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what i'm eating. (the expanded edition). day two.

so immediately upon beginning this experiment (to document what i eat for a week) i thought: this is a terrible idea. not only am i not an authority on what's healthy and what's not, but frankly, i barely have the energy to photograph everything i eat. 

and then there's the fact that i've chosen a week that stress has infiltrated my life on every level. when i went to visit tom (my life guru) this week, that's basically what we decided: stress is disrupting my sleep to the point that i am exhausted.all.the.time. which leads to a lot of crying and the like. and it doesn't just affect sleep, it affects appetite too--in that, i don't have much of one. this is a welcome release from the days i'd overeat to deal with stress, but not super healthy, nonetheless. 

but i made a commitment, so here we go: day two

1. soy latte
2. i have a tendency to sip on my latte for so long that i miss breakfast all together and opt for an early lunch. today it was two slices of spelt with pumpkin seeds (surprisingly good for you, those seeds) with cheddar cheese, and avocado thrown in for nutrition and color. and yes, of course the bread was buttered for the pan! {i'm going through a major grilled cheese phase}.
2. asparagus with oil and salt. i need more veggies in my life, this was an attempt.
3. i knew i had to eat something before work, but frankly i didn't want to. i hopped over to whole foods and the only thing drawing my eye was guacamole and chips, which i'm gonna level with you--not the best i've had.
4. when work let off after 11 i went with my girlfriends to a wine bar where they sipped their spirits and i imbibed quite a bit of a cheese plate with pears and walnuts.

if nothing else, let this be the take-away:

life happens. some days stress gets the best of us. and some days it doesn't. some days you're hungry for everything in sight. and somedays you're not. most diets i know don't allow for this variation of life. you eat the same amount each day. and that's just false. that sets you up with this false notion. it's okay to eat more some days and less others. life has a way of balancing out--and we gotta trust that--as opposed to putting some false construct on top of that and trying to fit everything into a box.


Ruth said...

I love that you're sharing this, Meg. I'm always looking for new food ideas, and I always love seeing how other women are eating.

Your blog is quickly becoming one of my very favorites!

Claire Kiefer said...

My goodness, that sandwich looks incredible.

It's fun seeing what you eat, and I like the idea of sharing food ideas with each other.

Sierra said...

Oh, my mouth is watering. That sandwich and asparagus!

Maria Camila said...

This is a GREAT idea, all that food looks AMAZING.

XO, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

Jacob Phelps said...

Yum! So delicious!
I really enjoy these posts, btw. :)

Amy said...

cheese and avocado is becoming my go-to sandwich. so quick, easy and good! i would eat all of these things. mmm.

kate said...

great wisdom: it's okay to eat more some days and less others. life has a way of balancing out--and we gotta trust that

elz said...

i for one am glad you found the energy to photograph everything you have been eating! love the pictures & walk through of your day. unique idea, i like it.

Lottie said...

I think sometimes you just have to listen to your body and do what it tells you--even if that means eating a lot one day and not so much another day, or not being super healthy all the time, it is all about moderation.

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

Do you like spicy? Grilled marinated asparagus... over the top good. You're going to want to try those. I find them in BJ's Wholesale. I'll try to remember to note the brand tonight when I go home and eat the other half of the container. :-)

Erin said...

though i'm not documenting what i eat every day, i am changing my diet recently... my lifestyle, rather. i will write about it tomorrow. your "what i eat posts" give me some great ideas for snacks.

The Lewicutt's est 2006 said...

regarding the grilled asparagus: Belle Sole ... I eat them like they're candy. So so good.