What I Ate: Friday, June 13th, 2014

View this post on Instagram

What I Ate: Friday, June 13, 2014

A post shared by Julie Loses! (@julieloses) on

Breakfast:
Scrambled eggs (1 egg, 8 T egg whites) with black pepper & ketchup
Sara Lee Multigrain 45-Calorie Bread
Smart Balance Light Buttery Spread
Welch’s Natural Grape Jelly
Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

Lunch:
20/20 Lifestyles Chicken Vegetable Pizza from the Pro Sports Club Bistro

Snack:
Green grapes, blueberries, and strawberries (all organic)
Trader Joe’s Teriyaki Turkey Jerky
Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts

Dinner:
Grilled Turkey Burger made from 99% lean ground turkey breast
(Mixed in: bell peppers, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes)
Laughing Cow Light Queso & Chipotle cheese wedge
Wholly Guacamole Classic
Sautéed bell peppers
Goya Low-Sodium Black Beans
Pace Restaurant-Style Salsa

Calories: 1305 kcal
Protein: 113g (35%)
Carbs: 137g (42%)
Fat: 33g (23%)
Dietary Fiber: 29g
Sugar: 27g (+ sugar in pizza unknown)
Sodium: 1957mg
Cholesterol: 290mg
Saturated Fat: 9g

Advertisements

What I Ate: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

View this post on Instagram

What I Ate: Thursday, June 12th, 2014

A post shared by Julie Loses! (@julieloses) on

Breakfast:
Fried egg with black pepper & cholula hot sauce
Fage 0% Greek Yogurt with Organic Blueberries and Clover Honey
Sara Lee Multigrain 45-Calorie Bread with Smart Balance Light Buttery Spread
Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

Lunch:
Baked chicken breast seasoned with Fiesta Lime Mrs Dash & Lime Juice
Asparagus with Pace Restaurant Style Salsa
Rosarita Fat Free Refried Beans with 2% Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Wholly Guacamole Classic

Snack:
Trader Joe’s Teriyaki Turkey Jerky
Dry Roasted Unsalted Peanuts

Dinner:
Baked chicken breast seasoned with Fiesta Lime Mrs Dash & Lime Juice
Rosarita Fat Free Refried Beans
Diced asparagus and Leafy Green & Romaine Lettuce
Litehouse Salsa Ranch Light Dressing
Wholly Guacamole Classic

Dessert:
Yasso Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Greek Yogurt Bar

Calories: 1233 kcal
Protein: 108g (36%)
Carbs: 124g (41%)
Fat: 31g (23%)
Dietary Fiber: 25
Sugar: 57g
Sodium: 2359mg
Cholesterol: 298mg
Saturated Fat: 10g

New Video Weigh-In, My Final Dietician Appointment, and New Photo Feature!

Greetings blog friends!

In the above embedded YouTube video, I give an update on this Tuesday’s weigh-in results. It was not a banner week – my 0.2 lbs loss (from 194.2 to 194.0 lbs) is likely a direct result of my eating this past week. My calories stretched a little higher than normal, fueled in part by cravings likely caused by an increase in my sugar intake. I’m working through it, though, and employing simple strategies in order to get back to a good, even-keeled chemical balance (like stop eating so much damned froyo, yo!).

I also recounted the details of my final dietician appointment on the 20/20 Lifestyles program. Definitely a bummer to be losing these biweekly check-ins and not enjoy Erika’s helpful feedback, but I know she’s always at the other end of an email – and of course she’s a regular contributor to their blog, which I’ll be following. I followed that appointment with a clothes shopping trip (I had some “Real Women Dollars” to make proper use of) and a walk at nearby Marymoor Park. And I took pictures!

I gab on and on about more subjects in the video, so I encourage you to go watch it in all its sitcom-length glory! For now I’ll leave you with a new feature I’m trying to get myself to actually implement, and that’s keeping you all updated on what I eat. I know that I love seeing what other people are eating on their respective weight loss journeys, plus it might be fun/helpful in the future to be able to go back and see a (hopefully) daily visual log of what I stuck in my craw.

Here’s something from last week, June 7th, 2014:

And here’s the photo from Wednesday, June 11th, 2014:

View this post on Instagram

What I Ate: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A post shared by Julie Loses! (@julieloses) on

So yeah, I’m definitely gonna try to make this a “thing” (presuming I can remember to photograph everything I eat), and upload it here and to Instagram on a daily basis. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Comments and shares are always encouraged!

OH! And PS – In my last photo you can see my dessert, which was a Mint Chocolate Chip Frozen Greek Yogurt Bar made by a company called Yasso. All I can say is: THIS WAS AMAZING! I tried it for the first time last night and was truly impressed by the taste, texture, and nutritional information. It’s 100 calories per bar, with all natural ingredients (no artificial sweeteners), 6g of protein, only 1.5g of fat and a reasonable 13g of sugar, with live cultures and everything. As frozen novelties go, this one seems pretty solid. They have a wide variety of flavor options so I encourage you to seek it out at your local stores! /End of unsolicited plug!

Weigh-In Update: In the Low 190’s!

Hi folks! Short one today. Tuesday marked another weigh-in day for me, and I was super-pleased to see the number 194.2 lbs pop up – a 2.4 lbs loss since last week. Woot! I celebrated by recording a super-long YouTube video. You should check it out for my full weekly update! 😉