Food journal 2014-04-30

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
Green smoothie: water, kale, banana, apple, flax, cinnamon

Snack:
Handful roasted almonds

Lunch:
1/2 cucumber, sliced, and dipped in hummus (1 can chickpeas, sesame oil, cumin, salt, olive oil, garlic clove, water)

Snack:
Handful roasted almonds

Supper:
1 can cream of mushroom soup

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Food journal 2014-04-29

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
1 pint green smoothie: water, kale, banana, mango, pineapple, flax, cinnamon

Snack:
handful roasted almonds

Lunch:
2 oz old cheddar, handful roasted almonds, water

Supper:
1/2 cucumber, sliced, and dipped in hummus (1 can chickpeas, sesame seeds, cumin, salt, olive oil, hot pepper sauce, garlic clove, water)

Positive steps taken today:
Grocery shopping!: Spinach, kale, green onion, tomato, broccoli, sweet potato, old cheddar, almonds, sole filets, pineapple, apples, cinnamon, cumin, chickpeas, Romano beans, tuna, herring, sardines,…

rainy day

Rainy day.

Food journal 2014-04-28

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
1 pint green smoothie: water, kale, banana, mango, pineapple, flax, cinnamon

Lunch:
2 cups raw broccoli florets, dipped in tzatziki; handful roasted almonds; water

Supper:
“Bean dip”: 1 can pinto beans, 1/3 small onion, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce, 1 Tb sesame seeds, olive oil, water (Note: NOT a good recipe!); lots of raw veggies for dipping

Snack:
Raw vegetables with tzatziki, roasted almonds

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Hey wagon: I’m back.

Who’s got 2 thumbs and is back on the wagon today? This girl! [Points at self with thumbs.]

After a successful trip to the doctor a couple of weeks ago, I started resting on my laurels and slid back into my old ways. Then a trip to New Orleans followed and, well, let’s say there was a lot more rich, starchy food and sugary beverages added to the mix.

It’s worth noting that much of this was accompanied by headaches and lethargy. And so notwithstanding my struggles to get back on track today, in addition to resuming my positive momentum I’m also looking forward to just feeling better.

Onward and upward!

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Photo credit: Crysti at Flickr

Food journal 2014-04-10

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
Cereal (Blue Menu crunchy whole grain w/almonds), soy milk, walnuts, banana

Snack:
1 cup granola (dry); water

Lunch:
Salad: Spinach, Kraft Mediterranean dressing, walnuts, cheddar, 2 chicken breast halves, bean sprouts; water

Snack:
8 wheat crackers with peanut butter; water

Workout*:
30 minutes treadmill (speed 3.8)
Squats 0+0+0
Crunches 0+0+0
Modified sphinx 0+0+0 seconds

Supper:
Salad: Spinach, dressing+pesto+Greek yogurt, walnuts, cheddar, 1 chicken breast half, bean sprouts; water

*LESSON LEARNED TODAY: Do not snack before workout time – was too nauseous to complete it.

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Check-up

Progress!

At my visit to the doctor yesterday, I confirmed that I have lost 8 pounds. My doctor is very pleased with my progress and wants me to continue on. I’m very happy with the outcome.

Now, my medium-term goal is to lose 15 more pounds by my birthday, which is June 11. My shorter-term goal is to adhere strictly to my plan, and to complete my online journal every day, for the next 7 days (after which I will be on vacation for the long weekend). Feeling good – wish me luck!

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Food journal 2014-04-02

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
4 garlic-stuffed olives, and 1 omelet: Olive oil, 2 eggs, green onion, yellow pepper, salt, pepper, shredded chesse, salsa

Workout:
30 min. treadmill (3.7 speed)
11+11+11 squats
11+11+11 crunches
11+11+11 sec. modified sphinx

Lunch:
Carrots dipped in hummus (chickpeas, garlic, sesame seeds, lemon juice, water, hot sauce)

Supper:
Cooked sweet potato with butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper; water

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Food journal 2014-04-01

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
Cream of mushroom soup with a tsp of pesto swirled in

Snack:
Sliced mushrooms dipped in hummus (chickpeas, garlic, sesame seeds, lemon juice, water, hot sauce)

Lunch:
Red pepper slices dipped in avocado, salsa and shredded cheese

Snack:
Smoothie: Water, kale, frozen banana, mango, pineapple, cinnamon, flax

Workout:
30 min. treadmill (3.6 speed)
10+10+10 squats
10+10+10 crunches
10+10+10 sec. modified sphinx

Supper:
Cold salad: Cooked mini shrimp, green onion, red pepper, broccoli, sesame oil, peanut oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce

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Food journal 2014-03-31

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
Omelet: 2 eggs, shredded cheese, diced onion, red pepper, sliced mushrooms, spinach, salt and pepper

Lunch:
{Always record what you eat ASAP. I forget what I had for lunch.)  :S

Workout:
Hour-long walk with hills

Supper:
Carnita “salad”: Mexican pulled pork, shredded cabbage, lemon juice, cilantro, sliced radish, sliced avocado

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Food journal 2014-03-30

I’m under strict orders from my doctor to follow some dietary rules, and so to keep track and ensure I stay the course, I am journalling what I eat each day.

Breakfast:
Omelet: 2 eggs, shredded cheese, diced onion, red pepper, sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper

Lunch:
Smoothie: Water, kale, banana, mango, cinnamon, 1 Tb flax seed, pineapple

Workout:
30 min. treadmill (3.6 speed)
10+10+10 squats
10+10+10 crunches
10+10+10 sec. modified sphinx

Supper:
Carnita “salad”: Mexican pulled pork, shredded cabbage, lime juice, 1/4 tsp sugar, cilantro, salt & pepper, sliced radish, sliced avocado, green Herdez salsa

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