Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day on My Plate - 8/11/10

Someone told me that seeing stuff like this is helpful for the newly banded or soon to be banded to see how we really eat. In a perfect world, every entry would say eggs for breakfast, chicken and veggies for lunch, fish and veggies for dinner. But this is real life, and this is how I really eat. I'll keep doing these if they're helping someone - not every day, but sometimes. My food choices are not perfect, but until it stops working for me, I'll keep doing it. :-)

Breakfast:
2 cups coffee with skim milk & Splenda (100)
1/4 cup tarragon chicken salad with almonds (190)
13 Wheat Thins fiber crackers (130)

Snack:
South Beach Diet chocolate berry protein bar (140)

Lunch @ Pei Wei with my awesome co-worker Jason:
Thai Dynamite shrimp, stock velveted, with broccoli, carrots, green onions, and brown rice. Ate all the shrimp, most of the veg, and some of the rice. (500)

Snack:
Handful of sugar free Jelly Belly jellybeans (80)

Dinner:
4 oz. flank steak (marinated in juice from 1 orange and a splash of soy sauce and grilled over charcoal) (320)
1/2 cup green summer squash, spritzed with canola oil and salt and pepper and grilled (25)


TOTAL CALORIES: 1485

6 comments:

DiZneDiVa said...

Do you add up your protein grams? *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..."

Marie said...

I'm so envious of what you can eat! I can't eat half of what you can most of the time. My band is so fickle.

Steph said...

No, I do not count protein grams. I used to but was finding that I eat plenty of protein at every meal so I don't worry about it anymore. Marie - I only have 3 cc in my 10 cc band. I know I could be losing faster if I had it tighter, but I'm enjoying the journey and losing just fine (228.6 this morning!) so for now, it's staying loose.

Stephanie said...

You look great and are doing so well! Congrats to you :) You can tell such a difference in the photos! :)

Meli said...

this is great steph. i have no idea what i should be counting. calorie and proteins? everything? i don't know. :/

also how do you know how much calories are in a meal when you eat out? also, what about meat? how do you count the calories in that? or is that a stupid question?

AmeyinIdaho said...

Hey Stephanie! I found you :)

The flank steak sounds delicious...I'm going to have to try that.

And I don't count either, unless I stop losing for a week or so, then I will start tracking for a day or too just to make sure I am still on track.