So, yesterday involved one of my least favorite things: Not eating. I’m off to a colonoscopy later this afternoon, so, in preparation, I wasn’t allowed to eat anything after noon yesterday. Ugh, I’m terrible at not eating, and it will take every ounce of my being to survive 26.5 hours without food. Ok, I’ll stop being so dramatic. I’m sure I’ll survive just fine. I’m just a baby when it to comes to being hungry. Anyway, here’s a recap from yesterday!
I decided not to go to CrossFit – mostly because I was sore from the previous two days’ workouts, but also because I wasn’t able to properly fuel my day. I stayed home and worked while Mal and Quinn went to the gym.
Mid-morning, I snacked on a coconut peanut butter Perfect Bar. I figured a figured a high-fat and high-protein snack would keep me satisfied for awhile.
When lunchtime rolled around, I made a rice bowl with chicken, sweet potatoes, and barbecue sauce. I wanted something both filling, delicious, and GI-friendly as my “last meal.”
After lunch, Quinn went down for his nap. I got back to work while Mal did some projects around the house. When it was time to see the eclipse, we went outside with our homemade pinhole glasses (cereal box) to see it.
We eventually figured it out and saw the eclipse – very cool!
Around this time, I started to get pretty hungry, but I feel like it was more out of habit than anything, so I grabbed a La Croix sparkling water.
When Quinn woke up from his nap, we took a family walk around the neighborhood.
Our big kid peddled his bike all by himself!
When we returned home, it was just about dinnertime. I was legit hungry then, so I broke out some green Jell-O. Yum.
Yeah, I know… eating Jell-O for dinner was not my favorite thing, but I did feel better after I ate the entire bowl.
The rest of the night involved catching up with Big Brother and the really “fun” part about colonoscopy prep, but I’ll spare you the details.
I went to bed early – just so I didn’t have to think about food. I’m allowed to have black coffee this morning before my procedure, so I’m planning a trip to Starbucks to hopefully distract my stomach and brain.
Only a few more hours to go. Wish me luck!
Question of the Day
What’s one of your least favorite things in life that you have to do?