2012 End of Year Food Log

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I’m just going to slip this food log into a post to archive it and clear the food log page for a new year. This last food log really was just for me to get a sense of what I actually eat and be mindful of what it is I’m eating through the hardest time of the year for me. With the new year, I’m going to do another food log, but this time with some goals in mind. First, I’m going to detail a bit more on my workouts, workout time, strength, and gains. I’m starting the 5 day workout model from Bigger Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews. You can poke fun at me for reading an “ultimate male body” book, that’s ok. I’m not really trying to get bigger, per se, nor am I going to start bulking or powerlifting. The book was an amazing wake up call for me though and I really ate up the science and the no-nonsense way Matthews presents a sensible way of working out to get the most from your body, look the best, and be the healthiest. I’m all for that. Get a copy of the book and let’s talk.

One thing I know is that most of the way my body looks has nothing to do with what I do in the gym and everything to do with my diet. So, while I’ll be working harder with weights, it’s my diet that I’m going to change the most to hopefully see more physical improvements, inside and outside my body. I got sick a few too many times this last year and hopefully by eliminating some foods, I’ll build a better immune system and repair any leaky gut issues that could be causing systematic inflammation.

I’m leaning towards paleo, as I have been slowly over the last year, but once I start eating sweets at all (as you’ll see in the log below), it all goes downhill. I have to be pretty strict about sugar and grains because it’s such a slippery slope for me and the quickest way to see my body change for the worse. For the new year, I’m going to kick out all processed food, grain, sugar, legumes (including soy and peanuts), vegetable/seed oils, white potatoes, and most dairy. Honestly, I’m still debating whether or not to keep a bit of raw milk and plain yogurt. I may keep some for a while and see how I feel eliminating the other things first. I’m not ready to move on from coffee or that splash of milk in it. It would be too much all at once for my poor heart. I do know that I need to keep plenty of good carbs in, too with starchy vegetables and fruit. Call this paleo, call it primal, call it cleaner eating. It’s not a strict plan, but rather a foundation I’m trying to stand on to move in a healthier direction. I’m not ashamed of this food log or how I ate the end of this year. I managed to not gain any weight, enjoyed many big family dinners, and tried to balance the treats, sleep, dates, and limited gym time. But I know I could do better. I will.

To follow my new year food log and workouts, visit this page. I’m committing to keeping track for January only and will reassess then if I think it’s still providing benefit. It is a bother recording every bite, but oh-so-powerful!

End of Year Food Log: Nov 26 – Dec 1

Monday, November 26
Stats: weight 124.2, body fat 13%, measurements 34-28-35
breakfast: protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder with 1 banana and 2 cups of water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
32 oz water
lunch: bowl of tomato florentine soup (vegetables + noodles)
16 oz coffee with splash 2% milk
16 oz coffee with splash 2% milk (agh – too much caffeine)
workout: shoulders
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
dinner: bowl of sauteed broccoli (broccoli, coconut oil, garlic, balsamic)
1 cup cottage cheese with 2 Tbs salsa
1 cup water
16 oz jasmine tea

Tuesday, November 27
1 cup water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, salsa, topped with guacamole
lunch: big bowl of pho – chicken, broth, bean shoots, cilantro, basil, jalapeno, etc.
16 oz water
16 oz jasmine tea
2 little glasses of wine
2 oranges
1 cup water
dinner: 8 turkey pesto meatballs on bowl of spinach topped with marinara sauce
1 cup water
16 oz jasmine tea

Wednesday, November 28
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder with 8 oz water
lunch: 4 turkey pesto meatballs on bowl of spinach topped with marinara sauce
32 oz water
1″ square 88% dark chocolate
10 spiced roasted hazelnuts
1 cup coffee with splash 2% milk
protein bar (was so hungry)
workout: chest and triceps
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
1 cup coffee with splash raw milk
dinner: (date night splurge) shared a big plate of black bean, steak, cheddar, and pepper nachos with a lot of guacamole
dos equis amber
16 oz water

