Friday, July 14, 2017

Another Day

I really enjoyed all your comments on the last post. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and insights with me! My brain has been off "diet/lifestyle/health" mode (obviously) for a long time as I am dealing with family medical stuff at home, and your reminders and suggestions are very welcome!

Today I took Diana's advice and got up early to go to the farmer's market.

I got
sweet onions
4 kinds of summer squash
baby/small Yukon Gold potatoes

All fresh, local, some organic, most pesticide free.
Cost: $24.

I was looking for some spinach but didn't find any; I already have lettuce and kale at home. I am enjoying this bounty today and will get back into the habit of weekly farmer's market trips!

Today's eats:
Breakfast: strawberries, raspberries, and raw almonds
Snack: pumpkin seeds and a pineapple black iced tea infusion from Starbucks (free tea day!)
Lunch: 2 bacon, 1 soft boiled egg, 1 peach, iced coffee with half and half and sugar free syrup
Snack: protein shake
Dinner: cabbage and onions sauteed in avocado oil and toasted sesame oil with sliced turkey breast, two ears of corn with butter and salt
Planned snack: string cheese

So what do you think of that menu? Better than yesterday's?

I biked 2.3 miles and did quite a bit of walking. I will update my nutrition stats when I am done eating for the day.

Stats for today:
1045 calories
98 g carbs
52 g fat
65 g protein


Anonymous said...

Ultimately what matters is if the calories you're eating fall in the weight loss range. Eat in the same range for a week, then see if you've lost weight. If not, drop calories. Simple. You overcomplicate things because it's part of what disordered eaters do. We complicate food too much and make it emotional instead of logical. I get it, but you simply have to stop.

As for the menu: you have THREE fat sources for dinner (two kinds of oil AND butter). Added fats are not very satiating and not necessary. You need to set up good eating habits: a meal, usually, ought to be a protein serving (3-4 oz lean protein), a fat serving (1 thumb of fat), 1 starch serving (equivalent to 1 piece of bread or 1 [not 2] ear corn or 1/2 c cooked grains), and abundant vegetables. Steamed or raw, NOT cooked in oil.

That's not a crazy diet; that's how everyone is advised to eat for weight loss. It should be common sense for you after so many years.

I have a recommendation for you.

I have no personal connection to it--I read the book but don't honestly follow all of her principles because I'm actually not a food addict [I'm a former anorexic]. But reading her book made me think of you [longtime reader].

NicoleG said...

I don't read everything you post so I'm not sure what you usually eat but that menu looks really good. What kind of protein shake do you buy? Or do you make it? I just started buying Muscle Milk light in chocolate and I mix it in the blender with frozen berries and ice. It ends up being a meal since it's so filling! Not full of sugar like some of those out there. Good luck with everything.

Lyn said...

Anon 1~

Interesting how you are seeing it. I don't feel like I am complicating things at all! Feels very simple and easy to me. I am even kind of enjoying the logging this time! Thanks for the recommendation. I will see about checking out her book from the local library system.


I use Wonderlim shakes, Premier Protein shakes from Costco, and sometimes a chocolate whey powder from a tub (can't remember the brand though). I'll have to try the Muscle Milk, thanks!

M. Muraski said...

Just a thought: Why so many oils/fats in your dinner?

Hugs <3

Lyn said...

M. Muraski~

The avocado oil was to saute the veggies in, the sesame oil for flavor, and the butter because I love corn on the cob with butter and salt! The amounts totaled about a tablespoon of fat (100 calories). I am aiming for about 30% carbs, 30% fat and 40% protein so I do need to up the protein a bit and cut the fat (I had 35% carbs/41% fat/24% protein for the day).

Anonymous said...

Personally, I'd pass on one of the fruits, the iced tea, the iced coffee, the protein shake, 1.5 ears of corn, the butter, choose only one oil, the string cheese and the packages turkey breast. I'm trying to maintain and the above foods would definitely make me gain, especially if eaten in one day. I'd eat more lean protein, more vegetables and drink water.

Anonymous said...

So, did you have to give up your part time job and your volunteer positions because of all the doctor's appointments?

Lyn said...

Anon 10:06~

Thanks, will see what kind of results I get from this and adjust as necessary going forward :)

Last Anon~

Yes. I hope to get back to those things in the future.

Anonymous said...

I agree.

Anonymous said...

You are not going to lose weight eating this way. But I still support you trying.

Anonymous said...

I'd also pass on the bacon.

Diana said...

First of all, this is so much better than your previously posted menu! Good job on the fruits and vegetables.

I just read some of the comments above, and saw you felt forced to defend your choices. Lyn, you know how to do this more than anyone I know. The bacon, the avocado oil, butter, corn on the cob - there is nothing wrong with that food. I It's wholesome and healthy food. I don't know why people pick on what other people eat. I guess they think it's being helpful, but I disagree with most of their comments.

I've seen you eat like this before and lose weight, a LOT of weight. I eat like this too and I'm down 50 pounds in the last six months. I eat at least 1/2 avocado a day. I have a couple slices of grass-fed, organic pork bacon every two or three days (not that nasty, fake turkey bacon garbage). The corn on the cob is fantastic this time of year, and I love it. I stay within my calorie range, as you did. That is ultimately how we lose weight. Plus, eating foods we love that are healthy, keeps us going. Eating fat-free, fake food is highly overrated and doesn't work for me.

Anyway, I do believe you're on the right track. I expect to see great things from you (again).

Keep at it my friend. You've got this!

MaryFran said...

Mmmmm. Your fruit and veggies look sooo good!!