What I Ate Wednesday

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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. I think this Wednesday my Weight Watchers leader would be proud… every meal was planned ahead.

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So the other day I was at my mom’s house and I noticed that she had all these greens that where about to go bad in her fridge, so I took about 5 or 6 leaves of spinach , figured I would use them in my salad or something, then I realized I could chop them up and make them into an omelet along with a weight watchers cheese stick. Paired with toast and some peach preserves… BAM! Breakfast!! Breakfast was 5 points.

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One pear coming right up! My snack was 0 points

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I just felt like having oatmeal for lunch, it’s super cold outside.. so instead of the normal 1 packet I had I was a piggy and had two, it was very filling. My lunch was 8 points

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When I woke up this morning I knew what I wanted for dinner and honestly I thought about skipping this week because let’s be honest onion rings and White Castles are not the healthiest, but it’s all about honesty here.  My dinner was 17 points!

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So for my final snack I had tea and popcorn, a weird combination I know, but I was finishing the last episodes of Dream High… and didn’t realize until after I demolished it that I didn’t take a picture of the popcorn…. but at least you have the tea. My snack was 2 points

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My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and according to MyFitnessPal I earned more 797 more calories because I worked out (ugh) But that only translated to 1 additional point for Weight Watchers…. something doesn’t smell right here…

Also for the keen observers,  you will notice that the salad is not on here… yeah I added that to my meal at the last minute… you know how it is when you realize you have a plate full of not so healthy indulgences you need to put something on it to try to even it out …

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Since dealing with this cold I’ve noticed that I’m drinking more fluids…

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And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; be sure to follow me MyFitnessPal or of you are doing Weight Watchers friend me there as well I’m TRJENKINS77

Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday : Starting Over

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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…

For the past few months by weight loss has been an upward battle and the pounds have slowly been creeping on… and I’m sick of it! So I’m making a change (I’m hoping this will shock the system and work ) I have joined weight- watchers… so I’m gonna see if taking a different approach to food will make a difference.

 

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  I’ve been eating blueberry oatmeal all week… so it’s the same ole same ole, except I spiced it up a bit and added some yogurt.

DSC02903WIAW SnackI had to run a quick errand today and I ended up buying my dinner and noticed that there was a Jamba Juice across the way… I can’t resist Jamba Juice.

So I had something called Island Strawberry Refresher , I thought that it would be a good choice since it was made with Coconut Water and I’ve been meaning to try it, but I’m afraid that it’s gonna taste awful.  So according to the website,  Coconut water, lemonade, strawberries, and sherbet—drinks don’t get any more refreshing than that. Unless, of course, you drink them next to a tropical waterfall, while a soft mist envelops you in its comforting, cool embrace. But that will probably only happen some of the time . I’M SOLD!

 

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WIAW Lunch

  I have been craving eggs, like seriously craving them, and I think that I night have mentioned this before but I’m not a huge fan of eggs but I seem to really grave them during a certain time of the month. So I went a little untraditional for today’s lunch and made myself a simple cheese omelet with 1/2 of a toasted sandwich Thin…

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  Since I’m trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet …. I had a peach
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So based on MyFitnessPal and WW I did okay…

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Another thing that I am actively working on is drinking more water…so in addition to havingwater the Jamba Juice I also drank 14 glasses of water (I’ll be paying for that later I’m sure)

 

And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; oh and before I forget if you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal . What did you eat today? Have you used the Weight Watchers program and been successful tell me in the comments..

Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday : Nothing Special

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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…

WIAW BreakfastSo I read this article about the benefits for eating oatmeal in the morning, I gotta say it makes me full without making me feel bloated and that’s an added plus, especially on the days when I’m going to the gym. Benefits include:

  1. Low calorie food; stops cravings.
  2. Provides high levels of fiber, low levels of fat, and high levels of protein
  3. Stabilizes blood sugar
  4. Enhances immune response to disease.

