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WIAW- The Non Negotiable Edition

Posted Nov 30 2011 4:30am

Good Morning!

All of your comments, suggestions and input on yesterday’s post is quite helpful for me, and I thank you for them. It is also nice to hear that other people have been through something similar and have come out on the “other side” unscathed and stronger from it. That is my plan of action and when I get back to running, well I know it will feel simply fantastic!

Also, the pictures and reader situation is finally fixed! Note to self, and anyone else that has considered doing this, do NOT copy and paste images from the Internet and post them on your blog… your post will get messed and all subsequent posts and pictures will as well. Lesson learned, stop trying to take shortcuts by copying and pasting :)

Thank goodness all of that drama is out of the way, because it’s time for What I Ate Wednesday, brought to you by Jenn blogging over at Peas and Crayons. Thank you for yet another successful week lady!

Yesterday I met with my nutritionist again (see my discussion of my first visit here if you would like) and well… it was quite a successful, yet emotional session. Basically she gave me the kick in the butt that I need, the reminder that yes Tessa, you DO have to eat that number of calories… it is NON NEGOTIABLE. We talked about so many different topics and matters at the meeting, and goodness, she was just quite helpful.

However, I do want to do a more sufficient and full recap of my most recent session with my therapist, which I am planning on doing either tomorrow or Friday. I have been rather wordy for the last few posts, and honestly, I am a bit sick of hearing myself talk haha.

So today let’s focus a bit more on food mmkay?

No calorie count today, but I will tell you now before opening up about it more later, that this day of eats I am going to show you is only the second time I have gotten in the number of calories I need. Yeah. But again, that discussion is for another time!! (Oh and this is what I ate yesterday)

Pre-workout snack (7:15): Honey Crisp apple (still around these parts)!! Sorry about the recycled photo

Breakfast (9:30): Typical (delicious) cereal bowl… but simply with MORE!

In the mix: 1 container 2% plain Chobani, 2 tablespoons milled flax seed, vanilla soy milk, raspberries, kashi cereal, and some crushed walnuts stirred in. This is a typical breakfast, but there are more tasty eats loaded in there, hence more healthy calories.

Lunch (1:30): A Monster Salad… with ketchup of course!

In the mass- spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, sliced turkey, two WHOLE eggs (with yolk!), a scoop of cottage cheese, and topped with peanuts <– new addition there… what an interesting shift from walnuts and almonds! The flavor was a rather welcome change :)

I also enjoyed a serving of the greatest popcorn ever.

Snack (4:00): Trail Mix bought from the Whole Foods bulk section

This x5 haha. In the mix- cranberries, raisins, dried pineapple, dried goji berries, walnuts, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Trail mix is a welcome new friend of mine… I not only love it, but the it is a helpful way to get in calories without getting too full.

Dinner (6:30)- One of the tastiest sandwiches ever.

After my meeting with the nutritionist, part of what we discussed had me hankering for a sandwich. This was incredible, roasted turkey, tomatoes, spinach, tomatoes, APPLES, provolone cheese (hey there fear food), all squashed between two toasted pieces of rye bread.

I also had a fresh cup of fruit from the DC with the meal :)

Dessert: Not even 1.5 hours later I was hungry again… so I broke into these:

EGGNOG Almonds! Gosh how I love Trader Joe’s… seeing this new product makes me fall in love with the store even more :D And yeah, these were good.

I finished the night off with two of these gems,

Now that I am trying to listen to my body more and truly understand what I am in the mood for… I have been noticing that CHOCOLATE had been on my mind. So yes, chocolate + peppermint= win. Plus the holiday packaging makes it taste even better, trust me on that one.

I was an insatiable beast yesterday, so hopefully that is just my body responding to the extra calories I am both needing and providing it with. I am really pleased with this day of eats, as I feel it balanced and chalk-full of necessary nutrients that I need for my body. I savored and enjoyed every single bit of food here, as I was paying close attention to what my body was craving. Like I wrote earlier, the nutritionist gave me another necessary kick in the bum to keep on going with this. It’s been hard, but I am going to keep pressing on.

I would love to hear from you,

1) If you workout in the morning, do you have a snack before you go? I am getting better about this, but I used to have NOTHING before, go and run 10 miles, and then not eat until hours later. How healthy I know… ugh.

2) If so, what types of food or snacks do you like to have?

3) Do you like eggs? Do you eat just the whites, or the yolk too? I have been an egg white person for several years now because they are low in calorie and high in protein. Yolks= fear food of mine, but I challenged myself to have them at lunch yesterday. The yolks are fantastic for you (and I genuinely like the taste!), my body is thanking me :)

4) What would a perfect trail mix be to you? Mine would include roasted walnuts, peanuts, cocoa almonds, dried blueberries/pineapple/apples, salted pumpkin seeds, and semi-sweet chips!

5) Have you seen any new holiday products or treats in the store? How could I not get those eggnog almonds?!

6) And of course, what is the best thing you ate in the past week?

I am dreading a dentist appointment I have later today, and a crap-ton of homework to do…. but I will certainly be creepin on all of your posts when I can :)

Have a nice Wednesday!

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