Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What I Ate Wednesday

I realized once we got back from vacation last week that my building season is coming to a close. I would like to schedule another photo shoot in April sometime because it gives me a big goal and something to get excited about! I like to switch into photo shoot mode about 10-12 weeks prior so eat as much as I want/can season is just about over. (Sad face). I haven't counted calories or done cardio in months and it's been a great break, but I was while writing up this blog I decided to plug in my food to see what I was eating. I'm not overly thrilled with the number I came up with, 1720. I was hoping to be closer to 2000 which means I need to start counting again. For the next 4 weeks I'll start using MyFitnessPal.com again to keep track and make sure I'm eating enough. Oh well, the break was nice! 


I switched up breakfast a little yesterday, 3 whites and 1 whole with one chicken sausage link and this awesome cereal I found in the bulk section at my grocery store. I can't remember for the life of me what is in it, I just remember it was gluten free and the ingredients looked great. I'll try to find it again this weekend. 


I grabbed a Quest bar before heading out to my workout. Not what I usually do, but I needed to get there and back and needed something quick. 


Post workout I had a protein shake and a green apple, nothing too fancy. 


Lunch was lasagna and a side salad- leftovers from last nights dinner. 


I followed a recipe in a newlywed cookbook for Jamaican Jerk chicken and I have to say I was not impressed. One of the spices was just too much and totally overpowered the taste of the chicken. At least the sides were good! Rosemary red potatoes and garlic green beans. 


I was a little hungry by the time I got home from training so I went with something easy, 3 whites and 1 whole. I don't typically eat 2 yolks in a day, but eh! Sounded good :)

Are you counting calories? If no, I challenge you to 'spot check' yourself to see what you're really eating, you may be surprised! 

12 comments:

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  2. I don't usually like to count calories either as I find it makes me too obsessed, and thinking about food too much doesn't seem healthy. Having said that I do check in for a few days on MFP too, sometimes to check on calories, or to see if I'm getting enough protein. I'm doing that at the moment as I felt that my (healthy) snacking was getting excessive but I was pleasantly surprised to have stayed at a decent total.

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  3. As of a week ago I have been carb cycling to kick my butt into gear, and MFP has been working great for keeping me on target. I teach fitness classes, so some days when I teach three classes in a row it's nice to plug in all my intake for the day and then see the difference exercise makes! I use the polar FT4 like you, little B to see how hard I work during my classes. It's so accurate.

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  4. I find that I have to most of the time, especially if I change my meals up- or I wont get enough of my macros in throughout the day/week. I actually found out that a few months ago--I plateaued because I didnt change my intake and increase it to keep seeing gains. I wasnt tracking measurements then though. But with MFP I can make sure I get enough and Im seeing good results since I increased my intake and am tracking :) Good luck girl!! I do like seeing what other people eat. What all do you put on your potatoes?

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  5. I consider calories. Earlier I used the counter as much as possible to reduce them, but now I need to consider that is enough. And I found relative healthy balance not to become obsessed (negative experience) - usually I load a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner and I leave a little space for snack. While it well works ;)

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  6. I noticed that your posts are little old connected to your December workouts (building), were you in fact doing them during December? Also the link to "chest" excercises in January is broken. I hate to point out these things, it is just that I am very interested in what excercises you are doing for building. I am trying to stick to my building phase but has been very difficult for me. I'm reverse dieting after being so calorie restricted for my wedding and I feel so "squishy". That being said, any inspiration helps every bit! Thank you!!

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  7. I use My Fitness Pal religiously! If I don't, I get off track very easily. It was the only thing that helped me lose weight 2 years ago and allowed me to maintain my weight, give or take a few pounds :) I like that you can record your macros too. I wouldn't survive without it!

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  8. I haven't tried Quest bars before, but this new one looks good! And love your dinner :)

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  9. I have been trying to hit around 2000 calories as well, but usually only get to about 1300-1500. NOT good. I find it difficult to eat that many calories though. I've upped my workouts a lot and am trying to lose 50 more pounds!

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  10. What protein powder are you using these days?

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  11. I heat that flavor of Quest bar in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds with a drizzle of peanut butter!! I die.

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  12. Ok I just entered in all of my food and you're right, I am surprised! Well not totally...always knew I could stand to up the protein and be more mindful of my sugar but I didn't realize my calorie intake. Thanks for the site! I'm excited to start using this daily and hold myself more accountable.

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