Weight on Monday, 5/16: 310 pounds.
Weight today, Mon 5/23: 300 POUNDS!! LOSS OF 10 POUNDS!
I'm very happy with the first week on my new NOT-A-DIET with the food and the weight loss. However, I am tempering that. Some of those pounds might have just been heavy food clearing out of my system from the weekend before I began. I had farewell dinners for...I mean, of burgers and pizza. It was a long, sad goodbye.
But still, in my first week I was eating a lot more healthy foods, including lots of protein, some complex carbs,and lots of veggies. I also reduced my coffee to about 1 cup a day with a sugar reduction to 2 packets. And I ATE NO JUNK FOOD...though I have had cravings for donuts and pastries. I got through them, though.
So some of that weight loss had to be excess fat. YES!!
TODAY'S SUBJECT: HEALTHY FOODS AND CONVENIENCE
I believe I chose my new meal plan very well when it comes to it's executed. Remember, I have never learned to cook and microwaved my way to roundness. Also, many healthy foods aren't packaged in a size that suits a bachelor, so I'd see a lot spoil.
Well, this new system works like this. I get a WEEKLY DELIVERY of pre-cooked, pre-portioned meals every Sunday (two breakfasts deliveries each week, though, to ensure quality of eggs when reheated).
Before going to bed, I put my next day's four meals (containers) and two snacks (plastic bags) in one of these totes the delivery came in, and I take it to work. I eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
I always take all meals/snacks in case I stay late at work, keeping the meals refrigerated. Here is what's in it. The bag, food, and containers here weigh just over 4 pounds.
BELOW: Here are just some the meals. Top left: Breakfast--gluten free blueberry pancake, eggs & spinach (mostly egg whites), turkey sausage (a small amount of sugar free syrup came with it--see the above picture). Top right: a salad meal. Bottom left: lasagna and veggies (my favorite). Bottom right: Chicken with sweet potato and spinach.
The salad is considered a meal with the addition of chicken for protein. I do not use salad dressings--never have. So, I'm allowed about a spoonful of shredded low fat cheese. That bag has cheese for a week's worth of salads. Also in the salad, chopped walnuts and a couple of sliced strawberries. There is also a light glaze on the chicken which is very tasty.
And that's it! I just grab a meal, heat it up for about 90 seconds if needed, and enjoy. Then on the next Sunday, I return the containers (washed) and get my next week of meals.
So, that's how I'm doing it...taking advantage of my own weaknesses to eat (and enjoy!) healthy meals. I swapped the JUNK I used to microwave with a well designed series of healthy meals with good ingredients. It's a plan I believe I can stick with.
Thanks for loggin' where I'm bloggin'!