Rate My Meals – 2011-03-07

March 8, 2011 · 4 comments

After getting off to a good start last week I slipped a little bit on Wednesday (I ordered prime rib when my kids ordered fish - why didn’t I order fish? Or a salad for that matter?) and I let that effect me the rest of the week. I gained a pound. I’m on a bit of a plateau and I haven’t lost enough weight to be on a plateau yet. This isn’t a real plateau where you are doing everything right and your body just isn’t changing, this is a lazy plateau. Vegas is looking like a pipe dream for me this year. Check out the weight loss of my web friend John Bonk - he’s been a machine in losing over 100 pounds in a year. This is doable.

Here’s what I had to eat on Monday:

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Breakfast was a banana-nut muffin. Lunch was a bento box with a small salad, poached chicken, some focaccia bread sticks, a few radishes, a couple of small sweet peppers, a snack bag of carrots and a small piece of cheese. I had an energy bar for a snack which was truly awful. 10g of protein but at the cost of 240 calories of 42g of carbs. It’s basically a Snickers bar. That was a lazy snack (didn’t bring it with me I bought it in a store at work) and I need to make better decisions than that I know.

Dinner will no doubt look pretty weird to most of you but you parents may recognize the “walking taco” that at least in our district is a staple at many of our kids’ sporting events. It’s a small bag of Doritos with taco meat, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. They aren’t too bad if you can contain yourself to one. I added an avocado to the plate and had some fresh pineapple for dessert.

Not as good a day as I would like to see I know, but I am happy that I had the fortitude to pack a pretty good lunch and then go through the routine of taking the pics and making the post. I still think that’s an important step for me even though it hasn’t really paid off yet.

The next couple of weeks will be a challenge as we’re leaving soon on vacation down south. I do plan to post occasionally although I won’t have a scale to tell me how I’m doing so I’ll have to try to make as good of decisions as one can when doing a lot of driving on vacation. Once we get back I’ll have just over 3 months to achieve my goal of losing 40 pounds by June 30th. It’s going to be tough where I am at right now but it will be almost imposible if I gain weight over the next couple of weeks, so I need to do well despite being on vacation.

Here’s to getting this week off to a good start and staying there for awhile.

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John March 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I have had those powerbars before when I was tying out a few different ones trying to find something for my weekday breakfasts. They are okay, and definitely not a snickers… they dont have the saturated fat, and they have a lot less sugar too. Not all carbs are created equal.

Thanks for the shout out! I had another blogger do that recently and it really helped my hits, hopefully this will do the same. My last 3 days I have had 3 times my normal traffic, it makes me feel loved! :)

Get Skinny, Go Vegan. March 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

Have you read “The China Study”?? or “Skinny Bastard” at all??
I think it’s best to just not eat s**t (no prime ribs or power bars!!) and NOT to count calories. I found that when I went vegan, and then eventually gave up processed foods, that I never put on weight. The more raw foods I eat, the easier it is. And that includes a LOT of fat sometimes!!!! Super yummy raw desserts, lots of nuts. Lots of fiber. Good “junk food” bars are “lara bars” and the “Green Meal” bars that have green powders, probiotics, nuts, and some agave.
Or you can make your own Lara bars!! Flax crackers with nut cheezes.
Just wondering if you have read “Skinny Bastard” and what you thought of it??

Patrick Kallie March 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

One thing that I had to learn was if you have a bad day or couple of bad days…is not to let it effect your overall plan. This is something that keeps so many people from sticking with their diets. One thing that I do now is I have a cheat meal everyday… at least one. That way my body is used to it, plus I don’t have that deprived felling that so many people suffer from. Plus I still manage to eat and overall healthy diet.

Try it! It does work.

MamaBearJune March 19, 2011 at 3:03 am

Hey, John! I’ve been mia for a while. Sounds like you are still fighting the good fight! I think the best energy bars are the Larabars. Usually just 3 or 4 natural ingredients!

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