Not sure what is going on with my energy level today AND it is the first sunny day in like 2 weeks! I know it isn’t related to my fasting because I woke up feeling zero motivation to do anything. Anyways, It occurred to me yesterday that I am going to meet my first weight goal (10lbs) way before the date I had set (Thanksgiving). This is exciting but I am also dreading the inevitable plateau and I’m afraid those last 5lbs are going to hang on because that will put me right around Christmas.
This holiday season is my very favorite time of year and we have lots of festive plans which make counting calories more difficult. Festivals, outings, parties and family feasts get a little complicated unless I just abstain from holiday fun. Obviously this isn’t the best solution, so I will have to figure out how to enjoy myself and still make my final goal of 20lbs by Christmas. Any experienced dieters have any ideas?
Here’s what I ate today:
Breakfast: 95 calories
- 6 TBSP egg beaters
- 1/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese
Lunch: 892 calories (yikes!!) (I enjoyed every bite though)
I went to Taste with my mom and enjoyed the Lynnhaven sandwich
We are loving all this squash. As much as I love Christmas, I will be very sad to see all the seasonal fall foods end because we have been enjoying all kinds of yummy fall food!
- 1/2 acorn squash
- 1/2 chicken sausage link
- 1/4 cup cooked rice
- 1TBSP low sugar craisins
- sage and thyme to taste
- 1/4 small apple-diced
Preheat oven to 425. Cut acorn squash in half being careful to not slice off digits. Bake squash halves for 20-30mins or until soft. I give all the filling ingredients a quick toss in the pan with some cooking spray while the squash cooks. Then add the filling in each half and bake another 15-20mins. Enjoy!
Evening snack: Malbec and pretzel thins
Total calories: 1435
Exercise: 500 calories burned
Total lbs lost: 7