Weighed in first thing this morning after waking up. I was happy to see that I was down 2.2 pounds!!! Yay! Back in the 170’s!!! My next weigh in will be Saturday morning because I'll be out of town Sunday morning for the Rock'n'Roll half marathon!!!
I spent some time today plugging in what I’ve eaten over the past 6 days on the Shred Diet. I think I said the other day that I was sure that I was consuming around 1200 calories a day. Not so! Here are the daily estimated calorie totals (I used Sparkpeople.com’s nutrition tracker):
•Monday: 1759 cals
•Tuesday: 1447 cals
•Wednesday: 1845 cals
•Thursday: 1161 cals
•Friday: 1458 cals
•Saturday: 1961 cals
Today I took a “day off” from the diet…but only in the sense of what foods I ate. I didn’t eat much at all. I went with my friend Denise and her hubby for lunch at Golden Corral. I had 2 of their yeast rolls, a small taco salad (no salad items included…lol), some scrambled eggs with chorizo, bacon candy, a couple bites of meatloaf, a couple bites of lemon tart and I think a couple bites of something else. Usually, when we go, I eat 3 full plates of food and a desert plate…plus about 3 rolls. Today. I ate one sort of full plate and about half of a sparsely filled plate. I ate less than half of what I usually eat when we go to GC. Nice! Then, we went to the mall and wandered around for a while in and out of different stores. We went back to their house where we watched some TV before I ducked out around 5pm to go grocery shopping at…drum roll…Trader Joe’s!!!
Or so I thought it was something to be excited about. Meh. I was not impressed. Sure they had quite a few unique items put out by their store brand that you can’t find anywhere else…but the place was T-I-N-Y. The produce section was incredibly lacking. There was Asian cucumbers but no regular cucumbers. What the heck? They had exactly 3 types of apples. I was happy that they had not from concentrate grapefruit juice. I impulse bought some pumpkin butter that was on the shelf next to the almond butter I was buying. I suppose I’ll add it to cottage cheese some time…because I imagine it would not work well in a PB&J sandwich. Pumpkin and strawberry? Yuck. I also bought some store brand yogurts, one of which was pumpkin flavored…I ate that when I got home. It was alright. So, I had planned on taking a few pictures of the store while I was there…but since I was so underwhelmed by the store, I didn’t bother. Besides, it was pretty busy…lots of people in the aisles. I should have gone mid-morning on a weekday. So, I took 3 pictures of things when I got home:
After I left Trader Joe’s, I had more than half of my grocery list left to purchase (they just didn’t have things), so I headed to HEB where I did find everything else on my list. I bought some steaks which I seasoned and placed in a glass baking dish and baked at 375° for 17 minutes. Oh wow. I’m cooking all my steaks this way from now on. They’re tender and juicy and perfectly cooked through. I cubed the steaks and then weighed them into 5 ounce portions and placed them in Ziploc bags in the fridge/freezer.
I also bought a 4 ounce lobster tail because one of the 100 calorie snack options is 2 ounces of cooked lobster. Bake that up and spritz on some I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray and sprinkle a teensy bit of garlic powder…yum-o! My fridge, freezer and shelves are now stuffed full of food! I have a HUGE variety of foods to choose from to eat each day so I can continue to enjoy this diet as much as I have for the past week.
Now, I just need to figure out what to eat for right now that will help me kill it in the gym later on tonight when I go…I’m thinking one of the diet’s breakfasts of shredded wheat cereal with my almond milk and a stevia, a piece of fruit and a cup of juice should do the trick nicely.