About Me

Hi, my name is Angela and welcome to my blog. This is a place where I write about my life in an honest and open way.

I am 34 years old, single, and a Christian. God gave me a heart to work with children and so I spend my day teaching kindergarten. It is my fourth year teaching and although it is hard I love it. I currently go to a college for my BA in Elementary Education which keeps me busy. Between work and school there is not much time left but I enjoy serving and helping others, watching netflix, or reading a good book.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Food Prep

Today has been a good day. I ate well but didn't exercise. I went grocery shopping afterwork and had pre-made a list to use. It worked pretty well and I mostly stuck to it. I did buy a box of Skinny Cow ice cream bars. Tonight I ate two but at least I didn't eat three. :) My dinner was low in calories so I figure it is okay that my desert was a little on the high side. 

I was trying to get to bed early when I realized I only had 10 minutes left on my load of laundry in the washer. That wasn't much longer so I thought I would make good use of my time. I prepped food for work the rest of the week. 

I love carrots and cucumbers but have never been a big fan of tomatoes on their own. I thought I would give them a try anyways. I divided them up into containers that will be easy to take with me to work each day. 
  

   

I am the pickiest salad eater. I hate heads of lettuce and bags of salad that are full of yellow lettuce. Yellow lettuce just does not seem appetizing to me. Several years back I had switched to fresh spinach. It is slightly more expensive but more expensive then something I won't eat seems reasonable to me. When I did lots of research on being vegan I found out that spinach on its own is not good, it can actually hinder the absorption of iron in your body. This can be counteracted by having fresh citrus added to your salad but I don't really go for citrus salad's. So I tend to mix it with another type of lettuce  to make my salad more well rounded. I picked up a light caesar salad kit and a tub of spinach. I mixed them together. I split the salad into three containers (including the one it came in.) I put the croutons and salad dressing in individual containers to take with me and portion out when I eat each salad. 



Now I have lunch's for the rest of the week all ready to go. I also cut up some fresh strawberries and had bought some small cans of V8 juice. Doing all this probably took about 30 minutes but having it already cleaned, cut, and prepared makes it totally worth it. 

6 comments:

  1. Hi, there! I'm a new reader and follower. Found you through Priorfatgirl. I voted for you and have been reading through some of your posts. It looks like you've had some rough patches in your life and your story really touched me. I empathize w/ your grammar insecurities; while I don't have problems with grammar, I still feel insecure about other things in life, as I'm sure we all do. Please don't forget (especially when or if someone out there tries to make you feel bad about something, whether it's about weight, education, or anything) that not one of us is in a position to judge one another. We are ALL imperfect. And as a christian, a more simple way to put it: we're ALL sinners who need to be forgiven and redeemed in God's eyes.
    I think your struggles will make you stronger, and I hope you let them do that. I understand that feeling of wondering why things don't seem to be fair or "this wasn't supposed to be my life"...but I'm starting to realize that God doesn't want us to be fully satisfied with simply life events or mile markers, such as getting married, having children or nailing the "perfect" job. It's the constant searching, discovering and then re-discovering of God and this life He gave us that really fulfills.
    I hope this didn't come across as too 'preachy'...I guess I'm also talking to myself here!
    Wishing you the best of luck. If I lived closer to you, I'd suggest getting together for a coffee and a chat!

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    1. Violinista you are exactly right, I spend about half my time being satisfied with where I am in life and the other half wishing for what might have been. Definitely a life long struggle.

      Thank you for your comments. Your support is very appreciated! Good luck on your own journey!

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  2. Food prep to me is like folding and putting away laundry...a huge time consumer and never anything that I want to do but once it's done, life is so much better! There is nothing more satisfying then knowing you have prepped your [healthy] lunch for the week -- this means there are no excuses to not eat them. My husband and I have started food prepping on sunday - cutting veggies, cooking chicken, dividing into baggies, the whole sha-bang - it takes about an hour on Sunday evenings to do this but so far it's been worth it. AND we're saving huge $$$ on not eating out for convenience sake! Good job for you! I've found that the hardest part for me is being prepared. I hate going to the grocery store but having the right tools at home prevents me from making bad choices!! Random question, what kind of containers are you using? They look durable and stackable plus baggies are getting expensive!

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    1. Hi Betsy, I am using Sistema food storage containers. They are pretty pricey. I had found them at a store that was going out of business so I got them all at 50% off. They are very durable and easy to clean. For a cheaper option my brother and his wife use Tupperware products.

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  3. I need to be more organized and prepare on Sunday's for the week ahead. The containers look awesome, so does all the yummy veggies inside of them. :) Good Luck on your journey. :)

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  4. Mmmm those veggies look so fresh and yummy! :) I love the cute little containers and the multitude of colors you packed.

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