Monday 12/8/08 Food Journal

Look at me! I’m starting off my day right by starting my food journal post! I know a lot of people might be scandalized that the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is turn on the computer is check e-mail and Facebook and write on my blogs, but since I have to be up for at least an hour before I can stomach the idea of eating, it works out pretty well. And since I got in the habit of starting the food journal first thing in the morning and saving it as a draft all day until finished, instead of trying to remember at the end of the day just what I’d eaten, I actually have a tendency to write down what I’m going to eat and plan it out before setting foot in the kitchen. It’s always better to have a plan than to walk into the food-room when really hungry.

Speaking of . . . one of the new features of the weekly trackers that WW gives us is a graph on which to chart our hungriness level throughout the day—each time we eat—to make sure that we’re staying closer to the middle range (somewhat hungry–satisfied–somewhat full) instead of spiking and plummeting between starving and stuffed before and after meals. It’s also to help us identify if we’re eating because we’re hungry or if we’re eating because we’re bored.

Lunch
Can of low-sodium Vegetable-Beef Soup
Cherries

Snack
94% fat free popcorn

Dinner
Pan seared lean Skillet Steak
Oven-baked French fries
No-Sugar-Added fruit cocktail mixed with lite cool whip

    I had the best intentions to eat salmon and veggies for supper, but when I opened the freezer to take out a salmon fillet, I saw the bag of French fries and couldn’t resist. But I had actually started an online pizza order before I went into the kitchen to fix supper, I was so hungry, but at the very last minute closed the browser window without ordering because I don’t want to do that to myself. So even though the French fries weren’t the most nutritional choice I could have made, it was much better than the alternative.
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About Kaye Dacus

Kaye Dacus Academic Editor (at NCU). Published Author (11 novels, dozens of articles, essays, poems). Prolific Procrastinator. www.kayedacus.com
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