Several times over the last few months I have seen people posting visual food diaries on their otherwise not food-centric blogs…coincedentally, these posts were often on Wednesdays.
Yah, turns out that is not a coincidence but a virtual event called “What I ate Wednesday” (WIAW) dreamt up by a clever blogger.
So I am joining in. I am not holding myself to do this and post every week, but as it happens, if I am going to eat crappy, it typically happens on Wednesdays. I get up extra early on Wednesdays to teach a Spin class and consistently don’t sleep well on Tuesday nights. Being tired is my number one antecendent to eating decidedly NOT clean, and then spiralling into a box of sugary cereal by bedtime. This happened, in fact, just last week, and I have yet to be fully “back-on-track”.
That makes today (yes, I realize that it is now Thursday, not Wednesday. I was tired and wanted to NOT look at a computer last night) the perfect day to do my first “WIAW” post, so here it goes:
That’s it! I felt hungry all day yesterday, I think this might be a product of trying to remember to take pictures of anything I ate. Think about food…want food? That’s the reason I never-ever follow prescribed diets…unless of course someone asks me to do it with them, or makes it a game or challenge or bet, because I am a sucker for all of those things.
But also, on Wednesdays I don’t have a HUGE smoothie for breakfast as I do most days, because it’s way to early to try to manipulate the blender, and people in the gym locker-room look at me funny when I bust out a green smoothie after spin glass, and then the tumbler gets all gross sitting in the truck all day…it’s a whole ordeal…
Another nice little side-effect was that when I put my dinner plate on the table to photograph it I said “Hey, let’s eat at the table tonight!”. And we did, and it was really nice. Even Jorge agreed (although, admittedly, without the marked enthusiasm I had) that we should eat at the kitchen table more frequently.
Yah, we’re bad, we eat on the couch, usually watching NCIS, or Fringe, if NCIS isn’t on. Gibbs makes good dinner company.
Well, I think I like this game! See you next Wednesday!
Oh, and, for those who are following my Boston training (I know you’re out there because those posts get way more hits than the rest! Thanks for that!), I will post a 2 week re-cap this weekend.
Go enjoy your food, your exercise, and your day!