Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jan 3rd - What I'm Eating

Breakfast: sprouted grain English muffin from Food for Life, with butter and all natural blueberry jelly. 3 small pieces of hard salami. one slice of provolone cheese. glass of water. morning pills.

Snack: baby carrots and crunchy valencia peanut butter

Lunch: 2 quesedillas made with sprouted grain corn tortillas from Food for Life, colby jack cheese and grilled chicken breast. I drank a 27 ounce Klean Kanteen's worth of water, which had an EmergenC packet in it, since my kid seems to have come down with a nasty cold which I very much want to avoid.

From 2009 01 03
Baked Salmon with olive oil and Fisherman's Wharf seasoning. Lemon rice pilaf with brown basmati rice, lemon juice, onion, chicken bouillon, bay leaf, parsley, and toasted pine nuts. Peas, buttered and lightly salted. Water.

Snack: clementine orange and pistachios. and I promise I'm going to take my pills before bed. except the Metformin - I am out and the pharmacy was closed when I wanted to stop by after work today. Hopefully I'll be able to get it tomorrow.

Analysis: Well I did markedly better today but there is still a ton of room for improvement. Still not enough veggies. I did get in 2 snacks today, which was good. I am not super happy with dinner, which on face value seems good. Can anyone guess why?

I didn't get any exercise in today unless scraping ice off my windshield counts (but I did take a shower, which is unfortunately saying a lot!) We did do a cupboard purge, though, and threw away all things old, rancid, or that we knew we would not eat. That felt good and now I have a big empty space to fill up with lots of healthy things! I encourage you to do the same, because if the junk is not in the house, obviously you can't eat it!


  1. Okay. So you've inspired me. This is what I've eaten today.

    Breakfast: Can of Coke (was up most of last night with Xander, needed caffeine to teach). Half raisin bagel with a little cream cheese.

    Lunch: 1/4 loaf french baguette with 3 oz cheddar cheese. All dipped in mix of olive oil & balsamic vinegar with Italian spices. 1/4 can baked beans & brisket. Lots of water.

    Snack: 4 oz orange juice with prenatal vitamin.

    Dinner: 1 apple with 2 tbsp peanut butter. 2 slices summer sausage. Water.

    Late night snack/4th meal: will most likely be one scrambled egg mixed in with the basmati rice/spices from Israel combo that Jonathan made yesterday.

    Wow, I suck. I didn't have any vegetables, did I? And all of my starches are white. Sigh. It's so hard to eat healthy when all the produce in the grocery stores looks crappy in winter. (And yes, I know the answer is to buy it at Whole Foods!) Any recommendations on easy veggies to prepare for myself, since Jonathan won't eat them?

  2. LOL! Here's a little secret I use when it comes to veggies in winter. I buy frozen. Organic, and frozen. Then I can just put them in the steamer, or in a pinch, I can even heat a single serving in the microwave and not dirty extra dishes. I think its a pretty decent option because the freezing does preserve most of the nutrients and a lot of times the quality is better than "fresh" in winter. Microwaving does destroy some of the nutrients, but its better than not eating veggies at all, or eating something worse, like white carbs, instead...

  3. hmmm, good point. i'll put some on the shopping list. thanks!

  4. sooo, marshmallow's are not a good thing, right? ;)

  5. i'm not sure which category they fit into... most likely white sugar, huh? :)