Happy Independence Day all!!!
Hopefully you enjoyed your holiday weekend. I know I did. I avoided going over my calories... I made it to the gym each day, and I had ONE beer yesterday. ONE! This is an accomplishment for me, and I'm happy about that.
I made a pineapple upside down cake for yesterday's festivities at my parents' house. I planned on having a small piece, and leaving the rest at their house. Well I tried it, and honestly.. I'm not a fan. It's just not my cup of tea. But it looks pretty, right??
So after I tried it and realized, that fruity cake just isnt for me, I opted for a few small squares of my mom's brownie cookie cake. My mom is an amazing baker. She can seriously make anything. And I try to avoid it all. LOL Since I made "room" in my calorie budget for this cake and didn't eat it, I made a beeline for the chocolate chip brownie cookie cake. DELISH! Not that I'm surprised by that, but oh well. Everyone else seemed to enjoy my cake, so that's good.
Last week I ate a total of 11650 calories
I made it to the gym 4 days, and to the park 1 day for a 2 mile run, for a total of 3012 calories burned for the week. That leaves me with an average NET intake of 1234 calories each day.
I weighed in this morning, and was down 3 lbs, from 216 to 213. Yep. I'll take it!
I'm headed to the gym to start my week the right way with cardio and arms/back/shoulders.
Since I'm off work today, I'm going to plan my meals for the week.
Breakfasts - 1 egg and 1 sausage link each day
Lunches - 2 oz canned chicken mixed with 1/4 cup fat free refried beans, and 1 oz shredded cheese, and a small salad
Snacks - most likely fruit, turkey sticks and string cheese
Dinners - Whatever I feel like that day. Today's dinner is chicken parm. One 4oz chicken breast, "shake in bake style", topped with 1/4 cup Ragu Tomato Basil sauce, and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese all baked in the oven. And a small ceasar salad.
Hoping the rain stays away so my husband and I can take our daughter to go watch fireworks this evening. If not, it'll be a quiet evening at home with Netflix I'm sure.
Have a good 4th, and a great week!! Get out there and MOVE today!