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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

BREAKFAST (9:15 a.m.)

2 pieces of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon; 2 scrambled eggs, 12 oz. 1% milk

LUNCH (12:20 p.m.)

I had intended to purchase lunch today, and this Fiber One bar was just one of the snacks that I packed for myself. But, come lunch time, I wasn't really that hungry, so I decided that this bar would suffice for lunch.

SNACK (2:40 p.m.)

1 serving = 24 crackers. That's how many I ate.

DINNER (5:30 p.m.)

Picture didn't come out too great; but this dinner was delicious... Blackened salmon cooked to perfection (in my opinion) and baked potato with the fresh tomato salsa I made yesterday on top.... Yum Yum Yum!!


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HALLELUL 10/19/2011 10:38AM

    No one mentioned your "peelie"? It looks like you didn't peel off the coupon on your crackers! Did you already have another?

BTW, TOM's twin is visiting me this week. Ain't that something.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/19/2011 8:57AM

    Yum. I love baked potatoes with salsa. emoticon I also add two tablespoons of low fat sour cream.

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SANYA_SHNICK 10/19/2011 8:56AM

    Hey, thanks for checking out my blog again. I am really enjoying taking these pictures and think that's why I lost this week. Your salmon, baked potato with salsa on top looks amazing. I know I would love that dish.

I've had salsa on my eggs before, and I'm not crazy about it. haha. I know a lot of people get grossed out by ketchup on eggs, but I like it. The ketchup I chose was all natural with no high fructose corn syrup so it met my guidelines for what is good and ok.

Thought you might like this link:

It's about the new food pyramid. They switched it to a plate, and I have been trying to use it to take my pics!

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TRUE-NESS 10/19/2011 6:54AM

    MICHSTATE: Thanks for the comment on my Food Picture Tracking Blog for Oct. 18th. Your points are valid. But, let me just say, I'm probably a volume eater too. If you go through my blogs for this entire month, you'll see that I'm definitely not starving. But, Oct. 18th was ONE day in the life... It's different every day. (And I don't always take the time to explain why I ate the way I ate, I just put up the picture.)

This week is very "different" because it's TOM week. I'm following some advice from some other Sparkers by just giving my body what it wants. I started off ravenous (or rather, with lots of cravings), but it's kind of tapering off now and I'm not as hungry. I'll be back to normal soon. "Normal" is shown in my previous blogs. If you go back and look over my blogs from prior to the 14th, you'll see loads of freggies!! I include them with breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. They are all over the place!! :-) But, again, for this particular day, I didn't need to bulk it up with anything. I wasn't that hungry.

But, last I checked, potatoes and tomatoes are freggies... not green leafy, but they are veggies and fruit, nonetheless. :-) I don't often have a starchy veggie, so that was a big treat for me. I brought a few potatoes, so they will be consumed. LOL

Thanks again!

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MICHSTATE 10/19/2011 6:10AM

    You can ignore me if you didn't want constructive criticism, but I am wondering where the fruits and veggies are??
This may be a personal preference, but I am a volume eater, and couldn't survive on such little volume of food, I would add some freggies to bulk it up some!!!:-)

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GOURMETLOSER 10/19/2011 1:32AM

    That all looks so delicious and nutritious. Well done emoticon

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GHK1962 10/18/2011 10:20PM

    Salmon? Did I hear salmon?

When are you going to invite us for dinner!!!!

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ERIKO1908 10/18/2011 9:43PM

    Yum, yum, yum!! :)

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POOKASLUAGH 10/18/2011 9:30PM

    So have you hit the not-so-hungry days then? :D I hope so!

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 17

Monday, October 17, 2011

BREAKFAST (8:00 a.m.)

LUNCH (12:30 p.m.)

Smoked Ham sandwich on wheat w/provolone cheese, lettuce and tomato (from The Corner Bakery); chips; pickle

DINNER (7:30 p.m.)

Okay... I've got to talk a little before I show these pictures. I am so excited about this!!

Many years ago, I was a raw foodie. 90% of everything I ate was raw. I purchased this "cook" book called "Rawvolution" by Matt Amsden which has a lot of recipes in it that mimic traditional cooked foods. It's a gourmet living cuisine book. My dinner was one of the recipes from his book. It's called "Soft Taco with Fresh Tomato Salsa." It involes making fresh tomato salsa and ground walnut "meat."

So, part one: make the salsa. Here is a picture of it close up....

Soooooo yummy!!!!! My mouth waters again just looking at the picture. It was sooo delicious!! I can't remember the last time I made it before today. Eventhough it has simple ingredients (various kinds of gourmet tomatoes, fresh cilantro, scallions, olive oil, garlic, cayenne pepper, sea salt, ground cumin, ground coriander, fresh lime juice), it's takes a lot of time. But, it's so worth it!!

Part two: make the walnut "meat." The picture I took didn't come out too well, but here it is...

