You Know That Feeling?

You know that feeling you get when you leave the house and you feel like there’s just something you’re either missing or forgetting?

Well I couldn’t seem to shake that feeling this morning after leaving the house for work. I kept racking my brain trying to figure out what the deal was, but everything seemed to be in check…until I opened up my bag to find that I forgot my breakfast at home. Confused smile

Ahhhhh, the horrors!

Luckily, I keep a few things stashed in my desk in case of emergencies so I made do with what I could find…

I had a few packets of instant oatmeal lying around, so I heated up a packet of Quaker Low-Sugar Apples & Cinnamon, which was surprisingly more enjoyable than the last time I remember having the instant variety.



Good thing I didn’t forget my coffee! Surprised smile


After the oatmeal, I broke into my cereal combo stash that I just-so-conveniently happened to bring in on Tuesday. I snacked on about half the bag throughout the morning.


Then finally around mid-morning, I had some cantaloupe that I had packed to go with lunch.


For having completely forgotten my breakfast, I’d say I made out alright! Smile


My leftover sweet potato bowl was so good on Tuesday that I just had to make a repeat for today.


Today’s bowl included everything from Tuesday, sans cauliflower, since I snacked on that yesterday.


And in place of the Greek yogurt dollop, I decided to add in about 1/3 cup low-fat cottage cheese, which brought this leftover bowl to a whole other level. It was so super creamy, that it made it feel a lot more indulgent than it really was.


Lunch concluded with some Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies which I brought in to share with some of my lunch buddies. I held off with just one…the day is young.

Immediately after lunch, I caught a chill (which happens quite often) so I sipped on a mug of this Indian Spiced Chai Tea while teaching my students about food chains and food webs. Smile


In case you guys didn’t already know, I almost always split what I pack for lunch into two “mini lunches.” I get my regular lunch at 1:00, so that’s when I’ll eat whatever the main item is that I pack. If I’m still hungry, I’ll dig into whatever else I brought, but normally I wait to eat my second mini snack until around 3:00.

This helps fend off the 4pm hunger cravings that almost always used to strike and cause me to ruin my dinner (or just eat way more than I needed!).

Today, those snacks included some more Kashi honey sesame crackers and a golden delicious apple.


Tonight, Jay and I are meeting up with our friends Sarah and Jeff for some dinner and drinks at Wheatfields Bistro & Wine Bar.

They said that they wanted the chance to celebrate our One Year Anniversary with us, and since they were such a HUGE part of our day (Sarah was my Maid of Honor who gave the most phenomenal speech), and I’m always up for extra celebrating, we made a date! Open-mouthed smile

See ya later gators!!


    • Courtney says

      If I need to eat while I’m teaching, I will (the kids already know that snacks are important!) but when I eat my second snack for the day at 3:00, it’s right after the kids leave.

  1. Liz says

    Ok, how sad is it that I just watched those speeches and cried my eyes out. I’m such a sap! I love the end of the best man’s speech. That was great!

  2. says

    Girl, I know what you mean by that “feeling”! I call it my 6th sense… i can always, ALWAYS tell when I’m missing something when I walk out the door (whether or not I can pinpoint what it is until I’m actually missing it, is a different story!) But I definitely get that sense. too.

    And I also split my lunch like that sometimes, just depending on how I feel. Too funny!
    Allison @ Happy Tales recently posted..Just do it

  3. says

    I hate it when I forget something! My co-workers always laugh because I have a drawer in my desk full of snacks for instances like these! They weren’t laughing when they’d come in because they needed a snack because they forgot their breakfast though! :)

    Hope you have a great time with your friends!
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