Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16

Day 3 of my "diet."   Here's my food log, weight, exercise, and thoughts.

before exercise, 7:30 am:  about 1/10th serving of housemate's smoothie (leftovers).  

after exercise, 10:30 am:  cooked veggies, baked sweet potato.  

noon snack:  carrots (1 lb);  sugar snap peas (1/2 lb).

late lunch, 2 pm:  my favorite salad of late topped with homemade soy yogurt.  The fruits du jour were watermelon, blueberries and blackberries.

6 pm snack:  2 carrots.

Dinner:  repeat salad topped with seed mixture and d'angou pear vinegar

Nutritional information:
Calories: 1465; protein 65 g; fiber 83 g.

Weight:  129.8.  

Exercise:  yoga class; bike commute 14 miles. 


  • I was surprised that my weight dipped.  Maybe 1400 calories a day is okay, especially with the amount I exercise.
  • I loved my breakfast.  I had this at the co-op after my yoga class (baked the sweet potato last night).
  • My calories were a little on the high side.  I had 1.5 lbs of fruit.  That combined with the sweet potato pushed them higher.   and the extra carrots.
  • I have to figure out where to put carrots in my daily plan.  they are mostly emotional eating.  they make me feel secure, that I don't have to go hungry.  the 6 pm snack was just because I love eating a couple of carrots on my bike ride home after I grocery shop.  Dr. Fuhrman says we shouldn't snack but I get a psychological boost from this right now and don't want to deal with this.  I'd rather just keep my total intake at a reasonable level for a while, and deal with frequency of eating later on.
  • I had lunch with a friend at the "terrace".  We got her a burrito at Chipotles before heading to the terrace.  


Kristi said...

Sounds like you're doing well. Why are you wanting to change the placement of carrots? Are you aiming for only 3 meals? Or do you want to eat less carrots? A pound is around 180 calories. I'm amazed that you can eat raw carrots in the first place. Yours must be much sweeter than the ones I get. They always taste bitter to me.


kneecap said...

no I'm not aiming for only 3 meals. I have to stuff myself too much when I do that. I don't think I need to worry about the placement of the carrots, now that you mention it. :) I buy organic carrots. They taste sweet to me. It does depend on the brand. the ones at my co-op are sweeter than the ones at whole foods. I think they are the bunny brand? for about 8 months of the year we get local carrots. they are best and that is how I've become addicted to them.

Kristi said...

Now that you mention carrots, though, I'm wanting to try that carrot cake recipe you referenced on the member center. Looks very tasty.

kneecap said...

me too!