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?
Have a great Wednesday!
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