Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Dinner - Part 1

Holidays are always a difficult time of year to stay on track with any weight loss plan. The meals themselves are higher in calories, not to mention all the treats that are available.

I have decided that I am going to not let Easter derail my progress. This afternoon I opted to make my own stuffing and mashed potatoes. They are now measured with the calories tracked. I also have my own package gravy so I can track those calories as well.

I do plan to eat my exercise calories which is not something that I regularly do, but this is a special occasion after all. I was expecting to have a really hard time fitting everything into my calorie allowance for the day, but I put it all on a chart and added up the calories and believe it or not I can actually eat everything that I want and with those exercise calories I also have enough calories to drink up to an entire bottle of wine. I don't actually plan to do that, but the fact that I don't have to measure my wine glass makes me happy.

For anyone who is interested this is my plan for Saturday. I still have to do Sunday's plan which may be a bit trickier as I'm not sure if I will be able to exercise, but no wine for Sunday that may help.

Calorie Allowance - 1616
Exercise - 450 cal burned
Total - 2066

Breakfast: Egg 74, Toast 90, Milk 31

Lunch: Soup 199
Dinner: Broccoli 31, Potatoes 225, Stuffing 200, Turkey 178, Gravy 20

Dessert: Light Cheese Cake 250

Snacks: Dip 30, Carrots 53, Cuccumber 16

Wine: 635
Balance: 33

1 comment:

  1. What I love most about this, is that your starting calorie allowance is HEALTHY! So many people cut drastically and don't eat enough. I'm so glad you are giving your body the fuel it needs!