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
Posted by Dawn at 1:55 PM