Friday, February 20, 2009

The Final 15 Day 4: Mexican Food is the Devil

Geez. Yesterday was just screwed up in every way. First off, Holly and I were supposed to mtn bike before work, but after a string of texts at 4:45 a.m. contemplating the cold weather and harsh wind chill, we didn't go. I got up and put in my Flexible Warrior DVD and did an hour yoga instead. I did enjoy this, I might add, and it actually made me sweat a little.

I took the advice of almost everyone I've talked to and ate more protein for breakfast - the egg beaters. I'll be honest, though, I did not notice that I was any less hungry than when I just eat oatmeal and a piece of fruit. Lunch was 1/2 a peanut butter & banana sandwich, steamed asparagus, and then I finished off the rest of the banana that I didn't eat in the sandwich. That was good, and I felt full. 3:30 came, and I ate a few grapes that I had here with me at work, but I really didn't want to eat anything else because the peanut butter had so many calories in it. That was probably a mistake, because at 7:00 when I picked Briar up from baseball, I was starving. At the same time, J.T. texts and asks about going out to eat mexican food because he's starving too. The kids are wanting mexican as well, and the tilapia I was going to fix at home just didn't sound filling enough. So we go to the mexican restaurant and I say "I'll only 4 or 5 chips." Yeah, right. Long story short, Bo and I shared chicken fajitas, I ate as many chips as I wanted, and I even used two tortilla shells. ~sigh~ So, I pretty much blew it for Day 4. I had no idea how to calculate the calories, but I did the best I could using calorie counters on the net. I'm not happy with the decision, but I'm not throwing in the towel, either. I'm back on track today, having a banana and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter for breakfast.

All that being said, I had already planned on allowing myself a meal like this on the weekends, occasionally. So that's certainly out for this weekend.

Breakfast Calories Fat Carbs Protein
Instant Oatmeal
160 2 33 4
Egg Beaters 1/2 cup 60 0 1 12
Banana, medium 109 1 28 1
Lunch Calories Fat Carbs Protein
Nature's Own Double
Fiber Wheat Bread, 1 slice
50 1 13 3
Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, 2 tbsp
180 16 6 7
Banana, medium 109 1 28 1
fresh, 1 cup
31 0 6 3
Calories Fat Carbs Protein
Grapes, .5 cup 30 0 14 1
Dinner Calories Fat Carbs Protein
Chicken Fajitas, 1/2
skillet, 1 serving ???
330 11 23 40
Flour Tortillas, 2
tortilla (approx 7-8in. dia)
319 7 54 9
Tortillia chips, 2 oz. 284 15 36 4
Dessert Calories Fat Carbs Protein
Total 1661 53 242 86

I didn't bother making the ratio chart - I just want to put this day behind me and move on.


Jill said...

Oh, you did not do bad. You need a day like this every so often. If it makes you feel any better - I ate pudding and wine for dinner...nice eh? And, trying to convince myself to walk PAST the chocolate shop today at lunch...not sure I'll be successful at that one.

Congrats for getting back on the train's a new slate.

Anonymous said...

You are still on your way to dropping the 15 don't worry. In regards to foods, you just have to find the right combinations that work for you. Once you get that down, you'll be good. It's just like training for a marathon, you need to find the right plan that works for you.

You'll figure everything out, no worries.

Bill said...

Whatever you do, don't feel guilty about it.

Just learn and adjust. And allow yourself a "slip" day once in a while. It won't derail your goals as long as you stick to your plan the majority of the time.

Missy said...

1660 still ain't nothin, yous gonna be just fine.

Benson said...

I agree with above, nothing wrong with a 'treat' day.
You're doing good.

greyhound said...

Mexican food is the devil. Pauline gets irritate with me when I'm in full on Ironman mode because it's no more Mexican on Friday night.

Borsch said...

I don't think you did that bad....mexican food is the devil though!

tri-mama said...

I envy you and your mexican :-) I started my final with 48 hours at the porcelain throne-ugh-but I look a lot leaner 8-P 400 calories in 2 days will do that for you-but I don't recommend it.

what are you training for these days?