the long road to healthy

July 9, 2009

9 juillet

Filed under: fitness, nutrition — karena @ 6:47 pm

As promised, a daily accountability thread:

Dietary Honesty:

0730: coffee (w/ sf Davinci’s syrup and light soy mlk) and a banana
1010: another coffee with 9 strawberries
1200: bowl of vegetarian chili, one piece of sourdough bread, and vegan “buttery” spread, iced tea (no sugar, lots of lemon)
1300: decaf tea with light soy milk and half a splenda packet
1730: (here’s where things get dicey) a couple sips from my husband’s beer, a slice of gouda, 3 cherry tomatoes, the crusts off half a grilled cheese sandwich, and two spoonfuls of tomato soup. ((kids’ supper time, since J had to rush back into town for something and I’ll be eating later with him)
1900: rice (brown and white) topped with zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, and pine nuts (a pretty large portion, but pretty low-cal, all things considered; and, of course, a glass of red wine
2045: about two cups of popcorn, no butter, water


push up challenge: level 1, week 1, day 3 – completed
sit up challenge: level 1, week 1, day 3 – completed
step count: 14,330

That’s a night for me. I’m sure I’ll walk a couple hundred more steps, and may have another glass of wine. If so, I’ll let you know tomorrow. Reflections: the mess up of timing around supper time gave me a bit of a problem. I certainly didn’t need that early-evening snack. I’m used to eating fairly early, around 6PM, with my kids. Roughly, this puts me at 1600-1800 calories, which seems a little high, but not weight-gainingly so. I guess that’s what tracking is all about. REALLY seeing how much I’m eating, and what I can do to adjust it.



  1. It really does help to watch those calories add up on paper or in this case your blog/computer screen! It will help you tremendously! You’re doing great so just keep it up! Go Blue!!

    Comment by Ann G — July 10, 2009 @ 4:56 am

  2. So I’m guessing you haven’t eaten anything in a number of days, since there is no accounting of your food intake since the 9th, huh?? joking of course!! Hope you are doing well!!

    Comment by Ann G — July 13, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

  3. Ann — you crack me up! Actually, the kiddos were pretty sick, and blogging fell by the wayside. And e-mails, etc. (Sadly, though, I found time to eat!)

    Comment by karena — July 18, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

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