Thursday, November 29
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
1 cup Odwalla superfood juice
1 cup water
16 oz coffee with splash 2% milk
2 stalks celery with 3 Tbs almond butter
lunch: baked honey dijon salmon filet on spinach with bit of balsamic
1″ square chocolate
32 oz water
workout: back and biceps
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
dinner: 1 cup beef chili, small green salad with balsamic, 1/2 small potato with bacon, green onions, and sour cream
12 oz coffee with splash cream
bowl of spinach with 1/2 cup cottage cheese and splash balsamic
1 cup water

Friday, November 30
1 cup water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
workout: legs
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
1/2 filet of baked honey dijon salmon on spinach with bit of balsamic and olive oil
lunch: sandwich innards (3 slices ham, 1/2 slice swiss, mustard, 3 slices tomato, pickles) and a green salad, no dressing
16 oz coffee with splash milk
1 cup corn chowder
12 oz water
dinner: 1 1/2 mushroom burgers with 1 slice swiss cheese, 1/2 cup sauerkraut, and a lot of spinach
16 oz water
1 Tbs almond butter on a spoon (really craving fat today!)
1/2 cup sugar free tapioca pudding

Saturday, December 1
1 cup water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 5 pieces turkey bacon and an egg fried over easy
lunch: cup of egg drop soup, mongolian beef and onions, a bit of fried rice
16 oz water
16 oz amaretto latte
sugar free brownie
12 oz raspberry chia kombucha
16 oz water
2 glasses red wine
dinner: shared a cheese plate – crackers, grapes, pickled onions, honeycomb, cheve, blue, and some other soft cheese
couple bites oxtail risotto off someone else’s plate
1″ square chocolate
16 oz water
shared an appetizer sampler at an Indian place – some fried dumplings, curried beef, potatoes and peas, lots of sauces

Sunday, December 2
16 oz water with lemon
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1/2 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups chopped broccoli, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
1 cup sugar free tapioca pudding
lunch: sandwich innards: 3 hearts romaine, 3 pieces ham, dijon, 3 slices tomato, 1 slice cheddar cheese
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
dinner: shredded beef sopito, chips and salsa
16 oz water
2 glasses red wine
1 piece coconut tres leches cake
16 oz water
small handful cheez-its (good end to a big cheat weekend)

Monday, December 3
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 piece whole wheat toast, topped with guacamole, 3 pieces turkey bacon, and a fried egg over easy
16 oz cherry chia kombucha
sugar free protein bar
4 small slices honeydew melon
handful carrot sticks
handful broccoli
20 oz coffee with splash half and half
1/2 filet of baked honey dijon salmon on spinach with 1/2 cup cottage cheese and a bit of balsamic
1 piece coconut tres leches cake (dang it. need this to be gone!)
16 oz water
cup of shredded coconut lime chicken on spinach with tomatoes, cilantro, and guacamole

Tuesday, December 4
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder with 1 cup coconut milk
8 oz coffee with splash milk
lunch: 1 cup nonfat honey greek yogurt with frozen blueberries and cinnamon
16 oz decaf americano with splash half and half
32 oz water
1 packet plain tuna with splash balsamic
workout: shoulders and abs
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
1/2 cup cottage cheese, 3 pieces turkey bacon, 2 Tbs chopped tomato
dinner: cup of shredded coconut lime chicken on spinach with cilantro and guacamole
1/4 pomegranate
16 oz water
20 oz herbal tea
1 bite coconut tres leches cake (Grrrr)

Wednesday, December 5
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/2 cup egg whites, 3 pieces turkey bacon, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
workout: chest
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
16 oz water
lunch: 1 lamb kebab, 1 onion, pepper, mushroom kebab, cup of red bean soup, pickle spear
16 oz amber beer
12 oz nonfat pumpkin latte
protein bar
32 oz water
dinner: bowl of moroccan beef and sweet potato stew
1 orange
1 cup plain yogurt with 3 Tbs pomegranate seeds and dash nutmeg

