EDIT: well this morning 5-1-10 I put in my food on my tracker and even though I kinda geussed at some things I think I came up with a pretty acurate depiction of my calories for yesterday. After I got everything in it came up to: 2323 calories... thats about 570 calories over my calorie range.... so its a high day but not tooooo terribly bad. I will do much better today.
well every other weekend I have to take my son to see my X husband and he lives on the other side of the state from me. We meet half way and thats a 7 hour round trip drive for me.... so every other friday I spend half the day in the car. Not very happy for me and not happy for eating healthy but I try.
So I dident track my calories today and even though I could talley them all up now, Im exausted after getting up at 4:30am with my one year old and then we had to take my daughter an hour away to south carolina to my mother in laws house because she dosent do well on the 7 hour drive.... So we left from our house at around 11:30am and then I spent the majority of the rest of the day in the car.
But I kept track of my food with pictures all day and tryed to make smart choices.... Or at least not horrible choices.
But anyway here is my day of eating.
Breakfast: 1 cup caramel delight cereal & 1/2 cup 1% milk
Snack as Im running out the door at 11:00: Strawberry smoothy with a scoop of protien powder .... this is around 260 calories
Lunch: Mcdonalds Classic grilled chicken with no mayo.... I asked for no mayo at least and they gave me mayo anyway so I had to take the top bun and scrape all the crap off of it and core out the bun where all the mayo had soaked in... I got it all off though.
I asked for no mayo and here is what I got.... I geuss they thought I said extra mayo because there was about a 1/4 cup of the stuff on it.
Snack: granola bar.... I wasent too hungry but I was sleepy... horrible reason to eat but I did it anyway. sigh
Snack: two hours later we stopped at walmart and I ended up getting some more snacks there.... I had a bottled water, 1/2 a carton of strawberries, 1/2 a banana & 1 mini snickers & 2 pringles over the next few hours.
We desided to wait to get home before we ate dinner because I wanted to sit down somewhere and eat so once we got home around 9:00 we went to ruby tuesday.
Me and hubby split the asian dumplings
I had a salad with light ranch & crutons (bad but I love them) & a small amount of broccoli salad (really bad but I love it too)
We ordered an avocado turkey burger with no mayo..... well geuss what I got.... a turkey burger loaded with mayo
So I snapped that picture (forgot to turn the flash off) and the waiter saw and came over and asked if everything was ok... he was looking at me all suspisious for the rest of the night. I told him about the mayo and sent the burger back to the kitchen and got a new one in about 20 minutes.
When we were almost done with the meal I geuss the waiter couldent stand it anymore and when he was filling up our water glasses he asked if I took a picture of my burger. I told him that I had a food blog on the internet.... his face looked really worried and my husband clarified for me that I keep track of the food I eat for weight loss. Im sure the guy thought I was writing nasty food reveiws online and was going to write up ruby tuesdays or something. IDK. He kinda gave us worse service after sending the burger back... maybe because of the picture I took... IDK... we gave him a 20% tip anyway though. Im sure it wasent his fault about there being mayo on the burger and I wasent so upset about it anyway.
I just wanted a burger with no mayo... not too much to ask for.
Anyway, now I am stuffed an looking back on all the pictures I took today I feel like a freakin pig. I did make better choices that maybe I normaly would have and when you think about it... the munching I did is prob no different than I normaly would have done... Its just all out in the open now and I cant hide behind a bad memory. I know exactly how much I ate and it was prob alot more than my calorie range allowed for the day.... but one day is not going to kill me and I will make up for it in the next week. I normaly have a high calorie day on friday or saturday anyway.
Now Im off for some much needed R&R. Its been a long day.