You guys like it, so I’m going to try and keep this going as a weekly feature on the blog for as long as I can again (or at least until I get sick of it, ha!).
Today’s WIAW features all of my eats from last Thursday, which was a pretty a-typical day of eating for me. The last post I shared was a pretty solid day, but I wanted to share this one today just so you all know I’m certainly not perfect when it comes to eating (or hitting my macros) everyday.
And this is totally random, but can I just say that there are SO many times I want to type out ya’ll (like above) but I feel like I can’t do it because I’m nowhere neeeear having anything close to a southern accent. Ah well. But now you all know.
So here we have it – lunch out, leftovers (from food we ordered out the night before) for dinner, not enough snacks in between…all with protein counts, too. Let’s take a look!
1 egg + 1/2 cup egg whites, a Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Muffin + coffee with collagen and creamer
This was a pretty solid breakfast, although I’d typically try to add more fat to the meal. But since I knew we were going out to eat and the rest of the day would be a little up in the air, I kept it a little lighter.
Protein: 33 grams
Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken from Applebees + a few of Lucas’s french fries
The chicken dish was surprisingly REALLY good, and I demolished the whole thing both because it was good and because I was starving (I wasn’t able to get in a morning snack since we were at Lucas’s kindergarten classroom that morning). It’s definitely a meal I’d get again, and I was impressed with its protein content, too (which I later saw after checking it in MyFitnessPal)!
Protein: 43 grams
1/2 cup cottage cheese + a big spoonful of pumpkin (leftover from my muffins) and a sprinkle of cinnamon
The cottage cheese + pumpkin was good, although I did miss the extra sweetness that my berries usually provide. But because I hate wasting food, I’m trying to use the rest of that canned pumpkin up!
Protein: 15 grams
A delicious glass of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay (one of my all-time favorites, thanks to my girl, Mal).
It had been an emotional week, and mama just needed some wine.
*If I had been logging all of my eats in MyFitnessPal on this particular day and working towards a certain macro goal, then I likely would have logged my wine as mostly carbs. Without going into too much detail (although I certainly could if interested enough!) alcohol is pretty much an entire macro on its own, and you can choose to have it count towards carbs or fats, or a combo of both. So typically, a 5 ounce glass of my favorite chardonnay here would count as 42 grams of carbs.
All of that said, I was not concerned about my macro counts on this particular day and probably had closer to 8 ounces. ; )
A leftover half of a roast beef and provolone sandwich on marbled rye + a bunch of homemade chips
We had picked up dinner from Jiff-E Mart the night before (they make THE best subs and homemade chips!!) on our way home from Lucas’s soccer practice, and since my sandwich was huge, I saved half of it. If you’re local, it’s their London’s Bridge specialty sandwich, and it. is. AMAZING.
Protein: Guesstimate of 25-30 grams (including probably about 3 oz of roast beef + 1 oz of provolone)
Oikos Triple Zero Coconut Creme Greek yogurt + mini chocolate chips (I didn’t have peanut butter, but forgot to take a picture, so you get this recycled one)
I love my Greek yogurt snacks at night while watching a show – one of my favorite ways to wind down at the end of the day!
Protein: 15 grams
How Much Protein?
On this particular day, I guessed to be around 130-136 grams of protein, which is actually a little higher than what I typically aim for. That said, although I didn’t track my full day, I know my carbs and fats were also higher than what I’d shoot for as well. But honestly, it really doesn’t matter. I’m not currently working towards a specific goal and I’m just sort of loosely tracking as a way to keep myself in check. So even though this wasn’t a typical day of eats for me, doesn’t mean I have any problems with it, and doesn’t mean I’m going to say it was a “bad” day. In fact, all of it was thoroughly enjoyed! For me, these days, it’s all about going with the flow and making good choices where I can, and when I can.
What’s the best thing YOU have been eating lately?!