A Whole Lot Of Whole Fruits!

Title Explained: A lot of the food I ate was complete. AKA I had the WHOLE melon, banana, eggplant… And it just so happens they were all technically fruit!

So I had such an amazing and busy day yesterday, and I think my food really does justice to describing just how much I loved yesterday! So I am doing my first ever WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) post. (But really I enjoyed this cuisine on Tuesday yet still reliving it today! I love all of the fabulous bloggers that have followed Jenn’s lead so I want to jump on the bandwagon!

Peas and Crayons

Currently on Tuesdays I do not volunteer so i have the luxury of waking up when I want. Normally I wake up by 7:30am, but yesterday my body must have wanted some extra zzz’s because I woke up @ 8:11am! So my first thought was OMG how am I going to fit my workout in before I need to eat! but then I realized it’s OK, listen to yourself Are you hungry now? If not get on that bike and if you get hungry get off early, shower, and get some grub. So that is exactly what I did! and the ride was GREAT and I had that wonderful feeling of a fit and hungry body afterwards that seriously wanted some fresh food!

Breakfast: A small Galia Melon filled with frozen blueberries, fresh raspberries, chocolate yogurt, and flaxseeds!

I just discovered this melon and it is delicious! Worth the 2.50 dad paid for me to get it!

Confession: I am really bad at feeling and listening to my body. I have always been a clock person and therefore tend to do everything by the minute- including eating. So when I get hungry earlier do I normally just eat? No. I wait until my planned time. And if I don’t get hungry at the time I have made do I normally eat? Yes, even when I am not feeling good and my stomach is uncomfortable. I think I do this because I think if say I am not hungry then people will think I am not eating and that my eating disorder is back. This is such a ridiculous idea! Yet I believe it pretty strongly. Yet, do I really believe other people are thinking this or really is it just me that thinks this? I think it’s me… I need to change my way of thinking because I am smarter than that idea right there

Anyway I had a hair appointment yesterday afternoon. I love going to get my hair done! It takes a little over 2 hours and for those two hours everything else always goes away. Maybe its the smell of the color? But when I got home I was indeed hungry and could feel it. But let’s not praise the listening to the hunger just yet because it was after my normal lunch time (or as mom calls it Meal #2) and if there is one thing I am OK with it is passing by the time AND feeling hungry before that time. i have no clue why I enjoy the feeling of hunger so much but I have a few ideas. I think though it centers around that when my stomach feels ready to eat and tells me, then I KNOW it’s actually OK and my body is telling me how much the food means to it. But do you know what made this 2nd meal even better? I got to skype with my twin! We skype about once a week in the summers and being an only child sometimes it is the only time I get face-to-face interaction with someone my own age! And well she is awesome and I adore our talks! Honestly yesterday we had so many topics to talk about we had to continue after the skype by BMMing all most all night.

Lunch: Two bananas with almond butter (like a sandwich!) and an assortment of veggies

O and some grapes 😉

After skype time I needed to get to work on a dinner I was planning. Now as I have said before my family doesn’t really eat together anymore because we are all just too busy, but sometimes I will make something that will fit into all of our evening meals at sometime or another. Tonight I made these great Meatless Meatballs from Lindsay’s blog. We all loved them! and I will be making them again really soon!

Dinner: A whole eggplant (yes the whole big mama) broiled and topped with tomatoes (yes the whole tomato too) and Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. And of course the Meatballs!

I didn’t have the pesto the recipe calls for but they came out great regardless!

So as for listening to my hunger yesterday? I think I did a great job. And I am keeping up with the new hunger log I am keeping. (dietitians and therapists galore have been trying to get me to start one since forever but I had to realize I needed it on my own) I will keep yall updated on the progress!

How do you know when you are hungry? Is it always hunger pains? For me a lot of the time I never get the grumbles but if it’s been awhile with out substantial food a headache sets in and I get very controversial with people…

Does anyone else keep (or have kept) a hunger log? I could really use some guidance!

What have you been up to that has been fun? Any good eats?

A Random Babble of Life

I have know clue what a babble is… If someone does then clue me in because I think I just made up the word!

Really I just wanted to post a bunch of random stuff about life today because I don’t want to tackle either of the more “serious thinking” posts I have forming in my head 🙂

So I thought I would post a couple of my favorite types of meals for your visual pleasures (well it might not be pleasurable as my camera skills are less than adequate).

A Breakfast for Hospital Working Champions!

Two Vita Tops (banana chocolate chip and chocolate chocolate chip) topped with a spread of peanut butter with a banana on the side. Fiber + Healthy Fat = one happy diet office volunteer that morning!

Wonders of an Acorn Squash!

I picked this little baby up at the neighborhood fruit stand one afternoon and had to have it that very night for dinner! I baked it in the oven (upside down – O! and I forgot to spray the pan) @ 375 F for about 30 minutes then topped it off with two scoops of almond butter and cinnamon. My tummy was squash happy!

Chocolate Greek Yogurt (for the Gods)

       

I have my twin to thank for introducing me to this creation. I had been using Hershey’s cocoa powder at school but I am out.  Here is the thing to know (are you ready?) Ghirardelli is the better tasting, but Hershey’s is the better mixing when it comes to yogurt… just something to keep in mind when choosing your product of choice.

Now here are my yogurt bylaws (made up and only I really follow them)

  1. Plain Greek yogurt (preferably Fage but this is Dannon Oikos) mixed with cinnamon, peanut flour, or chocolate
  2. Placed in the freezer for about 30 minutes (depends how good or bad your freezer works in my dorm it would take more like an hour)
  3. Eat when the top (like 1/2 inch) is nice and ice rink like
  4. ALWAYS (now this i never break) eat with a banana for dipping 🙂

Well there you have my babble. It feels good to think about nothing serious or mind boggling for the day 🙂 because today was about babysitting, celebrating my best friend’s brother’s graduation from high school, and PVP (pre-vacation pedicures) with mom.  Now I am off to make ice cream cupcakes for Father’s Day.

What are your plans for tomorrow’s special day?