Try saying that title 5 times fast 😉
So I was wondering since I stopped documenting every bite that went in my mouth on the web, if I was still eating as many fruits & veggies as I used to, if I was eating enough, etc… yesterday I decided to find out. I snapped photos of all my food & entered everything into 411fit.com to find out my total calorie count & percentages of carbs vs protein vs fat. How did I do?
Let’s find out…
But first, runners… I’m going to need some more input &/or encouragement from you. Week 7 of Couch to 5k is getting me down. Let me explain… yesterday I started off with a breakfast of champions:
265 calories / 42 g carbs / 3 g fat / 19 g protein
A little heavy? Or too little?
I wasn’t going wogging right away… in fact, I waited a couple hours before I was able to hit the pavement, so I thought it had plenty of time to settle.
Eventually I laced up my shoes (that will be replaced at some point this weekend!) and whistled for my running partner. Unfortunately her gentle leader is still missing, so I instead put on her regular collar, heavy leash & electric collar, while in my hand I had my iPhone and the controller to the electric collar. Let me tell you… that’s TOO much stuff to run with.
Side note: before I get hate emails about the electric collar, let me explain. I have never shocked my pup! There is a “bad noise” feature that if I push a button and she hears it, she stops doing whatever “bad” thing she’s into. It works wonders if she’s trying to eat goose poop.
However, when she pulls on the leash and I push the “bad noise”, she simply freaks out and pulls harder. Lesson learned.
Plus we had 2 dogs chase after us, which screwed with my pace.
At the end, I had made it the 25 minutes, but it wasn’t pretty. In fact, I felt so awkward the whole time. Although I did find breathing through my nose helped a bit with the side cramps (THANKS to those that suggested that! :))
How long until I hit my stride?? I have to run 25 minutes again to finish out week 7, then I know the time will get bumped up again. AHhh! I’m trying not to think of that yet…. TiPs?!
I may not know how to run yet, but I do know how to make a mean Mediterranean wrap…
274 calories / 25 g carb / 18 g fat / 13 g protein
& I noshed on some more grapes… I found these at Healthy Home Market. They are organically grown in the USA! Rare find… I was excited 🙂
110 calories / 29 g carbs / 0 g fat / 1 g protein
A little while later I snacked on some plain corn. Surprising incredibly sweet… I’d forgotten how sweet corn is on it’s own…. thus the high carb content!
100 calories / 21 g carb / 1 g fat / 3 g protein
It reminded me of using corn for bait… & I felt like a fish.
Late afternoon was snack time!
330 calories / 41 g carb / 16 g fat / 7 g protein
& mocktail hour! 🙂 The awesome people at POM Wonderful sent me some of their POM juice to try. I’ve always seen it in stores, but somehow never took the plunge and bought. But I believe I’ll be doing so in the future! Not only is it tasty, but it has a ton of nutritional benefits!
Check out the facts here.
I didn’t have much on hand, so I kept it simple…
selter water + POM (about 1/2 the bottle) + fresh limes =
80 calories / 20 g carb /0 fat / 0 protein
a happy hour, indeed!
Then, into the kitchen… I snacked on Nannie’s homemade pickles…
0 calories (but sodium!)
while shaving… no… skinning… shoot! What the heck do you do to carrots??
Whatever it’s called, I came across some crazy carrots in the process…
45 calories / 11 g carbs / 0 g fat / 1.5 g protein
And I snacked on a few of those funny carrots while I whipped up an easy dinner.
220 calories / 19 g carbs / 4 g fat / 23 g protein
I snacked on this while I prepared for a big meeting I have today… but it didn’t take long until I turned into this:
Laugh it up. I’m well aware my butt looks large ‘n in charge, but that’s only because… IT IS 😉 Don’t hate.
So my totals for the day?
1425 calories / 208 g carbs / 43 g fat / 69 g protein
Some people may think my fat content is a little high, but it works for me. 🙂
What nutrient do you think you eat more of than “people say you should”?
Mine is probably fat 🙂 YUM… satiating fat. At least it’s usually the healthy kind 😉