Day 7 is in the books and it was another good one! I got a ton o' fiber in today and some good protein too. Plus I finally got the dang yard clippings up from the back yard so I am ending the week on a happy note!
I will keep harping on this, you may get tired of hearing it, but this just doesn't feel like dieting! And in reality it isn't. I just don't OVEREAT! I also savor the food, eating it slowly. I am no longer in a race to eat as much of this yummy food as fast as I can. It is still yummy whether it is 3 ounces or 16!!
One more thing I find amazing is that on day 1, I decided that 1500 was just not gonna be enough calories, so I made my number 2000 calories. Well, for days 3, 5, 6, and 7, I have not gotten my full allotment in at all. In fact, the last two days, I was way off. I don't recall day 6's number, but day 7 weighs in at 1405 calories. Without any starving either. This whole new world is amazing to me. I could learn to like this, fo sho!
So hear is my food diary for the day. I knew I had some strenuous work ahead of me early this morning, so I had a bit more hardy of a breakfast than usual. I fried a sausage patty at what I believe to be about three ounces for 270 calories, put a piece of cheese on it for 60, and the bread was 90 for the two pieces, for a total of 420 calories. After getting the work done, it was just before lunch time and I had no plan as yet. I told you Kathy had bought broccoli, califlower and orange I guess banana peppers or whatever they are called. they are smaller peppers that taste like the bigger bell peppers. Well I took all those and some baby carrots, and made a bowl of steamed vegetables out of it and then seasoned them with lemon pepper seasoning, for a total of 220 calories for lunch. It was so yummy ya'll, I will be doing that again in the future! Snack time was doubled up though, as the veggies didn't seem to stick to me very well. Plus I had a bit of an old habit raise its head. I was watching tv and relaxing and suddenly had the urge for a snack, thus snack two. However, I was smart about it. Snack number one was a granola bar with a 1/2 cup of milk for 210 calories. I savored it and enjoyed every last bite and drink of milk too. Snack 2 may have been uplanned, but it was well executed. I had bought some radishes the other day cause I like radishes. I liked them even more when I found out 7 of them are like 15 calories. So I sliced 7 up and seasoned them with some Cavendar's seasoning and had a wonderful snack for 15 calories. At last Kathy mad it home from work and I was able to cook supper. We had bought some tiny little thin pork chops, about an ounce to and ounce and a half each, and I cooked them on the grill with a smidge of garlic salt on each one. They were easy to cook and good to eat. We had a rerun from earlier in the week in a dish of sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in EVO and a dab of house italian dressing. Topped off with a couple of spoonfuls of green beans and dinner tallied to 460 calories and was very filling. I had a sweet tooth directly after, so I went straight to the evening snack I have come to love so much, Sam's Choice key lime yogurt for 80 calories! Mmm mmm yummy!!
I think for this upcoming week, I am adding the goal of getting my morning weight workouts in. I am pretty satisfied with my cardio being at lunch time and don't want to mess with that. I think that with the combination of new eating habits (not dieting), weight training and cardio, I can have a heck of a time knocking off the weight and getting healthier like I should have earlier in life. But as we all know, youth is wasted on the young!!
Good night, and ya'll keep on inspiring me, and I will do my best to do the same!!