I’ve been aggressively snacking between meals and all the nibbles are going undocumented. This bothers me because I want to have a better handle on my eats. I get frustrated because
I don’t always have time to eat well so (excuses excuses) I just grab the easiest and fastest thing and shove it down my gullet between diaper changes, laundry, and all that jazz (the joys of motherhood I guess). But I want to be accountable for what I’m putting in my body.
I used to take photos of everything I ate and that not only made me more mindful of what I was eating, but it made me way more sensible with my food choices. Since this blog is my space to journal, I’m going to do just that. I’m going to attempt to take pictures of everything I eat again. Hopefully this will help me get back on track because, seriously, eating a bowl of nuts, and then another, and then another, and then another will be harder to do once I have to take photos of it again and again and again. I don’t think it will be a long term thing, but maybe a week or two of it will re-focus my health. I’m tired of feeling like crap at the end of the day and wondering why I wasn’t more on top of it with my diet. The random bites of this, that, and the other have got to go.
Here’s all of what I’ve captured thus far. Not in entirety…yet…but I will be soon.
This GF pancake mix (soooo in love – thank you Costco!).
I had 5 pancakes with sweet peanut sauce. I made the peanut sauce by thinning out a really big spoonful (maybe 3 tbsp?) of peanut butter with some almond milk, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
I saved the rest of the pancakes for the next day. I like making double batches so I don’t have to think about anything the next day and I just know I have a super yummy breakfast ready to go. I should do that with all my meals, but I often don’t have the self control to save the second portion. Ok, that’s not true. The real problem is that I am not good at judging how much Kyle and I will eat and I don’t make enough to begin with. We pretty much NEVER have leftovers. I have to start making bigger portions so there’s more food in the fridge and each meal doesn’t have to be a new thing.
After breakfast Kyle watched P so I could go for a quick run. Once I got back I nursed P and took him to the nail salon with me while I got a pedicure. He was a dream baby and sat on my lap the whole time just playing with my hair and checking everything out. I was happy he was a good kid because I know the employees as well as the other patrons were not thrilled when they saw me bring him in. But his beautiful big blue eyes and good manners won them all over by the end.
I got [Mermaid] sushi to further treat myself.
First time trying inari. It is GOOOOOD. New fave fasho. I had about half of the 3 rolls above and saved the rest for dinner.
In the afternoon I had several figs and a grapefruit citrus zevia but that didn’t quiet the hungry monster, so I had a bowl of nuts.
For dinner I had the rest of the sushi. And then I had an unpictured slice of banana bread for dessert.
I got up early to do level 3 of Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred.
Breakfast was the rest of the pancakes with more of the peanut sauce. If it aint broke…
Lunch was 3 pieces of GF toast topped with egg/avocado/goat cheese mash and carrots.
My afternoon snack was vegan hazelnut cocoa spread with figs.
I made the most bomb dijon tempeh spinach casserole for dinner that totes deserves it’s own post. It is literally the best thing I’ve made in months. I may re-make it a few seconds from now. Or sooner.
I had (a lot) scooped atop a steamed sweet potato. I didn’t mean to eat it all but I did. And I’m relaly glad I did too because from there I went straight to night shift and it was a doozy. I didn’t have time to grab a snack until midnight-ish.
I had the rise bar (above) and it was legit. And I had the salty sunflower seeds (below) and some dried coconut meat.
The next morning was rough.
I got home from night shift and immediately showered, nursed P, and passed out. I woke up 2 hours later to an empty house. Confused. Turns out Kyle had taken P on a walk to keep the house quiet while he took a business call.
More pancakes!!!! Can’t stop. So good. With a fried egg. Yolk porn followed.
I wanted to go back to sleep but I couldn’t. I had to much shiz to do and I felt like crapppppp.
I guess I forgot to take photos of lunch (or whatever you call the next meal after my breakfast at noon). I don’t remember what I had. But I had a macqui mojito kombucha as my drinkable dessert.
Kyle had a meeting and I was supposed to go in for another night shift but I literally couldn’t make my brain or body work properly so I called in sick. Instead, I put P in the baby bjorn and walked a few blocks down to Nugget market.
We needed milk and tamari, but I impulsively bought strawberries, salmon, and Justin’s chocolate. So my dinner had all of those things.
Spinach salad with carrots, strawberries, avocado, and soy ginger salmon.
Best. Strawberries. Ever.
Rice works chips afterwards = accountability for my snacking. I was going to have another bowl full too, but I stopped because I realized I didn’t actually want it. I’ll chalk that up to the fact that taking another photo of the same thing would have been annoying and lame. Go me.
Justin’s dark chocolate PB cups for dessert. They changed the packaging and now they are softer and more melt in your mouth yummy. I had a few in a row that were hard and cracked and crumbled (not good), so I’m glad they sorted things out.