HCB's Journal, 21 July 2012

I had a couple lower calorie days this week, so today I will take my Buddys DK and FOL's advice to go above my RDI and have a "special" dinner cooked at home to celebrate my husband's birthday.

I still will be able to control things (like no extra fats added to the cooking and no butter on the vegetables)and eat pretty much what he is eating. I will eat beef for the first time in over four months! And, have my usual yummy summer fruits for dessert. No cake - he doesn't really eat cake - he loves sweets (candy) but not cake. And will drink my one gallon or more of water (up to five liters). So SPIKE day, here I come!

So, if I add up the last seven days of calories and divide by seven, I get about 1160 calories per day - which is just under my RDI of 1200. If my loss continues to be slow, I may try to eat more on some days to push things along. Problem is I have hypothyroid and sometimes have a low appetite, and it seems stupid to just eat for the sake of eating.

Got a good bike ride in today too. It had been a while since I rode because it was so hot and I've been using DVDs - but today was a beautiful day with low humidity!

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 July 2012:
1529 kcal Fat: 39.43g | Prot: 129.34g | Carb: 201.66g.   Breakfast: milk, water, coffee, BabyBel light, Eggland's Best large egg, Trader Joe's stone ground white corn tortillas, Smart Balance Omega Non-Stick Cooking Spray, Pace Salsa. Lunch: water, Natural Turkey Jerky, grapes. Dinner: Yellow Sweet Corn, filet mignon, water, Baked Potato (Peel Eaten). Snacks/Other: water, Kashi Go Lean cereal, blackberries, pineapple, Strawberries, Splenda, All Bran Buds. more...
3316 kcal Activities & Exercise: Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 20 minutes, Bicycling (moderate) - 13/mph - 25 minutes, Shopping - 15 minutes, Driving - 25 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 7 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 35 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


Enjoy! My spike day is today too! Happy b-day to your husband! 
21 Jul 12 by member: jessabridge4444
Enjoy your day. You deserve it! 
21 Jul 12 by member: skwhite
Spike days are great and oh how I love beef, I had tri tip steak tonight. I think the spike can do good things for your metabolism and general sense of happiness! 
21 Jul 12 by member: Heidijoy
woooooord. cheat a little; stay sane, stay happy :) 
22 Jul 12 by member: CJT1217
If you saw my Food Diary, you would see that I cheat ALL THE TIME. Not CONSTANTLY, but several times a month. I guess I have been lucky that I have lost a lot of weight and been able to do that. So don't feel guilty AT ALL. Also, you're doing it responsibly, your'e planning it and thinking carefully about what you will eat. That's awesome! You will be just fine.  
22 Jul 12 by member: kmartdollie
Your buddies are giving you great advice about eating to wake up metabolism. Such a carnivore I am! My doctor has "assigned" a diet to lower cholesteral for me so I am learning to eat foods besides hot dogs, bacon, salami, & hamburger. Your weight is DOWN today - right? I think you are doing great. You will rock that bike ride Girl! So much fun! 
22 Jul 12 by member: wiener4
The advice of others is absolutley valuable. I have faith that you will find what works best for you. I hope that your husband has a great day. Take care and keep up the amazing work. 
22 Jul 12 by member: pam-u-la
I think you really thought this through which is awesome. I love that we are all becoming more mindful eaters. Enjoy the beef...oh and your hubby's birthday =). PS- so glad to read you went biking. You know how much I love spinning!!!! 
22 Jul 12 by member: pilliscn
It's been great weather here too. Oh, if I had a bike! HAHA! 
22 Jul 12 by member: ppphhhttt


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