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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Conquering the Weekend (one day at a time)

I'm doing it! I really am!!

I stayed OP all day yesterday, with my one planned indulgence of dessert. And I stuck with the apple cobbler ala mode, which I found a comparable one for under 800 calories, so I marked it as such. It only put me 179 calories over my alloted for the day. NICE!!!

Today I am planning my menu around dinner, which will be a little higher in calories. But I'm also planning a walk with my hubby and the dogs. It's a gorgeous sunny day, and we are going to suck up some vitamin D, and I'm going to earn my dinner!

Speaking of hubby... I started him taking vitamin B pills... and the difference in his happiness level is amazing! He's actually happy! He has been battling a low grade depression for the last year, and he finally allowed me to make him a cocktail of pills, because he's sick of it. So I have him on a multi, B-50, calcium, and glucosamine. And the difference in the spring in his step is incredible.

Today's eats:

Br: banana, 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1 cup almond breeze (unsweetened original), 2 strawberries, vitamins (223 calories)

Lu: pita pizza (tortilla, 1/3 cup skim mozza, portobello, black olives, canadian bacon) (325 calories)

Sn: 1 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup plain ff yoghurt (143 calories)

Dn: 4 oz roast beef, 1/4 cup mashed potato, 1 cup mashed turnip, .5 cup steamed broccoli, 1 yorkshire pudding, 1/4 cup gravy (547 calories)

Did you see the new thing in there? Almond breeze. I'm reading a ton about it online.

I'm not prepared to give up milk (this is a milk alternative to some people apparently), but I'm open to trying new things. I'll let you know how it is. Nutritionally, I'm impressed with it. Only 40 calories for an entire cup, no sugar, 20% calcium (skim milk is 30%), and only .3 of the 3g of fat are Saturday fats (damn that cute commercial, they will always be saturday fats to me now). Protein has milk as a no brainer. 9 to AB's 1 gram. So this will never replace milk, but it might be a fun tasty addition to my repetoire.

Okay, now I'm looking at my planned menu for today and I'm SUPER EXCITED!!! Look at all that fabulous yummy food!! And it's only 1238 calories for the ENTIRE day!

I tell ya, the secret to my being successful, if I had to narrow it down to just one? Planning. If I were to not plan my eats, I would be all over the map, scrambling to balance out. But this way, I eat my breakfast in front of the computer and plot the remaining eats for the day. And I'm always happy with my choices. I can adjust according to what nutrients I'm lacking, and it's not "fly by the seat of my pants". I'm in complete control at all times.

The only thing is I'm going to have to invest in some iron pills. Since the multi I'm taking isn't a women's formula, it is low on iron, and this day has me sitting at 52% of my recommended intake. That's not good, especially considering I have my period. I tend to lean more on the iron deficient side on a GOOD day. Just my blood type, or body type or whatever. I could never be a vegetarian. I'm such a meatavor... lol.

Thanks for listening,



Losing Myself said...

Wanted to drop in to offer some encouragement, but you've encouraged me. Just seeing what you have accomplished so far is an inspiration! WOW.....You Rock!


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

You Rock, Dee! So proud of you!

I'm a big fan of B12, too. Glad the B's are helping out the hub :)

Magda said...

Heh magda slowly converts the world with my V B pushing ;)

charmed i'm sure said...

yahooo for you staying OP :) and, you've convinced me to give the Almond Breeze a whirl...maybe in my morning coffee?? anywho....you rock!