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My fast food solution to a time crunch this weekend.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

I'm too busy to cook this weekend, so I stopped at Taco Bell and bought a bunch of chicken burrito supremes ~400 cals each. I know that's a lot per burrito, but if I only eat 3 per day, that should put me right at my limit for calories, and get me close on things like protein and fiber. I'm certain my carbs and fat will be more than adequate. And when I get hungry I can just throw one in the mirowave. I asked for them no lettuce so they don't get yucky in the fridge. Fingers crossed this gets me through the weekend without going over on calories. Now I can get my study on with barely any interruption for food. I know that this is hard to believe, so I'm putting the nutrition facts for 3 of these chicken burrito supreme's in the area below. I definitely getting more sodium than I or anyone else needs to eat, so obviously you can't make this your staple, but I just think it's nice to know that if you're really pressed for time, you can grab one of these and not mess your progress up one bit.

Nutrition Facts for THREE Taco Bell Supreme chicken burritos:

Calories: GOAL 1,200-1,550 TODAY 1,170
Fat: GOAL 27-60 TODAY 39
Carbohydrates: GOAL 135-252 TODAY 147
Protein: GOAL 60-136 TODAY 60
Fiber, total dietary: GOAL 25-35 TODAY 18
Calcium, Ca: GOAL 100-150 TODAY 60

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GUINEVERE23 12/9/2012 3:47PM

    It's funny you mention it, I did add a couple of cups of steamed broccoli as well as some sliced tomatoes. Still on pace and studying hard!

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KRISZTA11 12/9/2012 5:12AM

    That's a very creative idea!
I hope you'll still love them at the end of the weekend ; )

I would suggest to add some fresh or steamed vegetables to make it more filling.
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It's crunch time...not munch time!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

So I have 2 big exams next week, and as I start into the heavy review required, I find myself going over my calories in the evening. Something about the fear of failing seems to be a trigger for my stress eating, and I don't want to erase all my progress this week, so I'm going to try to be extra diligent with calorie counting and avoiding higher calorie options.
Wish me luck!

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JBELICIOUS5 12/7/2012 4:59PM

    Good luck!! I was a big stress eater while I was in school (and I barely even noticed which was part of the problem)--making sure you count your calories and in general just watch what you're putting into your mouth should lead you to success!

Good luck on your exams as well!!

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KRISZTA11 12/6/2012 2:26PM

    I hear you...
The evenings are the hardest part of the day for me too!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 12/6/2012 1:35PM

    If you pre-cut veggies, they make excellent crunchy snacks and give you something to chew on. Tea and gum were also my friends during examtimes!

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Kept it together today

Monday, December 03, 2012

I got up early, I packed my breakfast/lunch, I fed my dog, I grabbed my backpack, jumped in the truck...I got 30 minutes down the road for an early anatomy lab session and realized I had left my breakfast & lunch in a mini cooler on my kitchen counter. Too late to turn around, not one dollar in my pocket...I went 7:00 this morning until 5:30 this evening on some coffee, water, and some fruit shared with me by friends. I was STARVING by the time I got done today, but I drove straight home, bypassing at least a dozen fast food places, and had soup and a yogurt. I know this wasn't an ideal day, but I'm glad I stuck to my guns and didn't try to fill up from the junk food that is EVERYWHERE at my school. I'm glad I didn't stop at Taco Bell for 1000 calories worth of sodium & fat. Now I can have a nice dinner with my BF when he gets home, and I'm still on track for the day. Yay will power!

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KRISZTA11 12/4/2012 1:48AM

    Too bad about the packed lunch and breakfast... emoticon
It is great you survived the day without them and even made it into a great day!
Leaving my packed food at home would be a disaster for me ; )
Once I left mine home but my daughter saved my day, she ran after me with my lunchbag : )

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My new trick for getting more water

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I've been doing really poorly at this until recently, I must confess. I much prefer to just drink coffee and diet cokes all day, because I've needed the extra caffeine to keep me going this past year. But I'm trying to lose the weight, and I know that water is a big part of the picture, so here is what I'm doing.

I start the day with an empty orange juice bottle like this:

These bottles hold 60 oz, which is pretty close to the 64 we're all supposed to be drinking per day. Then I fill it with water, add a few squirts of MIO for flavor and I drink on it all day. Since the weather has turned colder, this wasn't working for me (I was too cold to want to drink ice cold water), so I started heating up my MIO water for a minute in the microwave...which makes it a little like a warm cup of tea...not too hot, because that makes it harder to chug...just warm enough so that it's comforting and enjoyable.

Weird..probably. But it's working. I'm definitely drinking more water...and I'm slowly dropping the pounds. Down 8 today, woo hoo!

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GUINEVERE23 12/3/2012 7:28PM

    I don't think a few squirts of MIO in a gallon of water is nearly as bad as my former diet coke addiction. But you don't have to use my trick if you don't like it. Do what works for you!

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JBELICIOUS5 12/3/2012 6:55PM

    That's a good idea to get a big bottle like that--I think I may do better getting the water in if I didn't have to keep refilling a bottle and instead say "I just have to drink this one BIG bottle" haha. Thanks for the tip!

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KENDRACARROLL 12/3/2012 10:59AM

    Hmm, artificial sweeteners and colors - not sure I'd make this a daily habit...
How does a squeeze of lemon or orange sound?

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KENDRACARROLL 12/3/2012 10:57AM

    Hmm, artificial sweeteners and colors - not sure I'd make this a daily habit...
How does a squeeze of lemon or orange sound?

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    Never thought of warming MIO water. Might have to try that sometime, cause you're right...sometimes on cold days drinking cold water just doesn't work!

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INNER_PEACE 12/2/2012 3:35PM

    Hmmm! I'll have to give this a try. I actually just bought some Mio to help with water intake as well. I have been wanting something warmer. Thanks!

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Another small loss feels like another big victory :)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

That scale is so fickle! One week it hardly moves at all, and the next I get three big dips in three days. Now admittedly, last week was Thanksgiving week, and although I think I was pretty good, I wasn't saintly. So I guess just maintaining my weight at all was a victory in itself last week. But this week! I hit 150 early in the week, broke 150 yesterday, and I dropped from 149.6 to 148.8 since yesterday. This may simply be dehydration; I'm studying for an exam, and I've been drinking a lot of caffeine. But I'm also keeping my calories down. Either way I haven't seen that number in a while, and I'm happy. Yay spark!

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DALID414 12/1/2012 9:14PM

    The scale is very fickle

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/1/2012 12:55PM

    No victory is too small!!

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KRISZTA11 12/1/2012 9:46AM

    emoticon to your success!

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