Inspired by a friend's commitment to photograph everything she ate or drank for a month, I have submitted to the daily discipline. I'm not quite sure what I expect to do with it, or why, but I do consider it a kind of discipline, and in the next 30 days, I'll have a variety of eating experiences, home and away. So here we start, with Monday breakfast of a toasted corn tortilla and a spoonful of Stop 'n' Shop egg salad with a little mild pepper relish. And a cup of decaf.
About food in general, I try not to eat any wheat. My chiropractor said that there has been some research showing that wheat is possibly connected to bodies' retention of pain, and I will try anything to avoid headaches.
I also am always struggling with weight issues and am a Life Member of Weight Watchers. So in the back of my mind, I am always counting points. This breakfast would add up to about three points, perhaps four.
Although the weather is cool and overcast today, I got very hot on the treadmill this morning. In the last few weeks, I have totally blown off what had become a pretty good exercise routine. It helps to have something good to watch on DVD to inspire me to tread, and I'm just finishing the three-year BBC series "Robin Hood." Have really LOVED it!! But after treading, I was hot and thirsty. Hence, a glass of iced coffee with a little milk in it. Picture not in focus!
Lunch: one I often have and which I'll be challenged to photograph differently every day. Another toasted corn tortilla with a few slices of Stop 'n' Shop's organic "Nature's Promise" Black Forest ham and either a Laughing Cow light cheese or plain. Sometimes relish or mustard. Today, more pepper relish and with the cow cheese.
I think of breakfast and lunch as just the energy calories I need to propel myself through a day perhaps at the sewing machine, perhaps at a Scrabble board, or errands.
I save my real meal for dinner, but if I have the luxury of being home in the afternoon, and the weather is cool enough, I love a cup of herbal tea. Today was such a day. Pictured here my Trader Joe's organic Red Chai with my sewing machine in the background.
Good thing I bought a case of Alpha-Bits!
After struggling with Alpha-Bits, now renamed Dipha-Bits, I had a glass of wine, two stoned wheat crackers and one ounce (weighed) of cheese.
So dinner got put off and put off until I didn't have time to do anything creative. So I fall back on hamburgers, and for the vegetable, some split and grilled zucchini.
After dinner, I went to Carol's for a game of Scrabble and then to the supermarket. She had both coffee and peaches, but I had to turn her down because I forgot my camera!!!
When I got home, I ate the last piece of grilled zucchini and had a cup of decaf and one little square of a chocolate bar, a treat I let myself have if I've been good all day.
With all these pictures, it does seem like I do nothing but eat all day!!
My little square of chocolate. Mmm.