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LUNCH -- Kale massaged with hummus / avocado -- purple onion, purple cabbage and carrots sprinkled in. (Raisins too!) Served with ok-mok sesame crackers.

LUNCH — Kale massaged with hummus / avocado — purple onion, purple cabbage and carrots sprinkled in. Raisins too! Served with ak-mok sesame crackers.

When people ask me what I’m up to with this ‘food thang,’ my response shouldn’t just be about the types of things, but a more accurate picture would be to show them my daily calorie list.

(I know, gasp, sigh … this is ugly territory … but I’m hoping digging here adds value…lol!!)

The ‘calorie count thing’ I do I have been doing forever.

I think it started when I was in high school.

Consuming under 1,500/per day was the goal when I needed to take off a pound or two, or three. HA!!

(But I look back and I filled that day with processed crap and was hungry most of the time… but so busy I’m not sure I even noticed.)

Today my calories count list ‘boxes me in’ to eating well.

For 1,500-1,700 calories I can eat a boatload of greens, carrots, and items that make me feel good and allow me to have tons of energy.

(If I eat the items that do nothing for my health, I am starving at 1,500-1,600 … and this makes me bitchy and no one wants to be around me…lol!!)


(You’ll see I’ve posted my list from yesterday. No wonder today I feel amazing.

I had a lot of greens, including kale in a smoothie, a large large dinner salad with shredded broccoli. Plus, I used fruit to control my sweet tooth. And I indulged in almond butter, but not too much.)

I also tried to get in as much water as possible (since I often think I’m hungry, but really it’s thirst).

(And I try like hell to eat as vegetarian / vegan as I can, but I do love my eggs in the morning.)

I guess, dear reader, this begs the question, ‘How do you put veggies/good things in your diet??’ — Is it automatic? … Do you have to make a focused effort?

Let me know, I’m curious about this.


love, d.

Here’s to colorful and healthy eating!!

(p.s. I put everything into an excel spreadsheet for this post. Ha! I normally just jot it down on a piece of paper. Don’t want you to think I’m that nerdy. LOL!!)