What I Ate Wednesday #64

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And suddenly it’s Wednesday again—also known as What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn of Peas & Crayons for hosting the link party! Visit her site to see more WIAW from other bloggers!

So yeah. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends lately, totally thinking I was pulling it off, but yesterday kicked that idea in the ass. Though I didn’t pass out cold on the floor like last time, I did have to step outside a patient’s room and sit down to drink some juice. And yes, I was still wearing all my contact isolation gear. I seriously shouldn’t be allowed to see oncology patients right before lunch. It’s emotionally overwhelming to me, and when you combine that with low blood sugar and sleep deprivation, you’ve got all the ingredients you need for an embarrassing story. Go figure the one day I’m running short on snacks…Of course, I was totally fine after downing two of those little apple juice cups—mostly just sheepish.

Hah, speaking of food, I’m working my way through the randomness left in my fridge and freezer before I move. A lot of egg-and-vegetable concoctions and weird pasta dishes have been on the menu lately. In addition to consuming a bunch of weird combinations of things (um, 2 salads in one day should not have happened, but I was too tired to think of something else at dinner), I’ve also been really bad at remembering to take photos until I’m either done or almost done eating, as evidenced below.

I have plans for a big grocery shopping trip once I’m settled in my new apartment. Part of why I painted the kitchen in the new place orange was to stimulate creativity—when I’m exhausted and uninspired about cooking I tend to fall into food ruts. In the meantime, though, here’s how Monday looked…

Breakfast: steel-cut oats w/ flax & chia, apple & pea, topped w/ peanut butter  

Lunch: totally forgot to take a picture…giant salad (greens, chickpeas, tomato, & tabbouleh) and an apple


Snack: dry roasted edamame , unpictured baby carrots and apple chips throughout the day

Dinner: veggie burger w/ avocado & roasted pepper, salad w/ beets & feta, dark chocolate 

Snack: yogurt w/ cocoa powder & granola bar crumbles 

Do you ever fall into food ruts? If you worked in a hospital, what’s one area you would definitely not want to work in? Any good stories about passing out? 

5 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #64

    Sable Weisman (@SquatLikeALady) said:
    June 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Honestly I think having that actual emotion for patients is a good thing. I work in a pediatrician’s office….the other day, a little 3-year-old girl who had been molested came in. I totally lost it. She was sobbing as she was leaving and I was having a hard time; I gave her one of the special stickers I keep for kids like that and she smiled and yeeaahh… I was crying in the bathroom for a good 5 minutes.

    I would NOT want to work in an oncology floor though…. or the NICU or ICU!

      Jess responded:
      June 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Wow-that’s such a touching story. Thank you for sharing! And I’m with you about the NICU and ICU—I have a huge amount of respect for people who can keep work in that setting. I definitely don’t think I could handle it.

    Chiropractic Coaches said:
    June 29, 2012 at 12:14 am

    If I were to work in a hospital. The area that i don’t want to work on is the ICU. its pretty tense there. Good looking burger by the way. What’s the recipe?

      Jess responded:
      June 29, 2012 at 2:15 am

      That’s a Dr. Praeger’s California burger—my favorite store-bought veggie burger. I love it with avocado and roasted peppers, but it’s also great with hummus and sliced roasted eggplant.

    What I Ate Wednesday #66 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    July 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

    […] also enjoyed some good food throughout the day. After almost passing out a couple weeks ago, I’ve been trying to pay more attention to keeping my energy up throughout the day. For […]

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