I know. I skipped myth busting monday. I am a little brain dead and I’ve been trying to juggle work with the errands I need to run for foodbuzz. By the way, I wanted to ask you lovely readers what you would like for me to do write while there? Would you like a full rundown with pics or is that too rubbing it in your face that you arent there? Do you want to hear about the foods I’ll be trying or maybe an interview with a blogger I’ve never heard of before? would you like for me to abandon the blog altogether? I’m open to suggestions.
Anyhow……I’ve been thinking about how I’m probably really weird lately.
But then again, that would be putting judgment upon me which is not the healthiest mental health habit. So I wrote down a list of the werid things I do and googled them. Turns out, its not so weird afterall, and seriously, who said “weird” is a bad thing???
I guess what I didn’t want to be is unhealthy with eating disorder related stuff. But in this day and age, the line between “weird habits” and “eating disordered behavior” is blurry. I’m sure some “werid” habits stem from unhealthy thoughts, but I’m confident some have nothing to do with it. Anyhow, to make myself feel better, I found our that in fact, many people do some of these things. Here’s my of weird Eating and workout habits:
-mustard on anything savory, from french fries to salads
-salt on french toast (its a sween n savory thing I’m after!)
-ketchup in sandwiches that aren’t burgers (can you tell I am a condiment whore???)
-drinking through a straw
-Eating the skins of potatoes and squash (I swear its the best part. I really wish they sold “Roasted Squash Skin” at the grocery store).
-I Eat ice cream (and yogurt too actually) with a plastic spoon
-When I have a sauce or dressing, I have it on the side and dip every bite of the food into it to ensure every bite is coated in the yumminess
-I eat out of “gladware” very often because its easier to clean, it doesn’t break when it falls out of my hands (cause I’m Ms. Clumsy), and if I dont finish, I put a lid on it.
-I eat shrimp tails. Well, only if they are extra crispy. I bake them for a little longer at home.
-I MUST eat before a workout. Not a feast but I am not one of those people that can get up without eating anything and go for a run or do yoga. BKS Iyengar (a yoga guru) always said never to do yoga on an empty stomach.
– I dont always do full “chatarungas” in yoga because i broke y shoulder a few years back and its taxing on it. Its the most physically challenging part of a sun salutation but I dont see the need in hurting myself.
-I dont drink water in a yoga class or while a workout. Only before and after. Whatever, I’m a camel.
-I hate the elliptical (please tell me I’m not the only one!)
Do you have habits that are “weird” and might actually be somewhat normal? I hope you do so I dont feel like a weirdo. And please answer my foodbuzz question. I have a feeling it will get annoying seeing blog after blog brag about the even so you input is important to me.
My desserts class ended early, so they asked me what my other jobs were. I told them I teach yoga and so, I taught them a few poses:
I wanted to take advantage of half price candy today for my desserts lesson at the school.
I also wanted them to get some fruit so we made “leftover banana chocolate pops”
All you need is:
-popsicle sticks or bamboo skewers
-1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
-1/2 stick of margarine (or butter)
I stuck the sticks in the bananas and froze them overnight. In class, over a “double boiler” (a pot of boiling water with a bowl over it) we melted the chocolate chips with the butter to make a smooth and shiny glaze.
Then we dipped the frozen bananas and sprinkled them with bits of discounted candy.
Cheap, easy, fun to eat, and you get your fruit serving in. Nice.
Some kids loved it so much:
While other did this:
I should have figured. You can stick all the fruit in their face as you want sometimes but some kids will never warm up to anything healthy.
Oh well. Bless them and their rocket metabolism.