OK.... I blow my eating program at least 1 time a month. That happened, yesterday. I have no excuse but to say, sitting by the wood fireplace with my sweetheart, (our first fire of the year), after a VERY cold winterising the pool, solar heat, & bringing in the wood, etc. It was a perfect time for pizza. (I don't eat the crust! I add LOT's of veggies) I didn't realize how many calories I ate at lunch, I thought I was doing REALLY great.... but that 1 meal was 800 cals. (It was just a 1/2 chicken sandwich/ 1 TB. olive oil-mayo & 1 TB. cranberry sauce). So I knew I would possibly go over a little, but I REALLY went over, after logging in everything. So this is my strategy. I do NOT recommend to you, all the time, but for a once in a while thing, this is what I do.
I moved my lunch from Sunday to Monday, (today). That means I started the day out with 1/2 my calories consumed, already. I NEED to eat, daily, I'm exercising so much, I can't fast or whatever. Today I created a 235 calories, 29 Carobs, 8 fats, 14 proteins- go to meal. I take PAM & 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil & put in a skillet. I wash off 2 cups of spinach & sauté it in the skillet. Cook until tiny, with a little ground pepper (no salt) . Take it out, then cook 1/2 C. egg whites, adding in the spinach. I turn it into an omelet. While I am doing this I boil 1 cup broccoli & 1 cup cauliflower. When it is ready the way I like it, I drain it VERY well & add the juice of 1 small tangerine on top & then the rest of the tangerine in pieces, no other seasonings. Mix 'em up. PLUS 100 calorie pack of Smart Foods White Cheddar cheese popcorn. (This is where the salt is, 180 mg) It takes me about 1/2 hour to eat just the popcorn. I take tiny bites of each kernel. AND that's it. Delicious, high fiber, low fat, protein & I'm full for several hours! Water of course. Just love it!
My Thanksgiving challenge: I challenge myself to do at least 100 minutes of exercise each day AND 100 Spark points each day! Also, to fill up on all the wonderful veggies I cook & bring to the table! Baked yams, nothing on top- I back these in oven until they ooze, DELICIOUS!!!! Brocklli with tangerine juice on top, carrot, celery, & jacamia sticks to nibble on. It will be quiet for us this year, D* & Uncle & me. So it will be a little easier.....
BUT Christmas will be my REAL challenge, party gathering with many family members. I'll bring the salad for 30 people. But it IS quite high in calories. Lot's of dark greens, avo., roasted pecans, celery, dried cranberries & Trader Joe's Cranberry walnut dressing, (I will add a little water to help thin it out!)
Love you all! I try to always be in the flow of health from Halloween to Jan. 8, this is the time most americans gain 12 #'s. NOT US!!!!
Have a beautiful, *********sparkling********* healthy holiday season!
PS... does anyone know a low sugar, wholeberry cranberry sauce recipe? Nothing artificial!
Where's my pumpkin?
Hello from Uncle Walt & Mickey & Me!
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