Thursday, December 6
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 3 small protein pancakes with a dozen blueberries and dollup of yogurt, then 2 more with 2 tsp almond butter and 1 tsp maple syrup
16 oz water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
workout: back and biceps (50 min) + 3 mile run (29:27)
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
lunch: bowl of korean short ribs on rice, spinach, and onions
16 oz water
1 cup plain, nonfat greek yogurt
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
dinner (long date out): grilled chicken sandwich, beef slider, couple corn chips, few bites posole, 2 cake balls, 2 glasses wine (whew)
32 oz water

Friday, December 7
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 8 oz water
lunch: carne asada on lettuce, beans, pico de gallo, and guacamole
16 oz water
16 oz nonfat latte
2 stalks celery with 1 Tbs almond butter
dinner: big serving braised chard topped with an over easy egg
16 oz water
5 or 6 little cookies (oatmeal, raisin, coconut, choc chip) (agh)
20 oz decaf black chai tea with splash raw milk

Saturday, December 8
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 5 small protein pancakes and dollup of yogurt
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
2 little whole wheat chocolate chip orange walnut cookies (bake sale!)
16 oz decaf americano with splash milk
lunch: carnitas on lettuce with pico de gallo and guacamole
20 oz water
whole wheat lemon bar
workout: 1.5 hour run/hike in the foothills
32 oz water
dinner: two cod fish tacos, half cup of tomato bisque soup, handful of sweet potato fries
3 little cookies (oatmeal, raisin, coconut, choc chip)

Keeping a food log doesn’t make me feel very good when I have to keep track of so many cookies!

Sunday, December 9
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/2 cup egg whites, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole and cilantro
2 pieces turkey deli meat with slice swiss cheese and dab of dijon
4 garlic and jalapeno stuffed green olives
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
16 oz water
lunch: salmon patty with 1/4 cup cottage cheese mixed with some bubbies relish and lemon juice
1/2 cup plain oatmeal with a 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 packet stevia, and 3 Tbs pomegranate seeds
1/2 banana with 1 Tbs coconut butter
1/2 cup nonfat pumpkin frozen yogurt with Tbs blackberries
dinner: bowl of chicken coconut curry on cilantro lemon cauliflower rice
20 oz water

Monday, December 10
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
1/2 cup apple cinnamon oatmeal with 1 Tbs plain yogurt
1/2 banana with 1 tsp almond butter
32 oz herbal immune support tea with 2 tsp honey and bit of raw milk
1 1/2 low fat whole grain blueberry buttermilk muffins
lunch: bowl of chicken coconut curry on cilantro lemon cauliflower rice
16 oz water
16 oz chai tea with splash raw milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt with 2 Tbs pomegranate seeds
16 oz herbal tea with honey (oof. too much tea. sore throat)
dinner: palm sized serving of pork tenderloin with a cup of creamed kale and one of my mom’s little whole wheat potato rolls with a dab of honey butter
12 oz herbal tea with honey

Tuesday, December 11
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz herbal tea
breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1 Tbs almond butter and 1/2 packet stevia
1 low fat whole grain blueberry buttermilk muffin
20 oz coffee with splash raw milk
lunch: serving of moussaka, 1/2 banana
16 oz herbal tea with milk and tsp honey
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
1 orange
16 oz herbal tea with milk and tsp honey
dinner: piece of meatloaf, 1/4 plain baked potato with 1/3 cup cottage cheese, big serving of bacon and craisin roasted broccoli
1 chocolate chip cookie
bite of mom’s cheesecake
1 cup herbal tea

Wednesday, December 12
1 cup water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 32 oz plain nonfat kefir
16 oz water
lunch: bowl of Tuscan kidney bean, kale, sausage, potato soup and a grilled chicken kebab
32 oz water
16 oz decaf americano with splash half and half
16 oz lavender kombucha
1 low fat whole grain blueberry buttermilk muffin
dinner: bowl of sauteed spinach, bacon, craisins, and broccoli and a serving of moussaka
16 oz herbal tea with tsp honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt with tsp raspberry jam
1 cup water with lemon

