What I Ate Wednesday: Blogging and Passions

How are you doing today?

I had an epiphany this weekend that although I love social media and I love blogging, I am just not sure I could give up my weekends or social events or spontaneous invites to watch play-off games or go to the pool or ANYTHING to take pictures of food.  There, I said it.  I know my real passion is helping others with their own nutrition – whether that be on a one-to-one basis OR on a larger scale like what I enjoy for work.  And thus I know my pictures do help people in that regard, however, for me, it is only an outlet of what my passion is.

Does that make sense?  I guess I don’t want to come across like I am complaining, as I started this blog and I truly blog because I love to interact with others.  And I want to produce great content and engage amazing people.  And even help new clients with their relationship with food and reaching their goals!  So maybe I am playing the comparison game (i.e. there are so many amazing bloggers and IG’ers with so many beautiful food photos and amazing recipes).  And maybe I am a perfectionist.  But I hope to inspire by more than just my pictures of food.  And I truly hope I can continue to connect and inspire, even if those random spontaneous life events takes precedence over taking pictures of my meals in beautiful lighting or creating the perfect image.

I know Alexis (The Hummusapien) talked about this today; the fact that finding a balance with work, blog, social media, friends, family, exercise, travel is hard, and I completely understand where she is coming from – as well as probably everyone on the planet!!!  Life is busy – and truly meant to be lived :)

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Sesame Ezekiel Toast, a smear of vanilla Stonyfield Greek yogurt, plump raspberries, TJ’s organic creamy peanut butter, and San Franola high protein California raisin granola (use code DietitianDeanna for 20% off!!).  Also had a chocolate Slap Nutrition smoothie on the side which went unpictured (just 1/2 frozen banana, ice, unsweetened almond milk, protein powder and blend)!

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Went  to a friends house this weekend to watch the Pens game this weekend and put on real makeup (instead of just concealer and mascara!).

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Huge plate of organic salad greens, sweet potato, avocado an egg, heirloom tomatoes, and peach salsa from Trader Joe’s. thumb_IMG_2523_1024

YUM. Cookie tray from a cookout the man and I went to! Ended up skipping these :)

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Instead, had a Chocolate Almond Spice Square bar.  This flavor is in my top 3!! Chocolate mint is still the top! (use my code DietitianDeanna for 20% off!)

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Recreation of the recipe I posted last week (even though I forgot the picture and thus am reusing an old picture) Steamed sweet potato stuffed with hummus, chickpeas, FF feta, kale, and tomatoes with an omelette + more broccoli on the side!thumb_IMG_2401_1024My obsession with this mugcake is still in full force. Topped with M&M’s, toffee bits, and 2 Oreos! Recipe for the Chocolate PB cup mugcake is here. 

If you’re a blogger, do you have these same feelings??

What else would you like to see if I’m unable to capture amazing photos??

4 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday: Blogging and Passions

  1. Victoria says:

    OMG yes girl! It’s such a struggle for balance. I think its worth the hustle because I do want to have my own business (one day), but since the beginning I have been careful not to let it completely take over EVERY single weekend and spare moment I have. Socializing with friends, exercising, spending time with my family (husband + animals) and quality sleep will always take priority. I may work some weekends, but I make sure to not do that every weekend. If that means I don’t have as many followers, than so be it! I don’t want to burn out, ya know?! All your eats looks delish! We still need to plan a meet up soon with all of us Tampa Bay bloggers/dietitians out there :)

    • Dietitian Deanna says:

      Thanks Hilary!! You’re amazing and thank you for the support :) Now to check out your eats….!

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