WIAW – #3

Beware, I’m about to have a bit of a rant. Apologies in advance.

It’s so lovely and warm. The sun is shining. It’s amazing. Everyone is so much more happy. I get to work. I AM FREEZING. Apparently there is the need to crank up the air con to MAX and turn it into winter into our office. I look longingly out of the window at the beautiful sunshine and gentle warm breeze swaying the trees. And I’m sat with my cardigan on and jeans shivering. Shivering. I walk out of work in the evening (even at 6pm) and the heat hits me. My car is roasting. And yet I’ve spent 95% of the day shivering. Now I know I don’t have a huge amount of insulation going to provide some benefit against this, but that is not the point. It’s finally summer and I’m still cold.

OK, I’m done. Whew. I feel better now.

Sooo, WIAW. It’s that time of the week where I ‘enlighten’ you the fascinating (mildly interesting?) meals that I’ve had today (well, Tuesday). As always, hosted by Jenn from Peas and Crayons.


So for breakfast:

25.07 breakfast

Yep, that is green porridge. I added half a teaspoon of wheatgrass to my oats before cooking them. It didn’t impact the taste at all which was nice. I’m really into my wheatgrass at the moment and want to get it in where I can. I might make a green smoothie sometime this week to take to work and put in the fridge. I’m just concerned that they might think I’m a bit strange with my bright green smoothie…

Does anyone else get worried about what people think of what you eat? I eat quite healthily and get a few comments about my lunch or snacks and it really bothers me. I hate people looking at my food and judging me. I know I shouldn’t care but it makes me nervous eating around other people (except for close family and friends who know me well enough). I hate feeling like I have to justify what I’m eating. There are always the questions about why I eat so healthily and how I don’t need to eat all that salad, I’m skinny enough. I’m not eating it to get skinny I’m eating it to keep healthy and because I enjoy it! I eat rubbish as well but not all the time. I’m very conscious of what I put into my body and I like to feel good about myself.

Anyway, for lunch I had some quorn chilli that I’d made the other night and took some in to work with me [Check me out being a bit more adventurous with meals!]:

24.07 Lunch

This is an appalling photo, sorry. I was trying to take a photo on the sly so my work colleges didn’t think I was crazy. They’re not from the “take a photo of your food” era. This lunch was really yummy. A bit of quorn, a handful of haricot beans, chopped bell pepper, chopped courgette, diced onion, bit of garlic, chilli, mixed herbs and a tin of chopped tomatoes. This made two very yummy portions. Very easy ‘bung it all in a saucepan’ meal.

Dinner was even better:


Goat’s cheese, chicken, chopped pear, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce and pecan nuts with a balsamic dressing. I am loving salads at the moment. And I’m loving goat’s cheese. And surprisingly so is Ben. Another win!

Throughout the day I munched on some apples (obviously), a banana, Snack a Jacks (I am literally addicted to these) and a home-made jelly. No pictures as these are fairly dull. Well, maybe one photo:


Ahh, perfection.

Here’s what I wore (yay summer outfit!):

25.07 outfit

OOTD (outfit of the day): top is from Forever 21, jeans are soo old (from Topshop) and necklace from Accessorize. Can’t remember about the bracelets – probably Accessorize knowing me.

And for my fitness… I did my usual 5miles in the morning. I’m pleased with how it went. It was a nice cool temperature to run:

24.07 Run

Not sure why my Garmin showed a different view today. I only recently jumped on the Garmin band wagon last month so I’m still getting used to it, and to be honest I’m not sure how to navigate through it. I just jab random buttons and hope for the best. I could read the manual. That would be the most sensible approach. But that’s an effort really, isn’t it?

Hope you’re all having a great WIAW. I love noseying (sp?) on people’s meals Smile

13 Replies to “WIAW – #3”

  1. I have sometimes the same problem with people looking at my food, asking me why the heck I would eat this. And the fact I’m most angry about is that they often judge about food they didn’t even try once in their life!! Just ignore them, eat the healthy things you like knowing that you do something great for your body! =) And I also know the looks of people when I take pictures of my food 😉
    Loved your dinner and wanted to dive right into it!
    Happy WIAW to you =)

  2. I also agree with getting frustrated from peoples looks or comments on my food. I hate when I am just trying to quietly eat a nutritious meal and I have to deal with their comments or disgusted looks. Just eat what you want and feel good about it because I’m sure your body is thanking you for providing it with much needed nutrients 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

  3. I don’t like it when people comment on what I’m eating either (in person I mean, not on the blog- I love it then 🙂 And it’s freezing cold in my office and every building I pop into today– don’t like it eaither! Your eats look great. Where do you buy your wheat grass?

    1. That’s so true, I don’t mind people commenting on blogs – that’s the fun of it. But when it’s disgusted remarks from people who just eat rubbish all day then I get self-conscious. I bought my wheatgrass from Holland and Barratt (a UK health shop). I’m so addicted to it right now.

  4. Love your salad, it looks awesome! I always laugh when I start taking pictures of my food. My friends look at me weird, especially Boyfriend. But I always remember the other people on the internet who have the same weird habit! Keep it up, and thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Becks 🙂 Haha I try and pretend I’m just looking at my phone…though sometimes I leave the sound on and you get the really loud “click” of the camera noise…feel a bit stupid then haha.

  5. Hello 🙂
    I get some funny comments from colleagues too- once I had cottage cheese and someone said “oh, are you starting a diet?”- no- I just like it! And people seem to think peanut butter is more unhealthy than cheese too! I don’t let it bother me though 🙂

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