Onto my Food Journal for today:
Morning weigh-in: 218.4 lbs. (Notice how you burn weight as you sleep! I weighed less than what I weighed the night before! A good 8 hours does wonders for the body!)
12:00 PM Late breakfast at home
♥ 1 medium egg, scrambled w/ a dash of salt & pepper, milk, & a tsp. of Country Crock Cholesterol Free (about 120 calories)
♥ 1 small/medium-sized banana (105 calories)
♥ 1 Yoplait Original Strawberry Yogurt (6 oz. or 170g = 170 calories, a lot more than the Yoplait Light Strawberry Yogurt)
♥ 1 Kashi TLC chewy "Trail Mix" granola bar (140 calories)
♥ 6 oz. glass of Vitamin D or whole milk (about 114 calories, about 150 calories per 8 oz.)
4:30 PM Dinner @ home
♥ a medium sized salad of iceberg lettuce (about 27 calories) w/ sliced carrot (about 10 calories worth), a couple slices of cucumber (at 2-3 calories a slice, about 12 calories for my serving), a couple slices of green bell pepper (no more than 12 calories worth, 20 calories per green bell pepper), a couple cherry tomatoes (about 27 calories and I would say I had about a cup), and a packet of Marzetti's buttermilk ranch dressing (about 200 calories). (Salad w/o dressing = about 80 calories, salad w/ dressing = about 280 calories)
♥ 3/4 of a large hard-boiled egg (about 28 calories)
♥ 1 large chicken breast w/ skin on, steamed and seasoned w/ 0 calorie seasoning (about 330 calories for 6 oz. or 170g, cooked)
♥ 1 20 fl. oz. (1.25 PT, 591 mL) Mountain Dew (290 calories)
6:00 PM Starbucks
♥ a tall (12 fl. oz.) Caramel Frappucino Light Blended Coffee (90 calories)
11:00 PM @ home
♥ 10 oz. glass of water (0 calories!)
(And because I couldn't add it in BEFORE my weigh-in since I write it down the night before...and it TECHNICALLY counts for the next day)
1:00 AM @ home watching a movie w/ the boyfriend
♥ 5 pieces of Trident LAYERS Sugar Free Green Apple and Pineapple gum (<5 calories per stick/piece, so I will round up and say 4 calories x 5 pieces = about 20 calories, which keeps me from wasting hundreds of calories on movie snacks like popcorn! 80 considerable calories less than a bag of SMARTPOP! even...)
NOTES: Went over my MAXIMUM calorie intake, failed to exercise, napped during the day, and failed to attempt eating 3 meals. Starting to see small weight changes! Weigh in was 2.8 lbs. different from initial weigh-in which is motivating me to try harder and to throw in some exercise to really start shedding some pounds! Try to at least stay 100 calories BELOW my MAXIMUM calorie intake of 1,500 calories!
Total calories: 1,687 calories (187 calories over my MAXIMUM calorie intake limit set at 1,500 calories)
Bedtime weigh-in: 220.2 lbs.
So, to summarize today, though I went over my calorie intake maximum, I have made sure to watch what I eat when I'm at home. Make sure that you count up those calories so you can know how many you have left available to your dispense. I failed to count before I went to Starbucks and had ALREADY went over, and if I had just added the calories up for a small summary of my day I would have known that and not failed to add MORE to that. Another small thing I'd like to address is that whilst there are ways to cut down on your calories they are not always the tastiest! But you have to TRY THEM to find out, and that's why it's a sort of adventure...because the best are out there waiting to be found by your taste buds. Unfortunately, I would not recommend the tall Caramel Frappucino Light Blended Coffee as it was rather disappointing, unless you REALLY want your Starbucks and can't afford the calories. The woman at the counter also said that the higher calorie drinks can be cut back calorie wise by using their sugar free syrups! Which I will also be trying out to try and figure out tasty, yet calorie conscious, treats at Starbucks. The last thing is to cut down on snacking at movies or while watching TV, I HIGHLY recommend this Trident gum. It's low calorie, sugar free, and makes your breath smell awesome. It's especially for those of us who were used to eating candy at theaters, or popcorn. It keeps the mouth busy, but is so low on calorie that you can chew several pieces without worrying over your diet!
And as a very final note to this post, don't get the blues if you go over calorie on one of the days during your first week! Keep trying! Yeah, it sure does suck to make a fatal error in your diet, but be EASY on yourself. After all, it's only your first week! Most learning comes from trial and error anyways...so don't go quitting your entire diet over going a hundred calories over. And you've almost gotten through your very first week!
(All vegetable calorie information, aside from cherry tomatoes, was obtained from: Here at foodanddiet.com!)
Sweet dreams and goodnight! ♥