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I am Buffy, I live in Iowa with my kitty cat Meowshine and stay rather busy trying to be healthy, eating right, working out, working my full-time job and running my own custom jewelry business on the side. Thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Food Journal day 4

Yay it’s Friday! A lot of my food eaten today is the same as yesterday but if anything new pops up don’t worry I’ll post more pictures.
Thursday breakfast was a hard boiled egg, 1 tbs of brummel and brown yogurt spread, and a whole grain English muffin…213 calories

Lunch was leftoves of the cheesy crockpot chicken, ½ cup brown rice, and ½ cup canned green beans…421 calories
On a side note I did a little research and apparently by draining and rinsing canned vegetables for 2-3 min cuts down the sodium by 40%. I always did but didn’t know how much so I thought I’d share.

Dinner was tuna mixed with 2 tbs of the left over dip from the shower to make a sort of tuna salad, with a serving (counted them out and everything) reduced fat wheat thins and carrots…320 calories

My snacks were the same as they have been this week. Banana and string cheese, and two cups of coffee. Grand total for yesterday was 1297.

It will be interesting to see how this food journaling will go this weekend. I'm really excited about it and committed to keeping it up so hopefully it will keep me on track. Have a great Friday!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Food Journal Day 3

I think this picture taking is really working! I am through three days of keeping my food on point and I peeked at the scale today and it was down 2 lbs. We'll see what it really is on official weigh in day Saturday but I was pretty excited with that.

I had a bit of a rough morning yesterday. I went to reset my alarm and set it completely wrong and woke up late. Anyways I had some Lean Pocket's Egg, Bacon and Cheese in the freezer at work so that was my breakfast. They are pretty good but definitely don't keep me full through the entire morning...Calories 280

Lunch was a salad again, and the only added to the previous salads was some cauliflower. I was a little low on lettuce then I'd like so I added a bit for some extra volume to the salad. Again this was left overs from the baby shower and I've decided I don't *love* cauliflower. I don't hate it like I thought (like I still really don't like celery. I can eat it with peanut butter but otherwise, yuck!) so I guess that is good. On the other hand with these veggies I found out I really really like raw broccoli. The salad...456 calories

Dinner was the Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and oh man was it tasty! I added a half cup of brown rice and half a cup of canned green beans. If I had corn I probably would have added that too. My recipe made 4 servings (I didn't have as much chicken as the recipe called for)...421 calories

My snack between breakfast and lunch was a banana, string cheese and coffee (251 calories) and between lunch and dinner was carrots, broccoli and dip (114 calories). Mmmmmm.

Grand total for the day 1523 calories

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Food journal day 2

Had another great eating day yesterday. I was feeling kinda emotional last night and really wanted to snack but I thought about having to portion it out and taking a picture and going over my calories and if I was really hungry and all that. Basically I thought the heck out of it and then got busy doing something else and the urge passed.

Breakfast was the same as yesterday…315 calories
Oh and a cup of coffee between breakfast and lunch….93 calories

Lunch was a salad like dinner the night before…456 calories
Since breakfast and lunch were the same as yesterday I don't have a picture posted.

Dinner was veggies, pita chips and hummus and dip (left overs still from the baby shower)…443 calories. Thankfully I portioned it all out so that even when I wanted to keep eating I had finished what was on my plate and I was done. Otherwise it would have been such a disaster!

Snacks I did not get a picture of because I didn’t have my camera with me to take a picture of it. But I had a small can of pineapple, string cheese, and coffee…292 calories

Total calories...1600

This is what is for dinner tonight. I had to adjust the recipe a bit for what I have on hand but I have made it before and it is tasty! I’m going to have brown rice and some veggies with it as well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Food journal Day 1

I’ve been struggling with food lately. Big time. I have always done really well with working out consistently and the food thing is really hit and miss. Mostly miss, especially these days. I know that is where I fail 90% of the time and I just end up in this vicious cycle. Now that I live alone and am dealing with all the emotions from the last 6 months, my eating has gotten so bad. Lots of eating out, lots of emotional binge eating especially at night, not measuring and just guessing at portions, those sorts of things. So I had an idea that I have seen other people do before and thought it might just work for me. I’ve decided to take pictures of everything I eat in a day and post it. If I have to show everyone I have to be honest about it, will feel compelled to measure everything and in essence hold myself accountable that way. Right now I’m just focusing on keeping the calories in my calorie range. Next I will focus on making sure I’m getting all the other nutrients right. So here is my day in eating yesterday…

Most of the time this is my breakfast. Whole grain English muffin, 1 tbs brummel and brown yogurt spread, 1 oz of 2% cheddar cheese, scrambled egg (1 whole egg and one egg white). Total 315 calories.

Between breakfast and lunch I just had my cup of coffee, with 2 creamers, and 2 cubes of sugar for 93 calories.

Lunch was a left over slice of pepperoni pizza from my take out this weekend from Little Ceaser’s and left over veggies and dip from what I took to a baby shower this weekend. Sorry I took a bite of the pizza before I remembered I was going to take a picture of it :) 330 calories

My snack between lunch and dinner was another cup of coffee (I was so tired and it was one of those days) and a medium banana and reduced fat string cheese. I did not get a chance to take a picture of this though. 251 calories

Dinner was one of my favorite salads I like to make. Lettuce, ¼ cup of sunflower seeds, 1 oz of 2% cheddar cheese, 1 cup of croutons, and 1.5 tbs of light ranch dressing. 489 calories

For a grand total of 1477 calories for the day. And I burned 526 at Zumba and the run home so it was a good day over all for all totals involved. Hoping today will be just as good :)