Sorry for missing yesterday you guys but I was in such a weird mood. Honestly, I didn't really feel like blogging. I'm sure you guys have those days!
Today the squirrel, my mom, and I took a spontaneous road trip to Raleigh! We went up for 2 reasons. One, to eat lunch with my sister. And two, to make my first trip to Trader Joe's!
I had breakfast before we left this morning. It was an ogre in a Krema peanut butter jar. My dad killed the jar and then sent it over to me! I added a 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum to thicken the ogre up a bit and it was perfect! I also had some orange blossum tazo from my BFF. You know someone's your BFF when they share their tea.
It takes us 2 hours to drive up so on the way I snacked on some grapes.
Hello Trader Joe's!
I really thought about bringing a little cooler in case I wanted to bring home something cold. I'm glad I didn't because I spent enough in there! I really had to control myself. I love how they have their own brand of things. Even my mom went crazy! I'll show you my goodies tomorrow!
Here's me and the squirrel with our goods.
You know you're a food blogger when you get your picture taken outside of Trader Joe's! Especially when you don't even feel like a dork!
After our shopping we picked up my sister from N.C. State and headed to The Cheesecake Factory! Have you ever been? It was our first time... My sister, my mom, and the squirrel (obviously interrupted from her blackberrying).
I had half a turkey sandwich, half a salad, and a bowl of potato soup. It was really good! Plus you can't go to The Cheesecake Factory and not have cheesecake! I had Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Ripple cheesecake. It was amazing.
We left there really stuffed and did some shopping at the mall. The squirrel was so exhausted at one point that she needed a break.
In the middle of the mall floor. Lovely. Only my kid!
We had such a great trip. I love Raleigh. If my sister would let me I'd live with her.
We ate lunch pretty late so I skipped dinner. I am seriously still stuffed. I don't think I could put a piece of food in my mouth. Bleh. I hate that feeling. It was worth it though!
I have got some really good questions on my formspring! Y'all are SO clever! I figured I'd answer one a day for awhile. Unless I get a ton of questions.
Here's the first one:
Q. What is your favorite "not so healthy" food? Now that you are pregnant, do you think you will indulge in it a little more often? by faithfitnessfun
A. Mexican food all the way! I love anything mexican! I think it's the cheese. I don't have a lot of willpower to begin with so I have to work really hard to maintain my weight. When I was pregnant with the squirrel I had NO willpower so even I'm interested to see if I will indulge more!
It's hard not to have that "I'm pregnant so I can gain weight" mentality. Unfortunately, I never got to the cravings stage with the squirrel (she was born 3mos early) so I never got to experience that. I can't wait to see how my emotions and hormones control my eating. Should be interesting!
I got a REALLY good one for tomorrow. I am so excited to see who asked it! You know who you are but I have a good idea who asked it!
And a question for you! Since we went to Raleigh today I missed my body combat class. That throws off my workout schedule. I was thinking of doing an hour long pilates class on Friday. Have any of you done a pilates class? Is it super hard? I don't want to stress out my body too much but I think it can definitely handle a little challenge.