One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident

FOOD JOURNALS

An Eye Opening Day

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I’m loving my new food journal technique. Like I’ve said before, I’m a big fan of the food journal. I don’t think it matters how you keep it just that you do. Right now, snapping cheesy photos on my phone is working like a charm. It’s easy, integrated (I always have my phone) and I like seeing the food. There’s no cheating when you have a picture of it!

Today when I downloaded the photos it was quite eye opening. I knew I snacked a bit more than normal but seeing all the munching has made me a little more conscious. It’s also helping me not grab a handful of Doritos from the husband as he munches next to me on the couch. I already had my share of treats and it’s all here in photos…

After my first morning workout in forever (it totally ROCKED by the way) I came home and made myself eggs.

That’s a spinach egg rollup. Click here to see how I made them. Totally my new egg obsession.

I also had a few bites of The Little Guy’s leftover cereal.

I know it’s bad, but I couldn’t waste it, and I happen to love shredded wheat mushy. :)

After breakfast Little Bean and I ran a ton of errands. He didn’t make it…

One of the errands was a trip the store and I picked up something I forgot even existed.

Note: Notice the baby in the background. Click here for a crawling update on Baby’s First Year. The little bugger is everywhere!

The Little Guy tried one over Thanksgiving and said he liked them. So I thought I’d buy a few for his school lunches. I had to eat one because honestly, I forgot what they tasted like.

meh.

It was time for lunch and I decided on PIZZA! My own homemade of course.

I’ll be posting the recipe for 4 Cheese Spinach Flat Bread Pizza tomorrow on GreenLiteBites. I ran out of time tonight.

After the pizza I wanted something sweet. Instead of turning to the bag of chocolate chips in the pantry I have for baking WHICH have been calling my name, I grabbed a fruit snack.

It hit the spot.

When the baby woke up for nap I gave him a new teething biscuit I picked up because they were on sale. I tried one.

meh

Little Guy came home from school and munched on some pretzels while doing his homework. Of course I had some too.

meh

That’s 3 mehs today. I need to stop eating things that I don’t really like for no reason at all!

Dinner was pork loin, creamy mashed potatoes and mixed veggies.

After dinner we made our first batch of cookies for the holidays. We’ll be bringing them to my Grandma’s this weekend.

I had 5. Yes, 5. And honestly, it was hard to stop there. Warm cookies from the oven? Seriously? That doesn’t happen every day!

At least not in my house.

You know what does happen every day? The Husband snacking right next to me on the couch! Tonight it was Doritos. I almost had one which would have been half the bag before I knew so instead I did what I do…

It helped. No Doritos for me! :)



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There are 9 comments so far.

    Brittany

    December 2, 2011

    LOVE THIS! Yay for Doritos free snacking :)

    Woo hoo for turning down the triangles of faux cheese! Maybe next time the “meh” foods won’t be as tempting. Yay for food journaling!

    Wow, Roni, you’ve just given me a great idea. For the next week, I’m going to snap a picture of everything I eat that seems too small to bother tracking. :)

    Tiffany

    December 2, 2011

    I have also noticed that those “snacks” here and there and tasting after the kids add up. I think it is a great idea to do this food journal.

    Roz@weightingfor50

    December 3, 2011

    I want a cookie!!! :) And mushy shredded wheat is better than crunchy any day! Have a wonderful weekend Roni. Please send cookies!! :)

    Laurie

    December 3, 2011

    I love the pictures….it helps prove exactly what that handfull or nibble was!

    Vivian

    December 3, 2011

    Hello Roni, I am amazed at how well you have stuck to your plan, I have lost a total of 12 pounds on the RocaLabs Gastric Bypass Without Surgery Formula I only weigh in one time per week and I combine walking 2 miles per day with my formula to accelerate my weight loss, i love it I guess we all have to stick with what works for us on an individual basis, I am sure proud of those 12 lost pounds and I feel great.

    Staci

    December 3, 2011

    OMWOrd, I love fresh-from-the-oven cookies. Five is NOTHING. They seem smaller when they’re hot… they just kinda melt in your mouth! It’s crazy. And Doritos… don’t go there. LOL. I won’t even let the husband kiss me with Doritos breath for fear that I will rush to the cabinet to grab the bag and have some nacho cheesiness! LOL Yep… I’m a food addict, I’ll just admit it now. :) Since I started my weight loss blog and take photos of all my food, it has really helped. Sometimes it’s just shameful to post the pics at night! Other days, I feel so good and see that I had a healthy day. I love photo journaling!

    Mandy

    December 4, 2011

    Congrats on using a journal to record what you eat. Research shows that people who track their intake will lose TWICE as much weight as those who don’t.
    Keep up the great work!