Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 47 - what I eat

Here is a break down of what I try to eat in a day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I also try to allow 150-200 calories a day for non-menu items like pasta salad, tortillas, popcorn, or wasabi peas.

Breakfast -
34 Kcal - 1 c. Kale
20 Kcal - 1 serving Spinach
80 Kcal - 1 c. Organic Soymilk
20 Kcal - 1/4 c. carrot juice
37 Kcal - 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
104 Kcal - 1 banana
62 Kcal - 1/2 c. Frozen Peas
50 Kcal - 1 c. Frozen peaches
50 Kcal - 1 c. Frozen strawberries
457 Kcal

Lunch -
140 Kcal - 3 tbsp Mixed seeds/nuts/dried fruit
40 Kcal - 8 oz Spring salad mix
90 Kcal - Pear or Apple
270 Kcal

Dinner -
20 Kcal - 1 c. Zucchini cooked
36 Kcal - 1 c. Yellow Squash cooked
41 Kcal - 1 medium onion cooked
227 Kcal - 1 c. cooked black beans, no salt
104 Kcal - 1 banana
428 Kcal

1155 Kcal TOTAL

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 31 - End of week 4

End of one month, and weigh-in number 4 at 275.4. A total of 13.4 pounds lost. I am looking forward to what next month will bring, maybe another 10 pounds lost?

So here are some numbers:
Week 0 - Day 3 - 288.8 pounds
Week 1 - Day 10 - 281.9 pounds (7.0 lost)
Week 2 - Day 17 - 280.4 pounds (1.4 lost)
Week 3 - Day 24 - 277.0 pounds (3.4 lost)
Week 4 - Day 31 - 275.4 pounds (1.6 lost)

Average 3.34 pounds lost per week. I'll keep updating the average over time as I continue to lose.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 25 - 12 pounds gone

Today is day 25 of Eat to Live and I am 12 pounds down from my start weight.

I weighed on Day 3 at 288.8
Today on Day 25 I'm at 276.8

Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman is the easiest way to eat. Let me tell you, I am never hungry between meals. Never!

I have a 44 oz smoothie for breakfast. That is HUGE! It contains 3-4 servings of veggies plus 3-4 servings of fruit. Not to mention loads of vitamins and other phytonutriants from the natural foods.

For lunch I usually have a large salad. If I'm still hungry I have a 2nd.

Dinner is usually mixed grilled veggies and some bean soup.

And then dessert I have more fruit.

The best part of Eat to Live is no calorie counting. No worrying about numbers. Sometimes I almost feel guilty for being able to eat so much and want to eat less because my previous attempts at weight loss I have had to practically starve myself when it came to counting my calories. I have to convince myself to cram all these veggies in.

The weight is coming off, which is great! I can see the results. Now it's just the waiting game for it all to come off. I can't expect to get to my goal weight by tomorrow, but it WILL happen and I just have to remember that.

Also, Day 25 and I have not had even one hypoglycemic/low blood sugar episode. I have stuck to my diet completely except for two days where I sampled some of my boyfriend's mom's pasta salad. But even then I only had a very small spoonful to go along with the rest of my meal.

My next goal is to start doing some Diamond Dallas Page (DDP) Yoga.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 19 - rainy~

It has been raining the last 3-4 days and I haven't been able to get outside to hike. I think it is supposed to rain tomorrow as well =(

But today was a great food day!

I made a delicious green smoothie with spinach, kale, peas, carrots, banana, strawberries, flax seeds, water, and soy milk. Yum!

I think I ran out of soy milk, so I am going to switch to my backup coconut water tomorrow

Lunch I had a big salad and a bowl of lentil stew =)

And dinner I made stuffed peppers with quinoa, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. I also had a small side salad and some steamed asparagus.

I love Eat to Live!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 17 - Still going strong!

Okay, so I forgot to post yesterday.

A quick summary of yesterday - smoothie for breakfast; pear and black walnut salad for lunch; bean concoction for lunch; and veggie/tofu skewers for dinner.

Today was weigh in #2!

Starting weight: 288
Last week weight: 281
This week weight: 280

Lost 1 pound since last week
Lost 8 pounds total

Since I didn't lose that much weight this week, I've decided to cut out nuts and seeds for my next week and also watch fruit portions. I'm also making it a requirement that I eat a salad for lunch now. Breakfast will remain the same and dinner will be grilled/sauteed/steamed veggies and beans. I have tried out some recipes, but I think I really just like the natural flavor of grilling/sauteing veggies and will probably continue with that.

Since starting Eat to Live, I'm learning what sort of veggies I enjoy and which ones not so much. Here is my hot/not list

1. Bell Peppers (especially red) love them raw, in salad, and cooked
2. Spinach/Kale - a must have for my smoothies
3. Zucchini and summer squash - one of my staples to grilling/sauteing
4. Onions - another staple to grilling/sauteing
5. Carrots - I hate the taste of raw carrots, but I sneak them in to my smoothies and also grill with them
6. Asparagus - love it steamed!
7. Mushrooms - well, I only like them cooked, but I love mushrooms!

1. Eggplant - bland... I find it hard to use with other foods; and it's downright ugly looking
2. Fresh green beans - I bought a bag of these and they have just been sitting there. I tried steaming them and they don't taste very good. I will give them one more shot before striking them completely
3. Cooked tomatoes - ew... Tried them with my kabobs... gross... tried them in my eggplant dish... gross
4. Parsley - ok, so this one isn't completely ruled out, I just don't like it in my salad. It's a bit strong when fresh.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 15 - like any other

Today is a day like any other. A Thursday.

I had a delicious breakfast smoothie.
Lunch I had some leftover cauliflower soup.
Went for a hike for an hour.
Dinner I made grilled teriyaki vegetables. YUM!
Afterwards I made some lentil stew for tomorrow.

I have noticed that I am cooking more and more. =) I think I want to experiment with making black bean burgers. I like boca burgers, but I would really like to get away from preservatives by just making my own.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 14 - Hibachi!!

Two weeks of this new diet already?! Even going out to eat at Osaka Hibachi Grill for a friend's birthday I still managed to stay on track pretty well.

I chose all vegetarian dishes.

Oshinko rolls (pickled veggies)
Kampya rolls (Japanese squash)
Sweet Potato rolls
Hibachi Tofu and mixed vegetables

I didn't eat the fried rice that came with the Hibachi since I was already eating a little rice with my sushi. Plus there was egg in it. And I opted for low-sodium soy sauce. Unfortunately, I have no idea what all the chef put on the veggies. I will just leave that to my 1% allowance for the month for butter/oil/sugar.