The Adventures of Oatmeal and Squash

A journal to help document my weight loss progress and to keep me focused on developing a healthier lifestyle. I post everything from recipes to yoga videos to pretty things that make me smile.

H - 5'6" | SW - 180-175 | CW - 148 | GW - 130 | UGW - when my stomach is flat

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My Daenerys costume … Handmade, y’all!

songofages:

sass-and-tea:

Just these. Wowow

I wish she had added Dudley with a magical child.

Not health related but wow, love this.

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I haven’t posted here in a while! So, I give you tonight’s dinner: warm kale, broccoli, cauliflower and pea salad with balsamic and asiago sprinkled on top. :) soooo good!

Oatmeal and Squash turned 2 today!


That’s exciting.

I wish I was in better shape to celebrate. I’m 20 pounds heavier than I was this time last year, and only 20 pounds away from where I started. Rather terrifying, but I’m hanging in there and learning to put down the snacks and go make myself a cup of tea instead.


So for my blog b-day, I’m cheersing you all with a cup of green tea. Sliante, my friends.

kayla-gets-fit:

fitness—health—nutrition:

mayur-asana:

WCLA-167 by Wanderlust.Festival on Flickr.

I heard this is so awesome

I want to do this!!

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Okay, I finally allowed myself to step on the scale. It’s been 13 days since my new journal and calorie counting journey. I started out around 162 and this morning (on the last day of my period, no less) I weighed in at 157.8.

Granted, today, I went overboard with nibbling on chocolate for about an hour straight as I watched Pride and Prejudice, but we already know that I’m ending my period, so this is to be expected. Tomorrow, I’ll do better.

But, yay! I’ve lost weight! And I haven’t been as dedicated as I should be with my intake. Perhaps my progress will improve if I focus on eating the right things as opposed to just filling up calories with sweets.

I’ve bought another journal. I’m 11 days into going back to my old ways of logging food and calories, measuring myself, and not stepping on the scale. The scale and I became enemies when the toilet bowl started telling me to purge my sins into its depths … if you get me.


So, current measurements are:

arm - 11
chest - 35 
waist - 29
low waist - 38 1/2 (hello hips!)
thigh - 22 1/4 


two weeks from now, I’ll post my measurements again. Hopefully there will be a difference.

Can this be my bedroom please?

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eat-pure:


blueberry pie chia pudding:  not gonna lie, i’ve never had blueberry pie before, but i don’t think i’ll need to after trying this.  this is the BEST breakfast i’ve made in a while!  followed a recipe from ohsheglows.com, added some cinnamon and nutmeg for spice, used coconut milk instead of almond milk, and topped it with plain baked oatmeal and almond butter.  soooo good.  

http://ohsheglows.com/recipage/?recipe_id=6017988

Need.  To. Make.

eat-pure:

blueberry pie chia pudding:  not gonna lie, i’ve never had blueberry pie before, but i don’t think i’ll need to after trying this.  this is the BEST breakfast i’ve made in a while!  followed a recipe from ohsheglows.com, added some cinnamon and nutmeg for spice, used coconut milk instead of almond milk, and topped it with plain baked oatmeal and almond butter.  soooo good.  

http://ohsheglows.com/recipage/?recipe_id=6017988

Need.  To. Make.

Need to paint this on my kitchen floor.

Need to paint this on my kitchen floor.

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Yummmy!!! Each bite is like a shot of espresso. I love it! 

Recipe:

1 Cup of mixed Cashews and Almonds
1 Cup of pitted dates
`1/2 Cup of coffee beans (or to taste)
1 T of honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 T of Raw Protein powder (Marley Coffee flavor) ya mon!

Blend everything in a food processor till sticky and workable. Then form into bars with your hands and wrap in plastic wrap to store. Mine are currently sitting in my fridge. :)

You should be able to get six to seven bars out of one batch, and each one should come in around 225 calories each, depending on add ins and whatnot.

This might be the greatest online discovery ever!