I swear I am not an alcoholic…

Happy Monday bloggie readers! Hope you all had a great weekend! On the bright side there is only 4 more days until next weekend 😉A new to me FABULOUS BREAKFAST! Homemade pancakes topped with melted peanut butter, bananas, and milk. I then added a drizzle of maple syrup because seriously what are pancakes without syrup?! 😉 Pancakes have kind of been one of my fear foods and whenever my mom makes them I would always just say I would have them next week and blah blah blah blah blah. But yesterday morning I finally had pancakes for breakfast in a really long time and it felt great! Before my ED my mom would always could pancakes and/or waffles and we would all enjoy them 🙂 But ever since I had my ED I would always just kinda of stray away from them, not really fearing them, but just not really wanting them if that makes any sense?! Ha.

I always see other bloggers having pancakes and they come up with such creative toppings that seem endless and I can’t wait to keep having pancakes to try them all out 😉 I also gotta dig in the cabinets to find my waffle maker as well! OMG! These were made for me! Anything hot && spicy is for this girl! Mom’s Homemade Cheeseburgers topped with cheese (obvi), lettuce, pickles, & mayo with a side of broccoli with hot sauce, of course! …and nothing goes better than a nice cold drink with my burger!Went out for drinks & dinner to Chili’s with momma Saturday night! I got a Strawberry Margarita and she got the Mango.  

Caribbean Salad w/ shrimp! Sucha summer-y salad with pineapple, mandarin oranges, dried cherries, green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds all tossed in a honey-lime dressing!

Oh and I swear I don’t have a drinking problem 😉 Haha. It is still my birthday…MONTH?! It’s just so cool to go out to a restaurant and order drinks legally. Haha. I am sucha nerd!

Well bloggie readers I am off to watch the premiere of THE BACHELORETTE!! 🙂 …with some ice cream 😉

Start of Summer

Hey Hey! Can you believe I am posting again in like one week?! Hah. Well that is because I actually have some time now I am home for the summer!! Wahoo. So I still don’t know exactly what I am doing in regards to working this summer, but I have some options I am still currently working on. I will definitely have my working plans all set and finalized by the end of next week because I know you all want to know. Hah!

But now onto the foodie front. Just some typical breakfasts we have here.

Cinnamon Cheerios! Love.Homemade Corn Muffins! Made by my younger sister and I still ate them. Yikes! Jk. She is a great baker 😉And because sometimes breakfast just doesn’t fill me up, an oreo will do the trick…or perhaps three of them 😉 Who says you can’t have cookies at 9 in the morning?!Toasted Almond Iced with Skim Milk & Caramal Swirl please. If you haven’t tried this…please go and do so this afternoon. Currently my new addiction. And p.s. I was STOPPED at a stop light thank you very much! Don’t take pics and drive 😉 You can only drink and drive…ICED COFFEE that is 🙂Momma’s Homemade American Chop Suey!Some frozen meal stuffed in the back of the freezer when there is nothing else in the house to eat when your mother needs to go grocery shopping! Don’t worry we went yesterday and fully stocked up on the goods. And since this pretty much filled my back tooth, I also consumed copious amounts of Cheez-Its afterwards. Hey, I was still hungry! A girls gotta eatttttt 🙂Cantaloupe Martini shared with my aunt! Pretty delish!Chicken Rialto! I was craving carbs so I got them. Duh. That’s whatchya gotta do. Just listen to your body and what YOU want to eat. Looks good, right?! Well it was. Even thought it was a huge portion I still managed to eat about 3/4 of it. No shame, no shame at all!And despite the fact that I was stuffed after dinner, I still managed to have my first PURPLE COW ice cream of the season. Summer has officially began! I mean it was opening night so I just couldn’t resist and went all out.But when I don’t go out for ice cream I love me some lil individual ice creams just for muahhh!No biggie that I pretty much ate this Cookies ‘n Cream gallon of ice cream by myself in a matter of a week! Love me some ice cream 🙂

Well that is what I got for yas on this Saturday morning! The SUN is finally shining after one week of cold and rain and I am about to get my sweat on at the gym! Happy Saturday 🙂 Continue reading

My 21st Birthday!!!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend because I sure did! This past Friday was my 21st BIRTHDAY and I had a great weekend filled with my family, friends, drinks, and food. It was just what I wanted 🙂

