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Photo Food (B)Log - It Worked!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Having had a hard time to make healthy choices and to exercise portion control lately, I decided to do a photo (b)log of my food today. I have seen several other people do it before and never really understood why people did that, until now!

Although I keep my nutrition tracker public, having made this commitment really boosted my consciousness about what, when and how much I was eating. It helped me be aware of both my food and my feelings about the food and eating today. So here goes:

Breakfast was a pure fruit and berry smoothie in a bowl, topped with my own mix of muesli, cereals and seeds:


I then went out to watch a carnival parade and brought a bottle of water, a thermos of tea, and two pieces of fruit:


It was afternoon before I got around to lunch, and I made a two-egg omelette with red onions and chives, steamed broccoli with mayo-mustard sauce:


I know that many people would never go to the movies by themselves. I've never had a problem with that. However, I wasn't going to be the person going by herself, whipping out a camera and taking pictures of her popcorn! So I snuck into the bathroom to snap this one - I only had one child-size popcorn and a diet soda (not two - that's the mirror):


Later in the evening, I had some carrots and crackers with avocado, salsa and low-fat cheese, quickly zapped in the microwave oven:



These meals brought my daily intake within range for fats and carbs, but slightly below for proteins and overall calories. I'm very pleased with the effect it had on my choices today.
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  • MAGNOLIA416
    A delicious day!

    (I go to movies by myself too! and can't resist the smell of the popcorn)

    4039 days ago
  • SAGE150
    Interesting. I wonder if the thought of doing that or actually doing that would help keep me in check since I seem to keep eating beyond what I should be in order to attain my goals. My stats are public, too, but that doesn't seem to have the same effect as it use to since now I am so used to automatically logging my horrible oops! days along with all the rest of my days. I think people who check my food tracking every now and then maybe find it refreshing to see that yet another person who is striving just as hard as they are to be healthy has hard days, too, but yet is still trying to be as honest with herself as possible and strive again for a better tomorrow tomorrow.

    Nice blog, Confuerza.
    4044 days ago
  • MEDDYPEDDY
    Interesting - hmmm....
    4046 days ago
  • INGMARIE
    yummy crackers it looks like emoticon
    4047 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4155065
    Ur crackers look yummy! Looks like you did pretty good, maybe you will be able to have a snack to pull your calories and protein up...Nice job! emoticon
    4048 days ago
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