epi - your travelling strategy sounds wise. Congrats on your 15 pounds gone!
I'm going to take a week off from counting calories. (But I'm going to weigh myself every day - if I go up - it's back to logging.) I work from home, so it's been easy for me to log what I eat. If I eat 2 almonds, I log it. What I've been eating is so basic, that I always make my calorie goal unless I binge on something I shouldn't. I've been eating:
Breakfast - either a 1-egg omelet with 2-4 veggies and a half-slice of cheese, or a hot cereal (1/4 c oatmeal, 1 tbs oat bran, 1 tbs ground flax seed, 4 chopped almonds, 1/2 c skim milk)
Lunch & Dinner are a small portion of fish, meat, or poultry with 2 vegetables, or a large salad with meat & vegetables
2-3 snacks (7 almonds, fruit, boiled egg -on days I have cereal), plain yogurt, string cheese, etc.)
It's basic, but not really boring, as there are so many variations.
My weight hasn't moved for a couple of weeks again. So this week, instead of logging, I'm going to do 2-3 min of jumping jacks, running in place, squats, etc. in place of logging. This will be in addition to the one-hour of movement goal. I'll do it before meal prep.
1. 3 meals + 2-3 snacks (no extra snacking)
2. 2-3 min. exercise before meal prep, snacks.
3. An hour extra movement a day:
4. No sugar, white flour:
5. Small bites and put fork down between bites.
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
Last edited by carolynnq; 04-29-2013 at 02:40 PM.