It's just ground raw walnuts. But, it looks like ground meat, right? You grind the walnuts in a food processor, and then you add ground cumin, coriander and Nama Shoyu (which is an unpasteurized soy sauce)

And HERE is the finished product, the "Soft Taco with Fresh Tomato Salsa":

Spread the walnut mixture along the center of the collard green leaf stem and then add some shredded lettuce (which I didn't) and top with some salsa.

Roll up, or fold over and chomp down!!! Delicious!!!

And with the leftover juice from the lime that I squeezed, I made some limeade:

And that completed dinner! If you have it in your local library, check out Matt Amsden's book, Rawvolution. There's lot of healthy, raw food recipes in there. If you're interested in the complete recipe (with measurements) for the Soft Taco with Fresh Tomato Salsa, hit me up via email. But, it's really to taste. So experiment and have some fun!


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GOURMETLOSER 10/19/2011 1:35AM

    Sounds wonderful AND healthy!!!!!!!

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ERIKO1908 10/18/2011 9:42PM

    you had me on the salsa until you mentioned cilantro!! read recently to sub celery leaves....i'm taking that tip forward with me in my life...

Happy Sparking!!

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SANYA_SHNICK 10/18/2011 2:55PM

    Looking good! The raw cookbook idea sounds interesting. And of course I love the pancakes! Seems like a good food day for you!

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SEWFITSINGER 10/18/2011 11:44AM

    What an inspiration ... emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 10/18/2011 9:57AM

    The salsa/walnuts looks amazing & tasty. Some foods are worth the extra effort.

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POOKASLUAGH 10/18/2011 8:18AM

    I admit, I'm not a huge fan of raw tomatoes. I do like salsa, but the pureed kind.

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COLLEENMC1 10/18/2011 7:31AM

    I have tried eating raw collard green, i'm gonna try it soon

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SUZANNE0606 10/17/2011 11:55PM

    Everything looks great, especially lunch! Love your new background, too!

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HALLELUL 10/17/2011 10:53PM

    You answered my question about the background photo. emoticon
Oh the pancakes. They just look mmm-mmm good.

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FERRETLOVER1 10/17/2011 10:19PM

    Love limeade!!

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SCHENPOSSIBLE 10/17/2011 10:05PM

    That salsa looks absolutely delish!

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GHK1962 10/17/2011 9:52PM

    Oh man....that tomato salsa looks SOOOOOOOO GOOD! Oh man I am hungry now.

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MEYLOSE 10/17/2011 9:50PM

    your foods look so good today, well done!

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 16

Sunday, October 16, 2011

BREAKFAST (7:30 a.m.)

Kashi Go Lean Toasted Berry Crunch cereal w/milk; and my multivitamin (I don't think I need to include a picture of this anymore, do I? You guys know what the multivitamin looks like. LOL)

SNACK ( 2:30 p.m.)

DINNER (4:30 p.m.)

Salmon and spinach

SNACK (8:30 p.m.)

These things are 220 calories for 12!! So, I just had half a serving. (Hubby brought these in the house this morning.)



Walk 24 min/mile: 92 mins; 313 calories; 4 miles

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SANYA_SHNICK 10/17/2011 3:47PM

    looking good (especially the salmon... yum!!).. i will have to try your cereal and yogurt trick. i have to say when i first read it, i didn't like the idea but the more i think about it the more genius it seems!

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HALLELUL 10/17/2011 1:12PM

    I agree the salmon looks so good. Yummy. I look forward to hearing how you're progressing. Oh and you made me smile about the vitamin.

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GOURMETLOSER 10/17/2011 12:55AM

    Yum but it doesn't look like it's enough to keep you satisfied. It wouldn't be enough for me anyway.

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CHANGING4ME49 10/17/2011 12:29AM

    Looks like you had a good day. The nuts look yummy!!

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ERIKO1908 10/17/2011 12:17AM

    it all looks so wonderful!! :)

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POOKASLUAGH 10/16/2011 11:29PM

    Oh my gosh I think I need to find and try those chocolate things!!

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PEPPERCHILD 10/16/2011 9:49PM

    Looking good. I'm still trying to get my act together so that I can post my food as well.

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GHK1962 10/16/2011 9:30PM

    Your food photos always look sooooo yummy. Especially that salmon. Mmmmm.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/16/2011 9:27PM

    You did good sticking with half a serving. They look delicious. emoticon

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WORDLILY 10/16/2011 9:09PM

    Mmm, those nuts look yummy!

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 15

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Well, I made it through the day...

BREAKFAST (9:30 a.m.)

2 slices of turkey bacon; 1 scrambled egg; apple wedges; 1 piece of double fiber wheat bread w/Smart Balance Light buttery spread


LUNCH/DINNER (3:00 p.m.)

Subway 6" Roast Beef (double meat) on Italian bread, with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, green peppers, black olives, banana peppers, red peppers, light mayo

then after finishing this first half, I went right downstairs and got the OTHER half.

