I’ve decided to bring back my food journal this month for a few reasons…
- I want a bit of accountability through the holiday season. I found it way too easy to slip into old habits over Thanksgiving.
- I’m training for an event in January and keeping a food journal always helps me focus a little more on the quality of my food.
- This may be borderline TMI but I’ve been having tummy troubles for some time and I want a better record of what I’m eating so I can possibly bring it to the doctor if things don’t clear up on their own.
I’m not tracking anything in particular (like calories or carbs), which is why I won’t be using an app like MyFitnessPal. I don’t want to feel any pressure getting serving sizes exactly right or having a specific calorie goal. I’ve been eating intuitively for some time and I want to keep it that way.
So my plan is to simply jot down what I’m eating. Easy, right? I’m not starting a new official challenge or anything but if you are up for it, join me! It’s is a great way to cruise through the rest of the year and fight off those pesky might-as-well-wait-until-the-new-year-to-eat-better feelings.
Go on, admit it. You’ve done that. I know I have!
Anyway, here’s today’s…
- 5:45 a.m. Giant pear. I got them from Costco and they are the size of a baby’s head.
- 7:00 a.m. Post-workout protein shake – Right now I’m using Nature’s Bounty Protein for simplicity. It was on sale at a local store buy one get one free.
- 10 a.m. Bowl of homemade turkey soup I made after Thanksgiving
- Noon Leftover turkey sandwich on light English muffin with gouda, greens, and homemade cranberry sauce and another bowl of turkey soup
- 3 p.m. Dried apricots and cashews — watched my portions on this one. It’s easy for me to go overboard.
- 5 p.m. Raw green beans while making dinner.
- 6 p.m. The last of the Thanksgiving leftovers made into a crustless turkey pot pie with a side of green beans and a small piece of crusty bread.
I was going to post how I made it on GreenLiteBites but I got lazy.
I’m sad to see the leftovers go. Now I have to figure out what the heck to cook for dinner.
I’m off to bed. If I go now I’ll actually get 8 hours. That hasn’t happened in years!