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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:

rolled oats
lean meats such as chicken breast, pork loin, london broil, and lean ham
sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots, beans
bananas, apples
whey protein
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!

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    Love it! Memorial day is a great time frame for getting there too!

    I am originally from NJ and miss the Jersey shore and boardwalk. I loved Ocean City, Wildwood and Cape May (when I wanted to slow things down). Here in Calif there are great beaches--but no Boardwalk.

    846 days ago
    Also extra points for the pokemon themed title!
    849 days ago
    I have a very dumb question. I have bought the rolled oats and PB (apples is genius, need to get those!) but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to actually COOK this. Do you add water? Help please?! Thank youuu and you got this!!!!
    849 days ago
    Good luck taming that not-so-wild-and-crazy plan to your needs. And now if you excuse me, I need to go look up Steve Martin/Dan Aykroyd SNL skits from the 70s.
    851 days ago
    Ahhh! Emotional eating, it's so difficult to avoid this and to live free from its claws. But you got this. You got a plan and you'll follow the plan!
    Keep sparking, we both know it works!
    851 days ago
  • LUCKEE40
    I love your plan and it has motivated me to change mine up. My nutrition hasn't been terrible but also not the best, so it's time to switch things up on my end as well! Good luck lady!
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  • WADLEY2013
    Great way to analyze and initiate a well thought out plan! I, too struggle with night time calorie load. I do great all day, then night time goes to crap. Thank you for the motivation, you are going to get there!!
    853 days ago
    You Wild Woman, you!! Not really lol. What you did is you examined both your eating habits and your dietary needs, and then you formed a plan that looks like you will have success with. And, oh my goodness! That apple, oatmeal and peanut butter combo sounds amazing!! I think this will work well for you!!
    853 days ago
    Good plan with the foods and the prep you've already done! You'll get it done! I was doing the evening thing too for almost a week. I'm hoping a few days away, when I couldn't just eat things in the evening before bed, has gotten me off to a better start this week.
    853 days ago
    I find that when I brush my teeth immediately after dinner, the thought of having to brush them again often (but not always) discourages evening grazing.

    I like your plan. Wishing you success.
    853 days ago
    Good plan! I too am up about 6-7 lbs over my goal, and 3-4 over the upper end of my maintenance range. I'd like to get down to the bottom of my maintenance range, which means losing 9-10 lbs. I'm returning to entering everything into the food tracker BEFORE I eat it. That worked for me!
    853 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon emoticon
    853 days ago
  • no profile photo MISTY_MOUNTAINS
    Good plan! You're smart to nip it in the bud!
    853 days ago
    You have a solid plan! I have finally got in the habit in the evening, if I feel I am about to succumb to the munchies for a lift, I just go to bed, Learning to accept that I am tired has been a big win, and the extra sleep has helped me a lot. emoticon
    854 days ago
    emoticon Great plan!!!
    854 days ago
    Great plan! emoticon We're in this together, I'm also starting over - or rather, continuing where I left off.
    854 days ago
    Have a great week!!
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