Rate My Meals – 2010-05-10

May 11, 2010 · 7 comments

I’m writing this on my trusty Dell Mini 9 while sitting in the car waiting for my son’s soccer game to start. When I was a kid playing soccer I loved playing in the rain but as a parent I’m happy to watch their warmup from the dry comfort of the front seat.

Once the game gets going I’ll head out there although I’m really bummed I forgot my umbrella (I was able to borrow one thankfully!). With my wife taking my daughter to her game we were scrambling after work as you’ll see in my dinner. I think I made some good decisions today, at least so far. I still will have time later after the game to go astray.

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Breakfast was a bowl of instant oatmeal with added blueberries, crushed walnuts and a splash of skim milk. I segmented an orange, although I had a hard time with this brand of navel oranges and it didn’t come out as clean as normal. I wanted to get a little fat so I added an avocado. You can probably tell I went grocery shopping last night.

No snacks at work as I forgot to bring anything, so I ended up having lunch a little earlier than normal. I think I did a good job building the salad at the salad bar – lettuce, a few pieces of tomato, a few spoonfuls of peas, a little chopped ham, a few pieces of fake crab leg, a hard boiled egg, 3 slices of pickled beets, 2 slices of sweet pickles, with a lite balsamic vinaigrette. No heavy blue cheese, shredded cheese, croutons, or anything else too bad for me. I did have a cup of chili (figured it was better for me than the corn chowder, not sure if I am right there) plus I did get a cup instead of a bowl so that was a win in my book. A couple of crackers and a yogurt rounded out the meal.

As I mentioned, dinner was on the run. My wife threw together a simple pasta dish and I had a bowl of that and some left over low fat Thai cucumber salad. then I had a small handful of Paul Newman organic dried apricots. Yes those black things are apricots. I guess that’s how you know they really are organic. I had an apple in the car that I didn’t get a picture of.

Later when I got home I did eat a half of a left-over patty melt my wife had brought home yesterday. Drat!

So how do you think I did? Click a star!

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Greg May 12, 2010 at 6:07 am

Black apricots? You learn something new every day. Looks like a healthy eating day, though.

Yuri May 14, 2010 at 7:19 am

Greg – I think the black apricots mean that they’re organic. Non-organic dried fruit is laden with sulphites to make them look “orange”.

John – overall the meals look pretty good though I’m not sure what that “goopy” salad dressing is???

Nate June 18, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Hey John. So how’s this going for you. First time on your blog. Are you still updating the graph you have on here. Anyways, good luck man. I’ve recently been on a crazy kick to finally make the change I wanted to see. First it was all diet for me, and I was able to lose 30 pounds. Now I’ve been doing p90x, and I’m on the end of month 2. 1 more month to go, woohoo. It’s not magic. It’s really just a helluva lot of work for 90 days. I’m glad I’ve gone through it though. I’m able to finally bang out pullups! But man, do I hate it too 🙂

deneyelim June 26, 2010 at 6:26 am

Black apricots? You learn something new every day. Looks like a healthy eating day, though.

Barry Hughes June 28, 2010 at 4:54 am

Haven’t seen you around later? How’s it going?

Matt Metzgar July 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I vote no on the pasta, but good luck.

Core Fitness: James Thompson July 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I’m with Matt on the pasta. Everything else looks good. Keep the portions under control (looks like you did a good job) and you’ll be good. What’s the calorie count?

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