In a Ho-Hum Mood

Howdy there! How are you doing today? My mood was rather blah today. I don’t know what was up – I had a restless sleep last night and woke up several times. The weather was cold too, and I know for a fact that my mood is affected by the weather. I do so much better on warm, sunny days, not so much on cooler ones. I can’t tell if I was a touch depressed or just simply ho-hum about life today … Luke said I wasn’t acting depressed, so I’m thinking I was just being BLAH. My mood did take a dip towards depression by evening, which is not great news. But nothing terrible happened in the bipolar department today.


To be honest, I wasn’t too hungry for breakfast this morning. 😦 I don’t know what was up, but I delayed it for as long as I could. I just ended up eating an Icelandic Skyr yogurt with half a banana. I love this yogurt (cheese? I learned on Bizarre Foods that skyr is technically a cheese because I’m a massive food geek), it has 15 grams of protein in a serving, which is amazing!


Still feeling a bit blah and unimaginative, I made a completely uninspired lunch – I roasted some broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, and carrot with Lawry’s Seasoning, and I topped them with some jalapeno ranch and hummus.

This meal was meatless, but that’s okay – it was very filling to me. Sometimes I just gotta get my veggies in.

After lunch, Luke and I loaded up his truck with items to store in my mom’s attic, and we drove to my mom’s house to unload. Then we ran by Natural Grocers to meet Luke’s friend, Marc, and I wanted to check out some cacao powder for my coffee in the morning.

Here’s what I bought:


I had the rest of my banana with some PB and cinnamon.

Luke and Caprica were chilling this afternoon …

… and Calliope was resting on the Xbox while Persephone was rolling on the floor, wanting attention.


Despite my so-so mood, Luke and I did chest day – we worked out for about 40 minutes, and I impressed myself by doing 50 lbs on the chest press (I usually am at 40 lbs).

Post-Workout Snack

I wasn’t starving after working out, but I needed a little something-something to tide me over until dinner, so I cut up 1/2 of a cucumber, added salt, and placed it in some hummus with jalapeno ranch. Easy peasy.

I didn’t eat very much hummus or ranch on these – I served myself waaay to much ranch, but that’s okay, I’ll save it for another day.


Luke was craving a steak today, but we decided to save money and go with hamburgers instead.

I started my dinner off at 6:30 with a portion of bagged Country Ranch salad from United … I just love bagged salads because they’re so easy!

By hamburger time at 7, however, my mood had dipped into a depression, and I began thinking about not having a hamburger to punish myself for a minor indiscretion pointed out by my husband (and why I became depressed). Restrictive thinking at it’s finest, y’all … whenever I feel that I’ve done something wrong, I immediately go down that route.

I eventually decided to eat my hamburger and topped it with American cheese, tomato, avocado, pickles, and BBQ sauce.

I also had a kombucha as an after dinner drink.

Alrighty, that’s my spiel for today. Tonight I’m working on self-care and self-preservation from this depression, which sucks, but it must be done. I have a feeling I’ll be going to bed early tonight.

Hope you’ve had a good day,

~ Mandy

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