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WIAW 05/03/2014 Bruno You Almost Killed Me

Well Wednesday is officially winding down.  I hope the fist half of the week has been enjoyable for everyone.  Mine has been busy and cold… so nothing really new there.  Since it is Wednesday and I have a phone full of food photos I may as well join in on the fun going on over at Peas and Crayons and contribute to WIAW.  This will be my second week of a wheat free WIAW and that means I have also made it over a week without wheat and you know what?  I don’t even miss it!!

 

Thanks so much Jenn for hosting 🙂

Breakfast: Before hopping on the bike to head into work I devoured half of a perfectly ripe grapefruit.  For some reason I usually only have them hanging around on weekends, I think that this will have to change.photo 1

Once I peddled my little legs to work I checked emails did some work and then dived into coffee and overnight oats with apple and PB on top.  That mug is my new favourite 🙂

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After my usual work through the morning I broke for snack one of a banana, not pictured but I am sure you know what the look like 😉

Real Snack 1 I was getting pretty hungry and had a lunchtime workout planned so I put together a yogurt/ricotta bowl with blueberries, strawberries, and granola.  I also had a hot cup of tea.  I am pretty sure I munched my way through a couple of Merry’s crackers and some almonds as well.photo 3

My workout consisted of 20min on the treadmill all while trying in vain to get my netfix to work.  Unfortunately the internet just didn’t want to cooperate.  After my warm up I completed the 30min Be Explosive NTC  workout.  It kicked my butt and my arms felt slightly broken.

By the time I got back to work I was getting Hangry.

Lunch: A massive salad filled with nuts, cheese, humus, and avocado.  It actually filled me up for about a minute before I went back for some more crackers and humus.

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Work, work, work,..

Snack 2 Apple, more crackers and humus (they are too good), and a couple jube jubes.  I know you know what an apple looks like but here it is anyway 🙂

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I left work and met John so that we could peddle home together into the sunset…. ya, movie material right there.

By the time we got home I was ready to eat anything that got in my way.

Dinner: A stir fry filled with veggies and shrimp over rice noodles.  I already know that I will be snacking tonight and may have already had a rice cake topped with PB.

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After dinner I quickly headed to the library to pick up The Wheat Belly Cookbook.  I am exited to see what it has in store.  On the way home Bruno Mars came on the radio and I almost drove off the road in my panic to change the station.  Bruno, you almost killed me!

Have a great night everyone and I hope the rest of the week is a good one!

Questions:

1) Is there any music artist you can’t stand?

2) Do you have a favourite plate/bowl/mug etc?

 

WIAW 26/02/2014 going Wheat Free

I am back! Sorry about disappearing again, life just got so busy and busy in a good way. What could be better than jumping back in for another WIAW eats from Tuesday 🙂 thanks to Jenn as always for hosting.

Well the day stared off frrrrreeeeeezzzzzing once again but john and I decided to brave the cold and peddle ourselves down to work. My tose nearly fell off… This meant that when I got to work a hot beverage was needed STAT! Enter coffee number one that was quickly followed by my hot oatmeal I prepared before work.
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I have been craving cooked oats much more than overnight oats these last few days.  I am putting it down to the cold weather.

Oh and before I get too far into this post I should mention that I am trying to go wheat free (not gluten free) for one month starting yesterday. Why? Because I read Wheat Belly and wanted to see if I am addicted to wheat. If I don’t notice any AMAZING benefits you can bet my first breakfast will be a bagel!  Please note that I have a good relationship with food.  If you are battling with food issues, please do not start to cut things out of your diet unless instructed to do so by a doctor.

Okay, onto snacks
There was a banana, an apple, and an un pictured rice cake or 2 with peanut butter and coffee number 2.photo 3

photo 3 (2)I worked hard through the morning and did a quick lunch gym session and had my first run in a month! It only lasted 20min and felt great but I won’t be pushing it anytime soon.

