Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just keeping it real....

I’m tired of counting calories! I think I’m to a point in this journey where I can pick/eat close to goal w/o having to count, count. I have OFFICIALLY gotten bored with this aspect of losing weight. Maybe I’ll take a stab at taking pics of my food to see if that’s beneficial??? I would like to start exercising longer and more vigorously. I guess I'll be doing some interval training. From here on out (until I get bored), I won’t be posting my caloric consumption. However, I will continue to post my caloric burn but on a weekly basis. So far I've burned 435 and that's without exercising on Tuesday. We'll see how the rest of the week goes.

Monday, September 19, 2011

MEAL DIARY MONDAY 9/19/11


Breakfast
Sharp string cheese - 60 cal

Snack
Brownie - 180 cal
Chex bold party mix- 120 cal

Lunch
Chicken n Dumplings - 270 cal

Snack


Dinner


Snack

TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 630 cal +++

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED -

Counting Calories

Since I've started counting calories, I've lost two pounds. I know my weight loss could be greater if I'd eat more healthy foods and exercise more. When I see all the calories that certain meals cost, it shames me. Often times, I eat fast food out of convenience. I see why I've gained all this weight!! I really need to buy more Lean Cuisine type foods, when I'm running low on time.

Things to change
Shop Sunday for healthy lunch foods - My top 3 go-to foods for the week will be rotisserie chicken, baby spinach and Oroweat sandwich thins.

Exercise in the morning - I feel that I'm more likely to stick to exercising if I get it out of the way, prior to going to work.

Prepare breakfast and lunch at night - Along with getting myself ready for work, I have to feed my son and dress him which leaves little time in the morning to prepare food.

**If I can start by making these small changes, I should start seeing results consistently.

MEAL DIARY SUNDAY 9/18/11






Breakfast
Cinnamon Toast Crunch w/2% milk - 468 cal

Snack
Nothing

Lunch
Nothing

Snack
Brownie - 180 cal

Dinner
Chicken n Dumplings - 540 cal



Cornbread muffin - 170 cal

Snack
White seedless grapes - 60 cal
Banana - 110 cal

TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 1,528

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED - 0 DIDN'T EXERCISE

Saturday, September 17, 2011

MEAL DIARY SATURDAY 9/17/11

Breakfast
Honeynut Cheerios w/ 2% milk - 282 cal

Snack
Nothing

Lunch
3 hotwings -150 cal
Rotel - 142 cal
Tortilla chips - 140 cal

Snack
Nothing

Dinner
POPEYE’s
Half Breast/Leg - 380 cal
Biscuit - 260 cal
Fries - 130 cal

Snack
Rainbow Sherbet Ice cream - 120 cal

TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 1,604

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED - 0 DIDN'T EXERCISE

Friday, September 16, 2011

MEAL DIARY - FRI. 9/16/11

Breakfast
Nothing

Snacks
Nothing

Lunch
Chick-fil-A #1 Combo - 1,200 ***RED FLAG*** - Sooo out of order but I was having a lazy day, didn't wanna get out the car to go in Subway or Lenny's.


Snacks


Nothing


Dinner
3 slices of LC pepperoni pizza - 840 cal





Snacks
Nothing


TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 2,400 cal


TOTAL CALORIES BURNED - 0 - DIDN'T EXERCISE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

MEAL DIARY - THURS. 9/15/11

Breakfast
Nothing


Snacks
Ritz Crackerful - 130 cal


Lunch
Smothered pork chop – 410 cal
White rice – 205 cal


Dinner
Zatarin's Jambalaya Pasta - 420 cal


Snacks
Mini popcorn - 160 cal
3 oatmeal cookies - 180 cal




TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 1,505 cal



TOTAL CALORIES BURNED - 245 cal - 20 min Turbo Jam

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MEAL DIARY - WED. 9/14/11





Breakfast

2 hardboiled eggs – 156 cal
2 slices of turkey bacon – 50 cal
Sharp cheese – 54 cal


Snacks
3 oatmeal cookies – 180 cal


Lunch
Turkey and roast beef sandwich – 200 cal
Chili Cheese Fritos – 240 CAL

Snacks
Fun size Baby Ruth - 85 cal
Mini popcorn - 160



Dinner
Smothered pork chop - 410 cal

White Rice - 205 cal

Turnip greens – 100 cal

Dr. Pepper – 300 cal



**RED FLAG** This meal had too many calories, but hubby had this on his mind all day. And who am I to disappoint?! Plus, it was sooo good!

