It’s that time again! WIAW, Hump Day, Recovery Day… whatever “day” you want it to be. For me, it’s the halfway point and my super sciency day. I have biochemistry and quantum mechanics, with no communications classes to balance it out. I do like my schedule, though. I’m never in class all day long. I usually have two classes relatively close together in the late morning, and night class on Mondays. I’ve never had a schedule like this before so I’m enjoying it quite a bit.

But back to the point of this post…

Thanks again to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for putting this idea together! It’s such a great way for bloggers to share what we all love… food!

Here’s another typical day for me, although I failed at taking pictures of some stuff, so this is as good as I’ve got for this week.


Again, I am not a breakfast person by any means. I am not hungry in the morning, nor do I really feel like eating a lot of food when I’m going to have lunch just a couple hours later. I sleep in now because my schedule allows me to. I used to eat a granola bar, or I’d bring a small bag of cheerios to class with me when I had 8:30am class. Some days, when I still lived on campus, I’d wake up starving and have something super healthy like a cinnamon roll (sarcasm). But now, I usually wake up between 9:30 and 10:30 (which is later than I’ve ever slept in my entire life, even on weekends. I’m not a big late sleeper since I tend to go to bed earlier than most college students), and I have lunch around 1:30 or 2 so I don’t really feel the need to eat much more than an apple if I’m not hungry. It’s just a way to tide me over until lunch. I’m not saying this is healthy. I know it’s not. My parents lecture me every time I go home. But as long as I’m not losing weight, they leave me alone. Unless I’m at home, and then my dad makes me pancakes to force me to eat.


I’ve said before that I eat a chicken and lettuce sandwich and carrots for lunch everyday. This hasn’t changed. Although, with the colder weather, sometimes I’m not in the mood for a cold sandwich, so I’ve started to toast it in the toaster oven before adding the lettuce. It’s amazing how much of a difference it makes! I feel so much more gourmet😉

so good

I’m clearly not one of those people that gets bored eating the same thing every day. I like it. Eventually I get sick of a certain food group (after a few years), and then it changes. A couple years ago it was quesadillas. The first two years of college I had a bagel and hot chocolate for lunch everyday. I used to eat cucumbers and celery instead of carrots. It just depends on my mood. The only difference is, my taste buds take a little longer to get tired of something.


Track workout days usually come with a granola bar of some kind to give me a little boost. Zbars are a personal favorite. I just discovered this iced oatmeal cookie kind. I love how soft and chewy they are. And they’re not a super heavy bar so I can tolerate eating them right before practice. This was one of the foods I tried when I had my ED and was learning to eat new foods that I liked while adding calories in. I swear, these are so good I could eat a whole box of them in one sitting. It’s like eating an actual cookie! My other favorite is the chocolate chip variety.

the pound of grapes that accompanied this aren’t shown here


One night last week I decided to mix it up a bit. I didn’t have a meet on Saturday so I felt like I didn’t have to be as strict about getting my protein in. So I made tortellini and peas. They were delicious. I had never had tortellini before so it was me trying a new food group. I’m still trying to branch out slowly and incorporate things that don’t stray too far from what I’m used to but are still not part of my usual diet.

note the baby spoon and fork in the background

Clearly I enjoyed it since I finished it all!


I finished my malted chocolate balls so I’m back to my usual Dove Chocolate Caramel squares which I am OBSESSED with. I always keep them stocked in my pantry. After I had had my dessert for the night, my roommate came home and made herself a cake batter milkshake. I was insanely jealous although I restrained myself. I don’t need more than one dessert (well, not every night, at least) right before bed. I have this thing where if I eat sugar too close to bedtime, I literally won’t be able to fall asleep. Last week, I didn’t go to bed until like 1 or 2 in the morning because I was eating dessert too late at night. I’ve found that if I’ve eaten before 8:30 or 9pm I’m okay, but much later than that, forget it.

Do you ever get sick of eating the same thing?

How do you feel about eating dessert late at night?

About pickyrunner

I'm Sarah, a (mostly) health-crazed 20-year old New Englander living in Baltimore. Taste buds of a 4-year old, joints of a 90 year old, brain of a chemist, appetite of a teenage boy, legs of a runner. Mindset of a Champion. Follow @pickyrunner
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8 Responses to WIAW #2

  1. samanthaangela says:

    You’ve never had tortellini before? Craziness! Did you like it?

    • pickyrunner says:

      Yea it wasn’t bad actually! I mean, I love Mac and cheese and I’ve eaten ravioli before so it wasn’t a stretch but its definitely one of my new staples for nights that I’m in a hurry!

  2. I agree, it is hard for me to got up earlier than I already do for an 8:30 class to make a full breakfast. I try sometimes to eat a banana or a yoghurt if I had an extra minute. I usually end up eating something around 10am after my classes. Happy Wednesday!

    • pickyrunner says:

      You too! I think every person is different… some of us need more food in the morning, others in the afternoon. I’ve found what works for me and it may not work for other people.

  3. I actually love having a routine and eating the same thing. I get obsessed with some foods. So why stop a good thing?

  4. Kailey says:

    I’m normally a chocolate girl through and through but the iced oatmeal zbars are my FAVORITE

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