Monday, June 1, 2009

On second thought...

Today (as mentioned on Saturday's post) I set out to document my food intake with pictures. This sounded like a good idea a few days ago, but after today, I have a new-found respect for all who post their daily meals.

Since I work at a school, my lunch is provided, free of charge, during the school year. For breakfast, fruit and cereal or oatmeal is always available, too. Our cafeteria has really good food (most of the time) and finding healthy foods to eat for lunch is never hard to do. Now that school is out, I'm on my own for lunch. Eating out everyday is not in the budget, so today I packed my lunch and ate breakfast before leaving for work. It all felt very clumsy, if you can imagine. I felt like I didn't know what I was doing. Doesn't that sound pathetic?

So, here is my breakfast, which I ate quickly, since my attempt at packing lunch was so awkward. I had Quaker's Cinnamon Weight Control Oatmeal with 1 T. wheat germ and an egg white omelet with 1/4 cup of low fat cheese. Yummo.

Then lunch was a package of Starkist Tuna Creations Lemon Pepper flavor, with salad and Garlic Sensations dressing, and a peach. My water bottle has water with a little OJ mixed in it which is very tasty. (I ate most of it before I remembered to take the pic)

I carried my salad in this cute little Fit & Fresh bowl.

This cute little bowl has a dressing container that snaps into the lid. You twist it to release the dressing into the bowl. Clever, huh? Well, silly me, when I took the lid off, I didn't remove the little dressing container. It fell and bounced on the table and of course, bounced on my leg and onto the floor. The one day I'm wearing light colored pants, lol! So here's how that looked.

I don't know if it was because I decided to photograph my food or what, but today was a little off. This is just not my thing. Maybe if I had a more capable cell phone and I posted the pics that way, I don't know, but from here on out I'll be logging my food at, no pics necessary!

To finish off the day, sans picture, for dinner I had salmon and roasted veggies. I rode my bike for 37 minutes on a nice breezy evening. So even though my day seemed off, I was successful at sticking to my plan. And that's what counts!

I tried something new and it was fun, sorta. I do enjoy a good picture of someones meal. Anyway, don't forget to drink that water!


  1. The stain on your leg cracked me up... only because I sometimes finish with my day looking as if I had been in some kind of tornado of food... I feel you! I haven't worn white in years because of it.

  2. Oooh!! I've got to get me one of those salad bowls. That's great!! I've always admired those people who photograph their meals.

  3. Yes, I also tried to photograph my food once, but it's just not me!

    Those stains, however, are totally me!

  4. I am very sporadic about it, and just do it when the mood strikes. but I am trying to do it more often along with the nutritional current obsession.

    My stains are usually on my shirt, when I try to stuff something in my face and miss. Your stains ae so much more lady like!

  5. Nice weight loss tip: carry extra salad dressing on leg.

  6. A stain after eating....happens to me all the time. Kids used to tease me by guessing what I had for lunch by the stain on my blouse. :)

    I'd think it was kinda fun to post pictures....once. I'd forget more than I'd remember, so it would end up looking like I only eat 2 meals per week.

  7. I've tried the pictures of the meals too and just can't do it on a regular basis. Maybe because, since I'm not on any kind of schedule, I'm too hungry by the time I get my meal fixed that I forget to take the pic.

    So sorry about you soiling yourself with your dressing. Then haveing to live with it the rest of the day. Bummer.

    You are a lucky one that there is healthy food offered at your school. When I was teaching there was no way they'd have healthy food out there for us. It as all "heat and serve" crap. Even the salad bar was filled with mayo type salads. Now those were yummy and I enjoyed them to no end. (Those were my fatty days.)

  8. I love that salad bowl with dressing container! Too cool! Where did you find it?

    Taking pics is a labor of hate. I tend to eat better if I know I am going to post pics of it. It's hard for me to complain about a weight gain if I've posted a bunch of bad stuff.

    I'd love to get a bike to go biking in the afternoons. Not in the budget at the moment though. :(

  9. I can't do the food photos either...although it just occurred to me that since I eat the same 4 meals over and over, I could just take 4 pictures and repost them every day. :)

    Love that bowl!

  10. I can relate to the stains . . . I usually manage to hit my shirt, though :)

    I'm with you on the food photos . . . but I love journaling in FitDay.