Whattttt WIAW number 15?? That means this here lil’ bloggy has been alive for 15 weeks. That’s nuts to me. Sometimes it feels like longer (haven’t I always blogged?) and other times I feel like I just started (definitely still a newb). It does seem that I have fallen into a nice little rhythm with my posts though; Monday is weekend recap day, Tues is a recipe, Wed is WIAW (duh), Thurs is a recipe, and Friday is Fashion Friday. Hmm. I hope I’m not falling into a bit of a rut here. Feel free to let me know if you want me to change it up a bit (more recipes? less Fashion Fridays? more commentary on what’s going on in my, not-so-exicting, life?) Let me know what you like!
Anyway, as I mentioned it is Wednesday, which I know means that you are all dying to know what I ate yesterday! Ha. Well maybe not. But I do love WIAW because I get to link up with so many awesome bloggers from around the world via Jenn’s ingenious idea. So, without further ado, here are my eats from yesterday!
1. For breakfast, I had 1 egg+1 egg white topped with my mom’s peach salsa on top of half an English muffin (Fabio had the other half). OMG this breakfast was phenomenal. First, Fabio, being the awesome guy that he is, cooked my eggs like a champ. The yolk was pretty runny but not grossly so (sometimes if it’s too runny I worry that it’s undercooked) and the English muffin was perfect for sopping up the yolk. Awesome. Then, my mom’s spicy homemade peach salsa was to-die-for like usual. It is the perfect combination of sweet & spicy and always reminds me of sitting out by the pool in late summer. So fun.
2. For lunch I had the usual. Sandwich thin. Turkey. Cheese. Mustard. Almonds. Pretzel twists. Yogurt-covered pretzels. Boring city, I know. I always eat this for lunch. I knoooow I need to switch it up. I knooooow I need more veggies and fruits in my lunch. But this is so darn easy and tasty and I’m not sick of it yet. So until I am, I will probably keep chugging away, having it for lunch every day at work. Call me boring. Whatever.
3. I actually managed to pack myself a snack yesterday. Woohoo! This sounds silly, but packing a snack and finding a time to eat it during the day is really hard for me. I just don’t have enough time to take a snack break while I’m at work, and I hate eating while I’m working because then I don’t enjoy it (I’ll be reading emails or working on a project and suddenly my food is gone. Clearly I’m a mindless eater if I multitask). However, after meeting with a personal trainer last week to discuss my goals, he really encouraged me to snack during the day to keep my blood sugar (and metabolism, I helpfully pointed out lol) high and to keep me from craving sugary snacks in the afternoon. I have been trying to remember this as much as possible, and yesterday I enjoyed a sliced apple with some almond butter. Score!
4. (Sorry this is out of order in the pic above, I wanted to keep it aesthetically pleasing haha) For dinner I had a delicious chicken avocado quesadilla (so good!) and a side a roasted broccoli (unpictured- sorry). I will definitely have to share this recipe with you guys tomorrow because it was delicious. I planned to only eat 2 wedges and save the other half for lunch today, but that didn’t happen. It was that good. Seriously.
5. For dessert, I had some of Trader Joe’s nonfat plain yogurt (it’s tart!) with half of a fresh diced mango. Omg the mango was SO good. There is nothing better than fresh mangoes, I swear. Nom nom.
So anyway, that’s what I ate yesterday. Not the best day ever, but I think it works.
Also, for the record, I have been reading a lot about clean eating recently and I think I might want to try it out. I learned a lot when I tried Weight Watchers and realized I was relying too much on highly-processed foods that were packed with extra sugar, too much sodium, and weird ingredients (not that WW encourages that of course, but it does make it kind of easy to rely on the ready-made foods that are already calculated for their points value).
The more I read about clean eating (avoiding processed foods, chemical additives, and anything artificial) the more I think it makes sense. Our bodies have not learned to process these additives, so it makes sense that we should revert back to things our ancestors ate. Sort of like the idea behind the paleo diet, which I think is a little extreme and not sustainable, but logical.
Anyway, what do you guys think? I realize that the first step on this journey, should I choose to accept it (haha this is starting to sound like Harry Potter or something) will be to get rid of pretty much half of the things that I just mentioned above (buh-bye English muffins, sandwich thins, and reduced-fat American cheese). However, it could be a fun experiment!
Also, if I do it, I want it to be full-out. No being a baby and giving in to the ice cream in the freezer at work. If I commit myself to a challenge like this, I want to do it 100%.
What do you guys think?