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Low Calorie Diet – Day 3

If you are interested in following my low – calorie diet, you can click here to start from the beginning. Today was not as busy so I actually had time to experiment with a few things! It is pretty amazing the things that start tasting really good after you have been depriving yourself of your favorite greasy foods for almost a week! lol!  My mom told me what she used to do with brown rice when she was dieting, so I decided to try that out. It was surprisingly pretty good!

Quaker Bar

  • Breakfast
Coffee – 0 Calories
Quaker Stila bar – 100 Calories
  • Lunch
100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins – 100 calories (1 roll)
Butterball Thin and Crispy Everyday Turkey Bacon – 60 calories(4 Slices) *Could have used just 2 slices, but I was hungry* :)
Wishbone Ranch Salad Spritzer – 15 calories -10 sprays
Sliced Kosher Dill Pickle – 0 Calories
Raw Spinach – 3 calories
Salt – Pinch
Pepper – Pinch
Diet Coke – 0 Calories
  • Dinner  
1tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil  - 40 calories
1/3 cup of cooked Brown rice – 72 calories
1Tsp Garlic- 4 calories
1Tbsp of Chopped Onion – 4 calories
3 Chopped Baby Carrots  - 16 Calories (didn’t have the carrot shreds that my mom used)
Added Basil and Cilantro for seasoning
  • Snacks
Fig Newton Strawberry Minis – 130  calories
1TBSP of Peanut Butter – 90 calories
Skinny Latte (Starbucks) – My late night escape from the kids – 90 calories
Total Calories – 736

Low Calorie Tasty Sandwich (178 Calories)

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I am almost done with my Low Calorie – Day 3 post, but I wanted to type up a post about this sandwich I made yesterday that was REALLY good! I know you will probably think, what made it so good? I don’t have the answer to that! ;) I just know it was very tasty and when you are on a diet, things just always seem to taste better, right?

I used:

100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins – 100 calories (1 roll)
Butterball Thin and Crispy Everyday Turkey Bacon – 60 calories(4 Slices) *Could have used just 2 slices, but I was hungry* :)
Wishbone Ranch Salad Spritzer – 15 calories -10 sprays
Sliced Kosher Dill Pickle – 0 Calories
Raw Spinach – 3 calories
Salt – Pinch
Pepper – Pinch

Total Calories – 178 Calories 

Maybe it was the Ranch spritzer that made it really good… Who knows! And the only reason I didn’t add tomato was because I was out of them :( I was not dragging my kids to the store just for tomato!

Low-Calorie Diet >>Day 2

Day 2 of my low- calorie diet was VERY busy. My mother-n-law called and offered to watch my kids for the day, SO I definitely did not want to waste the day sitting at home. She came and picked up my youngest 2 and my oldest daughter and I hit the town. We shopped ALL day long! ;) It was a blast! So much of a blast that I forgot to eat breakfast :( Oops! BIG NO NO! I did drink my coffee though! ;0) Our favorite fast food is Chik-fil-a, so I was not sure how I was going to be able to get something healthy at my favorite place! I asked for a nutritional guide and started browsing. The Chik-fil-A grilled sandwich was only 290 calories! That worked for me because it is still really tasty! I wanted to see how many calories were in my favorite sauce (the polynesian kind) so I turned the guide over and found the section that was labeled sauces. Are you ready for this???? It was 110 calories FOR ONE PACKET! Do you know how disgusted I was with myself after I read that? Before yesterday, I would literally pour that sauce on everything I ordered! ;) Gross right? I feel like a pregnant woman when Chik-fil-a’s Polynesian sauce is mentioned. I crave it! You will be happy to know that I DID NOT ask for any. I did however, ask for a honey roasted BBQ packet that was only 60 calories! I know that is still a lot, but that is another weakness! Day 2 was not hard at all because I stayed busy all day! When I got home I found my package of workout clothes that UPS had delivered! I just downloaded the Couch to 5k app and plan on starting that soon! ;) If you want to see where I started on Day 1, click here!

