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WIAW with a purpose

 It’s Wednesday, naw meen?!  Thanks Jenn for hosting another fabulours WIAW!My eats have been less adventuresome than they were this summer when I had all the time in the world to prep.  This is what I’ve been living off of since school started.  Easy.  Quick.  Tastay.

sweet potatoes with maple & ground flaxseed, sauteed spinach, fresh apple

2 egg whites with broccoli, spinach, cottage cheese, salsa, avocado, Morningstar veggie burger

many overnight oats in a blender with frozen bananas and pb - favorite breakfast

sweet potatoes with almond butter & cinnamon

breakfast cookie dough cereal w/almond butter, raisins and frozen blueberries

greek yogurt messes

and lottssss of cereal!———-This is totally not WIAW-related, and I don’t want to sound too preachy but this has been on my heart constantly lately!  “and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.  God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each of us.” – Acts 17:26I know for me, I am not happy with where I am physically [located] right now.  I constantly question “is this really where I’m supposed to be”?  Because really, I’m a firm believer in liking the town where you choose to go to college!  I try to maintain a positive attitude, but that doesn’t change the fact that I straight up don’t like it here.  This verse hit me hard.  I know that it wasn’t a mistake or a coincidence that I chose to come here.  Although I don’t like it, there is a greater purpose behind it that hopefully one day will be so clear.  After reading numerous blogs, I realize I’m not the only one who feels completely lost, unsure if this is the right move and place, etc.  But know that there is a reason for where you are and what you’re doing.  God’s timing is so perfect, so trust it!———-Have a happy happy Wednesday and after today, we’re on the downslope to the weekend 😀Favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes?  I like mine steamed in the microwave topped with maple syrup and almond butter.  Sweet tater fries, in smoothies, etc…but I need to jazz them up every once in a while!

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It’s my party, I can eat if I want to

Basically, God is so good to me! I celebrated my birthday yesterday (kind of, if you count being at work for half the day a celebration) and I always get super nostalgic on birthdays.  I love looking back and seeing how things changed over the year and how God brought me from point A to point B.  I spent the morning at work, chilled at the hospital with my best friend, spent 3 hours at Best Buy trying to update our family’s cell phone plan, and had the largest. sushi. dinner. ever.  It was great, but these are reasons why the past year was even greater:

Healing. Recovery. A year ago today, I was stuck; completely sucked into the world of an eating disorder and every day was a struggle.  There was no light at the end of the tunnel in sight, and I honestly never thought I could recover. Thanks to God’s grace alone, and the help of a few special people, I can now say that I’m recovering.  Every day is a new step forward, even if it feels like a step back.  Health and happiness are my goals instead of starvation and bingeing.

The importance of family.  As I got sucked down the vortex of an ED life, I isolated myself and lost pretty much every single friend.  Friends that I would have done literally anything for. It was my fault, yet I blamed the world.  The good that came out of it?  I grew closer to my family.  It finally hit me that family are (most of the time) the people that will stand by you, stick up for you, and support you when the rest of the world doesn’t.

I discovered my passion for food, health, baking, and fitness.  It goes beyond wanting to be skinny, but it’s a lifestyle that I fell in love with because it allows me to enjoy life to the fullest.  In the future, I hope to pursue my desire to own a bakery and feed hungry children through it. Don’t ask me how, or when, but I feel like God places desires on our hearts that he wants us to pursue with everything we have.  After 20 years of searching, I think I’ve found mine.

Gifts aren’t my love language, but I did get some rockin’ ones.

Oh hallelujah sweet baby Jesus!  I hope it lives up to the hype and doesn’t disappoint.  Smoothies galore.

A birthday isn’t a birthday without circus animal cookies.  These things are only allowed in my pantry once a year because I inhale them like nobody’s business.  In fact, these are a make-it or break-it for me at froyo places.  If these white & pink babies aren’t a topping, screw the store!

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Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your Sunday!

Favorite birthday gift ever?

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