Showing posts with label budget. Show all posts
Showing posts with label budget. Show all posts

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!

Monday, January 04, 2010

Back to work after the holidays!

Back to work! Oh was it hard to get up today!

I brought my lunch today, I had brown rice and veggies. Yummy and healthy.

My snacks today were 2 clementines and a handful of walnuts.

I think I will do all right with my new eating plan ;)

I downloaded a new calorie counter App for my iphone and it is great in counting the cals in everything I eat!!!

Another area I have been watching is my budget. Last week husband and I tracked our spending and we were AMAZED on how much we totalled at the end of the week. Heck, we never paid any attention to that. So with a new budget app we are tracking our budget too and so far so good! Our goal is to save more and spend less to reach our new 2010 goals.

With yesterday's winnings I donated a little to a charity and the rest I deposited to my account and instead of running out and spending it quick , I will be responsible and use it for my needs not wants ;)

It's time to put our attention to counting! .....calories and money! ;)

Hope you had a good Monday!