So, remember my super confusing description of my week on Monday, and how it was really my Friday? I’m not sure what today is supposed to be. I had a day off yesterday, so it’s not like it was the weekend. Oh well. Not having to go to class yesterday was MUCH appreciated. I got a ton of scholarship work done AND managed to fit in a 5.0 mile run! I’m trying really hard to keep up my running base before half marathon training starts in March. 99.9% of those runs will likely have to be on the treadmill, but it is what it is, right?
This week, What I Ate Wednesday could NOT have come at a better time for me. As in, if it was What I Ate Monday I would not have as much to say as I do now.
Recently, I have been eating a LOT. So much that I don’t even recognize myself. I’m not sure how or why it happened, but for the past few days I have been eating with absolutely zero restrictions. Am I the slightest bit hungry? Snack time! Not remotely hungry but craving something? Apple with (unmeasured!) almond butter. It was like that even when I wasn’t hungry, I was hungry. And I think I know the answer. I’ve been so psychologically hungry for so long, living by this list of “safe” foods in specific quantities that once I began to let that go there was no stopping me.
I also recommitted to gaining weight. I’m dealing with a few health issues right now that could absolutely be resolved by weight gain. I’m not looking for a ton, but I’m discovering that a growing teenager runner needs a ton to just maintain (go figure)! So, that said, here are my eats from Tuesday, yet another day where food did not control me. Instead it just all ended up in my stomach. 🙂
For breakfast, I have been absolutely loving oatmeal! I actually had a yogurt bowl the other day and couldn’t remember why I was so dead set on having them daily – it just wasn’t that good. Lately I’ve been making my Voluminous Pumpkin Protein Oatmeal and topping them with blueberries, banana and almond butter. I cannot believe what I’ve been missing out on with the AB + berries combo – holy deliciousness. I’m also back to making myself mistos (half americano – espresso dropped in water – , half milk) again in the morning, and had two! 😉
Obviously I was starving again two hours later, so I broke into one of Amanda’s protein granola bars for my post-run snack!
On days that I’m home, I have been ALL ABOUT the grilled sandwiches. I actually refuse to eat a plain sandwich now, after having
one nine hundred thousand too many during the first semester, but there’s something about popping it onto a skillet that makes it so much more delicious.
After working away the early afternoon, I met up for coffee with a friend. We had a bit of deep talk about life, and it was so relieving to clear the air. I sat down to this beauty. Espresso and milk steamed to perfection. ❤
I’ve been checking items off of my list of “cravings”, and one of them was turkey, apple and cheddar quesadillas! I can’t remember for the life of me where I saw that combination, but it’s been on my mind forever. Not anymore! This was a divine dinner.
Can I just take a moment to appreciate the unbelievable deliciousness that is microwaved quest bars? I cannot even eat them cold anymore. I’ve been loving having them for dessert, and last night I treated myself to the peanut butter & jelly one. If you thought PB&J couldn’t get any better, you are WRONG-O. And then because I am clearly a bottomless pit these days I also had a piece of AB&J toast before bed.
SO, did I eat a lot yesterday? Yep! Do I feel guilty? Surprisingly, not remotely. It’s so unbelievably freeing to just eat. Whatever I’m craving, whatever I want. I’m hoping that eventually this means I am less preoccupied with food since I know I can have anything I want, but for now I am perfectly content with eating ALL. THE. FOOD.
Have you ever had an extended period of a big appetite?