21-Day Fix – Food Log Day 7

Started the day early running errands for my daughter’s prom tomorrow.  Had a million things to do, so had to grab lunch out.  Then had to go straight to work as soon as I got home.  Now it’s 9:00 pm and I’m starving and exhausted and have three hours of work left.  My daughter is fixing my dinner.   Taco Bell for lunch and pizza rolls for dinner – that’s all I’m gonna say about that! I’m not going to post my daily calorie intake today, 1.  Because I haven’t entered the food in my food log yet and 2.  Because I know it will be ugly.   I can’t say for sure if tomorrow will be better since we are spending the day at my grandmother’s doing all the prom prep (hair, makeup, pics, etc.) so I may just have to chalk this weekend up to something that just couldn’t be avoided and get back where I belong on Sunday!

21-Day Fix – Food Log Day 6

Today I really didn’t measure my foods, nor did I even log any of my meals or snacks until I sat down to write this post.  I was hungry and I ate what sounded good.  The result? I went over my calories for the fist time in five days, but only by 51 calories, and that was solely based on the Lose It! calorie budget, which means I am still way under the 21-Day Fix calorie budget.  I feel like I made really good choices today, even if my portion sizes could have been smaller.  But, to be honest, I was hungry and what I made was delicious!  I will not feel guilty for food choices today.

Total calorie count:  1813

  • Breakfast – 177 calories
  • Lunch – 484 calories
  • Dinner – 985 calories
  • Snacks – 166 calories

BREAKFAST:  Bagel Thin with Nutella

SNACK:  Skipped

LUNCH:  Tilapia, rice/quinoa mix (brown rice, quinoa, plain yogurt and hummus) and broccoli

SNACK:  Strawberries

DINNER:  Tilapia (small piece left over from lunch), chicken (small boneless skinless piece leftover), rice/quinoa mix, broccoli and mashed sweet potatoes

SNACK:  Dark chocolate almonds

Ask for motivation…….

On day one I asked for any and all support and encouragement.  Today that came from my friend Jess.

Jess is a runner.  After some pretty scary heart issues two years ago she began running for her health, to strengthen her heart.  Most days she runs on a treadmill while her daughter naps.  On good days she runs out side and hubby runs with her (doctor’s orders) while the grandparents keep the kiddo.

Saturday Jess and her hubby (who is a much better sport than I would be considering he hates running) ran their first FULL MARATHON.  Yes, I said full….as in 26.2 miles (and don’t you dare forget that .2).  Her time was 6 hours.  Running.  For six hours.  She did that.  I’ve asked myself several times since then if there is anything I want to do for six hours straight and I can think of nothing…..except maybe drinking.  That I could do for six hours.  That is what I call fun!

One of my goals is to do a 5K (that is only 3.1 miles, mind you) and my goal really is just to walk (maybe jog) and survive without needing a stretcher and oxygen at the end.  I have told Jess several times (and a few other people too) if you EVER hear me say I want to run a marathon (hell, even a half marathon for that matter) to smack me or be very worried because my body has been invaded by aliens.  

Today, Jess sends me this article.  I can just see her reading that first sentence and probably half spitting out her  Diet Coke because she immediately thinks of me.  After reading the rest she sends me the link.  

And I am SUPER glad she did.  It is very motivating.  It is very inspirational.  It helps me see things in better perspective.  I don’t have to run a marathon.  I don’t even have to RUN a 5K.  But if I want results, I do have to do SOMETHING.  I can walk to the mailbox (which is at the end of our street), I can walk to my son’s bus stop (which is a block away), I can probably even walk the whole half mile to the entrance to the neighborhood if I really put my mind to it.  Notice I said walk, not run.  But I CAN do those things.  So I WILL  do those things.  Heck, I might even grab some headphones and dust off the Couch to 5K app on my trusty iPhone (which of course would prompt another blog series about my progress, I’m sure).

Bear with me as I’m still learning.  I’m still trying to find that AHA moment that makes me want it more than anything else.  But everyone’s journey always begins the same…..with the first step.  Tomorrow I take mine!

