What I Ate Today

Hey bloggies! I’m back on track, trackin’ away on the Weight Watchers plan. I decided it’d be fun to take pics of everything I ate in one day – you know, kind of like those “What’s in your purse?” features in trashy magazines, except this is “what’s in my belly.” Let it be known – remembering to photograph everything you eat is difficult. I may or may not have consumed two green olives and a small chunk of bread that didn’t get glamour shots… shhh.


I started the day with a 0% Chobani Peach Greek Yogurt (3 points), mint green tea (o points) and a banana (0 points). I’m not a huge breakfast person, so this is enough to get me through the morning. The Greek yogurt has a whopping 12 points of protein! I tend to skimp on meat so I figure this is a good way to get my protein.


For lunch, I had my ultimate favorite – a cobb salad with no cheese and light ranch dressing from a Jewish deli. DO YOU SEE ALL THAT BACON?! Today I tried something I’ve always read about but never actually done – dipping your fork in the dressing then spearing your salad. Um – it totally works, and is awesome, and at the end of the salad I had TONS of dressing left. SCORE! This salad clocked in at about 13 points.

3:30 Snack

At 3:30, I started getting the rumbly tummy of hunger (ok fine, and maybe a bit of “I’m sick of copy editing these blogs, so what else can I do? EAT!”) and decided to have a snack. I forgot to take a picture of the pear before I ate it, so enjoy the art work. (There’s a reason I’m a writer and not an artist.) The pear is 0 points, and the string cheese was 2 points.

7 pm snack

Matt and I went to Trader Joe’s after work to stock up, and as we left the store, I was famished and ripped open a bag of unsweetened dried mango. Four nice, thick chewy pieces is 3 points, and tastes kind of like mango astronaut food. Yum.

7 PM Salad with Dinner

While we waited for our mini pizzas to bake, we each had a green salad with cucumber, tomato and romaine lettuce. I used the Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut dressing (2 points per 2 tbsp).

Pizza for dinner!

We each had half of the Trader Joe’s Mini Portobello and Garlic Pizza (6 points) and half of the Margherita pizza (7 points). These are super tasty and great in a pinch when you’re too lazy to cook.

Snack: 10 PM

Then I went to the gym and did an hour of yoga… and came back and ate an organic brown rice krispy treat (3 points).

So what did I learn from this little exercise?

1) Weight Watchers is cool, because this is obviously a lot of food.

2) Little snacks are important for me, because I turn into a crazy, bitchy cookie monster if I’m hungry.

3) Taking pictures makes me feel somewhat more responsible for the choices I make – for example, I knew if I ordered a big fat reuben at the deli… I’d have to be honest and take a picture. I still enjoyed my delicious cobb, but I made choices to lighten it up, like dipping the fork in dressing and nixing any cheese.

If we looked at your visual diary of what you ate today, what would we see?



8 thoughts on “What I Ate Today

  1. Real Jews eat bacon. And muenster cheese on their corned beef sandwiches. And shrimp. And scallops wrapped in bacon. (I was deeply saddened when I realized my good friends in Israel would never know the joy of chicken parmigiana). Oh well. Their loss.

  2. You are such a smarty pants! This is an AMAZING idea! I’m going to try! I noticed you had some water in there. have you been increasing your water intake? i’ve been trying to do that…I got 64 oz in on monday and about that today. Snacks in between are important for me as well! The problem i have is snacking at night when i’m home and studying. Today if i were to have captured all i shoved into my pie hole..it would have been.
    Breakfast 8am
    half a bagel with cream cheese and some jelly, a yogurt with 1/4 cup almonds
    Am snack 10am
    string cheese
    apple with pb
    Lunch 1230
    Rice and teriyaki chicken (with bell peppers and onion
    Coffee + cream and sugar
    *this is where i boo boo and didn’t bring another snack*
    After noon snack.
    2 mini milkyways and some licorice
    string cheese
    then at home i shoved my face..so that is enough sharing. lol But i am going to try picture taking tomorow! 😉
    <3 you

  3. I’m tracking what I eat on My Fitness Pal and I love it. It gives you pie charts of your fat/carb/protein intake with percentages, which really helps me know how much of what I’m over-doing.

    Re: your comment on my blog about going gluten free – do it! But do I’d recommend doing it for two weeks, not one, if you’re trying to figure out if it’s the source of your tum problem. That’s the standard “wait and see” time for going g/f, because I, for instance, can have something with gluten in it, and have stomach problems for 3-4 days afterward, even if I don’t eat any additional gluten.

    Try it for two weeks, but beware of replacing too many glutinous foods with their gluten free counterpart. Gluten free does not equal low cal or low fat, and is often loaded down with extra sugar to compensate for the change in texture or flavor. I actually gained 10 lbs rather quickly after going gluten free, because a) I didn’t have an explosive stomach any longer and b) yeah, there’s plenty of yum-yums that are g/f. There’s my unsolicited advice of the day. 🙂

  4. First of all, Julie is a genius, and I agree. Secondly, Weiler’s can hardly be considered a Jewish deli. I don’t know of a single Jew that works there anymore. Third, great job on a full day of healthy eating…I’m really impressed and I love the pear drawing!

  5. I love the pear drawing and this is a fabulous idea. The food you ate looks super healthy, keep it up! Today I ate Cheez-Its and chi tea with 2% milk for breakfast…PB&J sandwich, orange and pudding cup for lunch (with water)…dinner was 2 ground beef tacos on corn tortillas, some rice and beans at a friends house (with water). Not a lot of veggies in that mix, Kyle and I have not grocery shopped in weeks!!

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