W.I.A.W ; 4/7/15

Good morning/afternoon/evening! ‚̧


I’m excited that I am getting into more of a routine with blogging again! The most frequent posts that I usually always kept going was What I Ate Wednesdays. What can I say? Food is my passion. ūüėČ I’ve taken the route of filming my food instead of taking pictures. I do want to work on my photography skills, but I am saving that for inanimate objects, scenery, and people. I really want to work on filming and editing videos, so watch out for more videos coming your way! I have quite a few ideas in mind already that I am excited about! Any whoooo, this post is suppose to be about food, so press play and enjoy the eats. ūüôā

Breakfast: Whole wheat toast topped with strawberry cream cheese, an egg, ham, green beans, and coffee. (Surprise surprise. ;))

Smoothie: Frozen blueberries, spinach, ice, and almond milk. (I ran out of banana! Sad day..)

Lunch: Greek yogurt + apple slices + peanut butter, ham, grapes, and my smoothie.

Dinner: Green chile pork enchiladas!

No dessert. ūüėģ

Let’s Chat!

instagram-logo Instagram -> @lovenataliemarie

2000px-Twitter_Logo_Mini.svg Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

Snapchat-logo Snapchat -> @nataliexdarling

Facebook_logo(2) Facebook -> /nataliexdarling

email E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com


W.I.A.W ; Double Edition!

Good morning/afternoon/evening! ‚̧

Since I fell off of the blogging spectrum, I decided that I should combine last weeks and this weeks W.I.A.W posts together! I decided to stop the macro counting (again) and learn how to listen to my body’s hunger signals. I have to say, it is going quite well so far, and I am loving the progress! I’ll let the videos do all of the talking now. ūüôā

*Side note: Something spectacular happened last week, and I wanted to share it with you! I squatted 225 lbs! I would have never thought I would ever come close to that! ūüėģ


BREAKFAST: High fiber english muffin with peanut butter and strawberry cream cheese, ham, and coffee.

LUNCH: Vanilla egg white oats topped with blueberries and peanut butter.

DINNER: Tacos with shredded chicken and broccoli.

DESSERT: Probiotic yogurt + peanut butter + cheerios, honey nut cheerios with almond milk, and two of my moms homemade white chocolate + milk chocolate chip cookies.


Breakfast: Whole wheat toast topped with peanut butter, banana, and cinnamon with a side of coffee.

Smoothie: Frozen blueberries, banana, spinach, ice, and cashew milk.

Lunch: Egg topped with salsa, ham, and the smoothie!

Snack: Cottage cheese + apple slices + peanut butter

Dinner:¬†A Jersey Mike’s sub

Let’s Chat!

Instagram -> @lovenataliemarie

Twitter -> @visionesque

Snapchat -> @nataliexdarling

Facebook -> /nataliexdarling

E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com

WIAW: Finally Balanced with Food

Happy Wednesday my lovely readers!


I’m into my fourth week of school (I’m still surprised on that!) and I am getting more adjusted to the schedule. My days are typically gym in the morning, classes from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm , and then do what I have to do afterwards. I also want to mention in the intro that I have just been feeling so blessed, comfortable, and happy lately. Seriously, this is the first time in such a long time that I am genuinely happy and comfortable with my eating. I usually stress over macros and calories, but now I am just eating. You guys, I’M ACHIEVING BALANCE finally. You don’t understand how happy this makes me! ^_^

photo (52)

Egg sandwich with spinach & sriracha, potato hash with zucchini and avocado, tuna, and veggies.

photo (53)


photo (54)

Chicken, potato hash, beans, eggs topped with sriracha, broccoli.

photo (55)

Grilled chicken, pasta, veggies.

photo (56)

Cinnamon vanilla egg white oats with blueberries and almonds.

photo (57)

Tuna, potato hash with avocado, beans, an egg, veggies.

photo (58)

Vanilla egg white oats topped with blueberries and almonds with a side of coffee.

photo (59)

Turkey burger and veggies.

photo (60)

Egg with sriracha, salad with turkey, and corn flakes topped with strawberries.

photo (61)

Roasted chicken, rutabaga, and sweet potato.

photo (62)

Chicken, potato hash with avocado, egg, pickles, veggies.

photo (63)

Cinnamon pumpkin egg white oats topped with blueberries and peanut butter with coffee.

photo (64)

Pork topped with mustard, salad topped with ham, corn flakes topped with strawberries.

photo (65)

Chicken topped with mustard, potato and zucchini hash with avocado, corn on the cob, beans, an egg, spaghetti squash.

photo (66)

Chicken topped with mustard, seasoned white rice, and veggies.

photo (67)

A burger, sweet potato fries, corn on the cob, spaghetti squash.

photo (68)

Chicken and mustard, beans, potato hash, avocado, and veggies.

