items on our shopping list, and about half of the store layout drawn on a piece of paper. Keep reading to see what we have on our Mastery List.

I’ve seen Mastery Lists everywhere on Pinterest, and I got to thinking to myself one night while scrolling is that we need one. Bad. All we do when we go to the store is just grab what we need, and we need end up forgetting what we need, or we miss an item or two. My husband is standing here watching me type as we speak. I normally do my blog posts on a Tuesday, and schedule them for a Wednesday, but NOT TODAY! Today ( at the time of typing ) is a Saturday.

Enough about that, let’s just go ahead and get into todays post!

So, how I’m going to start setting up for my grocery…. stuff is how I set up to blog when I’m sitting at my dining table, but I have, like I said in the beginning of this post, two notebooks, and a pencil. That’s it. I actually have our kind of sort of Mastery List as my actual grocery list. We go shopping every two weeks to every three weeks.

Next, I have my 5 subject notebook. I’ve had this notebook for a while, and I love it. I have blog post ideas, which is ironic because I have stuff written down, but I never know what to write about, haha! I also have recipes I find on Pinterest. Stuff for school, (I’ll get to that in a different post). I play around with Disney World prices all the time, so there’s a few pages in there, lol. The last that I have is health stuff. If I see something on Pinterest, I’ll write it down. If it’s something that’ll be totally beneficial to our health in that moment, I’ll write it down under the health tab or the recipe tab.

The little notebook with the purple pencil is my grocery list. The day you’re reading this (6/11/2017, which is the same day I posted this), we went shopping. I clean our freezer, and it’s empty, except for a bag of Steamfresh Corn, my husbands ice cream cones, 1 bar of Hershey’s chocolate, empty ice trays, and a cool pack thing that goes in your lunch box. That’s it! So, it’s empty, haha.

My coffee is just sitting there because I love coffee, and if I don’t have it I’ll get a headache and be cranky. I don’t drink it all, but I drink it enough to give me a little bit of energy, and to wake me up.

Now, I’m about to become a color coding fool! I just color coded our entire local grocery store, and I love it! I’ve had a packet of 8 different colors for about 3 or 4 years now. I barely used them, and they sat in storage for over a year. I decided to test them out ’cause I found them a couple of months ago. To my amazement, THEY STILL WORKED! They’re not dried out at all! So, I used them to color code our grocery list. They had to be used again, obviously, but at least I’ll know what’s what if we move in the order of the colors, haha!

For example:
Light Green = Aisle 1 (Produce, Sports Drinks, Juices, Deli Section) & Aisle 9 (Greeting Cards, Soft Drinks)
Purple = Aisle 3 (International Foods, Candy, Canned Meat, Soups) & Aisle 11 (Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, Frozen Breakfast)
Red = Aisle 5 (Coffee/Tea, Cereals, Oatmeal, Grits)& Aisle 13 (Household Items [Cleaning & Laundry])

I’m going to fall in love with this system. I’ve read somewhere a few years ago that color coding would be the best thing that you would/could do. Boy, they were right! I’m going to use this system for house. Not sure what “zones” the colors are going to be, but I’ll keep you posted!

Anyway. Thanks for reading this post! Please bear with me while I figure out what else to write about. It’s getting harder and harder for me to come up with stuff. I’m wanting to write posts about what I see on Pinterest. Like, if I read a post about a cleaning routine, for example, I’m going to want to write about mine!, but I don’t want to seem like I’m coping that person, when in fact I’m not. Just inspired, I guess you could say.

Come back next week! I’m trying to upload on Wednesdays, so come Wednesday, a post should be uploaded!

🙂

Labor & Delivery Story.

I think it’s time that I tell you guys my labor and delivery story.

My daughter is 6 months old now! I can’t believe it! Last Tuesday, she turned 6 months old. It hit me that day that I’m going to have a 1-year-old in 6 months!

She was born on November 16, 2016 at 8:37pm, and this is where the story begins. It might be shorter and uneventful to some, but it was so eventful to me.

 

I can never get the green right, haha

 

I was scheduled to get induced because my fluids were a little higher than normal, but only by two counts or something like that. I had to be at the hospital at 6am, if I’m remembering right. We got there on time (which is very rare for us, haha!), but I had to sign stuff, and they had to get my wrist band. It took longer than anticipated because other people were coming up to the counter to ask questions… it got annoying real quick, but I was tired and nervously excited, I wasn’t caring. Well, at about 6:30-6:45, they finally got my wrist band on me and they took me to my room! Got the robe on, got my IV in, and layed in the bed! My day nurse had to redo one of the IVs because she blew my vein the first time. After she gave me the IV, that’s when she put the pitocin in. Let me tell you, the moment she gave that to me, my contractions started! It took no longer than 10 minutes for the medicine to kick in. Some people say that it takes longer for them, or it just doesn’t work at all, but it definitely worked on me! I told my husband that when we go to have our next baby (yes, we want another one!) I want to be induced again, haha.

I got the pitocin around 9:00am. My contractions started getting kind of bad after 5:00, so one of the other nurses put in a referral for my epidural. Maybe an hour later, I got my epidural. I will say this, ladies. If you’re having a baby (or are able to) get the epidural. It will not harm your baby, or else they wouldn’t give it you. The doctor came in, and got me all ready and got the stuff out, raised my bed, and told me to hug my pillow and hunch over as far as I could. He told me not to sit straight up, but I didn’t listen. THAT SUCKER HURT LIKE A MOTHER!, but it numbed me from the middle of my tummy to the bottom of my feet.

My sister was in the room with us at one point. I asked her at one point to put my socks back on my feet… this is funny because my socks were on my feet when I asked her. I was that numb!

At around 7:52, my night nurse came in and checked to see how dilated I was. Next thing we know, I’m doing the practice pushes! My daughters head was in the right spot for my nurse to call my doctor. 45 minutes later, I became a mommy! The moment I heard her let out her first cry, I started crying… like a baby. Pun intended, lol.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, we found out at my 20 week scan that she has a cleft lip. They didn’t know if she had the palate as well, but she does. In fact, it’s a partial palate. She’s missing the middle part of her palate. You can see her nasal cavity, which I think is cool. I’m weird. So, my doctor put my daughter on my chest, and one of the other nurses checked for her palate. Scared me so bad! All I heard was my daughter “choking” and I wanted to see why. Mama instincts kicked in right away.

My husband, sister, daughter, and nurses went out of the room while my doctor sewed my back up. My daughters head was and still is big, haha!

If you’re wondering, yes. I had visitors. My sister took pictures on my husbands phone, and we’ve been taking pictures ever since. Every day, if not every day.

Like I said at the beginning of this post, she’s 6 months old already! She’s also currently asleep to Beauty & the Beast(1991) in her play area we set up this past weekend. We set it up in front of the tv (our living room is small, but livable. Another pun intended.) just so that we can have a better look at her, and it’s where we placed our rug; the main reason we bought the rug.

It’s so weird to think that I’m a mommy. Ever since my mom passed in Sept 2014, all I wanted was to become a mom, and be half the mom she was to me.

Anyways, thanks for reading. I didn’t know what else to write for y’all today, so I figured it was time to tell my L&D story.

Come back next week for another post!