Thursday, December 13
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
16 oz peppermint tea
32 oz water
lunch: small bowl of sauteed spinach, bacon, craisins, and broccoli and a serving of moussaka
16 oz 2% milk latte
workout: chest and triceps (1 hour) 3 mile run (28:58)
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 1 cup water
16 oz water
1 low fat whole grain blueberry buttermilk muffin
1/2 banana with 1 tsp almond butter
dinner: bowl of coconut green curry soup with shrimp
16 oz water
1/2 piece mom’s cheesecake

Friday, December 14
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
32 oz coffee with splash milk
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 1 cup water
16 oz water
lunch – bbq bacon burger and small green salad, no dressing
protein shake – 1 scoop protein with 1 cup water
20 oz cinnamon apple herbal tea
16 oz water
dinner: bowl of coconut green curry soup with shrimp and a spinach salad with grilled chicken, topped with guacamole
32 oz carrot cake rooibos tea

Saturday, December 15
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: protein shake – 1 banana, 2 cups coconut milk, 1 scoop protein powder
32 oz earl grey cream tea with splash raw milk
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
1 whole wheat lime sugar cookie
lunch: small bowl of chicken cauliflower curry and 1/2 salmon patty with few tablespoons cottage cheese
2 whole wheat double chocolate cookies
20 oz earl grey cream tea with splash raw milk
dinner: 12 baked turkey meatballs with marinara sauce over spinach
16 oz water

Sunday, December 16
8 oz water with 8 oz real grape juice
16 oz earl grey cream tea with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 banana with 1 Tbs almond butter
16 oz water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
lunch: bowl of coconut green curry soup (Aurelia ate all my shrimp)
16 oz americano with splash milk
spinach salad with grilled chicken, topped with guacamole
dinner: 6 baked turkey meatballs with marinara sauce sauteed with spinach, bite of rump roast, small serving garlic smashed potatoes with gravy, spicy sauteed green beans
16 oz water
big slice banana nut cake with cream cheese frosting
16 oz green caramel tea with splash raw milk

Monday, December 17
8 oz water with 8 oz real grape juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 1/2 chicken sausage, 2 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
32 oz water
lunch: spinach salad with bacon, grilled chicken, walnuts and hard boiled egg, no dressing
3 whole wheat lime sugar cookies and 1 brownie bite (work christmas party)
16 oz water
workout: cardio, abs, chest
protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder with 12 oz water
12 oz cherry chia kombucha
dinner: 2 slices pizza (mozzarella, smoked bleu cheese, ham, apples & balsamic caramelized onions) and 6 pieces baguette with dip (goat cheese, garlic, thyme, and lemon)
2 stout beers (dinner date)
32 oz water

Tuesday, December 18
8 oz water with 8 oz real grape juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 1/2 chicken sausage, 3 cups spinach, 3 Tbs salsa, topped with bit of shredded swiss
32 oz water
16 oz peppermint tea
17 oz pre-mixed protein shake
12 oz americano with splash milk
6 spiced hazelnuts
3 whole wheat chocolate cookies
workout: cardio and supersets
protein bar
dinner: 3 barbacoa tacos with cilantro, lime, onion, and salsa. bowl of lettuce with bit of spiced ground beef, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, and salsa.
16 oz water
24 oz carrot cake rooibos tea

Wednesday, December 19
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1/2 cup plain oatmeal with 2 Tbs blueberries, shake cinnamon, and 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
16 oz peppermint tea
4 whole wheat chocolate cookies
20 oz americano with splash milk
lunch: small portion rump roast, pile of caramelized onions and green beans, scoop of smashed potatoes and gravy
workout: shoulders and glutes (1 hour), HIIT (15 minutes)
protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder in 12 oz water
half piece banana walnut cake with cream cheese frosting
16 oz earl grey cream tea with splash raw milk
dinner: baked lemon dijon salmon filet over smashed garlic potatoes with parsley
16 oz water
teaspoon of coconut butter

