Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Vegan Experiment: Days Three and Four

Can't remember where I left off.... but yesterday had FOJ again for lunch and broccoli and black eyed peas for dinner. Attempted a Boca veggie burger. Even after drowning it in ketchup I couldn't finish it. I guess it's an aquired taste. Yuck.

Today- soy Starbucks and Nature whatever bar for breakfast.

Lunch- Today I broke. Went to Let's Do Lunch and they were out of the Roasted Red Bell Pepper soup. So I broke and had a chicken salad sandwich. But I felt odd afterwards, I think because I had made it for a few days as a vegan. Took a few hours to feel right. Oh well.

Back on track at dinner, broccoli and black eyed peas again.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Vegan Experiment: Days Two and Three


So.... Day Two I had my soy Starbucks again. And a banana.

Lunch with Kara Thomas @ Moe's. I can't remember what it was she ordered but I know it had Tofu. I never had tofu before. It was interesting. So long as I sliced it really thin and mixed it good with the pinto beans and rice and corn salsa it was fine. I got one bite with it alone and it was... well, I won't say. It didn't make me throw up at least.

Dinner was green beans once i got home. The Moe's really filled me up. I learned from Kara a lot of things! She sent me a long email with a list of things I can get at the Kroger. I'll copy and paste later.

Day Three-
Soy Starbucks again. A banana. Smart Pop popcorn. Fountain of Juice for lunch- a spinach salad with candied pecans, mandarin oranges, red bell peppers, dried cranberries. Yum! Also got the Anti Oxidant Salad (mandarin oranges, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries). AND got the fudge (dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, no milk no eggs). So now I have my chocolate for the week.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Vegan Experiment: Day One

Okay. So I went to Kroger yesterday and attempted to get some things in preparation for today- Day One of my attempt at a week long experiement with being vegan.

Purchased: Boca vegan burgers, bananas. broccoli, green beans, apples.

Today so far I have been good- although I'm at my parents house now and they are discussing lunch options and tuna fish sounds soooo good right now. So far today I have had a Skinny *Soy* grande cinnamon dolce latte at Starbucks. It was better than with regular milk- I'm thinking because they use a vanilla flavored soy milk. Yum. Also have had a banana.

The wheat crackers I bought have milk in them- so I can't eat them :( I'm going all the way with this!

Meeting fellow M Food writer and blogger Kara Thomas for lunch tomorrow at Moe's- she's the vegan writer and my support system during this journey! Go to her blog:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Lose the Baby Weight NOW: A Food Diary


Weighted myself yesterday- 127. Which is freakin amazing because I have been eating like pure shit lately. Just no other word for it. which my husband was kind enough to also point out to me. (Thanks, hon.)

According to those in my office, I know about all the great food places. This is where I think working for the local food magazine gives me a serious disadvantage. How can I eat “right” when I know of too many good places to go? I think this is why I lost weight when I lived in Athens and Statesboro- I didn’t know the good places to go! Oh well.

I have an idea, to team up with the vegan writer for the magazine and go on a journey together for like a week- to tyr vegan foods with her and let her write about it. See if she can tame the wild, red meat eating cake devouring beast (ie: me). I think I’ll email her today….

Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yesterday- 7/7/10 and today so far

Yesterday- took Meghan to lunch at Let's Do Lunch. AMAZING! Got the turkey sandwich with the chipolte mayonnaise. And the roasted red bell pepper soup. I almost didn't get the soup but they offered me a taste and it was much better than I expected.

Calorie count? I don't know. Don't want to know.

As for the rest of the day- breakfast- had some cheerios, a coffee, some fruit.

Today so far:

a sugar free Red Bull. Calories: 10, versus the regular Red Bull which has 110. Wow.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tonight 6-27-10

Ok.... almost gave in to the blizzard temptation. William mentioned going and getting one and luckily saved me with the reminder that its SO not good for you.

Made chocolate Jello pudding. Sugar free fat free

Need Help NOW

I'm craving a Mint Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen! Help stop me!


2 small bowls of Wheaties with 1% milk
1 100 calorie pack of cheese
2 taco bell taquitos :(- lesson, don't leave the house without a snack, if you haven't had lunch!
1 small pepsi
2 large glasses of water! yay!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Today 6-26-10

So.... I've slipped keeping record.

Today- Starbucks Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte 180 calories, 6 grams of fat, 18 carbs, 12 protein

Lunch @ Harpin's
3 cheese quiche apx 472 calories (from website , side salad, 1/3rd of lemon cake :(

Dinner: half of a sub sandwich with turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar. Coke to drink :(

10:37 pm and i am dieing for a kit kat :( none in house thank God.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Resisted the urge to eat the fabulous food at the fundraiser for Austin Scott

Dinner, had a handful of baby carrots, raspeberries, corn, and peas. And water.

Lunch Today


1/2 of a slice of 3 cheese quiche (giving the rest to Mom)
3/4 slice of chocolate cake :(
1 sweet tea
two spoonfulls of potato soup (giving the rest to Mom)

I have no idea how many calories.... probably too much.

Goal: start the day off right tomorrow! No Starbucks! Just hot tea. yeah right!


Number of calories I should be consuming in a day

OMG- starbucks

510 calories in a grande white chocolate mocha, whole milk and whipped cream.

410 in a tall one


1 tall white chocolate mocha :(- 410 calories

1 Chic Fil A yogurt with strawberries and granola- 240 calories, fat 5 g, carbs47 ,protein 7 g

Went to website to find out how many calories I should be consuming per day to lose weight. Currently weight 128... goal is 115.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Starting Today!


No workout, woke up late :(

To eat:
1 grande starbucks white chocolate mocha latte
1 banana
a few baby carrots

1 cheeseburger and a few curly fries - with the excuse that I was trying to sell an ad to this place

1 bowl of Wheaties
a few chips

Bah.... one day at a time....

Oh. And a large Kit Kat