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A menu and some insight..

Thursday, January 03, 2013

We hopped back on that wagon so in the spirit of that I've decided that posting my daily menu couldn't hurt and maybe give you all a window into what went into me yesterday. This is something that I use to do and found it helpfull to look back for ideas on meals as well as giving me an online base to look back on and find trends in the ups and downs of weight when compared to the weight chart that I keep. The idea behind what I do is counting calories while cutting out as much processed foods as possible, if I can acheive a completely whole foods intake I am where I want and need to be and the weight seems to come off steadily, this is my goal. Going from where I am currently to a mostly whole foods intake is not an over night process, sure I can cold turkey go to whole foods but I find that weening off of them slowly "hurts" less and sticks in a more permanant way so it begins and transitioning into whole foods has begun.

Throughout this process I have kept to a lot of whole foods even when eating badly, it seems that I just eat the junk in addition to the good stuff and this I believe will make things easier to get back where I need to be as I do have a love for whole foods. You will see with my intake that I currently have a cup of coffee in the am, this has got to change back to a cup of hot green tea but like with the whole foods I am weening off of it this week and am hoping to be done with it by next Friday or so. With that long lead in here is the menu from yesterday.

7:00 AM
Coffee/light creamer 75

8:45 AM
7 egg whites 105
7oz potato 175
Onion/Green pepper 35

11:00 AM
1 Banana 125

1:15 PM
1 can of Tuna 120
1T Miracle whip 45
2 deli slims 200

2:00 PM
Greek yogurt 120

4:30 PM
Green Giant Cauliflower/cheese 150
2.5oz potato 65

6:15 PM
2 Tortillas 200
3oz Ground turkey 150
1 T lite sour cream 15
1 T salsa 25
1/2 cup kidney beans 100
1oz shredded cheese 90
onion/jalapeno 15

That list comes to 1810 total calories and thats not too bad as I aim for 1800 per day, when I began losing weight I had no idea how many calories to take in and started way too low and eventually came to 1700 which worked for well for me. I decided on 1800 for now because even though I did have awesome results with 1700 I thought it was slightly low but this is subject to change as I go and may ultimately drop back down to 1700.

Getting daily walk back into my day has to happen as well and its the plan, I set up my Cycleops trainer so that I can get my biking legs back but for now at least the rides are short to save my arse from being sore all the time and walking is such a fundimental exercise I need to make time for it.

Weighing in, as soon as I get a scale that works I will post my weight, for me I need to weigh myself often to stay in control of what I need to do day by day, some people do it once per week some don't weigh themselves at all, I am that guy that wakes up and steps on the scale to see the trend day by day. Making time to write in this blog is in my lans as well, when I started off I had zero readers like any new blog but before long I had support coming from many directions and its so important to have support that I would be doing myself an injustice if I did not utilize this as an option to connect with like minded people so the blog is going to become a priority again. Please subscribe to the blog if you are a new reader and if you are an old reader finding me on your feed again add me to your things to do list again, You can also follow me on facebook via the link at the top of the page or just search Zeusmeatball.. and add me.

Straight forward and informative is the way this post went, just something to sort of layout the plan, getting back to my old self on this blog is coming so grab a big ol glass of Green tea, sit back and watch me drop the weight.

Thanks for all of the support, it is more than appreciated.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CPT.SPACEMONKEY 1/10/2013 9:56AM

    Hey you.... we started our journey together here about four years ago... not sure if you remember me but it's been a while. I had hip surgery and then gained back 100 of the 165lbs tghat I lost. It's hard starting again but I am glad to see you still here. I am trying to find the support and motivation that I had back then with people here. Its hard though... lots harder this time around than last. Anyway... I added you to my fb and I hope that things go well for you... for us! :) It's good to be back.

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JOHNSONZ 1/7/2013 5:58PM

    Thanks for posting this. I am starting to track here again & really need to get better. Gosh, I am always starving so going to also get back to Protein Powder.

Nice to see you!
Happy New Year!
Love you incorporate the 20 month old - why not??
Cant believe its been 20 months though. Wow!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/5/2013 8:18PM

    great to see you back emoticon

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RAJANIEMI 1/4/2013 11:17AM

    You are determined...I am going to take the bike right beside yours and ride...hope you don't mind.

I will be adding you to FB...thanks

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CATLADY52 1/3/2013 5:35PM

    Glad to have you back!! emoticon

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HEIDIS2NDCHANCE 1/3/2013 12:07PM

    Looks good! I'm looking forward to reading your menus. They always were a great source of whole foods meals ideas! Keep up the great work!

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CINCYDORA 1/3/2013 10:25AM

    Great to see you back!!!

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DDOORN 1/3/2013 10:07AM

    Sounding REAL GOOD Tony! Keep 'er Sparkin'!


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