Hey hey hey everyone! I can't believe it is already the middle of August and I go back to school in 13 days! I am excited, nervous, and anxious all at the same time!Even though I did the transition into school last fall and did pretty well, I need to make sure to do it again, but this time even better! I am in a really good place in my recovery and am doing well and I really need to continue in the right direction. I have a lot of things to look forward to this school year and I want to make the best of this year :)
I have been a busy girl lately and I just got back from a lil vaca this past weekend with my cousins :) But without further ado I will give ya a foodie picture-y post ;)
First up is COFFEE!
Yes, coffee! I have never ever been a coffee drinker. It just never really seemed appealing to me and I didn't like the taste all that much. Honestly I never got what the BIG DEAL was! A few weeks ago I gave it a try at our hotel on vacation and since then I have been enjoying my cup of coffee in the morning :) I know a lot of bloggers drink coffee and say it is a nice "pick me up" so I decided to give it a try! It's good to try something new, right?! I also love how there are now so many flavors now! I mean come on...French Vanilla! Blueberry! Caramel! How could you go wrong? Oh yeah and I just bought some Mint Chocolate Chip coffee, can't wait to try it :)A girl can never have too much pb on her yogurt mess ;)Banana bread oats!Breaky at the Inn on vacation! Roasted taters, scrammbled eggs, engligh muffin with butter, a banana, and a glass of apple juice. 'Twas a great breakfast enjoyed outside with my cousins!Ok I don't know if it is just me or anyone else has the same reaction as I do to the Cherry Pie larabar?! I honestly think it is wayyy to sweet and it reminds me of eating sour patch kids. Not a fan, not a fan at all!But this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pure Protein Bar? Now that was something I was a fan of! I mean honestly, any bar with the words chocolate and/or peanut butter in them cannot disappoint...and it surely didn't!Again, another bar that lived up to it's name...Peanut Butter & Jelly Dipped Mojo bar.
Next up...Harrison's Roast Beef Sandwich!
Yup! Ya heard me right, I had a roast beef sandwich yesterday for lunch on our way home! Say what?! My uncle went to college nearby this famous roast beef place and he just had to stop! Hah. Now I have been here before pre-ED but when I found out we were going to stop here for some lunch I was quite nervous. I mean I hardly ever eat roast beef, and as you know I love my turkey and chicken! I was kind of hoping along the way we could stop at a Subway or a D'Angelos for me, but that was just ED talking me out of having a roast beef sandwich because it is not a "safe" food of me.
But the more I thought about it, I was not going to make my uncle and aunt make a "special" pit stop for a turkey sandwich for me. I was going to have a roast beef sandwich for lunch and that was that!Even though I am not the biggest fan of roast beef and don't usually eat it, having it one day for lunch wasn't going to kill me and alas it was a good switch up and definitely a good challenge for myself! It was actually quite tasty cooked well done with melted cheese on a bun.Now here are my typical turkey sandwiches of mine ;)A buffalo chicken wrap that was just blah. I mean if you are going to call it a "buffalo" chicken wrap then at least put some buffalo on the meat to make it a lil zesty and my mouth burn just a bit...please!A very un-flattering (but very tasty) pic of a D'Angelo's Chicken Stir Fry in a pocket filled with grilled chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and melted swiss cheese. Yum.Could I please have a Starbuck's Caramel Macchiato? Oh yesss! A cold drink from Starbie's is a must while spending the afternoon shopping on Newbury Street!
Last week was my momma's birthday and we went to The Texas Road House for dinner. I have never been before even though there is one right up the street from me but my sister has before and said it is a pretty cool place so it was where we went! They give you a bucket of peanuts and you can throw the shells on the ground, which was pretty cool I thought ;)
For my meal I ordered the Shrimp skewers on top of a bed of rice along with a huge sweet potato and mixed veggies. The lighting was really bad but this meal was HUGE and very good!I was re-united with my favorite salad from Panera...BBQ Chopped Chicken salad and a baguette :)A lovely home cooked meal by momma. Gonna miss these back at school :( But luckily my college is rated number 16th in the country for the best college dining hall food!!! Yeahhh.
And then I will leave you a picture of this...
Friendly's BLACK RASPBERRY ICE CREAM! This was a HUGE step for me because I can't remember the last time I had any sort of treat, which is really sad :( Onee of my goals for myself LAST summer was to have just one ice cream and I couldn't even do it, that's how deep I was in my ED.
But one night last week I just beat ED I told my mom I was going out to get myself an ice cream and she just looked at me with a smile without saying a word. I knew it meant a lot to her to hear those words come out of my mouth. So we got in the car and drove to Friendly's were I ordered my long overdue ice cream that I enjoyed with my mom :) It was a special moment in my recovery and I am glad I got to share it with my mom.
Peace out girl scouts!