(I just wanted it "NOW." I didn't feel guilty. I didn't feel stuffed (which is surprising.) I just felt satisfied. I thought about some of the advice I received yesterday from all you wonderful Sparkers and I just tried to give "Momma Flow" (aka TOM) what she wanted. I hope she's happy now. :-)

SNACK (8:30 p.m.)

12 oz chocolate milk (from Subway)


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SANYA_SHNICK 10/17/2011 3:49PM

    also looks good.. just like crystle i heart the veggie sub sandwich from subway... i'm somehow always surprised how filling it is.. by the way your breakfast looks amazingly delicious!

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1NANA4EVER 10/16/2011 1:08PM

    Where do you buy your turkey bacon? It looks more appetizing than what I seem to find in the store.

Even though the foot long at Subway is only a penny more, I purchase the 6 inch so that I am not tempted to double my calories. I asked the sandwich maker at Subway last week to pass the word on to home office that if they want to really be considered a place for dieters to eat, they should give us a deal on the 6"; instead of encouraging people to eat twice as much. Its great for a construction worker who is burning lots of calories per hour on the job, but not an office worker. (That excludes the ones I see standing around gabbing)

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TEMPEST272002 10/16/2011 10:51AM

    I can never manage to save that other half of a sub either! You've made some great choices, especially with the healthy breakfast.

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POOKASLUAGH 10/16/2011 9:22AM

    I'm thinking about you Vanessa! I really hope that giving in helps!

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ERIKO1908 10/16/2011 12:25AM

    nice of you to give your body what it was asking you for!! have a great day tomorrow!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/15/2011 11:12PM

    I did that with my veggie sub the other day. I always eat 6 inches but I was starvin' like Marvin and ate the whole thing and wasn't even stuffed. Maybe sometimes we just need a little more? emoticon

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Food Picture Tracking - Oct. 14

Friday, October 14, 2011

BREAKFAST (7:30 a.m.)

LUNCH (11:00 a.m.)

Double Fiber bread; Oscar Mayer Sub Kit (2 turkey, 2 ham); Spinach; Pepper Jack cheese, Hellman's Light Mayo. Yummy! :-)

SNACK (3:00 p.m.)

Sweet peppers and roasted red pepper hummus

DINNER (7:00 p.m.)

SNACK/DESSERT (9:00 p.m.)

French vanilla ice cream and an oatmeal creme pie.

I feel like I want an entire 13 oz bag of Lays classic potato chips right now. Cravings!!!!! Good thing I don't have any in the house!! Lord, help me make it through this weekend. I just need to make it through this weekend! emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 10/15/2011 2:07PM

    That hummus looks great. I have been having hummus and a sliced apple for breakfast for the last few days. Yummo!

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1NANA4EVER 10/15/2011 11:59AM

    Stay strong and busy. Cravings can be defeated with positive thinking! emoticon

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GOURMETLOSER 10/15/2011 8:21AM

    Good job for resisting the cravings.

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MICHSTATE 10/15/2011 6:09AM

    I had that LC meal a couple of days ago with a cup of broccoli slaw mixed in!!! Yummy!!!!:-)

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GHK1962 10/15/2011 12:15AM

    Those peppers and hummus looks soooooo yummy!

And by the way, I did NOT look at the blog that said "For LADIES Only". Nope, nope. And you know I did not because I did not comment on it. Nope, I did not read it and see the part that said, "Men: Look how nosey you are". Nope, nope.

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HALLELUL 10/14/2011 11:36PM

    If chips are your craving don't give them up, just make your own. I think all you need to do is just thinly slice a potato, bake and season. I'd check Sparkrecipes or do an online search for the exact instructions...maybe I'll make some too.

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WALKINGGIRL6 10/14/2011 10:43PM

    I'm past all that PMS stuff but I do remember it well. Drink extra water and fill up on veggies first. If you can control the ice cream enjoy a portion. If not get it out of the house. I always found exercise supressed my cravings. My only problem was at monthly time I was in to much pain to exercise and use to spend the time in bed reading and eating. So far it looks like your doing good. Sending you strength vibes for the weekend.

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TRUE-NESS 10/14/2011 9:53PM

    No, the dessert was BECAUSE of the cravings!! LOL

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ERIKO1908 10/14/2011 9:53PM

    where do you buy your baby peppers at?? your bag the other day looks bigger than mine...

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/14/2011 9:50PM

    Do you think the dessert triggered the craving?

I LOVE oatmeal pies. emoticon They bring back happy memories of my daddy. He used to eat those and the raisin ones. If we were really good every now and then he would share. We had different snacks but his were the best because they were his. emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 10/14/2011 9:47PM

    See? You're craving fat and salt! And carbs. So don't eat potato chips. Eat something else with some healthy fats and some sodium and some carbs. Your body will thank you. :)

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