90% Diet / Fitness / Healthy Living / Body Positivity. 10% other stuff I like.

(Everything in moderation!)

I've lost 80 pounds to date. Join me as I keep it off, and try and take off the last 20!

SW: 238

CW: 158

GW: 138

Height: 5'7"

 

Monday, September 1st


Intake:
+ breakfast: oatmeal (160) with one tbsp peanut butter (95)
+ am snack: baby carrots (35) + 2 tbsp greek yogurt dip (30)
+ lunch: 1/2 potato (~112) cooked in 1/2 tbsp oil (60) + turkey meatballs (100) + side of broccoli (~30)
+ pm snack: baby carrots (35) + 2 tbsp greek yogurt dip (30)
+ dinner: 1/2 potato (~112) cooked in 1/2 tbsp oil (60) + turkey meatballs (100) + side of broccoli (~30) + chocolate almonds (210)

output:
- none. lazy rest day.

analysis:
Did a lot of repeating meals today. Had the same thing for morning and afternoon snack, and except for the chocolate almonds had the same thing for lunch and dinner.
I’m experimenting with creating oven baked french fries from whole potatoes. I used this recipe, using only one potato (MFP estimate 225 cals), one tbsp on vegetable oil (120 cal) and cooked for 15 minutes. Added some garlic parm salt after. They could have been cooked for another minute or two maybe, but otherwise they were delicious and completely fit my “french fries” need. I ate half the fries at lunch, the other half at dinner.
Hit 1200 exactly in MFP estimate, that’s kind of fun.

Tomorrow is another day!

Batch cooking:

Trying to eat out less, to both save money and have more control over my food, I have taken up “batch cooking” lunches on the weekends, to take to work during the week. 

These lunches contain:
+ one serving of turkey meatballs (100 cal)
+ one serving of organic foursome veggies (50 cal)
+ 1/2 serving of reduced guilt mac & cheese (135 cal)

A protein, veggies and a carb for 285 cals and way less cost than buying lunch at work.

Batch cooking:

Trying to eat out less, to both save money and have more control over my food, I have taken up “batch cooking” lunches on the weekends, to take to work during the week.

These lunches contain:
+ one serving of turkey meatballs (100 cal)
+ one serving of organic foursome veggies (50 cal)
+ 1/2 serving of reduced guilt mac & cheese (135 cal)

A protein, veggies and a carb for 285 cals and way less cost than buying lunch at work.

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These are my new silver sparkle mermaid leggings.
Because why can’t workout clothes be this much fun? :)

These are my new silver sparkle mermaid leggings.

Because why can’t workout clothes be this much fun? :)

Sunday August 31

Intake:
+ 1pm brunch: two eggs (140) scrambled with broccoli and peppers (~25? 50?). Two slices multigrain whole grain fiber toast (200) with light butter (50). Two slices turkey bacon (70). 8oz iced coffee(5).
+ 6pm afternoon snacks: 1 Kind bar (200). Trader Joe’s sample cup of pie and ice cream (~100?)
+ 8pm dinner: Trader Joe’s BBQ chicken salad, no dressing (310)
+ 9pm snack: Trader Joe’s dark chocolate almond toffee bits (310)

Active minutes:
- walk to indoor cycling class (~45 minutes)
- indoor cycling class (45 minutes)
- walk home from grocery shopping (~30 minutes)

Evaluation:
Yes, I eat a lot of food from Trader Joe’s. :) And I don’t really like dressings on salads, so you will probably see a lot of “no dressing” here.

Usually on Sundays I go to a morning indoor cycling class and then a noon yoga class. Both of those instructors were out of town this holiday weekend, so instead of going to morning classes with their subs I decided to sleep in until noon instead. Huge brunch when I woke up, but pretty good on my cals, and pretty good eating and being active the rest of the day. Should have only had 1/2 of the chocolate almond bits tonight, but oh well. All in all very happy with today.

Tomorrow is another day!