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Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a great week!

Today’s What I Ate Wednesday Post is pretty long, so let’s get straight to it!

If you’re new to WIAW, head over to Peas and Crayons and learn what it’s all about and see all the other bloggers who are participating!

  
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Today’s WIAW comes from Saturday, the day of my 10 mile long run! My official group run with CARA had been cancelled due to “excessive heat” (it was 82 when I got up at 4:45) so I decided to do it myself and try and get out there a little earlier!

Since I wanted to be out the door ASAP, I got up and headed straight to the coffee machine! It was coffee and water for me, and then half a banana with PB for some fuel.

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Banana in a Christmas mug:

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Coffee in a normal mug:

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And water in a KD tumbler!

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When I got back from my run I wasn’t hungry (pretty dehydrated) but I knew I had to eat something so I made an over easy egg and a sweet potato and managed to eat almost all of it. And yes, this is an old picture… Ignore the green stuff.

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After breakfast, I headed down to the farmers market in an attempt to beat the heat! Unfortunately, it was already 98 degrees… Oh well.

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I did get some zucchini and yellow squash, and of course some more berries! Soooo delicious!

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On the walk home I was dying of thirst and had already finished the water bottle I brought with me. I decided to stop into starbucks for some cool air and an iced green tea! My friend taught me a trick: order it without water! That way it’s all green tea (they normally add water to dilute it) and the ice melting doesn’t make it super watery!

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When I got home, I snacked on a few of the berries before heading to lunch with my brother. We went to a Mexican restaurant (his favorite) and I got the Bare-it-all-rrito! It’s basically a burrito but without the flour tortilla. I also ordered a side of avocado to add to it for some healthy fats! Very delicious.

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After lunch I was feeling pretty exhausted from all the heat and walking around, so I headed home and rested up before a blogger meet up! I had some more berries to snack on before the meet up:

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I started up a Chicago Bloggers Facebook Group (please join if you’re a Chicago-area blogger!) and set up a quick meet-up at Forever Yogurt! There were four of us there: myself (duh), Lindsay from Running the Windy City, Molly from Heart, Sole and Cereal, and Elyssa at Sweet Tooth Runner!

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Photo Courtesy of Lindsay!

I got strawberry banana and cherry, with plenty of berries on top, some mochi (I think?) a few mini reeses pieces and two mini PB cups! Haha love those. Delicious as always!

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Forever Yogurt is right next to a Whole Foods, so I headed up there to do little grocery shopping and grabbed some food from the hot bar for dinner! So good, and it was under $10! Haha I was shocked because I felt like I got a ton of heavy veggies since they’d all been roasted! Some chicken and beans in there too for protein, and a few chips for good measure.

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After dinner I had some more ice cream… Haha it was a HOT day! And my post-run hunger was setting in, no more nausea like earlier in the morning! I’m also trying to eat less sugar, so I had my Artic Zero (which really isn’t ice cream… haha it’s like protein ice cream) with some raspberries and PB2. Normally I get a few candies, like chocolate covered nuts, from Whole Foods to top my ice cream with, but the sugar is just too much so I’m cutting back!

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Here’s where things get… interesting. A little bit later I was CRAVING some PB and berries. I should have had some tea or just gone on a walk (I was definitely full) but I ate the PB and berries anyway. Bad idea. Delicious. But bad idea. I also ended up eating a big handful of roasted peanuts that I’d gotten at Whole Foods earlier with chocolate PB2…

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I considered just not mentioning it, but I’m trying to be honest about the emotional/binge eating that I mentioned before! Although this tasted great, I felt AWFUL afterwards. I think being more honest about instances like this is going to help me avoid them in the future. I know sugary things are a big trigger for me, so maybe just no “ice cream” for a while? Maybe the froyo set me off for the rest of the day… Sigh. I love froyo.

I also think a lack of breakfast didn’t help, my body was probably starving for more calories! One of my big goals for the next few weeks is to eat a breakfast with more healthy fats and add a morning snack in. I’m always starving by the time I eat lunch, which is never a good thing! Good thing I’ve got great support from some of my friends! (and of course all of you!).

 

Do you have a hard time being honest about certain things?

What’s your favorite froyo/ice cream flavor? (mine’s strawberry)

Do you have random mugs and cups in your house?



 

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