Saturday, July 16, 2011
Living on a Food Stamp budget Day 16
I used half of yesterday's banana .10
An apricot .34
A huge Nectarine .50
With coffee I ate half of it.
Breakfast total .73
And like a log I sat. I finally realized I needed to eat more and get some salt. Two cups of yesterday's soup followed. .46
And for lunch a turkey sandwich.
Half tomato .10
Pita bread .10
Lunch total 1.20
My energy is not great today but I got a workout in. After the gym I had a snack of peanut butter and crackers. .46
I am being taken out to dinner for my birthday which was now a week ago. I don't celebrate birthdays but it is hard to keep others from marking it.
I had too much to eat for this second celebration. The bread was my downfall. Delfina serves this most wonderful country loaf and I had 6 slices, some with butter and some with my fresh, marinated anchovies, served with a few greens and a radish.
This was followed by an onglet, my favorite cut of beef, wonderfully red in the center with a demi glace' and yes fries.
And wine, did I mention I had a glass of wine?
While I really need to permanently end my relationship to sugar I also had a small scoop of sour cherry ice cream and half of a small flourless chocolate cake.
For anyone who thinks I have had too few calories I had 2,874 today. Even though we ate early there is no way I will have a snack tonight. I had enough protein and Iron for 3 days today.
I carry over 2.65