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WIAW Lunchlunch was nothing special, just a brat (which was tad bit salty)  with some mustard, with some chips… like I said … nothing fancy.

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Ever have one of those days when you’re hungry and don’t want to cook? Yep, me too ! Thank goodness for grills and microwaves…

I also tried something different spinach soufflé, it wasn’t’ bad but it I couldn’t get with the texture of it… but at least my dinner was colorful…. plus it was nice to have some sweet potatoes…yumm!

DSC02732I will say this past week I have been going to bed super early, so my meals times are seriously altered, must have something to do with me getting back into the gym and working out, so far I’ve run two 5k’s this week, with plans to do another one this Friday…

But any who….  here is my caloric intake for today….

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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 . What did you eat today? Do you have any recipes that you’d like to pass along, leave them in the comments..

Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday : Trying New Snacks

 

 

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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…

There is a reason why there hasn’t been a WIAW … well there are a few. The first one is that I haven’t really been up to doing a blog entry on that day, and the second is I wasn’t feeling that great for the past few weeks, even though I finally passed the kidney stone,  and started to feel better, I ended up passing another stone at home and have just not been totally “here” plus serious… I had some yogurt, some crackers and some ginger ale… throw some soup in there and that has been my food consumption…. it’s boring and who wants to read that?

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. Instead of cooking something this week, I’m eating leftovers…. I know they aren’t glamorous but we all eat them… plus we grilled the other when the weather was still really nice outside…so this week I will be highlighting snacks that came out of my Love With Food Box

 

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DSC02655The temperature has dropped 40 degrees? Are you freakin’ kidding me… I need something warm in my system. So this morning I grabbed my oatmeal… and I particular like my brand of oatmeal, it’s a  fat (me), lazy (me), diva’s (me) dream. Just add the water in the pouch to the line and microwave it for 2 minutes  … and bam… nice, hot, tasty oatmeal, with a nice glass of orange juice. 

 

 

 

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I got this from my Love With Food box, and I wanted to try these . It generally takes me a  few times to like something, but I liked these on the first try… when I first looked at them they reminded me of/ and have the same texture of  Munchos (which I used to love as a kid) I was really expecting a strange after taste, but the only thing that I tasted was the sea salt seasoning that was on the chips… these were a winner!
Nothing fancy today just a pouch of my sandwich ready tuna, I added a little bit of mayo and smacked it on a lightly toasted wheat bread… took less than 4 minutes… told you I was in a lazy mood today.

 

 

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DSC02669Since we grilled the other night I just needed to make “side”. This night is a little bit out of the ordinary since I had white rice, which I don’t normally have and I also had some green beans, which is something that is also currently limited in my diet, since I am only allowed to have dark green vegetables once a week due to taking a blood thinner.  So I really enjoyed it… plus it was super quick to make… even thought I don’t use it often my rice cooker is great…makes perfect rice every single time.

 

 

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Emmy’s Chai Spice Macaroons 
DSC02628So I got these out of my LWF box.. and my first thought is …”they look raw” they I take a close look at the bag and I notice that this product is Vegan, Gluten Free AND made with raw ingredients… well I guess that’s why it looks the way it does, I’m not gonna lie I’m a LOT freaked out about this. I have an issue with texture… and I feel like this isn’t gonna feel right… but this is for science! DSC02675
The first thing that I noticed is the strong Chai scent that I totally approve of, and I really like the coconut, which I’m starting to enjoy, but I could not get past the “raw cookie” dough texture and as expected I couldn’t get passed it… so I didn’t eat much of it… meaning I couldn’t even finish one.

 

 

 

So here is my tally calorie wise…..

 

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My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and I didn’t get a chance to work out but I was still able to come under my calorie goal today…. I gotta start adding some color in my diet, I’m looking at the pictures and I realize how bland my meals are starting to look.

This Wednesday I tried two  new snacks …. one was a winner and the other might need to go in the oven for a few minutes…

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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