Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday #22 - So Many Changes!

Before I begin this WIAW post... How is it already Wednesday again?! I feel like I literally JUST posted my last WIAW!
*I'm pretty sure I say that more often than not...*

Okay, anyways!! This past week, I've changed up my meals a TON! I'm not only very proud of, and happy about that, but I've also treated myself a couple of times with no regrets. Yep, that's right. I think I'm turning into a different person! 
Love this months theme! Thanks, Jenn!
9/26/12 - Dinner: I LOVE breakfast. And I love it even more when eaten twice a day!
Breakfast for dinner -- super healthy & low calorie cinnamon pumpkin spice pancakes topped with Biscoff spread, bananas, granola, a drizzle of light maple syrup & cinnamon + pumpkin pie spice, alongside an egg white scramble and warm cinnamon green tea.
These came out incredible. My pumpkin pancakes have never came out so good!
9/27/12 - Breakfast: oatmeal is best out of a jar.
This is what I like to call my "little bit of everything" oatmeal!
Cinnamon roll protein egg white oatmeal with granola + a few pieces of Cinnamon Toast Crunch + frozen blueberries + banana slices + a crumbled up leftover delicious banana pumpkin oatmeal muffin (so sad they're gone!) + White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter!
9/28/12 - Breakfast: mocha cocoa egg white (with some yolk... Oopsies!) oatmeal with a sprinkle of oatmeal raisin granola + a few Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares + banana slices & frozen blueberries + a bit of plain Greek yogurt + cinnamon + some of a crumbled banana pumpkin oatmeal muffin + White Chocolate Wonderful.
9/28/12 - Lunch (part of it, haha): things I will ALWAYS eat (in moderation!) and NEVER give up: spinach & feta cheese-y bread from Dominos. Not sorry.
9/28/12 - Snack: this re-started my love for mug cakes. This was definitely one of the most delicious, SUPER clean & healthy, low calorie dessert/snacks ever!
A mini pumpkin & banana oat microwave cake with homemade strawberry almond milk "ice cream"… (Yeah, it really was as freaking fabulous as it looks and sounds.) Also had some apple slices & a nice warm mug of cinnamon green tea.
9/29/12 - Breakfast: I had work for the first time in weeks from 12pm-3:10pm (originally, it was until 4:00 pm, but we didn't have enough business for me to stay any longer), and then I went grocery shopping with my mom, so I needed a nice hearty breakfast!
Baked cinnamon pumpkin spice egg white oatmeal with lots of toppings/mix-ins! A sprinkle of oatmeal raisin & pumpkin flax granolas + Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares + a few banana & apple slices/cubes + some plain Greek yogurt + cinnamon + a drizzle of maple syrup + banana nut granola peanut butter & Biscoff spread. Delicious.
9/29/12 - Dinner: my semi-healthy dinner that made me incredibly happy. Hehe.
All I had eaten since my breakfast at 9:40 am (it was around 5:45 pm now), was 1.5 mini apples & a few grapes. I got off work early (like I previously mentioned; around 50 minutes early), but I immediately head out food shopping with my mom after! She thankfully brought me an apple, but that obviously didn't fill me! Haha. Anyways! My dinner was EXACTLY what I wanted (eff you, disordered & restrictive thoughts and habits!) -- a 9-grain honey oat sub with bacon & tons of vegetables & salsa, and a sweet onion teriyaki chicken & vegetable salad. Freakin' perfect!
9/30/12 - Breakfast: the best post-workout breakie; OVERFLOWING. oats. in. a. jar.
Pumpkin cinnamon roll protein egg white oatmeal with granola (plain & pumpkin flax) + a few Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares (no, I will never give them up!) + banana slices + some plain Greek yogurt + cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice + a bit of Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter + shredded coconut… All inside a nearly-empty delicious Biscoff spread jar.
... Perfect.
9/30/12 - Snack: one for the best cookies I've ever eaten. Really.
Super soft, mouth-watering pumpkin cheesecake cookie by Pepperidge Farm. So good. So, SO good.
(I planned on having it as a nighttime snack, but I couldn't help myself and I had it in between lunch and dinner!)
10/1/12 - Breakfast: YAY! HAPPY OCTOBER!
Carrot cake egg white oatmeal with granola (plain & oatmeal raisin) + Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares + banana slices + plain Greek yogurt + cinnamon + raisins + shredded coconut + maple "frosting" + a drizzle of maple syrup + a dollop (or two...) of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter!
10/1/12 - Snack: mini blueberry microwave muffin topped with a delicious maple "frosting", granola, banana slices, and some melted Biscoff spread.
 I had this with some more homemade almond milk "ice cream", and my usual apple (and pear) slices!
{Recipe coming soon!}
10/2/12 - Breakfast: German chocolate cake inspired protein egg white oatmeal! Topped with maple & peanut butter "frosting" + granola (instead of nuts because I have none) + banana slices + some Cinnamon Toast Crunch (of course!) + Biscoff spread + cinnamon!
This was SO freaking good. I know I overuse that saying, but it WAS! I promise!
10/2/12 - Snack: guess who treated herself to an extra delicious scrumptious cupcake instead of refusing it when she really wanted it? This girl! Yay! Today (October 2nd) was one of the Autistic kids that I work with in school's birthday, and someone made him cupcakes... So, I enjoyed one with the rest of the lovely kids! I loved it, and I’m proud of myself, and I don't even care how lame that sounds. At first, I'll admit that I refused it. Then, I went back and got one because 1. I RARELY “treat myself” (which I'm trying to change, as you can tell!) and 2. I really did want one. So, yes, this was fabulous, and no restricting went on the rest of the day, which makes me even more proud!
10/2/12 - Snack: I cannot believe this was real. And that I created it, all on my own, on the spot.
On-the-spot successful recipes make for the best recipes... Am I right?!
Anyways! This beautiful creation was a microwave completely clean protein brownie, on top of some plain Greek yogurt and cinnamon, all topped with homemade pumpkin spice almond milk "ice cream", Biscoff spread & White Chocolate Wonderful, granola & some crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch (I. Can't. Get. Enough.), banana slices, shredded coconut, cinnamon, some more melted Biscoff spread, and a mini dollop of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter.
I had it with a sliced apple and pear. You can say I ended my Tuesday fabulously.
{Recipe coming soon!}
10/3/12 - Breakfast: I was so happy to have a FULL SERVING(!) of OIAJ for my breakfast today! Yay!
Pumpkin spice egg white oatmeal with granola (plain & pumpkin flax) + some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, of course + banana slices + a bit of plain Greek yogurt + cinnamon + shredded coconut, all inside a nearly-empty Dark Chocolate Dreams jar! Perfection in a jar.

My workouts are located here-izzle, as always!

Oh, what else "fun" happened within the past week, you ask? Well, I finally got to work again! Even though it was only for a little over 3 hours, it's better than nothing, right?
Oh, and I got a new tattoo!
I've been REALLY wanting to get this done, and I'm so incredibly happy that I did. It's just a small reminder to stay strong and keep pushing everyday. I love it.

P.S. I'M SO HAPPY IT'S OCTOBER! This means the beautiful weather and the HOLIDAYS are on their way!! YAY!!