Yesterday I ended with a total intake of 894 cals.
Today I will end closer to 1000 & possibly go over by about 100 because I was physically hungry (totally new concept) and ate a banana before lunch.
Breakfast: cinnamon raisin bagel + 2 tbsp cream cheese = 330
Mid morning snack - banana = 100
Lunch will be a lean cuisine panini = 310 cals
Dinner will be LC parmesean crusted fish & noodles = 290 cals
For an estimated total of 1030 cals + my 2.2 liters of crystal light for a grand total of 1070.
Add in my vigorous 20 minute dance workout I did and my net calorie intake is more like 879.
Oh hell yeah!
In answer to a comment left on my previous post I have no intention of making this my PLAN unless it really works for me. So far it is and if it continues to be as easy as the first 2 days have been there is no reason why I shouldn't use this weight loss tool to achieve my success. Then when it comes time to maintain I will find the correct tools to help me with that.
The most wonderful blogger at Escape from Obesity wrote a post a while back about tools for weight loss but I'm on my phone not my computer so I'll have to look it up and ask permission to repost it because it was pure genious.
In answer to the question about what I'm eating: I am successfully eating a breakfast that consists of one of the following:
- raisin cinnamon bagel w/ whipped cream cheese
- 1 krusteaz home made muffins out of a box
- 6-8 egg whites with salsa (super filling and my favorite of all the options but I usually only do it 1-2 times awake because then we run out of eggs)
- 1 cup of chex/cheerios w/ splenda and 1 cup coconut milk
(I tried almond milk and though I LOVE almonds I DID NOT like the milk. So I tried coconut milk instead and it is much more palatable)
- 1 package instant oatmeal + banana
For lunch and dinner I have a lean cuisine/ smart ones/ healthy choice meal
And that is it. I'm not much interested in cooking these days except for my girls so while I may bake some spaghetti squash or sweet potaoes and grill up some chicken/ steak/fish for them I'm not interested in weighing food and fussing over calories of condiments like cooking oil etc. So I cook healthy for them and eat my box meals because they taste good, are already premeasured and I know their approximate calorie content.
BTW I have found thus far that the feeling of hunger is much more pleasant than the feeling of being overly stuffed. As a matter of fact I am marveling at the sound of my stomach growling right now. It's almost as fascinating as when I was pregnant for the first time and would sit and marvel at the sensation of Buzzy nudging in there.
Kinda surreal cosidering I don't remember the last time I heard my stomach growl at me.
And now I am done babbling (for the moment)
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