Day by Day

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hello petunias and Happy Friday! If you can't already tell by my post title, but my motto these days has been "day by day" meaning I am taking each by day! Pretty self explainatory if you ask me. I have learn to just take each day as a brand new day and not dwell on the past or worry about the future but more importantly focus on the PRESENT!

Eats lately... Purely O's are just like Cheerios but smaller and more air-y. The only thing I don't like about them is they tend to get quite soggy when mixed in my yogurt messes. No biggie, I will survive and still eat them ;)Obviously I have been eating yogurt messes pretty much erryday!Strawberry Yoplait was dynamite (since I am listening to this song as I type this). I loved how thick it was and the strawberry flavor!Strawberry banana yogurt mess in a jarSo I am pretty sure I have a new found love of making omelets..and obviously eating them ;) This is a broccoli and cheese egg omelet with an english muffin topped with strawberry jam. Omelets will never get old because they are packed with protein, quick and easy to make, and most importantly tastyyy.
I definitely have been getting in my fair share of healthy fats and peanut butters in my snacks lately.

Lunches have been pretty typical of me. Either turkey & cheese or tuna & cheese and you can probably tell that I am lovin' pears right now. Just sayin'. But there was one day when I did have a juicy peach ;)

I must say this past week I have been working real hard on my dinner meals since they always seem to be a problem for me. I have been cooking more and more of my meals and eating different foods as well.

Now something I have NOT had in a longgg time (probs since before my ED) is Mac & Cheese. Oh how I used to love it and it is defs still a staple food in my house these days for my younger sis.

I found this package of
Annie's White Cheddar Mac & Cheese of individual servings and decided to give them a try. I thought I would do better with the individual packets rather than the box and then having to figure out how much to have and such, I thought this would be easier but still yet a challenge.
I know this may sound like a shocker but I have never had any of Annie's products before! I know can you believe that?! Well I sure can't because I have defs been missing out on a lot of delish foods. This mac & cheese was great and I loved the white cheddar cheese!
To pump up my mac & cheese I added a can of tuna! It may sound weird but it was delish. This was the first time I have ever had Tuna Mac & cheese and I don't know where I got the idea but I must have seen it somewhere before and decided to give it a try and it was a great combo together. I will defs be re-creating this meal again but next time I am gonna add some broccoli! I am getting hungry just thinking about it.

Tonight I went out with my younger sis and cousin to Chili's for dinner.

We started with the usual chips & salsa which I actually took part in and ate this time! We go to Chili's quite frequently and ever since my ED I would never have any chips. I would only just eat my meal because ED told me I didn't need any chips before my meal but yet again what does he know. I was very proud of myself for eating the chips before my meal rather than sitting there watching everyone else at the table eat them. I definitely had my fair shair of chips and salsa tonight!

For my meal I ordered the NEW Carribean Salad with Grilled Shrimp. Fresh pineapple, mandarian oranges, dried cherries, green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds and honey-lime dressing. It was the prefect summer salad and yum is all I have to say!

Ta-ta my lovies and have a great night and weekend!



Lindsay Cotter said...

I love Annies Mac and cheese with TUna! Not weird at all! Great minds think alike. :)

Jess said...

White chocolate wonderful?! YESSS. SO delish.
<3 jess

Erin said...

I've completely fallen in love with yogurt messes this summer. So much cooler than oatmeal -- I'll be happy to get back to oats in the fall but for now, it's all about the crunch and sweetness. :)

Anonymous said...


Please hear me loud and clear when I say that you are an INSPIRATION to me. I restrict food so instinctually that it's practically like breathing. Sometimes I feel like I will fall apart if I don't restrict my food because it makes me feel triumphant and successful. I know that's just ED talking to me all day long and that I will only be successful when I tell ED to stop talking to me!
ED tells me all day long that I will fall apart if I eat food other than rice cakes, vegetables, and yogurt. Seeing the pictures of your eats makes me feel like I can eat those different foods and that everything will still be okay. Your eats even make food seem fun and exciting instead of stressful and burdensome. I'm really excited to eat salad with dressing and to try Annie's mac and cheese with tuna.
I just want to thank you for putting yourself out there. You make me feel less alone in the battle against ED. I know that you get negative comments here and there, but don't listen to them because you are doing amazing. When I have trouble eating real food, I will think of how you did it and so I can too. Thank you, Jenna!


Amy said...

Loving the yoghurt messes, they look so pretty yet messy (:

I've never had cheerios, but I shall try them asap!!

Gina said...

Tuna mac and cheese is awesome! I also put some broccoli or peas in mine- sooo good!

Sherry G said...

Great new frame of mind and awesome progress!

Trying To Heal said...

ah honeybun! great job with the mac and cheese and the chips and salsa! such great steps and i hope you make so many more this summer!

Jenna said...

erin i am glad you are enjoying yogurt messes these summer days as much as i am :)

Jenna said...

emily! your comment made me smile and i am so glad you look up to me as inspiration!
keep pushing along and i promise it wil get easier!

katie anne said...

oo that yogurt in a jar sounds soo good! better than oats !! must get on the mac n cheese idea. im like u and do better with individual servings...when it comes to anything!!!!! i luv u and am glad ur trying! thats all we can do right?!xoxo

Anonymous said...

r u still doin the boosts???

Jenna said...

yup i have a boost every night for an evening snack!

Ilana said...

ahh jenna you sound like your putting your head in the right place. i'm happy for you!

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