I had a really good day food and exercise wise.
I keep forgetting to tell you about the tattoo I got last week.
I promise to fill you in tomorrow....oy. lol.
I decided to go pretty small but it does say Live deliberately.
So again, will talk about that whole experience tomorrow.
I went grocery shopping today.
Since nixing the whole splurge day thing, I have been thinking about how to fit in my little treats here and there.
I am also working on cutting out calories that don't really serve any purpose and don't increase my 'food enjoyment quotient'....which, which from here on out, will be referred to as The F.E.Q.
I am trying out frozen fruits.
Blueberries and cherries are the two I am giving a go this week.
I have been using canned peaches in light syrup (1/2 cup 60 cal.)....with 2 % fage (1 cup=150 cal.) and 2 T honey (120 cal.) for breakfast three days a week.
F.E.Q. 8 out of 10 on the food enjoyment scale.
I am going to (using my handy dandy blender) take a half cup of frozen blueberries (45 cal.) (or cherries...depending on the day), 1T honey (60c.) and 1 packet of Truvia (0 c.) and see if I can't equal or exceed The FEQ of my fage.
It will eliminate around 75 calories from my breakfast total if I like it.
A tablespoon of honey...60 calories. just sayin'.
It will drop my breakfast calories from 330 to around 260.
My other breakfast is 3 eggs and one piece of toast. (310 cal.) (Don't say a word..anyone touching my eggs will draw back a bloody nub, I love my eggs over easy...also known in THIS house as 'dippin' eggs. )
I think I need a third option....I still have to try that baked oatmeal.
If there is anything I really need to improve it's my kitchen experimentation.
I will also be cutting the sugar out of my second cup of coffee with Truvia as well.
I will drink the first one like I usually do.
2 T of sugar and 1/4 cup of 2% milk.
I love my coffee..it's starbucks espresso.
I brew it at home, and is the only food that enjoys a 10 on my FEQ meter.
My second cup rarely rates a 10, more like a 5 or 6.
So I have decided that since the pleasure drops precipitously with each succeeding cup, why waste calories?
If I really need a second cup I will use milk and Truvia.
The second cup would only clock in at 30 calories instead of 120.
It's worth cutting.
Just those two small changes would net me 165 extra calories that I can spend in a few different ways.
Right now...I am eating around 800 calories at the first part of my day and 600 *to 700 for dinner.
My lunch is usually around 330-400 calories. (*700 is RARE)
It is usually a small handful of nuts, a cascadia farm oat and flax bar and maybe some fresh fruit.
Or it could be cottage cheese and fruit...or soup, or a sandwich (one piece of bread), or a salad (this is rare as it feels a bit diet-y to me, a feeling I avoid at all costs.)
Now I can spend my NOW remaining 700 or so calories with either a more extragavant dinner (meaning I get some starch) OR a little treat..
For instance I found these skinny cow bars. I got some white mint ones...
Well, they are pretty tasty and only clock in at 100 calories.
So, I ate some turkey sausage that I found that was sliiiightly higher in calories but loads better in taste...110 calories vs. 70 per serving. I ate three servings or 330 cals worth...and then ate one zuchinni, one red bell pepper and five mushrooms.
I then ate one skinny cow ice cream bar.
FEQ of around a 9. If it had been the chocolate one...it would have been a 10.
I am trying to enjoy my food more.
I am also going to try that pasta TJ eats.
It has a lot fewer calories and a bunch more fiber.
I may, on Saturdays, (my 1800 calorie day) be able to bring back my world famous lasagnawith that pasta, my reduced fat mozzerella, 2 percent cottage cheese and prego spaghetti sauce *the only kind that will do.
We shall see...lol.
I am on a quest over the next 6 months to Find foods I love and can eat in moderation, daily.
This is a part of my finding maintenance.
The next thing I will work on is a satisfying mix of exercise that I can do, and achieve the maximum results in less than 1 hr. and 15 minutes per day. Probably 45-50 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of toning daily, and 5 minutes of stretching.
It takes me 10 minutes to get to my gym, and 10 minutes to get home.
An hour and a half a day is quite enough to spend.
Well, hope you all are having a great day.
Today I did 3/4 ths of a mile walk, 1.25 mile barefoot jog, 15 minutes on a stationary bike and 20 minutes hands free on the stairstepper. I then stretched for 5 minutes and did 210 sit-ups to discipline the mind and the body.
Hope everyone had a successful day.
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