Archive for September 2010

day 1 (October Challenge)

September 30, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): whole wheat breakfast taco with turkey bacon, egg, and salsa, orange juice, coffee with creamer

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): Salad trio – tuna, wheat pasta with mozzarella and tomato, fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), croutons)

2 p.m. (Meal #3): green chili chicken soup

5 p.m. (Meal #4): green mango pineapple smoothie, pear

7 p.m. (Meal #5): 8 brussel sprouts, salmon cake

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

Notes: missing
Bread (4)
Fruit (2)
Vegetables (4)
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Water Goal Reached? 0%

Exercise?

Weight Lost? 0 lbs (Starting Weight – 223.4 lbs)

evolving the plan, part deaux

September 30, 2010

Ok, I’ve decided it will be easier to just plan my days ahead of time for now and just pick from the pool of options I have at 1,800 calories.

So, my targets are below:

8 a.m. (Meal #1): 

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): 

2 p.m. (Meal #3): 

5 p.m. (Meal #4): 

7 p.m. (Meal #5): 

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): 

Notes:

Bread (6) 480 calories
Fruit (6) 360 calories
Vegetables (6) 150 calories
Skim Milk (2) 180 calories (may be in the form of almond milk)
Meat (2-3) 525 calories
Fat (2) 90 calories
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Total: 1,785

day 30

September 29, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): green mango pineapple smoothie, coffee with creamer

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): shrimp stirfry with brown rice, spinach, mixed vegetables

2 p.m. (Meal #3): none

5 p.m. (Meal #4): none

7 p.m. (Meal #5): assorted appetizers – ahi tuna, cheeses, curry chicken

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): quesadilla

Approx Total:

Notes: Uneaten foods….
Bread (2) 480 calories
Fruit (2) 360 calories
Vegetables (3) 150 calories
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Water Goal Reached? 0%

Exercise?

Weight Lost? 0 lbs (Starting Weight – 223.4 lbs)

day 29

September 28, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): breakfast taco with scrambled egg, cheese, turkey bacon, salsa, orange juice, coffee with creamer (395 calories)

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): none

2 p.m. (Meal #3): turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich, with mayo and swiss cheese, potato salad (approx. 700 calories)

5 p.m. (Meal #4): fruit smoothie with 2 servings of mangos and pineapple juice (330 calories)

7 p.m. (Meal #5): wheat bun, salmon seaweed salad, french fries, avocado mash?, fresh fruit

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

Total: didn’t calculate
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Water Goal Reached? 50%

Exercise? 10 minute walk

Weight Lost? 1 lbs (Starting Weight – 224.5 lbs (adjusted to home scale) 223.4 lbs)

day 28

September 28, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): granola, strawberries, blueberries, fat free vanilla yogurt, tall coffee with splenda and cream (350 calories)

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): none

2 p.m. (Meal #3): grilled chicken breast, proscuitto, fontina cheese, salad, pasta, bread, 2 fats, sweetened ricotta cheese, graham cracker, mini chocolate chip (sauce on chicken/dressing)(approx. 745 calories)

5 p.m. (Meal #4): none

7 p.m. (Meal #5): chicken pasta stirfry with broccoli, bell pepper (280 calories)

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): pineapple juice (100 calories)

Approx Total: 1385 calories

Notes – 2 extra dairy, didn’t have a plan for the day, short 3 fruit, 4 vegetable
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Water Goal Reached? 0%

Exercise? steps, 10 min walk

Weight Lost? 0 lbs (Starting Weight – 223.4 lbs)

evolving the plan

September 28, 2010

Yesterday I visited with a great nutritionist at my Dad’s health club. She suggested an 1800 calorie diet for my weight loss goals. Eating good, healthy food has become a habit; however I’m still not seeing success because I haven’t focused on the details – making sure I’m eating a variety of foods within my ideal calorie range and exercise.

So as I enter October, I’m focused on following the guidelines she’s set before me. I’ve put together my game plan below, based on an 1800 calorie food pyramid. I’m sure I’ll refine it over time, but it is where I will start.

8 a.m. (Meal #1): 2 starches, 1 protein, 1 dairy, 1 fruit, 2 vegetable

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): 2 fruit, 1 dairy

2 p.m. (Meal #3): 1 protein, 2 vegetable, 2 starch, 2 fats

5 p.m. (Meal #4): 2 fruit

7 p.m. (Meal #5): 1 protein, 2 vegetable, 2 starch

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): 1 fruit

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Water Goal Reached? 0%

Exercise? No

Weight Lost? 0 lbs (Starting Weight – 223.4 lbs)

day 27

September 27, 2010

8 a.m. (Meal #1): cereal, milk

11 a.m. (Meal #2, heavy snack): none

2 p.m. (Meal #3): grilled chicken, dressing greens

5 p.m. (Meal #4):

7 p.m. (Meal #5): sushi

9 p.m. (Meal #6, light snack): none

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Water Goal Reached? 0%

Exercise? No

Weight Lost? 4 lbs