Wednesday, June 26, 2013

#WIAW: Life as it is...

Hey everyone and...

Happy What I Ate Wednesday to you!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend filled with nothing but goodness!

As for me...

My weekend consisted of hanging out with my sister Kiki to officially welcome the summer season...

It was so hot that our Froyo turned into soup!
This is the before shot lol

Helping out backstage at the Serious About Fitness and Physique Canada competitions (and cheering on my FFA Teammates who did amazingly well!!!)...

Girls of Florida Fitness Aylmer
All suits designed and created by the amazing Joan MacDonald from Daydreams Fitness Wear :)
SuperFit took home the Physique Canada Top Trainer Award

Hosting a post-competition potluck...

Nom Nom.

Riding my bike with SuperFit...

I attempted to run after our ride but I just can't seem to find my running mojo.
I get excited to run but then the moment I start running I just want to stop.
This is my 3rd attempt.
Not sure what's going on with that.

And...

Finishing off the weekend with some time spent at a campground with my family!

Teddy and Zippy were a hit!
Happy Puppy :)

I should also mention that...

I fell ill Sunday night (moments after we left the campground) with some kind of stomach flu!  (I really don't know what it is I got! I think it's a mix of the flu and a food allergy!)

After going through a mix of odd symptoms on Sunday night then going through hell on Monday (with a small break from Monday late evening until about yesterday afternoon)...

Whatever it is I have (had) is something I haven't experienced in years!

I won't go through the gory details but...

I've been dealing with severe, severe cramping and hives all over my face and body! (The hives are now gone!)

Let's just say...

It hasn't been FUn! 

**About 4-5 years ago, I suffered from food allergies on 3 separate occasions (all causes were so very different in nature). One was so bad I was prescribed an EpiPen. Until Sunday night, I hadn't suffered from anything of the sort (thank goodness!). Now, the reason why I'm leaning towards more of a food allergy is because there are some similarities in the symptoms I've experienced. Food allergy or not, I just can't wait for it to officially pass...literally I guess!**

On the bright side of things though...

I'm feeling confident that I'm better today! (I haven't had any issues since dinner last night! Woo Hoo!)

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Now, on the subject of food...

Today's WIAW will focus on some of the things I ate before getting sick! (None of which are the cause of me getting ill!)

Sound good?

K :)

Thanks Jenn for this great link up!
Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites dipped in PB2 :)
Natural Greek Yogurt flavoured with...
NuNaturals Lemon NuStevia topped Pomegranate seeds.
Mmm Mmm good!
I'll be doing a review and giveaway soon :)
BBQ Chicken sprinkled with Garlic Salt, Paprika and Pepper.
Side salad dressed with a homemade lemon and cumin dressing :)
I had this while thinking I'd recovered from being sick.
I didn't end up digesting it. sigh.
Extra Lean Ground Chicken with Veggies.
Dijon Mustard Grain Trout with a side salad :)
 Quest Nutrition Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bar.
I microwaved it for 30 seconds and it was heaven in my mouth.
Soft and chewy like a cookie :)
190 cals, 21 grams of protein, no added sugar, 3g active carbs (from nuts)
I was lucky (excited and grateFUl) to receive a huge box of Quest Nutrition goodies last week!
I've been trying out their stuff ever since.
I was not asked to review their product.
I'm simply sharing my love for Quest because I've totally fallen for them!

And...

Because so many have been asking for my Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites recipe lately...

Here it is again!

Banana Oatmeal Protein Bites

by *CaNdY FiT*
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Ingredients

  • 8 Egg Whites
  • 1 or 1/2 a mushed banana
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 tsbp Cinnamon
  • 1 or 2 Packets of Vanilla Stevia (I like to sprinkle it on top once cooked)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray, with olive oil, your mini oven safe muffin pan
  2. Set your oven on to bake at 375F
  3. Mix ingredients together in a bowl
  4. Spoon out the mixture into each mini muffin space
  5. Place your tray in the oven for about 15-20 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy :)
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Alright well...

