Hello, and welcome to another edition of What I Ate Wednesday! I really missed writing these posts, so I’m going to try to get back in the habit of doing them weekly. We will see how it goes!
If you’re new around here, What I Ate Wednesday is a weekly linkup hosted by the lovely Jenn of Peas and Crayons where bloggers post about the foods they’ve been eating. I always like seeing what other people eat, and hopefully you do too!
Here’s a look at what I ate yesterday.
First up was a glass of green juice made with cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger, apple, and strawberries. The strawberries were leftover from the super bowl (we had them with chocolate fondue) and I threw them into the juicer stem and all. This juice was extra tasty, and I’m pretty sure it was from the extra sweetness of the berries. Yum!
About 45 minutes later, it was time for breakfast number two which featured a bowl of peanut butter apple baked oatmeal (psst…it’s this recipe).
I’m so glad I made a big batch of this baked oatmeal over the weekend because it’s been so easy to reheat in the morning. All I do is scoop it into a bowl, add a splash of skim milk, and heat it in the microwave for about one minute. Boom! Breakfast is done. (And delicious, I might add.)
When lunchtime rolled around, I made myself a salad with leftover chicken from the Asian chicken wings I made for the super bowl. The wings had been cooked in the slow cooker then broiled, so the meat was literally falling off the bone, making it really easy to add into the salad!
As far as dressing goes, I used some sriracha cream sauce leftover from this fantastic teriyaki salmon recipe that Fabio and I had for dinner on Monday (seriously, it was SO good). The combination of sweet Asian chicken plus sriracha cream sauce was divine! Also included in my salad was a bit of quinoa, Craisins, and a kale/brussels sprouts slaw mix, all topped on a bed of greens. Yum!
Around 3:30 my tummy started grumbling, so I ate a banana with some of the chocolate fondue leftover from the super bowl. This snack was so good, and even though I felt a bit guilty eating chocolate in the middle of the day, I decided it was worth it.
First of all, I only used about a tablespoon of chocolate, and second of all, YOLO! 🙂
When Fabio got home from work, he poured us each a glass of wine and brought out some brie and crackers that were also leftover from the super bowl. This is why we don’t usually keep such decadent food in our kitchen – we have basically no control, haha.
I tried to limit myself to just a few cheese and crackers, which actually worked since Fabio housed the rest. Haha!
Last night it was Fabio’s turn to make dinner, and for the first time in a while he did it 100% by himself (usually he winds up getting overwhelmed and asks me to come in to help with something). 😉
On the menu were steaks, spinach, and potatoes.
He did a great job, and we both gobbled up every bite!
I loved that I could do all of these videos without having to stand on my feet, but they definitely still gave me a good burn! The arm video was especially good, and I can see myself doing it again even when I’m not injured. I loved these!
One other last note – I haven’t been weighing myself too much because a) my clothes fit fine b) I don’t feel like I’ve gained any weight and c) I hate how the scale can make you feel bad about yourself. However, since I haven’t been doing any cardio for a month I wanted to see where I stand. Well I weighed myself yesterday and it looks like I’ve lost a bit of weight! Now I’m thinking this is probably a muscle loss (you should see how small my right calf muscle is) but there’s also a chance it’s from drinking the green juice? Either way I’ll take it. I was pretty worried about not being able to workout after my foot surgery and wasn’t sure what was going to happen with my weight, but it looks like my body has adapted. Thank goodness!
Question of the day: How do you feel about the scale?