Mar 092016

Girl & Cat

The chocolate chips were a middle of the night thing. I went looking for a banana and the chocolate chips ambushed me. Still, I felt good about this day. I managed to plan my meals more carefully and was able to take more time to do my prep work. Also measuring and weighing is becoming less strange and more normal. Sometimes I even do it automatically, without thinking. I just do it. That’s pretty cool. I’m down 4-lbs since Feb. 16. The process works. I know it works. It’s just so hard to get into the headspace of doing it. When I can though, wowee, wow, wow! I really do see the results.


  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 granola bars
  • 1 each navel oranges
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1-1/3 cups coffee


  • 4 ounces boiled potato, leftover
  • 1/2 each carrot, leftover
  • 1/2 cup onions, leftover
  • 3 ounces meatloaf, leftover
  • 1/2 cup grape juice


  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped peppers
  • 2 tablespoons green salsa (salsa verde)
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup frozen stir-fry vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil


  •  Iced tea; herbal tea; lemon water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Data

Per Serving: 1494 Calories; 50g Fat (28.6% calories from fat); 59g Protein; 221g Carbohydrate; 23g Dietary Fiber; 90mg Cholesterol; 1265mg Sodium.

Calories By Percentage: 29% Fat; 56% Carbohydrate; 15% Protein.

Exchanges: 8 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 4 Vegetable; 3 Fruit; 8 Fat; 2 Other Carbohydrates.

  2 Responses to “Daily Menu, March 8, 2016”

  1. Seeing your meal plan helps me to have ideas on what to eat too. It’s nice to know too how other people struggle and that I’m not alone in the struggle.

  2. Maggie (and anyone else who’s reading)

    Don’t know if you’ve heard this, but when I found out about this little nugget of info, boy howdy, was I ever gleeful.

    For every gram of fiber in a food/ recipe/meal, you can deduct 1 gram of carbohydrate. So, your nutrition data for the above day after the 23 grams of fiber were deducted from the day’s total of 221 carbs minus 23 gms dietary fiber would equal 178 net gms of carbs. (Check my subtraction!) Calories aren’t reduced any but if you’re concerned about the carb count, this is a teeny bit of cause for elation. And we need all elation we can get in situations like this.

    Carbs are 4 calories per gram, so I would think that you could deduct 4 calories for every gm of dietary fiber. But the nutrition counselor at the diabetes clinic where I go says “It just ain’t so.” And I thought I’d come up with the idea of the century for faster weight loss. Oh well, back to the old drawing board.


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