Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Trim the Fat" Thursday

Goals last week:

1. Drink 4 glasses of water a day.
For nine days straight I had nothing but milk & water. Then yesterday I gave in and had a cup of coffee with Southern Butter Pecan creamer -YUM! It's not restricted on FBD as long as you count the calories.

2. Take vitamins everyday.
Can you believe that I forgot to take them on Tuesday?! For no reason then I'm an forgetful idiot.

3. Do 20 minutes of exercise 2 days a week.
Happy to say that we went to the park & played tennis last night. I worked up a nasty sweat but had a great time doing it.

4. Continue FBD's 28-day plan.
See below

OMGosh! So far the FBD has been great! Here are the basics of the plan...

*3 meals & 1 snack @ 400 calories each
*Include a MUFA (monounsaturated fat) with every one (this is included in the 400 calories)
*MUFA's include nuts, olive oil, peanut butter, dark chocolate or semi-sweet chips, avocados, olives, etc.

In order to stick within those guidelines I plan my "menu" the night before and pack anything I'll need at work. Some of the things I've had this past week:

*Brownies w/ walnuts (FBD recipe)
*Dark chocolate chips
*Banana pancakes w/ walnut honey syrup (FBD recipe)
*Wendy's chili

This morning I had two corn tortillas filled with egg, cheese, guacamole and black bean salsa. This is MY kind of diet!

I'm not saying it's perfect though. There are some things on the MUFA list that I'm not in love with such as avocados or black olives so I'm limited to which foods I eat. For example when I had the Wendy's chili, I just had to eat 10 green olives with it. They don't necessarily go together but in order to fit in my MUFA that's what I did.

The other thing that I'm not crazy about is the "out to eat" suggestions in the book. They only list fast food options but S & I like to go out to dinner on the weekends and we normally stay away from fast food.

Basically I'll just have to pre-plan like crazy and decide what I'll have before we go, adjust portions accordingly & take a MUFA with me just in case. It's easy enough to pack a few sunflower seeds or almonds so it won't be the end of the world.

Weight wise I've lost another 2 pounds (as of this morning; I weigh myself entirely too much so I know it fluctuates day to day) & another inch on my waist/muffin top.

So this week my goals are:

1. Drink 4 glasses of water a day.
2. Take vitamins everyday.
3. Do 20 minutes of exercise 2 days a week.
4. Continue FBD's 28-day plan.

How did you do this week?

If you are participating in "TTFT" don't forget to link up at Angie's place!


Too Many Hats said...

That is awesome!!! You are really doing well and making me more and more interested in FBD book - like I need another diet book.

Denise said...

Good for you! I was doing so well watching what I ate and exercising and then I just fell off the fitness bus. sigh.

I might have to check your diet out! I love Wendy' chili, avocado and olives!

Roxane said...

Avocado, Olives! yummmm

Glad you are on track :) you're doing great!

Aleta said...

I did horribly. I think it has to do with PMS, but really, that's not a reason. I need to borrow your motivation!!!

April said...

Great job!

WhisperingWriter said...

Good job!

I love Wendy's chili by the way.

Alicia said...

wooo! good for you!! that's awesome!

Kat said...

I LOVE avocados. I had this book...but returned it to the library. I need to get it again. Especially since my day included a Wendy's sandwich. Of fried chicken. I so need to get back to trimming some fat!

LiLu said...

I set an alarm on my phone to remind me about my vitamins. Dorky, but true... ;-)

The Royal Family said...

this is the first EXCITED post about TFT I have read. I love that your enjoying it. I love tennis by the way... and I dont play the rules we just run and hit the ball and get all hot and sweaty but it's fun! Can't wait to do that again.. running is not for me right now