Learning to eat …

February 12, 2009

Quick Food Diary Stats: Thursday 2.12.09

Filed under: Food/Fitness Journal, weight loss — Tags: , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 11:19 pm

What I ate Today:

  • Millet Square (cooked millet (like oatmeal) and then backed into squares … my favorite recipe yet from my McDougal diet days … and the kids love it too!) with strawberry preservers on it
  • Green Smoothie: 2 bananas, handfuls of spinach, frozen banana, celery
  • coconut oil/garlic/lemon juice broth (teaspoon of coconut oil)
  • Big ole salad: 2 handfuls spinach, 1 zucchini (? not quite cup diced), 1 cucumber (about cup), few carrots, 1/2 orange bell pepper, few slices of onion, 1/2 avocado and lime juice w/ bit sea salt and aprox 2 T. sunflower seeds
  • Green Smoothie: 1 grapefruit with 1/2 bunch parsely (yum!)
  • one gluten free bread stick dipped in tomato sauce
  • Soup: cup raw cauliflower, one yellow bell pepper, 3 cups sesame seed milk (cup seeds blended w/ 3 to 5 cups water depending on preference), bit hot pepper, 3 cloves garlic, bit sea salt, bit dulse  — ate one bowl serving of this and there is another large serving left over
  • Green juice of — one large cucumber, 3 stalks celery, 2 kale leaves and bunch of kale and chard stalks, and lime juice — drank half of this and rest is in fridge for tomorrow … it’s OK but was thinking fennel would be good in it.

Nutritional breakdown according to nutridiary.com:

  • 57% carbs, 32% fat, 11% protein
  • 1340 total calories (and I am SO not hungry nor was I at any point … almost felt like I was over eating!), but a whopping 427 of those from fat — healthy fats though (seeds, coconut oil, avocado, and some naturally in the veggies — it’s amazing to see that actually when analyzing them — I never thought celery had any fat at all, but it does!) That is an estimate on calories though because I’m not measuring every food exact and some things aren’t in the database exactly.
  • WAY exceeded all my nutrient needs that it tracks — including way over 100% on calcium and iron! And of course I’m practically mega dosing on vitamin A and C

Fitness:

  • 25 minutes on the cross trainer at the gym along w/ 15 minutes on the rebounder this morning … and as soon as I publish this I’ll stretch some … but I need a full hour stretching work out yet this week!

Notes:

It has been interesting to track the foods, but if I keep it up I’ll have to give in and buy the pro version (or track another place?) as entering the info in two places is time consuming! I’m glad I’m doing it for awhile to get an idea about the different foods and how I feel, but I’ve very uncertain about how useful it will be for me long term to focus this much on the numbers so to speak.

I felt really heavy after eating lunch again today, and the fat content really shouldn’t have been “too high” so I wonder if it was just too much food bulk-wise, of if I didn’t eat it slowly enough and really chew … or something else entirely. Otehrwise, I felt really well today. Even though if you were paying attention you noticed two cooked items on the list — see I’m not a purist … as long as I’m getting my nutrition (12+ fruits/veggies a day!) and not eating foods that make me ill! 🙂

I felt pretty good on my cross-trainer today, but wondered if I would have felt better without eating the breadstick right before going to work out (they were fresh out of the oven, and I decided to not be so uptight about my food, and try one — only regretting it when I learned they had milk/cheese in them which is a trigger food for me).

I can’t make up my mind about the cauliflower soup with the sesame seed milk base — the sesame taste (think tahinni) keeps coming back into my mouth this evening. And I feel pretty “heavy” even though it was a small meal. I might freeze the rest of the seed milk to use sparingly in other soups, dips or smoothies…or at least some of it.

Tomorrow is supposed to be a lower fat day, but we might go out for lunch for valentines day so we’ll see how that works out. My theory though is that I’ll run better Sat. morning if I keep he fat low Friday. Stay tuned …

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January 23, 2009

Week 1 Days 4 and 5 …. Eating plans and Fitness Log … and more!

Filed under: BES, Today I ... — Tags: , , , — tamiofbrooksgroth @ 2:29 am

Week 1/Day 5 Thursday January 22, 2008
And I thought Wednesday was busy! Wow, the time flew by.

Today’s Food:

  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Smoothie: 3 small pink lady apples and bunch of parsley/cilantro
  • 20 oz filtered water
  • Veggie soup made from mixed dehydrated veggies, fresh garlic, and few spices — 2 servings also 1/2 tsp coconut oil mixed in
  • Handful flax crackers
  • Mug “vitamin C” herbal tea
  • Banana Walnut ice cream (2 bananas, 1/2 cup walnuts)
  • Handful raw carrot sticks
  • Large bowl blended veggie soup on top of chopped veggies (tomatoes, red/yellow pepper, cauliflower, avocado, cucumber, celery, carrots, spinach, bit of kale)
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Fruit/Veggie count: 12 servings
  • Specific Greens count*: 2 servings
  • Grain/Seed/nuts count:  2 serving (walnuts and flax crackers)
  • Fat**: 4 servings
  • Oil: 1 servings (coconut oil)


Today’s Fitness:

My 20 minutes on the rebounder this morning and a very short walk outside, that’s it. I wanted to do more at night but didn’t get to it. Does typing count as exercise?

How I felt
Great most of the day. A little emotional at times, but I think that was environment and lack of aerobic exercise as much as anything else. I had way too much energy at night as I stayed up way too late. 😦

Inspiration / Power Thought/Affirmation/Quote
I accept my experiences and choose to constantly learn and grow.

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Week 1/Day 4 Wednesday January 21, 2008
Wednesdays are always busy, so it’s a good thing that they are also generally “yoga day.”
Today’s Food:
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Pineapple shake (half a pineapple and a stalk of celery, incuding leaves blended on whole juice with the Blendtec) — YUM!!!
  • 8 oz filtered water
  • mug of warm water with juice of one lemon
  • quart of green smoothie: 2 bananas, cup (?) cherries, bunch parsley, 2 handfuls spinach
  • Mug of veggie soup made by re hydrating veggies in hot water — yum!
  • handful flax crackers
  • handful raw carrot sticks
  • Salad made with: spinach, baby greens, red bell pepper, and caramelized onions (left over from raw pizza had couple of weeks ago .. was craving them so pulled them out of freezer and put them in dehydrator to warm) — YUM!
  • Large glass water (w/ alkaline Ph drops)
  • Fruit/Veggie count: 12 servings
  • Specific Greens count*: 4 servings
  • Grain/Seed count: 1 serving
  • Fat**: 1 servings
  • Oil: 0 servings
*This is also counted in the total fruit and veggie count.
**Includes oils as well as natural fats in seeds, avocados, etc.
Today’s Fitness:

20 minutes on rebounder first thing in the morning. Hour-long yoga class at Simple Pleasures in La Crescent.
How I felt:
Even though I feel like I slept well last night (falling asleep close to 11 p.m.) I was still sleepy this morning. But I did wake up on my own before the alarm went off so that is a very good sign. I still felt kind of tired even after a shower, but then felt great after my pinapple shake and got going in the morning quite well!
Affirmation/Power Thought:
I am aware of my feelings and choose to be present to them!

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