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After yesterday’s detour from my otherwise fairly healthy eating habits, at least since I started posting my food journal, I figured I’d better make sure I got back on track quickly. Otherwise, one or two poor choices could easily lead me back into that vicious cycle of not treating myself right which leads to depression which leads to not treating myself right, etc.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology with 8oz water, 4oz 1% milk in my shaker cup

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – Greenberry Shakeology with 10oz water, 1Tbs almond butter, 3 ice cubes (I don’t normally have two shakes a day, but after the previous night I knew I could use some extra cleansing)

PM Snack – 1/4c low fat cottage cheese (because that’s all that was left in the container…kids), 1/4c hummus, 9oz edamame including pods

Dinner – 2 large flour tortillas (whole wheat would’ve been better, but we didn’t have any), 1c Rosarita fat free refried beans, 1 1/2oz part skim mozzarella cheese, 3 packets of Taco Bell Hot sauce, 2Tbs Daisy Light Sour Cream

Dessert – 2 mandarin oranges

Post workout – 1 scoop Results and Recovery Drink (it was kind of late, but I need that stuff so I don’t get sore)

Totals Calories – 1961, Protein – 123 grams, Carbs – 274 grams, Fat – 56 grams, Fiber – 32 grams

Protein 24%, Carbs 52%, Fat 24%

Calories may seem high, but between walking, shooting hoops with my kids and ChaLEAN Extreme I burned 3238 calories for a deficit of 1277 which I’m perfectly happy with. 🙂

Food Journal 2/13/11

My biggest struggle when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape isn’t working out…I’ve learned to love pushing myself to the max. It’s food. And not even what I eat throughout the day. I can be really “good” all day, but at night something kicks in and I just want to eat and eat and eat. It’s not because I’m hungry. It used to be because I was depressed, but that’s not the case now. It seems to just be a deeply ingrained habit that comes from years gone by. After the kids have gone to bed and my husband is busy tutoring online I automatically start to reach for something to eat. I don’t crave junk food anymore since I’ve been drinking Shakeology, but the habit of stuffing myself with high fat/salt/sugar foods remains a force to reckon with. I don’t sit around thinking, “Oh, I wish I could eat some ice cream or chips or candy.” There’s really no thought involved. It’s just an automatic ritual unless I’m making a huge effort to avoid it.

Just as with working out, the best way to succeed is to have accountability and the more people you’re accountable to, the better. So, I’m going to keep a journal of everything I eat and make myself accountable to everyone who has access to the internet. For years and years, I’ve hidden my eating habits from everyone around me and even if not one single person out there cares what I put in my mouth the fact that I’m willing to share that information with the world is progress. I can finally free myself from the habits that have kept me from being my best. So here we go…this is what I ate today.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with 8 oz water, 4 oz Silk PureAlmond Vanilla and 2 ice cubes

AM Snack – 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese and 1 popcorn rice cake

Lunch – 1 cup homemade chili made with ground turkey, pinto and black beans, onions, diced tomato, seasonings

               Salad – 6 cups romaine, 1/4 tomato, 1/2 English cucumber, 1 1/2 Tbs. Vidalia Onion dressing

               Medium pink lady apple

PM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Dinner – 6 teriyaki chicken meatballs, 1 cup yakisoba noodles, 1/4 cup mushrooms, teriyaki sauce, 1 cup peas and Yoplait Light Harvest Peach, 1 Ruby Red grapefruit

Total calories 1717 – Protein 119 grams – Carbs 231 grams – Fat 41 grams – Fiber 30 grams

Protein 27%/Carbs 52%/Fat 21%