Less running. School stress. Christmas cookies. Weight gain.
Not a particularly happy topic, but I need to lose a few pounds. Especially with a Caribbean vacation on the calendar (not until May, so I have plenty of time). With that in mind I decided to try to post a couple “What I ate Wednesdays” each month to keep myself on track. Looking at the whole day’s intake together also makes it easy to see where I need to improve (fruits and veggies!).
5:30 AM – For the past week I’ve been starting my day with a glass of water while I get ready for work. Seems like an easy way to increase my water intake.
7:00 AM – Breakfast at work. Coffee with soy milk and a kid’s Clif bar.
1:00 PM – Finally lunch time. Whole grain pasta with vegetarian sausage and marina, topped with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Applesauce.
2:00 PM – Another bar. On Monday I was starving after work. Today I had hot yoga after work, so I brought am extra snack so I wouldn’t be light headed at yoga.
6:30 PM – A bowl of Smart Pop while I put my feet up and browse some decorating ideas.
7:30 PM – Vegetarian chili with a little cheese and a few crackers.
8:30 PM – A cup of hot chocolate to satiate my sweet tooth (not pictured. Also not pictured: refilling my water bottle through out the day).
The good: I’m drinking a lot more water than I’m usually drink. Probably twice as much.
The bad: One serving of fruit and maybe two servings of vegetables in the form of tomato sauces. Overly reliant on prepackaged foods.
The goal: Replace prepackaged breakfast bar with fresh fruit.