I hope you enjoyed a peek into my eats! (I'll be happy once I can properly digest them again!)

Until next time...

Have a great day friends!

See ya!

Questions FU You...

Food allergies? Have any?
Ever tried Quest Nutrition Bars? What's your fave flavour?
What did you get up to this weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

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24 comments:

  1. I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well! I hope you find out the reason soon and have a fast recovery!!
    I definitely need to get me a mini Muffin pan, I totally want to bake These oeatmeal bites!!
    I love Questbars. Coming back from the US, I brought a huge bag of them :-) Chocolate Cookie Dough Flavor definitely is a favorite, but I also love Banana Nut Muffin or Strawberry Cheesecake.

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    1. Yes, go get a mini muffin pan! You won't regret it!

      Cookie dough rocks my world!

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  2. Love, love, love Quest bars! The peanut butter supreme is my most favorite - and I microwave it like you did. Sooooooo good!!
    Hope your belly is back to 100% soon!

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    1. Haven't tried that one yet!

      Belly is back to normal! Finally :)

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  3. Those bites look awesome! Hope you continue to feel better :)

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  4. SO GLAD YER BETTER.
    and Im gluten sensitive mcgee.
    or I was anyway :)
    havent had it in 20 years so I dont know for sure any more and Im not checking :-)

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    1. Thanks Miz :)

      Yes, I wouldn't suggest you try lol

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  5. MMM Quest bars and Mamma chia packets rock! continue to heal love!

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  6. ok i'm trying these banana oatmeal protein bites!! they look easy to make and so good!

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  7. I hope you are feeling better - those symptoms with hives definitely sound like an allergy to me. My son has had a few random allergy outbreaks over the years, and we've never been able to pinpoint what it was.

    Love the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar.

    Teddy looks like he's having a blast!!!

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  8. Oh no - that sounds awful. Glad you're feeling better. I had a stomach flu that was going around our office 3 years ago. I was in bed for 17 hours straight it was horrible.

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    1. I hear ya! I slept for about that amount of time too!

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  9. Glad you're feeling better. No food allergies here that I'm aware of.

    Love the Bites! Almost as much as the Muffin Tops :)

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  10. Oh no! I hope you can figure it out if it's an allergy. Not fun. :( Everything looks yummy- I still need to try your oatmeal protein bites, maybe this week!

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  11. No food allergies, thankfully but my SIL has had some pretty nasty allergy out breaks and it is no fun for her. Hope you feel better soon!

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  12. Oh girl! So sorry you were so sick! That's the worst sickness ever! I hope you are back to normal today! As always I just want to eat my computer screen looking at all your yummy eats!!!! :-)

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  13. oh no Im sorry you weren't feeling well! stomach flu is the WORST!

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  14. AnonymousJune 26, 2013

    Food allergies? Have any?
    I don't think I do, nothing has occurred yet but I actually think I am allergic to white flour, which can be good in some ways :P
    Ever tried Quest Nutrition Bars? What's your fave flavour?
    I LOVE QUEST BARS! There my main stay of my diet! But I haven't tried the cookie dough! I want to so bad but they don't sell that flavour here! I would kill to try it :(
    What did you get up to this weekend?
    Competed in Tough Mudder Whistler! :) SOOO MUCH FUN and worth doing, especially when you have a great group of people to do it with!

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  15. Ugh - sorry that you've had a rough few days!! I hope if it is related to food allergies you can figure out exactly what it is!!
    Congrats to SuperFit for the Trainer award - very cool!!!
    I hope you are 100% soon (and get your running mojo back!).

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  16. I was literally just about to comment asking for the oatmeal protein bites recipe, and then there it was! Weeeird. Just wait on the running front - soon you will be SO addicted. ;)

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  17. Oh wow! Congrats to Mr. Superfit!!

    And I hope you are feeling better and get over the nasty flue symtptoms.

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  18. Congrats to Mr. Superfit!

    Wow, I love the idea of a post competition pot luck. Cool idea!

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    1. It was awesome! It's also a great way to get everyone together off stage :)

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