Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I consumed 1030 calories today - and I am eating all day long!
Hopped on the scale this morning, lost another pound. I am coming up to a weight I always get stuck on when I am losing. I will not give up!! I have 12 pounds to go!
I made my husband and two sons one of their favorite meals tonight. Mexican chicken. It's chicken breast coated in chili powder baked, then topped with queso cheese and salsa, I served it with mexican rice. The only thing I could eat out of what I made them was the broccoli and grapes. I had nutrisystem bbq beef, beans and rice along with them.
We talked about balancing our meals (protein, grains, dairy, fruits) tonight at the SparkPeople live meeting. I got some ideas on other foods to add for my proteins. I add an extra protein to my breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. I have been eating morningstar veggie sausage, shrimp, and veggie dogs. I am going to start drinking protein shakes for some of my afternoon snacks. I am doing good with my dairy intake. I figure that it is good for healing my toe too.
For next week, we have to take pictures and talk about our packed lunches for work. It is nice to share ideas!
Well, I am going to go enjoy the Country Music Awards! Have a nice evening!
Monday, November 07, 2011
Just got a call from my Doctor's office. The nurse told me to keep doing what I am doing - my bad cholesterol went from 137 to 115! My total cholesterol is now 174.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Yesterday went very well. When I first got up, I weighed myself and found I had lost 11 pounds in almost four weeks! I grabbed a pair of corduroys that were too tight last Spring and they fit! - Yayyy. My plan post-surgery is working! The first thing my mom said when she walked in was "You lost weight". YES!!
Yesterday, I consumed 1222 calories and was in NYC for the day. I went a total of 14 blocks on my knee scooter. It turned out to be a nice little workout on my arms and upper body - the roads and sidewalks are on the bumpy side up there! My mom and I went to our favorite french restaurant for lunch (Pergola Des Artistes on 46 Street & Broadway). I enjoyed salmon with dill sauce - which was a very light sauce- and string beans and baby carrots. One of the things I love about french restaurants is the fact that they serve small portions. I did enjoy 4 ozs of red wine with my lunch, and did not eat any bread. Yayyy!
We saw "Sister Act" on Broadway. It received the 2011 Tony for Best Musical. The music was excellent and it was pretty funny. We also saw a lot of NYC marathoners walking around Times Square. I found myself imagining how it would feel if I was getting ready to run it - so exciting...maybe I will make it a 2013 goal after I complete the Disney half marathon next fall!
We then had 45 minutes to grab dinner to go and get back on the bus. We went into a Food Emporium. They have every type of food imaginable for every type of appetite and diet. Lunches and dinners were made up in to go boxes - from sushi to chicken and potatoes to casseroles. It was amazing! I knew I had extra cals at lunch, so I bought a ReadyPac spinach dijon salad (which I take to work quite frequently) and a container of fresh cut pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi. I felt a great sense of control and excitement that I had hit on all the nutrients I needed for dinner and had stayed in my calorie range. I scooted by all the desserts - AND they did look good.
We got home around 8:30 PM. It was a long day out for me, but I did really good. My foot never swelled up or hurt.
So ... I am so thankful that I planned ahead. I joined SparkPeople in February 2011. I have read countless articles on focusing, planning ahead, eating in moderation, and healthy foods. I have logged all of my running miles, exercise minutes and consumed foods. I think all of this, with the support and inspiration of all of you, is helping me to reach my goals.
Friday, November 04, 2011
My mom is coming over to visit and I do not want to be on the computer while she is here, so I am writing this half way through my day. I am getting excited for NYC tomorrow, it should be crowded with all the marathoners. I wonder how many of them are Sparkers!
Calories are going well -- 713 right now. I have eaten a good breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. I still have dinner and a night time snack left for today.
I worked 6.5 hours today, got an early ride home with my son when he was done classes. I picked up the house a little bit when I got home. My husband is doing a really good job with it, I just have to get one of my boys to sweep this weekend. I am keeping up with my husband and my wash. The boys do their own - their wives will thank me some day!
My foot was a little sore on top today, I don't think I wrapped it right after my shower this morning. I re-wrapped it this afternoon, it is doing better.
So, that's it - nothing exciting - which is fine with me - I like it calm!
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