The scale read 171 this week. I lost 1.1 pounds which I am proud of, but I am really itching to get under 170 again. The 160's are just around the corner! I hope to hit them next week! I feel so close that I can just taste it!
My regular meals have consisted of:
-2 Boiled eggs mixed with guacamole in a whole wheat wrap with a cup of coffee with 2 Tbs of creamer (433 calories)
-2 Scrambled eggs mixed with a handful of turkey sausage crumble and topped with 1/2 ounce of shredded cheese with a cup of coffee with 2 Tbs of creamer (335 calories) sometimes with a banana (105 calories)
-Yogurt fruit parfait with granola with a cup of coffee with 2 Tbs of creamer (300 calories)
-Pancake with a cup of coffee with 2 Tbs of creamer on the weekend (513 calories)
-Bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle and a coffee from Moxie Java every other week when I went into Boise for the day (587 calories)
-Bag of salad mix (Caesar bacon is my favorite) (288 calories)
-Turkey and cheese sandwich sometimes with an apple (400 calories)
-Turkey and ham sandwich from Subway (280 calories)
-Can of soup (200 calories)
-Bean burrito (300 calories)
-Occasionally a fast food stop with a soda to drink (way too many calories)
-Some kind of snack bar (ThinkThin, Atkins, FiberOne, etc..) (100-200 calories)
-Or I just skipped snack to save on calories
-Lately I have gotten into the Green Smoothie thing (300 calories)
-Salad from Dominos and one slice of pizza every Friday night (498 calories)
-Ocassional fast food pick up when I get off of my meal plan (too many calories)
-Either chicken tacos with fries from Wingers or steak tacos with chips and guacamole from the Mexican restaurant for weekly date night (I only eat 2 of the 3 tacos or don't eat the shells and limit myself on the fries or chips) (600-800 calories)
-4 or 5 days a week, though, I cook at home. Usually with chicken or very lean ground beef. This is always changing. I have found a meal planning app that I have been semi-following for a couple of months. It's called MealPlanner. It has low calorie easy recipes and includes the weekly grocery list which I liked. Unfortunately the family and I have only found a few recipes that we all like. So I'm still always on the hunt for healthy, yummy, easy recipes. The recipes didn't seem all that healthy anyways. All lot of them had pasta/cheese/canned cream of soups/etc. (300-400 calories)
-This is my biggest downfall! Too many times I have a snack of unhealthy food at 8:30 after the kids go to bed. I am really working on it, but it is still a work in process. (Usually haven't added up these calories which is bad!)
As you can see, I would start my weekdays really well and than slip at either dinner or nighttime snack (sometimes both!) My weekends are usually bad for staying on track with my eating well, too. I know my weaknesses. Now I need to work on them.
Calorie counting and moderation have obviously worked for me to still lose weight sometimes, but very slowly. I believe that my workouts are what save me here. With the 160's just around the corner, though, I am wanting to speed up my weight loss some and clean up my eating. So I read Chris Powell's book Choose More, Loose More about carb cycling. I am going to try to put some of what I learned from it to work over the next few weeks. I really hope this will give my weight loss a jump start and get me into those 160's (maybe even the 150's) quicker.