- HEALTH TRACKER
A "wooohooo" moment and an "Aha" moment from yesterday.
I returned two pair of size 16 jeans....to get the size 14! LOVE! I cannot believe how wonderful it is to shop on the OTHER side of the store. You know, the one that doesn't say PLUS size!!
On the flip side of things, I felt like I ate like a pig yesterday. I ate what I wanted instead of what I should've. After entering my food into sparkpeople.com I have mixed feelings about what I am eating. Here's what I had: 1 scoop protein powder with my coffee, 3 links turkey sausage & 1 egg, a McD southern chicken sandwich, 4 oz chicken breast & 1 c carrots. Snacks were 2 Snackwells devils food cookies, a handful of pistachios, and a small apple with TOO MUCH peanut butter!
The good: turkey sausage instead of high fat meat, only the filling from the chicken wet burritos I made for my family, somewhat "healthy" cookies instead of the real thing...and only two instead of eight, lol!, a handful of pistachios instead of handfulS.
The bad: obviously the McD chicken sandwich. But I was shopping (I know there are healthier choices) and it sounded soooooo good. Hadn't had one in ages. Peanut butter! My downfall. I had probably 3 T slathered on my apple slices. Yes, I like a little apple with my pb, lol! I need to stop buying peanut butter. I do buy almond butter at the health food store sometimes. I need to compare the statistics and see if I'd be better off having almond butter as a staple in my house instead of pb. Almond butter doesn't go down as smooooooth as pb, so I do spoon less of it onto my snack plate.
Observations: Even though I was at 1400 cals, I still ate wayyyyy less than pre-surgery noshes. For breakfast I used to eat an entire plate of hash browns and eggs covered in sausage gravy, or a huge bowl of oatmeal with butter & brown sugar. McDonald's could've been a big mac AND chicken nuggets, and then I might've driven thru Arby's to get the tater cakes too. The supper I made for my family previously would've also been laden with spanish rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, and second helpings. My day could've easily been well over 3000 cals, because I know damn well I would've ended the night with a cheesecake blizzard!!
My totals were 1433 cals, 102 carbs, 71 fat, and 103 protein. I can probably do without the protein powder now, as I'm getting in plenty of protein from meat. Yes, fat was too high as was carbs. I did do my elliptical, got my fluids in, and took my vitamins.