Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A day in the life of my pouch...

I’ve been thinking. 

(Dangerous, I know…)

Now that I have been eating more “normally” and actually cooking and plating my own food (for the first time in months!!!) I feel like I have really lost perspective on the bigger picture of what I put in my mouth throughout the day.  

And this scares the crap out of me.  

I don’t have the luxury to lose control of how I eat…and I'm afraid with every bite that I will.  So, since I really had nothing better to do all day, I came up with a little project to give me (and you) an idea of how I’m eating.  I took a “before and after” shot of ANYTHING I put in my mouth.  For 24 hours.  

So here it is…my day...one bite at a time.

I was really honest and didn’t eat anything that isn’t pictured here.  I do have to say, though, that knowing I would be taking these pictures really helped my keep random small snacking (aka “grazing”) non-existent.  It made me think a little more about what I was eating, and looking back today, it makes me see where I could have made better choices.   

This is something I may have to do this more often...just to keep myself in check!


Breakfast, 9am:
1/2c Fiber One raisin crunch cereal
1/2c skim milk
1/2 small banana

Snack, 11am:
4 pieces cheddar cheese
4 water crackers
5 slices cucumber
1/2 small tomato...diced
(drizzle of salad dressing over vegetables)

Lunch, 1:30pm:
1 small whole wheat wrap
2 small baked chicken tenderloins
1/2c raw spinach
3 small tomato slices
1Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
1Tbsp light red wine vinaigrette
1 handful baked ruffle chips

Snack, 3pm:
1/4c black and white trail mix

Dinner, 5pm:
1c pasta
1/2 c homemade meat sauce
1 italian sausage, sliced
1/2c steamed baby vegetables
sprinkle of pep. romano cheese

 Snack, 8pm:
1 small macintosh apple, sliced
1Tbsp peanut butter

Fluids throughout the day:
1 bottle Lipton diet green tea (16.9oz)
2 bottles poland spring water (16.9oz)


  1. Can you share or write a blog entry about what you can eat vs. what you can't--what types of restrictions do you have?

  2. i sure will!...keep your eyes open for it in the next week or so... : )

  3. This looks like a day off menu. What do you eat on work days?

  4. can you pack my food for me every day? all that looks yummy!!!

    ps this is heather o'connell haha