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WIAW week 46

7 Dec

Hey guys!

 So happy to finally be doing a WIAW post! Just think, two weeks from today I will be on winter break!!! WOO! This Wednesday I thought I would another lazy WIAW post involving what I eat in my car. Yup, it’s What I Ate in my car Wednesday!!!

But first, please allow me to point out what a sometimes look like when leaving the house. Below is a photo of my sweet knee-high socks covered up by black jegging. I am so freaking stylish.

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Anyway, on to the food.

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I have been visiting a local vegan friendly deli. I don’t feel that it is appropriate to brag about the place because most of the employees just don’t have a clue. But, they are trying. They might be out of half the items on the menu but the vegan options seem to always be in stock.

Vegetarian Panini- Whole wheat wrap (they were out of panini bread), tofurky, vegan cream cheese, tomatoes, spinach, and red onion.

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Not bad for $4.99. At a vegan cafe they would probably try to charge $8 for the same thing.

I also got vegan potato salad and tempeh salad, my favorites! Those were consumed on the way home. I was actually shoving a big scoop of  potato salad in my mouth at a red light and felt some old man look over and just stare. When I looked over at him he was still staring at me. Just watching me eat. It was extremely awkward!

New favorite snack alert!!!

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These babies have been getting me into trouble. I can eat this whole tub of nuts, they are so good! If you haven’t had the cocoa roast almonds, you are missing out. But now, you can get this new nut pack with all of the good stuff like pecans, peanuts, and whatever else they throw in, I can’t stop eating them!

I really need to start cooking again. I have been craving soup all week! Like a nice lentil soup or a creamy sweet potato soup. I’ll have to try a new soup recipe this weekend when I find time!

Q: What is your favorite kind of soup? & Send me a recipe!?

Hope everyone is having a good week!

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What I ate at Q’ Doba Wednesday

16 Nov

Heyy friends! I’ve missed you. I’ve haven’t been around the blogosphere much this week due to all of the exams I’ve had. I have been studying my little butt off and getting all stressed out because I my grades will not move up! No matter how hard I try, no improvement. It’s really getting me down. Either way, I’ve still been getting in my work outs and some decent quick food.

Morning work outs have been rare. I’m just so tired! I love getting them in but I’d much rather be getting enough sleep. This morning I only had time for a 30 minute cardio work out, nothing else! Monday I did cardio and arms before I went to class:
 

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Ignore that weird face I was making. I guess I was trying not to laugh at my phone’s camera noise going off in the changing room. Sometimes I wonder what people think when they hear that.

What I ate at Q’ Doba Wednesday

My eats have been so boring (smoothie for breakfast, PB&J for dinner…), I thought I would share my recent love of Q’ Doba with you.

This first picture is my favorite veggie burrito. I usually if one half for lunch and eat the other half for dinner. Or sometimes I’ll just eat the whole thing for lunch.

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The veggie nachos are fantastic as well. And yes, I will eat all of these for dinner, thanks.

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Did you know that their “pesto” sauce is vegan? It’s made from almonds and does not contain dairy. Really, it’s nothing like pesto except that it’s green but, it still tastes good.

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New favorite “fast-food” place for sure.

I stopped going to Q’ Doba after my 15th birthday when I threw up chicken quesadilla all over my parent’s car. My brother made me laugh so hard over something silly and I started choking and threw up out the window of the moving vehicle. Good times!

If you eat “fast-food”, where is your favorite place to eat?

WIAW #39

19 Oct

 

Hello friends 🙂

Hope everything is going good on your Wednesday afternoon. Mine is pretty busy- exams at school, studying, and lots of gym time. I am still keeping up with my weight loss challenge even though I’ve only lost a little over 2 pounds in four weeks, haha! I wish that was a joke. Oh well, I have been pushing myself really hard and I can’t even remember the last day I wasn’t sore! <<<- I think that’s when you know you’re doing great!

Breakfast:

Gluten-free, protein packed pumpkin spice pancakes {with chocolate chips!}

I found an old recipe on my blog for vegan pancakes then used GF flour instead of whole wheat, and added chocolate chips and lots of pumpkin pie spice instead of just cinnamon. I honestly thought the texture on this cakes where a lot better than the original some-what gooey cakes. The GF flour made the pancakes so much more fluffy (and nutritious 😉 ) !

Lunch:

Wet bean burrito!

Dinner:

recycled picture of me and a smoothie, classic.

Snacks:

Almonds and chocolate chips! yes, I ate them just like this ^. One almond, one chocolate chip. Party in the mouth.

What did you eat today?

WIAW & Weight Loss Talk

4 Oct

Woah, I guess it’s been a while.

Just a few days, not too bad I suppose.

Honestly I have just been kind of down. Lots of things I’d like to share but just not in the mood. This week’s WIAW is a little different. First, I want to talk about my weight loss challenge then, I want to show you how I have been eating the last two weeks to kind of wrap up the ideas and questions about my diet.

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Weight Loss Challenge Update

The weight loss challenge isn’t going as planned, at all. Like I said the first week I didn’t even lose an ounce and now I am writing this Tuesday night and still haven’t lost anything. In fact I did gain a few ounces, but technically weigh in isn’t until tomorrow morning.

