Writing What I’m Eating

Try-It With-Me Tuesday, an interactive weekly time and place to foster connections that challenge and encourage the process to become a well-rounded person.

A serving of ice cream is only ½ cup. I’m not sure I wanted to read that on nutrition facts for my favorite flavor, mint chocolate chip. The good news—a serving of ice cream is only 150 calories, which is less than expected. The bad news—I have to keep it to the true serving size, not just fill up my bowl.

Facts like these are readily available to anyone who can read. Yet, why did I not know this? Is is that I really don’t want to know so that I won’t be responsible for what I choose? Reading nutrition facts and food labels for the June Reading Challenge alerted me to my more-than-occasional indifference to food facts.

To remedy that mindset in me, here’s my second step of my challenge to be more aware of serving size and nutritional value:

Write down everything I eat for one week.

Reading and writing go together in my thought process. I read. I think. I write. I plan. I apply. I change. Each is an important step in my process to develop better habits, including my eating habits.

Are you trying it with me? What have you learned about reading food labels? Leave a comment below.

Join in by trying the challenges with me, commenting, linking, or suggesting a challenge. If you want to write a post on your blog about what happened when you took the challenge, I will publish your link. Just link to my website in your post and send me your link. Feel free to use the TIWMT image in your post.


  1. Ryan
    Jun 10, 2008

    I’ve learned it’s depressing, and that the amount of high fructose corn syrup that I consume a day is beyond disgusting. Is there anything not made with.

    I’ve also realized that I don’t understand half the things listed under ingredients. I really wonder if they put things there in order to distract me from finding the truth, like a smoke and mirror sort of trick.

    Granted, what I read most is from the back of a cereal box.

  2. Rachel Corbett
    Jun 10, 2008

    I’m starting a week late. But after cookies for dinner, this needs to be the week where I pay attention to what I ‘m eating. So, better late than never.

  3. Carrie Jensen
    Jun 11, 2008

    No one only eats a 1/2 cup of ice cream! They should just change it to a full cup. 🙂

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