Happy Wednesday – It’s my birthday!!  I keep seeing the WIAW (what I ate Wednesday) posts and thought I would join in the fun!  This will be my first ever WIAW post.  I love seeing what other people are eating, and also getting ideas for new meals.  I hope you can find some inspiration from mine, or just see that I’m normal and sometimes I don’t always eat healthy.  I do like to treat myself and indulge in something not-so-good for me every now and then.  I’m excited join in on this link up and share with you what I ate.  You can join in the fun too here or here.  

Today I’m sharing what I ate on Monday!  I woke up and immediately went out for a run.  I usually eat before, but if you’ve been following me, you know I’ve been struggling with some tummy troubles while running.  So instead of eating before my run, I waited to eat afterwards.  I ran five miles, and then another mile with my dog.  Once I got home, my stomach was growling.

9:30 Breakfast – Bob’s Red Mill chocolate banana protein shake / green tea (enter my giveaway for your chance to win your own Bob’s protein powder!)

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12:45 Lunch – I had a turkey sandwich with mustard, swiss cheese, and lettuce on Sara Lee 45 calorie bread with a side of avocado.

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3:00 snack – pineapple

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Jeremy was working late, so I knew it would be late when we ate.  I had to have another snack.  

6:30 snack – fruit – I always have frozen fruit thawed out in the fridge. 

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I was super hungry by the time we ate dinner.  But, I don’t like eating so late, so I tried not to eat too much.  We had so much food, so we actually had a whole meal leftover for dinner on Tuesday night. 

8:45 dinner – Grilled chicken, grilled veggies, sweet potato, and salad.  Jeremy grilled some steaks for himself.  

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9:30 dessert – Cheesecake – I made my first ever cheesecake, and it turned out pretty good.  I was disappointed that it split, but it tasted great!  I used Tricia Yearwood’s recipe, and it was super easy. I substituted low fat cream cheese, light sour cream, light butter, and low fat graham crackers and it was still super rich! (I was so full by the time we got to dessert, that I only ate a couple of bites.)

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That’s all I ate on Monday!  See you next Wednesday with another day’s worth of good eats!  


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14 thoughts on “WIAW #1

  1. Rhoda

    Happy Birthday Tara!! That cheesecake looks devine!!!

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      Thank you! It was good…super rich!

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Happy Birthday and welcome to WIAW!!!

    That cheesecake looks awesome! I’ve never been able to make one with out it splitting, and I’ve tried all the “tricks.” Oh well… the taste is what matters!

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      Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting this fun link up! I tried Tricia’s trick of putting it in a water bath, and it looked really good until the very end of the cooking. Oh well…it did taste great!

  3. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy

    I’m impressed you made cheesecake. I would need a super easy recipe to follow! I’m all about pineapple right now, so refreshing!

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      I am all about the pineapples right now. I bought another one yesterday! That recipe I used was super simple…it had to be if I made it LOL. It has a video and step by step instructions. It took me about an hour to get it all together.

  4. Amanda

    Happy Birthday! There’s nothing better than a good turkey sandwich and fruit! I had it for lunch today actually. And I agree with Rhoda–that cheesecake does look amazing! Enjoy your day 🙂

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      Thank you! 🙂 I am all about fruit, but need a little more than that during the day! The cheesecake was amazing!

  5. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Happy birthday!! Impressive that you made cheesecake–ive heard thats a hard one to master!

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      It wasn’t that hard to do it, but it was time consuming. I’m far from mastering it. Lol but now Jeremy wants me to make a turtle cheesecake. We’ll see how that one goes. Lol

  6. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    Yum it all looks so delish…..especially the cheesecake!!! 🙂

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      Thank you! The cheesecake was great!

  7. Lindsay

    The cheesecake looks amazing. Could you potentially post the recipe and the techniques you used, because regular cheesecake is just too sweet for me. SO, I would love to try the substitutions. But I am terrible at figuring out substitutions on my own without the recipe going terribly wrong.

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      I am bad about figuring out substitutions too! All I did was use Tricia Yearwood’s recipe. Instead of using the full fat version of the ingredients, I just used fat free or low fat. I used the same amount that the recipe called for though. I used fat free cream cheese, low fat graham crackers, and low fat sour cream. Next time I make one, I am going to try and substitute stevia for the sugar. We’ll see how that turns out! 🙂

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