I did well on food yesterday. I didn't eat a whole bunch so hence the bigger deficit. We ended up not going to Costco last night. I had some homemade chili and cornbread for dinner that our friend Huggy made. Perfect dinner for a wet, rainy night. I am usually not a fan of cornbread but his was very moist and tasty.As I mentioned, Beckie-Lynn wanted to know what kind of plan I was using for diet and exercise. My intentions when I started this journey was to make this a lifestyle change. I know it sounds cliche but it is true. I think the biggest hurdle for me was identifying what a "real" portion was. My idea of a portion was grossly inaccurate!! I put a handy chart on my fridge and referred to it when cooking or preparing meals.
I have included yesterdays food log for your reference. My breakfast during the week pretty much stays the same. I have some yogurt, a cereal bar and string cheese or cottage cheese throughout the morning. For lunch, I usually have a sandwich or sushi. My afternoon snacks are usually nuts or fruit. For dinners, I mostly eat chicken or fish. Sometimes, I will have pork or beef but maybe once a week if that. Where I run into trouble the most is in the evenings. Getting snacky and eating too late is where I still need work.
I am tracking calories for the most part and not really counting them. I try to stay within 1400-1600 cals per day. The way my bodybugg is set up is I should burn 2850 and consume 2150 but I never burn or consume that much. As long as I achieve a deficit of 700 calories per day (Calories Burned - Calories Consumed) then I should be able to lose 1.5-2.0 lbs. per week.