The first week is easy and filled with enthusiasm. Then reality hits you as you realize the old stand-bys of spaghetti or tostadas are no longer available to you. You have to make a whole new list of "go-to" recipes. And that is a daunting task. This is a journey I have just started. I am keeping my food journal here so that when you are in a rut or are starting to panic you can look here for ideas and perhaps even inspiration.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1 Food Journal


  • Protein shake with 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • Salad with 4 oz grilled steak (dinner leftovers), tomatoes, 2 T blue cheese, lemon juice and EVOO
  • 1 cup peanut mix
  • Salad with 4 fried eggs, tomatoes and lemon and EVOO (Yes, started the blog with a pantry search!)
    • WOD: 300 swings and a 1-6 ladder of presses
  • 2 fried eggs
  • protein shake
  • 1 grilled chicken breast tossed with 1 cup of tomatoes, lemon juice and EVOO
  • 1/4 cup dried figs and 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 8 oz tilapia and roasted cauliflower
  • 1 glass of red wine
    • WOD: 250 swings, 2,4,6,8,10 presses; each arm
  • 2 fried eggs
  • broccoli soup (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 cup each of dried figs and hazelnuts
  • Grilled Orange Chicken (recipe follows), steamed broccoli with mustard sauce
    • WOD: 400 swings
  • 3 fried eggs with 1/2 cup tomatoes
  • broccoli soup
  • 1/2 cup dried apples
  • Fish tacos with napa cabbage and broiled carrots (recipe follows)
    • WOD: Rest Day
  • 2 fried eggs
  • Protein shake made with coconut milk
  • Salad with 4 oz top round steak, blue cheese and peppers.
  • Asian style pork chops with pickled radishes and sauteed beet greens
    • WOD: 500 swings
  • 2 fried eggs
  • 1 cup assorted nuts
  • Salad with 1 5 oz can of tuna, peppers, 1/2 avocado, lemon juice and EVOO
  • Chorizo casserole with turnips and beets (I am working on this recipe and will post when it is ready)
  • 1 glass of red wine
    • WOD: 500 swings
  • Protein shake with 1/2 cup greek yogurt, coconut milk
  • Smoothie made with greek yogurt, almond butter, cocnut milk and honey
  • 4 fried empenada appetizers, chicken enchilada casserole, salad with greens, tomato and avocado
  • 1/2 slice of carrot cake - no frosting
  • 2 glasses of red wine
    • Rest day
*Today I attended a birthday party for my mom, dad, niece and sister-in-law. I was in a situation where either good or bad food decisions were to be made. I tried to be "moderate" in my choices. I'm sure I could have been wiser...

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