Some breaky eats while I was at home for Easter break…And NO I did not have a whole jar of peanut butter as part of my breakfast, although that does sound quite tempting 😉 I had OIAJ with the rest of the pb and a banana along with a homemade lil corn muffin and milk.Avocado Quesadilla! This was a first time meal for me and it was ahh-mazing! Everyone in line said it is their favorite and so good, so I had to see for myself and they were right, it was very good.Ok I know your probably thinking WTF that looks disgusting but my iPhone camera does it no justice. This is my new favorite wrap from the grill station at my cafeteria and that would be a Chicken & Cheese wrap! Soo yummy and obvi dipped in hot sauce, my current obsession.Lunch at home. Nothin’ special, just a turkey & cheese panini.Had a lil craving for popcorn as a snack one afternoon.And of course can’t forget my nightly obsession snack of Vanilly froyo with mini M & M’s.BIRTHDAY CAKE #1 of the day after my lunch! Since it was my 21st birthday and it only comes around once year and this was a BIG birthday I deserved to have whatever I wanted! My cafeteria at school offers a wide variety of desserts and everyone raves about them but I would never know because I never had any 😦 But that all changed on Friday after lunch when I had cake. This was sooo good! I don’t even know what they called it but it was chocolate cake filled with vanilla frosting, peanut butter, and chocolate and had Reese’s pb cups on the outside. Heaven in my mouth! It was so good and I licked my plate clean 😉 Now why haven’t I had this before?! Oh yeah because I had a lil voice in my head..but not anymoreee 🙂

I went home for my birthday night and went out to eat at Osaka, a hibachi grill with my family, cousins, aunts & uncles and had a great time! I ordered a Mai-Thai and had a delicious meal along ice cream cake for my birthday! I came back up to school Saturday morning to get ready for more birthday festivites. I went out to Margarita’s for dinner and of coure MARGARITAS with my girlfriends! I was super excited to have my first ever Margarita. I ordered the Russelrita, a mix of strawberries & raspberries and it was SOO GOOD! I can’t wait to go back again. Oh yes that’s right…Cinco do Mayo is on Thursday!While waiting for our meals we sipped on our drinks and muched on some chips & salsa. For my meal I ordered the Shrimp Lettuce Wraps. The lettuce wraps were filled with pieces of shrimp, salsa, corn, and topped with avocado with a nice dressing on the side. Of course the night would not be complete without singing and birthday cake! The waiters all came out to sing Happy Birthday to me and brought along a sombrero for me to wear and this delicious Grande Chocolate Finale, chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache in a strawberry sauce with whipped cream 🙂

My 21st Birthday Weekend was perfect and I am so grateful for my family & friends who made it all that special! Well now the fun times are over since it is now Monday and finals start later this week 😦 But only 9 more days until summer!!!

I’m alive!

Hey everyone!!! YES I am alive and yES I am posting again! Wahoooo 🙂 Can ya believe it? I sure can’t! The last time I posted was when I was home on spring break and now again as I am home for Easter break! (The perks of going to a Catholic college). Goes to show you the ONLY time I have to post is when I am home. So prepare yourself for lots more posts once I am home for summer break in like 3 weeks. So soon!

So since I haven’t posted in eons I will let you in on how I have been doing. To tell you the honest truth I have been doing so well! I have just been living me life ED free and life has been amazing! This semester at college has been the BEST EVER…hands down! I have a whole new bunch of friends and 2 new closest girlfriends who are just like ME and I love them. They are both nursing majors just like me and I am actually rooming with one of them next year. I can’t even wait! Both of them are normal girls free of ED, eat what they want whenever they want, and who are both very supportive and understand what I have been through and great role models for me to look up to (and I always tell them that too and they laught at me! Hah.)

As I have been up at school I haven’t been taking any pictures of my foods, which is both a good and a bad thing! Good beacuse I haven’t been focusing on my food and not worrying of taking pictures of my food, and also good because I feel as though I have been living ED free and not thinking about my blog, food, and ED all the time! I feel as though I used to associate my blog with my ED, but now my new outlook is my blog is associated with me living my life free of my ED! But then the bad thing is when I do post like right now I don’t have many pictures to share 😦 Boo! But anyways here is what I have for ya… Egg & Cheese Omelet with diced tomatoes, side of fruit, and vanilla soy milk.Breakfast this morning was Kashi Golden Brown Maple oatmeal, banana with Almond Butter, and regular cow’s milk 😉

This was my first time trying Kashi oatmeal and it was very good and I will definitely have it again back at school (yes, my college dining hall sells Kashi products…loves it).

