Post-Funk

Because I know you watch Glee (I mean really, who doesn’t; if you haven’t, DO IT!) a “funk” seemed to be going around but like them, I was able to pull myself out of it!  Thanks goodness for that! 

I’ve had a few fun things to eat the past few days as I’m trying very hard to no “eat what I should" but “eat what I truly want.”  This concept is coming up as I’m not only trying to satisfy myself physically but also emotionally…if I eat things I don’t really want to eat, but think I should…I just end up eating twice as much because I end up eating what I really wanted afterwards! :)

Yesterday morning I wanted a SMOOTHIE, SO BADLY!  Luckily I had a frozen banana in the freezer watching to be liquefied…but knowing smoothies don’t hold me over, even with the addition of PB…I decided to make it kinda like Overnight Oats but as a Smoothie In A Bowl Version!  Did that make sense at all? 

Ingredients:

  • Frozen Banana
  • Splash of USVAB
  • Handful of fresh blueberries
  • 1.5 T PB
  • 1/3C quick oats
  • Few extra blueberries

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I blended together the banana, USVAB and the handful of blueberries.  Transfer to bowl and mix in the oats. Top with extra blueberries and pb and you have…Oatmeal Smoothie In A Bowl!

Protein is the only thing that keeps me going through work and all the walking (currently averaging 10 miles a day, would be more but so many rolling hills and high speed winds/gusts) so I’m trying to get it in everywhere I can.  So what do I resort to?

Processed things, but hey, they work!  CLIF Builder’s Bars have been my go to as of yet…as I had 1/2 yesterday and 1/2 today for morning snacks.  I like the flavors and this one isn’t too “protein-y” tasting and has enough crisp and such to make it enjoyable.  I’ll probably buy this one again, but I still think the PB one is better.  We’ll see what I think of the Mint Chocolate Chip one I have waiting to be eaten!

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You totally know I’m eating fruit like it’s going out of style after hitting up the market last weekend…and man oh man, I cannot even begin to describe how delicious the first peaches of the season are!  Paired up with one of my Berry Almond Chocolate Chip Vegan Muffins and you have a staying snack…well, kinda.  I had this after I got home from work, 3 hrs after lunch…and it lasted me about 30 minutes. Hah!

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Last nights dinner was a leftover’s salad mix…I’m sure you can guess what went in it.  Duh, leftovers.  No biggy to describe for you.

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And I woke up this morning in a funk.  I didn’t get a good night’s sleep so you can guess how I wanted to kill my alarm when it went off at 5.15am.  Yikes.  I must have looked nasty mean this morning!

But I made sure to start off the day with a good mix of food…which I thought would hold me over well, but after a few hours walking out in the field I was almost throwing up I was so sick and hungry!  Yikes!

Yogurt Mess:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Piece of banana bread
  • Mixed fruit (I made a fruit salad the other day and was just now getting around to eating it!)
  • PB
  • Some Granola

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I ate the other half of my Chocolate Clif Builder’s Bar from yesterday mid morning and after getting back to the car for lunch I took a 10 minute cat nap then noshed on my lunch.

I braved and fought against every word my ED screamed at me as I made my lunch this morning. 

A BAGEL

Yes, this is a fear food of mine and has been for years.  I don’t want to give reasons as not to trigger anyone, but lets just say I do not have these often at all, and if I do, with them comes a mountain of guilt.

But not today.  This morning my ED wanted me to only prepare 1/2 a bagel w/ almost a T of PB.  Um, no.  I cut the sucker in half, lathered on almost 2T of PB and headed out the door.

And how did I feel when I had it at lunch?

IT.

WAS.

DELICIOUS.

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No regrets.  EVER.

Paired with an organic fuji apple from Trader Joe’s and I was set.  Thank goodness for this lunch because I’m betting without it I wouldn’t have made it through the last 4 miles of very hilly transects!

We got home to deal with stupid issues for the internet we have yet to get (I’m currently using my very slow phone internet which is why I haven’t been commenting on your posts lately!  I’m sorry, I’m going to try and catch up soon!) and I noshed on some more fresh fruit for the afternoon…with a nice ramekin of trail mix on the side!

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And even though I walked about 10 miles of hills today, I couldn’t not celebrate NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!!!  You guys know I’m a runner at heart but with work it’s been hard for me energy wise to run and train for anything.  Boohiss!  In due time…in due time.  Anyhow, I set out and ran up the hill that leads away from my apartment and up into the mountains…oh man that was tough…and it took me 16.20 to run up it…and 12 flat to run back down! HAH!  I don’t know how much ground I covered but I could have cared less, I haven’t run in almost 4 days!  :D

I came back and did about 15 minutes of abs and then cleaned up for dinner!

