Planning

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A post about all the makeup I bought in the last few months.

A post about the fabulous gel nails.

A post about all I’ve read.

A post about how I am finally doing my drivers licence (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

A post about how I am eagerly anticipating a certain bloggers reward, that has been moving towards me for over a month now!

A post about that I am, simply, happy.

 

Hope you are too!

 

I will be back, when I’ll be inspired, when I’ll need to pour my heart out, when I won’t be busy living life anymore. The time will come, so I will just enjoy what is going on now!

 

 

Work snacks by GB

I was very worried what I will eat at work; being gluten free and my fear from stomach issues.

I eat more than ever now!

I started slowly, but now, 4 months later, I am quite happy with my rhythm!

I eat cereal for breakfast, to start my mornings with something warm, and prepare “lunch” to take with me; we have a fridge at work where I can store the food. My “lunch” are usually two sandwiches; with either some sort of meat and cheese and tomatoes, if possible, or cheese and tomatoes, OR a salad and sandwiches. I would love to prepare y salads more often, but they do take so much time in the mornings, even if I prepare a lot beforehand! What I call a salad is leafed greens, shredded carrot, a tomatoe, and some cheese, all seasoned with oil and vinegar (we are very boring people when it comes to seasonings the salads, here. It’s oil and vinegar, maybe pumpkin seed oil & vinegar, and maybe balsamic vinegar instead of usual apple one…

Now, to snacks; I like those cardboard-y rise waffles, or corn waffles, the crunchy thingies. I love them if they are coated with chocolate or yogurt !

Than there is nuts and dried fruit; I have a container where I mix dried bananas (sweet but cheap as hell, most others I find terrible expensive, so I use them moderately) and a mixture of dried nuts. Love that!

I often bring a yogurt or some similar thingy in a container; nothing very healthy, like low-sugar-low-fat things. I like creamy ones with delicious flavors.

I sometimes bake a desert from my “plum torte” recipe – mostly with any other fruit but plums – rhubarb, apples, pears, peaches…And have a few peaches of that during the day.

I try to bring more fruit and eat it. But it’s messy. And I am convinced fruit helps your digestion, and I do not need any further help there. Now that it’s summer and there will be more fruit around, I’ll try to be better!!

Chocolate. In any form.

I drink about a litter of water or fruit juice during my 8 hour shift.

All I can say is, my eating habits got turned 180 degrees around! So far, so god!

And ideas for GF work snack?

I will have to completely change my eating habits now. Completely.

So far, my scedual was; a yogurt, or milk with cornflakes, a piece of fruit half an hour after  waking up. 1, 5 liters of tea until lunch. At 12, start cooking lunch, and it took about an hour to do it. In the afternoons, about 3 pieces of bread with something on,  something sweet, something more to drink, but not as much as in the morning. That’s it.

Now; I’ll have the same breakfast, than between 10 and 12, we get 30 minutes for a lunch break. We can go out and get something, or bring something with us. I think I’ll be bringing something with me.

My list so far; a fruit/milk shake ( a banana or two, and maybe some other fruit in there, but no idea what. A fruit salad. A wrap; a chicken wrap sounds the most appealing so far. A pasta salad, or a rice salad. See, the thing is, I am afraid of food because of my GF sensitivity, and because my anxiety disorder showed itself in the lovely way of me running for the bathroom, aka a toilet room. So my way of handling with it was if you don’t eat, nothing is in, nothing will come out, and you’ll fare easier. That sounds suspiciously like an eating disorder, and I do believe I was on a brink of it; but I knew that if I do not eat, I will be even weaker, and I had enough stuff to deal with to also be weak. So i made myself eat.  I love eating, but I am still afraid of it, and I don’t have a hunger feeling in the mornings. So until my body gets used to eat, my lunches will be light, like I described them.I’ll start light, and see what happens. I just know I won’t be able to survive to eat at 6.30, and nothing until 3.30 when I’ll be home.

Maybe I’ll eat half of what I bring in the morning, and then after a few hours, the other half. That way, I won’t starve, but I won’t get the full feeling that scares me. So, that is my plan so far 🙂 Any ideas??

So, it’s official; my life will change in two days

I start at 8 on friday. Afterwards, the director said we (because we are two new people) are probably going to be “separated”; on working in the morning and the other one in the afternoon, so we don’t bother the others so much  – they would have to train us and it’s a lot because there are not a lot of them.

I had this whole plan how I’ll track my thought and expectations, and how I’ll slowly start smoking less because there is a danger of me going off and having withdrawals – even though I don’t see myself addicted to smoking, I think it’s realistic to expect them.

Also, I wanted to start a sleeping regimen similar to what I’ll have to stick to, and go to sleep early to stack up on my sleep – I know I will be too nervous to sleep much the day before. But I am reading something and even though it’s a bit silly, I wasn’t able to make myself stop!! BUT I am comforting myself with the fact that at least i was waking early and doing the similar routine I’ll have to do now, so my body is getting used to that, at least.

i don’t sleep long, ever, so that won’t be a problem, and by the time I’ll have to be at work, I am now out taking a walk with the dog, so no huge change there.

A friend gave me a good idea to bring a notebook, because I’ll be nervous and forget the things they tell me, and I can write them down in the notebook and go over them again later; plus I’ll look interested and eager.

I am mostly worried about the eating habits, that will change drastically, because I’ll have to abandon my 7 years long “rule” of not eating in between breakfast and lunch. Lunch will be too late now to go without food in between. So I have been eating something small around 10.30 when “lunch” break will be this week, and so far, so good. I’ll need to find foods to eat that aren’t heavy, smelly, are transportable and GF. Fun times!

But I am looking forward to it!! Wish me luck!