Good morning friends, and Happy Halloween!
It’s great to hear that everyone makes their best efforts to remain positive in those less than ideal situations and try to stop taking the easy way out of life’s challenges.
It’s crazy that Halloween is already here. I’m still undecided if I will be going out tonight. Since it is crazy with rain, and I still can’t decide on a costume. I suppose I could always pull out my costume from last year….okay, you probably don’t care if I go out or not tonight; so onto the food!
It’s the last What I Ate Wednesday of October! Neat-o.
Pre-Breakfast – Green Juice with spinach, cucumber, water, cinnamon, apple cider vinegar and and juice from an orange. Once you get used to the green-ness of this juice, it is quite delicious!
Breakfast – pumpkin oat bran
Since it’s halloween I had to celebrate by having pumpkin oats! It’s the only way to go.
This bowl contained 1/2 cup oat bran, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1/3 cup pumpkin, about 1/2 tablespoon each of chia and hemp seeds, a dash of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and stevia.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve struggled with a strain in my neck.
At first, it wasn’t so bad to deal with and I continued exercising throughout it (dumb). I knew I probably should’ve backed off with the working out, but I was being stubborn. Well, yesterday it really took a turn, and my neck is in quite a bit of pain.
Honestly, I kind of deserve this injury for not honoring my bodies warning signs for me to slow it down. It’s okay. For now, I’ll be sticking to walking until I see the Doctor and know how serious this is.
I’m back on the egg train! I don’t know what happened those last few weeks, but eggs just weren’t appealing at all.
Lunch – I made a little egg omelette (1 egg, 1 egg white) cooked in coconut oil, with a side of ezekiel, topped with goat cheese and homemade blueberry jam and a spinach salad on the side.
Tuesday’s are my grocery shopping day, so I went to the market which was awful in the pouring rain and picked up a few things I needed for the rest of the week.
I also stopped by the pumpkin patch to get a last look at all the pumpkin festivities!
It’s the Great Pumpkin! Charlie Brown reference?
No…okay, moving on.
Lovely, per usual.
Since it was so dreary out, today was the perfect day to break out the cozy comfort food that is chili.
I didn’t want to wait hours for my chili to cook up, so I just made my own quick sweet potato chili (I’ll post the recipe later).
Dinner – sweet potato and turkey chili with mashed avocado on the side.
While writing this post, I’m drinking a warm cup of pumpkin chai tea! Mmmm.
And I have a snack prepped for later.
Which will be a green protein muffin (kind of spooky?), with coconut flour frosting and peanut flour paste.
This seems to be the typical night snack for right now.
Have you ever strained your neck before? Any advice?
Are you doing anything exciting tonight for Halloween?
Be safe, and have a spooky night! I’m off to catch up on Dexter!