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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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!

This might be the greatest online discovery ever!

I want to frame this and put it on my wall.

I want to frame this and put it on my wall.

(via the-running-bear)

I’ve been eating like shit. Urg. Today, I’m trying to be good. Here’s the low-down so far …

Morning

Coffee - 75
pumpkin granola - 300

At Work

Steel Cut Oats w/ pumpkin butter - 300

Clif bar - 250 
Coconut water - 45

At Home

20 min dog walk - minus 75

Almond thumbprint cookie - 140 (I’m guessing here)

Evening

Pumpkin and Bean chili - 150 
cornbread - 250?

(I successfully made cornbread! First time ever, guys! So I successfully ate two portions. lol)

tea w/ creamer - 35

Total = 1,470

trippy

Morning (at coffee house)
Long walk

Iced coffee - 50ish

Morning (at home)

Apple spiced oatmeal - 230
Crumbled pecans on top - 75

Afternoon (at home)

yerba mate tea - 10
toast with pb2 and jam - 120

Egg scramble with beans an spinach - 145

Long dog walk

coconut water - 60

Yoga - hour and a half

Evening (at cousin’s house)

Pork with half a bun, veggies and frozen banana for dessert - 550-600ish
Glass of white wine - 100ish

Total = 1,340 

I didn’t minus out the yoga or the long walks. Yesterday was waaayyy over, so this definitely evens it out. :)

Morning (at home)

Long dog walk

Coffee x2 - 90ish

Egg white scramble with peppers - 60
Ezekiel toast with jam - 110

Afternoon (at home)

Giant White Beans with shredded cabbage - 130
Chocolate with almonds - 125

Late afternoon (at home)

Cookies! Healthy almond butter chocolate ones - 225
iced coffee - 45

Evening (at home)

pizza - 280
rice cake - 70

Frozen Yogurt - 450 (ek!!)

Total = 1,590 (not minusing out all the dog walking)

Odd, wasn’t that yesterday’s total?

First time using a cauliflower recipe for pizza crust. So far it looks awesome! I’ll tell you if tastes good later.

That looks delicious! :)

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Morning (at home)

Dog walk

coffee - 60 
Egg sandwich - 300

Afternoon (at home)

Zumba (basic) 45 min - minus 200

1/2 of a Curried sweet potato and corn - 120
frozen banana - 230

Dog walk

tbc  …

MyFitnessPal says that aerobics (low impact) burns 244 calories for 45 minutes. My zumba DVD are the easy step breakdowns and then fast movement so I figured it’d equal low impact aerobics. I don’t believe that i just burned 244 calories, however, so I’m only counting it as 200.

p.s. Me doing Zumba is HILARIOUS! If I had any guts at all, I’d tape it and put it up on youtube. I swear it’d go viral. I look like a damn FOOL. But it’s fun. :)

This was me this morning trying to eat my horrible breakfast (or should I say breakFAIL) sandwich.
Once again, must. buy. FOOD!
p.s. I love Bunheads. It’s Gilmore Girls 2.0 on the west coast.

This was me this morning trying to eat my horrible breakfast (or should I say breakFAIL) sandwich.

Once again, must. buy. FOOD!

p.s. I love Bunheads. It’s Gilmore Girls 2.0 on the west coast.

Pictures from last night’s dinner: turkey meatballs and spaghetti squash!

I made the meatballs up and dudes, I must say that I should rename them to AMAZEBALLS! They were that good.

Here’s what I did:

Take 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese and blend it with a 1/2 cup rolled oats and one egg. Add cracked black pepper and whatever spices you fancy to this mixture and then combine the egg/cheese mix with a rough pound or so of either ground turkey, chicken, or the stuffing from turkey sausage links. I used Shady Brook Farms sweet italian turkey sausage (casings removed.) The final add in is the half of a small onion, diced to shit! I mean, really chop that baby up into tiny pieces.

Form into balls. I got 24 balls out of this one batch.

Cook up in a pan using no-calorie cooking spray, until browned on all sides and cooked through. I did mine in batches, about five each. It took roughly ten minutes per batch to cook.

That’s it!

I served mine with spaghetti squash, a dollop of cottage cheese and hot sauce! My sister came over and scarfed about five of the meatballs in one go. Needless to say, I’m proud of my creation.

Calorie breakdown: These come out to about 50 calories per ball. I ate three with a dollop of the cottage cheese and a cup of spaghetti squash. The whole deal was around 255 calories and INCREDIBLY filling. Nice!