Needless to say I was really hangry hungry after and was ready for lunchphoto 4 (2)

Left over Kung pow chicken with quinoa and broccoli. I was still hungry so I had a granola bar as well (wheat free :D).photo 2

The afternoon had me munching on everything from chocolate to oranges to veggies with a sampling of dips including humus and artichoke dip !  I remembered in the nick of time to grab one picture of my last nibble of chocolate.photo 3

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By the time we rode home we were both more than ready for dinner of bass, barley, and roasted veggies!  I was snacking the hole time I was making this on almonds and some rice crackers.

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You can bet your bottom dollar there will be some snacking going on this evening too 😉 (turned out to be frozen blueberries)

Take care everyone!

questions
1) have you ever tried to give up a food or addiction?
2) do you have any near freezing experiences?

WIAW 04/02/2014

Okay, so I was super lazy last night and didn’t get around to writing up today’s post until this morning, so my apologies if it’s rushed.  So tired today too, we had about 5 different phone calls and emails between John and I for work.  That 5 also includes John’s sleep walking session where he thought the bed was full of snakes and started smacking all the sheets around him and then started to do toe touches because he got a leg cramp.  Stressed much?  So yesterday’s eats were really good and I can’t wait to share them with you on this instalment of What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday!  Thanks so much to Jenn for hosting this link up!

Pre Breakfast was a small bowl of cereal.

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Actual Breakfastphoto 1

Old picture but I had a bowl of overnight oats with black berries, strawberries, and banana with my good friend…photo 1

Mid Morning Munchies

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An apple, a rice cake with PB and another cup of liquid AWAKE ;)!!!!

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A wrap filled with left over pot roast, veggies, cheese, and humus.  On the side veggies, humus and Food Should Taste Good Chips.  It really hit the spot for this sicky.  And being under the weather meant no lunchtime workout for this girlie… maybe after work today?

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A rice cake topped off with the rest of the mornings banana.  It would have been better with PB.

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Baked Pickerel with lemon and garlic, brown rice with stir fried veggies, and peas on the side.  This was really good and reminds me how much I love fish!

A little late night pick me up!photo 5

And by late I mean 8pm haha.  In the bowl was blackberries, watermelon, and some un-photographed  strawberries.  And of course a hot cup of tea!  I also threw in another small bowl of cereal and some bread with PB for good measure.

And last but not least, here is a picture from this morning.  mmmmmmm -26 oC

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On the bright side, it’s supposed to warm up…

weatherBiking in might be in my future!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Questions:

1)  Do you sleep walk?  Or been around someone who is sleep walking?

2) What was the best thing you ate yesterday?

WIAW 29/01/2014

Hello! Hello!

I am in a bit of a tare while I am writing this as I have just got back from an Body Attack class and still have to finish some food.  So here are my eats from Tuesday!  Thank you to Jenn for hosting this like up!


Breakfastphoto 1 photo 2A hot up of coffee followed closely by some overnight oats with sliced banana and PB.  I ate the rest of the banana as a mid morning snack!

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Lunch

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This is a file footage picture but I basically had this for lunch.  In the wrap was some left over pulled chicken chilli from the weekend with some cheese.  Veggies, hummus, and some chips were enjoyed on the side.  After this plate I also chomped into an apple

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For a mid afternoon snack I ate one of these granola bars

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(picture stolen from Amanda)

And ate a juicy orangephoto 5

Before I headed off to body attack I had a small bowl of cereal with milk.

Dinner photo 3A fried egg sandwich with cheese, avocado, tomato, spinach, and ketchup.  That little pickle on the side was so so good and helped bring up my salt levels 😉

To finish off the night I polished off a bowl of cereal with black berries and strawberries.  Why don’t I eat this more often?

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Questions:

1) Do you ever wish you had more hours in the day?

2) Do you have a favourite day of the week?

