Put this in the record books and then immediately close those record books and seal them within a cement clump… this ain’t going to happen again… in the near future at least. I’m about to unleash my diary for this week… put it out there in front of all the masses to be judged and criticized and picked apart and told I have too many phosphates and too much riboflavin and not enough folate and you shouldn’t be eating that… on a “die”t? For crying outloud, Griselda! All of those have happened and all of those are the reasons my diary on MFP is private. It’s not to hide the fact that I only eat 500 calories… FAR from the truth. It’s because I’m still not over my fear of being judged for what I eat. It happened all the while I grew up… and that made things worse because I was constantly eating gross amounts of food in private… away from that judgmental eye. I had made the call to not make my diary public so that I’d take that closet eating temptation off the table. But, today, I’m stepping up to the plate and putting out what a day in my eating world looks like. I still won’t make my diary public… not worth the hassle… but this is one step in a more brave direction.
Those aren’t pancakes… they’re special protein pancakes invented by the Biggest Loser people… and I gotta say, I was skeptical, but these suckers are DEE-VINE, HALLELUJAH! I never knew blending up egg whites, oats, and cottage cheese could turn out so tastee… and no, you can’t at all taste the cottage cheese! Clickety click for the recipe! I just made up the batter and then stored it in the frig…
Total Calories in Breakfast: 309 (3 protein pancakes, 2 Tblsp. lite syrup, strawberries)
Meal #2 includes Enlightened Egg Salad (minus the pita and I did a variation on this recipe adding different spices), baby tomatoes, carrots, and 1 reduced sodium dill pickle stacker.
Total Calories in Meal #2: 330
Meal #3 included light Tangy Potato Salad and red pepper slices.
Total Calories in Meal #3: 213
Dinner included light mushroom stroganoff over eggless egg noodles and peas.
Total Calories in Dinner: 411
Dessert included an angel food cake topped with plain strawberries and blueberries, strawberry sauce, and lite cool whip. Recipe!
Total Calories for Dessert: 237
TOTAL CALORIES FOR THE WHOLE DAY: 1500
And that’s a lot of food. It’s a myth that calorizing means you can’t eat anything. You totally can… it just takes some planning in advance to get the most out of limited calories. I’m like a magician… except with less skillz and no rabbits. Judge away, my peeps… except don’t expect me to care too much this time! :P
Question of the Day: Do you think you get the most out of your daily allottment of calories?