Thursday, March 31, 2011

health kick week one

Week one of my new health kick.

I picked the most boring week ever to document my food.  Rob was gone almost all week, I did not feed him so I ate the same thing all week, taco salad and tuna.

I had a protein shake with spinach, 1/2 a banana, and fat free milk everyday.  If I start my day with a shake I make better food choices all day.

I did not work out enough the week, I don't know why, it was just one of those weeks.  I will do better moving forward.

I kept my calories between 1200 and 1400 calories every day except Tuesday.  Tuesday was not a good day for eating, it was yet another birthday and I made another cake.  It was good, really good.  I had to eat a piece, a bite was not going to do it.

I kept all my meals around 400 calories, then I used 200-400 calories for snacks (almonds and oranges), treats, and alcohol.  I counted and recorded everything here.  I measure or weighed everything I made for myself with the exception of the lentil soup (lentils, olive oil, tomatoes, veggies and broth).

I am trying to make good choices but allow myself a little wiggle room so I can stick to it, thus the 200-400 fun (snack/treat/booze) calories a day.

I am going to try and not have so many sweets this week and work out more.

If you want to see the detailed list of what I ate you can read about it here, but I wont bore you with all the the details here.

Week one, not a major success but I am off to a good start.  I am really thinking about everything I put in my mouth.  I think I will do another collage of what I am eating this week for, it did help me to stay aware.




  1. Thanks for posting Elena. I think you are doing a wonderful job given that Rob and gone a lot and you've got 2 little ones at home. It's all about progress not perfection.

  2. If I start my day with sake I feel better too. Nothing like a good buzz to get the day going right. haha jk Keep up the good work. I need to follow your lead.

  3. Hahaha! I was going to say the same thing as Lily! Sake ALWAYS helps me make better choices ;)

  4. Doing a food collage is a great idea! I don't even want to visualize what mine would look like! Thanks for visiting my3littlebirds earlier.

  5. Definitely sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep up the good work. I'm so impressed you just had one slice of cake; I would never have been able to do that!

  6. Thank you for stopping by 2 Against 1 and the tips. If you get a chance swing by today and link up to TGIF blog hop (Friday).