A day in the life

Wow guys!  I loved reading all of you breakfast ideas and comments on my post yesterday.  Thanks for all of you breakfast thoughts, I might try all of them in the next few work days.  So how was everyone’s Friday eve?  I know mine was busy busy busy but I did try to snap a few photos through out my day so I could bring you my first day in the life post!  Prepare to be astounded and amazed 😉 But seriously I managed to take a bunch of photos so I am proud of that 😀

6 am (the ugh hour)

photo 1Yup it’s dark 😦 shouldn’t I still be sleeping!? If you look really close you can see my pillow.  I am not a snooze button person so I am out of bed pretty quick after this.   I think it’s like ripping off a bandaid

6:15 (the getting ready time)photo 2

First some moisturizer.  I love the “It’s Potent” by benefit and Clarins HydraQuench.  It really makes my skin feel moisturized all day and the “It’s potent” make all my dark circles go away 😀photo 3

The makeup comes next with a little bit of finger creeping in.

6:20 (all dressed up WITH somewhere to go) 

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Today’s outfit features a thermal long sleeve, lulu lemon tights, ski socks, and regular socks.  Don’t worry I change when I get to work.  After this I usually head down and grab a nibble and publish my post I wrote the night before.  Usually I get a chance to glance at the news as well.

7:00 (ANDDDDD THEIR OFF)photo 2

Usually around 7 or just before we are on our bikes and peddling to work

7:20 (deja vu)photo 3

Arrive at work…. Wasn’t I just here!?

8:15 am (starting to get Hangry)

After a quick change, check email, and get started on the work day I scrounge up some breakfast and COFFEE!  photo 4photo 5

work, work, bathroom break, work and then…

11 am (snack attack!)photo 1 photo 2I feed my coffee addiction once again and munch a banana.  I then decided that wasn’t enough and needed a granola bar (home made).

work, work

12:10pm (I go to the gym… I work out)

The old leg is still sore so I jumped on the elliptical while watching Netflix for 40min followed by a few weights.  No picture because I always get self conscious.

1:30pm (Hangry!!!!!!!)photo 3oops…. uhhhh on the plate was a wrap stuffed with black bean chilli and cheese with veggies and a few Food Should Taste Good chips.  This was pretty awesome but I went back for a square of chocolate and a handful of caramel corn.  Our work kitchen is a very dangerous place.

work, work, bathroom break, work

3pm… I am pretty sure there was a snack somewhere in there

5pm (I’m freeeeeeeeeeee 😉 actually I don’t mind work!)

Hopped on the bike to pedal home into the sunset!  WOOOOOO it was so pretty!

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6:00pm (Hangry!)photo 2

John headed off to Yoga, so I was on my own for dinner.  I decided to go with an omelette (only half shown), toast with PB and fig jam, carrots, celery, and humus.  A little random but very delicious.  I am not going to lie, I have been grazing since dinner.

7pm (A sad time)

I headed off to the Library to pick up my copy of the Hunger Games only to find the library closes at 5pm on Thursday.  5pm?  really? @#$% oh well I also had to make a stop for groceries so it’s not all a waist.  For a bonus strawberries were on sale!

7:45pm 

Time to shower off the days grime and give the hair a good wash followed by folding some clothes that had been sitting in the dryer for a few days

8:00pm

Writing up this blog post with a cup of tea and a chocolate

8:45pm

heading down to watch an episode of Breaking Bad

9:30-10pm

Reading news/blogs and going to sleep zzzzzzzzzzzzz

Well, that about sums up my day.  If you’ve made it to the end you deserve a cookie 😉

I hope everyone has a great Friday and an amazing weekend!

Questions:

1) What is your favourite part of the day?

2) How many hours do you work a day?

WIAW First Real Day!

Well here we are with another Wednesday  before us.  I hope all of you that have started your thanksgiving holidays are enjoying the sleep ins, family, and time with loved ones immensely!

