So, this plateau is kicking my arse, so I broke down and went back to my old FitDay journal and started keeping track. Here is what I noticed so far:
So far today I have eaten 539 calories, 16.4g Fat, 85.6g Carbs and 12.6g Protein
It is 4:21 pm where I live.
Now, this isn't a big surprise to me. I just don't feel like eating much early in the day so I am sure I will make up for my calorie deficit at dinner time. I am thinking dinner will be chicken breasts, breaded w/seasoned Panko breadcrumbs, (dipped in egg) and mixed veggies (steamed) and maybe some rice. I'll have a big glass of 1% milk too.
After the kids go to bed, there will probably be a rum and coke in it for me too.
So now I am thinking, is the way I am eating my calories contributing to my plateau? I realize I need to balance out more of what I am eating. Carbs have always been my staple but for right now, I have to work with what I have at home, in the fridge and pantry. I can't run out and get more fresh fruit and veggies. I suppose I should probably start eating eggs or something for breakfast. However, I DID force myself to eat a serving of Cheerios Oat Clusters cereal for lunch which is better then the usual PB&J. It was good, I'm just not much of a cereal person. I've made a big effort to drink more water...so far 40 0unces. I like water...I just never think to drink it.
So there it is. I am supposed to be eating around 1,875 calories for weight loss at last calculation. (Though if someone has that website again to figure out calorie consumption I would appreciate it...I'm not 100% sure of this number.) I think I may make it. Maybe not. I don't know. I have such a problem with calculating calories because I pick at stuff here and there! Guess I should stop that too.
I have also been taking generic Adapex for awhile now too. I thought I should mention that.
So based upon what I've said so far (I'd post a screen shot of my calorie chart if I knew how) - what stands out as GLARINGLY bad? I mean, I know I'm not getting the highest quality calories, but is the way I am eating (not much until dinner) part of the problem?
You'd think I'd have this down by now. According to my FitDay Journal, I've been on this journey since January 16th!