Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mid-Week Check In

Today's Thursday so it's mid-week for me.   Let's talk about my new "plan", and upping my calories. Let me be clear here, I still dont understand how this is working, or how its going to turn out.  I was leary.  Honestly, I still kind of am.  I'm trying really hard NOT to get excited about this, but it seems to be working.

I stepped on the scale this morning..

Down 3.4 lbs since Monday...

That's right!  3.4 freaking pounds!!!!!   

I dont know how it happened, nor do I care.  But I'm gonna take it. 

Now I'm sure youre interested in what the hell Im eating right..??

The more appropriate question would be, what am I NOT eating..??

I can tell you this, it is REALLY hard to eat 2300-2500 calories of good, nutritious foods.   I'm allowed 10% junk, so 230-250 calories a day of crap.   Trust me, I've taken advantage of that. 

Here's just a few things I've been shoveling into my mouth. 

Love my almonds!! 

 Typical Breakfast -  Chobani or Oikos Greek Yogurt, with 1/4 cup granola

 Lunch this week has been this steak and blue cheese salad.   Romaine lettuce, 4oz sirloin, bacon pieces, onion strings topped with Bolthouse Farms Creamy Blue Cheese dressing

Dinner last night - 4 oz tequilla lime shrimp over 1/2 cup black beans, and 1/2 cup frozen corn.  Because of my "fabulous" band, I could only eat half, so the other half is lunch today with a salad.

Snacks have been the Simms Turkey Sticks from Aldi, usually 2 with 2 slices of Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese slices, clementines, small apples, more greek yogurt, almonds of course or 100 calorie bags of popcorn.

I'm eating alot!!

Some of the junk Im eating looks a little like this...

 Buffalo chicken bar bites and sweet potato fries from Dave and Buster's. NO worries, I split them with a friend and only ate half.

 Chicken club wrap and sweet potato fries from TGIFridays... again, only ate half the wrap, but ALL the fries of course.  You know I LOVE me some french fries!

Mmmmm smoked baby backs!   Ate 1/2 rack

In addition to eating 2300-2500 calories a day, Im burning 600-700 calories at the gym on those days.  Or at least I think I am, Goddamn Polar...  

Anyway - average NET calories for the week is 2,012, and Ive been to the gym Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Plan is for the gym again tonight, tomorrow and Saturday to give me 6 days this week.

Enjoy the rest of your week, and I'll weigh in on Monday!

Make good choices, and have a great weekend!


  1. Hey there, I have actually upped my calories as well as of about 3 weeks ago..I have not had a loss but I am still maintianing..I am gradually increasing least I am over my BMR now..and yep..I am so happy to be eating more..oy!


  2. Jaci I was wondering what plan are you following you now? I know you increased your calories but do you have a guide to go by? I was wondering because I was talking to my trainer about you the other day...sorry but he was asking me if you are following the "body builders" diet? he said some of their diets are very good but others are dangerous. He even had a body builder "trainer" who told him guys not to drink water for a week before the competition. I told him you are increasing your calories and tried to explain the whole calories minus the burned calories and he was like he never heard of actually increasing your calories to lose weight. I told him I did it and dropped two pounds. I was just wondering because I really do look to you for information and believe it or not support. Love You :)

  3. Thanks Vanessa! I'm happy to be eating more as well.

    Diane - Im not really following a specific program, the whole premise of eating more to lose weight was given to me by a friend at the gym. He introduced me to Its crazy, and like I said I still dont fully undersatnd it, but SO MANY people swear by this. I'm eating more, but not always junk. Yes I've indulged here and there over the past week, but a typical day includes almonds, cheese, milk, lean proteins, fruits, veggies, etc. As far as Body Builder's diet... I don't know if that's what this is or not. All I know is I work on full body strength training 4-5 days a week, lower body days opposite upper body days.

    This is the first week of this, and I'm still just going with it to see the outcome. It's basically just a test month for me to see if this is what I need to do to change it up. So far, so good.

  4. I like it...Congrats on the loss...