Saturday, January 3, 2009

Keep Going...

Today was another good day.

Breakfast: chai tea latte, oatmeal made with canned pumpkin, mashed banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground flax, walnuts, vanilla, and a drizzle of light soy eggnog, and green tea.

Then I biked for 30 minutes.

Lunch: bowl of fresh cooked beets, fajita made with chicken breast and a mixture of sauteed red/green/yellow peppers, onions, and mushrooms wrapped in a low carb tortilla with melted Swiss cheese, and a side of salsa and light sour cream. Also had a Clementine.

Snacks: square of dark chocolate, a few more Clementine segments.

Dinner: I had dinner early because I was hungry: leftover stroganoff. I made this with extra lean ground beef, made the sauce low fat, and mixed it with No Yolks egg noodles. However, to cut my calories and fill me up, I always steam a large pot of cubed zucchini and yellow crookneck squash and put my stroganoff over that. Try it sometime... summer squash is mild and makes a good substitute for noodles or rice in some dishes. Also had green peas with this.

Evening snack (around 6:30, since I had dinner so early): piece of cinnamon toast and a mug of decaf tea with 2% milk and sugar.

Total: 1683 calories.

I feel pretty good. Will probably soak in the bath awhile, and go to bed early. My kids are home and they had friends sleeping over last night so you can be assured that my husband's 2 boxes of donuts were demolished promptly.

Keep at it, you'll get results.

Scale says: 227.

17 comments:

David at Animal-Kingdom-Workouts.com said...

One thing I've noticed from various blogs is that women really seem to emphasize calorie counting, whereas men focus more on the exercise end of things. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps women are just more patient?

At any rate, you seem to know what you're doing, so keep doing it!

- Dave

Linda said...

ah, your breakfast sounds delicious! I'm not usually that creative and definitely don't have that much variety. I wouldn't even begin to know where to start!

Happy Weight Loss,

Linda
OperationStickToIt.blogspot.com

katie ann said...

A restaurant around here offers fajitas with lettuce wraps instead of tortillas. Just a big ol' iceberg leaf with all the normal fillings, it's very tasty and cuts so many calories. Have you ever tried that (perhaps with a darker lettuce that might actually have some nutritional value)?

Hanlie said...

Now I'm craving beetroot! Will have to buy some tomorrow...

Ron said...

Congrats on a healthy day!

Rebecca said...

Days like these are what make long term success work. Well done!

Karyn said...

Good job, Lyn.

When did your kids get home? Bet it's nice to have a noisy house again, right? :)

spunkysuzi said...

Awesome day :=)

Lee said...

Your breakfast sounds yummy.

Vickie said...

I use the zucchini and yellow squash (and green beans!) trick too - it works wonders as a substitute for noodles.

I also use raw, fresh, sliced
cucumber, zucchini, celery, sweet potato as substitutes for crackers and chips -
something to 'hold' the topping (hummas or salsa usually)

Ria said...

Congratulations on a great day!

Adding veggies to bulk up dinner in a healthy way is such a great idea. I'm definitely going to try the squash.

Lyn said...

Great ideas, guys, thanks!

Karyn~
they got home on the 2nd. I will never complain about teenage noise at midnight when I am trying to sleep again.

Stages of Change said...

Goodjob! Holy crap does that sound like a good day. Great exercise and 3 delicious meals. Welllll done!

MizFit said...

HOORAY for another good day and getting on that bike even WITH the Toddler thing going on :)

Miz.

Betsey C. said...

You are such a healthy eater! All those vegetables -- so good for you. I'm glad your kids are home, you must be so relieved. What the heck is up with your husband and all the junk food he brings into the house? Has he always done that, or is he trying to sabotage you at this particular time? If he is, that could work in your favor and make you even more determined to stick to your healthy plan!

Anyway, a very happy new year to you and yours.

Lyn said...

Betsey C.~
Your guess is as good as mine! I have told him repeatedly what would be helpful, and he has agreed to change (such as if he wants a donut or two, just buy them for himself instead of two whole boxes). So I dunno. But yeah he has always been an unhealthy eater. The thing is, he doesn't generally even LIKE sweets. The donuts sat on the counter in my face for DAYS and he never ate a single one.

Anonymous said...

To David at Animal Kingdom...I think that men don't need to worry about how much they eat as much as women do...men get faster results with weightloss because they generally have more layers of muscle and hence can burn more calories than women do.. So a man just has to cut back to 1600 or 1800 calories and build more muscle and he'll see fast results...women on the other hand have to stick to 1200- 1500 calorie meal plans and work out 5 to 6 times a week to get some serious results over a period of time....and sticking to 1600/1800 calories a day is far easier than sticking to 1200/ 1500....unless you don't mind eating vegetables all day long....