Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Today's Food...

I don't know if it's because I began my day with weights or what, but man, I was starving yesterday!!! After dinner, I ended up making a protein shake (1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder with 14 oz water & decaf coffee). That brought up my calories, but after chatting with Tab about it, I'm not worried. Yesterday was a leg workout in the morning, and a 30 minute cardio session on the elliptical in the evening - my leg is still healing from surgery, and between the muscle work & the healing process, calories (from solid nutrition) are necessary. So I had to boost my calories yesterday... so what. I gave my body what it needed, and I'm good with that. (Now if I can just keep that mentality at the forefront, I might mentally survive this, lol).

I began with yoga this morning, and after work, I'll hit the gym for my Back/Delts/Biceps workout. Today, I'm coming in right at 1400 calories in. Food for day is...

Figure competition diet... 1400 cal
click on the photo to visit the Cooler Page with all my food data


Contents
Breakfast -
   Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon.  Snack 1 - 4 oz cooked (5 oz pre-cooked) grilled chicken breast and an apple.  Lunch -   4 oz (5 oz pre-cooked weight) grilled chicken breast, 1 cup steamed zucchini/yellow squash, 1/2 cup of brown rice  Dinner (post workout) - (not pictured) 5 ounces (6 oz pre-cooked weight) Grilled chicken breast & 2 cups steamed green beans with 4 oz baked sweet potato. Snack 2 - Shake - 2 scoops chocolate protein powder mixed with 14 oz water & decaf coffee

Today's numbers: Total intake: 1397 calories; 47% protein, 37% carb, 16% fat.

Note: Coolers for the boys (hubby Bill & his dad): Chelle's breakfast burrito,  2 hard boiled eggs, apple, string cheese, strawberries & a serving of granola (clean, homemade).

Note 2: Ariel's food today: Breakfast: Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon; Snack 1: 5 oz grilled chicken, apple, 24 almonds; Lunch: 5 oz grilled chicken, 2 slices whole grain bread, 1 slice Tillamook Medium Cheddar & lettuce; Snack 2: Protein shake. Dinner: 5 oz chicken breast with 2 cups steamed broccoli/cauliflower. Snack 3 (if needed): protein shake. Approx 1700 cal.


I want to thank all of you who've left comments and/or emailed me. It's really hard for me to know that those photos are up for anyone to see. I very nearly pulled them down yesterday - it messed with my head that much. I've got some mental work to do.

On another note, I'm really not a shake girl... I don't care to drink my meals, lol, so the idea of making shakes a regular part of my pre-contest diet doesn't appeal. But... last night, I mixed decaf coffee with the water & protein powder (chocolate) and that was pretty darn tasty! Even Bill said, "not bad". LOL! That will become my shake of choice. 



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