Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This is why I use

Overshot the runway today. My cooler food (breakfast through dinner) added up to 350 calories MORE than my goal. I wouldn't have known that, had I not plugged in my food first thing this morning. It's easy to underestimate what we ingest. Since all my food is clean, I didn't think anything of it when my cooler seemed a little full this morning. Run the numbers, and there you have it - off-track. An easy fix, when I see it right away, I reduced the amounts of some of my foods for today (brown rice, chicken, beef, string cheese). My ratios were all correct, but the portion size was wrong. I guess my brain is still stuck in the 1800 cal/day zone, lol.

I have everything in line now, and my totals for the day will be 1459 calories with 41% from protein, 34% from carbs, and 26% from fat. (Goal is 1400 cal; 40% protein, 35% carb, 25% fat).  [click on the photo to go to the Cooler Page with all the pics and nutrition info]

Breakfast -
   Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon, and 1/2 grapefruit.  Snack 1 -1 cup 0% Chobani Greek Yogurt (plain) with 1/4 cup of granola & 1/2 cup blackberries     Lunch -   3 oz grilled chicken breast, 1 cup steamed broccoli/cauliflower, a tiny bit (about a tablespoon) of brown rice and the other half of my grapefruit. Snack 2 - 3 ounces grilled chicken breast, 1 string cheese and an apple Dinner - 5 oz grilled london broil in a wrap with spinach, cabbage, peppers and feta.


  1. What program do you use to determine your caloric intake?

  2. Wow, I love your food and your pics sooooooooooooo much!! What would I do without you????


  3. Roxie-Girl,
    It goes both ways!! :-)