Eating (and Drinking) for Two 4/30-5/6

Welcome back. :)

As a reminder, no, I am not pregnant, but I AM breastfeeding a very active ten month old so I am definitely “eating and drinking for two.” ;) I’ve lost the baby weight but I want to eat a more balanced diet and drink a lot of water each day. Keeping a food diary helps keep me be accountable.

Here’s what I ate this week:

Sunday (April 30)

breakfast: bowl of Oatmeal Squares cereal with 2% milk
snack: cashews and raisins
lunch: turkey club sandwich, barbecue Pringles and sweet pickles
snack: pretzel sticks and baby carrots with ranch dressing
dinner: buffalo ranch chicken casserole and corn on the cob
drink(s): one cup coffee, five cups water, one glass of cranberry juice
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3), two dark chocolate chunk cookies

thoughts…I felt much more focused on eating a balanced diet because of the disappointment from my performance last week! I did have those two cookies after dinner but that’s because Maggie made them and she wanted me to try them.

Monday (May 1)

breakfast: apple cinnamon oatmeal and whole wheat toast
snack: pretzel sticks and string cheese
lunch: turkey club sandwich (honey wheat bread, turkey, swiss cheese, bacon, mayo and mustard), barbecue Pringles and sweet pickles, mini oatmeal cookies
snack: bartlett pear and cinnamon sugar pita chips
pre-dinner snack: ¼ cup cashews
dinner: grilled chicken, penne pasta, zucchini and peppers in marinara sauce and cornbread
drink(s): one cup coffee, 5 cups water, one glass cranberry juice
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3)

thoughts…I felt satisfied and really good this day.

Tuesday (May 2)

breakfast: very small bowl of Oatmeal Squares cereal with 2% milk
lunch: cheeseburger macaroni and cornbread
snack: banana and cashews
pre-dinner snack: gummi bears (lol)
dinner: barbecue chicken sandwich with shredded lettuce and mayo, seasoned fries, slice of pecan pie
drink(s): one cup coffee, 5 cups water, one glass cranberry juice
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3)

thoughts…I felt great this day AND I found out that all the medical stuff is finally over! WOO-HOO!!

Wednesday (May 3)

breakfast: bowl of Raisin Bran cereal with 2% milk
snack: tortilla chips, slice of muenster cheese, and carrots with ranch dressing
lunch: half a turkey sub, Fritos, half a pear
snack: half pear, gummi bears :P
dinner: ravioli and marinara sauce, broccoli, breadstick
drink(s): one cup coffee,  5 cups water, one glass cranberry juice
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3)

thoughts…We went to the zoo and took packed lunches. It was warm and I really didn’t feel very hungry. Even at dinner time, my appetite seemed suppressed. I didn’t drink enough water this day because I wasn’t wanting to have to go into the public bathroom over and over with Samuel and Elizabeth. I should have made up for it at home but I didn’t. :/

Thursday (May 4)

breakfast: bowl of Raisin Bran cereal with 2% milk
snack: ???
lunch: ???
snack: ???
dinner: two slices DiGornio pizza (supreme), side salad with Caesar dressing and croutons
drink(s): one cup coffee, 5 cups water, one glass cranberry juice
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3)

thoughts…I forgot to track my food this day and when I went to do it the next night (when I finally remembered), I couldn’t recall what I ate. Oops

Friday (May 5)

breakfast: bowl of Raisin Bran cereal with 2% milk
snack: parmesan pretzel crackers
lunch: one slice leftover pizza, tortilla chips with guacamole, half a scone
snack: goldfish crackers (forgot to bring my snack so I “stole” one of the kids’ extra bags)
dinner: pizza (again!) from restaurant, four slices (one potato, one hot wing, and two chicken fajita)
drink(s): one cup coffee, 7 cups water
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3)

thoughts…oink, oink with all the pizza, right?! We were out all of the afternoon and when we picked Stephen up from work, we decided we would eat out on this night instead of Sunday. We were near our favorite pizza place so we went there. It wasn’t until we got home that I realized I’d made pizza the night before AND had it for lunch, lol.

Saturday (May 6)

breakfast: bowl of Raisin Bran cereal with 2% milk
lunch: turkey and Swiss sandwich, TJ’s potato chips, sweet pickles, slice of pecan pie
dinner: 4 honey buffalo meatballs, macaroni and cheese, corn, raspberry streusel bar
drink(s): one cup coffee, 6 cups water
miscellaneous: multi-vitamins, calcium magnesium zinc (3)

thoughts…It was strange that I didn’t have either snack this day. I’m not really sure why, but I obviously made up for it at lunch and dinner, especially with the desserts. :P

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I felt significantly more control this week simply because I planned better. With the exception of the 24hours of pizza, lol, I really did feel quite balanced and good about my food choices. I did pilates on Saturday night and plan to continue exercising this week as my body allows. :)

Thanks for reading!

8 thoughts on “Eating (and Drinking) for Two 4/30-5/6

  1. All of your meals and snacks sound really yummy lol and the pictures make me hungry. Plus who doesn’t love pizza and gummy bears every once in a while?! One day of pizza won’t hurt🙂

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  2. BBQ pringles are the absolute best!! when you said, “I felt much more focused on eating a balanced diet because of the disappointment from my performance last week!” I thought for sure you were going to say after reading what I ate, it inspired you to do the opposite of what I did. LOL

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