Is this really Jenna?!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hey hey hey everyone! I can't believe it is already the middle of August and I go back to school in 13 days! I am excited, nervous, and anxious all at the same time!Even though I did the transition into school last fall and did pretty well, I need to make sure to do it again, but this time even better! I am in a really good place in my recovery and am doing well and I really need to continue in the right direction. I have a lot of things to look forward to this school year and I want to make the best of this year :)

I have been a busy girl lately and I just
got back from a lil vaca this past weekend with my cousins :) But without further ado I will give ya a foodie picture-y post ;)

First up is COFFEE!
Yes, coffee! I have never ever been a coffee drinker. It just never really seemed appealing to me and I didn't like the taste all that much. Honestly I never got what the BIG DEAL was! A few weeks ago I gave it a try at our hotel on vacation and since then I have been enjoying my cup of coffee in the morning :) I know a lot of bloggers drink coffee and say it is a nice "pick me up" so I decided to give it a try! It's good to try something new, right?! I also love how there are now so many flavors now! I mean come on...French Vanilla! Blueberry! Caramel! How could you go wrong? Oh yeah and I just bought some Mint Chocolate Chip coffee, can't wait to try it :)A girl can never have too much pb on her yogurt mess ;)Banana bread oats!Breaky at the Inn on vacation! Roasted taters, scrammbled eggs, engligh muffin with butter, a banana, and a glass of apple juice. 'Twas a great breakfast enjoyed outside with my cousins!Ok I don't know if it is just me or anyone else has the same reaction as I do to the Cherry Pie larabar?! I honestly think it is wayyy to sweet and it reminds me of eating sour patch kids. Not a fan, not a fan at all!But this Chocolate Peanut Butter Pure Protein Bar? Now that was something I was a fan of! I mean honestly, any bar with the words chocolate and/or peanut butter in them cannot disappoint...and it surely didn't!Again, another bar that lived up to it's name...Peanut Butter & Jelly Dipped Mojo bar.

Next up...Harrison's Roast Beef Sandwich!
Yup! Ya heard me right, I had a roast beef sandwich yesterday for lunch on our way home! Say what?! My uncle went to college nearby this famous roast beef place and he just had to stop! Hah. Now I have been here before pre-ED but when I found out we were going to stop here for some lunch I was quite nervous. I mean I hardly ever eat roast beef, and as you know I love my turkey and chicken! I was kind of hoping along the way we could stop at a Subway or a D'Angelos for me, but that was just ED talking me out of having a roast beef sandwich because it is not a "safe" food of me.

But the more I thought about it, I was not going to make my uncle and aunt make a "special" pit stop for a turkey sandwich for me. I was going to have a roast beef sandwich for lunch and that was that!
Even though I am not the biggest fan of roast beef and don't usually eat it, having it one day for lunch wasn't going to kill me and alas it was a good switch up and definitely a good challenge for myself! It was actually quite tasty cooked well done with melted cheese on a bun.Now here are my typical turkey sandwiches of mine ;)A buffalo chicken wrap that was just blah. I mean if you are going to call it a "buffalo" chicken wrap then at least put some buffalo on the meat to make it a lil zesty and my mouth burn just a bit...please!A very un-flattering (but very tasty) pic of a D'Angelo's Chicken Stir Fry in a pocket filled with grilled chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and melted swiss cheese. Yum.Could I please have a Starbuck's Caramel Macchiato? Oh yesss! A cold drink from Starbie's is a must while spending the afternoon shopping on Newbury Street!

Last week was my momma's birthday and we went to The Texas Road House for dinner. I have never been before even though there is one right up the street from me but my sister has before and said it is a pretty cool place so it was where we went! They give you a bucket of peanuts and you can throw the shells on the ground, which was pretty cool I thought ;)
For my meal I ordered the Shrimp skewers on top of a bed of rice along with a huge sweet potato and mixed veggies. The lighting was really bad but this meal was HUGE and very good!
I was re-united with my favorite salad from Panera...BBQ Chopped Chicken salad and a baguette :)A lovely home cooked meal by momma. Gonna miss these back at school :( But luckily my college is rated number 16th in the country for the best college dining hall food!!! Yeahhh.

And then I will leave you a picture of this...
Friendly's BLACK RASPBERRY ICE CREAM! This was a HUGE step for me because I can't remember the last time I had any sort of treat, which is really sad :( Onee of my goals for myself LAST summer was to have just one ice cream and I couldn't even do it, that's how deep I was in my ED.

But one night last week I just beat ED I told my mom I was going out to get myself an ice cream and she just looked at me with a smile without saying a word. I knew it meant a lot to her to hear those words come out of my mouth. So we got in the car and drove to Friendly's were I ordered my long overdue ice cream that I enjoyed with my mom :) It was a special moment in my recovery and I am glad I got to share it with my mom.
Peace out girl scouts!



