What I ate: September 29, 2010

I decided to occasionally blog about what I eat on a given day. I thought it might be fun to look back at it in the future.

Also, I've lost weight while eating food basically like this, and you'll note it's not what most people would consider "diet" food. The portions are small, however. And no seconds.

Breakfast: Sausage, egg, and cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

Lunch: Zucchini stir fry with bacon and rice (white sushi rice). That's basically a whole small to medium-sized zucchini.

Snack: Two Kashi roasted garlic crackers ("healthier Triscuits") with 1/8 of a 5 oz. wheel of Jasper Hill Constant Bliss cheese and a half glass of Per Linda Trebbiano d'Abuzzo Italian white wine. The cheese is a soft cow's milk cheese in the spirit of Chaource.

Dinner: Thai pork with red peppers, onion, garlic and basil and rice. And some more wine.

thaipork.jpgYes I do realize that I ate pork at all three meals, though the amount of meat per meal is small, at least by American meal standards: 2 oz. (before cooking) of sausage in the breakfast sandwich, 1 slice of bacon in the stir fry, and 3.5 oz. (after cooking) of roasted pork in the Thai. And did you know that pork is the mostly commonly consumed meat consumed in Japan, even edging out chicken and far exceeding beef? I blame my pork consumption on genetics.

For exercise I did a 2.6 mile walk/run: 5 minutes warm-up walk, 5 minutes running, 3 minutes walking (repeated 3 times) and a 5 minute cool-down walk.

I also walked to the grocery store, which is a 1.4 mile round-trip.

This is a pretty typical day.

And I did change the title of this article, because it really was what I ate on 9/29, not 9/28.

Weight at the start of today: 116.4
Weight at the start of the next day: 115.8

On August 10 I decided to keep closer track of my weight. At the time I was 120.0 lbs. and had a target of 116. This was fairly arbitrarily decided because for many years I was about 124 lbs. without any attention to diet. But my peak weight was probably around 136 lbs. in 1999 and that was very obvious because I had to buy bigger pants. In any case, by reducing portion sizes, making a few minor modifications, and not particularly depriving myself of things (I still have potato chips and dip occasionally!) I've gotten pretty close to my target.