My very first What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW)
and What the Rat Ate Wednesday (WTRAW).
I have mixed feelings about posting a Wednesday “food diary” of sorts. I know first hand what the comparison trap does, and having struggled with disordered eating, I know seeing the quantities that others eat can make you feel inadequate. I know that I have at least a few readers who have had (or have) similar issues to my own. I would like to hear from you about what you think about me doing WIAW.
As for myself, I am learning to look out of curiosity at others eats and not for comparison. That’s not to say that I don’t still often think “crap, I eat WAAYY more than that!“. But though a part of me freaks out that it takes soo much food to satisfy me, another part (an ever-growing one) is a bit proud, too :).
Please– I need feedback on this!
But we’ll get to the food and my day, shall we?
6:15 am– woke up. (wished I could have woken up at 5:30 instead!)
7:00 am– Pre-breakfast food (I get up early and family breakfast isn’t until 10 am).
Apple slices (1/2 small apple), and steamed potato and scoop of leftover “vegan risotto” rice from night before. I cut up two potatoes and steamed them (favorite food!)– put half in my bowl and saved the rest to eat later.
Accompanied by stevia sweetened cocoa :)– my version of a “cup of joe”.
I got a random craving to run this morning. Therefore I laced my shoes up and set out at about ten to nine– I jogged/walked to the park nearby, did handstands and cartwheels on the dew soaked grass (fun!), and came home by 9:30 am to make breakfast for the family.
10:00 am: Family breakfast!
Big bowl (about 2 cups?) cream of kasha topped with almond milk foam, cashews, ground flax, and a few apple chunks and raisins.
UNPICTURED: rest of my two steamed potatoes from earlier, another cup of stevia cocoa.
The rat ate:
The baby rats got spayed today (finally their congestion cleared up!), and they stay overnight, so it was just Vinny to feed. Problem is, I kept putting way too much in his bowl since I forget that it is Twiggy and Robin weren’t there!
Insert here: blog reading, internet paraphernalia, and then errand running (on my bike– thrift shopping, bank, and our garden plot at the community garden to water and harvest greens.
1:45ish: I came home for a lunch of:
Lettuce and kale base with fresh corn, apple, lots of pickle, shredded carrot, a few big spoonfuls of black beans. When I reached near the bottom of the bowl (you know, when there is only greens left and no toppings?) I sprinkled almonds and raisins in to make it more appealing to finish!
Spent the afternoon reading magazines from the library with Vinny outside, on a blanket on the lawn! Then my parents and I walked a few blocks to the local farmers market (while I sipped on some more stevia cocoa in my thermos with my glass straw :). I have been loving that stuff today!). The market just started today!
4:30– got home and made a snack to wait for dinner:
6:30– my mommy calls us up dinner!
UNPICTURED: blackberry jam and lemon mint syrup (my sister bought it from the market) on bread, plus an extra bit of both dressing and bread.
The rat had a mini version of that :).
Feedback on What I Ate Wednesdays, please!
ps: just noticed there wasn’t as much nut and nut butter action going on today. Weird! I normally have a ton of the stuff! I guess I was just really loving the salads today.