Sunday, May 26, 2013

20130526 What did I eat today?

 So I really got lazy with my food pictures - but for the most part I've stayed on track with my food consumption. I had an eye opener this week. I had a cold cut sub from Subway - something I eat for lunch from time to time. I never really thought about the calorie count. Well most companies have a calculator to calculate your calories for a meal. I decided to punch in my sub. 1080 calories. OUCH. That's most of a day's calories in a few bites. So buyer beware - if you are on a diet check out the calories FIRST and you can budget a lot better. I could have absorbed half of that but the full sub was a deal breaker for that day.
 Anyway - aside from a few mistakes like that I have stayed on track and I'm down 5 lbs (so far) for the month. If I can drop 5 lbs a month that's 60 lbs a year which is nothing to turn your nose up about.
Here's the morning food rundown - pictures might vary slightly from actual food consumed.

That's coffee and mini wheats to start the day. Most days start this way. How will the day end ? Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

20130521 Back to business

 Ok so what do we have here. Looks like I missed a few pictures since my weekend of calorie misadventure - but I'll try to get back on track now. I see yesterday's lunch there which was plain chicken salad, some sliced fruit, and some tomato soup. There was a crunchy snack bar in there somewhere for good measure.
And a daily dose of mini wheats and
coffee to start the day.

What I don't have pictures of are the 2 for $5 Whoppers I had for dinner yesterday and lunch today. At least I didn't wolf them down in one meal. I could have easily. Tonight I had a grilled cheese with ham and a cup of tomato soup.

I eat pretty much the same things all the time - with fast food to fill in the gaps when I get lazy. I find that if I can avoid the fast food I lose weight. Pretty simple actually - so no excuses from me.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

20130519 Catching up - My weekend of shame

Starting with dinner Friday - we decided on Pizza. Why oh why...I had one of the "Pizza Rollers" also - it's like a mini Stromboli kind of thing.

Saturday started innocently enough

Until I decided to revisit the leftover pizza.

Astute observers will observe I used the same pizza picture twice. Serving was identical - delivery varied slightly between the meals. Then in the afternoon I had to do a music event and we were given a few free beverages. 2 to be exact. Draft beer.


Here's where things really went off the rails - Chipotle. "Food with integrity" That's what is says on their website. Fat and sodium filled calorie bombs. That's what it says in my stomach.

It was a steak burrito with fajita veggies, cheese and sour cream - at least 840 calories - probably more. That's a big chunk of calories for me - and it wasn't really that good. Lesson learned.

Ok - my conscience is purged. Moving on and I'll try to make better menu choices today.

Sunday starts innocently enough.....


Friday, May 17, 2013

20130517 TGIF Food Fest

Usual breakfast - Mini wheats and coffee. I got a pic of the mini wheats. You'll have to use your imagination on the coffee.

Was in a hurry this morning so I had to buy lunch. Had an orange leftover from another day. Got a cup of Chili and some Tuna salad and a diet Coke.

That's it till much later today. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

20130516 Food recap

The usual to start the day (coffee and mini wheats)

Then a bag of chow to last me till 7:30pm

That's a green tea an apple an orange about an ounce of peanuts some wheat thins a wedge of laughing cow light swiss and a parmesan breaded tilapia on a wheat round with a piece of cheddar.

Sorry I grabbed a stock photo from another food blogger for dinner. Mine looked sort of like this except it was on flat bread and it was even less appealing if you can imagine that. 6 inch cold cut on flatbread with onions, lettuce, pickles, tomatos, and a dash of mayo. That was dinner.

Oh and the kids saved me 2 spoons worth (yes like two TEAspoons worth) of the ice cream we got from Walgreens - so there's that. I liked the Macadamia Mash-Up much better than the Turtle Squirtle.

Until tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

20130515 Lunch and dinner

For lunch I had a can of tuna on a wheat round - I added about a teaspoon of mayo and a dab of sweet relish

Then for dinner it was parmesan breaded Tilapia from Sam's and some mixed vegetables.

Overall a pretty fishy day. And I would be remiss if I did not mention the snack I sampled - courtesy of the Apprentice TV show. I was lucky enough to try a sample of each flavor of ice cream developed by the two finalists on this season of the Apprentice. Total consumed was about one serving - so I didn't go crazy.


20130515 Day 15 of Picture what you eat

I have to admit - it's still working. I am less inclined to eat JUNK if I have to tell the world about it. Maybe it's the shame. Maybe it's the fact that I take that extra minute to think about what I am eating. Whatever it is - it's working. I am eating less crap. Except for breakfast. Same crap - different day.

The picture is a little blurry so let me tell you what you are looking at. Mini Wheats and Coffee !