Hi everyone, it is Wednesday again so that means it is time to talk about some food. I have been getting lots of emails asking how many calories I take in on an average day and I really didn’t know. I haven’t counted calories in years, actually since I had an eating disorder. Counting calories usually makes me crazy and become obsessed, so I don’t like to do it on an everyday basis. I prefer to eat everything in moderation. Now, I do like to measure my food out. Such as when I have a bowl of cereal I use a measuring cup, it simply makes me feel a little more sane. Steve thinks I am crazy, but I feel too out of control when I don’t measure or count things out, even it is something unhealthy.
Okay, so here is what I ate yesterday.
As always, thank you Jenn hosting this fun day.
Oatmeal Protein Pancakes. I love having these for breakfast I really feel like they keep me full forever; which is difficult to do these days.
When we got home from Sophia’s ballet class I was starving but had to feed the babies so I grabbed a Luna bar, but Isabella wanted half. So, I settled for half a bar.
My usual turkey wrap with cheese and hummus. I was so excited I finally got to Trader Joe’s (it’s about 25 minutes away) and bought one of my favorite cheeses, their muenster. It is delicious.
I also had half a peanut butter and jelly, but didn’t get to take a picture, I was taking care of a screaming baby.
The girls and I shared a bowl of fruit. My favorite snack. I also added a bowl of Go Lean cereal.
Pre-Dinner Snack – 4:00
I had a few, 10 to be exact, chips with salsa. They were very tasty.
My wonderful neighbor set up a system where other neighbors and friends can sign up to bring us dinner twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday. It is all done online through signupgenius.com and I can see what everyone is making for us. We are truly blessed to have so many people who care about us.
Last night, we were brought lasagna with salad and bread. It was delicious.
Okay, so the babies have been having a cranky time from about 8-11, but last night it took place from 7-10 and it is awful. I am starting to think they might have colic. I have no idea, but they are truly inconsolable. The best Steve and I can do it hold them, rock them, and let them cry in our arms. It kills me inside, but there is really nothing I can do.
Anyway, I really needed something sweet so while Steve held both girls I quickly whipped up and ate one of my Single Serve Chocolate Cakes.
A recycled picture, there was no time to take a new one last night.
I calculated all my calories from yesterday and I ate just under 2500. From my research that seems a little low, but that is simply a sample day. I am sure from time to time I eat more then that. I seriously eat whenever I am hungry, which is all the time right now, and try to eat as healthy as I can. For those of you who were asking I hope that helps. I have definitely not been cutting any calories since have the twins.
In the Comments Below:
What was your favorite food from this week?
- If you are or did breastfeed did you notice you were hungry all the time?
- Are there times you simply have to have a sweet treat? If so what do you typically eat?
- Any information about colic would be fantastic? Tips, advice, etc.