Apple Pie Oats were today's mixture and I used 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup Almond Milk, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, 1 apple, 1 tbsp Cinnamon PB, and 1/8 of an Apple Cinnamon Crunch ProBar. Chewy, crunchy, creamy, and smooth, this mixture was a delight on the taste buds. This was my first time trying aProBarand I have to say it was really delicious. I only used 1/8 th of the bar because they are actually meal replacements. They would be perfect for on-the-go breakfasts or, like me, a scrumptious oatmeal topper. Since my oats were lower in calories today I also had my last 2 mini oat bran scones.
Mid-Morning snack was half a Chocolate Chip Cookie...I mean Clif Bar. I've had trouble in the past with Clif bars, as I often find them too sweet to eat as a snack. I've only found a couple I really like butthis poston Miss Chickpea's blog has inspired me to try more. I really loved this flavor and it's really like eating a chocolate chip cookie, but much healthier! I also think eating half is the way to go, it makes it so much more enjoyable.
I haven't been feeling well today. Stomach pains have been attacking me since this morning after breakfast...which I sometimes still get occasionally and now I have chest pains. Despite the stomach pains, I still managed to get down a small lunch. I find that when I get these pains, it has nothing to do with my hunger because I can still eat food with ease...it's very strange. Anyway, today's lunch was a Hummus + Spinach Sandwich with sliced apple (the rest I ate on the side) and 1 glass of Almond Milk. Then I had another tbsp Cinnamon PB! I find it easier to space the tbsp out in my day instead of all at one time which still freaks me out.
After that came trouble. I wanted to go to the gym but my mom had other plans, needed me to babysit, had to run an errand so I didn't end up going. This caused a fight with my mom because I want to go everyday this week. I haven't gone since last Wednesday and I feel like I'm fine going everyday. It's nothing too strenuous...only 45 min walking on the treadmill and weights. But she is totally against it. I hate arguing with her but really I love going. I never really think about it as purely burning calories. I love the way I feel afterwards, I love my confidence, I love my buns of steel ;), I love how happy I am knowing I'm doing something good for my body. I rarely ever feel like I'm pushing too hard or forcing myself to go. My mom is also freaking out because I do yoga in the morning too. It's only 20 minutes though and it's mostly for stretching purposes. I've already told my dietitian how much I exercise and she didn't oppose to it at all. I do have an appointment with her Thursday so I will talk to her then about it.
My afternoon snack was inspired my the lovely Erin. 1 cup Pumpkin mixed with 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder makes for a delicious, easy snack. The flavors were fabulous and the texture was creamy and smooth. Although the texture did get a little monotonous after a while...I think I will just add cereal next time. I might also just have this as a breakfast food as I found it super filling for a snack.
Dinner was the same as yesterday (minus the apple and scones) and dessert as the last slice of my Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf!!! Oh no! I must make some more soon, that stuff is pure heaven.
To celebrate Nation Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I've painted my nails purple and will be wearing some form of purple all week long. I'm ready to beat this, I'm done being sick, I want to find out who I really am and be the real Shelby. My next post will feature an award and maybe some pictures of me pre -ed...
Oh and P.S.- What's with the Gossip Girl re-runs?!! I'm so mad!