There is a Yiddish expression that translates into, “Think good and it will be good.” While it’s never really worked for me, I still grew up with it, and that’s just about the only thing that is left when everything just seems so… blue. That’s why I am going to pretend that I am not enormously stressed out, overwhelmed, depressed, whatever, etc. Maybe if I think I’m not, I really won’t be.
However, before I get to the part of this post in which I begin ignoring that, I just have to say that it is very late, so excuse my incoherence; I got back from my nutritionist appointment not long ago. I am annoyed — I lost .2 lb. Yes, .2. And for that, because my nutritionist is convinced that the thyroid medication is making me lose weight, I was gifted with an increase of epic proportions. Are you kidding me?! So off I went to the supermarket (I was never someone who freaked / stressed out in supermarkets, and it is annoying when that happens now… but I got another turnip!)… after which I tried to go to another supermarket to buy diet Snapple because it was on sale there, but I have no sense of direction and I got so totally lost. And now (since this paragraph was inserted after I took care of what comes below), I am thinking that I should have made my lunch for tomorrow, but since I didn’t want to think about sandwiches of any sort, I didn’t, and now I just want to go to sleep. Did this extremely run-on paragraph make any sense?! Well, too bad… I’m too tired to proofread. On to the “acting as if” …
A couple of salads from the past few days.
The baby peppers were starting to turn, and so I needed to finish those up. Pardon the massive pile. With broccoli, tofu baked / roasted in seasoned salt, and romaine (yeah, it’s under there somewhere). This was actually a really good salad. It’s just a pity I was in such a mood that I couldn’t even appreciate that.
Romaine, alfalfa sprouts, carrot chips, Lightlife chick’n strips, and homemade cinnamon croutons. Like the true genius that I am, I completely forgot the chick’n strips at first, and the whole point of this salad was to finish the open package! It looked prettier without the anti-sogginess baggies:
Speaking of the chick’n strips…
I made chicken tandoori!! Well, not really; I used the same “chicken” as in the above salad. And I used the soy yogurt which I bought last week. That was more along the lines with what I had in mind for it! This was paired with steamed brown rice and steamed broccoli stir-fry vegetables. I have no idea whether this is what real chicken tandoori tastes like, but I suppose it makes no difference, since I’m never going to taste the real thing in any case.
I never really venture near Whole Foods’ freezer, since I can’t have the majority of the things in there anyway. Not to mention the fact that I don’t have a freezer at work, unless you count this communal one, which obviously needs a major defrosting.
It worked okay for me, though, I guess. Because I saw these in Whole Foods, and I just had to buy them, considering what happened to the line of veggie burgers / chicken patties I loved!
I bought the burgers too, but I tried this one first. (Burgers … buns …. kind of “sandwichy” … get it? Agh.)
It was… interesting. I wouldn’t say it tasted quite like chicken, but it wasn’t bad. The only problem is that if you don’t eat it pretty quickly, it gets kind of crispy. Not that that’s a bad thing, necessarily. There are three heating methods written on the box, and of course I used the microwave! Maybe I’ll try the oven or my Foreman next time.
Two mini product reviews:
Whole Foods 365 Organic Honey Crunch & Oats — honestly, I think I’ll stick with the Peanut Butter Pows! These just tasted like sweetened corn flakes. In the whole bowl, I found exactly one cluster of … honey crunch and oats? Whatever it is. It didn’t taste bad, it just wasn’t anything spectacular.
Yogi Baked Cinnamon Raisin Granola Crisps — I have now tried all three flavors of this, and I think my favorite is the mountain blueberry flax. There was barely any cinnamon flavor to this; there was, however, a very strong raisin flavor! Which doesn’t work for me, since I pretty much hate raisins.
Not that I’m going to be purchasing this on a regular basis, since I could buy an entire box of tea bags for the price of this little cup; but I was pleasantly surprised that I actually kind of liked this. The caffeine didn’t hurt, either — West Coast games kill me.
And on that note, I am newly reminded of all of the things I need to do and have not done. Cue freakout, which is my exit. Have a wonderful Thursday… the week is almost out!