After ending January on such a high I'm not in a great mood today. Yesterday I was tired, didn't plan spectacularly (I knew there would likely be nothing OP besides the sandwiches at lunch provided for me and yet in my tired/huriedness I ran out the door anyway), and later did a little stress snacking after rehearsal. I was contemplating doing a "maintenance week" (not sure what this would entail for me, but maybe just still track and eat about 1800 cal/day?) but I'm afraid it would be too much of a slippery slope, given that the stress and sleep deprivation will continue over the next few nights, and exercise time will be less than normal.
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, 1 c skim milk, oatmeal (1/3 c oats, small banana, 1/2 oz walnuts, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder bc I'm so tired of my breakfast not lasting me til lunch)
L - flatout sandwich wrap, ~3 oz lean deli ham, 1.5 oz provolone, handful of chips, chocolate cupcake
D - sausage, bean and kale soup, roasted brussel sprouts
S - small apple, Dr. Kracker cracker w 2 T hm hummus, between 1/3 - 1/2 Toblerone bar (sugar cravings are what I get for eating a cupcake earlier)
E - 4 mile wog with dog
Cals came out to 2000, not horrible, but I don't like how much sugar I ate.
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, 1 c skim milk, oatmeal (1/3 c oats, small banana, 1 T dark chocolate pb)
L - 1/2 flatout bread w 2 oz lean ham/turkey, 1 slice cheese, a boatload of carrots & celery w hm hummus, orange
D - hm quesadilla or just melted cheese, depending on your perspective, w 2 ww tortillas and probably 3 oz reduced fat cheddar, frozen veggies
S - lf yogurt, small piece MS mud cake
E - 30 min stairmaster
On maintenance since March 1, 2005
Last edited by Megan1982 : 02-03-2012 at 09:56 AM.
Megan, you know I am a big proponent of maintenance weeks. Just remember that a maintenance week isn't a "indulge in everything you ever wanted" week.
B - oatmeal, flaxseed, banana, walnuts, skim milk
L - spaghetti w/sauce, veggies, chicken
S - atkins bar, m&m's
D - middle eastern chicken, salad w/lf dressing, israeli couscous, piece of toast w/butter
E - wog this AM (3:30::1:30 run::walk)
B- 1 cup oatmeal, 2 splendas and a splash of original almond milk, 2 morning star sausage links
S- 1 golden delicious apple
L- salad (butter lettuce, cherry tomatoes, banana peppers, chick peas and low fat Vidalia onion dressing), light and fit yogurt
D- 1 cup brown rice, kale and cannelini beans, 1 boca burger patty
E- 30 day shred level 1
SHORT TERM GOAL
Last edited by unstoppable : 02-02-2012 at 02:00 PM.
B- smoothie (mixed berries, banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 serving of organic vanilla yogurt)
L- small portion brown rice, kale and canellini beans, golden delicious apple
D- salad (lettuce, tomatoes, salad topper, chik'n patty, French dressing
E- 3 miles on treadmill in AM
I got super stressed out and stopped posting, though I was still on track.
Plan for today:
B - Greek yogurt w/ blueberries, pineapple, and a little whole grain cereal.
S - Apple w/ cheese
L - Chicken tortilla soup (Skinless chicken thigh meat, carrots, celery, zucchini, bell pepper, a little wild rice, canned tomatoes, a small amount of corn, broth with a lot of chili powder and garlic, with 2 tbsp shredded RF cheddar, 2 tbsp sour cream, and a baked corn tortilla shell on top).
S - More greek yogurt w/ blueberries
S - Protein shake
D - Tostadas - grassfed ground beef from farmer's market, refried beans, lettuce, olives, sour cream, and salsa on baked corn tortillas
S - NSA Ice Cream
E - 75 min treadmill inclines, 45 min prenatal yoga (I NEED to make this fit in today. I am carrying all my tension in my body), 3 mile dog walk.
B - 2 scrambled eggs, sliced grape tomatoes, salsa
L - salad with red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, red cabbage, leftover steak, low fat ceasar, crispy onions
S - apple
S - I went downstairs to get a cup of coffee (I have one every day with a splash of half/half which I never bother to log because it's what, 40 calories?) The sweet barista knows I really like tall non fat lattes, so he made me one for a price of a coffee. A latte is 90 calories, so I guess I had better log that!
D - hamburger patty, steamed green beans
SIX YEARS at maintenance weight!
I'm going to try a maintenance week as I've kind of been doing that the last 2 days, lol. If it doesn't work for me, I won't do it again. Terms of my maintenance week will include continued daily weighing & calorie counting (I may drop this in the future if I stay in control of my maintenance week, but not yet - I don't trust myself yet), staying between 1800-2000 cals, trying to make those cals healthy and not all junk, and exercise as normal.
B - coffee w 1 T h&h, 1 c skim milk, banana eggs (1 sm banana, 2 eggs, cinnamon)
L - 1/2 Flatout wrap w lean ham/turkey, 1 slice cheese, a boatload of carrots & celery w hm hummus
D - kale, white bean, veggie soup, 1 Dr. Kracker cracker
S - small grapefruit, 2 pc. from Toblerone bar, small glass red wine (drank about 3/4 of this), shake 'n bake chicken drumstick (had to eat this during the play I was in, lol)
E - stairmaster 20 min, elliptical 30 min
On maintenance since March 1, 2005
Last edited by Megan1982 : 02-06-2012 at 09:02 AM.
0615 Fruit tea to wake up with. Multi-vitamin. Anti-histamine. Joint mumbo jumbo pill. Ibuprophen.
0630 B - 3 tbsp muesli, tbsp summer fruits, tbsp low fat cottage cheese, tsp wheatgerm, skimmed milk. Coffee w full fat milk.
The day was rather intense, spent with a friend who needed a lot of support. I went to his house with food packed but found myself able only to eat a hard-boiled egg and three oatcakes. Yes, rather intense. Coffee, water, lemon and ginger tea.
1830 T - bolognaise sauce, two oatcakes, salad (cue, carrot, yellow pepper, green beans).