I hope you have an amazing day filled with delicious eats! ‚̧

-What have you been eating lately?
-What did you eat over Labor Day weekend?
-What’s your favorite BBQ food?
-Are you ready for fall flavors?! ūüėÄ


Connect with me!

Instagram -> @myhealthlyjourney

Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

Pinterest -> @xolovenatalie

E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com

WIAW: Anyone on the Same Boat?

Happy What I Ate Wednesday everyone!


I’m going to need some advice from you guys. Lately, I haven’t been hungry.. like at all. It’s to where I have sudden urges that I’m hungry, but then they just vanish. When the feeling vanishes, I get this feeling that I don’t want to eat at all. With my activity level and the energy I need for school now, I have just been eating food just to keep functioning. After I finish eating, I’m usually bloated and want to sleep for hours on end. I’ve also been getting some serious headaches lately.. I just think that’s from the heat. Has anyone else experienced this or something like this? I keep thinking it’s just the weather changes or my stress eating at me, but I don’t know..

I’m pretty much exhausted from the work load of school, work, and training, so I’m sorry for not captioning the pictures. I hope you enjoy my recent eats, and please comment below if you think you can help me in anyway for what I described above. Thank you. ūüôā

photo (33) photo (34) photo (35) photo (36) photo (37) photo (38) photo (39) photo (40) photo (41) photo (42) photo (43) photo (44) photo (45) photo (46) photo (47) photo (48) photo (49) photo (50)

I hope everyone is having an amazing day, an amazing week, and enjoying your life. ‚̧

-Are you on the same boat as me?

-What have you been eating now that it’s back to school?

-What’s your favorite food to eat?


Connect with me!

Instagram -> @myhealthlyjourney

Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

Pinterest -> @xolovenatalie

E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com

WIAW: Back to School Edition

Happy WIAW everybody!


It’s been quite some time since I last said that.. a few months I have to say. I’m sorry about that. *blush face emoji* I will let you know that I am still eating a good deal amount of food, and my belly has been more than satisfied! Although I haven’t documented all my eats (Various cakes.. Reeses ice cream.. just an aray of treats..), I have documented a great deal of delicious food. I am back in school, but I am not sticking to the cookie cutter sandwich, fruit, veggie, chips combo. I have ventured out and have been whipping food out left and right. I do admit that I have been going on and off with those phases where I keep eating the same meal because it’s just that good! Any who.. enough jibber jabber. I have to go do my classes, so I will let all the photos do the talking. Onto the eats!

photo (1) photo (2) photo (3) photo (4) photo (5) photo (6) photo (7) photo (8) photo (9) photo (10) photo (11) photo (12) photo (13) photo (14) photo (15) photo (16) photo (17) photo (18) photo (19) photo (20) photo (21) photo (22) photo (23) photo (24) photo (25) photo (26) photo (27) photo (28) photo (29) photo (31) photo (32)

I hope you have an amazing day filled with delicious eats! ‚̧

-What do you eat at school?

-What are your favorite snacks?

-What have you been eating lately?


Connect with me!

Instagram -> @myhealthlyjourney

Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

Pinterest -> @xolovenatalie

E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com

WIAW ; The Biggest Collection of Eats Thus Far


Hey there! If you are reading this, I am now either 1) At the airport waiting for my flight 2) ON an airplane and on my way to North Carolina 3) At a layover in North Carolina 4) Wandering around North Carolina. ^_^

It’s been quite some time since I have participated in the WIAW party. This summer has been filled with a lot of different flavor experiments and has given me the time to actually cook some new meals! I am a repeat offender, but they usually now only last a week and I move on to a new combination. I have been eating more and more food lately, and I have really been enjoying the wide variety of food. Enough talking, because I know that you came to look at some pictures of food. Am I right? ūüėČ


photo (31)

