What I Ate Wednesday : Sweet Tooth Overload

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So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…

I always want WIAW to be an accurate account of what I am eating. Not everyday I eat completely healthy, but more often than not I make healthy choices.

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Had the same thing for both meals 8 ounces of (Reduced Sugar) Vanilla Almond Milk and a scoop of vanilla slim fast.  I thought, if I had something that would give me everything that I needed with  low calories

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  And since I am  a creature of habit I’m having Chicken, except I was so hungry I totally forgot to take a picture until after it was already demolished…. so thanks to the internet here is a wonderful stock photo of what I had (except it was in flatbread…. and it didn’t look that pretty), as well as baked Lays….

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My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and I don’t know what got into me, but I was able to “earn” 936 calories from working out. Not sure what got into me, cause that’s not the norm for me. And it’s not surprising that I went over my allotted sugar intake my 59 grams… hence the whole sweet tooth situation. Although I could have eaten 2100 calories and still been okay, it’s been years since I’ve been able to eat that many calories, and on the days that I’m working out I tend to eat no more than 1500 calories, (but more often than not I will listen to my body, and if I’m hungry I will eat). I don’t think that I did too bad today.
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  The rule of thumb is that you are supposed to drink at least 8 cups of water a day, and I just barley hit that today… might have something to do with the ginormous soda I had…. I remember the day when a 20 ounce soda was like a little sip (the good ole’’ days)

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And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; oh and before I forget if you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal

Until Next Time…

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When Parenting Feels Like a Fool’s Errand: On the Death of Michael Brown.

Stacia L. Brown

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I don’t want to talk about the boy and the sneakers peeking out from the sheet crudely draped over his corpse in the street, because I have been happy this month and it is so rare that I’m happy and that you, at age 4, don’t have to touch my knee or shoulder or face and say, “What’s wrong, Mama? You sad?”

I don’t want to think of who will go out on her hands and knees to scrub what’s left of the boy’s blood from the concrete. It will probably be a loved one, her hands idle after hours of clenching them into fists, watching what used to be her breathing boy lie lifeless, as she waited and waited and waited for the police and the coroner and the county to get their stories straight and their shit together and their privilege, sitting crooked as a ten-dollar wig, readjusted till it was firmly intact…

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Edge of the Frame

Daily prompt: We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.

This photo that I chose was an cruise excursion to hike the rain forest in Trinidad

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Sometimes the weight of the world is a bit too much, individually we have all endured our fair of hardships and injustices, we all had endured loss, and that’s what how we meet each other in the throws of our anger, grief and loss, we wanted to lift that weight off our shoulders, we wanted serenity. Martin our group leader suggested that we “run away and get away from it all” at the time it was funny, seriously we does that…but five years later here we are in rain forests in Trinidad living off the land and leaning on one another for support…. living a new kind of life…

Until Next Time….

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