Like everyone else, my plan for the weight loss challenge was obviously to lose weight. When I say that I want to “lose weight” I am only talking 10-15 pounds max, even thought I could afford to lose 20. I have put on an extra 10 pounds this year almost bringing me to my heaviest weight (still about 7 pounds away from my heaviest, not a big deal). I think that some of my reader don’t agree with me losing weight but I may have never mentioned that I am actually not just skin and bones! I do have a belly. Pretty much all of my excess fat is stored in my belly and it makes me look weird. Posting pictured would just be embarrassing.

All of the weight tracking is just really bringing me down. Not so much because I am not losing weight, but because it’s almost embarrassing. I am current in school pushing everything I got to get into the dietetics program. I thought I knew how to lose weight. I thought I knew how to eat a balanced diet. Now I am just doubting everything. I feel stupid. I feel weak. I feel humiliated. Like I said, not because I am not theat the weight I want to be act but because I am not getting anywhere. Every week contestants are pulling off these great numbers (so happy for them) and here I am, the supposedly healthy vegan girl not making any progress. It sounds stupid but it’s actually a lot of pressure.

“You’re not losing weight because a vegan diet it high in fat…”

“You just eat too much…”

“Vegans eat too many carbs and not enough proteins”

Okay, so maybe people are just saying these things in my head and not in real life but you get the point. This is why I am afraid to ask for help.

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Diet, WIAW style

The only “bad foods” (according to a diet I made up for myself) I ate all week were chips and salsa, a tiny bit of kettle corn, and some granola which isn’t even terrible! Anyway, perhaps my lovely readers could give me a little diet advice since mine isn’t working. I hate asking other people in my life for this kind of advice (mainly because it’s always, “you need to eat meat!”) but I totally trust you guys. As always, I will greatly appreciate every single comment I get for advice whether I want to hear it or not!

  

Breakfasts:

 

I haven’t been digging the whole eating breakfast after the gym thing, but I don’t have time for it any other way. My hunger is usually raging at this point. The first week of the WLC I ate a lot of tofu scrambles (not usually with bread) which really filled me up and gave me lots of protein. However, some morning I craved something more clean and simple like a green smoothie or a new breakfast smoothie I have been eating (oats, coconut milk, flax-seed, PB, protein powder, nanner, apple sauce) and will post more soon! 

Lunches:

 

This is where I either make or break the daily diet. I get some from school and all I want to do is eat everything in sight. On a good day I’ll have a bowl of soup or a veggie sandwich with baked tofu. Today was kinda weird., I had homemade sushi with tofu and celery and a bowl of butternut squash soup, weird.  

Dinners:

Dinner is always random. Usually some type of salad like lentil salad or black bean salad at work but a few night my dad got me falafel and I could not turn that down. I had a few peanut butter and granola sandwiches too with stuffed squash. I obviously don’t plan dinner that well. 

Snacks:

Lots and lots of apples. Maybe some dates and trail mix at school but that’s about it.

Q 0f the D: What advice could you give me about weight loss?

WIAW week 36

28 Sep

Hey friends!

H a p p y   W e d ne s d a y !

Before we get this party started, I want to update you on my first week of my weight loss challenge results.
Ready for this?

I DID NOT LOSE AN OUNCE!

I weigh exactly the same as last Wednesday. Am I upset? Not really. I was sick all weekend and have been told that my body is probably holding on to everything still. Not to mention, I think I have a whole pound of snot in my nose right now! However, next week I am expecting a big number. I am aiming towards losing 4.4 pounds. I know that’s a lot but im going for it!!! I’ve been eating really good and going to the gym everyday.

Anyway. Please excuse the random meal order and poor quality pictures, I took them on my phone!

 

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Stuffed mini spaghetti & acorn squash

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Grilled veggies & fresh raw tomatoes

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My first ever green smoothie with avocado! Banana, spinach, strawberries, avocado.

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Oh, can’t forget the babes, look at his tongue! Aren’t they silly!?!?!

Welp, off to bootcamp tonight, wish me luck!

WIAW #34

14 Sep

Hello again!

I’m glad that everyone liked the pumpkin cookies from yesterday’s post! They are quite delicious. As mentioned, I have been busybusybusy. Five days out of the week have been gym, school, work…gym, school, work….gym, school, work. That schedule takes up a good 15-16 hours of my day! Not to mention this week I have class mon-sat, boo. For just one weekend I have a Friday and Saturday class (7 hours a day) for one credit.

Breakfast:

I’ve been eating a ton of oatmeal lately! You know… making up for lost breakfast. I have been adding chopped dates, apples, and some almond butter in my oats, yum! My second breakfast was an apple (honeycrisp!!!), a few bananas, and a Larabar.

Lunch:

Cabbage soup! & a chocolate protein muffin.

Dinner:

Baked falafel! With hummus and pita. Not as good as fried but a lot more healthier I’m sure. More on this goodness on Friday!

& That’s all for today! Have a great Wednesday!!!

WIAW week 33

7 Sep

Yay I have time to post a WIAW this week!

Classes are going really well and so is my early morning workouts! But more on that later.

 

Breakfast

Whole wheat mixed berry pancakes

Lunch

Unpictured veggie wrap & quinoa salad with fresh tomatoes, basil, and toasted nuts.

Snacks

Lots of dates with Justin’s roasted almond butter! I also had an apple or two. And a few banana. OH, and I had a papaya for the first time, not very tasty to be honest. I was hoping for more of a tropical mango flavor.

Dinner

Giant salad with homemade caesar dressing (not impressed). Also some homemade veggie meatballs and spaghetti! Yum! Did not get a picture of it though. 😦

 

What did you eat today?