Literally I feel like my meals have been some protein and veggies. Hey, I am not complaining. For this WIAW, I show you some of my eats from when I went to the NYC to visit the family. But now I am back in the lovely Northshore of MA. And don’t forget to head over to Peas and Crayons for more on this food party. Enjoy! This week I have been focusing on getting my portions right, working out and focus on not eating mindlessly. I was hungry at times, no doubt. But I manage to curb some of those cravings with lots o’ tea.Breakfasts have been the usual oats or protein pancakes. Gosh, gotta love em’.Snacks have been lots of Chobani lovin’ with fruit n’ nut granola and more.Lunch? Well meat and potatoes for this girl, always with some greens on the side.Dinner? Eh, pretty much the same, but it’s what I am in the mood for!And here comes more Chobani for dessert this time; with some dark chocolate on the side.Question: What are you eating this week? How do you control mindless eating?
My father and brother came to visit me to check on me since I had been in the ER the last week. It was my kidneys again, similar to what happened earlier this year. It is safe to say that I am feeling 99.9% better! Sometimes I wake up sore, but other then that, I am a healthy clam. I feel this time around recovery was better due to taking my greens and Vital-Core from ItWorks (got more stuff to try!). Last time it took me about two weeks to recover and this time…super quick!Any who, my dad so nicely bought me some groceries… Mmmm!This thinkThin fiber bar is probably my favorite flavor yet!Can’t forget some Greek yogurt for that extra protein.After spending the night in MA and getting some breakfast at the hotels and some errands, the next afternoon we went to Outback Steakhouse for lunch.I hadn’t been there since college. We also enjoyed some dessert; carrot cake cake pops and cheesecake with raspberry sauce!Question: How’s your weekend going? What was your favorite restaurant in college?! I’m still a bit on a hiatus, but you bet I’ll pop in randomly for sure!
It’s that time again where we drool over delicious eats.
Oh, boy do I have some awesome ones. As you can see from my lack of posts, I have been dealing with some personal things, so just bear with me on my little hiatus. Oh and if you are new to the food party, head on over to Peas and Crayons for the deets!Breakfast I’ve been keeping to the apple and nuts combo.Since I am back at the gym nice and early.Enjoying some post workout goodness.A little bit of waffles for brunch.Maybe a little Brazilian for lunch?Walking it off with a sweet view in downtown Newburyport, MA.Having a great dinner with a friend.And froyo with my dad and brother!Question: Every have one of those days where it seems like everything you eat is sweet?!
I for one am glad that the weather is starting to get a bit chilly.
Not enjoying going outside in the cold when I have to wake up for work at 5:00am, but when you have a delicious pumpkin spice latte, it makes every thing so much better.This week I went with one of my friends to visit Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, MA.I don’t know many people that would just want to walk to the woods and chat, but I am glad I have her. It was simply beautiful.We ended out walk at the lake. It reminded me of Vermont. Oh how I do miss Vermont dearly.We then headed for some retail therapy and I snagged this awesome shirt. The sleeves remind me of fall & leaves for some reason. Just love it.Lately, I’ve more been into caramel instead of the pumpkin obsession. It’s a very fall-y flavor to me, amongst things like maple. Question: Have you been a pumpkin fiend this fall? What do you do to relax? I hope y’all have a great rest of your week/weekend. Remeber, take the time to relax, it is VERY important for the mind, body and soul
Happy Sunday evening my lovelies!
On Friday, I went to the Topsfield fair with my friend, her mom and her boyfriend. I had never been but I heard so many things about it and I was super exited to go.Little creature pumpkins. New England’s largest pumpkin for this year; 1746.5lbs. Local Honey Crisp apple.Keeping it short and sweet for this evening. I am pretty exhausted, but I have some fun workout-related posts and some snack bar reviews for you this week so stay tuned.
Have a good night and week!
Hello my lovely friends. You well never guess where I am? *Cue Sarcasm*Yes I am in Massachusetts. The traveling gnome strikes again. I think I’ll just post things and you’ll just have to guess where I am. Like next week I am going somewhere pretty cool, it’s not a new state but I am excited.On Thursday, I went to visit my friend in Gloucester and we enjoyed town and ate some yummy food at Latitude 43.So what happened? I got a couple of jobs offers in Massachusetts and decided to go for it. One of them is an overnight position, which is great to do school related things in the morning that I normally could not attend.*Cue return of the #coffeeaddict*Y’all should know by now I am seriously spontaneous when it comes to things. But no matter what I manage to get my school work done.And still find time to enjoy fire pits with friends.Question: Plans for this lovely weekend? Any craziness going on in your life? Other 20-something year olds going through this thing called life?
Happy, happy What I Ate Wednesday!
