Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Day 15

So far so good, and the exercise is happening on a regular basis now since I got the bike, I am finding myself asking why it took so long to start doing this again. we had steak left over from day 14 so we decided to make steak and bean tacos for dinner which turned out great! (I hope you like the recipe I posted) also wify came home with some Quaker whole grain rice cakes that are only 60 calories per cake and a great snack, peanut butter chocolate chip flavored.

I miss taking my morning walk with my daughter but its been cold outside My thermometer says 22 degrees right now, and I don't think its a good idea for her to be out in 20 degree weather so dad can get a walk ;) , so its just been the bike since it got cold again. now onto the menu for day 15.


9:00 AM
2 cups bran cereal 180
1 cup 2% milk 130

2:45 PM
5oz roasted chicken breast 275
3/4 cup cooked white rice 150
large glass of crystal light 20

6:30 PM
1/2 cup refried beans (3 tacos) 90
3 small mission white tortollas 165
1oz lite cheddar cheese 70
2 oz tomato 10
1oz lettuce 5
2 tbsp LaVictoria red taco sauce 10
2oz lean chuck steak sliced 140
2 jalapeno slices 5
glass of crystal light 20

8:15 PM
1 apple 75

10:00 PM
1 Quaker rice cake 60

Grand total of 1405 Calories for the day, My son is noticing the change in what were eating and he actually said the "new food were eating" tastes better than what we had been eating, which is a bit odd as were not really eating totally different foods as much as portion control but some things ARE totally different so maybe hes onto something, he also asked if we could have the steak tacos for dinner again Saturday, what significance Saturday has I don't know but it appears the menu is getting 2 thumbs up from him. all in all I feel better and I can't wait for that scale to get here so that I can get a weight logged in, I just hope I am not too heavy for the scale, that would be a bit of a disappointment as well as it would mean that I have more to lose than I thought, which is not as far fetched of an idea as one might think. I also added a Push ups counter next to the Bike minutes at the top of the page, as always I thank you for reading and following me with my weight loss plan.

As Ever


  1. That's awesome that your son likes the menu. My kids have enjoyed everything we've had, too. It's a great habit to get them into. At the rate we WERE going before all of this began two weeks ago, my 8 year old daughter never had a chance. She had already started developing some very bad eating habits, thanks to me mostly. I'm going to try to fix that, though - one day at a time.
    I'm wondering what kind of roasted chicken you had at lunch? I have gotten so many different numbers, when trying to research how many calories is in a chicken breast. For instance, I have a bag of frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts. On the bag, it says that serving size is "1 piece" (which is so silly, since some pieces are huge, while other pieces are very small - this is when my digital food scale that I STILL haven't ordered will come in handy) and the calories per serving is 230 calories! I never knew chicken would have so many calories - all by itself! Imagine how much a piece of fried chicken must have!! On some of the paperwork I got from my doctor, it says to have 2 meats at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1 meat is only 1 oz.!! So, 2 meats is 2 oz.! That's barely anything, right?! Ugh, I need that food scale. Okay, enough from me. Have a great day! You're still doing really great!

  2. Robyn, from what I understand roast boneless skinless chicken breast is 55 calories per oz cooked, so thats how I count it. I have found some sites/books that have it slightly lower but 55 per cooked oz is what I use, as far as what kind of chicken I use, its fresh boneless skinless chicken breast from the meat section in the grocery store, I season it and roast/grill it myself. it only takes 45 mins to roast in the oven and I usually have a few pieces left over for lunch or dinner the next day.

    Get that food scale! it makes all the difference in the world, we weigh almost everything we eat, we use measuring spoons, cups and the scale. hope that answered some of your questions and thanks for the comments!

    As Ever