I had to keep track of what I ate for a day for something, so I figured – why not take pictures and post a What I Ate Wednesday?
This is 1 scrambled egg with some swiss (Jarlsberg) and sauteed onions. I also had a slice of whole grain toast with butter, a pear (some of it is unpictured – I was snacking as I prepped the plate), some sliced tomato (from Maria’s garden in NJ – Maria is my Grammie’s caretaker), sauteed onions, and sauerkraut (homemade by Maria).
It was really delicious. I have been eating a lot of sauerkraut lately because Maria gave me a big container of it.
I also had an unpictured 1/2 cup of coffee with coconut creamer.
This was from a place called Essen. They have a hot/cold bar so I got a little bit of everything – salad, fish, chicken, cauliflower, and a piece of a turkey wrap.
Unpictured lunch dessert: iced coffee with cream + 1 mini reeses cup.
Afternoon snack: the picture came out terribly, so I will just explain – I had some veggie sides from an organic store a few blocks from my office. A couple squashes (kabocha and acorn) and a small scoop of curry stew.
Dinner: was with Bobby and a friend at Bareburger. (The friend recently got a job at my company and he wanted to take us out.) I got the “California” burger with a farmers quinoa veggie burger. It came in a lettuce wrap with avocado, cheddar, watercress, and tomato (hold the onions). We all shared the rings & fries side with assorted ketchups. (These are not my pictures; I didn’t really want to bust out the camera in public.)
Dessert: was a couple small peaches from my Grammie’s peach tree. Another NJ find.
By the time we got home it was late and B and I both crashed into bed. Another productive Wednesday
What is your favorite kind of burger?
Mine is anything with avocado / bacon / cheese!
Wanted to pop in again (3 times in 4 days – a recent record!) to give an update on…
1) The Cleanse: Here is What I Ate Wednesday:
Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg whites + ground black sesame & black pepper.
Lunch: Mixed greens salad with a hard-boiled egg & 3/4 cup of chickpeas (yum! my stomach doesn’t like beans that much but the taste was worth it – delish) + 1T EVOO + 1T balsamic vinegar.
Snack: 1/2 cup artichoke hearts (these were in a bit of oil) + 2/3 cup Greek yogurt (yogurt not on the plan – but I was quite hungry at this point).
At this point we go off plan… who was I kidding – I have to make these things work with my lifestyle and my height (5’10″ – this plan must be about 800 calories and that is a third of what I eat in a day). But I did make it work for me – keep reading…
Dinner: Chinese food – I had a bowl of egg drop soup with chicken & corn in it + a bite of a pork bun (Bobby ate the rest) + chicken/shrimp/pork and veggies in very little white sauce (we always ask for very little sauce – I don’t know what it would be like with a normal amount because I feel like “very little” is too much most of the time). We had some pineapple, orange, and lychee at the end of the meal (complimentary) and I had a few sips of red wine.
Dessert: small bowl of lactaid ice cream with PB2 and a piece of Lily’s no sugar added coconut dark chocolate (it’s sweetened with stevia).
So overall – didn’t stick to the plan, but pretty close up until dinnertime. And I was able to avoid the rice and usual snack-tooth I have at night. I am definitely pleased with the way this is going. I will continue to eat (pretty) cleanly for as long as I can – I’m already feeling less bloaty.
I have to be honest, after looking at the cleanse plan again, it is really low in calories – I get that it’s only for four days but I did not realize how low-cal it was! It’s a good inspiration but it must be beefed up. I don’t like the idea of crash-dieting – crashing is usually followed by bingeing in my experience. But onto the next…
2) My curtains! I love them. I got the curtains on sale at West Elm and I also got the rods at West Elm (though not on sale).
You can’t really see in this light (this is taken at night, and with Instagram no less) but the paint color on the walls is called Hazlewood by Benjamin Moore. I think it’s my favorite BM color.
I think that is about it… Oh! I joined this DietBet via Roni’s Weigh. Feel free to join along if you are trying to lose a little bit of weight. You just put in $20 and if you have lost 4% of your body weight by the end (4 weeks) you get to split the pot with the other people who also lost 4%. I have to lose about 5.6 pounds to make the goal. I think that is reasonable and doable in a month – plus it is what I want to lose anyway! I was quite bloaty at my weighin so I am actually down 2 pounds already – hah. I believe today is the last day to join.
Happy Thursday! Almost the weekend!
P.S. I stayed up until 2am last night watching Downton Abbey. I love this show – I’m already ahead of where we are in the states – I found the rest of the episodes online. However, I feel like I am in college and now I have to go to an early morning class – except my class is from 10am to 7pm! Oops.
What did I eat yesterday? Let’s see…
Breakfast was a small bowl of brown rice with a fried egg on top, a baby persimmon, and a little tangerine. Also coffee of course.
Snack – my coworker brought me an apple from the farmers’ market! (Note – I don’t usually eat this much fruit because it makes me break out. It was kind of an accident. I’ve been getting up early since coming back from the trip and that means I get hungry earlier too, and fruit is a good go-to, quick snack for me… as long as I don’t have too much of it.)
Lunch – a big salad from Just Salad:
- romaine and mesclun base (extra lettuce please)
- a hard-boiled egg
- roasted butternut squash and roasted beets
- beans and corn
- broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes
- horseradish-chive dressing
And a macaron (from Japan) for lunch-dessert. I also had a little thing of seaweed on the side (a habit I picked up in Japan) called Mozuku:
It usually comes in a small plastic container like this:
It’s watery and you just peel off the top and slurp/drink it all down. LOVE this. Mozuku is great at breakfast too.
For dinner I met up with Bobby at Buddha BBeeQ which is a little Korean/Asian/Fusion place really close to our apartment. We shared these scallion pancakes to start (each had 1.5). “3 palm-sized pancakes with scallions & zucchini. crispy crust & soft center” (My picture)
I got 2 huge temaki rolls - Chicken Basil Roll - grilled chicken breast, tangy soy glaze, fresh thai basil pesto (peanuts), pickled asian beets, avocado, roasted red bell pepper & grilled zucchini. Really good! Ate them both. Bobby got the K BBeeQ plate with chicken – “a classic grilled korean dish. Our hearty, fruit infused soy based marinade addictive in its classic balance of sweet & savory“. It was just teriyaki chicken, white rice, and a salad. Very delicious as well.
Here is what mine looked like (source):
Then we got a kids cup of ice cream (“Trick Oreo Treat”) at Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins to share (yes we share a kiddie size), and then we went home. We both crashed into bed before the clock hit 9pm.
How was your Wednesday? What did YOU eat Wednesday?