Thursday, December 20
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1/2 cup plain oatmeal with 2 Tbs plum jam, and 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
16 oz coffee with splash half and half
24 oz peppermint tea
lunch: turkey sandwich with brie, fig jam, dijon, apple, and greens on country bread. green side salad with cashews and parmesean, no dressing.
32 oz water
gluten free vegan vanilla cupcake (thanks, Dwayne!)
protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder in 8 oz water
16 oz decaf americano with splash half and half
2 cinnamon sugar cookies (thanks, Hayley!)
24 oz caramel green tea
dinner: baked lemon dijon salmon filet over heap of butter and garlic sauteed green beans

Friday, December 21
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 chicken sausage, a small handful of parsley, and 2 Tbs shredded swiss
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
16 oz water
lunch: huevos rancheros (2 eggs over easy, salsa, 2 corn tortillas, little refried beans)
20 oz water
8 little peppernut cookies (thanks, Kati!)
dinner: bowl of sesame beef, broccoli, and peppers with chili paste
4 spicy molasses cookies and 1 russian tea cookie (baking, really over indulged)
16 oz water

I’m on holiday break now and home baking with family for the foreseeable week, so this is where the treats will really be hard to moderate. Trying to just relax and let go of feeling too guilty about it.

Saturday, December 22
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 piece bacon, 2 Tbs shredded cheddar, and 2 Tbs salsa
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
lunch: bowl of sesame beef, broccoli, and peppers with chili paste on brown rice noodles
2 chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
1/2 orange
16 oz water
1/2 cup cottage cheese
12 oz peppermint green tea
dinner: party hors d’ oeuvres – pickled beets, pickles, kalamata olives, crackers and spicy jam and cheese, stuffed mushrooms, and probably more – lots of noshing
1 mug of hot buttered rum
1 cup water

Sunday, December 23
20 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
1/2 orange
brunch: big piece herby salmon swiss crustless quiche with dollop greek yogurt
16 oz water
2 small molasses cookies
spoon of greek yogurt
1 cup mexican hot chocolate – made with water
lunch: bowl of garlicy sauteed green beans
16 oz water
1/2 sugar cookie
dinner: tomato creamed spinach (a whole box frozen spinach) on cup of brown rice noodles with 2 Tbs feta
16 oz peppermint green tea

Monday, December 24
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 1/2 cup spicy ground beef, and 2 Tbs salsa
16 oz coffee with splash cream
1 cup cottage cheese with sprinkle of black sesame seeds
1 molasses cookie
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
lunch: bowl of cream of celery soup
piece of dense chocolate cake
16 oz decaf chai with splash cream
dinner: portion of nut crusted beef roast with 3/4 cup roasted sweet potatoes, 3 Tbs horseradish sour cream, and 1/2 cup balsamic braised baby kale
16 oz water
piece of dense chocolate cake

Tuesday, December 25
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: piece of dense chocolate cake (merry christmas to me)
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
lunch: big slice apple dutch baby pancake, spoonful of blackberry sauce, and 2 pieces bacon
16 oz water
1 orange
second lunch: bowl of cream of celery soup
1 molasses cookie
2 garlic and jalapeno stuffed green olives
dinner: roast goat with tomatoes and onions on mashed squash topped with few Tbs garlic yogurt and capers. bacon baby kale salad with balsamic
16 oz water
piece of dense chocolate cake

Wednesday, December 26
16 oz water
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 1/2 piece bacon, 2 cups baby kale, and 2 Tbs salsa, topped with guacamole
1/2 orange
lunch: small bowl of roast goat with tomatoes and onions on mashed squash topped with few Tbs garlic yogurt and capers
piece of dense chocolate cake (still heaven)
16 oz peppermint green tea
1 spoonful of coconut butter
workout: chest and tricept (45 min) plus HIIT cardio (15 min)
protein shake – 1 scoop protein powder with 8 oz water
16 oz water
dinner: bowl of chocolate chili on squash, topped with cilantro, lime juice, green onion, and 2 Tbs guacamole
1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt

