A Wild Plan Appears!
Monday, November 14, 2016
I'm really toeing the line of being under 100 lbs lost. At my lowest weight I was 160, and this morning I'm 173. This is unacceptable, especially going into the holiday season. I've been stressed, and this has lead to emotional eating, especially at night right before bed, when I'm tired and my resolve is low. So I've come up with a new eating plan that hopefully will help me not eat 500 calories of peanut butter right before bed. I thought back to how I ate when I hit goal, and I realized that I ate peanut butter for breakfast ALMOST EVERY DAY. I wasn't bingeing on it at night because I was eating it first thing. So I'm going to start eating peanut butter for breakfast again. I'm also taking some guidance from the foods that body builders eat when in a cut phase, just not being so severe with it. Here are the foods I'll be focusing on:
lean meats such as chicken breast, pork loin, london broil, and lean ham
sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots, beans
peanut butter, cashews
I food prepped yesterday by cooking the rolled oats with diced apples and portioning them out. Each container is 1/2 cup diced apples and 1/2 serving of rolled oats, and I'll add 2 tablespoons of Crazy Richard's peanut butter after reheating. Another breakfast is a spinach and ham omelette. I also hard boiled some eggs, which I'll have as a snack with a baked sweet potato.
I'm temporarily cutting my calories to 1750. With the amount of physical activity I do (2000 calories a week in exercise) I don't want to go lower. My ultimate goal is to get back to my goal weight before Memorial Day 2017, since I'll be spending the holiday weekend in Ocean City, NJ with my girlfriends for the weekend! I want to be as fit as possible in my bikini this coming summer. Now stop. Read that again. FIT. Not skinny. FIT. I will continue to build muscle and shed fat as I go. I have 195 days to get this done. That's a 2 lb per month loss, or 1/2 lb a week. Slow and steady wins the race!