Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 19 Son of DDDY Challenge: Where I just keep doing what needs to be done and skim through the scads of lowfat cooking books, old and new, to find recipes!

Scale: 242.0

Same as yesterday. Fine with dat. Means yesterday's low weigh-in was NOT a fluke. Yay!

I ordered 4 new cookbooks, and I have some old lowfat ones that I dug out of the dust in which they were decaying from lack of use. I want to choose at least 4 breakfast, 6 lunch, and 10 dinner recipes I like to try (and that hubby will eat, which in itself makes it a huge challenge as he's a limited eater). I don't like to cook, but the reality is that I need to at least get a good repertoire of homemade meals to keep me out of tempting restaurants and to save some moolah. Eating out is expensive. I'm getting old. I need to save for retirement. :) Or at least to pay my trainer.

I have a yen for hot cakes for breakfast, so I may make my tried-n-true WonderSlim ones and enjoy with maybe eggs. I ate so little the last couple days that I may splurge on a nice big breakfast.

I hope this holiday weekend is treating you beautifully and you're getting rest and recreation. Eat less, move more, be well:

WS Hot cakes with 2 oz natural applesauce, cinnamon, and sugar free syrup
1/2 cup egg whites made into omelette with 1/3 cup chopped tomato, garlic, and
2 slices 2% American cheese
1 tbsp Smart Balance divvied between both pans
1 cup papaya with lime juice spritzed
assorted supplements
2 cups coffee and 8 glasses water (4 before, 1 during, 3 after)
calories: 573 (59/15/34)
fluids: 80 oz

LUNCH:  made higher fiber, lower GI pasta
2 cups pasta with 1 cups sauce and
2.5 cups spinach, zucchini, mushrooms mixed in
 3 tbsp shredded parmesan
2 tsp EVOO (for pan in which I cooked veggies)
3 cups decaf
8 glasses water
calories: 755
fluids: 88 oz

1 BariWise Rocky Road protein bar
2 glasses water

 calories: 170
fluids: 16 oz

Total Calories: 1498
Total Fluids: 184 oz

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Kimberly said...

Planning is essential in this war on the fat. Once you find replacement dishes for the things you can't have right now it will be a lot cheaper and easier.

I was just looking up Houston trainers yesterday. My plan is to get one in January and maybe have 2 sessions per month to point me in the right direction.

Beth said...

I was actually quite good at low-fat cooking in my maintenance days. I enjoyed the challenge of making favourites with less fat. I like spicy foods so at least I had the spice factor on my side because spices are fat free!

And, indeed that's great about the weight being the same. Excellent.

Jennifer said...

Don't know if your hubby will do this, but when I decided to start losing weight I made him go through my cookbooks and mark things that he'd be willing to try. That way I didn't have to try to guess what he would like. It worked.

Princess Dieter said...

I did the same thing two days ago, Jennifer. I gave him post it notes and a pen and two cookbooks and said: Pick a half dozen chicken and a half dozen non-chicken. :)

I also asked him to keep it to the lower fat offerings (ie, 14 grams of fat or fewer.)

See, GMTA :)

Anne H said...

Hmmm. Do you ever go to FitDay or another tracking program to make sure you get all the "right" fats - now that yo are cutting back? do you ever use egg white product instead of "real" whole eggs?