"Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan

Thursday, November 29

Dining Hall CLOSED = Unexpected Bad Situation

No time to type!!!! Here's a photo recap. The dining hall was closed so my mother in law raved this place with homemade soups only for us to get there and find it out it was a smoky bar with pub food. Ewwww.

I had vegetarian black bean chili, which I guessed was 200 calories. 100 for 1/2 cup of beans and 100 for the rest of the cup (all veggies, cooked). I ate the 2 saltines it came with.

Also had a salad of iceburg lettuce, bell peppers, homemade croutons, and raspberry dressing (which I think was low-cal because it was really runny).

Also had two sips of husband's beer!

I think I did a great job making the best of a bad situation. I ordered my salad without cheese or creamy dressing and the healthiest soup I could find. But the bad part was it only added up to about 300 calories, including saltines and beer sips, so I was pretty hungry when I got home.

Had some toast with jam:

Dinner 1 + Dinner 2 (toast) Calories: 405.

I also ate the other half of my Kashi bar during class, but that was already accounted for!

AND, I got in about 15 minutes more walking across the campus.

Afternoon Snack:

Total Thursday calories: 1616 (man, this has been a low week!)

- 571 thru walks and workout

= net of 1045. Geez. I'll eat a little more tomorrow!



Anonymous said...

kath, i found your blog from cristin's eatlikeme on the self magazine website. i thought her blog was interesting, but i actually find yours to be much more fun and informative. it is definitely my new fave! do you know any other food blogs similar to yours or cristins? i always love to get new recipes and meal ideas!

Kath said...

Hi!! Of course I'm checking comments at 5:13 a.m. before I go to the gym :) I'm a huge fan of Cristin's blog too, but I haven't found that many others that are equally detailed.

A few of my favorite websites are:

iateapie.net (Food reviews)
Elasticwaist.com (Funny, random stuff - I like "Are you out to lunch)
Greenlitebites.com (A food/recipe blog by a Weight Watchers success)
kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com (a vegetable-focused recipe blog).

Those are the ones I check up on each day. I'd love some more recommendations!

Thanks for reading :)

Anonymous said...

hey Kath,
I love how you respond so quickly! Thanks for recommending some blogs. Also, just wanted to let you know I found your idea of "volume eating" to be very interesting. I tend to eat a lot, but mostly all healthy foods. People always ask how I stay thin when I eat so much, and I guess that's how! I look forward to more info on that topic!