What I Ate Wednesday #14: Bananas, Bacon & Bulletproof Coffee

Good morning and Happy Wednesday,

Does anyone else feel like they’re just now getting up to speed for the week?  Today is my third day of unemployment, and I finally kind of feel like I’m getting the hang of it.  To clarify, I’m still in the “enjoy the time off with no guilt or job searching” phase – the most fun of all the phases.  So you’d think it would be a pretty easy phase to get the hang of… But you’d be wrong.

There’s a lot of (self imposed) pressure to make the most of each and every day.  I want to be productive (laundry, dinner prep, cleaning), but I also want to spend time doing all the things I’ve missed doing while working at an office job (leisurely coffee, yoga, baking, patio gardening, etc).

And there’s a trap that comes with working from home all day… One I actually anticipated as being a challenge: the opportunity to constantly snack.  I am absolutely an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ kind of girl, but even if it’s fully out of sight, I still know if it’s in the house.  In the office, I only have access to the snacks (or lack thereof) that I brought that day.  At home, I have full rein of the kitchen, all day.  With that in mind, here’s a look at what I ate yesterday.

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9:00am – Bulletproof coffee

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11:00am [WORKOUT] – Yoga @ LA Fitness (primarily stretching and talking about “expansion”)

11:30pm – Stovetop Banana Oats w/ chia and flax seeds, topped with toasted almonds, sunflower seed butter, and honey

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3:00pm – More than a couple squares of these Banana Oat Bars (recipe coming soon)

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7:00pm [WORKOUT] – Back to LA Fitness with Andrew for an Arm day and some Interval sprints.  I did this arm workout (by Peanut Butter Fingers) using 7.5 lb weights.  It was quick but effective.  I’m feeling it today, in a good way.

8:30pm –  Baked chicken and sweet potatoes.  The chicken took a while to reach the safe “chicken temperature”, which is 165 degrees in case you were wondering, so we started with our baked sweet potatoes (crumbled bacon on top).

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And then sliced up the chicken (“breaded” with panko crumbs and spices).

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Aaaand of course, around 10pm we broke out the Banana Oat Bars again.  Looking back, I didn’t do too bad on the snacking front, but I’m now realizing that I didn’t eat ANYthing green yesterday.  Huh.  My bad.

 

Happy Wednesday, everyone. 🙂

Amy

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Curious what else I eat on Wednesdays? Check out some of my past WIAW posts below…

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As always, you can check out what others are eating today at Peas & Crayons.

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