Food diary—Tues. Jan. 6 & Wed. Jan. 7, 2015

On Tuesday, January 6, I ate:

  • One grapefruit.
  • Several cups each tea and water.
  • Bowl of buttery popcorn.
  • A glass of red wine.
  • Leftover tofu & veggie stir-fry with brown rice.
  • A couple handfuls semi-sweet chocolate chips.

My workout included:

  • 20 minutes gentle hatha yoga.
  • 30 minutes walking outdoors.

On Wednesday, January 7, I ate:

  • Several cups of tea and water.
  • Green smoothie with apples / lemon juice / water / chia seeds / greens powder / hemp hearts / bee pollen.
  • One apple.
  • Glass of red wine with a plate of whole wheat spaghetti in homemade tomato sauce.
  • Bowl of buttery popcorn.

My workout included:

  • 20 minutes rise and shine gentle hatha yoga.
  • 45 minutes walking outdoors.

Food diary—Sun. Jan 4 & Mon. Jan 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4

Throughout the morning: One grapefruit, a few cups of tea, and a glass of water, plus a mini cheesecake with homemade salted caramel sauce.

Throughout the afternoon: Toasted goat cheese salad, plus a couple pieces bread with butter, a bite of crepe, a glass of water, and a glass of red wine at Chez Sophie.

goat cheese salad

Toasted goat cheese salad.

Throughout the evening: Tom Collins and homemade chicken Caesar salad, plus a few more glasses of water, some chocolate, and some beef jerky.

Approx. total calories: 2,400?

Exercise: 20 minutes walking.

Monday, January 5

Throughout the morning: One grapefruit and several cups of tea, plus a spoonful of homemade caramel sauce (I HAD to lick the spoon after putting the leftover sauce in the freezer… ;)), a couple pieces of beef jerky, two glasses of water, and a bowl of homemade split pea soup. I was hungry this morning!

Throughout the afternoon: A couple glasses of water and a piece of chocolate.

Throughout the evening: Tofu & veggie stir-fry with brown rice, a couple glasses of red wine, a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and buttery popcorn.

Approx. total calories: 1,900.

Exercise: 20 minutes gentle hatha yoga; 12 of each of the following using 8-lbs dumbbells: bent-over rows, front raises; 30 bicycle crunches; 35 push-ups; 25 minutes walking.

Food diary—Fri. Jan. 2 & Sat. Jan. 3, 2015

Hello 2015! Here’s what I ate on Friday, January 2nd:

Throughout the morning: Smoothie (2.5 cups water, 2 bananas, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 2 tbsp homemade dark leafy greens powder, and 1 tbsp each chia seeds and hemp hearts—I drank half of this), plus a couple cups of green & white fusion tea.

Throughout the afternoon: A couple glasses water, some cheese and crackers, a few Christmas cookies, and a glass of red wine.

Throughout the evening: A couple glasses red wine, 1/2 burger with French fries and ketchup, an elk pepperette, a few more glasses of water, and a mint chocolate.

Approx. total calories: 1,900.

Exercise: 20 minutes gentle hatha yoga; 1 hour 20 minutes walking outdoors.

Saturday, January 3rd:

Throughout the morning: The rest of yesterday’s green smoothie, plus a couple cups green & white fusion tea, a glass of water, and two elk pepperettes. These elk pepperettes are super tasty! Kind of like a pepperoni stick but way better.

Throughout the afternoon: Two glasses of water and a mint chocolate.

Throughout the evening: Homemade chicken Caesar salad (with vegan dressing and homemade whole wheat croutons), plus a couple glasses red wine and a couple slices garlic toast, as well as a few more chocolates and several glasses water.

Approx. total calories: 2,100.

Exercise: 20 push-ups; 12 of each using 8-lbs dumbbells: shoulder presses, overhead triceps extensions, bicep curls with calf raises.

Food diary – Tues. Dec. 16 & Wed. Dec. 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16

Throughout the morning: Bowl of Nature’s Path Homestyle Oatmeal with 1/2 banana and a smidgen of cinnamon, plus three cups of white tea.

Throughout the afternoon: One apple, a couple bowls of baby carrots, and several glasses of water.

Throughout the evening: A couple cocktails (so much fun creating new inventions!), plus giant bowl of homemade chicken Caesar salad and some chocolate chips.

Approx. total calories: 1,700.

Exercise: 30 minutes walking; 20 push-ups.

Wednesday, December 17

Throughout the morning: One grapefruit, four cups of white tea, and two glasses of water.

Throughout the afternoon: Half of a Manitoba Club Sandwich and some French fries at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe, plus three glasses of water.

Manitoba club sandwich

Love that this club sandwich is made with local, Manitoba ingredients.

Throughout the evening: Two homemade whisky sours and a big plate of homemade butter chicken with basmati rice, plus a few more glasses of water and some chocolate chips.

Approx. total calories: 1,900.

Exercise: 30 bicycle crunches; 10 of the following using 8-lbs dumbbells: bicep curls with calf raises, overhead triceps extensions, hammer curls with calf raises, shoulder presses, bent-over rows, goblet squats, front raises, standing side bends, deadlifts; 45 minutes walking; 20 standing inner/outer thigh leg lifts; 50 jumping jacks.

Food diary – Sun. Dec. 14 & Mon. Dec. 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14:

Throughout the morning: white tea, one apple, homemade hashbrowns, nitrate-free bacon, and water.

Throughout the afternoon: More water.

Throughout the evening: Homemade vegan sushi (avocado, nori, sushi rice, mushrooms, and homemade spicy sauce), plus water and a couple pieces chocolate, as well as another apple.

Approx. total calories: 1,600.

Monday, December 15:

Throughout the morning: One grapefruit and a mug of white tea.

Throughout the afternoon: Several glasses of water, two chicken fingers and a handful of fries with honey dill sauce, and a gingerbread cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting (both from local restaurants).

Throughout the evening: A small bowl of carrots, 3 oz elk sirloin steak, a glass of red wine, about 1 cup steamed broccoli, maybe 2 cups homemade potato wedges with ketchup, and a Tom Collins, plus about six more glasses of water.

Approx. total calories: 2,100.