On Saturday night (exciting huh!), I grabbed a pen, paper and my trusty cookbook (because it gives me all of the important nutritional information I need). I picked out a few recipes that would make enough for a week of dinners and lunches, yet also provide variety so I wouldn’t get bored. There were a few favorites and a few new ones that I was excited to try. I was up early Sunday and on my way to Trader Joe’s to avoid the rush, and make sure I could get everything I need. The rain worked to my favor and I enjoyed the rest of the day cutting veggies, making hummus, grilling chicken, and organizing my fridge. I was up with time this morning to pack my lunch AND eat breakfast at home.
I logged back in to myfitnesspal.com to log my food and activity I have found that this keeps me accountable and also lets me know when I have had too much fat or not enough protein for the day, and allows me to adjust accordingly. I enter the nutrition calculations Ariane sends us because it’s not just about calories, but where they come from.
Breakfast: chocolate covered peanut smoothie (a little high on the calorie and fat side, but for the day I was ok and it kept me full)
Snack: 1/2 quest bar (I wasn’t hungry, yet knew I needed something before lunch to balance my blood sugar)
Lunch: 4 oz grilled chicken with a colorful bean/veggie salad
Snack: baggie full of veggies with homemade hummus (1/2 cup serving – whoohoo)
Snack: 1/2 quest bar (a little tide-me-over on the bus ride home)
Dinner: 4 oz grilled chicken and pan seared butternut squash over arugula with white balsamic vinegar
Approximately 1477 calories, 133g carbs, 49g fat, 152g protein
I am not signed up for the May/June session of Slim & Strong, but want to prove to myself that I can do this on my own (and have you…the loyal readers help me be accountable to the goals I have set for myself). In four weeks, when that session ends I will subject myself to the same measurements I had done last Friday. I look forward to sharing my positive results with you then. In the meantime, be on the lookout for more on my journey to my best self, the obstacles I have faced and how I have worked to overcome them.”