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Cat Meets Pomegranate... & Wednesday Food Blog (Photo Heavy)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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When I arrived home from work last night I was greeted by a package with my name on it. I love when I get mail and packages... I don't know why but there is something about a letter or package that needs to be opened that excites me (unless of course it is a bill then I leave it unopened on the kitchen table until I have to open it...)

I RECEIVED A POM-A-GRAM!!!





I was super excited and placed it on the floor for a photo shoot (I love pomegranates!) and my Cats decided to explore the unknown...



"Mom... what the heck is this?!"


"Maybe I will just hit it a few times to see if it bites me back..."


Mr. Pomegranate has now been relocated to it's new home on my counter waiting to be devoured!!!

Now on to more pressing matters... TODAY'S FOOD BLOG!

Breakfast:

Overnight Oats w/ Vanilla Almond Milk, Plain Quaker Oats, 1/2 Baked Apple, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and 1/2 Cup of Bear Naked Vanilla Almond Granola (... and of course topped with 1 tbsp. of Almond Butter!)

My last serving of Fuze Pomegranate Acai Berry Juice!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee w/ Milk and Sugar

Lunch:

2 Servings of V8 Tomato & Herb Soup

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

1/2 Gala Apple Baked in Oven w/ Cinnamon and Butter Spray... and a 1/2 Tbsp. drizzle of local honey!

Dinner #1 @ 4:30pm:

1 Manicotti w/ Ricotta and Spinach left over from last night's dinner...

Dinner #2 @ 10:00pm:

Fiber One English Muffin w/ Low-Sugar Strawberry Preserves

(I have to go right from work to class tonight... and for that reason I have all of today's meals, except for dinner #2, packed for the day... hence, pictures for the entire day are already posted!)

Calories: 1,079 (I know today is low in calories... but I have been high around 1,500 all week!)
Carbs: 174g
Fat: 37g
Protein: 36g
Sodium: 2,157 mg

No time for exercise today... I will not be home from class until 10pm and will be exhausted and ready to crawl into bed!

I am thinking about trying to carb cycle to help me lose the next 10 lbs. I eat a lot of carbs. I am usually on the top of my macro range each day for carbohydrates and I want to change that and add more proteins to my diet.

After some research this is what I found:
Monday - Low Carb
Tuesday - Low Carb
Wednesday - High Carb
Thursday - Low Carb
Friday - Low Carb
Saturday - High Carb
Sunday - Low Carb

Low Carb Days = 93g - 125g Carbs and 85g+ of Protein
High Carb Days = 200-225g of Carbs and 60-80g of Protein

I am planning on starting tomorrow off as a low-carb day!!! Let's see how difficult this is going to be! I CAN DO THIS!!!

Happy Hump Day!

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  • NISSANGIRL
    Loved , loved , loved Your food blog! Everything looked amazing! the cats are adorable as well! keep making great choices! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3867 days ago
  • NUTRIGIRL08
    Cute pictures of your kitties!!!
    3868 days ago
  • JESSASAURUSFLEX
    Firstly, your cats are ADORABLE! and made me miss mine right now.. could go home and snuggle her. hehe

    Secondly, that oatmeal looked AMAZING!

    Thirdly, Manicotti recipe PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! I was drooling!!!

    Love food blogs. REally, really love food blogs!
    3868 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6836624
    Loved your food blog! Your kitties have an awesome mom!
    3868 days ago
  • GMO_JEN
    I have never heard of a Pom-O-Gram-that is wild. your furbabies are adorable. You are doing great, especially with a busy schedule :)
    3868 days ago
  • JESSIELOVE78
    The pom a gram is awesome!!! Love it. You are doing great. emoticon
    3868 days ago
  • KAREBARE00
    cuuuute kitties! :)

    awesome job on the food!
    3868 days ago
  • COUNTING_DOWN
    I will be anxious to see how you manage 85 g of protein. That is so hard to build up on our vegetarian diet. Go for it!
    3868 days ago
  • no profile photo SKINNYCHICK410
    I really enjoyed the way you have your day and meals planned out. It is so easy to get busy with life and let our good food habits fall by the wayside. I just wanted to point out one thing. Your calorie intake is really low. I don't know what you average a day, but over the long term, eating less than 1200 calories a day leads your body to believe that it is starving. This then frustrates your weightloss because your body begins to store more fat for you to get through the "starvation period". I hope this helps; I just know how easy it is to get frustrated when you are working so hard and not losing weight. Or worse gaining it instead! Have a great, healthy day!
    3868 days ago
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