Jess said...

GIRLLL, get it. You are doing AMAZING! I am beyond proud of you. Black raspberry ice cream sounds wonderful!

<3 jess

Anonymous said...

so proud of you Jenna! And did you know roast beef is actually a really good lunch meat to eat!? Especially as far as store bought goes. You should eat it more, it will give you good iron!
All your eats look so good! Im glad you are reaching out of our comfort zone. Life is too short not to eat yummy food :)

Have a great rest of your summer!


Anonymous said...

you are amazing, just wanted to let you know. :)

Becca said...

awesome job on that roast beef sammie girlie :] you rock!
love youuu

Lauren said...

Hi sweetie!!! What a wonderful post! I'm so glad you're doing SO WELL. I bet your ice cream date made your mom so happy :) So great you got to share it with her!

Keep headin' in the direction you're going and ED will cease to exist completely.



EmilyH said...

Hey Jenna!

As always, your eats are so inspiring to me. If Jenna can nourish her body with salad dressing and baguette, then so can I!!!

I totally love those Pure Protein bars, so I'm glad you've found them. I've tried all of the flavors, but PB and chocolate is definitely the best!

Luvs ya!


Anonymous said...

you're awesome, jenna. i can't believe how far you've come! im so proud of you girly =)))

oh btw you are GORGEOUS

Tia said...

im going in to ip tomorrow ... Eek!!!
just wanted to say i admire you and wish i had your strength.

Tia @ Dietcolagirl

Anonymous said...

Hey there straNger, u must be having a good summer ;D I am so happy for u, u are doing so well. Its so important to keep challenging ourselves, even if we dont want something, just to show ed that we CAN eat whatever is available, convinient and not listen to ed's lies. That pitta pocket looks yum and the restaraunt sounds cool-although i dont know if i could work in a place where id be picking up peanut shells all night ;D.
fi xxxx
p.s-I scream you scream we all scream for ICECREAM

Alexia said...

hey jenna!
i love reading about your recovery. and it's such a treat that you are posting photos of yourself now. you and your sister = cuteness!

Emily said...

sounds like you are having a great summer and doing a wonderful job challenging yourself and ED..way to go!

Anonymous said...

hey girl,
I follow your blog, and you have not only encouraged me to start blogging, but to go out and challenge myself. So proud of you - keep living that wonderful life of yours <3

katie anne said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! jenna im so happy and proud! keep it up! u r inspiring so many people right now including me!

ratzxfink said...

so glad for you Jenna! keep going!! btw funny thing, i happen to just buy the mojo peanut butter jelly dipped bar too! can't wait to sink my teeth into them!

Anonymous said...

hey gorgeous girl!!
aww thank u for sharing the awesome story about you and your mom going for ice cream! love it! and I love ice cream, so glad that you beat ED and had a delicious treat. and I'm sure you saw that it didn't 'hurt' you, it only added to your life! :)
I love love love this post, you are doing awesome chica!
keep having a fabulous will be here in a blink! :)

Meg said...

GET IT GIRL! I'm so excited that you're looking past your eating disorder and really discovering what life is all about - life is all about everything BUT food! Sure, food is enjoyable and nourishing, but life is about so much more, and I think when you really let go and stop worrying so much about eating, you come to realizations that you'd never had before, it's refreshing isn't it?

Live it up gorgeous.

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

SO PROUD OF YOUUU. youre kicking ED's butt and living the life you deserve!! youre a ROCK STAR. never, ever forget that.

thinking of you

hope you have a splendid sunday, dear
love, becca

lizzie said...

hey girl, it's been a while since i've read your posts but it's great to see you doing so well!

Jessica@tastyandtrim said...

SO glad I found your blog! def a new follower. all of your food looks delicious :)

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the Cherry Pie Larabar! I don't like it either :(

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Yay, Jenna! So glad you went out and got ice cream with your mom! Awesome job!

CathyK said...

you know, i haven't tried the cherry pie larabar (we don't get all the flavours in canada) but overall...i am often disappointed with larabars! sad, but true.
hope the back to school is going well!

Missy said...

Hi Jenna,
I am glad to have come across your have a beautiful, inspiring attitude.
I had to chime in about the Cherry Pie Lara. Seriously. What the what? I can't understand why they discontinue great bars (pistachio?) and keep that one. I buy my Laras in bulk at Sam's club and the flavors are cashew, apple cinnamon, and...sigh..cherry pie. I can't refute the price though so I eat em anyway...after all. Lara Bars are like Even when they are not so great, they are still pretty good. I am trying to find a good way to eat them...melted or crumbled in yogurt or oats with some real cherries maybe? Wish me luck (0:


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