When I figured out I only consumed 1,266 calories a couple days ago I freaked so now this is happening. I’m dragging you all down with me.

Because of ongoing health issues, I’m constantly focused on food: How much of what kinds of foods I’m putting in my body, and is it enough?  I’ve realized that though I may eat a huge serving of food and feel so incredibly full that surely another bite would have me exploding all over the walls Monty Python style, I’m still not getting a healthy calorie intake.  I eat foods that are so lean that I need truck loads more of them to gain any weight.

I’m desperately trying to gain weight.  It’s harder than it seems.  I could eat all the fried chicken and cupcakes you want to serve me, but I actually end up losing weight eating straight crap like that because of how sick it makes me.  Besides, I need healthy calories and fats, not grease and sugar.

In an attempt to better keep track of what I’m eating and subsequently my calorie intake, I’ve turned into that guy who photographs everything they ingest with their smart phone before eating.  At least I’m not posting every one of those photos on Instagram while flashing a fingerstache.

Instead I’m posting them here!  Sans fingerstache.  You’re welcome!

Turkey bacon and Kale with peanut sauce.
Steamed squash, zucchini, carrots, and green peas.
Fresh pineapple and raspberries.
Vegetable (wheat) pasta, turkey meatballs with zucchini and mushrooms (baked), tomato sauce, and a handful of raw mushrooms.
Potato rosemary bread, fresh mozzarella slices, and “all berry” jam.
Frozen yogurt with strawberries, pineapple, cherries, Fruity Pebbles, and Cap’n Crunch.
And of course, more soy lattes than I can count.

Yup… this is what my life has come to.  Calorie counting photos of my food.  ABSOLUTELY THRILLING, isn’t it?  Yeah, I don’t really think so either.

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