Then tonight I went out with my dad on a lil dinner date which is a must when I am home 😉 We went to Brew City and of course hence the name of the restaurant they are known for their beers, having over 100 different kinds! But if only it was a week from tomorrow then I could have ordered a beer legally! Turning 21 is just a week away 🙂 Hollah! For dinner I ordered the Green Apple Turkey Burger with sweet potatoe fries!  The burger was topped with cheddar cheese and a granny smith apple spread! It was a very good meal and I finished the whole burger and only left a few fries on the plate for my dad to finish! 

Well now I am off to watch Housewives of NYC and then sleepytime 🙂 Have a good night everyone!

Spring Break?!

What up love pies?! Long time, no talk! But now since I am on spring break (yeah I know, super early) I finally have some down time to post! Yeahhhh 🙂 But on the down side I have had the FLU the day I came home from school 😦 Not so fun. But I am so happy I am home sick with the care of my mom rather than up at school, it would have been miserable.

But anyways, now onto the foodie front…

Stonyfield Superfruits yogurt mixed with…this granola and fruit!

To get this lovely yogurt mess 🙂OIAJ.Cinnamon Roll yogurt..so good!Brand new opened Mighty Maple peanut butter. Love opening new pb jars and taking the first scoop 🙂Vanilla Soy Milk! No I am not lactose but I just enjoy this milk so much better than plain tasting milk becasue of it’s rich vanilla flavor 🙂Chocolate Soy Milk. Pretty good although Vanilla is still by far my fav!Strawberry Dunkin Donuts Coffee. Say what?! Need I say more!My go to snack! I munch on handfuls of these throughout the day. Gotta get in those healthy fats 😉 Love these lil hummus on the go 🙂

And last but not least…POP CHIPS! Simply obsessed with them and love my dining hall sells them now!

Well everyone that is all I have for you on this Wednesday night of my spring break. I am off to kick back and relax (aka pretty much what I have been doing all break!)

A bit of random…

Well hello my bloggie readers! I just wanted to do a quick lil post of a bit of random photos! I know random, wbut whatevs! I know I have been kinda (very!!) M.I.A. but I have been utterly busy with school starting back up! It is going to be a one busy semester! This past Thursday I had my first Nursing Clinical and I am so excited! Can I just say I LOVE MY MAJOR!

But now onto the food front..BANANA NUT CHEERIOS! Say what?! I saw these in the cabinet last weekend when I was home and I immediately opened them up! My mom defs knows how to grocery shop 😉 And of course, they were delish! I mean I love cereal and I love bananas, so put them together and they are totally for me!This pic is from winter break when I went on a lil dinner date with my dad to Unos. I ordered the Lemon Basil salmon with a side of steamed broccoli and Farro Salad which was ahh-mazing. I have never heard of it before and it was new to the menu and by the description on the menu, it sounded right up my ally it was! Farro Salad is a whole wheat grain, cooked like pasta and mixed with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and balsamic vinaigarette. Very interesting and very yummy!

These are just some (boring and simple) dinners from the dining hall at school… Noticed how there is HOT SAUCE in all those pics?! Well that’s because I am obsessed with hot sauce!

Ok so the pictures above were obvs from my iPhone (if you couldn’t tell, hah) but the two below are from my new camera! You can sure tell a difference in photo quality and I really gotta start using my new camera moreeeee!This would be a cold chicken veggie wrap (just a wheat wrap with grilled chicken, swiss cheese, sprouts and loaded with allll cold veggies) from the coffee shop at my school and I am also obsessed with it…so good especially with hot relish in it! One of the reasons why I love this wrap is because the wrap they use. It is so good but I have no idea what type it is and frankly I don’t care because as long as it tastes good then I am all set 😉And of course I wouldn’t be making it through my long school days without some FROZEN YOGURT at the end of the day. It always does the trick 🙂

Well readers that’s all I got for you on this random post, but I just wanted to stop in and say HEYYY! My goal for my next post is to have more pictures with my NEW CAMERA and with some more food!

Have a great Saturday night! I am outttt 😉

A bit of winter break!

Hey everyone and welcome to my new blog! I finally made the swiich from blogger to wordpress and so far I absolutely love it although I am still trying to figure everything out so just bare with me 😉

If you haven’t already, make sure you add my new blog to your blogroll and follow me on my journey 🙂 It’s gonna be a fun one!

