Wednesday, October 05, 2011
I think my Mississippi Sparker's team threw down with this challenge but I find it both exhilerating and um challenging. The goal is to earn 21 points within a week by eating within your range on carbs, fat, protein, and fiber. You give yourself a point for each of those categories per day. I've been regularly low on fats and wasn't paying significant attention to fiber. I had to incorporate 1.5 tbls of butter into my dinner on Monday to meet the goal. I ate my normal servings of fiber one, fruits and veggies, and whole grain deli rounds...over shot my fiber by 15 grams...opps! (althogh I don't think this is a bad thing every now and then. On Tuesday I was so ahead of the game with my healthy breakfast and lunch that I had room for a Chif-fil-A sandwich, med french fries, sm carrot and raisin salad, and a diet lemonade. Very enjoyable way to get my fat quota and satify a craving that was beckonong to me every Sunday for the past 4 weeks (Yeah it's all about the fact that they aren't open on Sundays...genius maketing technique to blame God for this). I think tonight there will be a little olive oil on my whole wheat pasta and mixed vegetables. I've been super aware of reading lables and making choices based on dietary needs (conquering this challange) and not cravings. This tracking has been really fun!