Thursday, December 27
20 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites, 2 cups spinach, and 2 Tbs salsa, topped with bit of feta
16 oz sugar free vanilla latte
32 oz water
16 oz decaf americano with splash milk
protein bar
workout: back and biceps (30 min)
lunch: small bowl of roast goat with tomatoes and onions on mashed squash topped with few Tbs garlic yogurt and capers
1/3 piece of dense chocolate cake
1/2 orange
16 oz water
1 apple with 2 Tbs almond butter
dinner: 1 cup BBQ pulled pork and a cup of bacon and spinach salad topped with aged balsamic
1 molasses cookie and 1 sugar cookie
16 oz peppermint green tea

Friday, December 28
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: piece of apple dutch baby pancake with 1 Tbs almond butter
16 oz water
12 oz coffee with splash raw milk
16 oz decaf americano with splash half and half
lunch: 1 1/2 cups BBQ pulled pork topped with tons of cilantro
4 russian tea cookies and 1 sugar cookie
dinner: spinach topped with grilled steak, guacamole, onions, cilantro, and salsa
16 oz water
2 scoops vanilla ice cream topped with homemade blackberry sauce

Saturday, December 29
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: piece of apple dutch baby pancake with 1 Tbs almond butter
16 oz water
lunch: carnitas on lettuce with pico de gallo and guacamole
16 oz coffee with splash milk
1 apple with 1 Tbs almond butter
dinner: chicken thigh from moroccan roast chicken, scoop of apricot/onion/date sauce, 1 cup quinoa, 1/2 cup braised kale
1 cup no sugar added peach raspberry nut crisp on 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

Sunday, December 30
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
breakfast: 1 egg scrambled with 1/3 cup egg whites with 2 cups spinach, 2 pieces bacon, splash balsamic
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
lunch: bowl of chocolate chili on squash, topped with cilantro, lime juice, and green onion
16 oz water with wedge lime
dinner: (big family dinner) prime rib with horseradish sauce, garlic mashed sweet potatoes, cup of steamed broccoli
1 piece butterscotch fudge, skinny slice chocolate fudge cake, piece of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, taste gingerbread with pumpkin mousse (agghh. too much!)
12 oz decaf chai tea with splash milk

Monday, December 31
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
16 oz water with splash lemon juice
16 oz coffee with splash raw milk
lunch: spinach and arugula salad with grilled chicken, pine nuts, and bit of bacon and a piece of fresh, warm, wonderful bread (talk about day before new year resolutions) with balsamic
16 oz water
16 oz earl gray tea
1 cup of kashi cereal with 1 cup raw milk
dinner: hamburger patty with slice of swiss and grilled onions, handful of sweet potato fries
2-3 glasses wine (nye party)
16 oz water
(talk about day before new year resolutions!)

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4 thoughts on “2012 End of Year Food Log

  1. Hi Sarah-

    After taking a peek at your food log and reading that you’ve been sick a lot, you might not be eating enough to support your life and exercise. I have been following a diet with the calorie/macro suggestions from this particular calculator http://www.1percentedge.com/ifcalc/ I don’t do intermittent fasting but have found this to be a good place to be nutritionally for fat loss/strength gains. I haven’t lost much weight yet (I’m sure I’ve lost some body fat and gained some muscle) but have definitely had some good gains in strength and don’t feel deprived or weak in the least! Anyway, there is obviously a lot of science behind hormones and food and exercise but it’s been working for me so far! Cheers and here is to the new year!

  2. Thank you, Chelsea! I’ll look into it. I do notice my immunity is down when I eat sugar, but it’s possible I’m not fueling enough. I certainly don’t want my body to be holding back when I could be burning more and getting stronger!

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