The rest of my weekend with my family upstate flew by as it always does. Saturday night my parents and I went to a chinese/sushi/hibachi buffet that I used to love! I hadn’t eaten chinese food in almost a year and it had been sounding so good for months. I had a feeling it would make me sick because it’s fried and greasy and I can’t handle food like that anymore, but this was pretty extreme. Luckily this buffet offers sushi and plenty of healthy options, and I was surprised that once I looked at the unhealthy options I only wanted a tiny bit. Most of my plate was broccoli, rice noodles, sushi and then some general tso’s chicken that I used to eat pounds of back in the day. 3 bites later, I was doubled over in pain. Fried foods hit me really fast and I wasn’t able to eat any of the sushi I had on my plate. Back at my parents, I was on the couch ready to hurl but had to go to my mom’s best friends house to see her daughter off to homecoming and curl some hair. I took Tums for the first time, and they really didn’t do anything except make the pain slightly bearable long enough to curl a head of hair and head home. I went to my grama’s house for the night and we talked, laughed, and watched Law & Order repeats. I love this woman more than I have ever loved anything in my life!
I got a good night of sleep and woke up feeling better. I always make breakfast for my grama when I’m home because she lives alone and only eats doughnuts and coffee for breakfast. Don’t worry, she loves this; but when her health crazed granddaughter is in town she eats what I make her eat 😉 I made us cheese omelets with whole wheat potato bread (best bread ever!) and plenty of ketchup and orange juice.
We relaxed and watched more TV until we got hungry again. I have to have pizza when I’m home, so I headed to Nirchi’s to get us some slices. Pepperoni for her, and honey mustard chicken for me.
I had the coolest encounter at the pizza place. The girl working recognized me and said she reads my blog all the time! I was literally about to jump up and down with excitement. If you’re reading this Emily, you totally made my day! 🙂
After showering and packing my clothes that I drag all the way upstate to wash because I loathe the laundry mat… we had a nice Sunday dinner like old times before I caught the bus back to NYC. Sunday dinner at my gramas has been going on since I can remember, and every Sunday that I’m not there I miss it terribly. We had roasted chicken, stuffing, and my grama’s heart-attack inducing macaroni and cheese. I’m positive she uses a whole stick of butter, but she would kill me if I didn’t eat it! I happily obliged 🙂 We watched more TV (obvs a very lazy weekend) and before I left we all had some pumpkin ice cream! I love that Edy’s brand is all natural and 110 calories for 1/2 cup. It’s super creamy and you don’t feel guilty eating it.
On the bus back to NYC I cried for half of the ride. The guy I sat next to must have felt mighty awkward… sorry dude! I have been a serious emotional wreck lately. Usually I can shake the depressed feeling, but I haven’t been able to and I have been feeling extremely unmotivated. I keep trying to speed up the process, but I’m learning that I just have to let nature run it’s course and feel better when I am better. John met me at the bus station with a huge hug, and this morning before we left for work we had a super long hug while I cried my eyes out. I seriously cried at work too! I can’t pin point what’s going on, but I’m just not myself lately. I’m optimistic that I will feel better because things always work out. I started the day with a healthy smoothie in a bowl.
Walked to work and also walked for about 35 minutes on my lunch break while talking to my grama on the phone. I miss her badly already. Lunch was a random but delicious mix of egg whites, feta cheese, chickpeas and mustard.
Random but so good! I love mustard on everything. Snacks for the day were pumpkin seeds, a Glenny’s bar (so good and all natural) and greek yogurt with PB2 mixed in.
On my walk home, I was just at the end of the bridge path and about to walk up 178th Street when John jumped out and apparently tried to give me a stroke… but really he surprised me to walk me the rest of the way home 🙂 I cried some more once I got home cause that’s how I’m rollin’ right now, but he said I should take a hot shower, put on my fluffy robe and blog while he makes me hot tea. I followed his orders 😉 I’m going to make a chicken burger with broccoli and green beans and maybe some soup for dinner, followed by more hot tea and cuddling with that awesome boyfriend I have. It may not completely cure this slump I’m in, but it definitely doesn’t hurt!