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Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 3

Thursday, November 03, 2011

BREAKFAST (8:20 a.m.)

I had 2/3 of this package. My daughter had 1/3.

SNACK (11:00 a.m.)

A handful of nuts

LUNCH (1:30 p.m.)

Ham and Turkey deli meat sandwich on wheat w/cheese and mayo; and kale chips.

This was my second attempt to make kale chips. The first time I tried to make them several months ago, I burned them. This second attempt would have been great if I had not added too much kosher salt. I had no idea how it would taste so I was generous with the salt. It was waaayyyy too much. I couldn't even force myself to eat the rest of the kale chips. I just had to toss 2/3 of what's pictured on this plate. I shall try again another time. I have more kale in the fridge.

DINNER (6:30 p.m.)

Perdue Italian style meatballs and red and savory cabbage mix


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TRUE-NESS 11/5/2011 12:09AM

    ERIKO and TEMPEST: The smoothie was good, but it's not really a taste I'm accustomed to in the morning. I think I would have preferred it more in the afternoon or evening, as a dessert. If you have a taste for chocolate, this smoothie is the way to go!

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GOURMETLOSER 11/4/2011 3:21AM

    Looking great

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ANNTORR53 11/3/2011 9:43PM

    Wow, now I see what I am doing wrong. My choices and portion control are very different. Good for you.

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ERIKO1908 11/3/2011 9:14PM

    I'm curious as to your vote on the smoothie too!! :)

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TEMPEST272002 11/3/2011 8:54PM

    Looks like a fantastic food day. Glad to see you're trying the nuts for the snacks. What did you think of the smoothie?

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 11/3/2011 7:46PM

    You are doing a good job with portion size. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 2

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

BREAKFAST (8:20 a.m.)

cereal and milk

LUNCH (12:50 p.m.)

My daughter made me lunch today for her class trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, which I chaperoned! Wasn't that sweet of her? :-) This is a recreation of what she packed because I didn't bring my camera with me and every picture I took with my phone was blurry. She packed me a drink as well but I gave it away to one of her classmates since I didn't meet my water quota. :-)

SNACK (3:30 p.m.)

A handful of nuts

DINNER (6:00 p.m.)

Grilled chicken breast and broccoli


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOURMETLOSER 11/4/2011 3:20AM

    Loved the look of that broccoli and chicken

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 11/3/2011 3:25PM

    How sweet that she packed your lunch. emoticon

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AMOON502 11/2/2011 11:20PM

    Thank you for inspiring me! I'm going to try the picture tracking as well. Kudos to you for all your hard work!

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SHERR513 11/2/2011 11:09PM

    Your chicken looks so good! emoticon

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FAITH2BWELL 11/2/2011 10:54PM

    What a wonderful line up for today. Keep up the good work.

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ERIKO1908 11/2/2011 10:47PM

    those veggies get me every day!! YUM!!

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Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 1

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

BREAKFAST (8:25 a.m.)

2 eggs, 2 slices of turkey bacon, 1 cup of grapes

LUNCH (12:00 p.m.)

Turkey and Ham deli meat sandwich on wheat bread w/cheese and mayo; Doritos (those were placed on the sandwich as well... yummy. LOL); and mini coconut macaroons; and a cup of milk

DINNER (5:45 p.m.)

Grilled boneless chicken breast w/ red and savory cabbage mix (Can you see the steam still rising from the cabbage?)


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LEGALSEC20 11/2/2011 11:18AM

    Yummy. Love the chips on the sandwich. My grandmother started us on that a long time ago.....especially potato chips on tuna sandwiches.

Always looks so good!!

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GOURMETLOSER 11/2/2011 8:03AM

    Yummy as ever

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PEPPERCHILD 11/1/2011 10:44PM

    Looks yummy - I can't eat Doritos without consuming the whole bag

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ERIKO1908 11/1/2011 10:25PM

    I love you food photos!!

(as I watch the food network while killing some time on the treadmill, I think, she should have cut her chicken & fanned it out on the bottom half of the plate...LOL...not being critical though, since I read that fanning it out will give the appearance of more food to eat...who of us doesn't want "more" food?!?!)

The cabbage looks great!! Wish I could show up & help out by consuming a huge plate of it!!! YUM!!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 11/1/2011 8:22PM

    Great grill marks on the chicken. You make some really good food choices. emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 11/1/2011 7:11PM

    Mmm, I love chips IN the sandwich, especially those Doritoes! Which reminds me, it's been like six months since I had Doritoes. Now I'm craving them, haha! Thanks!! ;P

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 31

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

BREAKFAST (9:45 a.m.)

