I did my food prep yesterday, all the while watching the first season of breaking bad and taking a nap. It rained all day yesterday as a result I never left my house. It felt great not having anything to do
I had already made my menu and as a result only had a few things to prep.
Here is what my menu looks like. I simplified it by dividing it into breakfast foods; lunch and dinner are stacked together and finally snacks. This way I can alternate them through out the week without getting bored of anything particular. Since its raining a lot and a bit chilly here, I will be making a weekly soup that I can have for either lunch or dinner depending on what mood I am in.
Avocado and salsa
Lowcarb protein pancakes
Egg taco with TVP filling
Lunch and Dinner
Avocado and salsa
Salad (Lettuce, cucumber, carrots)
Stir-fry Veggies (broccoli, sugar snap peas, French beans, carrots and onion)
Split pea soup
Chopped fruit and veggies
Here is what a sample day will look like.
Today for breakfast I had
- ¼ avocado with about 2Tbs of homemade salsa
- 2 LC protein pancakes recipe here
- 1 mug of coffee
- 1 fried egg
Total calories 496; net carbs 10; protein 36g
- I Cup yoghurt
- I carrot cut into strips
Calories 140 calories; net carbs 17g; protein 5g
- Stir-fry (broccoli, sugar snap peas, French beans, carrots and onion)
- Side salad (lettuce, avocado, homemade salsa)
Total calories 164; net carbs 12; protein;5g (to top up on the protein, add tofu or TVP)
- Split pea soup
This is pretty much the template I will be using for the entire week. Next week I will change it up. I want to be more adventurous and think up new things tat I can change into low carb. I want to make this sustainable by only keeping the foods in my menu at my house.
The only food prep I had to do was make the pancakes, the salsa and the soup. I chopped up the veggies and potion controlled them.
Total calories for the day
800 and dinner still left
Net carbs: 39g + dinner
Protein: 46g I need to work on getting in more protein
I think at some point in time I have written down reward systems for my weight loss or millage on my Nike+ but I have never really seen it through. As I struggle to add regular home workouts into my daily routine, I have realized that I need to invest in some at home workout equipment. A treadmill is out because I prefer to run outside but I would like to have an extensive workout DVD collection that I can pop in at anytime to spice things up. Right now I only have the 30DS and Insanity.
I also want to add some equipment e.g. dumbbells, kettle balls and exercise balls. So I have decided that I will reward myself these as a reach various weight loss milestones. I decided on a 5lb interval to move things along faster.
Here is what I have written down so far
Current weight 176.0
- Ist goal: 170= New yoga mat + yoga workout DVD
- 2nd goal: 165= Exercise ball + DVD
- 3rd goal: 160= Kettle ball (2) + kettle ball DVD workout
- 4th goal: 155= Dumbbell set
- 5th goal: 150 =
- 6th goal: 145=
- 7th goal: 140
- Reevaluate goals
I have no time limit on these goals. However I do have about 7 months to get to my goal weight. Which means a loss of about 35lbs at a rate of 5lbs per month. Nothing is set in stone so we shall make plans as time goes by.
Today was a good day. First weigh-in and I am at 176.0 That is down 3.8 pounds from my first beginning of the month weigh-in. that is a HUGE drop and I am pretty sure I wont be seeing numbers like that very often. I think its because my body was jump started after being off plan for so long. Going Low carb and getting back to my minimum 3 miles a day seems to be working. I wish I could say the same for the 30DS.
Today was a day full of chores. I did my laundry, cleaned the house and went into to town to run some errands. I got in 4 miles of walking today and I felt rusty. I need to pump up my millage and start back on those long runs. I also went grocery shopping and got enough food for the week. I made a menu before hand and so knew exactly what to get. No carbs in my house (except the good kind fruits and veggies). I did however had some potato chips. a lady at the store was handing out free tiny sample sizes and i indulged especially after the long day with nothing to eat. It was only 4/5 tiny chips in it.
I also got some sweet smelling candles at the store. I haven’t done this in a while and though it might perk up my mood, scented candles have that effect on me.
I also fund out that a mall is opening up within a five minute walk from my house and it has my favorite coffee house in it.(their carrot cake is to die for- Lord give me strength).
The plan for tomorrow is food prep and uploading pics and my menu plan. I hope I don’t get sidetracked, I just got season 1 and 2 of breaking bad in the mail.