Wednesday, January 06, 2010

2lbs down!

Today I am home - I'm not feeling too good so took the day off. Not as fun ha!

I did my weigh in today and I lost 2lbs! Whoohoo I have been closely watching my cals and I also only had a salad for dinner last night because I was already feeling under the weather. ( I think that helped)

So far my Breakfast and Lunches have been going really well for me.

Breakfast 235 Calories:
Spelt Flax Organic Bread 100 Cal
1/2 tablespoon peanut butter 45 cal
1 tablespoon of jam 30 cal

I started making my own coffee, adding 1 tbs of raw sugar 20 cals and 2 tbs of half and half cream 40 cals. (saving 55 cals from coffee shop coffee)

Lunch 200 Calories:

1 cup of plain brown rice. 170 Cals.
(I boiled lots of brown rice on Sunday to have for the whole week)

I also bought a bunch of packaged seasoned veggies. The one below is 50 cals for 1 cup. You can use 1 package for 2 lunches.

Put 1 cup of brown rice in a container top with 1/2 a package of the above veggies. You can add more seasoning like Tabasco or even lemon on the rice and add as many different veggies too if you want. The below pic I had added cilantro, tomato and garlic to my packaged veggies.

2 tbs of walnuts 82 Cals

2 Clementines 80 cals

9 baby carrots 35 cals

Also, going back to Breakfast. Since we started making our own coffee we bought cute cups and lids at a wholesale place and estimated about $12/month if we make our own coffee, compared to $65 sometimes more in buying coffee monthly.

Counting cals and money, so far so good!


  1. yay!! Sorry your not feeling good!! You go girl, your doing great! xoxo

  2. You are doing really great, hope you'll feel better soon!

  3. 2 pounds... way to go!!! sounds like you are doing really great right now. except the part about being sick. :(
    i rarely buy coffee out, we make a HUGE pot every morning.

  4. Sorry you're not feeling well. That's no fun. Congrats on the 2 lbs though!

  5. Congrats on the loss!

    And thanks for the kind comment :)

  6. Two pounds is awesome! I hope you're feeling better.

  7. Oooh, this looks yummy.

    I have a great recipe for baked brown rice from Alton Brown at the Food Network. It turns out perfect every time and takes just as long as it would have if you had prepared it on the stove.

    To make it healthier, just omit the butter:


  8. Yum, your food looks great! I'll have to try a few of your combos.

  9. I've been slow on reading posts...Hopefully youre feeling better now & it was just a little snag in the road for ya!