Sunday, February 27, 2011

can't even pronounce it.

Today I worked more on the policy analysis paper.  I will be so happy when tomorrow comes so that I can finally just turn it in and get it off my hands and out of my mind! 

Today's Agenda:
No workout
(Well unless you wanna count pacing back and forth whilst thinking about that darn paper...)


180 g bulk red radishes and about 90 g of peeled turnips, boiled in no-sodium chicken broth
60 g of egg beaters and 2 real egg whites cooked as a spinach omelet
THIS biscuit.  Tastes just like the cheddar biscuits at Red Lobster that I haven't had in years
All smothered in low carb ketchup and Walden Farms pancake syrup


Chicken parmigiana
55 g left over shredded chicken breast (not the canned kind)
1 oz no salt added tomato sauce
7 g of Swiss cheese (I had no Mozzarella, unfortunately.  But I was happy to find out that Swiss is low sodium)
about a 1/2 tsp of grated parmesan....
all on top and in between a ONE MINUTE MUFFIN sans sweetener that I formed into a bun.  It was really a twenty minute muffin, because I used the oven instead of the microwave.  I used 13 g of golden flaxseed meal and 13 g of Jennifer's Splendid Low-Carb Baking mix, a serving of egg beaters instead of an egg, and a tsp of Smart Balance Light instead of butter.  Hey, be easy on me.  I'm still recovering!

Cream of Broccoli Soup
About a cup and a half (I didn't bother to measure) of leftover steamed broccoli, pulsed in the Ninja
About a TBSP of onions (again I didn't bother to measure)

1/2 C of Unsweetened Original Almond Breeze 
1/2 C of no-sodium chicken broth
Some seasonings (I think I did basil, onion powder, all spice, summa this summa that lol)

The rest of the meals were exact duplicates of yesterday:

PB and J on a low carb tortilla

My version of Crack Slaw
Hot chocolate

Bedtime Snack:
Yogurt and usual fixings
Another piece of that yummy cinnamon-raisin bread

So, after watching Food Inc. and discussing it with my mother, I told her that I was thinking about trying a more primal diet. Trying to sound "intelligent", I suggested I was going to indulge in more paleo-friendly food choices.  Unfortunately, I pronounced it "Pah-lay-oh" (forgive me for having two years of Spanish!) and she quickly corrected me and said it was pronounced "Pay-leo".  Oops.  Who am I to encourage a diet that I can't even pronounce the name of? Lol.  I'll just stick to recovering and having a better relationship with food.  Going paleo right now probably wouldn't be a great idea. I'm already restricting carbs as is. Hmmm.  Food for thought, I guess.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

food inc. made me vomit.

I haven't updated in forever.  But alas, I am back.  I mustn't tell a lie, I have been horrifically (is that a word?) busy.  I completed a literature review, three midterms within the last week, and I am now finishing up a policy analysis paper.  And then SPRING BREAK!  After Spring Break, I plan to update this thing more often (that is, if I don't start my internship soon).

Any way, today's agenda: (Sorry for the crappy pictures.  My camera just broke...ahem, three months ago lol, so I've been snapping pictures with my phone)

Pre workout meal: (Sorry, no picture.  I was in a rush to get to the gym before all of the people that are trying to get in shape for Spring Break woke up lol)
2 slices of Trader Joe's Sprouted Grain Bread
61 g of egg beaters
1 TSP of honey on one slice
1 TBSP of Walden Farms Blueberry Spread on the other

3 sets of 10 Bicep curls on each arm with 8lb dumbbell
3 Sets of 10 Glute/hamstring machine
(I know, not much for strength training today lol)
40 minutes on elliptical, 5 minute cool down

Post workout meal:

(Not nearly as pretty as Erica's, but it was DELICIOUS)
But I used:
Only 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal
Like 9g of Jay Robb Vanilla Whey Protein powder (I know right, skimpy little 9g.  But I'm almost out and I'm trying to make it last lol)
1 TBSP of MimicCreme Unsweetend Creamer
1 TBSP of Unsweetened Original Almond Breeze
1 TBSP of Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
7 g frozen blueberries
1 packet of Truvia

My version of the infamous CrackSlaw

170 g Dole Cole Slaw Mix (steamed)
90 g Tilapia (Steamed)
30 g Galeo's Ginger Wasabi Miso Dressing
1/2 package of House Foods Tofu Shirataki
Topped with 5 g Meijer brand Hot and Sweet Mustard and Trader Joe's Cayenne Pepper
Also, a little container of Dannon Greek Yogurt sweetened with a packet of Truvia and a little Walden Farm's Caramel Dip


while I worked on my paper.
I used Beeb's tweaks and subbed Jennifer Eloff's Splendid Low Carb bake mix for Quinoa flour, more almond meal for garbanzo flour, and only 15 g of raisins plumped with water and sliced into smaller pieces.  It really reminds of my pre-ED favorite: cinnamon raisin bagels. =)

Snack 2:

still working on that darn paper
PB and J on a low carb tortilla
1 Tumaros Low Carb Multi Grain tortilla (4 net carbs)
1 TBSP of MaraNatha Creamy PB
1 TBSP of Walden Farms Peanut Butter Spread
1 TBSP of Polaner Sugrar Free with Fiber grape jelly

Dinner and Dessert:

But I thickened it with 1/4 tsp of guar and 1/4 tsp of xanthan to make it into a gravy and served it over 200 g of steamed faux rice (grated cauliflower)
Hot Chocolate
8 oz unsweetened Almond Breeze
5 g Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Packet of Truvia
1 tsp of Walden Farms Caramel Dip

Bedtime Snack:
Another container of Greek yogurt
8 g of Starbucks Protein/Fiber powder (I work there, so I "borrowed" some. Shhh lol)
About 5 g of Walnuts
About a tsp of Walden Farms Caramel Dip (Can you tell I LOVE Walden Farms?)

Oh!  I almost forgot to explain the title of this post. I just watched Food Inc for the first time.  I threw up in my mouth a little.  I wanna be a vegetarian.  But, then I'd be consuming more corn.  And isn't that the reason why I'd stop eating meat in the first place (because the cows are eating corn and should be eating grass)?  I don't eat red meat or pork anyway, but I eat dairy based yogurt and dairy cheese like there's no tomorrow.  And the fish!  The fish are eating corn too!  What the? O_o  Who knew fish could even eat corn?  I certainly didn't. And the poor little chickens!  How can I ever enjoy chicken again?!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

1st Post

Okay, so I'm new to this blogging thing, so it may take some weeks, or some months, (ah hell, some years) to make this thing more welcoming. 

Firstly, My name is Jimmia, but you can call me Mia! =)  I am a 22-year-old Michigander currently going to Grad School for Social Work.  I know right, ugh.  I am a newly self-proclaimed foodie.  My interest in food peaked when I developed an eating disorder in the last year of undergrad.  Unfortunately, I am not fully recovered, but hopefully this blog will hasten my recovery. 

My diet now consists of high protein, moderate-low carbohydrate, moderate fat foods.  I eat about 1600-1800 calories a day and do pilates about four times a week.  I am currently around about 100 pounds (5'4 and a quarter) and am hoping to gain about 15 pounds of lean muscle. 

I plan to post what I eat daily as I experiment with the recipes I've seen (as well as experiment on my own) on blogs and forums.  I totally got this idea from Julie and Julia and thought it'd be fun!