Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Things Need to Change

Out of consideration for Chris and Robby, and well, I suppose for my own well being, I need to own up to my unhealthy eating habits, and change them.  Since I'm breastfeeding, I can eat ungodly amounts of food and still lose weight.  Therefore, I have been using this opportunity to put absolute crap into my body.  Chris wants this to change so that he can lose his sympathy weight.  Robby wants this to change so that he can grow into a healthy young man.  And, I guess..., I want this to change for their sake.  And for my future health.  Right?

Yesterday's consumption:

Breakfast:  Corn flakes, soy milk, raspberries, orange juice (still doing well here!)
Snack: Pasta salad (2.5 cups), granola bar, nectarine (hmm...going downhill)
Lunch: Grilled cheese, hot dog (doh)
Snack: 1.5 dry blueberry waffles
Dinner: 2 pieces of veggie pizza
Snack: 1 cup moosetracks ice cream

Yeah, so...I cringe looking at that.  But then, miracle of miracles, I plug it into my favorite little device.  (This is by no means compensated, they don't know me, I just love them.)  Calorie Count!!!!

This site is great because it not only tracks calories, but activity, water, and analyzes your day for nutritional value!  Ignore that I screwed up where I put a few of the items, but here is what yesterday's breakdown looked like for me:

Shockingly, this only worked out to 2,335 calories, and my nutrition was actually pretty good!  I would never have guessed.  I still could probably at least drop the hot dog.  ;)  But, when I woke up this morning, I was STILL down another 2 pounds.  I'm still above my wedding weight by a couple pounds, so I'm not stressing, but I will be trying to get the extra calories in more healthy ways from now on.  Yes, I suppose I care about the men in my life.  Love ya more than hot dogs!  ;)

***Clarification:  I'm NOT counting calories, but I put all this in just to see how ridiculous yesterday was.***

Any suggestions on high calorie foods that are, perhaps, a better choice than hot dogs?  


  1. I have an unnatural love for hot dogs... I'm actually embarrassed about it, but seriously... I could eat them all day every day. That's disturbing, isn't it? I feel like it probably is...

    However, I would have totally glanced at your food from yesterday and been all, "WAY TO GO! Best health food eater ever!" Mainly because I refuse to acknowledge cheese as anything other than "health food" but that's just me and you probably shouldn't listen to me...

  2. I don't watch calories, so I am not sure... but I am breastfeeding so these are the foods that help keep me "full" a little longer than other foods ;) Cottage cheese and eggs (both high in protein), quinoa, hummus with whole wheat pitas, guacamole with blue corn chips. (Wholey Guacamole makes 100 calorie packs... which fill you up but more importantly are the perfect amount for a snack and you don't have to worry about eating the rest that day), almonds and other nuts, and fig newtons :)

  3. I heart Calorie Count. On another hand, what I am donig during this bf stage is I am not counting calories...but I am choosing healthier foods. Like fruit and yogurt for snacks, etc. So far it's working out pretty well. A lot of the times our babies and milk production take out more calories than you know.