Let's see- yesterday I had a large banana, two bowls of plain strawberries, a salad for lunch (lettuce, chicken, carrots, 2 tbsp of Catalina Dressing), a piece of chocolate cake as a mid-afternoon snack and homemade chicken n dumplins for dinner, plus 5 baby swiss cheez-its and a piece of bread with margarine on it after dinner.
I broke exactly even on protein, got 5 points in to my fat range, was under the minimum carbs by 56 and under my minimum calories by 319, so this was one of my better days (it was the cake that bumped me up, I think lol).
Like I say- it's not like I'm eating cardboard and air and complaining I can't make my minimums :lol:
Thank you for the link to that article! It makes me feel better that someone else has had the same problem. I really appreciate the replies
. I'm working on trying to eat at least something every few hours, which is where I've been filling in with strawberries or bread.
I mostly love meat, I'm actually really picky about veggies. I don't eat eggs and actually don't like peanut butter, but I'm trying to work through that (I have a mental block about it, I got sick on peanut butter when I was younger) because I know it could be really beneficial for me to be able to eat some of that as a snack.
I do appreciate the time folks are taking to try to help me through this! It blows my mind to find out I haven't been eating ENOUGH! :) I guess this is why calorie trackers are so beneficial!
ETA: I checked my weight loss goals and by bumping up the timeline just a little bit (to where it's 2lbs a week) I suddenly would be making my goals (with the exception of carbs, but in that case it'sjust 10 or less I'm lacking on only on some days).
I'm also sitting here making a generalize "schedule" of when to plan out 5 meals or at least 3 meals and 2 snacks per day to make sure I eat enough to keep my body going.
Thanks guys!! I hadn't realize my goal was a little too "easy" (I was trying to give myself a little extra time to lose the weight so if I backslide one week I don't get frustrated and give up because I can't reach my goal by the date I've set).
So again, thank you, thank you, thank you all!! :)
Edited by: KEEPIE at: 5/17/2011 (10:09)