You’ve probably noticed that I’m not the type of blogger to post pics of everything I eat.
Fact is, my meals aren’t pretty. They can be downright ugly, monotonous, and, occasionally, embarrassing.
But this wouldn’t be a weight-loss (weight-lost?) blog without talk of my daily sustenance. And I know there’s a certain type of voyeuristic pleasure in finding out what people eat every day. It’s like seeing someone naked: You’re curious, even when you know it’s going to be freaking weird and gross.
So just for you fine folks, here’s breakdown of Thursday’s (and really, every other day’s) eats:
What: Kashi GoLEAN with Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Coconut Milk, frozen blueberries, and a handful of sliced almonds. And coffee, Keurig-style.
Where: On the couch with Matt Lauer and the gang.
When: 7 a.m.
Why: I need carbs in the morning. Seriously. Even when I dabbled in low-carbing, the thought of eggs and meat at sunrise made me want to hurl. But GoLEAN has protein, and almonds add more. I’m OCD about eating my cereal ICE COLD, and frozen berries are excellent (and tasty) in this capacity.
What: Salad with honey-mustard salmon, feta cheese, cucumbers, arugula, and greek yogurt dressing.
Where: At my desk at work. Yes, I’m that coworker with the Tupperware.
Why: Today’s salad was more fabulous than usual, but it’s always some type of meat over lettuce. I try to have a substantial portion of protein, whatever veggies are hanging around, and some extra goodies, like cheese, nuts, or sun-dried tomatoes from a jar.
What: Sweet potato pancakes with sliced almonds, gob of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter
Where: At the kitchen table with a magazine
When: 6:15 p.m.
Why: Dinner is the most varied of all my meals. On Mondays and Tuesdays, I cook for Anthony and me, since he has night classes. I love trying new recipes (usually from Carrots ‘N’ Cake, Smitten Kitchen, or PaleOMG). This usually ends in disaster, as my inability to follow simple directions knows no bounds. The rest of the time, Anthony works late and I’m on my own. I often end up repurposing leftovers (like this mess, from a leftover baked sweet potato), although PB&Js and egg sandwiches are no strangers to this slot.
Snacks and Other Miscellany:
-A banana with TJ’s sunflower seed butter (drop what you’re doing and go buy some now) pre-workout at 11:30 a.m.
-Protein shake, EAS Lean & Toned Chocolate Fudge flavor made with water and 3 creatine capsules, post-workout at 1:15 p.m.
-A grande Americano at 3 p.m.
-A 100-calorie pack of animal crackers after dinner, 7 p.m.
So there you have it. Not the best day, but not the worst day either. Are you repulsed? Impressed? Talk to me, babies.