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Food on the Brain

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I reset my weight goal last week, before I started the newest 5% Challenge, and it upped my calories everyday. My plan was to stay in the low to mid-range just in case I didn't get in the correct amount of fitness minutes. I don't know if I was playing a mental game with myself, or the thought of being "allowed" extra calories, I have been close to the top 4 of the 7 days...yikes!

Today I did better. I started with my morning banana berry smoothie. A breakfast that I used to have at least 5 days a week. It has a good amount of protein, fiber, and fruit so it is pretty filling. For lunch I had the nachos from the Nutrition Tracker. Dinner was a fabulous Roasted Tomatoes and Red Bell Pepper Soup. I found the recipe on Supercook.com. It took just a few minutes to cut everything up, 40 minutes to roast it all, and then maybe 10 minutes to blend it all together. I let it cool for a couple of hours before dinner time. A serving of crackers, Laughing Cow cheese, and a Skinny Cow Truffle bar rounded out the meal. Now if I can just get through the rest of the night without snacking I am well within my goal for today.

I have one more day of cardio and am already 150 calories over my weekly burn goal. I will definitely get in the fitness minutes this week, but am still concerned about weigh in tomorrow. The extra calories in are a concern. Last time I adjusted my weight goal, and added additional calories, I hit a plateau where I lost and gained the same 3 pounds for 6 weeks. That was before I started strength training though.

No use stressing over it. The scale will be whatever it is going to be in the morning.

Night all!
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    Hello, I hope all is going well.
    How are your goals going?
    The list of foods on your menu sound yummy.
    I love new recipes.
    It is good to get ideas from others of heathier choices. Thanks for sharing a sample of what you chose to have in your day.
    Have a wonderful Easter.
    Your Spark Friend,
    2905 days ago
    Sounds like you have a challenge that you are trying to do also. Good for you! Just remember the emoticon is only one way to win. Think about what you are doing for your emoticon and soul. I think that counts also. Best of luck my friend in all you do! emoticon
    2931 days ago
    I hope your weigh in went well.
    2945 days ago
    You are doing well! emoticon Good luck with your weigh in!
    2945 days ago
    Good luck with your weigh in. Remember that it is only a number. Stay positive...it sounds like you are doing a great job.
    2946 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Thanks for the recipe ideas! Also, good luck with today's weigh-in!
    2946 days ago
    Sending you positive vibes!
    2946 days ago
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