Well, I had another successful day today. After I got myself out of my warm, comfy bed, I made myself an awesome breakfast of grits with goat cheese & sun dried tomatoes and scrambled egg whites. It was so yummy!
After breakfast, I went to the gym and had a great workout! I started out on the stairclimber - which totally kicks my butt every time - but the good news is, I'm able to last a little longer on it. A few weeks ago, I could barely last 3 or 4 minutes without my quads screaming at me to please get off the machine! Today I used it as my warm-up for 7 minutes, then I moved to the AMT machine. I stayed on it for 35 minutes. After that, I went over the free weights and workout out my upper body. In between sets, I did my favorite leg-killer - lunges, and then finished up with some crunches. I'm headed back tomorrow morning to do it all over again!
Since it was such a cold day, I wanted to make some soup to have for dinner. The BodyBugg website has recipes, so I looked up soups & stews between 200-300 calories, and I found a recipe for Chicken Corn Chowder. It sounded like it would be delicious, so I decided to try it out. And let me tell you....IT WAS AMAZING!!! A serving is a cup and a half and has about 200 calories. D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!
Breakfast: Grits with goat cheese and sundried tomatoes & scrambled egg whites 231 cals
Lunch: Lean Cuisine Spring Rolls & Green Giant Broccoli w/ Cheese Sauce 240 cals
Dinner: Chicken Corn Chowder 200 cals
Snack: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sundae (with all low-fat/ low cal ingredients, of course) 283 cals
TOTAL CALORIE INTAKE: 954
I am finding it hard on most days to get all of my calories in. I hate to eat something when I'm not hungry at all, only for the sake of reaching my daily goal of 1250. Before I started this journey, I easily surpassed 1250 probably by lunchtime...lol...but now that I am paying attention to what I am putting in my body, I'm having trouble eating enough. I don't feel deprived or hungry at all, but I know how important it is to eat enough. Also, I don't like to eat late at night so if at the end of the day I still need 200-300 calories, I don't want to raid the pantry just to reach a number. Maybe if I start my day off with a bigger breakfast, I won't have this problem. Is this an issue for anyone else?
**I still need to get in a lot more fruits and veggies -- I'm tryin'...