Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Eats for Today

I've been following Allisa's blog over at A Journey to Thin for about three years now.  She's hit a few bumps in the road recently, but she always has such a positive attitude, it's impossible to not be inspired by her daily.  She often blogs photos of her food and she's recently decided to try to clean up her food choices.  In an effort to support her, I decided to blog my food choices for today as well :)  Here we go!

I start every morning with coffee and my beloved creamer.  This morning I had two tablespoons.  Ingredients listed.

 Breakfast was 1/3 of a large sweet potato with two slices of bacon, one sausage link, one fried egg and a glass of whole, raw milk.  (sausage & bacon ingredients listed).  The sausage listed is for pork sausage (it was a photo I had in my files already), but this morning I actually ate chicken & apple sausage.  Ingredients are nearly identical.

 Post workout shake and lunch!  Lunch is often my biggest meal of the day.  It certainly was today, but ironically it was my lowest calorie meal.  Go figure!  My post workout shake is one scoop of Jay Robb Whey Protein and 8 oz of Zico  Chocolate Coconut Water.  Mmmm.....

Lunch was 4oz of brisket prepared by our local grocery store, 1 cup of spring mix salad greens, three strawberries, 1/2 cup of Bubbie's Sauerkraut, 2 oz sweet & sour pickles, 1/2 an apple, 1 tsp homemade almond butter and a tablespoon of carmelized coconut flakes.  (I use this recipe and it is DA BOMB!)

  Dinner was pretty simple tonight.  One grilled chicken thigh, 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce (forgot to take a pic of the ingredients, but it's sweetened with molasses and no added sugar!), 3/8 cup of applesauce and 1 cup raw, whole milk.

I needed some extra protein and some more calories tonight so I had a slice of Tillamook cheese, some shrimp and 1/2 tablespoon of cocktail sauce. I also had a Fage 2% with strawberries  yogurt cup with 1 tsp of homemade almond butter, but I forgot to take a picture.  OOPS!

I try to aim for 2,000 - 2,400 calories per day.  Today I was a little shy of that goal.  I don't like being under too many days in a row, as then my workouts begin to suffer and my weight loss actually slows down.

So, there you have it.  My eats for the day....blogger is being moody so I have no idea how this post is actually going to look once I click on "publish" :-)