WIAW [What I Ate Wednesday]: 11.7.2012

Good morning to you all! Let’s get this WIAW rolling :)

Peas and Crayons

All meals are from Tuesday (Election Day), and the only thing missing is a handful of candy I had at work! (Dear parents, please leave your children’s candy at home, so we can maintain our good eating habits while at work ;) )

Breakfast was coffee with coconut creamer and sugar, 2.5 pieces of turkey bacon, and 2 eggs with a sprinkle of cheese.


Lunch included Chipotle Chicken Salad and tootsie rolls! We keep tootsie rolls at work, and they are pretty low on the weight watchers points, so I typically have some after lunch.


My snack was apple slices.


Dinner was leftovers from last week of Santa Fe Chicken Casserole, wine, and leftover acorn squash with a small slab of butter and brown sugar.


Q + A: What did you eat this week?

Spectacular Views + A New Week

Happy happy Monday! What a cold morning to get the week going, I’m already wishing I was back on the mountain!

Happy birthday, Dad!

My amazing dad is 57 today! He is such a great man, and has been a role model of perseverance, trust, and love through my life. Here’s to many more years! Happy birthday, Dad! Love you lots!



This was just a glimpse of my weekend view. It was spectacular!


The weekend at Wintergreen Resort (although we stayed in a rented house) was so relaxing and lots of fun! Here’s a couple pics to sum up the weekend:


  1. Beer tasting at Devils Backbone Brewery
  2. The mass amount of meat, cheeses, dips, chips, and bread that we snacked on after our wine/beer tasting tour
  3. The two bottles of wine I bought at Wintergreen Vineyard
  4. The cool cabbage plant and Devils Backbone Brewery signage
  5. Enjoying the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had via Devils Backbone Brewery

Work Week Meals

Since I was out of town, and driving home on Sunday, I planned out meals and grocery shopped when I got home. Here’s what we’re having this week:

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Breakfast Eggs + Turkey Bacon Eggs + Turkey Bacon Eggs + Turkey Bacon Eggs + Turkey Bacon Eggs + Turkey Bacon
Lunch Chipotle Chicken Salad on lettuce with avocado Chipotle Chicken Salad on lettuce with avocado Chipotle Chicken Salad on lettuce with avocado Chipotle Chicken Salad on lettuce with avocado Chipotle Chicken Salad on lettuce with avocado
Dinner Steaks + Acorn Squash Leftovers from last week Wedding food tasting!! Open-mouthed smile Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf with Roasted Broccoli Chicken Tenders
Snacks Apples Apples Apples Apples Apples

One quick note regarding the chipotle chicken salad via Simply Scratch which you may have seen me post on instagram (julie_quinn)… go make this now! It is so delicious and a great change of pace for lunches.


When the fiancé asked me last night if I wanted to workout, I didn’t even hesitate to say no. I knew after the enjoyable weekend I had, the gym must be my friend this week! It’s all about balance right ;)

This morning I did the Monday GPP workout, and holy cow…this workout was a chest burner! Since I am new to the whole GPP workouts, I have been modifying, so the workout for me was about half of what was prescribed, and thank goodness. Overall, it felt to be back in the gym and get a good sweat in! Looking forward to a full week of workouts (and sweating).


1. How was your weekend? What’d you do?

2. What kind of meals are you eating this week?

3. What does your workouts look like this week?

Wino Weekend

Happy Friday to you all! I’m  headed up to the mountains near Charlottesville, VA for a girls weekend. Apparently this list is basically all you need for a girls weekend, according to me:


Sounds like a good weekend to me!

Lessons Learned

Last night while packing I was thinking about one lesson I wish I’d learn… mine is that stubbornness is not worth being right. So often I refuse to ‘back down’ because ‘I know I was right’… last night was a prime example of this! Hopefully the first step to being better at this is recognizing, which I do! Now to work on it. Life and learn, right?? ;)


1. what are you up to this weekend?

2. What is one lesson you wish you’d learn once and for all?

Hope you all have a smashing weekend!!