Starting weight: 184.5
Total weight loss: 14.5 pounds
Finally! I am past the 180 mark! The 170 mark! And now it is time to conquer the 160’s!
Yesterday, Lane and I decided to eat dinner at our favorite Mexican Restaurant in Hazel Green, El Mariachi! In order for me to enjoy one cheat meal without going over my calorie count I had to do some figuring, which didn’t take long and was well worth the research. I decided to stick with high protein low-carb choices for breakfast and lunch. That was 435 calories spread through out the day so I was never hungry while I waited for the clock to strike 5pm (that’s when the buffet cranks up ha!).
8 ounces grilled chicken breast 248 calories
3/4 cup queso dip 270 calories
1/2 cup iceberg lettuce 5 calories
2 T. regular sour cream 60 calories
1 cup Mexican Rice 180 calories.
3 T. Pico de Gallo 30 calories
I did not eat any chips and I drank unsweet tea with lemon. I was very content with my dinner. I ate slowly, savored every bite and when I was finished I didn’t want anymore.
Lane on the other hand ate like a champ!! (I love you) So we decided to figure out his calorie count from the 1 platter of food he ate (he only made 1 trip to the buffet). Lane is 6’4, 248 pounds. He’s tall so he carries his weight well. Even with that said, that one plate was about 2 days worth of calories for me.
Drum roll please… Lane consumed 3, 151 calories from one plate of mexican food, 1 basket of chips and a lot of cheese dip!
The sodium content: 9, 329.5
The carb content: 190
Here’s what he ate:
1 cup refried beans, 161 calories
4 oz ground beef 309 calories
16 ounces grilled chicken breasts 496 calories
1/3 cup regular sour cream 160 calories
6 ounces beef steak strips 360 calories
4 ounces chicken breast strips 120 calories
1 potato sliced with peeling 281 calories
1 1/2 cups queso dip 540 calories
1 chicken enchilada 311 calories
roughly 30 tortilla chips 262 calories
And after he eats Mexican, he always tops his meal off with 5 Peppermint patties…150 calories.
He also had a milkshake when he got home…that’s another roughly 300 calories.
I post this to say it is ok to have a meal out-in moderation. But make sure you take the time to figure out how many calories you have left for the day. Lane’s not on a diet so he can pull off that amount of calories a little better than I can. He still needs to watch how much he eats and the sodium content. I will give him credit. Through the week he eats pretty healthy for a man. He eats grilled meats and steamed veggies. He likes turkey and cheese sandwiches on brown bread. On the other hand, he likes sugary poptarts with his morning pot of coffee. And he has an amazing sweet tooth. He has been known to eat my grandmother’s homemade coconut cake, in one sitting, in the middle of the night, and wash it down with a glass of whole milk. ha/ha You will never believe it but his cholesterol is actually a little low! Way to go babe!
This week, is “Cooking Healthy: Crock pot Style.” I’ve got 2 low calorie healthy crock pot recipes cooking away right now in my kitchen. You will love both! I will post pics and recipes this week.
Also, remember tomorrow morning on WAFF-48 News Today, installment #3 of my “No Excuses” report will air. This week we tackle emotional eating.
Hope you have a great Sunday!