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Thursday, July 25, 2013

My first two days of food tracking, I was under my calories despite eating more food when I wasn't even hungry anymore. I decided I needed more food during the day and less food at night.

Yesterday, being the genius that I am, I left my packed lunch on the kitchen counter, which meant going out to lunch. Going out to lunch generally means I eat way more calories.

And it's hard to track them since I don't really do fast food or chain restaurants with nutritional information posted. (But I do REAL food instead so it's way better anyway!) So yesterday's tracking is a bit of a guess on the lunch section. I had a portabella and hummus panini. I found a portabella and mozzarella panini on the food tracker that was 530 calories. I put in the individual ingredients (guesstimated) and mine comes out to roughly 400 calories. Plus the kettle chips and pickle. Overall, I ended up about 100 calories over my goal - but that goal is with no exercise. I'd be well within my range today, now that I've run a couple of miles.

I figure after two days of underconsumption, 101 extra calories yesterday isn't going to do too much damage. And while I didn't need the kettle chips, they were pretty tasty.

Breakfast: Hemp toast, almond butter, cantaloupe, grapes

AM Snack: Soy yogurt and mint verbena tea

Lunch: Portabella and hummus panini, kettle chips, and dill pickle spear

Dinner: Black beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, corn, lime juice, and guacamole tortilla chips (OMG THEY ARE DELICIOUS HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE BEFORE?!)

The totals: Still a little higher in fat and lower in protein than I would like, but I'm working on it.

Not too bad, really.
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    I did that Thursday morning... had my lunch (leftovers from Olive Garden entree I divided in half) - set it down rather than putting it in my bag, for fear it would 'spill out' into the bag. Ended up walking off this morning and leaving it. Wasted... but at least not 'waisted' :)

    Ended up getting lunch... a grilled chicken wrap - and of course, that was actually much healthier and lower calories LOL
    2184 days ago
    1. Your food looks delicious and I am now hungry

    2. Going over every once in a while won't make or break you as long as you do good the rest of the time :)

    3. I'm glad I'm not the only one that has made their lunch and forgot it and had to fend for themselves trying to find something even remotely healthy!

    Keep up the good work and everything will end up evening out! emoticon
    2184 days ago
    You did well despite the forgotten lunch.....well done. It isnt about the odd meal here and there, its about the regular consuming of wrong foods. Your mind set is good too.
    2185 days ago
    Going out is never easy and is all guess work. 100 cals over is not the end of the world as long as it is not every day.

    Just to cheer you up last November I went out for a evening meal and when I tracked it I found I was way out. I had eaten at least 1500 cals over my daily. I felt bad because it was the first time I really over did it.

    It got to the end of the week to weigh myself. Fingers and toes xxx that I had not put on too much, I found I had lost 1k (2.2lbs)

    Going over is going to happen but try to don't knock yourself out too much.
    2185 days ago
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