Monday, March 22, 2010

Free Day

I thought it would be interesting to post a list of all the food I ate during my free day. It was Tessa's birthday, and my brother from Oklahoma was slow-smoking 2 racks of ribs and a boston butt. With that, all the fixins and a chocolate cake with homemade frosting, I knew there was no way I'd keep under my caloric range, but I wanted to get the point for journaling what I ate. What an eye-opener! I was careful about my portion sizes, and I still got in all my fruits and veggies, but the sheer volume of food when all written out like this is staggering!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
hot cocoa & graham crackers
sesame ginger chicken thigh
roasted zucchini
Sam's Jello fluff salad
1 Baked Lay (Yuck)
1 piece See's candy
1/2 banana
3 mini reeses pb cup
homemade chocolate frosting
1 rib
1 slice of boston butt
baked beans
cole slaw
corn muffin
chocolate cake
Reese's ice cream (Yuck- tastes like coffee ice cream)

Before this blog, I would eat like this and not even think twice. Not on a regular basis, but definitely for special occasions. Now that I am more aware of what I'm eating, I never want to eat like this again. I felt so barfy by the end of the day, mentally and physically! When I count my calories, (even though it's a major pain in my big, jiggly booty) I feel really good about myself when, at the end of the day, I find I'm within my range. That is so motivating! This blog is changing my life. THANK YOU AUDREY!


  1. Wish I was there to give you a big high five but there are no more surprise trips planned so here is a cross country high five for you.

    I totally would have eaten all of that too and loved the ice cream....i like coffee flavor. But I know what you mean about feeling gross...way to go! Love You!

  2. I second your big Thank You to Audrey! This blog is helping me sooo much!

  3. I'm always amazed at how much I eat even when it's all healthy. Kind like how I'm amazed when I go to clean my house and there's all this dust and grime. Where did it all come from? I mean, I just cleaned last week.

    We all need those Free Range days, Mindy! Mine are pretty much saved up for week-ends.

  4. Wow, glad I didn't eat all that, sheesh, ya fatty! TOTALLY KIDDING!! In fact, I think I ate most of that, minus the ice cream, frosting, hot chocolate, graham crackers, reese's, chocolate cake...wait, I was in your kitchen, how did I NOT eat that stuff. But, if you add an extra rib, piece of See's, like 3 servings of Sam's Fluff, oranges, lots of BBQ's side dishes, lemon meringue pie, candy and tons of other stuff, I was right there with you. I love you Mindy! Wish I was still there!! And thanks for the iPhone app, it's tremendously helpful.

  5. Okay, now I feel really bad that I called you a fatty. I mean I didn't really, but no one else understands our relationship, so I apologize. No more calling my sister-in-law names. Sorry.

  6. Jenn, I am sticking my tongue out in the general direction of Oklahoma.

  7. Haha! Mindy, you're thinner than I ever remember you being! You look SO great. Christine Pratt was right, you are HOT!!