Saturday: 9/15/2012

A very bad no good day.  I had a rough morning due to the drinking and had some major blood sugar issues.  Drank some juice, had a snack and I was better – didn’t take a picture obviously.  More important things.  I made pizza again for lunch, but this time, I used an onion bun instead of the bread.  It wasn’t as good, but it was good enough

The snacks were just some chips and white cheddar corn puffs from Trader Joe’s.  Dinner was also from Trader Joe’s – shrimp and tots.  Later I had more chips which pushed me over my calorie count for the day.  I figured that since the day was shot nutritionally wise, it couldn’t hurt too bad.

Calorie breakdown for today – kind of makes me want to go to the gym tomorrow 😐 .

CALORIES CARBS FAT PROTEIN
Totals: 1823 249 64 54
Daily Goals: 1410-1760 146-268 39-64 60-144

I am not posting the pictures because I don’t think that they do any of the food justice.  I am kind of burnt out on the pictures.  To be honest, I am glad this experiment is over.  It was exhausting having to remember to take pictures before you eat.  I don’t know why any one would do it regularly.  It completely ruins the whole dining experience for me.  It’s also really depressing seeing myself eating the same things over and over again.  I prefer to live in the dark about that 😉

I will have some new regular posts coming soon.  I will show you the sloppy joes and some chicken I am making and possibly the pizza boats if I remember to take photos this time!!

Friday: 9/14/2012

Well, I finally completely failed at the photography post today.  I remembered the camera when I went to work, even though I almost forgot it – BUT, I forgot the damn memory card!!  No photos for me today.  It really wasn’t that exciting anyways.  I had the same things again

After Workout Snack:
19 g Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter granola bar

Yes, I weigh just about everything that goes in my mouth.  I guess this will be a peek into the accuracy of my food tracking instead of pictures.  I was really hungry today, so I had another Nature Valley granola bar.  This time, dark chocolate and peanut butter.  The 19 g was just one bar.  Usually, they are really good about 1 bar being 22 grams and the other being about 21 grams.  Roughly the total given on the package.  Nice, huh?  I don’t know what happened to these two.  There were crumbs in the wrapper, but I throw those out instead of trying to weigh them.  It’s usually not enough to be worth it.

Breakfast:
1 egg
1/2 slice bacon
150 g potatoes
4 g butter

I took the potatoes I was supposed to have for lunch and put them with breakfast instead of forcing myself to eat another griddlecake that I didn’t really want

Morning Snack:
1 oz Cape Cod chips

Yep.  Chips.  I know it’s not good, but they were already on the menu today, just should have been with lunch instead.  They were supposed to replace the potatoes I moved to breakfast, but I was having a really slow morning and just didn’t want to wait any more.  Down they went!

Lunch:
1 philly sloppy joe
17 g provolone
60 g Cobblestone Onion Roll

Just the normal sloppy joe.  Sans chips and potatoes.  Still filling.  I must say that I am happy to see these be done.  I hate eating the same thing for so long, but I can’t afford to eat out every day like my co-workers.  Besides, I am doing too much work to get healthier to sabotage it by eating crap every day.  Case in point: the two of them go to the gym at lunch almost every day and have been for a while.  They look as though they have lost 0 weight and in 7 weeks, I lost 8.6 – yea, I probably work out more than they do since I got before work and am there at least an hour.  That also means I can eat more 🙂

After Lunch Snack:

1/2 c Chobani Vanilla Fat Free Yogurt
25 g Bear Naked Heavenly Chocolate Granola

I was really wanting something munchy after lunch, but that is all I had.  This is my main problem with chips.  I am surprised I haven’t broken down and eaten the whole bag.  Chips have always been a trigger food for me.  It doesn’t seem to be this time around.  Don’t get me wrong, it is still hard to avoid the temptation, but I am  doing it.  I have not only chips, but pretzels and tortilla chips that haven’t been mindlessly devoured.  I am very excited about the tortilla chips.  I am going to reward myself with tacos this weekend!  Maybe just taco salad, but still!!

Dinner:
.5 serving of Chicken Cordon Bleu pasta

I think it might be time to retire this.  It made me nauseous after I ate it.  I am more nauseous now because I decided to go out last night.  I can’t believe I used to do that 3-4 nights a week – I feel like CRAP now.  I think my decision to cut down was a gooood one.

Calorie breakdown for today – SUUUCKY (x2).

CALORIES

CARBS

FAT

PROTEIN

Totals:

1708

146

44

76

Daily Goals:

1410-1760

146-268

39-64

60-144

Thursday: 9/13/2012

Today started out similar to the beginning of the week.  Egg, bacon and a griddlecake.  I am definitely sick of the griddlecakes.  The ones in the fridge have already been delegated to the freezer

I did want to show you this, though:

I buy my most used spices in bags and put them into mason jars as you may have seen.  This leaves the glass spice bottles for repurposing.  I needed ketchup and I was washing the labels off, then BAM – idea.  Use the spice jars for transporting condiments to work.  It worked swimmingly.  I am glad I thought of it.  I am actually thinking of going and buying some empty bottles from Penzey’s just for this usage.

