Let me say that again....I'm under 1000 cals for the day and I'm not hungry. My stomach is not growling.
Ummm....I have no idea what's going on with me. None. My absolute best guess is that it has to do with the water/fluid intake throughout the day. Yesterday I drank (5) 24 oz. glasses of water during my workday. Today I drank (6) 24 oz. glasses at work, plus (3) 5 oz. cups of coffee w/ creamer. So that's what? About 144 oz. of water and 15 more oz in coffee. Very interesting.
I'm drinking another 32 oz glass of water right now as I type this post. I'll end up with at least 200 oz. before I go to bed.
I'll tell you the truth. Knowing I have 200 calories left for the day makes me want to eat something else. I'm not going to have food....but it does allow me to have a couple of cups of decaf coffee with creamer, for another 70 calories. That's my wind-down thing in the evenings. I didn't have it last night because I miscounted my calories and thought I was too close to 1200...didn't want to go over. Turns out, I was a good bit under....came in around 1100-1125 last night. Tonight, I'm having it. While others are having a more substantial snack or dessert...I'm having decaf coffee w/ creamer. It works for me.
Here's my food pics w/ calorie count for the day:
4 egg whites w/ a touch of mustard for color and flavor, mixed with 4 oz. chicken breast and 1/8 c. of 2% sharp cheddar cheese. The baby ate an ounce of the chicken, so I counted it as 3 oz. for myself.
4 egg whites - 68 cals.
3 oz. chkn. breast - 90 cals.
1/8 c. 2% cheese - 45 cals.
Boneless pork rib - 200 cals.
Sweet potato - 103 cals.
I'm making a conscious effort to eat slowly. This is how much of my lunch was left an hour after I started eating it. I finished the rest of it sometime after noon.
Honeycrisp apple - 80 cals.
6 oz. chkn. breast after the baby got some - 180 cals.
An ENTIRE bag of Steamfresh broccoli - 120 cals.
I wanted to say thanks to everyone who provided food tips and snack ideas...foods to keep you fuller, etc. I always appreciate the ideas. I will say that there will always be some convenience foods in my diet, like the Jimmy Dean bagels in my freezer....and there will always be pork..I'm a swine lover...that won't change. I did happen to be OUT of veggies as of today, so I stopped by the grocery store on my way home and picked up some stuff to get me through the next few days.
Allan suggested lots of salad. I picked up 2 bags of the pre-made stuff, along with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions to go on top. I ran out of baby carrots on Monday (those are a normal snack for me), so I picked up a big bag of those...along with some sweet potatoes that I am in love with. The only fruit I had left was 2 apples, so I picked up 4 more tonight. I also got some mushrooms, onions and bell peppers to mix with eggs in the morning so that EVERY breakfast isn't a convenient one. :)
This will sound bad...but it's honest....ever since I started my blog, I've never been interested in the "health" part of this jouney....as far as matching proteins with carbs, eating what would be considered "diet" foods, etc. The only thing I've been interested in is counting calories to get the weight off. I eat fruits and vegetables because I like them.....not because I'm "trying to eat all the right diet foods". I don't eat hardly any red meat...but that's not because I consider it a "bad" food in the diet world. It's because it makes me feel like crap for 2-3 days. I feel like I'm walking around with a rock in my stomach...it just takes too long to digest. So I'm sure my food pics will make some people wince, like I'm sure my pork ribs did , lol....that's ok. Just wanted to let everyone know that's reading that I will always welcome any food tips you want to share with me. Some of them I'll use...some of them I probably won't. As long as I'm within the calorie range I'm shooting for...I'm happy. :)
Here's a pic of my loot from the grocery store:
I thawed and sauteed some shrimp tonight. Will probably put this on my salad for lunch tomorrow.
That's 1 lb. of shrimp altogether - pre-cooked weight of course. For this case, 1/2 a lb. in each bowl resulted in 17 shrimp. At 30 cals an oz...that's 240 cals.
I also went ahead and measured out 2 Tbsp of dressing to take for my salad tomorrow. It's 60 cals. for 2 Tbsp.
So that's it for today guys!!! Hope you're having a good evening.....time for me to go make some decaf. :)