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!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
In the Dominican we took a day trip called "Fonny Monster Safari" Funny name LOL. I recommend this trip to anyone vacationing in Dominican Rep Punta Cana. You get to go through little towns and meet people living day to day. We stopped at this one place where the family made their own products. Things like Sugar, 100% Cocoa, Cinnamon and Coconut oil. So of course I bought some to take home! Yum!
I started reading up on the Coconut oil and read that it is really good as a moisturizer and also a great cooking oil. I cooked with it last night for one of my side dishes. The aroma is a bit strong and I'm not sure how it will be when cooking meats. I will experiment slowly. It's my first time buying this product. Any suggestions are welcomed :)
Hope you are all having a great week!