Rate My Meals – 2011-01-31

January 31, 2011 · 4 comments

I haven’t been doing a good job recently of taking pictures of my meals so my goal this week is to rectify that. Hoping to log a complete story every day. I’ve found that it is way less likely I cheat when I do this, so it is a good practice to get into.

Here’s what I had to eat today:

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Monday Meals

Breakfast was a bowl of instant oatmeal with peanut butter, a banana and a yogurt. I can’t remember now who the blogger is I follow who adds peanut butter to their oatmeal but this was the first time I tried it and it was yummo! However, calorie count does go up, estimate for breakfast is 450 calories.

For lunch I had my now traditional foot-long veggie sub on white with spicy mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, spinach, extra cucumbers (I pretend it’s the meat!) vinegar, salt and pepper. I had a bag of apple slices instead of the chips and added a yogurt. Estimate of 360 calories. I had a Zone Perfect protein bar for an afternoon snack - 200 calories.

Dinner was a big salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, fresh jalapeno, a cucumber, a sweet red pepper, a few mushrooms and half a fennel bulb. Dressed with salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Small glass of spicy v8. Yogurt for dessert. Unfortunately my wife didn’t buy the low-cal yogurt so it was 170 calories all by itself. Total estimate for dinner 370 calories, total for the day only 1380 calories. I probably should have had some protein with that salad but I didn’t have any cooked chicken breasts to throw on top of it.

As I wrote in my weekly update (did you see I lost 2 pounds?!) I was planning on going to Chicago tomorrow and having a difficult week with planned group lunches and dinners. Because of the weather forecast I ended up canceling my trip - which I’m bummed about, but on the bright side I will be more easily in control of my health this week and should have no excuses for not exercising and eating right. Other than the fact I feel like I am starting to get sick.

So how do you think I did? Click a star!

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John February 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Per My Food Diary (my calorie site) the subway bread itself is 380 calories, so you are probably underestimating. So plus veggies (50), apples (50), yogurt (120) that would probably put you more around 600 for lunch.

My other comment was going to be about protein but you obviously already know that. It is not recommended that males go below 1700 calories (net) so you probably could have ate a tad bit more.

Not a bad day though. Good thing you didnt come to Chicago, it is killer out there right now.

John's Weight Loss Blog February 2, 2011 at 5:09 am

Whoops, yeah you are right John - I forgot to add a second bread (for the 12″) in the calorie calculator. But the yogurt is for sure 80. :-)

Good luck out there in the snow! Hopefully you have the day off today.

RickGetsFit February 2, 2011 at 9:22 am

The meals look great, John. I’m likely going to try the peanut butter in oatmeal trick, too. Sounds good! Cheers, Rick

momgetsfit February 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Share more of your food diary. We want to know what is working for you, it encourages us to find to explore and find something that works for us. I am doing low carb. My new goal is to post my diet on my blog, just to keep myself accountable. I feel so exposed, but if it makes me thin, well let it be. Love your blog. http://momgetsfit.blogspot.com/

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