I’m not sure if I mentioned this but I decided to participate in Lindsay’s Elf for Health Challenge. I started doing it last year but fell off the bandwagon like I normally do with goals I set. Yesterday’s challenge was to eat the colors of the rainbow. I always find these challenges to be interesting and provide a little bit of structure into my life considering right now I don’t have much.
Since the focus of the challenge was to eat the color of the rainbow (which happens to mostly be colors of vegetables) I thought it would be a good day to participate in WIAW and give you a day in the life type of post. It also gave me an excuse to use up a lot of food in my fridge I haven’t been eating.
*Caution what you are about to read is probably not that exciting of a day.
I woke up yesterday around 6:00am. I normally go to bed between 9-10 so my body’s natural alarm clock is 6 as of now. It’s fine though and I went downstairs, prepared coffee and breakfast. I am always hungry when I wake up.
White: creamer for coffee
Tan: coffee and creamer
Yellowish orange: Waffle
White: Greek yogurt
Dark brown: syrup
This is not from yesterday but it is my best foodie picture ever and relevant…so that’s that.
After breakfast I hung around the house. I am most alert in the mornings and tend to work on job applications from 6:30-10 or so. After that I go to the gym or just poke around the internet some more. Today I just poked around the internet and ran up to the store (by ran I mean drove).
11:00 am lunch Omelet
I know I was feeling eggy yesterday and instead of making a sandwich I ended up really wanting eggs. It’s funny because people normally associate me with breakfast foods and today I happen to have two meals of breakfast. Normally I have eggs for breakfast and sandwich for lunch.
Yellow: eggs, butter
Whitish brown: chicken, goat cheese, mushrooms
Brown: toasted bread
I will cook you omelete. No prisoners left behind.
2 pm: 6 mile jog around the lake near my house. I have now done two 6 mile untimed runs and I haven’t felt injured. Knock on wood that my knee issue is done with.
Colors seen on my run: blue (lake), green (trees lining the lake), red (car that nearly ran me off the road) and white (birds. I hate birds…see here).
Grapes are my favorite snack ever. (Frozen grapes give me brain freeze so that isn’t my jive)
Since I knew the challenge was to eat the rainbow and I really wanted an excuse to eat the local diner my house I made my move to convince Tim we should go. I think that might be cheating but I justified it with the amount of colors I obtained from dinner. (obtained…ha). He agreed.
Yellow: lemon in water
Green: lettuce, cucumber
Jungle Green: Grape Leaves
Red: Tomatoes and sundried tomatoes (sundried are my favorite)
Yellow: banana peppers, egg yolk (I ended up having 5 eggs yesterday between the waffle, 3 in the omlette and one on the salad…ha)
White: Feta cheese, egg, pita bread
Pinkish orange: salmon
After that we just watched quality TV at home for the remainder of the night.
8:30 pm Snack: Plantains
I really enjoy pan frying plantains and have been having them nearly every night lately.
Yellow: Plantains, cooking oil
White: Greek yogurt
So there you have it. I wish I had more thrilling and exciting days to share with you but maybe I’ll do this again when I am doing more exciting things.
Questions for you:
Do you generally eat a wide variety of colors?
It depends on my day. I went out of my way (to the diner) to eat all the colors. I normally get enough vegetables and fruit but normally they are the same ones. IE: I will go through a few days of my vegetable of choice being Brussel sprouts, spaghetti squash, mushrooms…ect.
What does a typical day look like for you?