Food Tracking 4-11-2016

Hey guys πŸ™‚
I worked a little longer day than i originally planned (11:30-8 instead of 11:30-5.) So i wasn’t able to squeeze in a workout :/ Not to worry tho; I’ll do some yoga before bed so that’ll get me something in at least!

Breakfast –
1/2 grapefruit
1 cup Yogi Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy tea
(believe me, i love food. This was NOT by choice!! I was on a bit of a crunch for time and i actually drank the tea in the car on the way to work.)

Lunch –
Large salad
1 small handful salted, dry roasted peanuts
1 cup Vanilla SuperYogurt ($3.4ish at Wegmans for a tub) and Maple Almond Chia Seed granola (Sold by the pound…also at Wegmans ^_^ They give it to us for free in the breakroom.)

Dinner –
Brown rice and General Tso’s chicken from the Asian Bar at Wegmans ^_^
1 cup Yogi Skin Detox tea

Snacks –
Kashi Coconut Chocolate Layer Granola Bar
2 handfuls dark chocolate chips
3-4 oz white cranberry strawberry juice (mixed with 24 oz of water)
Additional 36 oz of water

My salad was quite interesting today…I tried a couple different things to change it up a bit. Again, i never have dressing on my salad, for the sole purpose that i don’t have any that i like. Wegmans does sell alot of yogurt-based dressings so i think i’ll try some of that someday soon… πŸ™‚

2 cups colorful spring mix lettuce
6 slices cucumber, cut in half
1 cooked, sliced chicken breast with salt and pepper
1 small handful shredded cheese
1/2 small Empire apple, chopped

It was good to have some of my “dessert” juice (I keep forgetting i have it, because its QUITE sweet and isn’t truly the healthiest thing…It’s a cocktail, not 100% juice, even) but it’s good for a quickie sugar fix πŸ™‚ I picked some up at the advice of a customer, because it looked amazing, but i probably won’t be getting it again…

Q of the Day – Today, i had a chance to use up my $5 coupon and hit the Asian bar at work for dinner. What’s your go-to, eat-out food? It doesn’t necessarily have to be healthy. πŸ˜› Mine are Wegmans, (about $10.50 for rice, sauce and meat) Taco Bell (about $3-5 for two tacos) and Asian Star!! (about $7.50 for rice, meat, egg roll and fortune cookie at the end ^_^, between the hours of 11 and 3 Β πŸ™‚ )

 

 

 

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Food Tracking 4-8-2016

πŸ™‚ Today was a quieter day and i’m up a little late so that usually results in not-so-great choices. But here it is anyhow πŸ™‚

Breakfast –
flaxseed waffle and a little syrup
4oz pineapple orange juice
1 cup yogi Vanilla Spice Perfect Energy tea ($3.99 for a box of 16 tea bags at Wegmans)

Lunch –
Simple chicken salad (no dressing)
-romaine lettuce mix
-cucumber slices (99 cents at Wegmans)
-small handful of shredded cheese
-small cooked chicken breast

Dinner –
Little Caesar’s bacon-wrapped pizza, 1 quarter
2 pieces cheese bread

Snacks –
1 cup key lime SuperYogurt (89 cents a cup from Wegmans)
Annie’s White Cheddar Bunnies
1 Large handful of red grapes
1 French Vanilla Crumb muffin from Wegmans ($1ish…seriously one of the most amazing things in the world!! i basically inhaled it…)
2 chocolate chip cookies from Marth’s mum πŸ™‚
1 red velvet cupcake. For no other reason except that i wanted it. And my biological clock is funky right now as it’s trying to reset itself this month, so i’m entitled for at least today. No excuses tomorrow tho πŸ˜›

So that’s me! Unfortunately you can definitely see that the later on it gets in the day, and the more tired i get, the worse i start eating. So getting to bed on time is important, and a real struggle recently. It just takes my brain so much time to wind down at the end of the day….

Q of the Day – What is a fitness/healthier lifestyle goal you have? (short-term, specific)

Food Tracking 4/4/2016

So i’m keeping up this food tracking thing, not just on days that i do good, but hopefully every day, so i can identify places i tend to cave in my diet. πŸ™‚

Breakfast
8oz Tropicana Farmstand Green juice ($2.99 at Wegmans)
(contains one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables in 8 oz, which is why i like it! ^_^)
1 Flaxseed waffle ($1.99 for 6 at Wegmans)
1/2 grapefruit (4/$5 at Wegmans)

I also sneaked in a half-hour upper body workout and a 20 minute yoga sesh. (I’m learning to do backbends!! πŸ˜€ )
Marth came over and we made lunch together too!

Lunch
1 small Round-eye steak ($7ish for 4 at Aldi)
1/2 package Idahoan mashed potatoes with cheddar cheese and ketchup ($1 at Walmart)
1 glass whole milk
5 strawberries and dark chocolate/1 tsp coconut oil sauce.

