Holy fiftieth What I Ate Wendesday, you guys!
Has it really been that many weeks since I hopped on the WIAW train? That’s almost a year’s worth of them.
As long as y’all still enjoy the weekly recap of my daily eats (which the majority of you seem to!), I’ll keep on posting them.
I spent the morning working on an assignment and left for an appointment at the eye doctor’s directly after. It turns out that I need glasses for nighttime, especially for driving. But more about that fun later!
Currently, I am coming to you from Panera. I have had serious cravings for their soup lately and decided to hang around and get some work done while I’m here. I like to escape my home office/basement and join a regular hustle and bustle environment every now and then, and this is one of the places I can also grab a healthy meal.
Now onto yesterday’s eats!
What I Ate
You might have already seen breakfast, as I shared it yesterday.
Rolled oats, raisins, and fresh sliced strawberries drizzled in honey with a cup of Dunkin’ French Vanilla coffee flavored with Stevia and almond milk.
It was just as yummy as it was comforting!
That seemed to last both Scott and I until I stumbled upon these bad boys on the kitchen counter. Looks like some bunny brought home some bunny corn… and it wasn’t me.
I worked my way through the morning and before I knew it, it was time for me to get out the door for a dancer appearance in Detroit.
Since our microwave is currently en route (the old one broke last week), I heated up the rest of my Monday night dinner leftovers in the oven for lunch. The shrimp, bacon and pesto pasta bowl was just as good the second time around!
I met Scott at our arena and also grabbed an Orange Melon Starbucks refresher on our way.
I just love those.
We arrived at Greater Media Detroit right before 2 p.m. and helped announce a new radio broadcast partnership between 105.1 and The Palace Sports and Entertainment!
They had a small snack area set up for anyone working the event that included deli meat, cheese and crackers, fruits, and vegetables. I mostly nibbled on the cheese and veggies.
Oh, and then there were these cupcakes just staring at all of us when the press conference was over.
I finally broke down and split one with Nichole.
I want to say it was worth, it but it really wasn’t. Not even the slighted bit. In fact, even though I scraped off the majority of the icing, I felt sick to my stomach the entire ride home.
I could have easily drifted off into a nap, but instead I used my discomfort as motivation to get to the gym. I grabbed an apple to have something a little more substantial in my belly and showed up a half hour early to Fitness Pilates class to allow enough time to get in some cardio.
Even after just 25 minutes on the elliptical, I felt so much better.
I walked into class eager to tone up my sweets-filled belly and knew it would be a challenging one when our instructor told us to grab bosu balls.
Per usual, I left with my core screaming at me and worked up quite the appetite. I rounded out the night with a trip to the steam room and grabbed a shower before treating myself to a Mediterranean Salad in the cafe.
Spinach, romaine, chicken, turkey, tomatoes, cucumbers, and kalamata olives with a light drizzle of ranch dressing.
After reading the label, I realized this salad was Detox approved and only provided 190 calories. I purchased a side of hard boiled eggs to make it more of a dinner and ate two of them.
Looking back on my past week of eating, I definitely haven’t been on my best behavior. With the NBA season coming to a close, I kind of let loose a little and didn’t care about anything I put into my body.
I’m all for “cheat” meals and even days, but wouldn’t recommend blowing an all over well-rounded diet just “because you can”. Every time I go through this get everything into my belly phase, I always come out of it feeling like complete crap both mentally and physically. As of last night, I am happy to say I am back on the healthy every veggies, fruits, healthy carbs, proteins, and whole grains diet. A combination of everything I just mentioned really is what fuels my brain and makes me feel most like me!
Realizing I am completely over desserts (for now), I grabbed a large glass of dark chocolate almond milk before bed and called it a night.
I truly am looking forward to getting back to my normal healthy eating habits and ditching the candy and sweets for a while. I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how that’s going.
Questions of the Day
• Have you ever gotten to the point of having too many sweets?
• What are some things you have replaced “dessert” with?
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Oh yes! Sometimes too much chocolate can completely change the way I eat for the whole next day!
Chrissy @Pink Polish and Running Shoes
Whenever I eat too many sweets I feel kind of moody and blah. Sometimes instead of dessert I have hot chocolate or I make a really thick smoothie with frozen fruit and eat it with a spoon. Tastes just like sherbet to me 🙂
Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
I always feel that way after Christmas/New Year’s. Even when you are being “good” there are so many temptations and holiday gatherings. It makes me look forward to going back to eating healthy. I really like the nut and spice Kind bars as a dessert- like treat because they are low in sugar and filling for a snack.
I LOVE sweets, but I definitely have my moments where I can’t think of eating another dessert (although these moments rarely last very long!).
Ha, yes… you’re absolutely right. I’m sure my sweet tooth will come back sooner than later.
Definitively there are days in which I can clearly said: no.more.sweets.please! My tummy hurts. So to avoid the physical and mental discomfort I look up for healthy versions of treats. Today for example I blended half a frozen banana, with almond milk and cocoa powder: sweet tooth satisfied 😛
That sounds like a great combo, thanks for sharing 🙂
OMG yes! I was working at the cupcake station, and I generally wouldn’t ever eat regular sized cupcakes, but one day I came into work and I was super hungry already, so as the hours passed by the cupcakes looked more and more delicious. I ended up eating two of the full size cupcakes and hated myself immediately….stomach pains for what seemed like forever. LOL never again!