Ah, such a good soul-filling weekend spent with friends. I’m excited to share our eats/days with you.
Before we dive in, a reminder: I share these eats to be an example of what is possible for you in your relationship with food. That it is just as true for you, as it is for me, that you can experience peace, calm and ease with food.
That you are able to eat what you enjoy, listen to your body and let go of the need for rules around food. That as a result you are able to live a life that leaves you feeling good, focused on and present to what is most important to you.
The beginning of my daily eats on Friday were shared in Friday’s blog post here.
As I shared, I’d be having leftover salmon/rice for lunch, which I did. I added a side salad with balsamic dressing and it was delicious. This held me over through the evening.
Friday was a great workday of awesome client sessions, a quick client check-in call with a client who needed extra support between sessions, and a few celebratory messages like this one above!
“My kiddos and I made cookies just for fun today. The best part? I’m actually going to ENJOY eating them with my family! In the past I would bake for my loved ones but never allow myself to enjoy yummy treats. I am so grateful for PERMISSION!” – TGV member
These messages make my heart BURST. This is the WHY behind giving yourself more permission around food – feeling relaxed about it and just not having it be a worry. Getting to enjoy special moments with your family.
Friday night me and three of my close girlfriends went out for Costco and dinner. It’s so funny – but we were so excited for this outing. It was great. We shopped at Costco for the small shower our friend was having the next day and then went to Milestone Tavern in SLO afterward and sat on the patio under heaters for dinner.
For an appetizer we ordered tots and a pretzel to share. The tots were great but the pretzel was not very exciting. I had a couple bites of the pretzel and then decided it wasn’t doin’ it for me. Tots were where it’s at!
For dinner, Corrine and I tried to share a burger and a pizza, but they were out of the pizza we wanted, so we just split a burger, which we each had a side salad with (mine with ranch – I didn’t like their blue cheese but wanted something creamy). No fries with the salad since that satisfaction was fulfilled by tots :). (Forgot a pic of my half of the burger, whoops!)
I got home around 9:00 after dinner and was still hungry (the half burger didn’t end up being enough) so I snacked on leftovers from lunch and the last of the side salad left in my fridge with blue cheese dressing.
Intuitive eating note: When you have an awkward amount of food leftover (like above) it makes a great snack for moments like this when you need something small. I needed something to take the edge off my hunger, but didn’t want something big (I was just about to climb into bed). This was perfect!
Saturday morning I slept in until 8:00 (felt so good – I always wake up before 7:00) and made a cozy breakfast at home: coffee, a slice of toasted Ezekiel and two eggs over-medium.
After breakfast I continued to enjoy a slow morning. I worked on my vision board a little bit, started some laundry, and took Abby to the park to run around and play with her ball.
After the park I came home, cleaned up the house a little bit, showered and got ready to head to my friends house to help set up her shower. On the way I picked up Starbucks for us – hot soy matcha latte for me!
Her shower was so sweet and fun. Baby is due in January and I cannot wait for sweet baby snuggles. It has been so fun being pregnant together. Last week when I got a Coldstone craving, Corrine was up for going with me! Plus, Caitlin (middle) has her son Easton who I’ve gotten to love on since he was born (he’s 5 now)! I’m a lucky auntie.
I should have taken a photo of the cheeseboard we had at the shower that my friend Caitlin put together. It was beautiful! Before this meal I had a few crackers and cheese, plus some pita chips with artichoke and jalapeno dip.
This was my entire plate: caesar salad, pulled pork and a Hawaiian roll, one rib, and a spoonful of mac n’ cheese. This felt like the perfect amount. After lunch I had a chocolate chip cookie and a couple more through the evening. We hungout at Corrine’s cozy on the couch having girl time (boys were outside playing) until about 6:00. So fun!
When I got home I had our carseat and DocATot packages waiting for me. I got so excited about putting baby things together that I didn’t care to make dinner. I pulled out this little plate of Siete chips with salsa and enjoyed this while I set up baby things :).
Sunday morning I slept until about 7:00 with Abber’s. I had a major cleaning kick yesterday – I cleaned from about 7:30-1:30 with little breaks in between for breakfast and Church from home.
Breakfast: two slices of toasted Ezekiel with a few avo slices, one egg, and one thin slice of provolone on each, open faced. SO GOOD. (As I’m typing this it’s Monday morning and I think I’ll make this again today.)
I literally deep cleaned the whole house – washed all the sheets, vacuumed behind the bed and blinds, organized… everything. It felt so good. I had worship music on all morning, I stayed in my PJ’s through it all, and sipped decaf and water. Mid-morning I had this little bite of a brownie with my coffee.
Around 1:00 (as I was just about to grab the leaf blower and head outside to start on the yard – ha!) my friend text me that she was going to Old Navy and Target. I told myself I’d done enough cleaning and hopped in the shower to get ready and go with her. Before we left I munched on a banana…
…and threw a GoMacro bar in my purse (I ate this an hour or so later in between shopping).
I didn’t feel like a whole meal at lunch, so this did the trick. Around 5:00 we were super hungry and knew we weren’t going to dinner until about 6:30, so back at Corrines house we pulled out some baby shower leftovers and snacked. I had some crackers and cheese and a few chicken wings, plus another brownie bite like you saw above. Hit the spot!
After that, we went to pick out Christmas trees with a few friends (Marco and I are sticking with our fake tree again this year, but I told him next year when Selah is here I want to start the tradition with her of doing a Christmas tree because I loved that tradition as a kid).
And then we all landed on the patio of Su Casa in Paso Robles for dinner (so good!). To start, chips and salsa (there was queso with jalapeno had too!).
For our meal my friend Caitlin and I split a mexican pizza and two beef enchiladas al acarte. I also got tortilla soup. I took most of this home because I was basically full after our earlier snack and chips and salsa. I had one slice of the pizza, half my enchilada and a few bites of soup. Good leftovers today!
After dinner we went back to our friends Mike and Corrine’s to watch football and put together some baby things! (I could do this all day everyday right now!) We didn’t get home until after 10 and by that point I needed a little something in my stomach so I had Marcos leftover chicken taco. All my leftovers and I wanted his ;). Thanks babe!
The first half of today is a workday and then we’re doing football and dinner (leftovers, for sure!) with a couple friends. Tomorrow we’re watching Taking Cara Babies newborn class and doing dinner (has anyone here done it?).
It’s a good week over here. I hope you all have a great week, too!