Breakfast (7:30, before work): Leftover curry from the night before (it is better simply eaten as a stew, without rice); Liberte lemon yogurt.
Lunch (after work, 2:15): mandarin orange, 2 hard-boiled eggs, small bowl of raisin bran with milk. Hardly anything in the house to eat.
Shopping (Co-op-- it's been weeks since I did a proper grocery shopping trip): french baguette, Cascadian Farms Purely O's cereal, low-carb bran bread, Equal Exchange French Roast decaf, sliced black forest ham, cage-free brown eggs, 6 individual Chobani Greek yogurts, blackberries, 2 avocados, yellow plum tomatoes, 1 pink lady apple. $50.
Dinner: baguette sandwiches (buttered in the French style!) with ham, brie, and apple (vegetarian kid did not get ham); a slaw I made from grated carrots and radishes, with slivered sweet bell peppers, and an olive oil/white wine vinegar/honey dressing; a few spare slices of apple and a few blackberries apiece. These were pretty, colorful plates and I felt very French and wholesome.
Breakfast (a little on the late side, 9:30 am): mini baguette sandwich with brie and butter; leftover chickpea and vegetable curry.
Lunch: ham and white bean pate sandwich on wheat bran bread, carrot slices, mini sweet peppers.
Dinner: avocado, fried egg, and American cheese sandwiches on wheat bran bread; salad of thin-sliced carrots, sweet peppers and yellow tomato with a red wine vinaigrette dressing. There are normally two contexts in which I don't mind American cheese: cheeseburgers, and Egg McMuffins (or the equivalent). So I figured I could tolerate using up our American cheese on these breakfast sandwiches, and they might even taste good! Boy, was I wrong. The kid threw away half of theirs.
Snacks: 4 cups of coffee, 2 regular, 2 decaf, with half and half. 1 cup Pero with half and half and honey. Mandarin orange before dinner, because my husband was late getting home and I was really hungry.
Breakfast (before work, 7:30): one yellow plum tomato, two eggs scrambled with sour cream. There is hardly anything in the house.
After arriving at work (9:00), I realize my breakfast was still calorically inadequate despite the sour cream (I miscalculated) and supplement it with a banana I buy from the restaurant.
Lunch: Knowing there isn't anything in the house to eat, I stop by Capital City Cheesecake on the way home and buy a redeye coffee (look, no milk! I usually buy a cappuccino because I like them, but am trying not be such an idiot), a chicken caesar flatbread sandwich, and chips. I ask for light dressing on the sandwich, but I think perhaps they misunderstood me and put on extra dressing, because the sandwich was dripping all over the place. Actually, as it turned out, it was good dressing (almost bordering more on a tzatziki sauce than a Caesar), though the dripping was inconvenient. I took everything home and ate it while resting in bed and playing on my computer. I managed not to get any dressing on the freshly laundered bedding.
Shopping (Co-op): Cafe Spice chicken curry, Cafe Spice vegetable korma, Cascadian Farms Honey Nut Os, organic lactose-free 1% milk, half and half, quart of plain lactose-free yogurt, bananas, 2 avocados, low-carb flax bread, green cabbage, yellow squash, organic cauliflower, organic raisins, blackberries, 2 Bartlett pears. $56.
Snacks: 2 other cups of coffee, 1 regular, 1 decaf, with half and half, plus most of another cup of regular that I started but didn't finish before I left work. Cup of Pero with half and half and honey. Small bowl of plain yogurt with maple syrup upon returning home at 10:30 pm.