Thursday, February 10, 2011

8-Weeks Post Surgery & Today's Cooler - 1222 calories (pre-dinner)

I find it incredibly fitting that I celebrated my 8-week Knee-Surgery anniversary by attending yoga class this morning :-) And I'm going back this evening for cardio. 8-weeks post surgery and I'm fully back into my routine. Granted, I'm not where I was strength-wise, but I'm fully present & accounted for :-) Awesome!

Here's the progression...


Knee Braces (2 months on both, an additional month on the right knee) To try to stabilize the kneecaps & reduce inflammation & pain Having exhausted other options, including physical therapy (which worked on the left knee) I had Surgery to fix the right knee (Dec. 16)
Knee braces post-surgery
Knee arthroscopy with chondral debridement patellofemoral joint and lateral retinacular release
To this... 8 weeks post surgery! Woooohooo!
8-weeks post knee surgery!

Food yesterday flopped on me. The stuffed pepper in my cooler for snack 2 was a no-go. I think the cheese was bad, so I had to toss it. :-( This left me at 850 calories pre-weight lifting & cardio. Grrrr. That was NOT the plan! I still felt somewhat full from lunch, so I kept on track and hit the gym. I did upper body and cardio for a total burn of 620 calories, then dashed home to inhale some food. I ended my day with 1261 calories (41% carb, 32% protein, 27% fat and 39 g fiber). Again, too low in calories, but not the end of the world.

Today, I have all my food but lunch in my cooler. I'll be heading to Red House for my clean mid-day meal (steamed chicken, veggies & brown rice). It's been a long time since I've eaten out for weekday lunch, and Red House is super yummy and uber-clean. Today's intake (pre-cardio and pre-dinner) is at 1222 calories (42% carb, 30% protein, 28% fat and 22.7 g fiber). Dinner will pop me up to my goal of 1400-1600 calories.

Chelle's clean eats for Thursday Feb. 10, 2011
Here's what you're seeing:
Breakfast -  1 cup greek yogurt (2% chobani) with 1/2 cup blackberries & a grapefruit. 
Snack 1 -
apple & 2 hard boiled eggs.   
 -   4 oz Chicken breast, 1/2 cup brown rice, steamed veggies 
Snack 2 -
 1 cup 2% Cottage Cheese w/sriracha sauce & 2 Dr. Kracker flatbreads  
 - coming soon (post-cardio)

Oh! And that new lipstick I mentioned yesterday? It's a keeper! Made it through the whole day, my workout, food/water, and an evening at the bowling alley. I am sooooo picking up more colors! :-) LOL!

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