Food Journal | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans


Posted by lisa on February 6, 2009

This post is more of a note to myself than anything else.  I wanted to write down everything I ate for Thursday.  Writing down what goes in my mouth really makes me feel more accountable for my actions.  Over time, I think I will see a pattern to my eating habits.  I am going to try and do this for the time-being until I can get my eating under control.  I will post a few times a week with my “menu” and you can guys can peek inside as to what is going in my mouth.  Nourishment and truly necessary or pure junk?!!!!!

Thur 2/5


  • 1 serving of strawberry shredded wheat with 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups of coffee with skim milk and splenda


  • salad with oil and vinegar dressing
  • Lean Cuisine Chicken a la Orange
  • 1/2 cup Honey Hut Chex Mix


  • Key Lime Ribs (one large rib)
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • salad


  • 1 oatmeal chocolate chip cookie
  • 2 WW choc peanut butter frozen cookie 
  • 1/2 cup trail mix
  • bag of light butter popcorn (yeah, I ate the WHOLE bag)

Anaylsis of my daily eating

  • I do really well with watching what I eat during the day.
  • However, after the kids are in bed for the night, my desire to “snack” comes out with a vengenance.
  • My “food discipline” is at it’s lowest from 8pm-11pm.
  • I need to up my veggies/fruit intake, as well as dairy.
  • I need to count servings of dairy, fruit/veggies AND water intake.
  • I think I need to increase my breakfast foods and maybe give myself a breakfast snack.  I have heard that if you have a good, nice healthy breakfast (in my case, a little more food), than you won’t be as hungry throughout the day.  Has anyone heard of this before?  I’m not a big breakfast person but I think this might be key for me.  I also think it plays a role in how well my nursing sessions go for the day.