This one is going to be short and sweet but full of yummy eats. I am going to show you some of the things I was eating during the last week in Massachusetts. I am in New York now, but school is taking up most of my life, so forgive me if I am not around often. As always, check out Peas and Crayons for all the delicious details!Breakfast? Always with my protein pancake. Just can’t get enough; *cue Black Eye Peas*
On one of the days I had to work at 6:00am. I was crashing and needed some coffee. I got a pumpkin spice latte from Dunkin’ Donuts with TWO shots of espresso. Yes, I was off the wall.I had to go to school one of the days and my friend came with me me. We had lunch at Au Bon Pan. I had a caprese sandwich with chicken, pesto, mozzarella, arugula. So good.I was running late to work one day and didn’t have time to prep any food. I ended up at Subway grabbing a multigrain turkey, lettuce and cucumber sandwich.At work for dinner, I grabbed some things and put them together. I am not a fan of eating heavy meals at work; I tend to snack.For desserts, I’ve been doing a lot of Greek yogurts with peanut butter, chia and whatever else I want to throw in. Mmmm.Lastly, my dad knows me so well. When I came home, get got me some cheesecake. I’m a sucker for cheesecake. Y’all should know.Question: What is your go to meal when you are on the go? Fruit, cheese and nut platters are definitely on the top of my list!
If I were to look at my life, I’d say the following; crazy, sporadic, unpredictable, disastrous, adventurous, amazing and free spirited.My life can get pretty hectic and I never know sometimes where I am going, location wise. But I do know that I appreciate the little things people do for me in my life. Sometimes it takes something bad for something good too happen. It’s unfortunate but it’s our struggles that make us a stronger person.For me, my personality has changed drastically. People from my past see me as “arrogant and rude.” The new people in my life see me as “confident and strong.” They admire the fact that everything I’ve been through, I still manage to stay strong with a smile.One of my friends, Amy (aka my “big sis’) and her mom have been totally amazing to me in Massachusetts. But, I am going to be in New York for a bit to focus on this semester of grad school. It’s intense because it is a lot of clinical Nutrition. I need to be focused.She threw me a little “goodbye for now” shindig, which was really awesome. It was good to be with friends who care and are supportive. You know who your real friends are when the going gets rough. Those who turn their backs, just weren’t really there to begin with. One of my other friends took me to my favorite spot, Burton’s Grill and I had a spinach and artichoke risotto with chicken and goat cheese. It was quite delicious. I wanted to change it up from the usual gluten-free pizza.You know no trip to or from New York in complete without coffee. I got me some pumpkin spice coffee. Mmmm.The leaves are changing and fall is upon us. The little things are what make up my bliss.Question: How was your weekend? What’s been going on in your world? I know it’s been a good minute since I last posted WIAW, but I am still here, don’t worry! Just getting caught up in this thing called life.
Happy Friday my friends!
It is a dreary one out there here in the Northshore of Massachusetts. At least the weather was nice when my mom and I went to visit Brooksby Farm in Peabody.Raspberries and blueberries are suppose to be able to be picked but they didn’t have anything to pick so we ended up walking around the farm. Check out the apples! They grow the most delicious Macintosh apples, ever.My mom and I have a thing about exploring; we just had to go in a check it out!We found a bunch of obstacle course type things, like this tight rope.Technically, we weren’t allowed on them. It was for a camp. Oh well. We decided to head back and visit the farm store. There were so many delicious goodies.Like I mentioned in my WIAW post, I ended up with maple syrup, homemade caramel and a peach. The peach was the most delicious peach I have ever eaten.And my mom snagged some fresh corn.And then this happened; I was trying to feed the animals when this crazy emu came and snatched the cone out of my hand! It was a seriously powerful snatched and I was freaked OUT!Question: Ever visited a farm before? Picked up any local goodies from them? Ever been attacked by a crazy emu obsessed with cones?
My mom left yesterday to go back to New York. Such a bittersweet day but it was nice to have her visit. It always involves delicious food. I skipped WIAW last week, but I am back on it. Enjoy!Breakfast is still the usual chia and oats, but this time I added some flax seeds into it. I really need to think of another breakfast. It’s getting a smidge boring. Maybe some granola?More fun is going to Brooksby Farm with my mom. I’ll post more photos from the farm this week, but isn’t the farm store just lovely?Some sea salt, butter rum and maple caramel, a peach and maple syrup. Mmmm.My mom ended up with lettuce, corn and honey sticks.Ohh and how about my new dress? Of course shopping was involved.One of the days, we went to Whole Foods for lunch; I had salad, wheat berries, beans, sunflower seeds and other things hidden in there.Some chocolate therapy after lunch.Another lunch we had was from a Chinese buffet. Oh my, scallion pancake. And maybe frozen yogurt?Question: Any delicious eats that stood out for you this week? What’s your favorite froyo toppings? Chocolate or Caramel… or both?