Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fri Jan 9th - What I'm Eating

My goodness, today was a crazy day! I was out of the house, and actually also out of town, from 10am til 5pm, and non-stop busy the whole time I was away. Let's see if I can remember what I ate today:

Breakfast: at home, pills and water. in the car, half a piece of string cheese and a small handful of raisins.

Lunch: this was a potluck at a meeting: 2 deviled eggs (so 1 whole egg). a little cabbage salad, like a slaw with dried cranberries and almond slivers. maybe a half a cup of sloppy joe meat. quinoa salad with tomatoes, kidney beans, cilantro, and I'm not sure what else. most of a pineapple ring (some shared with little boy). water.

Dinner: Jason's Deli: bowl of sausage and chicken gumbo (did have a very small amount of white rice sprinkled on the top as garnish). Salad bar - field greens salad with mushrooms, alfalfa sprouts, one cherry tomato, blue cheese dressing. fruit salad with grapes, strawberries, apples, and yogurt. A little bit of banana pudding.

bed - pills and water.

Analysis: Well as you can see, I didn't get any snacks in today and I did not drink nearly enough water (I forgot my water bottle at home). Breakfast was pathetic. I was truly running on adrenaline today so I wasn't really feeling hungry, and also I had no access to food. I did a terrible job planning ahead on that one. I did really pretty well at the potluck, and I did give myself a little grace at dinner to indulge in my favorite banana pudding at Jason's Deli, but I probably had 1/4 to 1/3 the amount I would have eaten of it in the past. I even skipped the free soft serve ice cream and gingerbread muffins. Wow, when I say it like that, it almost seems like I have something to be proud of today! Well I'll have another couple of chances next week when I am going to have similar busy days. Note to self: plan ahead!

I also did not get in any formal exercise, but I did run around a lot and up and down some stairs too, so its not like I was sitting on my tush all day. That's my story and I'm stickin to it!

I do have to say a word about the deviled eggs I ate at lunch - they were made by my dear sweet sister, Hannah, who is visiting us right now. They contained safflower mayonnaise, organic white wine vinegar, organic dijon mustard, and a little raw honey. So they could definitely have been a lot worse. If you are looking for a deviled eggs recipe, I highly recommend this combo of ingredients, of course the amounts are all to taste. Don't forget a little paprika sprinkled on top...


  1. I'm so happy that Hannah is being exposed to healthy eating habits and how to make healthier choices. I am practicing fixing the kind of food I want to eat (when I'n off JC) on Dad and the girls. God knows she didn't get much exposure at home. At least I am trying to cook more and provide salads and more veggies instead of fast food. I also have lots of old food in the freezer and cupboards that I need to use up. I will be trying to find creative ways to put things together.

    I haven't been cheating either. Yesterday I only had one cup of coffee in the morning and made tea in the afternoon at work instead of coffee. Last night I actually drank water....witout the Propel powder either. I had tea before bed but woke up with a headache. It went away after a few swigs of my morning coffee. Maybe it was withdrawal!!

    I started exercising today. Dad and I went for a long walk in the neighborhood cuz the weather is gorgeous and then asked him to clear off all his junk on my treadmill. He did so I just took a 15 min spin. It still works!

    I'm on my way and already feeling more energy. Don't abandon me now.
    Mom (AKA Anonymous from now on I guess :) )

  2. Wow Mom, I am so impressed by the changes you're making! You can do it! You're really doing great! As for the caffeine headache, that is certainly to be expected, but surely it will lessen as you get weaned down!

    Hannah and I just made an extensive and exciting meal plan for this coming week - I can't wait to cook and eat everything! Its awesome when I can really look forward to my "diet" food! But heaven knows, I have time to do it (sort of - more than you anyway!)

    Keep on hanging in there - I'm right there with you!