Another day, another Wednesday
Another delicious oatmeal breakfast
A protein oatmeal/strawberry yogurt parfait with banana’s and a granola topping. Making oats the night before made this seemigly elaborate breakfast a very hurried afair. Actually getting a decent picture is what took the most time 😛
A hastly scarfed down snack – banana/blueberrie oatmeal snack bar, apple and some banana granola (2x)
Eating granola too fast gives you a stomach ache – lesson learned
A hurriedly prepared lunch – a cous cous chickpea, tomato and corn salad with a balsamic dressing.
And a plain jane (i.e IBS friendly dinner) – grilled eggplant, boiled eggs and crackers.
Dinner was weird because after snack and a paricularly severe IBS attack I wasn’t hungry AT ALL. It took me 4 hours before I could even think about eating again (I’m usually starving after 2). But I did what was right for my body, and thankfully I was able to eat dinner without any major consequences. Normally I might be tempted to skip dinner, but I had a pretty good workout earlier on and I knew I needed the fuel.
Unpictured were a nectarine, a plum and my afternoon snack (yogurt topped with a bit of cereal and an orange). And a taste or two of cheese fondue in the evening.
In other news I’m going on a trip to Germany for a few days and so there won’t be any blog activity. I’ll be back though – so no worries.
Travelling for longer periods of time will present it’s own set of challanges, as I am travelling with some hardcore meat eating/dairy consuming fanatics. My friends are generally understanding of my food philosophy, but this isn’t ALWAYS the case. In times past not knowing where or what I was going to be eating would send me into a state of panic – but no longer. Actually, I’m very curious as to how I’ll handle the situation, but I’m very much looking forward to this trip.
I made a very encouraging discovery the other day. My friend and I were talking and drinking some wine and he mentioned (during the course of the conversation) that I was “rounding out” again. Amazingly, that comment didn’t bother me in the slightest. I was pretty sure the old “fat” feelings would come back today, but this wasn’t the case. All I feel is pride and how far I’ve come and an acceptance of my body the way it is. I know I could use an extra little meat on bones, so this comment actually boosted my self-confidence instead of lowering it. And it’s yet another reminder of how far I’ve come!
Sorry this post is all over the place, I’m crazy busy with getting ready for the trip and co-hosting a party tonight. Gotta run!
Do you ever force yourself to eat, even when you’re not hungry?
Do you have a staple “sick food” you eat when you’re not feeling well? I usually try to follow my craving and most often that turns out ok 🙂