What I Ate Wednesday: Brown Rice and Brussels Sprouts


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.

So I’m thinking about getting Blue Apron, I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about it and I think it would be a good way for me to introduce new foods (and recipes) into my life; I was thinking that maybe I would start with maybe 1 or 2 a month and work from there, and add if I like it. If any of you have had experience using that service please let me know.. I would like to know about the variety of food, ease of service… etc.,



I was feeling a wee bit nostalgic this morning, since children are back to school I want to make something that my mom would make up on crisp fall days (doesn’t apply yet… still warm in my neck of the woods) before she sent us off to school Oatmeal, Tea and Toast (Just recently my mother and I had a conversation about why would you serve toast with oatmeal… and she said, that’s what we ate growing up, and that’s what I fed my kids…)

So this morning I did my own version of my mother’s breakfast… Blueberry Oatmeal along with Blueberry Pomegranate White Tea with a tiny bit of Agave nectar to sweeten it up. I love meal, it really is one of those meals that you can eat and feel full for a really long time.




Nothing too fancy just a tuna sandwich with a some pineapple and a yummy Diet Cherry Pepsi…. easy peasy




It’s Wednesday, so you know that I’m having CHICKEN!!! The other day my mom made bacon!!! wrapped chicken lollipops. But this week I’m trying something new… brown rice and having Brussels sprouts for the third time on my life, I also had some corn on the cob, so I added that to the part…it was  a pretty interesting dinner.






My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and today I was able to “earn” additional 447 calories from working out. . ! .  Although I was “allowed” 1647 calories I did excellent job today as I went over s little bit over what I feel comfortable with 1209 calories, but damn it I has some cookies… so I’ll deal!




The rule of thumb is that you are supposed to drink at least 8 and today I was able to get exactly  8cups of water



And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; be sure to follow me MyFitnessPal

Until Next Time…

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Hand Me Downs


Writing Prompt: Clothes and toys, recipes and jokes, advice and prejudice: we all have to handle all sorts of hand-me-downs every day. Tell us about some of the meaningful hand-me-downs in your life.

I love hand-me downs, although at this stage in my life I call them “previously owned”… My mother’s closet is a treasure trove and any chance I get I love to explore it…. that’s one the good things about weight loss I supposed… I didn’t have to spend a lot of money on clothing, if there was something particular I need to wear for tan occasion I just head over to her house. There is quite an age difference between me and my younger brothers; between my younger brother there is a 7 year difference and the difference between my youngest brother is 12 years. So I’ve always had to play the roll of second mother, so along the way I hope that I’ve passed on some toughness or assertiveness to them. So there were only a few toys that made it between my brothers and I . And sharing clothes simply was something that never happened. Except that one time.

My younger brother was maybe two, and my mother always used to buy me tights these thick tights to wear with my uniform (they short of reminded me of a cable knit sweater (I don’t think they even make tights like that anymore) and somehow in the wash they shrunk and I could no longer wear them, it being winter time and the fact that they didn’t make thermal underwear for two year olds my mother improvised… under his pants he wore my tights for a little extra warmth.  Back then I was scandalized … but as an adult I think it was genius…

The most important thing that has been passed down from my great-grand mother, to my grandmother, and my mother and me is a strong sense of self and perseverance…and although I don’t have any children to pass these along to, my future nieces and nephews will once day say, “remember what auntie Tyra said…..”

Until Next Time….

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