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.

I have on e again come to the point where food is starting to more me, which means that it’s time for me to find some new recipes.

WIAWBreakfast

Woke up to rain…. so I guess that means that I’m gonna have some more oatmeal… and iced coffee… I know it’s an odd pair, but that’s what I wanted.

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By the time my snack time rolled around I was still drinking ,my iced coffee that I made for breakfast…. I don’t think there has ever been a  worst snack combination corn chips and iced coffee…

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Nothing too fancy just a tuna sandwich with some cucumbers that I marinated in rice vinegar (then because the were in the fridge I added a few cherry tomatoes…which added a bit more color to my plate).. totally low key and not fancy at all.

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WIAWDinner

Still feeling a bit nostalgic so I made turkey sloppy Joes on wheat bun and although this might sound a little weird but I wanted a bit of cheese so I added a spreadable cheese wedge (which was enough to have some on the top and bottom bun.., I figured that this was a bit healthier than the beef/white bread counterpart.

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WIAWSnack

So this might sound really odd to many of you, but I don’t eat a lot of ice cream… being lactose intolerant make it painful, and more often than not it’s really bit that worth it. What I like to do it buy cool whip or some other light whipped topping and freeze it so it’s really hard then scoop it out like ice cream. And if it give me the cold creamy sensation of having ice cream, without the pain and calories.

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WIAWCalories

My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and today I was able to “earn” additional 313 calories from working out. . ! .  Although I was “allowed” 1513 calories I did excellent job today considering I’ve has two snacks I was still able to come in less than 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 exactly  8cups of water

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

Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday: Brown Rice and Brussels Sprouts

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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.

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.,

 

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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.

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WIAWLunch

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

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WIAWDinner

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.

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COOKIES!!!

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WIAWCalories

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!

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WIAWWater

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

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

Until Next Time…

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What I Ate Wednesday

WIAW_thumb[2]

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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WIAWLunch

I don’t know what the heck is going on, I generally only eat tuna during my girly time, but I seriously have been craving it lately so I’ve been eating it.. I know that people probably think it’s weird that I add pasta to my tuna, but that’s just the way that I’ve always done it. And I could probably eat a lower calorie cracker… but come on … it’s the club cracker (in my opinion) the king of all crackers. (I know the photo is awkward, but I couldn’t get the bottle in the photo with the food)

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WIAWSnack

So this was probably not the best idea in the world, but I was so into Big Brother and was eating an ice cream, then I realized the time and said “screw it” and had another. That’s the awesome thing about being an adult… you can have ice cream for dinner and totally justify it!

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WIAWCalories

My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and I don’t know what got into me, but I was able to “earn” 531 calories from working out. . And it’s not surprising that I went over my allotted sugar intake my 92 grams…EEK!! I think I might be still battling my sweet tooth situation.  Although I was “allowed” 1721 calories I got really close with 1449 calories and barley got below what I consider my overage of  1500 calories, I probably should have just had the one ice cream…

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WIAWWater

  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…. This is the second week in a row that I had a soda, and generally it’s not the norm for me, but I saw this at the grocery store and couldn’t resist…but I also think that was the reason why I wasn’t about the reach my water goalwater

 

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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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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