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Aug 20, 2010 - 1 comments

Well, so far I have noticed a few things about my eating habits. 1) Eating lunch at work messes me up, because if I am at home all day I seem to not snack as much and generally I eat better. 2) I eat a vast majority of my calories at dinner, especially on work days. 3) There are specific items that are just terrible, like blueberry muffins and cole slaw. Cole slaw, for pete's sake! I have a had a couple of pieces of candy this week, but that hasn't had so much of an impact on my calories or anything else. This week I ate less than my daily allowance of carbs every day. However, fat was way too high, mainly because I depended on what they had available at work to eat, and one day that was fried taquitos and fried burritos things and then the next day it was pizza. So I'm interested to see what the weekend looks like and also next weekend. Today I had a tough moment at about 6:30pm because the hubby only had time for a snack and we're planning to eat when he gets back from his blues jam, so I had to choose a snack, and I was *so hungry.* Stared at two different boxes of mac'n'cheese, one of which, if I'd eaten the whole box, would have amounted to over 1200 calories. And I'm not even contemplating the sodium. The other was in the neighborhood of 900 calories. So then I picked up a can of baked beans, but eating the whole thing meant something close to 400 calories. Jeez, people. So then I settled for a bag of light popcorn: 220 calories. A good choice, but one of these days I'm going to have a box of mac'n'cheese, you know.

With the multivitamin I take I'm maxed out on everything micronutrient-wise except for chromium, chloride, and molybdenum. Which I'd never heard of. Oh, and vitamin K. But I kinda suspect I'm getting at least some chloride and chromium (no idea on the molybdenum) because I looked them up and I eat stuff they are supposed to turn up in. The report shows me at 0% for them (and around 60% for the K) but I don't think that's accurate. I don't know how to remedy that. Since several of these seem to affect metabolism, it seems like a good idea to try to up my intake. Maybe I need a new multivitamin. I just really like Flintstones. :)

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by skydivediva, Aug 24, 2010
Popcorn was a good choice for a snack; lower calories & high fiber! Hope you had a nice meal when you got home. Blues are the best! Hope you're enjoying your new home & the opportunities it provides for hiking.

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