Here we go!

So, I thought it might be a good idea to go ahead and get started at least, then I can add the pictures back in later, right?

As you may have read in my profile, I have lost about 70 pounds since January 2007 and I am working now to maintain that loss and perhaps lose about 10 or so more pounds in the long run. I have experimented with many different methods but have found that lately what works best for me is keeping track of calories about 80% of the time and using the Food Pyramid as a guide to make sure I’m getting the appropriate nutrition from all the food groups and eating a balanced diet. I also weigh in once a week just to hold myself accountable. Starting today, I have moved this day to Mondays because I have been struggling on the weekends and thought I could use the extra motivation!

So now let me back track and catch you up on how this weekend went:

Saturday May 17th

Breakfast (about 415 cal) –

2 pieces of Cinnamon raisin toast from Great Harvest (with spray butter and cinnamon sprinkled on); 1 scrambled egg; 1 cup of skim milk.

Exercise – walked about 2 miles or so for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Lunch (323 cal) –

Boca burger with cheese and light mayo on whole wheat bread; broccoli; applesauce with cinnamon.

Snacks – decaf coffee with skim milk (after breakfast); grapes; chocolate milk; coffee with 2 tbsp cream; Kashi bar (honey flax).

Dinner (out, at The Pub) – Broiled fish sandwich on rye bread (red onion, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber sour cream sauce); mixed greens with balsamic dressing.

“Snack” – 2 Bud lights!

Sunday, May 18th

Breakfast (445 cal) –

Oatmeal (made with oats and skim milk) with raisins, sugar free hot fudge and wheat germ.

Snack (125 cal) –

3 oz bag of carrots; wasa crackers with 2% American cheese.

Lunch (360 cal) –

Peanut butter and apple butter sandwich on whole wheat; cup of skim milk; 1/2 cup halved apricots (canned in juice).

Snacks –

1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts; banana.

Exercise – Walked for 35 minutes around the neighborhood while waiting for load of laundry to dry 🙂

Snack – 1 cup of apple cinnamon cheerios (140 cal)

Dinner – Hot dog on a bun with a little bit of ketchup, mustard and relish; salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives) with fat free french dressing.

Dessert – fat free chocolate ice cream (Edy’s…it was so creamy!)

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on May 19, 2008, in Breakfast, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Dessert, Dinner, Food Pyramid, Lunch, Snacks, The Pub, Walking, Weekends. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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