Today was shower-in-the-morning, eat-appropriate-portions, meet-my-dad-for-lunch, buy-real-nut-butter-for-a-steal, good. :D Despite the rain.
As you can read, I took a shower before eating breakfast at 7am.. I just had a scone and a muffin (working through them) and the skins of a cantaloupe plus a bit that couldn't fit in the tupperware. That with some tea and almond milk made for a satisfying breakfast. (I snuck in a few raisins while waiting for the water to boil too, to be honest ;))
Around 12:45 I went with my dad to Fresh, which is just around the corner from me. I got their simple salad and added grilled sweet potato and heart of palm--which I hadn't had since Costa Rica. My dad had the soup and salad and let me try his soup (East African sweet potato and yellow split pea) and have a quarter of his pita with some hummus. It was delicious. I was a little hungry while I was sitting there, but made a note that I would have a snack when I got home, of some fruit or something. Luckily as I got up and walked nextdoor to the health food store my hunger subsided and I just became satisfied. Best feeling ever. I used to eat like that, till I was just a bit hungry, knowing that the moment I walked a bit I'd be fine. Need to get back to doing that!
I had brought my glass jar and bought some organic cashew butter in bulk. SIXTY ONE CENTS. Seriously!!! I'd never tried cashew butter before because a small itty bitty jar of it is like, 8 dollars... this is organic, at least locally ground (though I seriously doubt the cashews are local :P), and just as good. Perfect! Mmmm. I tried a bit with my finger when I was putting it away--so much better than that calorie free crap. Nut butter is nut butter: just eat it for what it is and don't try to get around it.
It was pouring out though, and I got soaked on my way home. Then I realized the tea I'd bought on sale hadn't been discounted on my receipt, so back I trudged to get my $2 (for tea? worth it. Besides I live around the corner..)
OH! And someone on craigslist is selling me a slowcooker for $10. :D Very excited.