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Posted on May 10, 2011 in Daily Eats, Food, Weight Loss | 20 comments

Daily Eats – 5/10/11

So I’m trying this new thing where I not only record what I eat in my calorie counting app on my phone, but I actually man up and post photos & count information of everything I eat each day on here. It’s about time I get serious and do this, after all, and this way y’all can call me out if you’re start to see a downward trend in my eating (but hopefully this will really make me stick to clean eating out of sheer embarrassment of you all knowing how bad I am sometimes — like how I conveniently “forgot” to take a picture of Saturday night’s banana split I, uh, “split” with Steve… oops?)

You guys can let me know if it seems like it’s starting to get to be too much or not, but I figure I can at least try it out for a couple of weeks and see if it helps me stay on track. Plus, I always like seeing quick pics of the real stuff that other bloggers are eating, even when there aren’t recipes involved. It helps inspire me to make better and more creative dietary decisions, so maybe I can do the same for someone else… maybe. Hehe.

So, without further adieu, today’s daily eats:



Breakfast Burrito (190)
– 1/2 of a whole wheat flour tortilla (85 calories)
– 1 tbsp 1/3 Less Fat Chive & Onion cream cheese (35 calories)
– 1 egg patty (70 calories)


Chia Coconut Rice (1/4 cup – not the whole amount pictured – 202 calories)
– Jasmine rice (50 calories)
– Coconut milk (138 calories)
– 1/2 tsp chia seeds (14 calories)
*Rice cooked with equal parts coconut milk & water in rice cooker.

Breakfast Total: 392 calories

Lunch & Snack


Spinach Salad (182 calories)
– 1.5 cups baby spinach (10 calories)
– Red onion (~10 calories)
– Strawberries (~30 calories)
– 1 tbsp blue cheese (35 calories)
– 1/4 cup cherry craisins (97 calories)

w/ Homemade Poppyseed Vinaigrette (~83 calories)
– 1 tbsp red wine vinegar (3 calories)
– 1 tbsp canola oil (35 calories)
– 1 tsp sugar (15 calories)
– 2 tsp poppy seeds (~30 calories)


Fruiiiiiit (277 calories)
– 1/2 a mango (67 calories)
– 1 kiwi (55 calories) (Didn’t eat the last piece)
– 3/4 of an orange (65 calories)
– 1/4 cup cottage cheese (~40 calories)
– 1/2 cup peaches (50 calories)


Popchips (100 calories)

I obviously couldn’t finish all of my fruit at lunch (that’s a LOT of fruit!!) so I only had a few pieces at lunch and nommed on the rest later in the afternoon.

Lunch & Snack Total: 642 calories



Errrr, yeah. I know this isn’t the best way to start things off, but I really have no idea how to even count the calories of the ingredients from tonight. Dinner was at Chez Mommy and included a tofu & shrimp dish I had as a pre-dinner snack (we didn’t eat until 8! Cut me some slack!), sauteed spinach (yum!) and a dish made of Asian pickled cabbage, rice cake noodles, pork, etc. Let’s just count it as deliciousness (which it was!) and move onto dessert!

Dinner Total: Fail



– 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream (100 calories)
– 1/4 cup strawberries & sugar topping (~50 calories)

Dessert Total: 150 calories

Drumroll please…

1,184 calories not including dinner.

Well, it looks good like that! But we all know that dinner probably did send me over the 1500 calorie mark. My excuse, however, is that my mama is going out of town for a loooong time (sniff!) so I needed to have one of her best home-cooked meals before she left! Also, I helped do all the heavy lifting during cooking (er, I helped stir-fry?) so I like to think it counted as exercise.

Also, I really did exercise. Shock! But you’ll have to tune in tomorrow to hear about that adventure. 🙂

Are posts like these going to be a total waste of internet space? Or do you think there’s actually some value in me putting all my eats up here? You can be honest. I don’t want to bore anybody. But I do think that even if none of you care at all, it’ll be valuable for me — to help keep me accountable.

Okay, I’m out. OMGlee, it’s time for me to watch the Prom episode! !


  1. New to your blog, and I am loving it. I am training for my first 5k (after not running in years), and have enjoyed seeing your 5k posts.
    I like to see what people eat each day too, so seeing your food is fun not wasteful at all.

    • Thanks Deanna! That’s so great about training for a 5K. I’m attempting my 3rd in just a couple weeks, eek! I never thought in a million years I would say that sentence, haha!

  2. I like daily eats posts like this — especially since you write about other things too — if this helps you, keep it up!

    • So here’s hoping that I don’t start running out of things to say for my normal posts then… ruh roh! 😛

  3. I can post a pic of the banana split if you want!

  4. I think posting all your meals is a good idea – not only to keep you accountable, but also for us to offer advice for ways you can tweak what you’re doing to break out of that plateau!

    • I didn’t even think about that angle, but you’re so right! I’ll count on you especially for this, Future RD! 😀

  5. Please keep it coming….gives me ideas!

  6. I think it is a great idea to record all your eats via pics. I try to do the same thing on my blog. I find that it helps me to see how much I am eating and to keep portion sizes in check. I can also see pretty quickly if dessert is getting out of control or if I am not eating enough breakfast. I also really like that you are putting calorie counts. I just started calorie counting myself so it is helpful. Keep up the good work!

    • That’s a great point too. I figure it’ll be a really good way for me to visually see where I went astray or what I did right if I have a good weigh-in the following week, right?

  7. I think it’s a good idea- I agree it can inspire new ideas (like cooking rice with coconut milk? Yum!!) and keep you more accountable.

    • Yes! You MUST do it! I cut the coconut milk with water and did 1/2 and 1/2 because it is still kinda fatty but y’know, portion control and whatnot, and it’s SOOOOOOOO good.

  8. Are you kidding me!? I specifically look forward to your food posts because 1. it teaches me a lot (ive bought chia seeds and wants to use them just dont know in what lol) and 2. i am jealous of your meals EVERYTIME i see them lol. I honestly wish i could do what you do so maybe this will spur me into trying. so my vote is YES please do this 🙂 and it will help you too!! haha

    • Yayyyyy — thanks Jomarie! You always say the nicest things… ::blush:: Anyway, try throwing chia seeds into oatmeal, on top of cereal, or into smoothies to start. I’m getting to the point where I’m enjoying starting to experiment a little more (like baking them into stuff, and adding them to savory foods) but those are all great ways to start. They are nutritional POWERHOUSES so go for it!

  9. I like to blog my eats on occasion when I know my eating is off track – it helps me a lot! 🙂

  10. I think this is great!

    One thing though, I don’t think a tbsp of canola oil is 35 calories, more like 120.

    • Hahaha, whoops – you’re totally right. I really don’t know where I got that number from. Maybe I meant to write a tsp?


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