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.
SOrry for the absence. AGAIN. I had made a pledge to blog daily in may but i failed on the first day. To make a long story short, I had been moving apartments, just got my internet set up and finally settling in. As a result, I have neglected everything. Running, exercise or any remote type on being on track.
my internet is still choppy but I shall attempt to try posting on a regular basis. I have made plans, plans and more plans………
I can’t seem to cure myself of making grand plans at the beginning of the week, month or year. The only problem is that so far, I haven’t seen any of them through.
So today begins a new month and yet more plans. So by following the same old script, the plan includes a food plan( mostly the low carb or more correctly reduced carb plan). The second is a pledge to try an go to the gym( I got my gym membership back because I have no self discipline to do workouts at home (the result being an almost 10lb gain over the past 6 months I have been without a gym membership.) and finally my ever ending quest to finish 30 consecutive days of the 30 day shred. This month i has no excuse to finish as I have no plans of any out of town plans or disruptions to my schedule.
The food plan is done and the workouts scheduled. Will this be the month I stick to plan?…..
Before I forget I weighed in at 179.8 yesterday. So that is my start point for may. I am back to my weekly weigh-ins. Not weighing in proved to be disastrous for me.
That’s it for now. I Plan on doing some major grocery shopping this weekend, have a major food prep and plan a whole weeks menu. Look out for that soon and lots of pics too.
I have been sick and suffering from the cold for the past week. As a result I have neglected everything including this blog.trying to get myself better so that I can get back to a regular exercise and running schedule.
I found this homemade remedy on pinterest and have been trying to make it work for me.
I promise to be back on once I get better and can share more. For the time being, i’ll try and share anything interesting i see online.
You will need
2. Fresh grated ginger
3. Garlic crushed (fresh not the already shopped jared type)
4. Lemon juice (Fresh)
5. Hot water
Mix all the ingredients into a mortar and pestle and crush until they form a mixture. add hot water and sieve into a glass. drink while still hot.
So I have been drinking this concoction for the past week and its definitely working.