Thursday, January 29, 2009


hi there. i'm using this blog as a sort of food journal, since really, i have no idea how to eat intuitively. i'm hoping that posting publicly will push me to keep eating on days when i'd rather subsist on coffee and gum. so here i go...

i initially skipped breakfast (before i had the brilliant idea for this blog) and went to my weekly therapy appt, unfueled for the session. but when i got home i decided to break the no-breakfast trend i've been on, and made my favorite breakfast:

ezekiel english muffin, 2T maple almond butter, and sliced banana
(and some chamomile tea... not shown!)
** 2.5starch, 1 protein, 1 other, 1 fruit **

and then, since i'd been up late last night at DAR's concert, i took a nap. when i got up, i had a small pear:

** 1 fruit **

i didn't ever get hungry for lunch, but by 1:30 i decided it was late enough.

tastybite kashmir spinach w/ paneer, another english muffin (oops!), and bell pepper strips.
** 1.5 starch, 2 veg, 2 protein, 2 other **

and then i decided to go shopping for a new digital camera... the above pics (except the pear... that was taken later, after my purchase... so i lied, that was not the actual pear... but it was close!) are taken with my macbook camera, as my 2001 powershot finally died. so my old 2.1 mp is now a brandspanking new 8.1 digital elph - so cute!:
after my purchase, i ran a few errands, finally ending up at whole foods to buy ingredients for dinner. it was about 5 so i figured it was time for a snack...

1/2 a whole foods granola bar - pumpkin seeds, almonds, raisins, other good stuff
** 1 starch, 1 protein, 1 other **

once i got home it was fun-with-camera-time. and then i started on dinner... which i didn't end up eating until quarter after 8. but it ended up super yummy (despite not being hungry and having no clue how much to eat... but this looked about right for a serving):

whole wheat chiaccatore pasta (chiaccatore means snails, but no snails in this dish... just the shape of the pasta!) with roasted red, orange, and yellow peppers and sweet italian sausage. + a spinach/cucumber/tomato salad with a bit of lite annie's dressing.
** 3 protein, 2 starch, 2 veg, 2 other **

the peppers before roasting... so pretty!

and now it's 11:15. definitely not hungry, but not surprising given that i've already eaten way more today than the rest of this week... but i plodded along with my mealplan and made this snack, which i'm currently nibbling away at:

fage greek yogurt with dried turkish apricots and grapenuts
** 1 dairy, 1 fruit, 1 starch **

8 starch
1 dairy
3 fruit
4 veg
6 protein
6 other

overall, fantastic day - still slightly under what my mealplan calls for, but success in a huge way!

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