Thank you, thank you for filling out my survey. It means a lot that you guys gave me such constructive criticism. It really helps! So many of your responses made me chuckle. From the responses I’ve already received, I promise that:
- You don’t have to worry about the GIFs going anywhere, at least not from Friday posts.
- I will open up more about deeper stuff/personal struggles. I try to keep things light on here, but if you want seriousness, I’ve got it! You want to know where my parents are? Ahhhh. One day.
- More food and recipes? Yes!
One common response that I noticed was an interest in a day of eats for me. I never wanted HMH to become one of the blogs where the writer just posted about what they ate all day. That’s too boring for both you and me. However, an occasional post for inspiration and ideas never hurt anyone! Here’s a typical day from this past weekend.
Snack: A handful of these almonds. Grab a can if you see them!
Lunch: 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese, avocado, tomatoes, popchips, purple potato chips, paprika hummus.
Dinner: Roasted beets with balsamic glaze and gorgonzola, lamb burgers with garlic yogurt sauce, a goooood glass of pinot.
Unpictured/random eats: ginger chews, a pickle, a couple pieces of dark chocolate, Yogi bedtime tea.
I try to eat a big breakfast, a medium lunch, and a small dinner. I snack throughout the day to keep my metabolism up, and I rarely deprive myself of dessert. That said, dessert is usually small — a couple pieces of chocolate, a handful of M&Ms, a flavored Greek yogurt, etc. On a typical day, I eat much more vegetables than shown here. Each day is different depending on how busy I am or what I ate the day before.
Feel free to use this post for ideas on what to eat, but please understand that what’s right for my body may be different than what’s right for yours. After losing 45+ pounds since college, I’ve learned what works and what my limitations are. There will be days when I indulge more than usual (typically on the weekend) and there will be days when I cut back. Depending on the time of month, I have days when I’m ravenous and nothing satiates me, then I have days where food doesn’t appeal to me. It all evens out. I am not a dietician and can only give you suggestions based on my experiences and what has worked for me. That said, if you have any questions, ask away and I’ll be happy to answer what I can. : )
Next “typical” post should be a week of exercise. What do you think?