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.


10 thoughts on “WIAW #2

  1. I love the new look of your blog!

    To get in my fruit I’ve been making a smoothie and bringing it to work as my mid-morning snack. I freeze a Thermos overnight and then make the smoothie in the morning and pour it into the thermos. That sucker stays cold FOREVER. The other day I was having a super hectic day at work and didn’t get around to drinking the smoothie until like 4am (so much for a mid morning snack) and it was still SUPER SUPER COLD as if I just made it!

    My favorite right now is one I found on SkinnyTaste

    1 cup frozen berries
    1/2 frozen banana
    1/2 cup to 1 cup plain greek yogurt (depending on how creamy you like it)
    1/2 cup almond milk

    It’s so good 🙂

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      1. My Swell bottle has similar stats. Hot things hot for 12 hours and cold things cold for 24. I make smoothies in it in the summer but right now it is tasked with supplying me with hot coffee.

        But with that said, smoothies are one of my favorite ways to eat fruit because I can do all the prep work on the weekend and since the fruit is frozen, I don’t have to worry about things going bad before the end of the week. Because I do not have time for midweek grocery trips! I think I’m going to have to get a second bottle.


  2. Wow, this is an incredible idea. Looking at the pictures really let’s you see your intake. Hope you don’t mind if I steal this.

    Btw I love classic chili but the one pictures looks pretty amazing. I’m sure much healthier too lol

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  3. Love reading WIAW posts. I have got to get back to eating better! That collage of pictures is a great idea to see what I’m really eating. I might try that for a few days. I find logging it into an app helps bc it just makes me realize the good and bad of the nutrition when I do it.

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