A Food Day in the Life :: IIFYM

Totally forgot yesterday was a Holiday and I dropped the ball on finding Madison something to do - Oliver and I both had to work. By 10am she was driving me batty - 

Madison: "I'm bored, can you call my friends down the street? "
Me: They were sick. 
Madison: "Can you call Allison's Mom? She knows your blog." 
Me: Well I don't know her and I gave you my number to give to her. 
Madison: "Can't you just text her??" 
Me: Dude, I don't know her number! 
Madison: "Find her on Facebook!"

I frantically called ASI and thank you Sweet Baby Jesus they were having open gym, she was happy a clam to go jump around and I gave her 2 bucks for the vending machine. THEN she's hugging me telling me I'm the 'best Mommy ever'. Side eye. The Bald One slept for 3 hours and all the orders got packed - winning.

These pancakes have 50g of protein, taste like heaven, and keep me full for hours!

Found some Low Fat Panera soup at Sams - it was chilly yesterday and soup sounded so good. I added in a protein packed sandwich in my sandwich maker, cause I'm obsessed with that thing! I actually just upgraded and ordered the Electric Panini and Sandwich Maker because it can press and heat thicker sandwiches, I like big pickles, lots of turkey, I need a bigger sandwich press!

Just because #flexibledieting and I love them.

On the go snack, I was hungry, but we had to go pick up Madison so I filled a baggie with a serving and ate it in the car. I had to be very very quiet while eating them so Aiden didn't hear me {he's still rear facing so he can't see, but that boy can hear food from a mile away!} otherwise I would hear - WANT ONE WANT ONE WANT ONE the entire car drive.

Dinner was excellent, Oliver loved it and I had it made in less than 20 minutes! You can find the recipe here = I did NOT cut the corn off a ear and roast it, who has time for that? I just used a frozen corn from Trader Joes and it was delish. Zoodles are life - must have a Spiralizer from Paderno World Cuisine !

I wrote down the amounts I used and logged while the kids bathed, I knew I would be under my macros so I didn't rush to do it while I was cooking. This was one of the dinner where it was easier to layer and weigh as I filled my plate rather than missing it all together THEN trying to figure out a serving.

I made the sauce - weighed it and gave myself half - so then I just logged half of each ingredient.
Then I weighed the Zoodles {put in bowl, splash of water, microwave for 2 minutes}
Then I weighed in my corn
Then I weighed in my shrimp
Then I enjoyed my meal!

I had room for dessert - so I opted for a Smores Quest bar. I am a HUGE FAN of them now that I figured out the secret. Heat. 

Broil on low for 2 minutes and they taste like cookies. Hot melty amazing cookies. Oliver's loving them too. 

And that's a wrap for the day. My macros are set by Poppy Locks.

Caught a glimpse of my back before bed, liking what I'm seeing and reminds me why I put in the effort. I love to see my body change, to know I did that, to make myself proud. For me it's not about seeing how low I can get on the scale, but how strong I can be, I like to feel like an athlete because it gives me confidence. 


  1. How do we find the pancake recipe? I really need to see if these taste as good as they look. Cause they look freaking amazing.

  2. Use the ingredients on her screenshot, that should work!

  3. I had read before where you were figuring your macros with the help of corina neilson, just wondering why you changed, is it really worth the $40.00 at Poppy Locks? I need to make a change and love your site , thanks so much !

    1. Nope Corina didn't do my macros, not sure if she even does them, I just love her blog for her and her amazing recipes!

    2. They probably are getting her confused with Paige

  4. I am late to the game about these protein pancakes. Have you ever cooked them ahead of time? Trying to figure out if I could cook the night before and take to work in the morning. I went back through old posts and found one recipe for them, but then on this post looks like you are using a pre made mix?? Just mix and cook like regular pancakes??

    1. Also anyone happen to know of have info about the protein powders and breastfeeding?? I've been googling a lot researching but not sure 😁

  5. woooow look at all the food you can eat. need to change my ways. Can I do IIFYM if I'm not really doing heavy lifting or super strenuous workouts? i do the occasional workout here and there, but nothing too crazy. Thanks! :)

  6. You rock, as always! I'm so impressed with how dedicated you are to your health - you're an inspiration to us all!

  7. Is poppylocks a one time fee or monthly? I want to start counting my macros.

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  9. Are you able to upload the Periscope you did on your workout routine to YouTube? I just looked and can't find it. I was looking forward to it for so long and then never had a full hour to devote to watching it during the 24 hours it was available! I love your 'scopes! :) I need encouragement and advice on doin' my own thang at the gym!


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