Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14

Here's my first post of my "diet".    I'll post my food, weight, exercise, and thoughts.

pre-exercise "snack":  I make housemate's smoothie before I go to exercise and there's always a little left over.  These are pretty sweet as she is adapted to coke and chocolate bars, so I wouldn't want to drink a whole one.  Sometime I'll post my new recipe for her smoothies but it's very similar to this.

Breakfast:  cooked veggies, 1/2 cantaloupe.  The cantaloupe was delicious.

Lunch:  my favorite salad of late topped with homemade soy yogurt.  The fruits du jour were strawberries and blueberries

Snack at 4 pm:  carrots (1 lb; I'm a carrot-oholic.  I have to limit myself to 1 lb).  sugar snap peas (1/2 lb).

Dinner:  repeat salad topped with seed mixture and spicy pecan vinegar

"Dessert":  small bowl of frozen peas and sweet corn (microwaved to thaw), with a little d'angou pear vinegar stirred in.  surprised?  yes, it's yummy!  it helps to buy the best ingredients:  this corn, and this vinegar.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 1419; protein 64 g; fiber 76 g.

Weight:  133.  I'm usually lower than that.   I didn't think I overate this weekend.   oh well, maybe I have 6 lbs to lose instead of 5.

Exercise:  This was kind of humorous.  Mondays I like to swim.  I love to swim.  So even though I promised to til the gardens with our little gas-powered mantis tiller, I really wanted to swim.  I swam over a mile, then came home, then tilled and about halfway through, my arms just wanted to die.  The work is mostly in pulling the tiller back as it digs into the ground forward.  I managed to finish the job, but afterwards I could barely pick up a fork or type on the computer.  I feel better now.  I think my arms will be sore tomorrow.


  • I'm not sure what caloric intake I need to lose weight slowly but it's probably around 1300-1400 calories.  I want to go slow so I don't feel like I'm on a diet.  I want this to feel like my permanent way of eating, which it is.  I'm just putting the breaks on emotional eating if I can.  If I need to go lower, I'll cut down on fruit.  I usually aim for about 1 lb a day but lately with all the yummy fruit on special, I've been closer to 2 lbs.
  • food prep for tomorrow was much less time consuming than last week!  cooking the veggies on the weekend was a good move.  Preparing the daily salads and clean-up at a leisurely pace took an hour.  I can handle that.  I had time to play my flute tonight!  fun!  I haven't done that since before I broke my elbow last year.
  • avid Fuhrman followers will note that I had a snack.  yep.  After a few years of following Dr. Fuhrman's orders, I have rebelled.  It's fun to rebel.
  • this is going to be pretty boring.  this is what I eat every day until I get tired of it and then move on to something else and eat it every day until I get tired of it.  I'm into getting out of the kitchen right now.  I'll work on variety as I figure it out.


Anonymous said...

I'm the same way about eating the same thing every day until I get tired of it. I've been stuck on the same breakfast smoothie and lunch salad for over 6 months now. Dinner does change, though. Glad to know I have some company.


kneecap said...

Hi Kristi!
well, in the old days, it was cereal and OJ for breakfast, sandwich and chips for lunch, and meat, veggie, and pasta or bread for dinner. so maybe we're more normal than we think. :)

Say, what's your lunch salad???

Anonymous said...

My lunch salad is:

4 oz finely chopped romaine
4-6 oz finely chopped steamed broccoli
1/2 avocado, chopped
1/2 to 1 oz raisins

Dressing (makes 3-4 portions):
Juice from 1 orange (or 2 tangerines)
1 T. almond butter
3 T. rice vinegar
1/2 t. soy sauce
2-3 cloves roasted garlic
1/2 t. ginger powder

Add 3 oz dressing to salad just before eating and mix well. Eat with a soup spoon.


kneecap said...

that sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

What can I say...
I eat it every day.
I tried a different dressing a few weeks ago using balsamic instead of rice vinegar and 1.5 dates instead of the ginger powder. It was okay for a few weeks, but now I'm back to the tried and true.
It makes shopping and prep a breeze though. I can do it all on auto-pilot.