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A little less conversation..

Happy Tuesday 🙂

Hope all your weeks got off to a great start!! Mine was very nice. Yesterday was my first day to myself in a while (I love my cousin, but sometimes a girl just needs some time on her lonesome 🙂 ) And I just enjoyed the lack of company a bit. But cha know whhaatt? I also forgot to blog!! So hows about a two day re-cap yes?

Sunday was a really lovely, really lazy day.

I started with a lovely breakfast staple:

IMG_0276Eggo FibrePlus Blueberry Waffles topped with banana and tropical cottage cheese. Enjoyed with a nice tall cup of Java.

It was my cousins last full day visiting, so I had thought that we would try and do lots on the last day, (ya know, to end the trip with a BANG.) But alas, there was lots of rain outside, and my cousin was a little exhausted from the gay clubbing the night before. So instead we spent the day just chilling at home, watching some chick flicks (“Blast from the Past”, “Two Weeks Notice”) and just enjoying eachothers company 🙂

After soo much lounging, you all know I needed some snackage to get me through it:

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Vanilla Yogurt with 1/2 cup kashi puffed cereal and a sprinkling of All Bran Buds

Ohh it was yummy. And the perfect sized morning snack 🙂

Staying in also meant I finally had time to do some blogging, which was great. 🙂 I managed to keep the blog a secret for the whole of my cousins visit (snneaaakkyy), though he did stumble upon some food pictures, and seemed a little confused, but he didn’t bother asking. I assume he figured it had something to do with my recovery or something 😉

The stomach started rumbling, so some lunch was made and eaten:
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Whole wheat pita with ham, mozzarella, tomato slices and dijon mustard.
Along with some Kashi TLC Crackers, apple slices, baby carrots and some unpictured orange mango juice.

After seeing me eat these for a week, my cousin decided he wanted to try making one. Half way through his mozzarella turkey melt, he went off to Subway for a 12″ BMT. I guess once you find something you like, you stick with it yeah?

Which is why I will be sticking close by my Panini grill 🙂

As I told you all, we had planned on hosting a potluck dinner that night. But the combination of the rain, and the fact that Sunday usually ends up being hangover-city for my friends, not as many people were able to attend as we had expected. So we decided to just continue down the same lazy path for the day and cancel the potluck. While my cousin was bummed to not be able to say bye to everyone properly, some girls dropped by to say bye throughout the evening, and others sent their goodbyes to him in texts 🙂 He was feeling the love.

Some time later more snack-age happened:

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Vanilla Boost, 1/2 english muffin with laughing cow cheese and diced tomato

This is quickly becoming a favourite snack. Quick and absolutely delicious!

Because it was my cousins last night, and there was no potluck dinner going down, we decided to go out for dinner. So me, my mom, my dad, my cousin and another guest we had visiting from Sweden (we really were a full house last week) went to dinner at an Italian place downtown.

I didn’t bring my camera, as I was more focused on celebrating my cousins visit, but picture this dinnaaahh:

whole wheat bread slice with butter, 1 tomato slice with boccocini as an appetizer (we were sharing) and as a main I had a grilled salmon fillet, with some type of butter sauce, boiled potatoes and green beans.

Now to be truthful, the butter sauce did freak me out a bit. Although I include fats in all my meals (butter, olive oil etc) this uncontrolled, unknown amount of melted butter poured over my fillet caused some panic. I tried my best to just enjoy the added flavour, and not let the “calories” hinder my meal. It was tough, but I did my best.

When these situations arise, I try to just think “how would a normal person react to this situation?” In this case, they would probably just indulge in the great flavours of this dish, they would maybe even dip some of the fish in the extra butter sauce on the plate!! So should I be scared or nervous? No!!

After dinner we headed back home, and spent the rest of the evening on the back porch, telling jokes and recapping his trip. It was a really lovely end to a lazy day 🙂

This made the day even sweeter:

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Mini So Delicious Neapolitan Ice cream Sandwich (these are sooo good, my gosh!) with some vanilla pudding and chocolate milk 😉

I am definetley planning on trying more of the So Delicious coconut milk ice cream products, cause this one, wins lots and lots of prizes in my books.

Then Came Monday:

I woke up bright and early (around 6:30) to get my cousin up, and ready to head to the airport. I made him a nice goodbye breakfast on the go, egg mcmuffin, with 1 scrambled egg, 1 slice mozzarella and keettcchup, with a sliced green apple on the side.

For my breakie: I made a whole wheat pita with 1 tbsp peanut butter and a whole naner sliced up. I put that baby in the panini grill, then wrapped it in some paper towel and enjoyed it on the car ride to the airport. Yummmy on the go 🙂 No photo though, sorry girls!!

