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    RAYLINSTEPHENS   243,109
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A typical Meal Plan for me.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Today I was asked what my typical day's food plan is like and what I do for exercise. So I thought, maybe this will help others too.

10 Bing cherries
6 oz. Peaches
1 Cup Cantaloupe
6 oz. Strawberries
1 Cup Cottage Cheese 1%
4 oz. Dannon Light & Fit
442 calories

Marinated Salmon
9 Shrimp
1.25 pounds fresh cucumbers (munched throughout the day)
2 Tbl Cool Whip
1/2 Cup Cherry Vanilla ice cream
1/2 Cup Cheerios
628 calories

2.67 oz. Lean Ground Beef
1.34 oz. Breakfast Sausage
1-1/2 Cup Mixed Vegetables
1 oz. Vermicelli
6 oz fresh Tomato
489 calories

14 cherries
2 strawberries
2 Cup Cantaloupe
200 calories

Finished my day at 1809 Calories, 245 Carbs, 45 Fat, 122 Protein, 1872 Sodium

I try to eat my fruits in the morning with cottage cheese and yogurt. 3-4 oz of fruit equals a portion and the number of portions is up to you. A large apple can be 2-4 portions.

Lunch is protein with veggies. When I was trying to lose the bulk of my weight I also limited the amount of protein to the minimums. Now I am trying to max it out.

Dinner can be cereal with ice cream, added nuts if I still need fats. Or like today, I chose protein and veggies again.

For exercise I walk daily with my neighbor and we are now averaging 5.5 miles every morning, 311 calories burned on average. I try to do some Strength Training 3X week. And I am still using my Walk Away The Pounds videos!

This is pretty much what I have followed for the past 15.5 months with great success. When I was into more weight loss I kept my calories around 1550 and burned about 700 calories on the average day.

I hope this will help someone with their own program.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOPHIADARE 7/9/2009 9:31AM

    Great plan!

Great mix of "tastes good" indulgences that people would think they couldn't have with "tastes good" indulgences that are good for you!

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GRALLEN 7/8/2009 3:33PM

    Glad you posted. It's neat to 'see' into someone else's routine. I still want to get a WATP video but haven't gotten around to it. I'd like to rent it from the library first then maybe buy it. We'll see.

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PALESEPT 7/8/2009 1:59PM

    MMMMMmmmmm... cherries!!! My personal favorite! I have them with either cottage cheese or yogurt. How do you buy your cherries? I buy them frozen and then microwave them for a couple of seconds. My other favorite is blueberries. I'm a fruity girl! heehee emoticon


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GYPSYHEART1 7/8/2009 10:36AM

    Thanks again, Linda for sharing this meal plan. It's simple, easy, healthy, and most of all affordable. You are the best, my friend. I can do this! I also get by with a little help from my friends...

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MELTEAGUE 7/8/2009 10:21AM

    Sounds yummy ! I am drooling!
Have you tried Frozen yoghurt? there are some really delicious ones out there???

Nicley done, it is not always easy to fit it all in in a day ...good job!

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    Wowie! Very healthy eating...that's so awesome! I'm a little nervous about carbs. For me......I couldn't loose and enjoy as many carbs as you do even though I LOVE fruit. So, I load up on the veggies instead. You are emoticon !!!

Hugs, Laurie

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MEADSBAY 7/7/2009 8:41PM

    I want to be just like you, Sparky! emoticon
Thanks for sharing, Linda.
It's good for us to learn about all the different right ways to do things there are.

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DEBIPOGUE 7/7/2009 8:06PM

    I'm not up to that calorie intake yet ( not exercising that much though either) but this was very helpful and it certainly HAS worked for you. Thanks again.
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MARTY19 7/7/2009 7:11PM

    WOW. I am impressed! I'm not sure I could eat all that food but your balance of nutrients is incredible.


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