Since you people were so talkative yesterday (that's a GOOD thing.
) and I wasn't on the computer much, I had to just skim the posts as I don't have much time today, either. Hearty congrats to all doing well, and big hugs to those who aren't.
Beautiful day here today! Snow on the ground but it's 51 degrees, clear sky and sunny. Just finished walking 1.2 miles non-stop at the park with my brand new but dirt cheap pre-teen girls' Hannah Montana mp3 player that I bought for MYSELF on Ebay and loaded up with Beatles music.
I weigh or measure everything that goes into my mouth. Yes, the serving size depends on what it is. Some things are hard to measure in a measuring cup--like spinach leaves, and you get more sliced or chopped strawberries or brussels sprouts in a cup than you do whole ones. I got my food scale really cheap, too--under $20 from ebay with shipping and handling included. It measures in grams/kilograms and ounces/pounds. The brand name is WeightMax. I also weigh my protein powder instead of using the scoops as it settles in the can.
Mike, thanks for being so cordial. This is indeed a great place to come for support and sharing of ideas.
Wow, congrats on breaking that plateau and for getting your belt hold back! Turning 40, eh? Aw, you're just a kid! Saving up calories for your planned cheat day is a great idea in my opinion. Enjoy! That meal of chicken with pepperjack cheese, mushrooms and onions with the side of green beans sounds and looks delicious.
Stacey, special congrats on your control with the emotional eating and other goals.
Terri, oh, my gosh, how's your hand, your poor thing. I'll be that's so painful!!! Wishing you speedy healing!!! Thanks for your encouragement on my calories and walking.
Almeeker, I had to chuckle that with the meager amount of exercise that I do, you got motivated by my walking to my DVD when the weather isn't good. You're such a sweetheart and such a good example to all of US.
My Thursday report:
Surprisingly, I did fairly well considering that I lunched at a restaurant with a friend without pre-planning.
Calorie limit 1600, actual 1678
Carbs less fiber limit 25g, actual 19.1
Protein target 120g, actual 96.1--didn't use protein powder to supplement
Omega-3--didn't get any in unless there's some in avacado and walnuts--I need to look up other sources of Omega-3 besides flaxmeal, fish and fish oil capsules
Water target 64 oz. slightly exceeded.
Day off exercise Thursday