Man… it has been a rough few weeks when it comes to my health/fitness.
My weight has continued to go up, week over week, and my sweets-cravings are through the roof. I am a STRESS eater and I’ve been under a lot of stress lately. Candy has become my best friend …and the worst enemy of my waistline.
I’ve promised myself I won’t weigh-in until Friday, but I can tell you the scale and I did NOT have a pleasant interaction this morning. I worked out 5x last week, but I also indulged in tons of cookies and salty snacks – more than I could cancel out with even the most intense workout.
I’m hoping that one week of rigid discipline will get me back on track, so I’m going to post my calories/meal plan on here for accountability and to try to keep myself on track.
Here’s my food plan for the day:
2am: Quest Cookies and Cream Protein Bar (180 calories)
5:30am: Two OIKOS Plain, Fat Free Greek Yogurt Cups (160 calories)
9am: 100 Calorie BetterOats Oatmeal and 1 cup Blueberries (170 calories)
12pm: 2 cups raw spinach, 3 oz Oscar Mayer Rotisserie Chicken, 1 cup sliced carrot chips, Spicy Guacamole (224 calories)
3pm: Sugar Free Chocolate Muscle Milk (100 calories)
5:30pm: Natural Almonds Snack Pack (100 calories)
8pm: Grilled Chicken Breast and Stir-Fried Veggies (approx 280 calories)
By eating every few hours, I anticipate never feeling “out of control” with my hunger and I’m hoping to quell sweets cravings by snacking on fruit (blueberries) and chocolate protein shakes.
If I can stick to this diet all day (I’m good so far — as of my 9am meal), I will allow myself a 90-calorie Chocolate Pear Squeeze Treat (sooooo good). If I hit the gym (as planned) and do at least 30 minutes of cardio, I’ll swap out the Chocolate Pear Squeeze Treat for one of the 150-calorie Paleo Brownies I made last week. 🙂
It’s all about compromise, preparation, and holding myself accountable this week. Wish me luck!
Bon appetit, my friends!