Day 5 - 30 Day Trial - Vegetarian

Exercise: none
Stayed home sick from work

1 c. unsweetened organic applesauce 50 calories
16 Wheat Thins 150

Carrot-apple-cabbage juice 303 calories
16 Wheat Thins 150

1 tbsp organic peanut butter 95 calories
1/2 bag microwave popcorn ~ Kettle Korn 273

Large baked potato 277
2 tbsp regular sour cream 60
Salad ~ Fall Mixed Greens w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette 91
1.5 tbsp. sunflower seeds (on salad) 82
1 slice mud pie 680

84 oz

Net calories for today: 2212 (377 over goal)

Here is my nutritional breakdown for the day:

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Carbs were good, protein a little low and fat was kind of high. I was doing really well until I added the dessert! I know better than that too, I wasn't able to look it up first. I need to get another copy of the Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter. It's a pocket sized book to carry with you in just such situations. If I had looked that up and saw it would be 680 calories, I wouldn't have ordered it. Or, I would have only eaten half. Not knowing, I blissfully and ignorantly ate the whole thing and went over my daily allowance. The good thing is, with a food diary I will be able to keep an eye on myself and make sure I don't make it a habit.

Notes/Observations for the day:
I stayed home sick today. I didn't really feel that bad but I have over 600 hours of sick time racked up at work so I decided to take it. I have been feeling very run down and kind of sick to my stomach for a few days. This was a take it easy kind of day.

We went out to dinner with some friends or I wouldn't have had the super-calorific piece of mud pie. Overall, I only went over 377 for the day. (Makes me wish I had only eaten half of the pie) This tells me if it had been a normal day and I had made it to the gym, this wouldn't have been an overage at all.
Tomorrow, I'm getting some exercise! It's been days!

As far as the vegetarian thing goes, I'm not really feeling very challenged. I thought for some reason I would have a lot of cravings but I am not. I guess at this point I'm just waiting to see if my body feels any different as time goes on.

I think if I want a real challenge, I'm going to have to give up coffee and/or desserts! I'm not quite ready for that! I'll at least wait until after this trial is complete first.



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