Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Calorie Restriction and weight loss

Since I started Calorie Restriction 17 months ago I have lost 86 pounds. I am a complete convert to calorie counting and knowing what nutrients are in the food I eat. I know I could do better with the dark leafy greens so tomorrow I am going to try making a green shake for breakfast.
My idea is to add some cottage cheese with the fruit along with kale and spinach. The reason for the cottage cheese is for protein. I do like it with fruit so why not put try it in a smoothy. I might make it more milk shake like. I will try it tomorrow afternoon.
I ran it through the cronOmeter, it came up pretty good on nutrition.

  • 1/2 cup non fat cottage cheese
  • kale
  • spinach
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • small banana (for the potassium)
  • Stevia to sweeten it up

161 Calories
  • 11 g. protein
  • 29g carbs
  • 16% of my daily requirement of Omega-3
  • Through the roof with Vitamin A, K and C


I would like to find something to put in it to up the B vitamins. I will be looking into that.

Calorie Restriction Day
I had an excellent Calorie Restriction day today. I have decided to try and eat a bit less calories in fruit. I have been eating too late at night snacking on berries around midnight. A huge bowl of mixed berries can add 250 calories to my day. I hope to stop this night time snacking. Right now I feel confident that I can do it, but it is early.
Tomorrow is my exercise day then grocery shopping. I have decided to stop buying our fish from Trader Joe's. The salmon has not be very good lately and the pieces seem odd shapes, like seconds. I bought Sockeye at a different store last week and it was fantastic. Trader Joe's will be getting less and less of my grocery monies. I stopped buying their chicken and produce ages ago. The only things I buy there for sure right now is the frozen berries, coffee, coffee filters, tortillas and a few frozen veggies, cottage cheese and eggs.
Weight Loss
I have been 141 for a week now. I am hoping to see a change in a few days. Guess eating all that fruit late at night is the cause. I am going to make it without eating tonight, its 12pm already. Seems I made it one night. Strange thing, I measured my waist again today, I am not obsessed with this, I thought it looked smaller so I grabbed the measuring tape. Hey, I was right. I have a 28 inch waist now. Wonder what it will be in a few months.
I have lost 17 inches in the waist alone. Wow, super WOW. There are before and current pictures of me on You Tube.

3 comments:

Oct said...

You are doing so amazing! What an inspiration you are. :)

Graciela said...

28 inch waist???? Wow, I haven't had a 28 inch waist since I was in 6th grade...maybe! As Oct said...You are an inspiration! :)

DivineJoy said...

I hear a tape measure is better than a scale anyway. Good to see some movement either way.

I want to make a smoothie. Cottage cheese is a good suggestion. You KNOW I must try it.