Today, I thought I’d do something different and share everything I eat on an average day. I haven’t really done this before because I tend to eat different from day to day depending on my workout, if I’m doing errands, if the kids have appointments, etc. But since yesterday was a fairly normal day, I thought I’d share.
For the most part, I eat fairly similar on a day to day basis. Sometimes I eat more, sometimes less. Sometimes I’m more snacky, sometimes I’m not.
Here is everything I ate yesterday.
7:00 am – coffee with one tablespoon of Coffeemate Natural Bliss coffee creamer and one packet of truvia.
(I’m weird and write the date that I opened my creamer on the bottle. I’ll only use it for about a week after the date I write.)
My morning starts out with coffee very single day. I usually just drink one cup a day but once in awhile I’ll have two cups.
7:30 am – veggie omelet made with three egg whites, one whole egg, green peppers, red onion, and a little bit of cheddar cheese.
This is not my normal breakfast. I made an omelet today because I was trying to use up some veggies and cheese. My normal breakfast usually consists of two egg whites and a Greek yogurt. I probably eat that 6 out of 7 days a week. Boring, I know.
8:40 am – 10:10 am: workout – 623 calories burned.
10:20 am – Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel Shake
I love these drinks post workout. They’re so easy to just throw in the car and drink right after my workout. I buy the chocolate and vanilla flavors, some with 20 grams of protein per bottle and some with 30 grams of protein per bottle.
12:30 pm – veggie flatbread pizza made with pizza sauce, green and orange pepper, red onion, and mozzarella cheese. I also had turkey jerky and a small portion of fresh raspberries. And a sparkling water. I drink one sparkling water a day and it’s always at lunch.
I tend to eat the same thing during the week for lunch. It’s just easier. This week it’s veggie flatbread pizza. Sometimes after lunch, I crave something sweet. Some days I’ll have one tootsie pop or a Hershey kiss just to curb my sweet tooth. Yesterday, I didn’t feel like a sweet treat.
3:30 pm – cottage cheese, apple slices, and cinnamon
This is one of my favorite afternoon snacks.
6:00 pm – salad with baked chicken seasoned with lemon pepper, Greek yogurt honey mustard dressing, and croutons. Green beans, string cheese, and grapes.
Lots of random food, I know. I like random food.
Bolthouse Farms makes some really good Greek yogurt dressings. I like the honey mustard and ranch dressings.
The chicken I eat is the Organic Smart Chicken. I am super super picky about chicken and this is the only chicken that I eat. It’s a little pricier but it’s worth it to me.
8:10 pm – microwave popcorn and a Yasso Greek yogurt bar
I love these Greek yogurt bars! Only 100 calories and 6 grams of protein.
Total Daily Calories: Approximately 1500
Once the kids are in bed, Danny and I usually have our evening treat and watch tv.
Yesterday, we watched the premiere of My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC.
The show is about a girl named Whitney who was a dancer and grew up being thin. In college she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome causing her to gain over 200 pounds in a few years, leaving her weighing 380 pounds.
She gets back into dance and the show is about how no matter what size she is, she’s happy. Her weight doesn’t define her and she’s just as happy at 380 pounds than she was when she was thin. She points out that just because she’s overweight that doesn’t means she’s lazy.
I had high hopes for this show but after the first episode I’m worried that I might not like it as much as I thought I would. First, while I think Whitney has a great attitude about loving herself, her happiness and personality kind of exhausted me. She’s very outgoing, very happy, and loud. She seems like a fun person but so far, I kind of like her mom, Babs, the best.
Also, while I understand that she loves herself and is happy at any weight, being that overweight causes a lot of health problems that could be helped by losing weight. I understand that her disease makes it hard for her to lose weight but even though she claims she’s happy at 380 pounds, I’m sure she’s worried about ongoing health problems.
She even makes a comment on the show to the regards of: imagine you had a carry around 100 extra pounds while doing everything you do on a normal day. Wouldn’t that that doing everything in life a lot harder?
She points out that the extra weight makes it hard for her to do a lot of things, so to me isn’t that showing that maybe she’s not happy weighing 380 pounds?
I will watch a few more episodes to see if it grows on me. What I really took away from the show is how people treat other people. Most people assume Whitney is lazy because she’s so overweight but that girl can dance. People call her mean names because of her weight and she points out that people don’t realize that she was thin most of her life. Never judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.
Have a great day!!
- What did you eat today?
- Did you watch my Big Fat Fabulous Life? Thoughts?