Friday, April 11, 2008

Weight loss challenge! Week 1

I am so excited to have started my second weight loss challenge last night. Every thursday evening at 6:30p.m. I wil be getting together with an average of 15 - 20 other women striving towards the same goal; LOSE WEIGHT!
Each week we will be getting weighed in, then our coaches will speak on a specific topic that will pertain to nutrition and weight loss. Last night the topic was on protien and how much we need for successful weightloss and the importance of choosing the right sources of protien to also stay within our calorie allowances for the day.
I choose to go with a high quality protien shake for breakfast and lunch which will amount to about 500 calories and 56 grams of protien. That leaves me with 700 calories for my snacks and my dinner with my family. I try to do about 10-15 grams of protien under 200 calories for my two snacks combined, leaving me with a 500 calorie dinner. I cook lean chicken and tuna for the most part but incorporate lean red meat on occasion. I am known for cooking 2-3 different veggies to go along with my meat and making a different side dish of m. potatoes for the rest of the family. At the end of the day my ultimate goal is to stay between 1200 and 1300 calories with about 85-110 grams of protien.
I think the competion will be strong this class as we have many who are focused and disciplined to reach the success level they desire.

For today;
breakfast- high protien shake 230calories- 28grams protien
snack- protien bar 120calories- 12 grams protien
lunch- high protien shake 230 calories- 28grams protien
snack- 1oz soy nuts 120 calories- 16 grams protien
dinner- large salad with 2.5 oz chicken, 1oz soy nuts, 1oz light cheese, 1/2 avocado, 1 roma tomatoe, green pepper, onion, cucumber, sprinkle of dried cranberries and kraft light balsamic vinegarette

I don't want to keep on and on and bore you, just wanted to give you an idea of how I am able to reach my daily protien goal.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to this when the baby is born. Only 2 weeks and 5 days and then recovery time from surgery. Then I need to get myself going. I'm so glad you can do this. Keep it up!

Elizabeth...mommy...etc said...

we're cheerin' you on!!!