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PTF DAY 28

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Is it really 28 days and I still have a freezer full of food? Lunch is definitely from the PTF plate. I am cooking a pot roast tonight for my sister and her husband. She had major sinus surgery last week and hasn't been able to cook anything. We ate with them on Monday and first meal she had all week. She ate it all. So POt roast it is. Have to go shopping!

  
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PERSONAL TRAINER FOOD DAY 27

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Well, the two lbs I lost is hovering, up and down but I'm confident it will eventually stay down. This is how I lose. I will say that the last three days have not been exactly PTF friendly. Hubby bought pizza home for lunch yesterday and then we took food to my sister who just had surgery and he bought a pecan pie. Not helping me a bit but holding my own on the weight. Back to the plan today. Most of the food is tasty but this morning I had butter chicken patty and don't like it much. Very salty. But I ate it and then washed down with a glass of milk and ice water. Sticks to the ribs. Lunch will be some culinary delight pulled from the freezer. We'll be at the Yacht Club tonight. If they have tacos, I will make a salad.

  
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    You are doing GREAT Carol.

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PERSONAL TRAINER FOOD DAY 24, PLAN EXPLANATION

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I decided that today I would explain this plan more thoroughly. Over labor day while on vacation, Amazon sent me a voucher for $99 to apply towards $200 worth of PTF food. I bought it and when I got back from vacation, immediately placed the order. The normal price is $324 for 28 days worth of lunches and dinners, 56 meals. You get to select 56 pieces of meat and 56 packs of veggies, each individually portioned. They have a LOT of choices, I mean a LOT> So I went through the list and selected 3 mesquite chicken, 3 hamburg patties, 3 buffalo chicken strips, etc etc etc. They have quite a variety of precooked flavored meats and veggies ready to nuke.

You need LOTS of freezer space, since we have a fridge in the garage, the freezer out there is full of PTF meals and a few meals in the house fridge. You can order breakfasts as well but I chose to make my own. I can have eggs, bacon, sausage, veggies, apple, any meat, for breakfast.

You are limited to an apple as your fruit, no other fruits allowed, no milk, no bread, pasta, etc. But there is a complete list of foods you can have and they are perfectly filling and satisfying.

It does get a little tediious but we do go out a lot and after 3 weeks, I feel I can have a glass of wine in moderation when we go out. The Eggplant Rollitini I ordered last night at an Italian restaurant was delicious and certainly allowed. Eggplant stuffed with a cheese mixture and tomato sauce with more cheese. It was delicious and the salad came with a bit of italian dressing.

The biggest bonus for me is not having to think about what I'm having for lunch or dinner. When I come home hungry for lunch, it takes me 3 to 5 min to be able to sit down and eat. In the past, I would have grabbed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and then finished off the ice cream out of the box. Mesquite chicken with mixed veggies takes longer to eat and it is filling. And I have to put it on a plate and eat with a fork and knife, sitting at the table. I can't walk around the house with it in my hand.

I have lost 11 pounds since July and my stomach feels flatter. If I had not started this plan, I would have gained back the few I lost prior to starting. I am comfortable in the fact that this will be slow losing but willing to invest myself in it. Will I order again? I don't know. I still have a month of food left. After this, I know that frozen veggies from the grocery will suffice for me. It is the precooked protein that will be a challenge. In another month, when most of the food is gone, I hope I will have retrained myself to eat more sensibly. I have been a fan of the Sonoma Diet because it is flavorful and portion controlled. I will be moving toward that end and I know I will have to do more planning.

Another bonus is the savings on food at the grocery. I spent $224 and have not spent much else since then. When we go, we restock the fresh portion of the fridge, milk, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. Cereal for my husband and things he wants. He needs to lose as well but hasn't committed to this although some meals are pulled for him from the choices. Depends on the night. Also, since an apple is allowed, I've let myself have applesauce. I like to dip spicy pork and chicken in the sauce and it makes a dessert as well.

Steak and chicken fajita strips are included and I've used them with onion and pepper and gave hubby a tortilla to wrap his in. Its all working and I hope to continue. We are making chili today and the beans really aren't kosher but hey, a small bowl ought to be okay.

  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/14/2014 10:14AM

    So, do you cook a separate meal for your husband?

Glad this has worked for and congrats on losing!

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PERSONAL TRAINER FOOD DAY 23

Friday, October 10, 2014

I got up this morning to a 2 lb weight loss! Total of 11 pounds since I started this effort in July. Had a major set back in August and over labor day but ordered the PTF after I got back from vacation. Last night, we had quilt guild meeting and didn't get home until 8:00. I really wasn't all that hungry and didn't feel like heating up food so I had a sliced red delicious apple with peanut butter. Perfectly fine it was. Early morning meeting today so moving on.

  
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    I am so glad to hear you are doing so great. Congratulations!

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    Keep up the good work!

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Personal Trainer Food Day 22

Thursday, October 09, 2014

So far so good. Scale moved a hair to the left of 190 this morning. I lose so slowly. Maybe If I exercised it would go faster. Ate out for lunch and had a chicken salad stuffed tomato with fruit. Then for dinner, I cooked two pork chops I had in the freezer and veggies. I send my husband to the freezer to pick out his own veggies. Added applesauce to the mix and was very happy.

  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 10/9/2014 11:20AM

    The tortoise won the race...just stay persistent and you will reach your goal.

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KRICKET57 10/9/2014 9:09AM

    Slow and steady wins the race. Good luck. You can do it!

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LUVS2BIKE101 10/9/2014 8:45AM

    Some of us do lose slowly. Remember, it's consistency that gets us closer to our goals.
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