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It is SO HOT in Florida right now — I think it reached 95 degrees today!

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OVERHEATING.  Our car does not have air conditioning!! It’s like sitting in a hot coffin at traffic lights.

 

The Kashi Go Clean cereal I ate around 3 kept me full for HOURS.  Like, freakishly full.  It was so fiberous; the thought of putting more food in my belly was painful.

 

I did snack on Baked Lays around 8:30 while at work.

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Example of how being a vegetarian is hard:  the cafeteria had a variety of tuna sammies, chicken Caesar salads, and turkey wraps. My vegetarian options were muffins, cookies, chips, and granola bars.  The thought of more fiber made me ill, so I went with the potato chips.

 

I got home at 10 PM and ate this:

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A squishy piece of whole wheat bread with pasta sauce and cheddar cheese, all broiled together like a pizza.  And a bunch of cucumbers.

 

Your earlier comments in response to my acknowledgement that I’ve found managing eating healthfully with working two jobs to be difficult were really nice.  Thanks for your support. 

 

Being a food blogger is kind of funny because you OBVIOUSLY think "What are people going to think when they see this meal?"  Also, I understand that not everyone reads all three of my posts each day, so they might just see a tiny dinner and think I’m eating poorly.  As a result, I feel pressured to eat "complete dinners" when truthfully, "complete dinners" are just not working for me right now.  It makes more sense for me to front-load my calories during the day because sitting down to a real dinner just isn’t going to happen! 

 

Point is that there are many different ways to eat, and these ways work differently for different people at different times in their life.

 

Time for bed!  Check out Angela’s Shop 4 a Cause — it’s tomorrow and all proceeds go to the Canada Cancer Society!

{ 17 comments }

 

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks June 10, 2009, 7:30 pm

    Oh man…no air conditioning Florida! You are one tough chick! I would dieeee!

    Good job with your eating. I don't know how you do it with as much as you have on your plate right now. More power to you girl!

  • The Novice Berker June 10, 2009, 7:31 pm

    I definitely agree. Food blogging pressures me to have "real" meals that "balanced", so it's guilt-inducing if you just want a bowl of cereal that night or you want to repeat PB&Js for three days straight (which is SO what I would do if I didn't have my blog).

    I hope the heat lets up soon; driving must be downright awful without AC. I bet you love cruising and hate stopping at red lights, since your windows (hopefully) get all that breeze!

  • Mica June 10, 2009, 7:38 pm

    Ick, I am not envious of the Florida heat! Try to stay cool, lady.

    Best of luck holding it all together. For what it's worth, I think you're doing a great job!

  • Holly Noelle June 10, 2009, 7:40 pm

    Dinner didn't used to be the largest meal of the day anyway. So just think of it as being "traditional!" šŸ˜‰

  • jenngirl June 10, 2009, 7:51 pm

    It's getting to be HOT over here in MS as well!

    Agreed about the food situation. I definitely think that there are thousands of different "ways" to eat meals/snacks during the day, and finding out what pattern works best for you, at certain times during life, is what being healthy is all about!!

  • Emily Eats June 10, 2009, 8:26 pm

    Appreciating your honesty… One of the reasons I decided to just go with recipes on my blog was because I didn't want to face the criticism of people who see part of my day and not a whole (I tend to eat lightly through the day).
    Enjoying your blog as always šŸ™‚
    ~ em.

  • Help Meghan Run June 10, 2009, 8:27 pm

    Yup, that totally gets me, too. šŸ™‚ Sometimes I just want yogurt or almond butter for dinner!

    HelpMeghanRun.com

  • thresholdofgreatness June 10, 2009, 8:30 pm

    No AC in central FL? Oh my! I would be miserable in Virginia without it!

    You seem like such an incredibly hard worker, both in your career(s) and personal life. Just wanted to let you know that I admire that about you! šŸ™‚

  • fitforfree June 10, 2009, 8:56 pm

    I think you do a wonderful job eating balanced, nutritious meals even with your crazy schedule!

    Watch out for those baked lays: the bbq variety have CHICKEN FAT in them!! ick!

  • Amanda June 10, 2009, 8:58 pm

    These days, your blog truly sets a great example of how to eat healthy dinners on the go. I know when I used to be involved in multiple after school activities, dinner was rushed and often on the road. At least you're not stopping at McDonalds!!! Also, you "Caitlin Pancake" breakfasts are better than anything else I've seen out there šŸ™‚

  • Bec June 10, 2009, 8:58 pm

    I understand completly sometimes I feel I have to add extra veggies or carbs to my dinner so it looks like a good meal when ice cream is all I want!

  • Alli W. June 11, 2009, 12:43 am

    Watch out for those Baked Lays–the BBQ flavored ones have CHICKEN FAT as an ingredient. Seriously. I was halfway through a small bag a couple weeks ago when I noticed it.

  • Sam June 11, 2009, 1:41 am

    I'm afraid I have no sympathy about your heatwave – it's been raining in London all week and i'm not happy! ;).

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) June 11, 2009, 4:11 am

    I didn't think it was legal to have a car with no AC in Florida šŸ˜‰
    Your blog is an example of intuitive, healthy eating in a REAL WORLD way. Keep doing what you're doing! You know your body better than anyone!

  • Leila June 11, 2009, 6:53 am

    super great point about how everyone's needs are different.

    I love bread/pita pizzas!! When I was a kid we would always make english muffin pizzas, it was so fun to 'build your own meal.' It's funny because now I guess as adults we do that everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  • Always Running June 11, 2009, 7:17 am

    I actually usually do the exact same thing. 2-3 days per week I also have a night job personal training so I don't have the time (or the will) to make a "real" dinner. I'd prefer to front-load my calories anyway because then I don't feel too full going to bed and breakfast is my favorite meal anyway šŸ™‚

  • seesaraheat June 11, 2009, 8:03 am

    I'm so glad you said it because I had been feeling pressured to eat "complete meals" since they were going up on the blog and thus eating things I didn't even want to! That made me stop posting my pics for a while but now I'm ready to get back to it, no excuses :)Thanks!

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