1. Big Magic
I just started listening to Big Magic on Audible. Have you read it? I’m liking it a lot. One of my favorite questions Gilbert has posed so far is, “when do you feel light, joyous, and creative?” I feel a journaling session coming on!
2. A quote
I saw this quote this week. I love when I’m in the type of empowering mood that the quote talks about. It comes and goes…like all emotions :)
3. Halo Top
In Halo Top’s defense, I’ve never tried their “ice cream.” In my defense, I’ll never try their “ice cream” because I don’t eat my ice cream for protein. I eat it because my tastebuds love it and I know that sugar and fat make things taste good and both of those components belong in ice cream.
One issue I’ve seen with Halo Top is that it promotes bingeing behavior. Instead of mindfully enjoying ice cream until your tastebuds get bored and don’t want anymore ice cream, some people sit down with the mentality of “i’m allowed to eat this entire pint because it’s only X.” Also, the marketing on the website with the, “Save the Bowl: You’re going to want the whole pint” is just so ughhhh. I’m not a fan of encouraging people to disconnect from their hunger and fullness cues and just eat the whole pint. If you feel like you want to eat the entire pint of regular ice cream:
1) you may simply be really hungry and need the whole pint
2) you aren’t eating ice cream regularly enough so you tend to eat large amounts of ice cream every time you do because your body is all like, “this is it! We never get this! Eat it all now!!”
and / or
3) there’s some confusion of which type of hunger you are experiencing.
Also. The fact that it says, “halo” in the name implies it is a “good” food. I don’t believe there are good or bad foods because all foods are protein, carbs and / or fat. You body needs all 3 of those components. The mention of, “this is healthy ice cream” is comical to me. Normal ice cream is healthy. Eating carbs, fat and protein is healthy. I hate when people water down health to mean, “low sugar,” “low calorie,” and “high protein.”
Speaking of real ice cream…
4. Milkshake + smoothie concoction
Last night for dinner I made a milkshake + smoothie fusion because I’m back in a season of pregnancy where nothing sounds super appetizing. Dinner was Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream + frozen bananas + Andrew’s random protein powder that was in the pantry + milk + ice. Gonna need a substantial night time snack since my dinners tend to be larger than this.
Also, it’s been a few months since I’ve had a between the eyebrows pimple. Oh hayyyyy! I see you coming! Occasionally I’ll put on foundation and THEN pluck my eyebrows…BOOM. That always tends to create a pimple for me. One day I’ll learn.
5. Heated Knee Wrap
I ended up buying this knee wrap for my painful knees and I’m loving it. Heat seems to really help them! Finally! Something that helps the pain. I’ve been heating them multiple times a day and am loving the relief.
Also, (things you don’t need to know about me and my feet, but since we’re here…) I have crazy high arches. Andrew says my feet always look like I’m flexing my toes back because they are so curvy lol
Hope everyone has a great weekend!