I ate kind of late, so there was no morning snack today.  Instead, I went straight to the old stand by for lunch.  Sloppy Joes.  This time, I added potatoes on the side.  I didn’t feel like the bun, so I left that out (to be used on Saturday 😉 )

The lighting in the office sucks BTW.  I try to be as inconspicuous as possible, but it doesn’t always turn out well.  This is one of them.

I did have an afternoon snack, but I forgot to take a picture 😐  It was just greek yogurt and chocolate granola – nothing too exciting.  This granola is from Bear Naked and is much better than the Kashi stuff.

I had the same snack and dinner as last night, but didn’t have the same amount of control, so I had 2 ounces of the chips.  The pizza was still just as good as last nigh.  I did mean to take pictures to show you all exactly how I did it, but I forgot.  Do you see a theme here??  I guess that means that I will have to make it again 🙂

Calorie breakdown for today – SUUUCKY.  The only good thing is that I didn’t go over my ranges.

CALORIES CARBS FAT PROTEIN
Totals: 1709 203 54 100
Daily Goals: 1410-1760 146-268 39-64 60-144

Wednesday: 9/12/2012

Today was a little unconventional.  I didn’t have a “normal” breakfast.  I am trying to eat all the leftovers, so I had some chicken cordon bleu pasta (and forgot to take a picture).  I don’t believe in only having certain foods at certain times of the day.  I will eat what I want when I want it regardless of time.It actually makes it a lot easier to clean out the fridge before the new paycheck shopping spree.  Oh, I can’t wait.  I am counting down the days!!

After my workout today, I was really hungry, so I grabbed a Nature Valley Granola Bar.  This time, it was Oats and Dark Chocolate.  I love these granola bars.  I usually only eat one bar at a time, but the package holds two.  I just put the other one in a ziploc bag for another time.  This time, I took the extra one with me and ended up eating it 😕  And yes, I do know it was a boring photo – lol

I had some watermelon, too……..yea, forgot that picture, too.  😳  this is just a bad post for that.  I will make up for it with dinner, I promise.

Lunch was a griddlecake with sauce and cheese melted on top.  I just threw it on foil and turned on the toaster oven to broil.  Look at the cheese!! That was the BEST part of this.

Fancy, right?  Like the plastic?  It goes so well with the china, doesn’t it.  I just didn’t feel like washing my personal plate, so I used one of the ones the office lets us use.

The veggie dip that I was supposed to eat yesterday made the appearance today.  I got a better picture than the half eaten one you saw the other day

Instead of keeping strictly to the menu outlined at the beginning of the week, I fed a skinny friend who came to my house to play my xbox this week – he eats like a vacuum and weighs less than me.  Ass.  Anyways, I had originally planned to have a sloppy joe, but realized it was eaten.  I had an epiphany on what to eat.  I ran to the store after work and picked up some chips and some bread.

The chips were a pre-dinner snack.  These are Cape Cod Reduced Fat chips.  Not the lowest calorie and fat, but better than regular chips and great tasting.  I restrained myself to only one ounce here.  I was going to go back for another, but decided to write up this post instead (THANK YOU!)

As I promised: DINNER!

Right?  Totally makes up for the lack of pictures above doesn’t it?

The epiphany was to make pizza bread.  The only ingredient that I didn’t have was the bread.  I stopped at Kroger and hit a small snag.  I didn’t want a huge loaf of bread.  It is only me, after all.  I don’t have lunch meat and I am a bread addict.  They had small ones for 2 bucks, but I bristled at the price.  I bit the bullet, though, and grabbed one with whole garlic cloves in it.  Perfect choice.  The cheaper, bigger loaves would not have been as good.  This bread was crunchy, tasty and a perfect vehicle for the pizza goodness.  I sliced the bread in half, then in half again to make the two servings here.  I trimmed off the top of the bread so it would lay flat in the oven.  Throw on some sauce, cheese and toppings, Bake at around 400 until it looks like the above.  I actually have a toaster oven that is a convection oven, too.  It has a pizza setting and I just used that.

It was so good, that I am going to use the other half for dinner tomorrow.

Calorie breakdown for today.  Pretty good even with the chips and pizza, huh?

CALORIES CARBS FAT PROTEIN
Totals: 1567 199 53 79
Daily Goals: 1410-1760 146-268 39-64 60-144

Tuesday: 9/11/2012

Today was a light food day.  The lunch really filled me up and I was busy in the evening, so I didn’t get any snacky feelings which is good.

Breakfast was partially supplied by my gym.  I go to Planet Fitness and they have free bagels the second Tuesday of the month.  It is hilarious to see how cranky people get on FB about it.  It’s like – don’t eat it if you don’t want it.  I personally love bagels and won’t be living a life where I am not “allowed” to eat something…..particularly carbs (unless medically necessary of course).  Yes, I do realize that the bagel is upside down.  No, I didn’t notice when I was making the sandwich 😦  I really need to bulk up this baby.  I really didn’t get that full with it.  I ended up eating Peanut Butter and crackers soon after finishing because I was still hungry – yes, I forgot a picture.  I got some suggestions from the forum at SparkPeople, but since I am not willing to give it up, I didn’t get many answers there.  We will see what happens next month!