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I was super stoked for dinner as I had been dreaming out it all day long…except I didn’t have the potatoes o’ brain I wanted.  Alas, at least I had part of it!  I whipped two eggs together and sautéed up the last of my leftover veggies plus some artichoke hearts to put inside.  When I was at TJ’s last weekend I picked up some Sharp New Zealand Cheddar Cheese to try and couldn’t help but use it on this!  I used about an once and put some inside and some on top…

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Nom nom nom with tomatoes on the side…I never wanted that cheese to end.  There are definitely going to be grilled cheese sandwiches in the future with that cheese!  Not as good as Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese but as it’s not sold on the West Coast (PLEASE CABOT PROVIDE FOR POOR LITTLE ME! AND MY DAD!)

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And to end it all on a sweet note I had the last of my fruit salad…

Delight.

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17 Responses to Post-Funk

  1. mymarblerye says:

    I can't believe you had the energy to run after all that walking at work! you are a trooper! BTW you can get such healthier bagels now then you can a few years ago! You should check out the "protein" bagels next time. And I totally agree with you…if i'm craving chocolate and I eat something else…i'll end up eating what I wanted in the first place: CHOCOLATE!

  2. Mama Pea says:

    What a gorgeous spread of eats for the day! This post was so colorful with all of your fresh fruit.

    Way to show that bagel what's up, and way to pull yourself out of your funk. I wake up in one every. single. morning. I'd say around noon I become a tolerable person.

  3. runsarah says:

    Glad you pulled yourself out of your funk! Awesome run too – I seriously cant believe how much toy are walking every day. I love all of your fresh fruits – especially the peaches and berries!

  4. Maddi says:

    yum! All of your eats looked amazingly good! Lucky you to get to have them! ;)
    Maddi
    xxx

  5. Kelsey says:

    oh good to know about the builders bars. ive only had the regular chocolate one and saw the pb and debated getting it, but since its ur fav i will have to pick it up next time <3

  6. theemptynutjar says:

    When you have yogurt in the morning have a lot more to pump it up and more nuts/nut butter with the cereal. Really bulk up the portion sizes.

    And re your last post hon…u are looking at it all wrong. Tight pants while you walk? You should be blessing yourself for your ability to walk. Do you realize how amazing fit you are, just to be able to walk, much less run, etc?

    You are great. You have to stop thinking about the material things…our bodies fade…its your personality and heart that matters — and you have those and we see it.

  7. Gabriela says:

    Way to go on the bagel!! It's one of my fear foods too, but the boyf always convinces me to eat them and I always thank him. They're delicious, especially with PB!! And I love Builder Bars, they're the only "protein" bar I actually enjoy. Hope you have a great day love!!

  8. From Here to There. In Purple. says:

    nothing a little glee can't fix ;)

    haha, so glad youre 'unstuck!'

    enjoy your thursday
    xo bec

  9. Living Free says:

    Heehee…. Builders bars :) Girl after my own heart
    Hope you get out of your funk. Know that you are loved and appreciated for all that you are.
    xo

  10. Jenny says:

    Glee always pulls me out of funks (or into more desirable ones, as the case may be…). Glad your day ended in delight…well your post did, literally lol :)

  11. Heather says:

    I love all of the fresh fruit you have been eating! I can't believe you went for a run after all that walking – good for you!

    Bagels are amazing and good for you for showing that bagel who is boss!

    I really want a peach now…

  12. Krista says:

    Love all the fruit you've been eating! Summer is awesome for that. Glad to hear you enjoyed that bagel!!!

  13. Natalie says:

    So pumped for you re: the bagel! That's awesome and I'm glad you enjoyed every bite :) IF you ever get the chance, try the everything bagels from Trader Joe's. I love to put some cream cheese or hummus on them (toasted) with lots of veggies. So good!

  14. findinghappinessandhealth says:

    i am really proud of you. A lot of people would brush off some ed things you've been dealing with, but you are confronting them and making them the way they should be- that takes both courage & strength. You will be better off because of it :) & i think there is ntohing worng w/ eating some processed things for some protein! you are soo active love, i'd be dead. hang in there!

  15. Jeri says:

    in college I would eat 2-3 bagels every other day. obessesed would be an understatement. If your ED needs someone to yell at it for depriving you of delicious bagels, I am totally willing. ;)

  16. therabbitrunner says:

    i find that when I eat what I want instead of what I think I should have/healthiest – I am MUCH more satisfied and dont' think about food until I feel hunger again! I love it :)

    The clif mint bar taste like a thin mint in my opinion – so good :)

  17. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    I think it's SO awesome that you are listening to your body and eating what you truly want, rather than what you "should." Yay!!
    Bagels are absolutely HATED by my ED. I think that's probably the "worst" food aversion I had/have. I still have issues with them and as much as I love them, I never eat them. But girl, you've inspired me to go eat a bagel! Seriously, it's so silly that I let my stupid ED stop me from eating something I LOVE.
    Love you!

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