So my cousin set off for Iceland well fed, and with little issue at the airport. I was really sad to see him go. We had quite a fun 2 weeks, but at the same time I think we were both ready for a bit of a break. There is only so much time you can spend with someone before they start to drive you a little crazy, and 12 days was the perfect dosage, not too much and not too little 🙂

It also was not too hard to say bye to him, because I am headed to Iceland for 6 days next week 🙂 I have already been once this summer for about 2 weeks. But this time we are going to a family reunion thats going down at the beginning of August. Hence I will be reunited with my cousin in no time. 😉

After dropping my cousin off at the airport, me and the momma drove around the city a bit, she stopped off at Starbucks and picked up a nonfat iced latte and a feta spinach wrap for herself. Mommas review? Latte was delicious, feta wrap was…suspicious…
She ended up giving up on the wrap about half way through.

I didn’t have anything, cause I had this lovely snack waiting for me at home:
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Peanut Toffee Buzz Clif and 1% Milk

This is becoming one of my favourite flavours. Its up there with the maple nut clif. I have yet to try the white chocolate macadamia nut clif which I am sure could probably trump both from what I hear. Some day..some dayy..

After some more lounging with my momma I made a yuuummmyyy lunch:

IMG_0341Two slices rye bread with ham, melty cheddar cheese, tomato slices and dijon mustard – panini grilled. Along with some apple slices, baby carrots, Kashi TLC Crackers which were dipped in 1 tbsp salmon cream cheese (see it there?? in the corner, you see it? yum.) all washed down with some orange mango juice.

I had not had rye bread in sooooooo long, so I was stoked when we picked some up at the store the other day.  It had been too long friends, too long. It was an absolutely delicious sandwich. The bread was so soft, and yet crispy at the same time from the panini grilling. Perfection.

As I said, I decided to just enjoy some time on my own, and spent the rest of the day watching sit coms with my momma, checking facebook, walking around my neighbourhood etc. It was a lovely, and exactlly what I needed yesterday – being that it was the first day to myself in a while. So I am sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, I was just so busy indulging in my solitude. :p

I also indulged in this snack:
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Tropical Cottage Cheese, with 1/3 cup of all bran buds.
I was also unable to finish all of my clif bar in the morning (was a little full), so I crumbled what was left of it into the cottage cheese as well, and as a cherry on top?
A peanut butter puffin. Yumms. Washed down with some vanilla soy milk.

This snack was delicious! Definetley a repeat sometime soon, but probably better to have it when dinner is far off, cause the protein from the cottage cheese and the clif made me stuufffeeeddd.
But ya’ll know that didn’t stop me from going out for some lovely sushi with the family 🙂

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while can probably guess what I got, is it lame I always order the same thing? Probably yes. But its just so gosh darn goooooood.

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Seaweed salad and a california roll (heart, love, kisses, hugs)

After dinner me and the fam headed over to the movies to see “500 days of Summer”

I loved this movie!! It was romantic, funny, sad, artistic, all wrapped up into one. Also the music in it was soo great. I will for suree be picking up the soundtrack sometime sooon. The fam loved it too, so girlies, if your looking for a film for ce soir? this is thee one 🙂

After the movie, me, my mom and my brother decided to walk home (about 10 minutes) cause the summer night weather was too good to pass up.

All in all it was another lovely day (hope this pattern continues 😉 ), and it was great to spend some quality time with the fam after the constant craziness of my cousins visit.

Alright well this post is long long long, so I’m gonna end it here. I have lots to tell you guys from happenings today, but I’ll save them goodies for tomorrows post!

Ooops, EDIT:
Now how could I have forgotten to include last night dessert?

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Mini Vanilla Chocolate Hagen Dazs Bar with Chocolate Milk

My oh my, it had been toooooo long since my last hagen dazs. I found mini versions in the store the other day and was sooo stoked. I could have my hagen daz fill, without actually becoming too full! win win win.

Love, as always
xx

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Full House

Well ladies, its hump day again 🙂

These summer weeks are just flying by eh? I can’t beleive its already mid-July!!

So this hump day, I am in much less of a slump than the last one 🙂 My cousin arrived from Iceland last night! He is one of my best friends, and I am so stoked to have him here for 2 weeks! We have lots of fun stuff planned, shopping, sight seeing, baseball games, clubbing 😉 I cannot remember the last time my house was this full! Between January and April it was just me and my dad, but then my mom came back from Iceland, then my brother, and now my cousin. Full House 🙂

While my cousin knows everything that is going on with me, and that I am on a food schedule etc, I’m not gonna make him eat at my house all the time while he is on vacation! This means we will be taking him to restaurants and having some unplanned eats, but I will try the best I can to just be flexible. I’m also a little embarrassed about having to eat so often in front of him (6 times a day), but thats something I just have to get over if he is going to be here for 2 weeks. In reality, its nothing to be embarrased about! I’m trying to get better, and food is my (delicious) medicine! I am sure he will understand 🙂

Im gonna try my best to keep posting, but I may not be able to some days just cause things wills probably be a little hectic. Also, Im not telling my cousin about the blog, so food photo taking will have to be stealthy haha. I will for sure keep checking all your blogs though, no doubt about that!

