Day 1.

The day started at 11:45 am due to a late-night Veronica Mars marathon (I was up until 4 am), so I’ve been pretty much eating continuously today to make up for lost time. I’m sure not all days will be like this, mostly because I have a job and can’t sleep that much every day. Being a grown-up is kind of a bummer that way.So let’s dive right into the Day 1 menu, shall we?


On the menu: 3 ounces smoked salmon, 1/4 cup steel-cut oats with 2 tablespoons blueberries, 4 almonds.

The reality: 2 ounces smoked salmon, a little less than 1/4 cup steel-cut oats with 2 tablespoons blueberries, cinnamon, a tiny bit of coconut oil, and two packets of Splenda.

Summary: It’s easier to divide 8 ounces of smoked salmon into four 2-ounce servings. Steel-cut oats tend to expand, and my ramekin wasn’t deep enough to accommodate the expansion; also, coconut oil is really good for you, so I like to incorporate it in my meals. I forgot about the poor little almonds.

Supplements: Mercola multivitamin, krill oil, 5000 IUs Vitamin D, probiotic


On the menu: 3-ounce can water-packed tuna; 1 cup sliced tomatoes and cucumbers; 1/2 cup three-bean salad

The reality: The three-bean salad called for chickpeas, but I didn’t have any so I used garbanzo.

Summary: This was super easy and hard to mess up. Also, I love this three-bean salad; the recipe is straight from the meal plan.

Afternoon Snack

On the menu: 2 ounces sliced turkey or chicken breast; 4 almonds; 1 peach.

The reality: I opted for turkey breast. I didn’t use plain almonds, but these yummy flavored ones are from Whole Foods.

Summary: I should probably be eating raw almonds, but I really love these… As a deviation, it really wasn’t that devious.


On the menu: 4 ounces baked salmon; 1 cup lentil soup; tossed green salad with olive oil and lemon juice; 1/2 cup steamed spinach.

The reality: 4 ounces TJ’s mojito salmon, baked. 1 cup homemade lentil soup. Tossed green salad with romaine lettuce and fresh basil, dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Spinach sauteed with coconut oil and garlic.

Summary: I forgot to defrost the salmon filets last night, so I had to have the mojito salmon; it was only okay (I usually microwave it), but I kind of overcooked it, so that was probably why. I got the lentil soup recipe from this blog – it turned out to be quite tasty. The rest was alright.

Bedtime Snack

On the menu: 1 hard-boiled egg; 3 celery sticks; 3 red bell pepper strips; 3 almonds.

The reality: 1 hard-boiled egg; 1 1/2 celery sticks; 3 red bell pepper strips; 7 almonds.

Summary: I am really not a huge fan of celery, so I only got through half of what I was supposed to eat. I added in the almonds from what I was supposed to eat at breakfast.

Today’s Exercise

Not a lot. I did half an hour of cardio on the stationary bike and that was it. I didn’t even go outside today. It was a lovely, lazy Sunday.


Today was a success, mostly because I spent it at home. Had I gotten up earlier, the meals would’ve been better spaced and I would have a better idea of how this is going to go. Tomorrow at work should be interesting – I tend to snack when I’m stressed or bored, and I get equal doses of both over the course of my workday. So… we shall see.


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