July 31, 2008

Food Day 81

Posted in daily food diary at 11:57 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1790 calories. Broken down:

Breakfast: 250

  • 120: English Muffin
  • 100: Peanut Butter
  • 30: Jam

Lunch: 360

  • 360: Lasagna
  • 0: Diet Coke (8 oz)

Later: 440

  • 140: Nonfat Decaf 12oz Latte
  • 300: Pumpkin Bread

Dinner: 740

  • 200: Chips
  • 180: Beans
  • 250: Rice
  • 110: Corona Light

I didn’t exercise today – eek! It will be OK though – this still isn’t near my maintain-weight calories 😀

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July 30, 2008

Food Day 80

Posted in daily food diary at 11:52 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1255 calories. Broken down:

Breakfast: 275

  • 100: Peanut Butter
  • 40: Jam
  • 120: English Muffin
  • 15: Sugar (in Tea)

Lunch: 590

  • 100: Chewy Bar
  • 150: Corn Dog
  • 190: Chicken Nuggets
  • 150: Beer

Later: 390

  • 85: Peach
  • 100: Cookies
  • 0: Tea
  • 40: Fudgecycle
  • 165: Honey Rice Crisps

Because I didn’t work out, I ate less today. My period also started today and I really had little appetite. I did the best I could 😉

July 29, 2008

Food Day 79

Posted in daily food diary at 11:59 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1465 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 350

  • 120: English Muffin
  • 200: Nutella
  • 30: Sugar

Lunch: 260

  • 70: Bread
  • 60: Mayo
  • 5: Mustard
  • 80: Cheese
  • 45: Turkey

Dinner: 390

  • 285: Chicken Nuggets
  • 100: Cookies
  • 5: Raspberries

Later: 465

  • 70: Bread
  • 190: Nutella
  • 0: Tea
  • 75: Cheezits
  • 130: Nutella

Exercise Day 79

Posted in daily exercise diary at 8:12 pm by Shanti

Elliptical: 30 minutes (~300 calories)

I was REALLY exhausted 2/3 of the way through my elliptical workout. I don’t know what my issue was… pushing myself hard, I guess 🙂 It was tough today.

July 28, 2008

Food Day 78

Posted in daily food diary at 11:59 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1540 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 360

  • 100: Chewy Bar
  • 100: Peanut Butter
  • 120: English Muffin
  • 40: Jam

Lunch: 260

  • 240: Spinach Pizza
  • 0: Diet Coke
  • 20: Raspberries

Later: 340

  • 50: Mayo
  • 70: Bread
  • 80: Provolone Cheese
  • 40: Turkey
  • 0: Mustard
  • 100: Cookies

Dinner, Etc.: 580

  • 130: Greek Salad
  • 150: Beer
  • 130: Wasabi Roasted Peas
  • 170: Nutella

Exercise Day 78

Posted in daily exercise diary at 8:02 pm by Shanti

Elliptical: 30 minutes (350 calories)
Biking: 15 minutes (60 calories)

How I Lose Weight + Food Tips

Posted in musings on weight-loss at 3:10 am by Shanti

Here’s the low-down on what I’m doing to lose weight and how it works.


1. Figure out what your “maintain weight” calories are and eat 500 calories LESS than that number every day.
2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes, 5x/week.
3. Drink water! Divide your weight in half and drink that number in ounces of water every day.
(4. Make healthier choices as you go along and get better at doing steps 1-3.)

FROM THE VIDEO:

The salad is:
1 Bowl of Romaine Lettuce and Spinach
2 Tbsp Light Vinaigrette Dressing
1/2 Tomato, sliced
1/4 Cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/4 Cup Garlic Feta Cheese
= around 110-130 calories 😀

YUM!

Green Tea (and similar Asian teas), English Breakfast Tea and Irish Breakfast Tea need no sweetener if you use 1 Tsp of lemon juice instead (0 calories).

Vanilla chai (and decaf vanilla chai), peppermint tea and bangal spice teas all also need no sweeteners or additives of any kind.

If you have questions, feel free to ask!

July 27, 2008

Food Day 77

Posted in daily food diary at 11:04 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1365 calories. Broken down:

Breakfast: 305

  • 140: Eggs
  • 80: Bread
  • 40: Smart Balance Spread
  • 45: Sugar (in Tea)

Lunch: 255

  • 70: Bread
  • 40: Mayo
  • 45: Turkey
  • 100: Cheese

Dinner: 440

  • 370: Pasta
  • 70: Tuna
  • 0: Tea 🙂

Later: 365

  • 45: Milk
  • 120: Hot Chocolate Mix
  • 200: Cashews

July 26, 2008

Food Day 76

Posted in daily food diary at 10:39 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1580 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 260

  • 140: Eggs (2)
  • 80: Bread
  • 40: Smart Balance Buttery Spread

Lunch: 270

  • 45: Turkey
  • 100: Cheese
  • 80: Bread
  • 45: Mayonnaise
  • 0: Mustard

Dinner: 590

  • 220: Rice Pilaf
  • 60: Chicken
  • 280: Cashews
  • 30: Various Veggies

Dessert: 460

  • 460: Chocolate Chip Cookie 😀

July 25, 2008

Food Day 75

Posted in daily food diary at 11:59 pm by Shanti

Today I ate 1350 calories. Broken down…

Breakfast: 370

  • 100: Chewy Bar
  • 30: Sugar (in green tea)
  • 240: Pizza

Lunch-ish: 320

  • 120: English Muffin
  • 200: Nutella
  • 0: Diet Coke

Dinner/Later: 660

  • 300: General Tso’s Chicken
  • 150: Rice
  • 100: Peanut Butter
  • 15: Sugar (in Tea)
  • 95: Rice Candy

I didn’t work out today and compensated for it by cutting my calories lower. I wasn’t hungry at ALL later on, so I think I did a good job of keeping my calories up but not too high 🙂

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