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Today is Easter which means different things to different people, but one thing seems to be the same with everyone…food. I find it interesting that humans include food as such an important part of their celebrations. Why do you think that is? Please leave a comment with your theories. In the spirit of all that food, here are the photos I’ve taken of things I’ve eaten over the past couple of weeks. (It’s about time I finally got around to posting them.) Scroll over the photos if you want to see the descriptions. If you want a recipe or more info, just ask!

I knew I’d be faced with pizza and cake at the end of the day so I tried to keep my meals light the rest of the day. I even skipped my afternoon snack. Big mistake. Because I had done ChaLEAN Extreme Burn It Off and Recharge in the afternoon, I was famished by the time the pizza was served. When it was all said and done I had eaten basically the same amount of calories that I burned for the day so it could’ve been worse, but I normally eat 1,000 – 1,500 calories less than what I burn. We’ll see how it all turns out when I weigh myself at the end of the week. Last week was a great success with 5.6 lbs gone. : ) I’ll be happy if I lose anything this week.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology with 8oz water, 4oz 1% milk, 1/4tsp cinnamon, ice

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar (they’re quite addictive, but really good for you!)

Lunch – Sandwich made with 2 slices Dave’s Killer Bread, 2Tbs hummus, 1 Weight Watchers Swiss cheese wedge, 2 large leaves romaine lettuce, 3in or so of an English cucumber, sliced; 1 banana; 2 mandarin oranges

PM Snack – nothin’

Dinner – Here’s where it gets bad…5 thin slices of pizza with black olives and pineapple (my son’s favorite) and 3 thin slices of cheese pizza (so the equivalent of 4 regular sized slices from a large pizza); not 1, but 2 slices of chocolate cake which was eaten at home later because there was no way I could’ve eaten anything else right after all that pizza

Late Snack – I’ve been good about avoiding eating late ever since I’ve started posting my food journal, but not this time. Here’s the ugly…my husband had left a good bit of frosting from his slice of cake uneaten and when I discovered it there all lonely on the plate as I was cleaning up I ate it without much thought other than, “Well, I guess I’m going to have to count this, too.” The unbelievable thing is that even after the extra frosting I actually considered eating a snack sized bag of M&Ms. I can say, though, that not eating it was major progress. I thought about how I would feel if I did and decided it wasn’t worth it. Whoo hoo!

Total Calories – 2439, Protein – 113 grams, Carbs – 371 grams, Fat 68 grams, Fiber 27 grams

Protein 18%, Carbs 58%, Fat 24%

Interesting how much leftover pizza we have when I actually pay attention to how much I’m eating.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with water, 4oz 1% milk, rum extract, cinnamon and ice

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – 3oz Barilla Plus angel hair, 2/3c peas, 3/4c sliced mushrooms, 1Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, 2 1/2oz rotisserie chicken breast, 1oz feta, salt and pepper – sooooo good

PM Snack – Yoplait Light Strawberry yogurt, 8 raw pecan halves

Dinner – 1c chili, 1/2 large English cucumber, 1Tbs Wishbone Italian dressing, 2 Extra Thin yellow corn tortillas, 1oz part-skim mozarrella cheese

Dessert – because my husband was a little hurt that I hadn’t eaten any his V-day gift – 5 Ghirirdelli Dark Chocolate Caramel filled hearts

Total Calories – 2077, Protein – 129 grams, Carbs – 231 grams, Fat – 75 grams, Fiber – 30 grams

Protein 24%, Carbs 43%, Fat 33%   Higher percentage from fat than I would like, but the chocolate was a nice treat. ❤

It’s Valentine’s Day…normally a day for eating tons of chocolates and other treats…Day 2 of my journal. That’s not the plan this time. I’m not going to use a “holiday” to rationalize filling up on food that has no lasting benefit. I’m still going to have chocolate…just a version that’s good for me. That way I can get my fix without the guilt. : )

Breakfast – Chocolate Covered Cherry Shakeology – yummmmmm

AM Snack – P90X Cafe Mocha Protein Bar – See? Getting lots of chocolate today.

Lunch – Large tortilla, black bean burger, 2 Tbs salsa, 2 Tbs light sour cream, 2 cups Romaine

PM Snack – 1/2 bag Smart Pop popcorn, mandarin orange

Post Workout – 1 scoop Results and Recovery Drink

Dinner – 3 slices Little Ceaser’s cheese pizza, 6 cups romaine, 2 Tbs Wishbone Italian dressing

My husband bought me Ghirardelli Filled Hearts and I thought I would eat one or two, but it didn’t happen. I did enjoy a cup of Apple Cinnamon Chamomile tea with Truvia, though. : ) The pizza wasn’t exactly the healthiest choice, but at least I stayed within my calorie budget for the day.

Total Calories – 1994, Protein – 112 grams, Carbs – 264 grams, Fat – 64 grams, Fiber – 28 grams

Protein 22%, Carbs 50%, Fat 28%