I was able to do a ton of food prep in preparation for this week. I got some celery and sliced it up, then measured out 2 ounces of celery into snack-sized ziplock bags with some baby carrots. I made 5 bags for the workweek and I also picked up some pre-measured guacamole. I’m not usually a fan of this type of thing–I’d much rather have homemade (and nothing compares to Michael’s guacamole–it’s out of this world good) but I wanted something that was portion controlled and honestly, something with preservatives (gross) so it wouldn’t go bad too fast.
Here is week two of reducing my calories. Like last week, my goal isn’t necessary to hit “1300” or less calories. But my goal is to reduce my calories more than what I was doing before, including HOPEFULLY not eating back all the calories I burn at the gym.
Breakfast: Plain Greek Yogurt with sliced strawberries and some coconut flakes, half an English muffin with cinnamon and splenda, EmergenC drink, and coffee with creamer. Calories: 290
Snack: Apple and some tea. Calories: 70
Lunch: Lean Cuisine lasagna and a piece of chocolate. Calories: 365
Snack: Wholly Guacamole with celery and carrots. Pre-gym snack. Loving this combo lately! It’s tasty and filling! Calories: 110
Dinner: Salad with tomatoes, broccoli, Craisins, light Caesar dressing, pan-seared tilapia, some tortilla chips with spinach dip. Calories: 621
Dessert: Cantaloupe. Calories: 34
Breakfast: This breakfast did not work well for me. I thought it would be enough food but it really wasn’t and I was hungry within 2 hours. 🙁 I had a grapefruit, the other half of the English muffin with cinnamon and splenda, coffee with creamer and unsweetened iced tea. Calories: 292
Snack: String cheese and hot tea. Calories: 80
Lunch: Salad with tomatoes and light raspberry vinaigrette dressing, half a blackened salmon fillet, small piece of chocolate. Calories: 285
Snack: Wholly Guacamole with celery and carrots and some crackers. Pre-gym snack. Calories: 210
Dinner: Boneless pork chop, steamed broccoli with Goddess dressing and Michael’s amazing red potatoes (boiled and then sauteed with onions, garlic, rosemary and thyme). Calories: 470
Dessert: Plain Greek yogurt with strawberries, dried coconut flakes and some chocolate chips. Calories: 187
Gym: Warmed up on the spin bike, did some weight lifting and my PT exercises, then the elliptical.
Snack: Apple with tea. Calories: 70
Lunch: The rest of the blackened salmon (half a fillet), one serving of quinoa. No idea why the quinoa looks green in this photo, I assure you it’s not! LOL Calories: 337
Snack: String cheese. Calories: 80
Dinner: I saw a friend and then ran some errands and ending up getting home later than I was planning on. I needed something quick and easy! I had some chili with sour cream and tortilla chips, steamed broccoli with Goddess dressing on the side. Calories: 640
Dessert: Fun sized Snickers bar. Calories: 90
Exercise: It was a rest day but I did a lot of walking!
Breakfast: Trader Joe’s oatmeal with a little brown sugar, coconut flakes and some protein powder, unsweetened iced tea, coffee with creamer. Calories: 358
Snack: Apple. Calories: 70
Lunch: Two turkey slices made into wraps with a little mayo, mustard, spinach and Craisins. Guacamole with celery and carrots. Calories: 259
Snack: Plain Greek yogurt with strawberry slices and coconut flakes. Pre-swim snack. Calories: 129
Dinner: Papa Murphy’s DeLite pizza and two glasses of wine. Calories: 694
Breakfast: Saturday morning I had a grapefruit and and English muffin with cinnamon and splenda, a small glass of milk and coffee with creamer. Calories: 392
Lunch: Chili with sour cream and some tortilla chips. Calories: 417
Snack: Had a few bites of Michael’s popcorn at the movies (we saw the Avengers!) and had to estimate on the calories. Calories: 190
Dinner: Quinoa with steamed broccoli and Goddess dressing, Michael’s amazing garlic butter shrimp, 1 glass of wine. Calories: 656
Dessert: Way too much chocolate. 🙁
Gym: I did some weight lifting and then the elliptical. Burned 577 calories.
Breakfast: Bowl of Rice Krispies cereal, an English muffin and coffee with creamer. Calories: 389
Lunch: Turkey sandwich with cheese on gluten free bread. Calories: 491
Snack: Blueberries. Calories: 83
Dinner: Homemade burger with cheese on a sandwich thin, pickles and baby carrots and Laughing Cow cheese on the side. One glass of wine. Calories: 636
Fitness: Went for a 5.72 mile hike. Burned 542 calories.
Dessert: Some chocolate pudding. Calories: 162
Stay tuned for next week when I post about my thoughts and weigh-in.