All right since it’s Wednesday it’s time for another WIAW (thanks Jenn for hosting)!  Here are my eats from Tuesday and our first “typical” work day in our new house!wiaw fall into good habits button

Breakfast

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First up was a hot cup of coffee which was amazing after a kind of chilly bike ride to work! This was shortly followed by a yogurt, fruit, and cereal bowl with a banana on the side.  The cereal were spoon sized shredded wheat and oats.  The fruit was banana, grapes, some frozen tropical medley, and raisins.  I put this in the freezer for a little bet to get nice an cold.  I know, I know hot coffee and cold breakfast haha.

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Snack 1

Went un photographed, but it was a made by my mummy banana nut muffin and another cup of coffee.

After a full morning of work and a good lunch time workout it was time for…

Lunch

Left over black bean soup with gouda cheese, a plate of veggies with some chips and hummus, and an apple on the side.

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Snack 2 (pedal power fuel)

A package of Annie’s graham bunnies, an orange and a little square of dark chocolate

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Oh and this is the only traffic I have to deal with on the way home…

TRAIN!

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Dinner

John was on dinner duty tonight and I forgot to get a picture before I was almost done.  On the menu was a seafood spaghetti, green salad, and bread.  Evidently it was good because that plate is almost clean!

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After dinner John and I took a little walk around the neighbourhood.  It felt so good to take a night off of unpacking!  When we got back I snacked on a few grapes and had a cup of tea.

And that concludes another instalment of WIAW.  Have a great day everyone!

Questions:

1) What was the best thing you ate yesterday/today

2) What kind of chocolate do you like (milk, dark, white)?

3) If you could have any snack right now what would it be?

XXOO

WIAW #3 and I am an Addict of Body Attack

Hey!  How is everyone doing today?  Well it is officially hump day and you know what that means!  Time for another round of WIAW (eats from Tuesday!) with a shout out to Jenn for hosting!

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So I need to be honest guys.  My eats from work days are rather similar and getting a tad on the boring side.  I think next week it will be eats from a day on the weekend!  That’s when I get to have fun with my food!  Anyways since it is Wednesday and I hadn’t documented a day of eats from the weekend here is Tuesday.

Breakfast:

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In the bowl: Overnight oats with pumpkin, bananas, and strawberries with a glob of peanut butter and some unsweetened vanilla almond milk.  On the side I had my first mandarin orange of the season with a hot cup of coffee (coffee X2).  Does anyone else call these Christmas oranges?  I don’t know about you but there is something about the smell and peeling them that gets me in the holiday spirit (even if it is a tad early)!

Snack 1:  A big crispy Ambrosia  apple and some rice crackers (not pictured)

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Lunch:  was my stand by tuna wrap, veggies, and humus.

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Not long after that I was craving something sweet…

Snack 2: The first part is not pictured but it was a slice of pumpkin bread…. ya not that great!  But I did also have a handful of these lovely little yogurt covered pretzels.  They have yogurt on them so they are a healthy food right!?

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After work I headed to another body attack class with my friend.  My friend is amazing, just so you know.  She forgot here shoes but didn’t let that stop her, she did the whole class in just socks!  OH, and after my first Les Mills class I think I am hooked.  I am just sad I only had a 3 time free pass card, I don’t think I will be going regularly once I have to pay. $15 a pop is just a little too steep for this girl.

Dinner: Had to be a little later than normal due to Body Attack

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Dinner was a one egg and two egg white omelette with spinach and swiss cheese.  On the side I had another HUGE apple and a slice of toast topped with peanut butter and banana.  And I had to go back for a bowl of cereal which I ate too quickly to take a picture of… GET IN MY BELLY!

Well that’s it for this WIAW.  I hope everyone had some really good eats today!

Questions:

What is the best thing you ate today?

Do you need to end a meal on a sweet note?

What is your standby meal when it is late/needs to be quick?

XXOO

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