I have always been some what… hesitant about joining the WIAW train. I love the idea of presenting to readers interesting eats, new meals, etc. But, I worried that deciding to do such a thing would force me to [one] feel embarrassed about some of my dietary normalities (or abnormalities), [two] feel a need to mentally watch everything going into my mouth on a given day and [three] feel the need to compare my daily eats with others.
Now, I know for a fact that none of the above are true reasons to post a WIAW. In fact, the whole point is to display to readers what healthy truly is for you! For some, that does not mean vegetables at every meal, and that is OK.
So, finally, I made a choice to do it. Why? To battle the reasons stated above. I should never feel embarrassed about what I choose to eat if it makes me feel good, right? Comparison only leads to self-hatred (something I am trying to rid myself of) and let’s be honest, I pretty much do keep a mental tally of what I eat. Not to restrict, but – right now – to ensure I am getting enough :)
So, here goes.
A big thanks goes out to Jenn of course!
[confession number one: boring breakfast]
l always have oatmeal for breakfast. Always in the exact same bowl mug.
Often I will think to myself that I will have toast and perhaps something vegetable-y or egg like, with toast. But nope. By the time morning actually arrives, all I want is a big bowl of oatmeal.
I do often go a little crazy. Adding different fruits [left: blueberries and banana, right: nectarine and banana]. There s ALWAYS banana though, and almond butter and yogurt or cottage cheese.
[confession two: I suck at lunches]
Lately I have been ‘grazing’ at lunch time. I am never sure if I am hungry or bored. So I’ll have a ‘half lunch’…only to find I am hungry again later…
and again later..
[insert spoon]This is honestly something I hate about myself. OK, not hate. Dislike. Why? Because I enjoy sitting down to a good meal, but when lunch comes I am always like: ugh, I do not know what I want! So I have a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but I never feel fully satisfied. I plan to make it my goal to enjoy a full meal at lunch every this next week (Wednesday-Wednesday).[confession three: I could not live without cereal]
I LOVE cereal. LOVE IT. For, like, six months I did not eat it at all. Why? Because I had this weird feeling that it would cause me to get fat. You know, god forbid I gain 10 or so pounds at be at a healthy weight..I honestly do not crave most grains. I like bread (as shown above with cheese) and I like cereal! I prefer the crispiness to toast and crunch to cereal. I never really crave “chewy” grains, like rice or tortilla. I do like a good pita though (but, to be honest, I mostly want to enjoy pita because I foresee ample pita in the house in my future…. Baba, let’s get both white and whole wheat varieties, okay? Cereal is my all-time favourite starch. Often, I’ll just eat cereal(s) a little bread, some sweet potato and veggies galore and call my “carb” intake fulfilled.[confession four: I love simple coffee….]
I am not into big fancy coffee. Yes, I do like flavour [above is a mixture of french vanilla and regular ol’ joe] but I do not like crazy expensive name brands for coffee. My all-time favorite coffee is Maxwell House. I just love the simple taste. It isn’t anything showy, just coffee. Quite similar to the coffee itself the only thing I ever add is a few splashes of True Almond milk. And done.[confession five: I love food]Sometimes it is hard to listen to your body and give it what it wants, when it wants it. But trust me, you need to. I love food. And I hate that I’ve gone through so much hurt in regards to food. Perhaps next week I will most a legitimate ‘this is everything I ate today’, but I might just take ‘WIAW’ and make it my own, focusing on the topic of my relationship with food.Do not compare. Just eat. :)