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. Not everyday I eat completely healthy, but more often than not I make healthy choices.

 

My last WIAW for the summer; I swear it came and went so fast…

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Still craving bacon, but this morning I paired it with some biscuits that I had …. yum!! but super high in calories. I think this might be it for my bacon cravings, this time it didn’t hit me like it normally does, this bacon was super salty….. but holy poop balls those biscuits had a lot of calories

 

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Wasn’t really hungry. probably had to do with the fact that breakfast didn’t happen until around 11 I just had something simple and quick for lunch, fruit and one of the snacks from my Love With Food Box.  Nutty Rice Bars…. they weren’t bad, just  a blueberry flavored rice cake with a few nuts thrown in their. (I know on my food diary it says that I had it for lunch, but there was like a 5 minute difference from when I stopped eating the fruit to when I started eating the snacks.

 

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No chicken for me this week, but I did have a pork chop that I marinated   along with rice and peas… simple and easy eat while I’m watching Big Brother.

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My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and today I was able to “earn” additional 464 calories from working out. . ! .  Although I was “allowed” 2046 calories I did excellent job today as I didn’t even reach 1200 calories!!

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  The rule of thumb is that you are supposed to drink at least 8 and today I was able to get 10 cups of water (I think some of that had to do with that salty bacon).. YAY ME!!

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And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; oh and help be celebrate my 231 day streak of logging in my food, water, and exercise by following me on MyFitnessPal

Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday : Meal Replacements

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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…

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This morning I tried another shake that I got from my Influenster GoVoBox (Disclosure Policy) (yesterday I had the mixed berries and today I’m drinking the French Vanilla before I head off to the gym. Yesterday I used water with the shake (as instructed) but this morning I wanted to see what it tasted like with milk, so I added 8 ounces of almond milk (which in my opinion makes everything extra tasty and smooth) and Oh my goodness it tastes so much better

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Just 1/4 cup of almonds…. the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and I usually have them as an after workout snack. As evident by the empty bag (as well as the number of times these almonds have made an appearance on WIAW proves how much I like them.

Did you know that regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and they reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL). This balance is vital to a healthy cholesterol level, and a reduction of LDL (bad cholesterol) is always a good thing. AND almonds are a fantastic source of many vitamins and minerals, and phosphorous is definitely counted among them! Phosphorous can have a considerable impact on the strength and durability of bones and teeth, while also preventing the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis…. so eat your almonds people!!!

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I had a Slim fast shake from lunch, as you can tell I’m following the Slim fast schedule, a shake for breakfast and lunch along with 2 snacks and a “sensible” dinner. What the hell is a sensible dinner? especially when you are drinking fluids most of the day

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My mother is always asking telling me that my food is boring, this week she was right on the money, nothing I ate was terribly exciting, but I wanted to see how well these meal replacement shakes work, and from my perspective they work really well.

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

 

 

 WIAW

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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