When we don't go grocery shopping during the weekend, Mondays are very hectic after work. I walk across the street from work at 5, drop off the mail, plop my bum on the bus stop bench until it comes and when it finally does, I walk to the gym from the city. I take my 6:15 pm sculpt class, walk home and then Al and I do our grocery shopping. We get home around 8:30, unpack the groceries, make dinner and clean up. By the time I finish all of that, it's way after 9. I still need the time to shower and blog. It's all a wee bit exhausting.
In addition to the busy Monday, the days are starting to get shorter. We haven't changed our clocks backwards yet, but we will in a few weeks. Even still, it's dark when I get up at 6:50 am. It's already harder to get out of bed. Winter is coming to annoy us. It's not FAIR!! Maybe if I complain about it enough, summer will come back. Has anybody tried that yet?
Since I'm waiting until tomorrow to talk about Nikki's wedding over the weekend, I'll show you pictures of food.
On Friday, instead of asking Al to get me something artery-clogging when he went out to KFC, I made my own healthy dinner by pulling ALL of the veggies out of the produce drawer. Some of them were a few weeks old, but they weren't bad quite yet. I had an eggplant, zucchini, steamed cauliflower and tomatoes. I cut them up, placed them in a pan, topped them with pasta sauce/tomato sauce/whatever you want to call it, low fat feta and mozzarella cheese and cooked it for about 20 minutes in the oven. I ended up with a tasty and healthy dish from fresh ingredients from my fridge. It was also enough food to feed me for a couple of meals.
The more that I read my healthy living blogs, the more I learn that it's okay to eat leftovers! I used to never bother with them. I'd rather go out and buy or make new food. Now that I am paying my own way, I understand that food is expensive! So why should I be throwing out perfectly good food? Doesn't that mean that I'm throwing away money?
Last night, for example, Al and I ordered pizza. I couldn't stomach the thought of eating anything that wasn't a carb or a carbonated soft drink (it was the day after a wedding with an open bar, so cut me some slack), so I figured a Hawaiian pizza from Australia's Pizza House could make me not want to vomit after eating it. Not only did I not vomit, but we had three pieces of leftover pizza. Instead of tossing it, I wrapped it up for lunch the next day.
It's time for a shower and then bed time! Yes, I absolutely have been shopping and eating and lounging around after my sweaty workout. I know you were thinking that!