My day yesterday was spent consuming sugary treats. Cookies, brownies, truffles, chocolate-covered popcorn.
I’m not sure if I had even one ounce of lean meat, beans, Greek yogurt or other quality protein after breakfast. Needless to say, my body was cravin’ a protein punch at lunchtime today.
Enter, tuna salad!
Today’s tuna salad included :
- 1 can chunk light albacore tuna
- 2 tbsp. light Miracle Whip
- 1 tbsp. mustard
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
I enjoyed it rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla.
For a little somethin’ sweet, I also ate a cup of plain Greek yogurt, sweetened with honey.
Protein craving satisfied. YES.
The other week at work, I was talking to some of my coworkers about the Real Housewives of Atlanta TV series. I haven’t really hopped on board that particular train (though I love Bethenny from the Real Housewives of New York).
Apparently on a recent episode of the show, one of the wives was attending couples counseling with her husband and they discussed their “love languages” as a way to better understand their partner’s needs.
Apparently every person has their own “love language,” or, according to marriage counselor Dr. Gary Chapman, a “primary way of expressing and interpreting love.”
There are five love languages which you may read about in more detail by clicking here:
- Words of Affirmation
- Quality Time
- Acts of Service
- Receiving Gifts
- Physical Touch
When I first glanced at the love languages, I had a feeling my love language would be Quality Time. After taking a quiz online, that was the language that came out on top.
Here were my scores:
- Quality Time: 11
- Words of Affirmation: 8
- Physical Touch: 6
- Receiving Gifts: 4
- Acts of Service: 1
For the most part, I completely agree with my rankings. The most important way for Ryan to show me he loves me is to spend time with me. I love doing anything with him because we always have so much fun! He could give me a billion gifts, but if I never got to see him or spend time with him, the gifts would honestly mean nothing to me.
I was actually surprised at how little of my points went into the “Acts of Service” category. I really do appreciate when Ryan helps me out, but I think this may have ranked lower for me because I am generally pretty independent and do my own things… which I enjoy.
I just sent Ryan this quiz and am anxious to see where his points fall and which love language comes out on top for him!
What do you think your primary love language would be? Which love language do you think would be least important to you?
(You may also take the love languages quiz here and report back! I’d love to know your results!)