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I finally now have the time to post since being home on break since I am currently snowed in :O I have been enjoying being home from school and spending time with my family and friends, which has been so relaxing and fun!. Although I am ready to get back to school next week I am also kind of dreading the whole school work thing :/

Here are some pics via iPhone before Christmas (when I didn’t have my new camera!!)Breakfast consisted of english muffin with pb, yogurt, banana, and milk.Before coming home for break I was a bit nervous to tell you the truth because this past fall semester while at school I did extremely well and I was kind of scared how my transition home was going to be! I wanted to stay on track and do what I was doing at school! So at the beginning of break I made a goal to myself to just GO WITH THE FLOW! I told myself I was going to take it day by day just  like I have been doing and to keep calm and carry on. I wasn’t going to buy special foods, make my own meals etc…I was just going to eat how I used to, eat what my mom buys at the store and to eat whatever she cooks for meals…and I must tell you I did exactly that, I actually honestly think I did better than that to tell you the truth!!! I knew this break was going to be the real test whether or not I could officially live ED free and I totally DID IT!Yogurt mess in a jar!First night home I had a dinner date with my dad at OLIVE GARDEN! I had salad and breadsticks and I ordered something new to me… Ravioli di Portobello, portobello mushroom-filled raviolis in a creamy smoked cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce. So good!

Christmas Eve was sooo different from last year when I was deep in my ED and so much better. I had a lil bit of everything on my plate and enjoyed every bite! My plate consisted of Honey Baked ham, mixed veggies, red bliss potatoes, baked beans, cheesey potatoes, stuffing, and a roll! That night I also enjoyed many delicious desserts and didn’t feel guilty at all because I deserve to eat them and so I did 🙂 My Christmas was also very enjoyable and again ate whatever I wanted to and it felt so good! 

As I mentioned before in one of my posts (or if you don’t already now) I got a new CAMERA for Christmas!! I am still trying to figure out how to use it but I am slowly getting the hang of it. So here are some photos of myself 😉 Hah!I have been fiddling around with my camera and took a few pics of some of my presents..new sperrys!sneakers!MONSTER MIX from Target (obv!) is the best trail mix out there!Trader Joe’s PB filled pretzels! Need I say more?!M & M pretzels are simply amazing! Don’t know why it took me so long to try these beauts 😉

 Oh and I have also been hooked on COFFEE! I never thought I would see the day when I drank coffee (just like my mom said to me)…and no I never thought I would either, but now I have. I love having a cup of coffee in the morning. I have been sippin’ on Archer Farms brand from Target since they have so many yummy flavors like Buttery Caramel, Hazelnut Creme, and French Vanilla. If you haven’t tried this brand I suggest you do because it will not disappoint! Although don’t get me wrong I still love my Dunkins 😉

Well that is all I have for you today on my new blog and I hope you enjoyed! I am now going to spend the rest of the day snuggled up on this snowy Wednesday 😉 Ta-ta my lovesss!

Welcome!

Welcome to the new and improved Jenna’s Journey now on WordPress! I finally made the switch from blogger and so far I absolutely love it! But on the switch over I forgot somethings…like some of my old posts and yes … Continue reading

While at school…

HELLO everyone! I first want to say I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I feel like I haven’t blogged in oh so long, well that’s because…I haven’t! The last week of school I was very very busy, all I basically did was eat, sleep, study, with occassional trips to the gym. I am happy to say I am home and done with finals and enjoying break with my family 🙂 

 

 Yogurt messes were a must obvi.

 Hummus per usual with veggies and pretzels.

 My fav Luna Bar by far.

More snacks I munched on while studying…

Salmon topped over veggies for dinner out to eat.

And for my roomie’s 21st birthday we went out to a hibachi grill!

I started out with Miso soup.
followed by a salad with ginger dressing.
and for my meal I got teriyaki shrimp over veggies with a side of sticky white rice. 
 
Lots and lots of stydyinggg.
But the one thing that kept me sane during finals was my evening snack of fro yo with toppings 😉


Well folks that was a wicked (yes, I say wicked) quick post from while I was at school and I will be soon doing a recap of my Christmas. Can’t wait to share with you what I got…but I will give you a hint of one thing I got…starts with a C, ends with an A, is 6 letters long, and lots of bloggers use them 😉
 

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