Snacks
Kashi dark chocolate coconut granola bar ($2.99 for a box of 6 at Wegmans)
1 handful of Annie’s white cheddar bunnies
2 large handfuls of Nestle dark chocolate chips ( i know i know….it was too much and my tummy isn’t really stoked about it now)
1 small Empire apple
1 Sargento sharp cheddar cheese stick
1 cup vanilla SuperYogurt with probiotics and 3 TBS of maple almond granola (granola was free in the breakroom of Wegmans and the yogurt is $3ish for a tub)
1 cup echinacea tea
2+ quarts of water with strawberries in it

Dinner
Spicy Chipotle hummus ($1.99 at Wegmans)
Santitita’s white corn chips ($2.00)
1 glass 2% milk

Sooooo i guess we’ve established that chocolate is a struggle point for me. Steak and instant potatoes are a big deal for Marth and i; we don’t have them very often. I’ve also been trying to alternate a bit with my fruits and vegetables.

Living alone, it’s hard for me to eat them ALL, before they go bad. This week, i have strawberries and grapes for fruits, and salad mix/ cucumbers for vegetables. I started with strawberries on Saturday, and then grapes on Sunday, and back to strawberries today. πŸ™‚
I also am trying to substitute one meal a day with a simple chicken/cucumber/salad mix bowl (no dressing, but i do add cheese or apple pieces occasionally. )
Wegmans also has mixes like apples and pomegranate salad! It’s about $3.50 a bag, so idk if i’ll splurge (i usually spend $1.50-$2.50ish) but who knows!! ^_^

If you can afford to experiment with some foods, go for it! πŸ™‚ And even if its not your favorite or you wouldn’t buy it again, tough it out and finish it up, and try something new next week πŸ™‚

My project for next week as i’m writing my shopping list is fruit sushi/Frushi!! πŸ˜€ I’ll post a link to the video i found for how to make it, so you can check it out! i have absolutely no experience with any kind of sushi, but i love rice and fruit, so i’m hoping it’ll be a good snacky item! ^_^

Q of the Day –
Whats a healthy food item (drink, snack, etc) you want to make or try?

Off to have my tea πŸ™‚ Gnight!

Food Tracking 4/2/2016

So i’ve started a new diet the past couple days! (not a “lose weight” diet, just an “eat better” diet πŸ˜› )
It mainly involves more fruits and vegetables, and conscious thought, and less processed food, binge and stress-eating.
I took a shopping trip to Wegman’s last night and prepped myself for the week. πŸ™‚

The next few blog posts will just be an itemized list of what i ate and how i prepared it, along with perhaps a few pictures! πŸ™‚
I’ve decided if i ever get around to going back to school, i’d like to become a dietitian, and work in either a school or a hospital, maybe even at a Wegman’s store (because i love them!)

Breakfast –
Half a Bolthouse Farms mango protein smoothie ($1.70ish at Walmart)

Snack –
Half a grapefruit (4/$5 at Wegmans)
Sargento Sharp Cheddar Cheese stick ($3ish at Walmart)
Empire apple ($3.99 for a 3 lb bag at Wegmans)
Handful of Annie’s White Cheddar Bunny crackers (2/$5 at Wegmans or 2/$4 when they’re on sale at Target)

Lunch –
Romaine salad mix ($3.99/bag at Wegmans)
Cooked chicken breast ($5.99/bag, frozen at Walmart)
Small handful of shredded cheddar ($3-something a bag at Walmart)

Snack/Chocolate Craving –
Small handful Nestle dark chocolate chips ($2.99 at Wegmans)

Dinner –
Gorton’s frozen breaded fish fillets ($2.99 for a box of 6 at Wegmans)
1 Russet Potato, sliced, roasted with oil and lemon pepper seasoning ($1.70ish for 2 at Wegmans)
1 glass whole milk ($2ish per gallon at Wegmans, on sale)

Dessert –
8-10 strawberries, quartered ($2.99/1 lb at Wegmans)
1/3 cup milk chocolate chips and 1 tsp unrefined coconut oil, melted together to make dipping sauce

1+ quarts of water
1 cup of Echinacea tea ($2.99 per box at Wegmans)

So the milk chocolate chips were my only majorly unhealthy choice of the day, and i also took a bath instead of working out. But you know, sometimes you just need those days to just chill and watch Reba for two hours straight. X’D

My words of wisdom for you as i undertake all of this and hopefully as it challenges you to think about what you eat too, focus on health for LIFE, not health for LOOKS. It’s not just about getting skinnier. If that’s your only goal, you’ll burn out FAST. Thats just not enough of a goal to stick to. You’re not going to see results fast enough to make you happy.

Stay tuned for my next food endeavor, (hopefully coming next week) is fruit sushi!! Look up some pictures; it’s adorable!! ^_^