Daily Eats – 9/6/11

Breakfast

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Whole wheat toast (100 cal) with 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter (45 cal) and a teaspoon of jam (10 cal)

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Applesauce – HLS swag (100 cal)

Snack

Oatmeal Squares – more HLS swag, hehe (200 cal)

Lunch

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The most epic black bean burger fail ever, turned black bean hash. Still delicious though! (~250 cal)

Snack

Hebrew National fat-free hot dog (40 cal), on a potato roll (130 cal) with organic ketchup and mustard (10 cal). What? I had a craving!

Harry and Daxter didn’t judge. They wanted in on it. 😀

A few sips of Kombucha. Gotta ration! (~10 cal)

Dinner

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Sandwich on whole wheat bread with smoked salmon, cream cheese, onions, capers, and lettuce. Plus a few bites of Reema’s salad, hehe. (~400 – 500 cal)

Dessert

Peanut Butter Heaven.

1/2 a tablespoon of pure ecstasy (45 cal)

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1/4 cup of coconutmilk beverage (half of what is pictured. 20 cal.) I’m still on the fence about this… I didn’t really enjoy drinking it on its own, but that just may be because I was expecting something a little different. Wahhh! I want to love it!

Total: ~1,460 calories. Right on target! Wheeee!

13 Comments

  1. Question for you: since you’ve dropped so much weight, do you find you have to scale down the number of calories you consume every day to continue to lose weight? Like, 1500 at 246, but more like 1300 at 180? I’m just curious how that works – I’ve never been a calorie counter, but am using DailyBurn to try! Oh, and I am SO happy I stumbled onto your blog – something about the fact that you were the exact weight I was at my heaviest, and my height, really connected with me, you know? You’re not a 5’2″ chick who needs to lose 20 pounds, so I can really relate to your journey (and hope to mirror it with my own!)

    • It’s definitely true that my calorie expenditure is less now that I weigh less, but I still try to eat around 1500 each day, because otherwise I just get too HANGRY! And that makes me more susceptible to binges and making bad choices. So I’ve just made peace with the fact that where I used to lose 2 or 3 pounds in a week, I now lose 1 if I’m lucky. But I’d rather go the whole slow-and-steady-but-still-get-to-eat-cupcakes route than cut my calories to 1200 and eat salad with grilled chicken every night!

      I also do *try* to make up the deficit with exercise too, but as you’ll easily see from reading the blog, that’s definitely still the most lacking part of my healthy lifestyle. It’s the thought that counts? Maybe? Thanks so much for the compliments, you flatterer! 🙂 I definitely know how you feel about needing someone to relate to. I’m so inspired by many healthy living and fitness blogs, but when someone is a size 6 and says they need to lose 15 lbs to reach their “goal”, it’s hard not to feel a little disconnected. I hope I don’t disappoint! 🙂

      • I’m with you! Slow and steady with a side of cuppycakes is WAY better than total denial! That’s why I refuse to call what I’m doing dieting – I’m trying to eat fresh foods and make healthier choices (and hope that it finally sticks this time!) And I totally hear you on the exercise thing! I usually start a routine only to get out of it very quickly – the most exercise I’ve ever done in a row was about 5-6 months of running 4 days a week. The funny thing? Now that I’ve decided to make these changes, I can’t wait to get back to running!

        I’m just happy you’re so relatable-to! (it is TOO a word!)

    • I’m mostly a calorie counter so I also was wondering if you’d been reducing your calories as you lost weight. I was very close to your weight when I started, so I can really relate to your story. It seems many healthy living bloggers were never really overweight or just wanted to lose a few pounds (and I still enjoy reading their blogs), but I really love reading about someone who has overcome a lot of what I’m facing.

  2. Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter is my arch-nemesis. That stuff is soooooo good!

    • It’s like someone melted down a Reese’s cup and made it spreadable and “good for you”. Nommmmm…

  3. Looks great Gretch! Good job staying right on target! 🙂

  4. Katiesays:

    Gretchen, I’m so glad that I found your blog. I love it, and you’re totally relatable! I lost over 60 pounds last summer, but somehow, I’ve let 15 pounds creep back on over the last year. I’m bummed, but I know that I just need to get back on the bandwagon. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thanks, Katie! I try to be someone that other people who are lazy but want to look awesome can relate to, hahaha, since that’s me aaaaall over. 60 pounds is awesome, but so is 45! And now that you know you’ve done it once, you can so get back there.

  5. Peanut Butter and Co really is pure ecstasy. Have you tried the white chocolate wonderful or cinnamon raisin? Those are my favs!

    • This is the first PB&Co flavor I’ve tried… people kept telling me to, and now I understand why! Oy… this could be very bad… or very bad in a good way. 😉

  6. That hot dog pic almost did me in. I miss them!

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