Dear 2017, You have been a year of joy, challenge, pain, fulfilled dreams, and unrealized dreams. The challenges and disappointments you have sent my way make me want to throw you in the garbage and forget you ever happened, but deep down I know that […]
Breakfast I mixed up my breakfast! This is cinnamon oatmeal squares with almonds for some extra fat, blueberries, blackberries, milk, and an egg on the side for protein. And then I didn’t and stuck with my favorite Ezekiel toast and oatmeal combinations. Lunch Rolling Pin, […]
I have chosen to be raw and public about sharing my story in the hopes that my story may inspire and educate others. On a selfish note, I must admit that sharing my story has provided catharsis and facilitated aspects of my recovery. One might […]
Hope is now getting in and out of the car with less fear and going under the tunnel on the pathfinder and over the bridge on the pathfinder with less trepidation. She also has learned “sit” and “stay” and her grandma is working to teach her “let’s dance”. She really is such a joy, and a great asset to my life.
My parents started watching this with my sister during the Christmas holidays, and my parents and I have continued working our way through Season 1 each weekend. I didn’t realize how little I know about British history and how interested I am in learning more!
Similar idea, different show. My mom DVR’s Victoria on Masterpiece, and I’ve caught some snippets of the 2nd season with her. I plan to start the first season on Amazon Prime when I return to OKC.
King of My Heart by Bethel Music-YouTube video here
Church has become my one true place of freedom from the difficulties of this season, the heartbreak I continue to experience, and the uncertainties of the future. This song was on the set list last week, and I find the lyrics so applicable and comforting. I’ve been listening to the song on repeat this week. (Side note: I think it’s time for a new recovery season playlist 🙂 )
Breakfasts Public Service Announcement: Choose whole milk yogurt! This whole milk blueberry yogurt was so satiating. I pledge to never buy light n’ fit greek yogurt again. I also had cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread (also a must try in my opinion!) + buttahhhh + fried […]
This week started with the Super Bowl and is ending with some friend time. There was some fun, volunteering, and yummy food in between. What did you do this week?
Tulsa NEDA Walk: I finally registered to do the Tulsa NEDA walk. The walk is February 25th at 2 p.m. If you would like to join or support my team with a donation, go here and click either “register” or “donate” in the top right corner. My team name is “Hopeful” and the password is “Doodle”. I hope to see you February 25!
The Puppy Bowl: I’ve never watched the Puppy Bowl before, but my mom turned it on this year to watch with Hope. There was the sweetest little goldendoodle that had to have one of her legs amputated that stole my heart.
Braum’s: If you’re from Oklahoma, this needs no further explanation. If you aren’t from Oklahoma, you’re missing out on some amazing ice cream.
Salad kits: I love salad, but I struggle to incorporate enough healthy fat and carbs into the salads I make for myself. Plus, I spend a lot of time chopping. Salad kits to the rescue! My favorite ones are Caesar (a classic) and Kale Pecan Cranberry. These kits make an easy side for dinner and are a breeze.
Honey ginger chicken: I made this recipe for dinner this week and it was so good.
Heat protector spray: Every time I get my hair cut, the stylist inevitably asks me if I use a heat protector spray. I finally decided to actually take their advice and got TREsemme heat tamer spray at Wal Mart. So far, so good!
Valentine’s Day cards: Hope is my official Valentine this year, but I still had some fun picking out some Valentine’s Day cards at Wal Mart to mail to some family and friends.
Did you watch the Puppy Bowl? What are your Valentine’s Day plans?
I’m going to begin this post by stating that I am one lucky girl. I have very supportive family, friends and co-workers that have put up with a lot (too much, really) over the past several years that this eating disorder has been an issue in my […]
Breakfasts: I have 2-3 breakfasts I typically cycle through depending on my mood that morning.
This was 2 slices Ezekiel’s cinnamon raisin toast + butter, a fried egg, fresh berries, whole milk yogurt, and green juice.
Two waffles, real maple syrup, raspberries + blackberries, coffee flavored full fat yogurt, green machine juice
A hearty bowl of oats with almonds, green juice, berries, whole milk yogurt, and a fried egg
I’ll be honest and admit that lunch is something I should work to add some more variety too. More often that not, I have a turkey sandwich at home.
One day, my mom and I went to The Rolling Pin in downtown Bartlesville. Their bread is my favorite 🙂
I didn’t have a whole lot of time between volunteering and counseling, so I made a quick stop at Subway.
Whipped up a salad with feta cheese and poppyseed dressing with pretzels on the side one day at home.
Made this yummy Mediterranean spaghetti squash a la cookieandkate for my parents one night. I left out the olives, added tomatoes and mozzarella cheese (more protein!), and put the squash back in for about 10 minutes after adding the salad and cheese to get the cheese nice and melty. Served with pita chips, hummus, and cucumber.
I had an unpictured hamburger + sweet potato fries at home last Saturday, and pizza at the Hideaway on Sunday.
Built our own burrito bowls a la Chipotle one hight. This had rice, beans, chicken, cheese, avocado, cilantro, peppers, and tomatoes.
Steak, potatoes, kale salad
Sushi! Sushi was a “go-to” meal in my disorder. My attitudes towards eating it were very maladaptive- first, I didn’t order enough to properly fuel myself. Second, there was a time when I would only eat out if it was to get sushi. Third, I had a rule that I could only eat it for dinner. Now, I know that sushi is one of my favorite foods. Because it’s not very dense, I make sure to have at least two rolls and some sort of appetizer with it. We grabbed it for lunch one day in Arizona (love breaking those ED rules!!), and I’m happy to say that I hadn’t had sushi since then when I went out for sushi with my parents (~3 weeks). I’ve been out to eat at plenty of restaurants besides sushi places since then, also. I’ll say that marks some good progress 🙂
I’m hoping to get back in to the swing of meal planning + prepping in the coming weeks. It’ll make the transition back to working easier for sure. Any go-to recipes you love to make? What has been the tastiest thing you have eaten lately?