2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices of turkey bacon, 2 slices of wheat toast (one with Smart Balance light and the other with Polaner Allfruit)

LUNCH (2:15 p.m.)

.5 cup of Fage yogurt mixed with .5 cup of frozen blueberries. (It was good as is, but the next time I think I'll thaw out the blueberries first so that the juices can flow through the yogurt.)

SNACK (4:30 p.m.)

A handful of nuts

DINNER (7:00 p.m.)

Boneless chicken breast and cabbage (red and savory mix). AND, I went back for a second helping of cabbage! :-) This picture doesn't look so good because the color of red cabbage didn't photograph well; but it was good. I made toooo much; so you'll be seeing me include cabbage in a lot of meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) this week. LOL My hubby says he'll be eating some and I forced my son to include some with his dinner; so it won't be a total waste. LOL


Note: I've decided to leave exercise and strength training in my tracker. I'm not going to include it in my food blogs. So, if you're interested in how I'm doing with the 10-minute daily exercise challenge and the 1 body part strength training challenge, check my shared tracker. I'm also streaking them, so you can see how I'm doing with that, as well as with my calcium supplements, at the bottom of my Sparkpage where streaks appear.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ERIKO1908 11/2/2011 12:07AM

    YUM!!! :)

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/1/2011 11:29AM

    I'm hungry now, lol

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1NANA4EVER 11/1/2011 9:31AM

    Keep up the good work!

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Is This the End of Food Picture Tracking??

Monday, October 31, 2011

I initially stated that I wanted to track my food via pictures for the entire month of October. It was an experiment. I was getting obsessive about calorie counting and tracking and I didn't feel like it was helping me at all; so I wanted to try picture tracking out. But, the month ends today... so what have I decided?

I have decided to continue!

I think I'll continue through the end of the year.

I believe that food picture tracking is really helping me. It helps me to make better decisions and to be accountable for the decisions that I make. I'm also hearing that it's helping many of you all as well. I love that aspect. If I can inspire in any way, I'm happy about it. I've also made many new Spark friends that I wouldn't have known had they not come across my food blogs! That's pretty cool! And most importantly, I'm enjoying it! It's definitely easier and less time consuming than tracking and obsessing over calories (too few or too many). I'm eating the way I envision continuing to eat and I'm taking you along for the ride.

But, there is ONE aspect that I don't like and that's sharing when I'm fasting. It's really very personal, spiritually. But, if I don't share there will be a ton of questions about why I skipped this meal or that meal or why I ate this way or didn't eat that way, etc. So, I try to be upfront and hopefully it means not a lot of questions. But, they still come. LOL Oh well...

Overall food blogging has been a great experience... 10's across the board!

It'll be interesting to maneuver through picture taking over the Thanksgiving holiday with my extended family. Maybe the fact that I'll be taking pictures will get rid of some of the fear of Thanksgiving feasting for me. Maybe I won't be as inclined to be gluttonous.... maybe.

Christmas should be equally as interesting. emoticon emoticon


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

PINKBEANBOO 11/1/2011 10:42AM

    I think I've said this already, but just in case...THANK YOU for the pictures of the turkey bacon! My husband loves it, even more so than regular bacon.

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WORDLILY 11/1/2011 9:02AM

    I'm glad you're going to continue! It has seemed to work well for you, and they're fun to read, that's for sure. :) I hear you about the conflict about sharing when you're fasting, but there doesn't seem to be a better solution than the one you've struck, either.

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GOURMETLOSER 11/1/2011 7:48AM

    I see you've lost some weight with it so that's great. Definitely worth keeping going.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/31/2011 11:30PM

    emoticon I love your picture blogs.

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NELLIEC 10/31/2011 10:40PM

    Well, the end result will be whether this is helping you lose weight or not. Most people do need the Food Tracker which tells them calories, etc.

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POOKASLUAGH 10/31/2011 9:39PM

    I'm so glad this worked out so well for you!

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ERIKO1908 10/31/2011 8:21PM

    Happy to hear you will carry on with this!! It just wouldn't be the same with words only...if you even described to us what you were eating!! I can see that it would be a barrier to over-eating on the holidays if you were truly taking a picture of EVERYTHING!! WOW!!! Not sure I could do that...

Happy Sparking!! Happy Eating!! Happy Picture Taking!! :)

(Proud to be a new friend found through these pics...) :)

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ABETTERSOUL 10/31/2011 8:20PM

    I am so glad that the picture tracking is working for you!

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FITFABJENN 10/31/2011 8:05PM

    That's so cool that you found something that is working so well for you.

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ROCKINFOX 10/31/2011 8:03PM

    Awesome!! I'm glad you found a way to track food that's working for you.

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