Snacks



TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 2,140


TOTAL CALORIES BURNED – 0 Didn't exercise :(

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MEAL DIARY - TUESDAY 9/13/11

Breakfast
Hard boiled egg – 78
3 slices turkey bacon – 75
Sharp cheddar cheese - 27

Snack
Ritz Classic Cheddar Crackerful – 130 cal

Lunch
2.5 baked chicken wings – 200 cal
Green beans – 40 cal

Snack
Whips Yogurt – 140 cal
2 Fun size Baby Ruth - 170 cal

Dinner
3 chicken wings – 240 cal
Green beans – 40 cal

Snack
2 serv. Kroger Rainbow Sherbet - 240 cal
3 oatmeal cookies – 180 cal

TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1,560

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED – NO EXERCISE

Monday, September 12, 2011

MEAL DIARY - MON. 9/12/11

Soooo actually, I’m starting over this week. Last week, I must’ve caught some type of virus, my throat was sore and I was congested. NOT a good feeling at all. I finally went to the doctor on Friday for some meds. Thank God it wasn’t anything serious. With that being said, I am going to start back posting my meal diaries and workouts daily.

Breakfast
Hardboiled egg w/ sharp cheese – 78 cal
3 slices of turkey bacon – 75 cal
Sharp cheddar cheese - 27

Snacks
Oreo cookies – 270 cal

Lunch
Turkey & roastbeef sandwich – 200 cal
1/2 serv. Sweet butter chips – 50 cal

Snacks
3 Chocolate chip cookies – 180 cal
Sharp cheese string wrapped in Turkey – 110 cal
Mini bag of popcorn – 160 cal

Dinner
Fit & Active Chicken Alfredo – 240 cal
Baked chicken wing drummie – 40 cal
Fried chicken wing drummie – 51 cal

Snacks
Smoothie – 120 cal


TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1601
TOTAL CALORIES BURNED – 285 - 20 min Turbo Jam


* I went hard on Turbo Jam but I had to bring down the intensity when I started to cramp. I'm hoping to see that scale

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MEAL DIARY - TUESDAY 9/6/11

Breakfast
2 hard-boiled eggs w/sharp cheddar cheese cube - 173 cal

Snack
Peanuts - 140 cal
4 Oreo cookies - 180 cal

Lunch
BBQ shoulder sandwich - 300 cal


Snack


Dinner



TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 793 + cal

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED -

I WON'T EVEN SAY WHAT I ATE...






I didn't eat anywhere close to my diet plans over the Labor Day weekend. I didn't exercise either. I guess my saving grace was that the food was grilled and not fried, right? Today, I'm going to start back exercising consistently and tracking/prepping my meals so that I can stay within the caloric alottment and stay focused on my goal to lose weight.














Friday, September 2, 2011

MEAL DIARY - FRI. 9/2/11

Breakfast
Nothing - I made a mistake and put my turkey bacon in the microwave on defrost instead of cook. Didn't have time to cook it before leaving for work.


Snack
Peanuts - 140 cal
3 Nutter Butter Cookies - 180 cal


Lunch
3 slices of PH Chicken Pizza - 1,029 cal ***RED FLAG*** I was so out of order!


Snack
Special K Sour Cream & Onion Chps - 110 cal

Dinner
Zatarin's Jambalaya Pasta - 420 cal

TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 1,879 cal

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED - 0 - Didn't exercise

Thursday, September 1, 2011

MEAL DIARY - THUR. 9/1/11

Breakfast
Chick-fil-A biscuit 440 cal **RED FLAG** Too many calories!

Snack
Peanuts 140 cal

Lunch
Chicken Salad Sandwich 250 cal
Sweet Pickles – 100 cal
Special K Chips - 110 cal

Snack
3 Oreo cookies - 160 cal

Dinner
.5 serv. Chicken & Steak Fajita Nachos - 900 cal


TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED - 2100 cal

TOTAL CALORIES BURNED - 281 cal 20 min Turbo Jam


**Yesterday was hubby's birthday so we had Mexican food. I still managed to stay within limits.