WIAW: A “Normal” Foundation

Hey guys!

So Saturday was a pretty busy day. Besides getting in touch with my inner narcissist and drooling over myself on a massage table, I was also tending to stuff around the house…cleaning, playing in the kitchen, and catching up on some blog reading too (if you’re wondering where the man-friend plays into all this, he was out of town). Since I was at the house all day, I figured it’d be a good day to change things up and finally follow the rules for What I Ate Wednesday…especially since I’ve played hookie for the last two weeks…sorry Jen! 😳

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I used to have a lot of fun documenting all my eats every Wednesday, but I slowly got out of the habit of it once I started the night shift. It can be hard to remember to pre-make your dinner/snacks and photograph them before the sun goes down…and food captured  under fluorescent lighting? No thank you! So here ya have it, a FULL day of eats in live technicolor that don’t have an eerie greenish tint to them! 😉

Coffee

I started my day off with a cup of HALF CAFF coffee (no more eye-bugging coffee chugging for me…funny it never occurred to me that drinking two cups of half caff is the SAME THING as one cup of FULL caff until I felt like I was having a frickin’ heart attack!)

Coconut Cashew Quest Bar

I rarely EVER skip breakfast (I mean, seriously, it’s the best meal of the day!), but I had to run out for some quick errands so instead, I grabbed a Quest bar for the road.

Pumpkin Spice Delight Cake When I got home, I suddenly got the urge to go to the gym, so I went with it! While I wasn’t feeling super hungry, I did feel like I needed a little something to tide me over…so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to eat the Pumpkin Delight I nabbed from the break room THREE weeks ago and have been hoarding ever since! 😯

I used to eat these ALL the time as a kid…ohhh, the memories!

Voluminous Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Bran with Molasses Drizzle from www.kissmybroccoliblog.com.jpg

After I finished up 30 minutes of walking, 20 minutes of chest and tri’s, and 10 minutes of modeling, I was back from the gym and RAVENOUS so I made up for my lack of breakfast with a bowl of thick and creamy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Oat Bran!

Gingerbread Spice Tea

After I finished cleaning up the disaster I created in the kitchen after making ONE bowl of oat bran (?!), I settled on the couch with a nice WARM mug of gingerbread spice tea (x 2) and got caught up on emails and blog reading…all while cursing the subarctic
(read: 55 degree) temperatures outside.

I’m SO not ready for winter! 🙁

Cottage Cheese Granola & Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Before I left for my massage, I threw together a small snack of cottage cheese topped with cinnamon roasted chickpeas and the last of the cranberry granola that Meghan graciously sent me home with week before last.

Many much moosen cinnamon added post pic! 😉

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Plus a little dark chocolate for my belly AND my bones just as I went out the door!

Leftover Cheesy Chicken Spinach & Roll & SaladAfter a much-needed massage (you know it’s bad when the masseuse tells you that you really needed it), I came home and enjoyed the other half of my leftover chicken & spinach roll from lunch on Friday with some marinara for dipping and a salad of romaine, carrots, and tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Roll

Sorry, but that cheesy spinachy deliciousness deserves a closer look! 😉

Beachaven Red Wine

I ended the night with a glass of wine and Netflix while under my the WARMTH of my electric blanket.

Mini Pops Popcorn

And then somehow, this entire bag of popcorn disappeared…I blame Schmidt! 😉

All jokes aside, I have to say I feel very proud of myself for this day of eats…eating when I was hungry, stopping when I was full, and not over-analyzing every single morsel….after a couple days of getting caught up on sleep and really focussing on ME, I was feeling “normal” again. It really shouldn’t surprise me that, after months of hard work, I now have a strong foundation with intuitive eating, but for some reason it does. Kind of like looking back on a hike and seeing the long and winding path you’ve traveled to get to where you are…it’s humbling, gratifying, and validating.

Which is why I’m so excited to be able to share it with you guys! Jamie is extending a discount for her next Intuitive Eating Challenge to all KMB readers! For the next
48 hours, you can sign up for the 21-day challenge for only $39…that’s ten dollars off! You’ll receive daily lessons sent via email that will help guide you in changing your relationship with food AND yourself along with access to the members-only Facebook page where you can communicate directly with Jamie and also gain a TON of support from both past and present participants!

Just enter code: IEHEATHER at checkout!

I really hope that any of you out there who are struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food, will consider taking Jamie up on this incredible offer! Think about it…for about the cost of four jars of Justin’s nut butter, you can start a journey that can FOREVER change your life…which means so you can actually EAT that nut butter WITHOUT feeling guilty about it! 😉

What’s the best thing you’ve eaten this week?

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