I don't normally discuss food on this blog because I'm not a chef who cooks pretty food and frankly, I find constant discussions of food to be mindbogglingly boring. However, I can see how it could be greatly amusing to people to see how I actually eat (hint: it's probably worse than you imagined). Let's not blame pregnancy for this either, because this really isn't that much different from how I normally eat.
Breakfast: 2 sandwiches with roast beef (microwaved to kill bacteria, but still tasty) and sharp cheddar. These are just the normal, original English muffins (gasp! White flour!).
|This is seriously how I start my day. Screw oatmeal.|
For my beverage, I cracked this open. This is 2 quarts and will last about 24 hours, if I supplement with water and juice. At this point in my pregnancy, I normally drink about 4 quarts of fluid a day (yes, this one I will blame on pregnancy).
|Who needs coffee?|
After I ate this, I took the stroller and the dog for a 2.2 mile run before hitting toddler story time at the library. By the time we got back, it was just time for Faith to throw some epic tantrums about the dog touching her special blanket and for me to make her some lunch. Normally I'll eat something when she does, but I waited until she went down for her nap because this was spicy and she insists on trying it and then crying about the spice.
|Cold sesame noodles with red pepper oil|
To cool off my mouth from the spice, I had some of this too:
|Let's not pretend that I used a glass|
Then I had a few Twizzlers to round it all out:
|Tired of looking at my hands yet?|
After I ate those, I hit the treadmill for 4.3 miles (to make an even 6.5 for the day). Once I was done, I was thirsty and hungry again, so I had second lunch.
For dinner I made pasta (white flour again!) with spinach-feta chicken sausage, spinach, and tomato sauce. I try to cook healthier at night for my husband who has to actually work all day and doesn't have time to work out.
Then later tonight I have this waiting for me in the fridge:
|It needs to be chilled for maximum enjoyment|
|I knew Mommy was doing stuff like this while I slept!|
Then before bed I always have a glass of milk (I actually use a glass when my husband is home, I'm classy like that). That's just a pregnancy thing because otherwise I wake up in the middle of the night with the need to graze. Milk keeps me satiated until morning...well at least it should until I hit that point in the 3rd trimester when I'm up at 3am eating Fudgesicles and cereal.
So there you have it, an unedited and unaltered log of my food all day. I can see why people would change the way they eat if they plan on putting it all on the internet, but I resisted that urge. I was too lazy to make kale chips and write up my claims about how they taste just like potato chips. Besides, I don't think I've ever seen anyone else post a food log so devoid of fruits and vegetables, so I have that going for me.
So did my daily eats shock and appall you? Or do you agree with me that I'm living the dream?