21-Day Fix – Food Log Day 5

DOWN A POUND – CALORIES CHANGED TO 1762/DAY

Today was a most difficult day.  It was all I could do to choke down the spinach in my salad – and I love my salads.  Nothing tasted quite “right” today.  I wanted nothing more than to go have some wings and beer…..or pizza.  I miss them so much!  I know it will be worth it and I know that there will come a day when I can have these things and it will be OK.  But today is not that today.

I was told that every once in a while you can indulge…and you have to in order to stay sane, I realize this.  But I know myself.  If I go downstairs and make wings and have a beer today.  Then tomorrow it will be even easier to convince myself that I can order pizza (cause my week is already ruined anyway, right).  Then it will be Friday and who wants to cook on Friday.  Then it will be Saturday and we are getting my daughter ready for Prom so I will be running around all day, grabbing something on the go.  Then it will be Sunday, which is Easter.  Then ….. well now you get the idea of how my mind works.  So I CANNOT go downstairs and cheat even a little bit today.  I mean it’s my first week.  I can’t allow myself to indulge so soon.  I won’t allow myself to indulge so soon.  So, I ate my slimy spinach and I choked down my bland chicken and I ended the day 214 calories under budget.  So, I call that a success!!

Total calorie count:  1548

  • Breakfast – 202 calories
  • Lunch – 348 calories
  • Dinner – 522 calories
  • Snacks – 477 calories

BREAKFAST:  Bagel Thin, strawberries

SNACK:  Skipped

LUNCH:  Salad (spinach, grilled chicken, dried cherries, sliced almonds, feta cheese with raspberry vinaigrette dressing)

SNACK:  Blue corn tortilla chips

DINNER:  Taco (ground turkey, Face plain yogurt, brown rice, refried beans, white queso, spicy ranchero sauce in a spinach & herb tortilla)

SNACK:  Utz cheese balls (only 1 serving)

21-Day Fix – Food Log Day 4

Total calorie count:  1682

  • Breakfast – 424 calories
  • Lunch – 566 calories
  • Dinner – 424 calories
  • Snacks – 268 calories

BREAKFAST:  2 hard-boiled eggs, strawberries, Bagel Thin with Nutella

SNACK:  Sliced kiwi

LUNCH:  Taco (ground turkey, plain yogurt, white queso, Spicy Ranchero sauce, rice and refried beans in a Spinach & Herb tortilla)

SNACK:  Sliced cucumber

DINNER:  Chicken breast, green beans, brussel sprouts

SNACK:  Banana with Nutella

21-Day Fix – Food Log Day 3

Total calorie count:  1522

  • Breakfast – 277 calories
  • Lunch – 400 calories
  • Dinner – 574 calories
  • Snacks – 270 calories

BREAKFAST:  2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, strawberries

SNACK:  Skipped

LUNCH:  Chicken sausage, roasted asparagus and quinoa

SNACK:  2 dark chocolate Hershey Kisses

DINNER:  Taco (ground turkey, Face plain yogurt, brown rice, refried beans, white queso, spicy ranchero sauce in a spinach & herb tortilla)

SNACK:  Tortilla chips and hummus

Aside

21-Day Fix – Food Log Day 2

Total calorie count:  1248

  • Lunch – 237
  • Dinner – 672
  • Snacks – 340

Today was much a better!  I slept in so I decided to skip breakfast and just have my first snack.  My daily breakdown is as follows:

  • Breakfast:  1 Purple, 1 Red
  • Snack:  1 Green
  • Lunch:  2 Green, 1 Purple, 2 Red, 1 Yellow
  • Snack:  1 Green
  • Dinner:  2 Green, 1 Purple, 1 Yellow, 2 Red, 2 Yellow
  • Snack:  1 Purple, 1 Yellow
  • 6 teaspoons

BREAKFAST:  Skipped

SNACK:  Baby carrots 

LUNCH:  Brown rice/quinoa mix, sliced cucumbers

SNACK:  Banana, Nutella

DINNER:  Chicken burger with swiss cheese and Face plain yogurt on a Sandwich Thin, green beans almondine and mashed sweet potato

SNACK:  Skipped.