I’m a creature of habit, which turns out to be a good thing where weight loss and weight maintenance are concerned. Studies have shown that eating the same foods for some of your meals is a good weight loss strategy. It’s one of the suggestions Dr. Oz Makes in his book, YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management.
My Daily Food Diary Day #2
I started the day, the way I usually do, with 2 big glasses of water and half a banana with a little almond butter (2 PPV)…
I then took my 20 minute walk with Francie followed by another 25 minute walk to/from the park where I stretch a little and then sit quietly at this picnic table and do a few minutes of meditation. It’s a wonderful centering way to start the day.
By the time I got back I was hungry, so made a rather indulgent weekday breakfast for Rod and me using the little bit of salmon left from last night’s dinner, which I new would power me through the morning and well into the afternoon.
Then it was off to do 2 back-to-back Weight Watchers meetings followed by a few errands. Since I was in the neighborhood, I decided to pick up lunch at my favorite Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli. I ordered the falafel plate which came with a small Greek salad and a large iced tea. I ate 4 falafel with a little tahini (8 PPV) and the salad (2 PPV) but failed to snap a picture before beginning.
Here’s a shot of the remaining falafel before I packed them away in the fridge…
I spent the afternoon working on the computer and getting caught up on some paperwork. Before I knew it, Francie was clamoring for her dinner.
I’m not the only one around here with a hearty appetite!
Rod just asked what my dinner plan was and suggested we go to one of the restaurants for a bite. His having signing privileges at three great restaurants located just minutes down the street can be both a blessing and a curse.
I’ve learned to eat carefully to stick with the program. To start we shared a crispy tossed salad, which I failed to take a photo of. (3 PPV)
The we shared two dishes. Sesame Crusted Salmon with Apple Chile Glaze and vegetables…
And Bacon Wrapped Shrimp on a Bed of Rice & Beans.
It tasted a whole lot better than these photo’s suggest, but I really wasn’t that hungry, so I had two shrimp (3PPV) steering clear of the rice and beans, and a little bit of the salmon (3 PPV) and vegetables (2PPV) along with a glass of pinot grigio (5 PPV). I was satisfied.
As I continue to experiment with eating 3 balanced meals and drastically minimizing/eliminating my snacks, I’ve been able to stick close to my daily PointsPlus target while maintaining my weight at right around 10 pounds UNDER the GOAL WEIGHT I set when I was 28-years- old.
At 48, I’m not sure how long this will last, with menopause looming, but I’m enjoying each day that it does 🙂
The Day in Review:
Activity: 45 minutes walking with Francie (3 PPV)
Water: 8+ glasses
Fruits & Vegetables: 6
Whole Grains: No
Low Fat/NonFat Dairy: 1/2
Lean Protein: 3
Healthy Oils: 3
Total Daily PPV: 36
If you liked this article about my daily food diary, check out these links:
- Turning Slip-Ups Into Success and Getting Back on Track
- 6 Strategies to Eat What You Love and Stay on Your Weight Loss Plan
- 6 Reasons to Love Exercise
- The Best Plan for Losing Weight Focuses on What You Can Say Yes To
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