I said I wouldn’t talk about weight loss anymore. I did. I said it. But then a couple of people requested that I post a typical day’s menu, so now I’m going back on my word. And since I’ve been falling slightly off the wagon these last few days with all of the snow and cold, (comfort food has been calling my name – and I’ve answered the call, oh yes I have) I figured now would be a good time to get that menu posted and at the same time, get my rear back in gear!
So, here is a typical day of eating for me –
Breakfast – This is a no-brainer, it’s the egg & cheese on toast. Every. Single. Day.
Snack – This would be 2 to 3 hours after breakfast – Apple
Lunch – Chicken Pita Pizza
1 Low calorie whole wheat pita
1/4 C. spaghetti sauce
sliced zuchini (1/4 C. or less)
sliced red or yellow bell pepper (about 1/4 pepper)
1/4 C. or less (usually less) of mozzarella cheese
cubed or sliced chicken breast strips (the ones you buy in the bag that are fully cooked)
I first toast the pita in the oven on 350 for a about 5-8 minutes. While that is toasting, I warm the chicken up either in a skillet or the microwave. Then take pita out and spread on sauce. Add veggies and chicken, sprinkle with cheese and put back in oven for another 5-8 minutes. Remove and slice. This requires a little bit of time, but it is well worth it. It’s really delicious and very low calorie.
Afternoon Snack – Banana or some other fruit. Or celery stick with peanut butter. I try to stick to fruits and veggies here, but occasionally I’ll have a string cheese stick or some toasted pita chips with a piece of cheese.
Supper – I don’t follow any guidelines here, just make whatever we would normally have (meatloaf, chicken and noodles, spaghetti – whatever) and limit myself to one portion.
Some people have another snack in the evening and that is okay as long as it’s not too high in calories and early enough in the evening. Don’t eat right before bed. I’m just not one for eating at night, so once supper is over I’m done for the night.
So, there you have it. A typical day for me. I’m beginning to realize that I fall off the wagon a lot, but the thing to remember is that you can always get right back on, so that’s what I try to tell myself. I’ll never be perfect at eating right and exercise, I just try to do the best I can.
A great recipe source to check out from the library is Bill Phillips’ book Eating For Life. This is what I followed after having Hannah and it worked. I did incorporate exercise into the mix too.
And last but not least, remember this post where I wrote a poem for my sister? Well, she has written one to me in return, in light of my recent weight loss endeavors. Here it is, live and in person for your reading enjoyment, folks!