To continue with my notion of tracking the food I eat by taking a picture of it, you’ll see Week 2 was not quite the same as what I consumed in Week 1.
You’d think this would be a time-consuming task but I’m finding it to be quite the opposite. I find myself thinking less about what I eat than when I was consciously trying to ‘watch’ what I ate. I’m just not bothered about it much. Or again, maybe I’ve just been busy with other things this past week. My kids just think I’m a bit weird always taking a picture of my food, but they think that of me most of the time anyways! ha!
Sunday, 18 April
Canned soups are so gross compared to home-made. Soups always seem like they’re difficult to make, but in reality only take about 20 – 30 minutes. And the taste – waaaaay better! (sorry Amy!)
Snacks: handful mixed nuts, granny smith apple, cinnamon bun, glass red wine w/dinner
exercise: 40 laps in the pool. OK I needed to calculate just how far this is. I think our pool is 20m length, so that is 800m or almost 1km. Right?
Monday, 19 April
Snacks: granola bar, cinnamon bun w/icing
Exercise: 60 minutes – walking with a little jogging thrown in from time to time.
Tuesday, 20 April
Snacks: OMG far too many! What happened today? Handful of nuts, handful of soybean nuts, ice cream, 2 Lindt chocolate, 1/2 mini bounty, a few chips and popcorn! What’s the date? A little too early for this, me thinks?????
Exercise: 30 minutes swimming – didn’t count laps
Wednesday, 21 April
Snacks: 12 almonds, soybeans, granola bar, apple, glass red wine, 2 Lindt choc w/coffee after dinner
Exercise: 30 minutes swimming
Thursday, 21 April
Lunch: Doha Golf Cub – 1 small piece of Quiche of some kind, 2 small wraps, 1 prawn on crostini and didn’t eat the dessert!
Snacks: mini snickers bar w/coffee at dinner, 2 glasses red wine
Friday, 23 April
Breakfast: Ric’s Country Kitchen – 2 pancakes, 4 pieces turkey bacon, loads of coffee!
making home-made TORTILLAS for dinner!!!!
Snacks: handful of almonds, handful of soybeans, cantaloupe
Saturday, 24 April
Lunch: Paul’s restaurant – green salad, grilled veg sand, bread
Snacks: almonds, angel food cake, w/whip cream, strawberries & blueberries, glass of red wine
Exercise: 90 minutes yoga (absolutely, positively, fantastic! )
Lessons learned: The week most definitely confirms to me what is pretty obvious. What I eat affects how I feel. Not only physically, but emotionally. When I eat crap, my body feels worse for it. But I also feel like I’ve let myself down knowing that I shoulda, coulda made a better choice.