WIAW #4 (What I Ate Wednesday)

It’s summer! OK, it’s summer break. But still, it’s summer! Or at least to me. :)

Last Friday I posted a Friday Favorites and mentioned how crazy my weekend was going to be between the soccer tournament, 30th birthday party, and wedding. Yep, it was just as crazy as I thought it would be! I got about 10 hours of sleep total between Friday and Saturday night, and it took me until today to feel totally recovered from the craziness.

And although school is over and I wrote in an earlier post about how I couldn’t wait to have more free time and relax, that has yet to be the case. Soccer camp started Monday, and runs for 5 weeks this summer. I’ve been in my classroom all week as we are moving buildings, and then today I had a half day workshop for using data in the classroom. Fun stuff! Between that and teaching my usual yoga class, having a friend in town from Madison, and presenting at a youth soccer night, the craziness from last week hasn’t stopped!

What has that meant for my diet (and when I say diet, I mean what I’ve ate)? I’ve basically eaten crap since last Friday. Today’s post is not so much what I’ve eaten in one day, but what I’ve eaten since the last time we’ve met. And folks, it aint pretty.

Here we goooooo!!


Friday was our end-of-year picnic. I brought a spinach salad with candied pecans (that I candied myself!), cucumbers, strawberries, blue cheese, bacon, and a homemade vinaigrette that consisted mostly of apple cider vinegar, sugar, and lemon (good thing I’m off that no sugar thing!).

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Friday night I ate a slice of pizza, kettle corn, and a bag of Fritos at the soccer tournament. It gets worse people, it gets worse.

Saturday I had to be at the tournament at 6:30 a.m. My breakfast consisted of a banana, another bag of Fritos, and a powdered sugar donut. Ugh. 

That night we had a wedding at the State Fair Grounds for two of my high school friends. The menu consisted of pulled pork sandwiches, elk burgers, walleye cakes, cheese curds, mini donuts, and corn dogs. You know, the usual state fair foods. :) I did have some of everything, minus the mini donuts and corn dogs. It was like a taste of the State Fair, in June!

Late Saturday night (well technically Sunday) we got a flat tire on the way home from the wedding. Although I had a plug in it, I had to get it fixed Sunday morning. On the good side? I got to sleep in past 5:30 a.m. On the bad side? I had to get a whole new tire.

While I was waiting for my tire to get fixed, I walked down to Agra Culture, my new favorite restaurant. It’s the place I raved about last Wednesday. I ordered the seasonal hash with fingerling potatoes, asparagus, peppers, and onions with a side of nitrate-free bacon. With a green juice to start. Hello yum!

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Sunday during the day I was back at the tournament, eating more kettle corn and Fritos. They also had Noodles and Company at the concession stand, so I had some of their Penne Rosa pasta for lunch. And then Buffalo Wild Wings later on. Whenever I eat their boneless wings I get a monster stomach ate. Why do I do this to myself?!

The upside to free food? It’s free. The downside? It’s usually crap for you. :(

After I got done with the tourney I went and picked up dinner for my mom and I (being I was in the neighboorhod). At Noodles and Company of all places. I had chicken noodle soup due to the stomach ache from before. My mom had their Indonesian Peanut Sauté. It’s one of my favs there.

Monday was just as crazy. I went to lunch with my coworkers for the last time and had Southwest egg rolls. They were amazing. And then I was in a food coma trying to finish my grades. I tell ya.

That night I went to my friend Andrea’s house for a girls night, and everyone brought something. I made these taquitos. This time however, I used rotisserie chicken and added sour cream, cheese, black beans and chipotle salsa to the mixture before rolling them up. So delicious!

Tuesday I finally got a little bit back on track. I made my favorite smoothie. Then for lunch I had a salad at Chipotle. Chipotle is definitely my favorite non-fast food fast food place. I feel like I can make relatively healthy decisions while I’m there! This salad included black and pinto beans, chicken, onions and peppers, corn and tomato salsa, with a little bit of sour cream and cheese. Oh, and guacamole. Can’t forget the guac.

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For dinner I had a few leftover taquitos (I was on the Mexican theme for the day!).

Then this morning I had the usual smoothie, although I realized I bought the WRONG YOGURT! It’s the Vanilla Greek yogurt, not the plain stuff. I can’t believe how sweet yogurt with sugar added tastes to me these days. It was still yummy, don’t get me wrong, but a little too sweet for my taste.

Anyway, life goes on.

This afternoon I ate the rest of my Chipotle salad and then met a few former coworkers for happy hour. We split some wings and onion rings (again, so healthy) and I had an amazing drink with organic (and local!) gin, honey syrup, and lemon. It just screamed summer! And was amazing.

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And that’s it. Bah! Not an especially clean or healthy past few days (err, week, I mean). I’ll get into my summer routine here shortly though, and have planned out my meals and snacks a little better.

Until then, I’m just living a little, and enjoying the beautiful weather while we have it. :)

Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! And feel free to drop a line – I love hearing from you! :)

Linking up with Jenn from Peas and Crayons today!


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