Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28

Day 15 of my "diet."   Here's my food log, weight, exercise, and thoughts.

pre-exercise:  about 1/9th serving of housemate's smoothie.

breakfast, 10 am:   1 lb strawberries and homemade soy yogurt.

lunch, noon:  carrots (1 lb), and sugar snap peas (1/2 lb),  1/2 small cantaloupe

snack, 2:30 pm (hungry):  the other half of the cantaloupe

dinner, 7 pm:  cooked veggies over lettuce.  the veggies were broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, seed mixture, a little apple vinegar.   also had some bites of guacamole that I made for housemate.

nibbled on veggies during tomorrow's food prep.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 1375; protein 65 g; fiber 82 g.

Weight:  127.6

Exercise:  swam 1 mile.

  • I am considering revolt.  I spent too much time with food prep and cleanup tonight and didn't have time for 3 other things I wanted to do, and I'm irritated.  Actually it would have been fine if I hadn't have followed tonight's dinner prep and meal with tomorrow's food prep and cleanup.   So I think I'm done with preparing tomorrow's meals ahead of time.  Tomorrow will be same as usual since I did the food prep already.    I already planned to make Wednesday "wing it" day because I will get home late tomorrow.  I'm going to make every day wing-it day.  stay tuned.


Holly said...

I love the "wing-it day" idea and wish I could make it work for me.

I know all about getting irritated with food prep. This is one reason I find soups to be so handy. They freeze very well and warm up easily. Add a slaw or salad and voila, it's dinner.

Nevertheless, I always seem to spend too much time in the kitchen. This summer I work on simplifying, and I will watch you do the same.

Kristi said...

Yikes... revolt.... How much time are you spending on food prep? What is taking so long?

kneecap said...

sorry, I got a little cranky. It was the combination of doing 2 days worth of food prep in one evening and not planning for it. :)

kneecap said...

Holly, good idea on the soups. This time of year, I lose interest but should get back to it and expand my repertoire in the fall. in the meantime, I should expand my salad repertoire. :)

Shanna said...

Barb, do you ever consider prepared food to give yourself a little vacation. Like precut fruit bowls, prewashed baby kales etc. from the deli (if your natural store has that). I think you could even request an order in some stores as if you are having a party (and nutritarian eating requires enough produce for a whole party!) I will buy the precut fruit at Whole Foods even though my heart skips a beat at the price but I know my kids will eat every bite and I am not paying for stems, peels etc. I just think of Whole Foods as a really inexpensive personal chef.

kneecap said...

good idea Shanna, I will pay more attention to the prepared veggies and fruit. Our co-op doesn't have as much but the Whole Foods store isn't that far from where i work. I should keep that in mind for quick meals too.