Saturday, February 19, 2011

First time making oatmeal!

Ok, so I feel like my efforts to stop bingeing have led to too much restriction..
This needs to stop. :/
I really don't need to lose any weight. I realize that now, and I'm in a sane mind to believe it.
I haven't gone over 1700 calories a day since Monday (the reason being that this day was Valentine's).
Considering that I ran 10 miles plus circuits Tuesday and Thursday, an 8x800 meter workout totaling 11 miles on Wednesday, 8 miles yesterday, and a 6 mile tempo today (+5 of warmup/cooldown mileage), I'd say that I should probably be eating more in order to maintain my weight..
It's just that I don't want to go overboard with my eating, and so I feel like I have to restrict in order to maintain control.

Well after reading some blogs and looking at some yummy pictures of oatmeal, I decided to try making my own tonight! I have never made oatmeal in my life. Although I love it, I've always just used the Quaker instant packets kind.
Umm, yum?! It was delicious. I dunno if I'll ever go back to instant! ha
I used a teaspoon of brown sugar, some cinnamon, a little vanilla extract, a packet of truvia, almond milk, and the oats, of course, 3/4 a cup. Then I topped it off with a dollop of greek yogurt and a dollop of light 'n fit Vanilla yogurt and a spoonful of almond butter. I was planning on taking a picture, but I had to try it before snapping a shot, and once I did I couldn't put it down! ha :)
I will next time :) And I wish I had had a banana.. I threw out an old one today, actually :/ darn..

Anyway, I am proud of myself for being experimental and not worrying about the fact that I used almond milk instead of water and that I added brown sugar and whatever.
However, I am still low on calories for the day :/

I'll try to make up for it later. As of now, I'm stuffed.
I'm about to go to a team birthday party thing at my friend Renee's. I told her I'd bring over stuff to make cookies cuz I've been in a baking mood tonight!

Ok, so this post was random and pointless I guess, but I just felt the need to express my concern over my somewhat restrictive eating habits- throughout the morning, especially.
I hope everyone's having a great weekend.
<3 Haley


  1. Hey Hun.

    I hope you're having fun tonight with your friends baking cookies! but I wanted to say, that i totally understand where you are coming from and it will get better! I know certain events will cause you to restrict and others to binge, but liek you said in your previous entry, neither will end without ending the other; its a vicious cycle. But I know you can do it, and you need to for your running! I envy you being on a college team; it was a dream of mine but i'm sadly as slow as a bus so it never happened!

    happy weekend beautiful!

  2. Whoo! Haley, it is sooooo great you jumped up on this oatmeal wagon. Oatmeal is my second favorite food (peanut butter is first) and I eat it Every. Single. Day. It makes me so happy to hear you finally tasted the deliciousness. Oats are so filling, nutritious, and most importantly, delicious. Seriously, I know you'll have fun coming up with a whole bunch of new combinations and creations!

    Ok, I'm rambling now, so I'll stop. I am just really happy that you finally made them and like them! :-)

  3. Oats oats oats!!! Yum! Once you go homemade, you never go back so get those oats a boilin! Baking cookies is the best! Take pictures and be sure to show us all what you create!
    Love ya, goob goob ga choo!

  4. Yay for trying out the oatmeal. It's one of the first foods I started eating again, and I've never given up on it since.

    Hope you enjoy your weekend and remember to take care of yourself. You're worth it!

  5. Hope you had fun with your friends and baking cookies! It sounds like a great weekend.

    I'm sorry you've been struggling with restriction lately. I have too, and it can be so hard to stop the cycle. But ending the binges is a great accomplishment! Just take things one step at a time and you can do it!

    I'm loving oatmeal, too. I used to sometimes have Kashi instant oatmeal but making it myself is soooooooo much better! I don't have a stove or anything so I've been experimenting with overnight oats and they're super yummy!

  6. Mmmm, oatmeal is my favorite. I love it with a little peanut butter, brown sugar, and a banana. I also wanted to thank you for your positive comments on my blog. You are the best!