My weekend eats with a little narrative

Wow! Today is my 20th week in-a-row of sharing “What I Ate Wednesday” food recaps with you. When I was home in Florida last week talking to my Mom about my blog, she was shocked to hear that some of my most popular posts are these ones, in which I don’t even write that much, I just show you my meals. But you know, I like looking at other people’s food too. I guess we all just want to get some meal inspiration or compare our own food choices to those of others. Whatever the reason, “What I Ate Wednesday” is here to stay for a while.

Today, I’m sharing all of my eats and drinks from this past Sunday, and also throwing in a little extra narrative for good measure. So let’s get to it …

Breakfast at 8 a.m.

Overnight oats and tea 11.2.14Coconut protein overnight oats, topped with a banana and green tea, sweetened with almond milk and stevia.

Time change! I woke up nice and rested on Sunday morning because my Saturday night wasn’t exactly super exciting, in addition to setting the clocks back. While most weekend nights Dave and I dress up and have a nice dinner out on the town or meet up with friends, sometimes not so much. We’re now back into basketball season, and last Saturday night Dave was working at a game. Therefore — and this is a true account — I put on my comfy animal print pajamas and slippers, used some clay face mask, and Face-timed with my Mom back in Florida from the couch. Oh and I also continued reading Gone Girl, which I’m just loving, and was in bed by 10 p.m. So yes, I had a great night of sleep that night and was happy to wake up and enjoy my favorite breakfast of coconut protein overnight oats along with some tea on a sunny Sunday morning. After I digested breakfast, I suited up in my gym clothes and hit the road for Barry’s Bootcamp. Because I took a mid-day rest day when traveling across the country last week, I had a chance to fit in a super-hard Sunday morning sweat. And by super-hard, I mean super-hard. Barry’s is no joke.

Protein recovery at 10:45 a.m.

Protein shake 11.2.14One scoop of chocolate Les Mills Good Protein mixed with water.

Barry’s Bootcamp is a killer one-hour workout, and I needed a recovery beverage as soon as class was done. I was very eager to break into the protein shake I brought along, because I received two huge complimentary pouches of the recently launched Les Mills Good Protein powder as part of my role as a new Les Mills U.S. Blogger and was going to try the chocolate flavor for the first time. Yes, it was very good, and I wrote all about the product on Monday, so check that out to learn about the nutritional aspects, and also enter to win some Les Mills Good Protein to try out yourself. This is truly the best protein powder I’ve ever had. It’s so thick, creamy and delicious. And this shake gave me a jolt of energy and helped my muscles start to recover. 

Mid-morning snack at 11:45 a.m.

Yogurt snack 11.2.14Cherry-flavored Fage Greek yogurt double, full of protein and just the right amount of sugar.

When I got home from Barry’s, Dave was out and about getting his iPhone fixed. I foam-rolled, reached for this quick snack, then showered up and got ready for an outing. Of course, before we went on our outing, we spent a little time outside of our apartment doing some blog photography, which was hilarious and discussed yesterday in Blogging is funny and more LE TOTE clothing.

Lunch at 2 p.m.

Shrimp louie lunch 11.2.14Bay Shrimp Louie salad topped with shrimp, a hard-boiled egg, capers, red onions, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers and dressing on the side.

Because it was a gorgeous fall day in San Francisco, Dave and I decided to go out for a Bay-side lunch at Mission Rock Resort in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. We had never been to this spot before, and it was delightful. We had a nice seat outside, which was overlooking the water, full of large boats, barges and yachts. The scene was pretty chic, and most of the tables had groups of people digging into mimosas and brunch. I decided to choose a lunch item, and it was an easy choice. That’s because whenever there is a Louie salad on the menu, I go for it. And this one was great. Mission Rock Resort is definitely a place I’d return. Good food, good service and an even better setting. 

Mid-afternoon snack at 5 p.m.

Apple snack 11.2.14One organic gala apple sliced up nicely with a slicer.

After lunch and a quick stop at Trader Joe’s, Dave and I went home to watch some TV and relax. Around about 5 p.m., I went into the kitchen to make a snack, and Dave said from the couch “don’t eat too much.” Why? Because my mid-afternoon snacks are sometimes meal size, and then I’m not hungry for dinner until 9 p.m. Well, to show him, this time I had just one apple as a snack, instead of a full spread. Believe it or not, this little apple actually held me over for a while, but I kept saying to Dave how hungry I was just to annoy him.

