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.

Food diary – Fri. Dec. 12 & Sat. Dec. 13, 2014

Friday, December 12:

7:45am One mug white tea.

9am Another mug of tea.

9:40am One apple and a mug of tea.

11:20am One glass water.

11:45am A handful of crackers with pate and cheese, plus a glass of water and a piece of chocolate.

12:15pm One glass water.

1pm Another glass of water.

Naturally, I forgot to keep track for the rest of the day :) I know for sure I had some more crackers, a piece of homemade shortbread, a glass of red wine, some more water, a couple slices of pizza, and a couple beers (holiday party!).

Approx. total calories: 2,200?

Exercise: 40 minutes walking.

Saturday, December 13:

Throughout the morning: Two cups white tea and one grapefruit.

Throughout the afternoon: Grilled cheese and a glass of wine at King + Bannatyne, plus a couple glasses water.

grilled cheese in Winnipeg

Mmmm!

Throughout the evening: Some crackers and cheese, a glass of wine, some water, and some chocolate chips.

Approx. total calories: 1,700.

Food diary: Wed. Dec. 10 & Thurs. Dec. 11, 2014

Between some minor computer difficulties (i.e. I spilled some tea on my laptop, which put it out of commission for a few days–although it’s all better now! Hurray!) and just not really feeling like tracking my food, I’ve rather neglected this blog! My eating and exercise habits haven’t been so hot the last couple weeks and so my hope is that I’ll do better if I’m writing everything down ;)

Wednesday, December 10:

Throughout the morning: one apple, four or five cups of white tea, a bowl of Nature’s Path Crunchy Cinnamon cereal with 1% milk, and one glass of water.

Throughout the afternoon: five glasses of water and a few sugar snap peas, plus some rice crackers and Triscuits with pate and herb & garlic cream cheese.

Throughout the evening: Homemade chicken Caesar salad, a couple glasses of red wine, two glasses water, a couple pieces chocolate, and a couple pieces homemade shortbread.

Approx. total calories: 2,100.

Exercise: 12 of each using 8-lbs dumbbells: bicep curls with calf raises, overhead triceps extensions, shoulder presses, hammer curls with calf raises, deadlifts, bent-over rows; 30 minutes walking.

Thursday, December 11:

8:30am Bowl of Nature’s Path Brown Sugar Maple Oatmeal and a cup of white tea.

9am—10:30am Four cups white tea. I keep reusing the tea leaves, so after the second cup I’m mostly just drinking slightly flavored hot water ;)

10:45am One apple.

11am One cup tea.

12:40pm One glass water, a few crackers (rice crackers and Triscuits), and a couple slices Asiago.

3:30pm One glass water.

5:30pm Homemade chicken Caesar salad, a glass of red wine, a couple pieces of chocolate, and a piece of homemade shortbread.

Throughout the evening: a couple glasses of water, a few crackers, and another piece of shortbread.

Approx. total calories: 2,100.

Exercise: 1 hour walking.

Food diary: Mon. Dec. 1 & Tues. Dec. 2, 2014

Monday, December 1

Didn’t pay attention to when I ate today. I’ve also gotten a little away from the modified cleanse of having only a smoothie and raw fruits and veggies until dinner… must get back on that soon!

Today I ate:

  • One bowl Nature’s Path Vanilla Crunch cereal with 1% milk.
  • Water (no idea how many glasses).
  • White tea (maybe three cups?).
  • The rest of the smoothie from the other day (one-quarter of a full smoothie).
  • Some leftover homemade vegetable korma.
  • A glass of red wine and a couple pieces of chocolate.
  • Charcuterie and a champagne cocktail at Peasant Cookery.
  • Sugar snap peas and baby carrots (about a handful of each).
  • Nature’s Path Honey Almond Granola (several handfuls – oh my goodness this was tasty!).

Approx. total calories: 2,500? Eating a little bit more than is strictly necessary right now!

Exercise: 45 minutes walking.

Tuesday, December 2

8:30am One cup of white tea and one apple.

8:45am Another cup of tea.

9am One cup of tea.

9:30am One cup of tea.

10am Another cup of tea and another apple.

10:15am Another cup of tea. So much tea!

11am Little bowl of Honey Almond Granola and another cup of tea.

11:45am Small bowl of sugar snap peas and a glass of water.

12:20pm One glass water.

1:15pm One bowl Nature’s Path Vanilla Crunch cereal with 1% milk.

2pm Some leftover veggie korma with brown rice.

Throughout the evening: A couple glasses red wine and homemade salsechi (hot Italian sausage, penne, red peppers and red onion), plus maybe four or five glasses of water.

Approx. total calories: 2,000.

Exercise: 25 minutes walking; one-minute plank hold; 20 standing inner / outer thigh leg lifts; 20 side bends using 8-lbs dumbbells; 15 of each using 8-lbs dumbbells: shoulder presses, bicep curls with calf raises, goblet squats, overhead triceps extensions with calf raises.