My husband has been nicotine-free for 1 year today. Congratulations, honey. In Nicotine Anonymous, which he tried (mostly unsuccessfully) for a while before eventually quitting cold turkey all by his lonesome, they call this "smobreity." (An even better word is "smober." I enjoy saying it whenever possible.)
Other than this, March 14 kind of sucked. Daylight savings. Stomachache. Allergies. Neighbors yelling at each other and stressing me out. This perfect storm of morning blech turned into an entire day of inertia. On the up side, I didn't feel as though inertia needed to be paired with jellybeans. I was, still, not very hungry.
Breakfast: last bit of spinach with sorrel; half an avocado; strawberries (I put some sugar on them this time); mandarin orange; piece of rye toast with butter and black currant jam; peanuts.
Lunch: mixture of peanuts and almonds; dried pineapple rings.
In the late afternoon, I roused myself to go over to Capital City Cheesecake and buy some little individual cheesecakes in celebration of my husband's non-smoking accomplishment. One each seemed too little, while two seemed too much. I went with too much, of course: two plain mini-cheesecakes, two chocolate, and two salted caramel.
Dinner, on the other hand, was entirely utilitarian: eggs scrambled with colby cheese and sour cream; mixed fruit (mango, strawberries, and mandarin orange again, this time with some sugar and lemon juice to salvage the bad strawberries); soda bread made from white flour, wheat germ, and cornmeal, which I ate with butter and honey.
For dessert, we had the mini-cheesecakes. Kid and I brought them in with candles, singing "Happy birthday, [husband's] Smobriety..." We each had two flavors. As the mom (or just as myself?), I am by definition last to choose flavors, but I got what I would have chosen anyway!: a salted caramel, and a plain cheesecake. The salted caramel cheesecake was fresh and fantastic, the plain cheesecake was a little stale and tasted kind of off. You can't win them all. Meanwhile, we watched The Great British Baking Show, which I wasn't aware of until I read about it on Bon Appetempt. Thanks, Bon Appetempt! It is great! And the people really are all nice!
Snacks: four cups of coffee, two regular, two decaf, with half and half or heavy cream.
Breakfast: soda bread with butter and honey, a few cashews, fried egg, strawberries.
Lunch: colby cheese and pickle sandwich on rye bread, additional slice of rye toast with butter and jam.
Shopping (Co-op): organic lactose-free 1% milk, organic whole milk, Nature's Path blueberry flax cereal, quart of Brown Cow vanilla nonfat yogurt, 2 individual Liberte yogurts, Mrs. Meyer lemon verbena dish soap (I always forget I don't like the smell of this), swiss chard, organic flame raisins, scallions, frozen peas, long-grain organic brown rice, 1 lb. bag carrots, crimini mushrooms, sweet pea shoots, bag of mandarin oranges, bananas. $53.
Dinner: after late-afternoon yoga class and a couple of consecutive days of not over-eating (except the cheesecake), I finally felt hungry! I'd bought a lot of vegetables and brown rice, though, to make a light stir-fry. I didn't even buy meat, tofu, or eggs-- just high-protein vegetables. So we had stir-fried carrots, mushrooms, peas, scallions, chard, and pea shoots, with garlic and ginger, and a sauce made from soy sauce, mirin, thai chili paste, sugar, and sesame oil-- thinned with water-- a bit of a cultural mishmash. Served over the brown rice, which I managed to burn somehow. It was not blackened, just brown and crunchy, in a somewhat-more-than-ideal-Persian fashion. We ate it anyway. The meal was good, but I was hungry again later.
Breakfast: soda bread with butter and honey, almonds and raisins.
Lunch (10:45, before work-- I switched shifts with another waitress and started at noon today): two eggs scrambled with colby cheese and sour cream, carrot sticks.
Shopping (I meant to buy some tuna salad and egg salad from work, but the afternoon was very busy and, by the time I left, half an hour late and exhausted, I forgot. Stopped by the co-op before I went home): Applegate sliced ham, red gouda cheese, herbed white bean pate. $16.
Dinner: sandwiches on rye bread, two mandarin oranges apiece, carrots cooked with fresh thyme, lemon and honey. My husband and I have ham and gouda sandwiches with pea shoots on them, my currently vegetarian kid has a white bean pate and colby sandwich with pea shoots. Kid only eats half, so I save the other half for breakfast tomorrow. Even though this doesn't seem like a particularly gigantic dinner, and I should be hungry, I have trouble finishing my sandwich too.
After dinner, we watch another episode of the Great British Baking Show. It is all about cookies ("biscuits"). Now I really would like two cookies to finish out my evening. But we don't have any.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half.