One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


3 Days of Less Processed Food Journals

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2 days ago I gave myself a good talking to. It was time to break the cycle.

For me that means getting creative in the kitchen and striving for less and less processed foods. So I pulled out the old camera phone and started taking my food journal more seriously. I tend to slack when the old funk sets in.

I’m always amazed how easy it gets once positive momentum does take over. I’ll repeat what I said yesterday. There definitely is a correlation between what I eat and what I want to eat. Once I set the ball in motion (again) it gets easier and easier.

Here’s a photo food journey of my last 3 days. Please excuse the quality, I’m still figuring the best way to take shots in low light situations.

I love starting my day with eggs. This was an made with pepper and onions.

Made this salad to bring with me on the run. It’s just like Quick Kale and Clementine Salad on the Run but I swapped dried cranberries for pomegranate and added some sunflower seeds.

Apple and almond butter makes a great snack!

I roasted a pork loin and used some leftover thanksgiving gravy. On the side a baked sweet potato and mixed veggies.

Late night snack of yogurt topped with banana, walnuts, honey and a bit of chocolate syrup.

Another egg. This time I made it with leftover broccoli from the night before and split it with Little Bean.

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Coated Cashew Balls. The ideas been brewing in me for some time and I need, well, wanted some less processed snacks to keep on hand.

Quick quesadilla made for lunch out of the leftovers from the night before; pork, veggies and cheese.

Spiced hot cocoa and air popped popcorn with some salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of powdered sugar.

Breakfast today was puffed Kamut (I don’t know what it is either but the nutritional info looked good!) topped with banana and frozen blueberries.

Finished off those Dark Chocolate Coated Cashew Balls while working.

A new salad I made up today. I’ll be posting it on GreenLiteBites tomorrow.

It was taco night and I decided to make a HUGE salad for myself out of my favorite taco filling.

Just enjoyed this. Pomegranate, sunflower seeds and honey over yogurt. I’m planning on a post where I just share yogurt toppings. I’ve been having fun coming up with them.

I’m proud of my food choices these last 3 days. I hope by sharing they give you a few ideas!

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There are 9 comments so far.

    Staci Moize

    November 30, 2012

    Your yogurt toppings look so good. Any time I try to top my yogurt, I end up with a nasty looking mess… def not pic worthy! Lol


    November 30, 2012

    Good for you and the self-talk that you had. I have had to do that so many times that it’s rediculous. However, the more you’re self aware the better. And you’re so right about the connection between what you eat and what you crave!


    November 30, 2012

    When I’m in a rut like that, I find the big salads to be a help. I like quantity and the salads make me feel like I’m getting a lot of food. (plus, less processed!)


    November 30, 2012

    I have a pomegranite in my frige and plan on using it with yougurt today. Also, I want to try those date balls. They sound delish.

    Trista Jamieson

    December 3, 2012

    What kind of chocolate do you use for your yogurt? It looks so yummy! And do you start with just plain yogurt?


      December 3, 2012

      I do start with just plain Greek yogurt and I just used the little drizzle of Hershey’s syrup.


    December 8, 2012

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    April 19, 2013

    Everything looks soooo yummy! The No Bake Dark Chocolate Coated Cashew Balls are calling my name. My diet has improved by being more mindful of whats going in my body. I got a lot of tips from

    Mark Ballster

    October 4, 2013

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    I’ve been truly inspired by ideas in this post. Thanks.