Monday, August 07, 2017
There really isn't any point to this ramble. I'm just writing it done to remember what's going on with my eating and see if there is any affect on my results.
I've been eating at the top of my calorie range for the past few days. And the title Fast Food does not refer to take out or store bought - it means I made something quick and easy instead of taking time to plan a little better.
On Saturday I had to go to a potluck. I decided to make a pasta salad, because I don't eat much pasta at all anymore, and I could use up what was in the pantry. The recipe had a lot of healthy ingredients - tomatoes, black beans, corn, but it also had sour cream and mayo. I do not buy low fat or no-fat anything. I think that it's unhealthy processed food. I took a small amount on my plate at the potluck - it was good enough. There was a lot left, so I had it for supper too, and even though I gave some away, I still have two more meals worth. I decided I wouldn't make this recipe again, so I didn't run it through the recipe calculator to get the calories per serving. I just picked a similar sounding salad from the food list to add to my tracker.
Tonight when I got home I made ham sandwich spread. Last chunk of ham - could have gotten two more meals, each with a side of veggies like last week, but opted for a mayo type spread instead. At least I won't have to cook. I neglected my veggies servings today. Fruit was ok. FIber poor as usual. Had ham sandwich on squishy white bread instead of wholegrain bread because I haven't had time to bake the good bread.
There's just too much going on this month to get too stuck into food prep. If I do something like get fresh beets and boil them - they will be my whole meal. Most nights this summer I either have to eat right after work and run off somewhere, or eat late - around 9 pm. Every day is different.
Luckily because it is summer, fresh produce is fairly easy to get. I've been picking my own tomatoes. Picked up a few things at the farmers market. But the box of mixed salad greens is pushed to the way back of the fridge, and I'm not sure that I'll get to pull it out and use it before it turns to soup. Not happy to waste food, but right now that's the realism here. Would love a mushroom onion omelet the minute I get a chance to make one. Not until the weekend...
At least I have gotten into the habit of prepping my work lunch the night before, And the amazing Monday realization? I didn't need a morning snack today, even though I had a sweet carb loaded muffin (gift from a friend) instead of a protein based breakfast. Sometimes when I eat carbs, the craving train just gets going and it's non-top cravings and snacking. Not today!
Ok, enough. Will tomorrow be any better? Probably the same. Protein and fruit for breakfast, but will I need a mid-morning snack? Maybe. We'll see. I'm just hoping I get enough exercise in to balance my high-end eating!