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.
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.
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.
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
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!!!! :)