A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Beach Challenge Food Pics Day 15


I had every intention of eating all 1800 of my calories today, and I dang near made it.  I knew I wanted spaghetti for dinner, but wasn't sure if I could make it work.  My idea of eating spaghetti is to pile up my plate with mounds of it and eat it until you're so stuffed you can't move.....my all-time favorite food.

At 9am I had a scramble with 3 egg whites, 4 oz. baked chicken, mushrooms, bell peppers and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Calories:  261

At 11am I headed out the door to go grocery shopping and grabbed a cold 4 oz. chicken burger leftover from last night's dinner to eat on the road.  Since I cooked it in extra virgin olive oil, I added 50 cals to it, like I did last night, for whatever oil stuck to it after I took it out of the pan.

Calories:  170

I shopped at 2 different stores today to get the best sales, Ingles and Publix.  I usually do most of my shopping at Publix, but Ingles had boneless skinless chicken breasts on sale for $1.88 lb....well I couldn't pass THAT up!!  When I got to Publix, I started drooling over their Cuban sandwiches in the deli.  I LOVE sandwiches, and especially these ones, and hadn't had one in quite a while.  I decided I needed one and did my best to guesstimate the calories, even emailing Pam, to try and be as accurate as I could.  I ate this around 2pm.

Calories:  700


Around 5:30pm I decided I just couldn't wait for Dwayne to get here to eat dinner with him (which is around 7:30pm), and I had to make 2 different sets of spaghetti anyway (he doesn't eat any veggies...and I wanted a few veggies in my sauce), so I made mine and ate it at 6pm.  I'll give you the entire calorie breakdown so you can see how I pulled this off, lol.

I weighed out 4 oz. of extra lean ground beef (93/7).  I've never been able to find the calorie count for the extra lean on sparkpeople, so I emailed Pam a few weeks ago and asked her if she knew.  One blogger told me it was 40 cals per oz, but that sounded a little low to me.  She told me she thought it was more like 45-50 cals per oz, so I go with 50.  The sauce I used was 100 cals per cup...I used 1 c.  I counted the 3 fresh mushrooms, little bit of bell pepper and diced red onion as 30 cals.  The Dreamfield's spaghetti has a lower glycemic index (for us diabetics) and it's 190 cals for 2 oz...I measured out 3 oz. for 285 cals.

4 oz. 93/7 ground beef:  200 cals
1 cup of Classico tomato & basil sauce:  100 cals
mushrooms, bell pepper, red onion, minced garlic:  30 cals
3 oz. of Dreamfield's spaghetti:  285




Calories:  615

OMG this was sooooo good and totally cured my spaghetti craving. 

I'll be having my 2 c. of decaf coffee with Dwayne later this evening and the creamer will be 30 cals.

Total Calories:  1776

Water Intake:  (4) 32 oz. glasses
Exercise:  Rest day

There are still over half of the challenge participants that haven't reported their weigh-in.  Make sure you send it to me either in a comment or through email so I can update our list.  Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.....only 2 weeks left to win that tacky souvenir!!!!  :)

12 comments:

  1. Just me, reporting in. I stayed the exact same as last week,208.2 Geeesssshhhhh. I don't think I'm going to be getting a tacky souvenier. (I think I spelled that wrong).

    That spaghetti looks SO delicious! I MUST make some.

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  2. OMGoodness! That spaghetti looks absolutely amazing!!!! I'd spend 650 on it in a heartbeat! Wow---great pics my friend...and you are absolutely rocking this deal!!
    Your weigh in----oh my---you're incredible.

    My best always
    Sean

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  3. Trickery, you need to use it to get those veggies in - it will be great practice for when you have kids LOL.
    I only cook one meal, they eat it or not, sometimes little A takes over an hour to eat a small spoon of veggies, it takes all my strength not to give in and up!!

    We also love spaghetti but hubby is not mad about it so I don't make it as often as I could, I add my secret ingredient to the sauce.
    your's looks great.

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  4. Hey, lady, way to go on your loss! I tried to comment on the earlier entry with my weight, but the computer went a little haywire. So I weighed in this morning at 200.2, for a loss of .8 this week.

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  5. Hmm...how to get Dwayne on the veggie bandwagon...I'll have to give this some thought.

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  6. Tammy, you're doing so great! I, on the other hand, am not doing so great. I don't even have a weight to give you because I didn't get on the scale today. Maybe I should get the consolation prize - a cigarette butt from the beach, lol.

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  7. man, your food looks good and healthy. Love your attitude...
    Keep it up chica. I am impressed and inspired.

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  8. Oh yum...that spaghetti looks delicious!!

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  9. It seemed like I was totally busy yesterday from morning until night, but not too busy to step on the scale. I was at 230.8.

    You are doing great!

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  10. Hey sorry I am late posting but my weight in this week is 223.8.

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  11. Fuddruckers, there's only one around and it's pretty far from where I live/work so I never make it over there, but I do like it a lot when I've been in the past.

    Is that Classico sauce good?

    I was 168.5 on friday.

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