|How many of these have you had today???|
Hello Sizzle Sisters,
I'm still trying to make the rounds! With so many people on this challenge, it takes a while to get to everyone so if I haven't commented yet, please be patient. :-) I'll get there soon... (I can't spend all day at the computer - someone has to cook dinner!)
I hope everyone is doing well with their food tracking thus far....I am going to document my meals for Sunday and Monday at the bottom of this post, but I have to say that this tracking thing, although a ROYAL pain in the ass, is making a difference! I really have to THINK about what I am going to eat instead of just doing mindless eating, which apparently I do quite a bit! I really commend those who track their food religiously because it does take time and work and, well it's just so much easier NOT to do it! This is one of the primary reasons I made it the first part of the challenge. It is a habit I need to start and stay with in order to be successful. When I weighed in this morning (I hop on the scale daily - it's just something I do...), I was down to 229. Granted, I know body weight can radically fluctuate, but I was 235 towards the end of May so I think something is working in my favor.
I'm doing my food/calorie logging through Caloriecount.com and they have given me a caloric amount to try to stick with daily. It's a little over 1200, which is kind of low but so far I have been able to stick with it most days. It's eating out that is difficult because it is hard to calculate calories when you have no idea how things are prepared or even what all of the ingredients are in the recipe. When I know I'm "celebrating" I have tried to make better choices throughout the day prior to going out - but again, I have to credit the food tracking for this because in the past, I never gave a rat's ass what I ate before going out to eat. I definitely feel more in tune with what I am eating, and so far, I have not felt "deprived" - although yesterday as I walked around Fresh Market, I wouldn't have minded had someone pushed my face into one of their delicious looking chocolate cakes. I'm just sayin'...
Today is my husband's birthday and his parents are coming for dinner versus us going out, so at least I know I can calculate calories for the b-day dinner. I'm making a huge tossed salad and the main course will be shrimp, black bean, and pineapple stuffed poblano peppers. I may get some corn on the cob too, to have as a grilled side. There is something about grilling corn that makes it taste so much better than boiling. I love it! And finally for dessert, even though my husband requested just fresh berries, I insisted on an angel food cake at the very least so that I had something to stick a candle into. This kind of birthday cake is a far cry from our indulgences of years past, I can tell you that!
So - here we go for food tracking Sunday and Monday (since week one is all about accountability):
1 1/2 C Peanut Butter Cheerios - 220 cals
3/4 cup skim milk - 61 cals
Banana - 105 cals
coffee with 2 tbsp cream - 40 cals
Lite English muffin with spray butter - 90 cals
2 small slices french baguette - 82 cals
267 g of French Onion Soup (Home made) - 112 cals
Wegmans Small California Roll Sushi - 200 cals
392 g of homemade gazpacho - 123 cals
2 cobs grilled corn with spray butter - 225 cals
Lite english muffin - 90 cals
1 tbsp miracle whip - 20 cals
1 can white albacore chunk tuna - 120 cals
1 slice (1 oz) lorraine swiss cheese - 110 cals
Coffee w/ 2 tbsp cream - 40 cals
6" Turkey Subway sandwich (no cheese) w/ lite mayo - 316 cals
Small bag Baked Lays chips - 130 cals
Mixed roasted vegetables (cauliflower, brussel sprouts, parsnips, carrots) misted LIGHTLY with olive oil before roasting - 160 cals
8 oz white wine - 186 cals
Not too bad, right?
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm kind of hungry....breakfast calls!