Lunch was leftovers again – the sloppy joe…..partially eaten before I had a chance to take a picture.  I may get the hang of this eventually, but I doubt it 🙂

Same thing happened with the fruit I was noshing on while waiting for lunch to be heated up.  Luckily, I was able to remember before I finished the rest of it late in the afternoon.  I actually had another snack packed, but didn’t eat it because of the lunch fullness that occurred.  Figures – the day after I complain about meals not being as filling, the leftovers today filled me up as if I just made the recipe.

I also had a piece of candy…..note to self STOP GOING IN BOSS’S OFFICE!  lol.  At least it was only one piece this time.  AND I remembered to take a picture!

Dinner is something that I am sure is looking familiar by now:

Here’s all the nutrition information for the day.  Again, not too bad.  Everything in range as it is supposed to be.  I was glad  to be able to include the breakfast addition.  Without it, I would have not made it!  (Insert back of hand on forehead swoon)

CALORIES

CARBS

FAT

PROTEIN

Totals:

1640

193

50

102

Daily Goals:

1410-1760

146-268

39-64

60-144

Monday: 9/10/2012

I realized something while trying to take pictures today.  There is going to be a lot of half eaten food on these posts.  I am so not used to taking pictures of every single meal.  I missed a snack today and got half another snack.  Maybe I should rename the tags to “Half eaten foods” – lol

Anyways, here is breakfast.  1 scrambled egg with bacon, a griddlecake covered in ketchup and milk (ignore the trash)

Morning snack is some greek yogurt with Cocoa Beach granola from Kashi.  I grabbed it because of the cocoa part, but should have read further.  Turns out, it has coconut in it!!  Horror of horrors.  It’s not toooo bad, but I wouldn’t have bought it if I had noticed.  Not a coconut fan.  This was further hammered in as gross when my college roommate gave me coconut milk and didn’t tell me what it was.  There were things in it.  Strands of coconut.  It was like drinking something that had spaghetti sitting in it all day.  I should have known she was evil.

We have the familiar lunch of leftover Chicken Cordon Bleu pasta.  Miraculously taken before I started chowing down, so I am including it 😛  I had a friend over the other night and he had some of it.  Normally, he only gets one serving of something, but since I had so much pasta, I let him have two.  He was so excited and so am I because it means I get tacos earlier!!  lol

I had a snack in the afternoon.  This was all that was left when I remembered to take a picture.  I also had 2 Reisen’s from my boss’s candy jar

For dinner I have a sloppy joe again.  This time I made baked fries to go with it.  After this, I went back and got some more – finished all that I made!  I figured it was healthier than grabbing the chips because I wasn’t quite full yet.  Right?  RIGHT??  Always agree with the hungry girl 😉

I was starving all day today.  I think it was because today was my first day back to the gym.  My numbers were a little high, but still in the range from sparkpeople:

CALORIES

CARBS

FAT

PROTEIN

Totals:

1691

189

58

108

Daily Goals:

1410-1760

146-268

39-64

60-144

Sunday: 9/9/2012

I was thinking yesterday and I may not show a picture for each meal (unless there is an overwhelming protest – oh wait no one reads this!  lol).  The reason being is that I was making my menus up for the week last night and I will be repeating A LOT of meals.  Such is the pain of being single and cooking.  If there is something different about the meal, I will definitely show it.  I just don’t want to have the same photos over and over again, ya know?  I will still share my menus, though, even if there isn’t a picture to go with it

Starting out the day yesterday was an egg over easy with bacon and a griddlecake.  I tried the egg style again after many years.  Yea, still don’t like it.  I like the white and the dippy part of the yolk, but the cooked yolk?  Blech.

I got a little peckish and realized that I had velveeta and salsa in the fridge 😮 so I made a snack 🙂

I switched dinner and lunch around because of someone on TV saying burger over and over again.  Here is a Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe and watermelon.  Yes, I realize that the bun was burnt, but I didn’t care – I was HUNGRY!

Dinner is just some leftovers of the Chicken Cordon Bleu pasta.  I didn’t even bother putting it into a real bowl at this point 😀

I also had a half cup of ice cream, but I forgot to take a picture of it.  Probably because my friend was over to play some xbox.  I was surprised how filling the sloppy joe was, but the pasta wasn’t even though it filled me up the day I made it.  That always seems to happen to me, though.  The first time I make something, it fills me up and I can’t imagine eating anything else and the second time and after, it is nowhere near that filling.  Maybe because I am eating so late sometimes that I don’t have time to feel hungry before going to bed?

Anyways, here is the calorie breakdown for today:

CALORIES

CARBS

FAT

PROTEIN

Totals:

1658

168

63

103

Daily Goals:

1410-1760

146-268

39-64

60-144