Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The New Year is here. I weighed in at 225.4 today, after having cake last night. I took it into the pizzeria, and gave it to them, but had a small slice myself. Today starts 9 weeks till my next doctor visit.
I have decided on 2 alternating menus, averaging about 50 grams of carbs, and 10 servings of fruit/veggies. I am averaging 1750 calories, 50 g carbs - 15 g fiber, 115 g fat, and 132 g protein. Basically I cut down on my protein, and fat a bit, which dropped my calories. My carbs have gone up a bit.
Breakfast is 5 eggs, with 2 Tbsp. butter, and either a NS can of mushrooms, or a small bowl of NS peaches. That gives me more carbs with my breakfast.
Lunch is 9 ozs b/s chicken thighs, with 1 can NS green beans. This helps me get a bit more fiber, as well as more vegetables.
Dinner is 9 ozs b/s chicken thighs, with 1 can NS tomatoes, and 1/2 an onion.
My snacks are 1/2 cup macadamia nuts on the day I have mushrooms, or 3 ozs extra sharp cheddar cheese on the days I have peaches.
I plan on eating this way for 3 weeks, and if I am losing weight, find something else to add 10 grams of carbs to my menu. That gives me 3 weeks to find something. It is hard to find foods to get an extra 10 grams. Everything is either super heavy on carbs, or barely has any. I could add cottage cheese, but I already eat cheese, and it is high in sodium, and I am limiting myself to 1 fruit serving every other day, to stay away from being put back on diabetes meds. Beans are very high in carbs, but I could cut out something, and add them at 60 g a day. Any suggestions welcome.
I am going into the pizzeria today to help clean it up. My friend was very busy last night, and just let the crew go home. So I am going to help him clean up before they open the store...fun, fun, fun! Not sure if I should be flattered that he called me first, or if everyone else turned him down..lol.
I did get my 90 minute walk done, and then went to do a bit of grocery shopping, and buy some plastic sheeting for my windows in my apartment. I have the heat at 85 degrees, but it is freezing by the windows. Hopefully I can get it so it is warmer . Being on blood thinners may be contributing to my cold feet, and hands.
Hopefully today is the start of a wonderful year for all of us.