Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Victory Over the Fending Machine

Today's food list:  2 oz pretzels  (was at the car repair place and had not eaten breakfast since I thought it was just going to be a few minutes.  After I realized it was going to be a 2 1/2 hour wait, I went to peruse the offerings from the vending machine.  I eyed the iced honey bun, the crumb donuts and yes, even the poptart, but chose pretzels instead - yippee for me!), cheeseburger, 2 rice cakes, about 20 small crackers with hummus, large salad, 1/4 cup potato salad, about 3/4 cup chili with crackers, about 8 strawberries with some sugar

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chemicals are everywhere!

Today's food list:  3/4 cup organic granola, about 30 grapes, chipotle chicken burrito bowl, 2 rice cakes, 8 small pretzel nuggets, chicken packet (chicken salad mixture in a crescent roll dough, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 cup baked mashed potatoes

I bought groceries yesterday at Wegmans and spent a bunch of time reading labels.  There are lots of things that I've always thought to be healthy (Wheat Thins, anyone?), tortillas, etc. that are just a bunch of chemicals.  Exactly what is Xanthum Gum anyway? 

Monday, March 1, 2010

I'm back!

Today's food list:  hard boiled egg, turkey and provolone on white bread (was out of wheat bread - the turkey was from a turkey I roasted over the weekend) about 30 grapes, salad with grilled chicken, 2 rice cakes

I have been scarce on the blog for the past week - eating was not totally out of control, but certainly not "clean".  Why?  Some good 'ole fashioned emotional eating!  I think last week was probably one of the most stressful of my life.  Wish I was exaggerating, but nope, I'm not.  But, the issues that caused the stress won't be going away any time soon, so, I will have to eat healthy as I walk through hard stuff.  And, my guess is that eating well when stressed is probably a good thing for one's health.  Duh.

I have found another blogger who's blog has been quite helpful.  Check out her post about how to shop for real food!