Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 125 - Get 5 to 10 servings of fruits & vegetables today

Do you know how hard it is to get that many servings in one day.  I did manage 7 so think I did pretty good.

100 gr yogurt
5 oz canned pears (2 servings)
3.3 oz homemade bran muffin

2 cups of green salad (2 servings)
1 individual can of tuna
1 cheese stick
1 pkg Quaker mini crisps
1/2 cup canned mangos (1 serving)

1 serving Soft Taco Bake (when made according to pkg directions, which I did, is 430 calories)
1 cup green and yellow beans mixed with carrots (2 servings)
1 cupTassimo cappichinno with creamer

I'm trying to use up some of the stuff we have in the cupboards and still stay within my 1500 calorie leeway.  The Taco Bake was okay except when I looked at the package one serving has 1070 mg of sodium and the daily allotment is 1600 so I am way over there.  I am starting to realize that convenience foods are exactly that - a convenience but definitely not always healthy.  Even the tuna I had at lunch comes in a 85 g tin for a 180 calories and 12 grams of fat where ordinary tuna canned in water is 60 calories and 1 gram of fat for half a tin.  That goes to prove that even though something seems that it can be good for you, you still have to read those labels.  The problem with the individual tuna was the nutrition facts are on the reverse side of the label so you can't see them when you are shopping.  I certainly won't be buying anymore of them and I may take the ones I have in the cupboard and make a care package for the food bank.

Busy day at work and then when I got home I had some bills to pay and company books to clear up.  I was awake at 3 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep.  I hope to sleep better tonight.  I have started reading a book by Kay Sheppard called From the First Bite A Complete Guide to Recovery from Food Addiction.  It goes with my 12 step study program.  Have just started it so not sure how it will help but at this point it can't hurt.  I know I need to understand what triggers my binges before they happen in order to have recovery.  It's just a whole lot easier to say than do, like most things.


  1. Nice job getting the veggies and fruit in. I find unless I eat smoothie, yourgurts or fruit cups [in juice] I don't eat as much fruit. Veggies are easy because I LOVE them. My husband will laugh at me because I will eat 2 cups of steamed peas for lunch and be happy. :D or broccoli or

    Let us know how you like the book and I hope it helps. Have a great day!

  2. And evidently I can't spell today - that should be smoothieS and yogurts - LOL sorry about that.

  3. Good job tessa! And that is a good idea giving the tuna away, the best way to not eat something is if it is not there!!! lol.
    We know what you mean whether u spell it right or not skippyMom :)
    You both have a great day!!!

  4. Hey Tessa! So proud of you! I saw your comment on my blog regarding protein drinks. I buy EAS protein powder. We have it at Walmart here in the States. I also bought a few other kinds but I haven't tried those yet. The vanilla EAS protein powder mixes well with most fruits and tastes great! If you want to email or chat, my email is So glad to follow you on your journey!