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Old 04-12-2009, 10:26 PM   #1
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Well eating wise. So my mini goal is to lose 50 pounds by my 21st birthday. Which is the 15th of Dec. So that gives me 8 mths and 3 days. So thats about 6 pounds a mth. Which doesnt seem like much but my eating right now is disgusting so I have to change everything. So i had my last fattening meal for a while. After dinner I jogged/ power walked for an hr. Thats the most excersize ive gotten in a while. And for how overweight i am I surprised my self. Im a great runner. Ok so the following is my diet plan for tomorrow.

Breakfast (224)
*Quaker weight control Banana oatmeal-160 Calories
* Cup of fruit-64 calories

Snack (200)
*Carrots w low fat ranch-100 Calories
*yogurt- 100 Calories

Lunch (510)
Tuna Wrap
210 cal Wrap
100 cal Tuna
15 cal tbsp mayo
15 Cal Lettuce
35 Cal Onion
10 Cal Tomato
65 Cal fruit
60 Cal pudding


Snack (260)
Celery (4) w peanut butter(180 Calorie
Almonds 80 Calorie

Dinner (245 )
4 0z Chicken (110 Calories)
4 Cups Veggies(120 Calories)
Lemon Juice (15 Calories)

Dessert (140 calories)
Skinny cow ice cream sandwich (140 Calories


That leaves me with 511 Calories left to get to the 1600 for the day.. Any suggestions.....
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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I am fairly good at resisting dessert so I usually don't worry, but since I live with people who love fattening foods and it can be tempting, I keep son Healthy Choice Fudge Bars in the freezer and sometimes if my calorie count is a little bit low, I'll eat one at night to reward myself. They are 100 calories. Also for fiber try adding fresh fruit or chewy granola bars which I find a great replacement for cookies and that kind of stuff.

Congratulations on deciding to change your health for the better. I will have my 21st birthday October 25th and I also want to be 50 pounds lighter by then. I'm halfway, Yay!

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #3
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Hi Breanna! Well done on making this decision and it is totally achieveable to lost 6lbs a month safely. Any more and it may be too much but this is very realistic.

You may find that 1600 calories is enough for you but having that extra 400-500 calories in the first week of your new meal plan is a great safety net for you to add in more fruit, wholegrains or protein in case you are feeling a little less than satisfied with your meals.

Remember it doesn't have to be complicated but be sure to have extra fruit and vegetables or perhaps a couple of hard boiled eggs around for those emergencies when you feel you need some more fuel.

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Old 04-13-2009, 12:56 AM   #4
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It sounds like you are off to a great start!

What did you end up with for your other 500 calories? It looked like a pretty balanced menu to me.

Good luck to you!
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:19 AM   #5
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I think your goal is completely within your reach. My only advice is it can get a bit crazy when you calorie count, keeping track of your calories. I wouldn't worry too much about keeping perfect track of vegetable calories like lettuce and tomatoes. I only say that because your list looks exhausting to keep track of. I have been keeping a food diary for a year, and most of the vegis I consume I don't even keep track of. Anything starchy like a potato or yam, or higher calorie vegis I do. Please don't take this as a criticism. Good luck!
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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Most sources I have say your basic chicken breast is around 55 calories an ounce. You have 110 listed for 4 oz. Besides that, I think everything looks good. I always get nervous commenting on "tomorrow" posts. I had many years of starting "tomorrow". Finally one day I didn't wait until tomorrow. I hope TODAY is your day.
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Great job getting started! I'm confused about the math, though. Your menu for tomorrow totals 1579, so I don't understand why you calculate that you have 511 calories left to reach 1600.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:25 PM   #9
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Breanna, losing 50 lbs is your "mini" goal? In that case, you might want to create a few "micro-mini" goals along the way, say 5-10 pounds at a time. It's always fun to check off a goal!
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