Wow! It’s been a while since i last posted. But, I only have two weeks of classes left and then lots of finals. So, I don’t think i’ll be able to post around here as much. I can tell you that I have been eating greek yogurt messes for breakfast every day, and my lunch varies between a sandwich and eating out ahah. Yesterday, I had greek yogurt and then pizza all day and I snacked on a banana and some dots. Today I had greek yogurt for breakfast and I am planning on eating my last two slices of pizza for lunch, and then burgers and pregaming for dinner for a lax game. No pictures today but hopefully once school is over I can dedicate more time to this!
This morning I woke up and made myself a big bowl of oatmeal! I’m using the same picture as yesterday because it was essentially the same! Except I ate like twice the amount, since I had to go to the library from 8-noon and I wanted something super filling.
Then I had lunch with a friend at noon and I got sushi, again same picture because it was essentially the same. Yes, clearly I am that bland.
I also had a granola bar on the side. Then I had to prepare for a class presentation, followed by class. The presentation went well we went a little over time but it was not a big deal. For some reason I got a really strong craving for noodles, so after class my friend and I went to this Asian place called Ajumma. It was previously called CC Carryout, I got the noodles and they were NOT good. I rarely dislike noodles, but these were oily, greasy and they were sweet, which was unexpected for me. Also, they are called beef fried noodles but there was barely any beef in it! And there were no veggies just some slithers of onion. Overall, I was very disappointed.
Then I had some ice cream in celebration of something exciting for a friend of mine! I was feeling really full and gross, so I decided to attempt going to the gym. I did 30 minutes of interval training on the elliptical, and came home and drank like 2 liters of water! I definitely don’t drink a lot of water throughout the day, and then at night I feel really thirsty. As a post workout treat I had three dates with peanut butter and nutella on top! Delicious.
I woke up this morning and ate a nice big bowl of oatmeal with a little bit of peanut butter and some boysenberry jam. It was nice and warm, and just what I needed since it’s so chilly outside. I actually purchased this boysenberry jam on accident at Trader Joe’s. Before this I didn’t even know what boysenberry was haha It actually tastes good, not my favorite, but I would purchase it again.
I then went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical. Came home and showered and then made myself some pasta with chicken, vegetables, cherry tomatoes, and a lemon sauce over it. It was really good but I think I could have put more lemon in it. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of the pasta, I was so hungry I devoured it. Then I had a Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Ice Cream sandwich. At 150 calories this is the perfect ice cream treat that you can eat without feeling too guilty.
I thought I would update again this time with pics! So, for dinner I had a piece of toast (100) and tuna with veggies (200). This was a really filling meal and the veggies added on to the tuna gave it that extra flavor. I don’t really like mayo so I never buy it or use it myself in any of my meals.
Then I had a major sweet tooth, that’s a lie…I always have a sweet tooth. So I rummaged in my fridge and I found the yoplait caramel parfaits, I had two left, and I realized one expired yesterday and the other expires today. I ate both, I had too…
I also just realized that my blog is titled DENIMandDESSERT and I have not featured any of the denim I wear, and I have not baked anything. I do love dessert though, it’s just really not practical for me to bake an entire cake in college and it’s too tempting because then all I want to do is devour it. If anyone has recipes utilizing dates though I would love to see it! I have a lot of dates that I took from home and aside from eating one every morning and one before going to bed, I still have a lot and it would be nice to incorporate them into meals or something.
Also, I thought I would mention I am currently wearing a pair of Seven for All Mankind Roxanne Skinny Slimmer Jeans. I pretty much live in these jeans, they’re currently my favorite and most comfortable pair. I can also wear them with sneakers, flats, sandals, boots, wedges, and heels and they’re not too thick and not too thin so I feel fine wearing them all year. Also the wash is super dark, which I like because it is the most flattering. The only thing I wish is that the rise was a little higher. When you have a big butt and a little bit of a belly, low rise jeans don’t really look all that great because I hate muffin tops and I hate worrying that every time I sit down I am mooning the world.
So, do you have any recipes that utilize dates? And what is currently your favorite pair of jeans?
Wowowowow I have completely neglected this blog, but, I have a very good reason. I have 3 weeks of college left! And then I have finals, but all that just means that I have been extremely busy with senior activities, midterms, papers, more papers, weekly assignments etcetc so as a result I have not been taking pictures of my food or really paying attention to what I am eating. On top of all that this weekend is spring fair at our school, which means carnival food! Yesterday I had funnel cake and a lamb gyro! It was really tasty but I think all that combined with other beverages and munching gave me the worst stomachache ever.
I don’t have any pictures for today 😦 but I have also been pretty boring. I eat greek yogurt (300 with toppings) for breakfast every day, and today for lunch I had a turkey and laughing cow cheese sandwich on a roll (350) with a side of grapes (60) and a pear (80). Then I went and got some sweet potato fries (350) and some cheese on crackers (140). I might have a late night snack but that’s debatable since I need to write a 10 page paper 😦 Luckily it is pouring rain outside so I have very little incentive to go outside and get some spring fair food again.
Does this post a day after I actually write it? Hm weird. Anyways yesterday, Monday, I can’t even really remember sadly. But, I know I started my day off with Greek Yogurt, Fage brand, with some peanut butter and a few chocolate chips. I could seriously eat this for every.single.meal IT IS that good.
Today, I started off with a fage greek yogurt, chocolate chips and peanut butter (400 calories)
That lasted me until about 11am, and I had a break so I decided to get lunch. I went to Einsteins Bagels and had a plain bagel with reduced fat strawberry cream cheese (350). And I had a cup of broccoli cheddar soup (300). I used to get the bagel w/cream cheese every day freshmen year, and I was just obsessed with it. Today it tasted meh, I think the cream cheese has lost a lot of flavor and the bagels seem a lot smaller. I also bought a bag of candy by the pound, gummy worms/heath bar/malt balls, so not healthy but I am just craving chocolate lately (400). For dinner I will probably have a turkey and cheese sandwich (350) and some granola with soy milk (200)
That means I am over by about 800, which means I will be hitting the gym! I will probably run 2 miles and do some arm exercises 😦 I hate going to the gym.
I also just had to share, yesterday as part of one of my meals I had the Lobster Ravioli, Healthy Choice Steamer, and I have to say it was really yummy! It was more filling than I thought it would and there were a lot of ravioli pieces.
Wow I truly binge ate today. I have no clue what is wrong with me, it’s like I have a worm in my stomach or something
I ended up eating
Cheese and turkey sandwich (350)
Banana Flavored Yogurt (80)
Sweet Potato Fries (200)
Coffee Ice Cream (210)
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies (500)
2 Granola Bars (280)
Ritz Crackerfuls (140)
Greek Yogurt (100)
2 Dates (140)
Granola w/ soy milk (200)
Eek I won’t even calculate my total. Today was definitely a struggle day for me, I felt just very emotional and I feel like this is so hard and as much as I want to change and fix myself, it’s a lot harder than I thought it would be. I know I am probably going to gain 2-3lbs as a result of this weekend but I think I am going to have to suck it up, and just think of tomorrow as a new day and try and go back on track.