Yesterday was the Super Bowl and I followed suit with the rest of the country and celebrated. Granted, what I ate was a little healthier than the usual fare at peoples’ Super Bowl get-togethers and parties. I made baked chicken “wings” (I used drummettes due to personal preference) with hot sauce, which I dipped in blue cheese dressing that was made with yogurt. I also made turkey and black bean nachos (a link to this recipe was posted the other day). Everything turned out fantastic! However, for whenever I make the nachos in the future, I think I will add about 1/8 or so of a cup of low sodium beef broth as the taco seasoning was a bit overpowering to me. But, otherwise, the nachos were awesome! The plain, mashed avocado instead of guacamole was one of the best parts in my opinion.
I overindulged in the food I made, but that’s fine because I’ve been very regimented with my eating over the past few weeks, I deserved a little “break” from the strictness. Besides, it was only one day, so it really won’t hurt anything. Also, I’ve got an extra day between last week’s weigh in and this week’s. Last week I weighed in on Friday and this week it’ll be on Saturday. I used to weigh in on Sundays, but since my days off at work changed from Fridays and Saturdays to Saturdays and Sundays, the chances of me eating a meal out with friends has gone up (and therefore my sodium intake on those days as well), so I think it would be prudent for me to weigh in when I start my weekends…and that would be on Saturdays.
Now that yesterday is over, I’m back to my regimented eating habits. Since I’ll be eating leftovers from yesterday, my calorie intake for each day this week will be about 250 calories higher than it was last week, and that’s okay. That’s okay because, again, I need a little break from the strictness that is my usual daily intake of 1200-1400 calories. So, this week, I’ll be eating closer to 1600 each day. But that’s still within my planned calories for each day of 1200-1600. Even though I’m not in a plateau, this is a great way to break a plateau…just add 200-300 calories to your daily intake for a week or so!