Oat game still going strong!

photo (32)

See? ūüėČ

photo (41)

Corn flakes with blueberries and a protein bar.

photo (50)

Pork chops, rice, and veggies.



photo (57)

Waffles with jam, broccoli, scrambled eggs with salsa, ham, and a potato veggie hash topped with avocado.

photo (56)

Spaghetti and meatballs with broccoli.

photo (55)

Chicken, sweet potato, white potatoes (see Arman), and green beans.

photo (53)


photo (54)

Green chili chicken enchiladas with peas.

photo (47)


photo (48)

Hamburger, turkey dog, sweet potato fries, and veggies.

photo (49)

Cod, corn on the cob, broccoli, and sweet potato.

photo (51)

Turkey burger, broccoli, rice, and veggies.

photo (52)

French toast with jam, potato veggie egg scramble with avocado and salsa, ham, veggies, and broccoli,

photo (42)

Hake loin topped with mustard, corn bread waffles, and sweet potato.

photo (44)

Chicken, salad with avocado and mustard, brown rice, sweet potato, an egg, and salsa.

photo (45)

BLT with veggies.

photo (46)

Corn flakes with strawberries and a protein bar.

photo (40)

My first bagel in years (!!!) topped with jam and a protein bar.

photo (39)

Chicken, broccoli, and sweet potato.

photo (38)

Sweet n sour pork chop, sweet potato, and green beans.

photo (37)

Waffles, chicken, egg white scramble with salsa, sweet potato, and broccoli.

photo (36)

Wrap, zucchini, cottage cheese, carrots, and broccoli.

photo (33)

Wrap, rice cakes topped with spinach + ham + mustard, cottage cheese, carrots, rutabaga, and veggies.

photo (34)

Same as above.

photo (35)

Chicken, lasagna, and broccoli.

IMG_20140708_170340Homemade Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

photo (58)

Chicken, pasta, and broccoli.

photo (59)

Avocado mango salsa chicken salad from El Pollo Loco.

I hope you have an amazing day filled with amazing food. ‚̧


-Do you like Thai food?

-What’s your favorite food?

-What have you been eating lately?


Connect with me!

Instagram -> @myhealthlyjourney

Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

Pinterest -> @xolovenatalie

E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com


Happy happy Wednesday everyone!

I’m safe to say that summer vacation has officially set in (already), because I am already forgetting what day of the week it is. Haha, oops. ūüėČ I’ve had more time to spend in the kitchen, and my taste buds are surely thanking me for it. Yes, some of my eats may seem similar, but hey, if it isn’t broken, you can’t fix it. I have been craving all things cool and breakfasty. (Apparently breakfasty isn’t a word.. I think it should be.) You can sense a theme with this weeks eats.


On to the eats!


Grilled turkey dogs, roasted sweet potato, and veggies.


Wrap (pictured below), apple slices, strawberries, and carrots.


Tacos with a salad.


Pancake fail made into a bowl cake topped with cottage cheese and blueberries, scrambled egg whites with spinach and onion topped with hot sauce, strawberries, carrots, and watermelon.


Grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and sweet potato fries.


Turkey burgrer, egg roll, and veggies.

Turkey avocado blt and cookie from Paradise Bakery.

Pork chop, broccolini, roasted peppers and onions, and potatoes from Macaroni Grill.


My favorite smoothie.


Bowl cake topped with greek yogurt, baked sweet potato, egg white scramble with spinach and onion topped with hot sauce, turkey, and veggies.


Smoked turkey sandwich with a cookie from Paradise Bakery.


Wrap, apple slices, watermelon, cottage cheese, carrots, and strawberries.


My usual wrap on spinach, turkey, egg, avocado, and hot sauce.


Seasoned chicken, mashed sweet potato, and green beans.


Vanilla blueberry pie oats with peanut butter and coffee.


Apple pie oats with peanut butter and coffee.

Whew, so many good eats! I hope you have an amazing day filled with delicious food. ‚̧

-What do you crave in the summer?

-What’s your favorite breakfast?

-What have you been recently eating?


Connect with me!

Instagram -> @myhealthlyjourney

Twitter -> @xolovenatalie

Pinterest -> @xolovenatalie

E-mail -> lovenataliemarie@gmail.com