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Friday, May 16, 2008

Food Through a Lens

Ah! Food. One of my favorite pastimes. I thought it would be fun to take a picture of everything I ate for one day. I also thought it would help me stick to a healthy diet...it didn't. Here is what my Thursday looked like through the lens:


My daily morning coffee. One cup of Joe with 1/2 TBS creamer and a packet of sugar substitute.
Breakfast: One egg substitute only omelet, a clementine, a Western Alternative Sweet Wheat bagel with 1 oz Weight Watchers cream cheese.

Morning snack: 2 saltine crackers. I didn't need these, but Belle was having some and I grabbed two without even thinking about it. I had to get two more to take a picture of and then put them back! Mindless eating....I'll work on that.

Lunch: Grilled peanut butter and (sugar free) jelly sandwich and one apple.

Snack: Okay, it's not really a snack. We took Tre to the dentist at about 2:30pm then to the park to play. On the way to the park I was hungry so we stopped at the gas station and I got a 32 oz Diet Dr. Pepper. I knew we would eat dinner soon so I didn't want to eat anything. The drink did the trick.

Dinner: McDonald's Grilled Classic Chicken sandwich, and 3/4 of a large fry (ugh!). Tre got to pick where we went to dinner (when the kids go to the dentist we make it their 'special day' so they don't dread going) and apparently I was too hungry to make a healthy choice, hence the fries. Sure was tasty though.


Snack: 1.5 cups Fiber One cereal, dry, and one cup Light Vanilla Soy Milk.

Evening Binge: 2 maple bars from Harmons. I don't want to blame anyone but myself, but I had a meeting for work from 8-9:30 and Jer wanted me to stop and get him Butter cream Maple Bars from Harmons. They didn't have any but these maple bars looked delicious even though I wasn't hungry at all. So what did I do? I bought a box of 4 and ate half of them. Yikes!
Totals:
Calories: 2385
Fat grams: 89
Carb grams: 357
Protein grams: 91
Sodium: 3889 mg
Fiber: 54g
Sugar: 98g
Not one of my best nutrition days. I think Friday will be a much better day.





4 comments:

Meghan said...

What an interesting way to track your food. I might have to try that! I wonder if I could be as honest as you, though. I seem to struggle with that, even in just writing it down. Good job being honest about it, even if it wasn't one of your healthier food days.

Cammie said...

I'm impressed! I think I'll try tracking my food this way too. It made such an interesting blog post. I am so proud that you got 91 grams of protein!! Impressive!

Bethany said...

Leisa! that was a cool post. Thanks for the motivation!

Leisa said...

Wow, thanks for the responses. I was just wondering what a days worth of food looked like and didn't think it would be motivation. I am glad you enjoyed it. As for the maple bars....