Day 2 – 2/7/2012

Weight – 137.2

 

  • Breakfast

Coffee (and nothing else) *Didn’t do that on purpose*

  • Lunch

Chik-fil-a Chargrilled Sandwich – 290 calories
1 packet of Honey Roasted BBQ – 60 calories
Unsweet Tea with Splenda – 0 Calories

  • Dinner
3/4 cup – Fiber One 80 Calorie Honey squares cereal
1/2 cup- Nonfat Milk – 45 calories
1/4 cup – Strawberry halves – 24 calories
  • Snack
1 packet of Strawberry Fig Newton Minis – 130 Calories
12 oz Coke zero – 0 calories
Total Calories – 627
Here is an example of the My fitness pal  app that I am using!

Low Calorie Diet – Day 1

I have recently set a goal to lose 12 pounds by August! Before today, my diet, well I am not going to even use the word diet… because it was FAR from a diet, My daily Food consumption consisted of skipping meals, LOTS of chocolate, candy, and basically anything sweet that I could get my hands on throughout the day. Sometimes I would not eat supper until late at night until the kids were in bed. I always just wanted to eat at least one meal a day in peace and quiet :) While trying  on clothes yesterday, I realized I was only grabbing baggy clothes! I am tired of wearing baggy clothes! I am going to tell it like it is… I HATE Vegetables, I LOVE sweets, and the only exercise I get is chasing after my 3 kids. I have tried to motivate myself for the gym, for in-home videos, walking the block, etc… Nothing seems to work. It is not that I do not enjoy those things because I feel GREAT after, but I always find something else to occupy my time with (like finding great deals ;) After my first pregnancy, me and a friend tried eating between 700-800 calories a day for about a month! We lost weight and was able to continue a regular diet afterwards without being so hungry all the time. Obviously that was not the healthiest way for us to lose weight but it was effective and gave us a boost of confidence. It has now been 14 months since I have had my last child and I am definitely at a standstill when it comes to losing weight. I fluctuate between 135-138 all the time. I have decided to give myself a boost and try the low-cal diet again! I know how my body reacts to it and it has been effective for me. I am not at all encouraging you to only eat 700-800 calories a day! I am blogging about my OWN 30 day challenge to give myself motivation and give you ideas of low-calorie meals! Eating 1200 calories a day is much healthier so if you would like to hop on board with me and set  your own goal throughout these 30 days, feel free. I would suggest making sure you are taking a daily vitamin daily whether you are on a diet or not.  You can comment below with your starting weight and how many calories a day you plan on eating. We can help each other come up with ideas on different low-cal meals, snacks, drinks, etc. I will include what I eat on a daily basis, my weight updates, any exercise I do, and be honest about my cheat days… YES I will have a cheat day or two I am sure! lol. I do NOT know how to say the word NO sometimes! :)

  • Date -Feb 6, 2012
  • Starting weight – 137.8             

  • Breakfast

1 cup – Coffee with Splenda and 1 tsp creamer – 5 calories
1 Quaker Strawberry Stila Bar – 100 calories
(Spaced these two throughout the morning)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lunch

Nature’s Own Whole Grain Rounds  - 100 Calories *Made sandwich*

Mustard-0 Calories
2 pieces of Land O Frost Ham – 25 calories
Spinach – 0 Calories

Sliced Pickles – 0 Calories
1/4 cup – Fiber One Cereal – 30 calories
1 pickle – 0 Calories
1 Diet soda – 0 Calories (My weakness)
  • Dinner
3/4 cup of Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal – 80 calories
1/2 cup of skim milk – 45 calories
3 sliced strawberries – 12 calories
1 bag of Newtons Minis(whole Grain) – 130
Total – 527 calories *I will not eat this little every day, it was just a very busy day* :)
I was anticipating eating more calories today, but it was a busy day and I didn’t have time to snack :) Surprised that I stayed full the whole time but it is now 10:55pm and I am just fine!