Alright, on to some eats, all of these are from Monday 🙂
Breakfast:
DSC01816 Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, with 1/2 english muffin, topped with 1 tbsp DCD and sliced banana. 

Please ignore the splenda pack, I caved a little. Had half of it on the english muffin, and then realisedits tastes kinda bad!

 
I beleive my days of splenda loving are over!  
Can I get an aaaaaamen!?

That breakie kept me quite full for a few hours, but low and behold, a snack was consumed around 12:
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Strawberry Cottage Cheese, All Bran Buds, and some mo’ Java.

Just as I was finishing my snack, my mom said she was heading off to yoga. I asked if I could tag along, and she was ddooowwwn. 

It was my first time doing a normal class in about 2 years (I usually have private sessions, with the same teacher) and it was really fun! The stuff they were doing was a little more intense than what I do, but I just did what I could, and when the poses got too hard, I just chilled in childs pose. 🙂 It was fun!

After yoga we headed home, where I made some much needed lunch:
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Brown Rice wrap with 2 slices turkey, melty mozzarella, tomato, lettuce and mustard. Apple slices, baby carrots, kashi crackers and some mango orange juice on the side. This was delicious, as always.

However, I do think that my lunches need a little more variety. Its always a similar sandwich with the same sides, and frankly, I am getting a little bored. Maybe a falafel one day? or a PB+J? 🙂 we will see what I come up with..

After lunch I did a little blogging and commenting, followed by a walk around the neighbourhood with my mom, cause on such a beaaauty of a day, its a shame to be inside for all of it!

When I got home from the walk, it was snack time once again:
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Vanilla yogurt with a crumbled up fruit n fibre bar (love em high fructose corn syrups…for some reason in Canada its labelled as glucose-fructose..odd yes?) and a strawberry boost. 

 

This was delicious and not too filling, which was key cause momma was cookin’ up a storm in the kitchen, and this time I got a picture of the magical result.

This is probably one of my favourite dinners of all time:
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Salmon poached in lemon juice and white wine, steamed veggies, brown rice, laughing cow for added flava on the veg, and some apple slices for dessert. Washed down with some vanilla soy milk 🙂

This was sooo good. I used to make this all the time, but for some reason had stopped making it. And ever since my mom made this on Friday night, I have been talking about how delicious it was, so she felt a repeat was in order. I wasn’t gonna argue 🙂

After dinner we all just lounged around the house. I also got to talking to one of my best friends who is spending the year in London, England. She has had such an incredible time. She got herself a job doing lighting for play productions there, and has since been asked by bands to do lighting for their gigs, and by event promoters to do lighting for their club events. preeeettyy snazzzy. The girl is finally returning to Canada in August, and I could not be happier. Though Im sure she would much rather just stay in England (can you really blame her?) 

Somethin’ Sweet:

DSC01845 Deep chocolate vitamffin with a kids vanilla fudge sundae cup, and some chocolate milk 🙂

 This was not the best ice cream I have ever had, so instead of eating it separate, I kinda melted it into the muffin, and it turned into a kind of chocolate mush. All I can say is YUM! 

In other news, I saw my dietitian yesterday and had a weigh in. She said my food records looked good, and that I was still doing really well. Only issue being that my gains are still not quite as good as they should be. For example I only gained 0.5 pound this time. So we agreed that I should try my best to get in every single serving (some days I miss one to two), and always get the supplement in, and see where that takes me. I’m gonna try my best to do that,so that I can keep seeing good results! This makes it all the more important for me to just stick to the meal plan, regardless of what my cousin may think of all the food I’m eating [too be honest, in all likelihood, he probably won’t even think about it, its prob just my ED being like: BE EMBARRASED! Lame ED…lame lame lame.]

Also, over the past few days I have gotten some e-mails from girls reading the blog, which has been really nice 🙂 Thank you for your e-mails!!

I just wanted to say that if anyone has any questions, or just wants to talk, I love getting e-mails, so do no hesitate to contact me 🙂 Also thank you all for reading my ramblings, its so great to know that some of you find it helpful, and I am really loving the blogging community 🙂

So as I said, I will try my best to keep posting, but there may be a few days here and there when I am a little less active than usual.

Hope you all have a great hump day! 
xx

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