Day 3 is in the books and it wielded some good times and great information. So I started off the day with cereal and a banana for a total of 300 calories, had the usual Healthy Choice lunch entree for 340 calories along with a banana, 100 calories. Then for the afternoon snack, I had a granola bar for 150 calories. So I came home for supper with 840 calories consumed for the day. Kathy made us some tilapia fish which was 100 calories per filet and I had two, and the pasta salad she cooked was 180 calories per 3/4 cups and I guesstimated I had a cup and a half for 360 calories. Well my mom brought over a summer salad of tomatoes, onions and cucumbers in vinegar and I was pretty sure I had blown my calorie limit by eating that until I went to check on vegetable calorie counts. Wow! I know I didnt have a full tomato, but even if I had, it would have been around 35 calories, the onion and cucumber around 10 a piece! That is amazing! So by the time supper was done I had managed to keep my calorie count to less than 1500 calories and that was unintentionally!!
Not to great on the exercise front though. I went to the track at lunch and planned on walking a mile but my legs were so sore and I only walked a half mile. We did wind up having to walk about a half mile total to get to DCI's band competition though so there is that. I know this, I just feel better. I don't have the mid afternoon crash where I lose all interest in being productive and would just love to take a nap, I have the energy to do stuff when I get home. I hope to keep building on this. and I know I will cause I have a pretty good audience now!!
Okay adding on to this post. I did a little surfing and one thing I found that made some sense that I want to run by ya'll. I saw a calories per day stagger plan that had you on up and down calorie counts. Like one day you go 1800 calories, the next you do 1200, a few days you do 2000, and then one day of the week you overeat a little, like 2500 or so. It is supposed to prevent plateaus and keep you moving down on the scale by confusing your body and not letting it get into a rythm. Any thoughts? By the by I am trying to starve today and make it like 1200 calories and then tomorrow I am going to indulge in some pizza for dinner. Just a heads up. And also, on my walk today I bought another tailors tape and will be measuring my belly tonight and get you that measurement tomorrow morning hopefully. But for now, here is a pic of me in Branson during our vacation last month. Not a totally accurate depiction as it is a bad angle, but it gives you an idea where I am starting.