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Monday, January 3, 2011

Eat in Month: Actual day 1

So when Diana tweeted me about taking part of Eat In Month it was kind of iffy. Hubs and I had already cut back eating out to save money. When we did/do eat out it was usually more as a date night in than a fast dinner. Takeout + movie = much cheaper than dinner out + movie tickets.

I decided to do a modified version - no eating out for breakfast/lunch during the work week. I know this will save money and save food since leftovers won't get lost in the back of the fridge as easily. During the weekends I usually eat breakfast/lunch at home so that won't be too much of a challenge.

I don't usually post all that I've eaten in a day so this is new to me.

Today was so so. I planned ahead and packed most of my food ahead of time.

My usual breakfast is oatmeal w cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar (microwaved with water.) My oatmeal always looks like goop so I never thought to take a picture. I did not sleep well at all last night (too warm, too caught in blankets, too covered in cats/being purred in my face by Bond) and thought a Red Bull would help. I forgot mine on the kitchen table so I grudgingly bought one. I should have saved part of that money and just gotten a small cup of DDonuts hazelnut coffee because I ended up later with a caffeine headache. It was like a dull ache that kept saying "told ya so told ya so, told ya told ya TOLD YA SO!

Morning snack was key lime pie low fat yogurt.

Lunch was whole wheat rigatoni w California medley veggies and turkey meatballs topped w a bit of Country Crock, parm cheese and about two shakes of garlic/herb medley; a small bag of popcorn (popped at home), and a chocolate thing similar to a Lindt. Adding to the caffeine headache was not even a third of a Diet Coke. I usually don't drink diet soda but it was an attempt to not crack open the remaining fridgepack of Coke. (I should have just opened the box.)

Snack was a mini caramel Santa.

Not bad for first day since all but the Red Bull was from home.

Dinner tonight was chicken tacos that Hubs had ready when I got home.


  1. I'm not used to posting my daily eats either! :)

  2. I don't know if I'll post everything specifically. It'll prob end up either something awesome I made/Hubs made or a yes/no on who I'm doing. Just typing about food sans photos doesn't do it for me. I've read posts people have done with amazing explanations though. Maybe I just need more practice.