Friday, January 16, 2009

Food Log Day #1

So today is the first day I am logging my food intake. I'll admit, I can't be bothered to look up calories for my food but I never did count calories or points. I'm more about portions of each food group and getting a variety of food.

Oh and I re-read the tip (in Redbook magazine) about people who log their food intake versus people who don't log and it says that people who log their food for at least 6 days a week lost TWICE AS MUCH WEIGHT as people who didn't log or only logged 1 or 2 times a week. WOW! That's a significant difference!

I will add to this blog as my day goes on but so far...

Breakfast -
1 cup coffee with splenda and creamer
1/2 c dry Quaker oats mixed with water (I usually use 0% fat milk but was out)
1 tbsp brown sugar (yea, that's a tablespoonful)

1 glass of Crystal Light
1 glass of water

Lunch-
1 can of diet coke
a tuna sandwich (tuna was fairly dry, not dripping in mayo but still had mayo in it) on a whole grain roll with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber slices

Supper (ugh!)
1 can diet coke
Nachos with chicken and way too much cheese on them

2 glasses Crystal Light
1 glass water

Yeah, the supper killed me. We went to my favorite restaurant, The Taco Shop, and I told Logan I wanted something healthier than my usual deep fried chimichanga so I ordered the nachos with chicken instead. Didn't think about the cheese on it until it was sitting in front of me. It was also a huge portion but I didn't eat all of it. Would a quesadilla with chicken, light on the cheese be a better option? What do you all get at Mexican places that keep you in check?

2 comments:

Dona said...

Mexican food is off limits to me when I'm trying to eat healthy. There is just nothing there I can eat and stay within my range. Last time I went I ordered a grilled chicken salad (boring), brought my own dressing and when they brought it had fried tortilla strips in it! Therefore Mexican food (which I dearly love) is a "special" meal out for me. Sorry, know that isn't what you wanted to hear.

Lissa said...

Hey Sarah, We go out for Mexican every monday with my work friends. I DO NOT eat chips, and then I get the chicken or steak fajitas, without any guac., sour cream, beans, or rice. So basically it is meat, onions, peppers, lettuce, and a little cheese. I dont eat the tortillas. It ends up being a big salad, but it is sooo good and packed with protein. Good Luck! I love my Wii too, but ive unlocked everything on it. Fun stuff! Love you! Lissa