Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 1

I was going to do a one-week experiment on this blog. Every day I was going to post my food and food thoughts for the day. After being essentially stuck weight-wise for 2 years, I realize that I'm either going to have to make radical changes that I can be consistent with for the rest of my life, or I'm just going to have to accept myself and where I'm at weight-wise. Whining about it but not doing anything about it aren't getting me anywhere.

Why do it here? Hmm...maybe if I have to write it down publicly, I'll "behave" more.  Maybe.  And maybe you or I will see some themes/triggers and point them out to me.

Today I packed 3/4 of a cucumber and two plums for food at work. I didn't eat before I left my house. I didn't pack any protein. As one might imagine, I was hungry when I got to work. I tried to stave off hunger by immediately drinking a cup of green tea when I got to work. That worked for about an hour. Then I got another cup. That worked for another two hours. I ate my cucumber, which - due to the water content - filled me for quite a bit. Then I ate the two plums. 

Somehow I managed to not eat a real meal until I got home. 

For dinner I had:
4 slices of swiss cheese
1 can of black beans
2 tablespoons of salsa
1/3 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup (2 "servings") ice cream


Jesse said...

Keep in mind I'm definitely not an expert--I've never counted calories and don't know in detail the nutritional contents of most foods. But as a fellow exercise/health nut, I'll give a few comments during this experiment.

1. Protein seems to work well for filling me up. I make milkshakes with 100% whey protein powder. In my case, it's for weightlifting, but it can also be used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss.

2. Completely cut out the ice cream, and eat more real food to replace it. My simple solution to this is just to not buy ice cream at the store. It saves money, and even when I want it, there's none in my freezer.

Quietly Subversive said...

I'm not "supposed" to eat gluten or dairy, including whey. Of course, I still do, as evidenced by what I eat. I do have a brown rice protein powder. It tastes like sh&% by the way, or maybe just dirty sand. If I had to choose, I'd prefer to eat meat/beans as protein over the protein powder. I think the whey protein powder tastes a whole lot better.

Yeah, I know about the ice cream. Husband wanted ice cream. I go to the store, there's the sale, and get 4 freaking containers of ice cream. I could have just gotten 1. Sweets are my weakness. :/ Gotta work on it.