Wine at 7 p.m.

Wine on 11.2.14Big tall cold glass of Provenance Sauvignon Blanc.

As someone who eats pretty darn healthy throughout the week, I like to enjoy a nice glass of wine and a little dessert on the weekends. Therefore, this big glass of Sauvignon Blanc hit the spot, as I watched Dave working on our dinner in the kitchen. Also during this time, I put the finishing touches on my blog post for Monday morning, so it was ready to launch in the morning.

Dinner at 8:30 p.m.

Taco dinner 11.2.14Corn tortillas filled with grilled chicken, sauteed onions and peppers, guacamole, hot salsa and some cabbage for a little crunch, served with black beans on the side.

Even after eating just a light snack to make sure I was plenty hungry for dinner, we still ended up eating late, as we always do! Dave made us tacos, which is usually what we have on Sunday nights. The past month or so, it seems that events and travel have kept us from our tacos, so it was nice to have them back. During dinner, we put the Spanish Guitar station on Pandora and discussed what was coming up in the week ahead. We always buy and make enough tacos for two nights, so we had this exact same spread (music and all) on Monday night as well. Yummy!

Dessert at 9 p.m.

ProYo dessert 11.2.14My favorite high-protein ProYo frozen yogurt treat and some Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark Thins.

After I cleaned up the dishes (he cooked, so I cleaned), I made myself a tiny plate of dessert to enjoy while we watched Weeds. However, some of it got eaten before the photo occured. I also had some Moose Munch (dark chocolate caramel popcorn) and a mug of warm vanilla almond milk to complement the frozen yogurt and bark pictured above. Once I finished this up, I brushed my teeth and barely made it through a 30-minute episode before heading to bed. Yes, oh yes, it was a lovely Sunday in San Francisco, full of a workout, a nice lunch out, good eats and some quality relaxing.

That’s that, friends. I hope something great is going on in your week. I’ve got some work to do and as always, am excited to be teaching a double-header of BODYATTACK and BODYPUMP tonight. Happy Wednesday to one and all!

Enter to win some delicious new protein powder

By the way, you have until tomorrow to enter to win some Les Mills Good Protein powder! And congratulations to Nicole K., who is the winner of the $50 Lululemon gift card from last week

Stay in touch with A Lady Goes West

Did you like this “What I Ate Wednesday“? Then let’s stay in touch. If you want to keep an eye out for future posts, which aren’t always about food, just follow me on Bloglovin’InstagramFacebook and Twitter. And for some other daily eating recaps:

  1. A full day of eating in pictures
  2. Another full day of my eats and drinks
  3. Real food isn’t always pretty
  4. Do you have a balanced dining out strategy?
  5. What I ate and drank all day
  6. Three meals, two snacks and a shake
  7. Food trucks and rest-day eating
  8. Plenty of protein at every meal
  9. Colorful fuel for a day of training
  10. Long days of training require a lot of food
  11. Making do on “What I Ate Wednesday” 
  12. Healthy foods for a rest day
  13. Who doesn’t like pictures of food?
  14. A look at a full day of eating in pictures
  15. Snapshots from a day of delicious meals
  16. Pictures of food, because you like them
  17. Food pictures and the juice cleanse that wasn’t
  18. A look at what I really eat in a day
  19. What I ate in the Sunshine State

Questions of the day

What did you have for breakfast today? What time do you usually eat dinner at night? How’s your week going?

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    1. Hi Christa! Oh these ProYo are so good. You can get them in the frozen section of Whole Foods and a few other groceries. Check out the site to find them. They are full of good stuff and super tasty. Have a great day! 🙂

  1. Your overnight oats look so good and actually all of your dishes look delicious!! Especially dinner. Congrats on your 20th week in a row and I just saw the movie Gone Girl and now I really want to read a book! Great post…I miss San Francisco. 🙂


    1. Hi Dale! How long since you moved away from the Bay Area? It sure is a great place! I’m loving the Gone Girl book so far and will see the movie afterwards of course. Have a lovely day!

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