I think I’m going to have a Fruit Food Baby

 

My first mid-afternoon snack was the usual:

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Chobani + cereal.

 

But then I got suckered into these fresh fruits sitting in my fridge:

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Plus quite a few more slices of watermelon.  My tummy hurt so much after all of that fruit!  It was so good, but so bad.  šŸ™‚

 

I grabbed a PB bagel on my way to the night shift:

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And when I came home at 9:00, I was hungry and wanted something to eat, but I didn’t want 1) more bread or 2) more fruit.  I settled on a Amazing Grass smoothie made with unsweet almond breeze.

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I must admit that I am SO impressed with Amazing Grass that I’m going to buy my own supply when my free samples run out.  I love that I can get a serving (or two) of veggies in a glass WITHOUT breaking out my blender.  It makes it so easy to be healthy! 

 

Motivational Quote of the Evening!

 

The drive home from work was a real exercise in positive thinking.  So many of you have commented that you don’t know how I’m maintaining a cheerful attitude with this hellish work schedule.  Obviously, sometimes it upsets me a lot… like on my bumper-to-bumper drive back home tonight.  But whenever I catch myself being negative, I list all the reasons WHY I am doing this.  I also remind myself that I’ve survived worse work situations.  AND I recall that the ends justify the means.

 

A man is what he thinks about all day long (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

{ 18 comments }

 

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) May 26, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I find myself with a fruit food baby so much! I can never stop myself around fruit šŸ˜€

    Your attitude towards being positive is very great! I hope to change mine to be more like that!

  • jenngirl May 26, 2009, 6:45 pm

    Ooo fresh fruit is my kryptonite too!! Pineapples and strawberries are especially hard for me to not overdo when I see them šŸ˜‰

    You are such a wonderful example of staying positive, yet still realistic through real life situations. Thanks for that quote and thoughtfulness!

  • spicygranola May 26, 2009, 6:52 pm

    I haven’t had any watermelon yet this summer, I am so jealous of your fruit food baby! Great positive thinking advice. I will file it away in the memory banks for a rainy day.

  • Anne May 26, 2009, 6:54 pm

    Oh I totally have fruit food babies allll the time. I love it sooo much, and it’s so hard to stop myself! It’s just so good.

    Your approach towards having a positive outlook is great. That’s a great quote, thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  • healthyontherun May 26, 2009, 7:06 pm

    I would probably have fruit twins if I could.. I love fruit so much!! Congrats on keeping such a positive attitude towards your long work days.. I wish I could do the same thing! Keep it up šŸ™‚

  • emily May 26, 2009, 7:17 pm

    I love that quote at the end of the post!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina May 26, 2009, 7:22 pm

    oh great quote caitlin. i love it

  • eatingjourney May 26, 2009, 7:30 pm

    I could eat watermelon until I died of watermelon overdose. I miss the summer fruits in the state..it’s winter here..tons of apples. But man there’s nothing better than a fabulous watermelon.

  • Alison May 26, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Yummy fruit! I’m so happy for summer fruit season. I can’t wait for peaches.
    I love your leaf bowl.

  • Bec May 26, 2009, 7:53 pm

    I freaking love water melon it is my fruit kryptonite!

  • Michele May 26, 2009, 8:01 pm

    Mmmm, watermelon. My husband HATES everything about melon, so I very rarely have it around.

    Hang in there with the second job….I just quit mine. There were a few times I cried on my way home – it was draining.

  • Emily May 26, 2009, 8:22 pm

    Yummmm! This definately made me want to load my body up with fresh fruit tomorrow. I’ve been eating so many s’mores and fast food items (it’s summer for me!) that I think my body needs a break…and hopefully I’ll love the way it makes me feel so much that I’ll keep eating fresh, healthy foods!

  • redheadedjournal May 26, 2009, 9:00 pm

    Melty PB is the best! You are so inspiring for having such a great outlook! šŸ™‚

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous May 27, 2009, 12:09 am

    Love that quote!

    I would love to try the amazing grass…I do love that you don’t have to break out the blender. Sometimes it can be a pain to keep on cleaning!!

  • NoMeatAthlete May 27, 2009, 5:24 am

    One could get stuffed on a whole lot of things much worse than fresh fruit! Don’t feel too bad.

    I contacted Amazing Grass after I saw that you were reviewing it, and they’re going to send me some stuff to review. I can’t wait, I love how this kind of stuff energizes me. So glad I saw it on your blog!

  • Ally May 27, 2009, 5:45 am

    Hey Caitlin! Random question: How do those chocolate amazing grass mixes taste? Are they chalky? Does it taste pretty chocolatey or mostly like grass? Thanks!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point May 27, 2009, 6:13 am

    ally – they good, but they do taste like grass with chocolate, not chocolate with grass. dont expect a candy bar! i have trouble determining what is “chalky” because i kind of like chalky taste. i bet you can get them to send you a sample šŸ™‚

  • seesaraheat May 27, 2009, 8:53 am

    I love that Emerson quote, its one of my favorites — I try to tell my friend (who is depressed) that one so its good to see someone who gets it. I took a stress management class once and she always said to use traffic as as excuse to take a few more deep breaths and relax šŸ™‚

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