How was your Monday?
I know, it´s the beggining of the week, everybody feels tired and sleepy… But I kind of like to think it as a challenge – trying to make Mondays fun! I mean, poor Monday… She´s hated just because she´s the first “working-day” of the week! She´s never done anything to deserve such anger… Right?
Haha. I´m done with the “Poor Monday” speech, I promise ;)
Onto my day. I woke up as early as usual, only this time I accidentaly woke up by 1:30 am thinking I was already late. Oh, well. Hate when this stuff happends. I fell asleep quickly, though – which was wonderful :)
I had some weird dreams of the following hours. It´s funny I can still remember what were they about – I usually forget them as soon as I get out of bed!
Anyhow – as soon as I woke up, I decided that today was a new day. A fresh new start. A great day for a great change! I mean, who am I trying to fool? Eating more is not something easy! And I knew I needed to take the first step. One step at a time... I´ll get there. It´s all about positivity :)
Basically a real challenge for me. Twice what I´m used to eat! And, I know – still very little, huh? Baby steps…
1 sliced apple with a spoonful of peanut butter PLUS a banana hammock.
I´ve been wanting to try one since the first time I saw it, at Katie´s blog!
And, by the way – I´m your fan, honey! You´re a total genius! This is so. freaking. AWESOME!
Holy. Moly. YUM!
Snack at lunch time was tough – even though it was already 10:30 am, I wasn´t hungry at all. But I managed to have my fair share of snackage:
1 Oat N´Honey granola bar. 1/2 package, whatever.
Then, lunch… I had it around school – I have afternoon classes on Mondays and Wednesdays (and social project on Tuesdays!). Blargh.
But it was good! I had a colorful salad – I was craving veggies!
In the mix: lettuce, olives, grated beet, white cheese, turkey brest, sliced heart-of-palms and mustard. As good as it looks ;)
After lunch, something bad happend – I couldn´t attend the chemistry lab class because I had forgotten my chemistry book. Which meant I had almost 2 hours “free” – I had to stay at 4th floor, and I couldn´t leave the perimeter. I enjoyed the “free-time” to study. I did some homework, read some geography and portuguese pages, studied some old subjects… Every bad this comes for a good reason. Maybe I needed that!
It was a good lesson, anyway. I don´t think I´ll ever forget my chemistry book from now on. Lesson learned ;)
After lab, we had geography and portuguese classes. Nothing too exciting or too boring – just normal stuff. When the bell rang, I was relieved. Phew! No more school for the day :)
Thankfully, I had something to look forward to – meeting my cousins! I got a cab in front of my school and went to their house. I even managed to help Marina with her homework! She sounded very thankful, haha. I love beeing with them!
Peter Paul was as cute and fun as always. Marina, as friendly as usual. And grandpa… as funny and wise as he ever is ;)
We stopped at a really nice bookstore to buy some new fuel – grandpa says books are our brain´s fuel! I bought a book called “Petite Anglaise” – seemed very interesting to me :)
After spending some time choosing and paying for our books, we ended up eating at a café inside the same bookstore – everything sounded so delicious!
While they went for cheese crêpes, I decided on fighting my instincts to have a salad and choosing a Hummus sandwich on a pita bread. I saw them all the time on other blogs, and I´ve always wanted to try it!
Sorry about the bad pic – the lighting was awful! But I simply HAD to take a picture of this beauty…
Hummus and mustard seeds sandwich, with grated carrots, lettuce and sliced tomato on a pita bread.
This. was. HEAVEN!
I completely get why bloggers are so obsessed about hummus sandwiches - they´re AMAZING!
Love at first bite. Haha ;)
To drink, I ordered an Iced Tea… Nothing special, but quite tasty.
After everyone was finished licking their plates (hum… or maybe it was just me), grandpa and Marina decided to order dessert – a banana, vanilla ice-cream and chocolate crêpe. I decided to join them, and ordered dessert, too.
Fresh pineapple slices!
Ok – maybe it wasn´t so wonderfully fresh. But it´s pineapple, for crying out loud! I ate every bite :)
I went back home with a smile on my face. For eating a bit more, and most importantly, for really trying. Confronting my fears, and ignoring stupid Gertrude´s voice (“You don´t NEED dessert! You´re satified! What the HELL are you doing?!”).
I mean… baby steps, right?
Now… I think I´ll just do some blog reading and go to bed. I´m pretty stuffed (I´m not really used to have dessert – ooops!) and tired. But I feel good. And that´s what really matters :)
Wish you all an amazing night and a terrific Tuesday! Only 4 more days, guys!