Happy Sunday! Before I start talking about the challenge I would like to do a little update. My right shoulder is healing nicely, and I see Ortho again this week. I will probably still have to be on light duty at work, but I could swim today when I was in the pool, so that is great! I am still not lifting anything over 20 pounds, so I am not sure in the strength department. I do know that I could not start the lawnmower yesterday, nor could I squeeze the trimming shears. So, I still have a bit to go to full function. The rains have finally returned to Florida, and my garden is finally showing progress. I have peaches that are almost ready to be picked. A website I was reading said to check them daily because according to them the birds definitely are checking my peach tree, lol. I have some baby cantaloupe, current tomatoes, and cucumbers that should be ready in a couple of weeks. I am kind of disappointed with the zucchini and peppers, but hopefully now they will take off.
One thing I have noticed since I started this challenge was that I am eating way more fruit than vegetables, which is not typical for me. Because, I typically try to stay under 100 carbs per day I usually limit my fruit intake. Even with the higher carbs I am proud to say I have lost 1.2 pounds as of this morning, on day 5. I won’t do fat measurements until the end of the challenge, but some reading I did said it can take years to safely lose enough body fat. That didn’t sound promising, lol. At any rate here we are at day 5 of the Health Buddy Melissa Zero Point Food Challenge. My rules are different than Weight Watchers, you can read why here. I am really missing having some red meat in my diet, but that is OK. I do not share the same images every day. So, ones I have already shared you can see the nutrition labels in previous posts. Coming soon I will be offering my handmade items for sale on this blog, that I used to have on Etsy. More about that later.
I am going to try to be more efficient this next week in my meal planning, because I am not getting enough greens in my daily diet. While I am enjoying corn, corn is not green. If I do not get time before leaving for work to post my day of eating tomorrow, I will share it with Tuesday’s.
What I have eaten already, and what I will eat later. I probably will need a snack today, as my calorie count is quite low. I don’t count drinks, as I have mentioned before, but typically my drink calories is about 100 calories per day. So, still quite low.
Breakfast: Just coffee with my Premier Protein as creamers
Lunch: We had to go out so I didn’t want to have to cheat and I was starving. So, I took a banana, and some pretzel nuggets. Both of these meet my zero point requirements. When we got home I had a nice salad with romaine lettuce, 3 pepperoni slices yes this is zero points, 1 slice of Publix low fat Provolone cheese, 3 large strawberries, and 2 tbsp of Kraft Raspberry Vinaigrette. Pepperoni is very fattening, but I Hormel I could have 3 slices for 3 grams of fat. It just adds a nice flavor.
Dinner: Will be exactly the same as yesterday, as we have leftovers. I realized I did not add the pics of the bbq sauce nutrition info. So, I will add it today. It is quite yummy and I bought it at Save A Lot. It did have 8 grams of sugar per serving, but I couldn’t find one with 6 where I live, so it did just fine. I have given up on Sugar Free, because it just causes me horrible GI upset. See my post on my 24 hour pause. 3 oz of extra lean pork tenderloin, homemade coleslaw with Hellman’s low fat mayo, 1 cup watermelon chunks, 1 piece of corn on the cob removed from the cob with 1 tbsp of Land O Lakes whipped butter.
Nutrition stats for today:
Total Fat: 16 grams
Saturated Fat: 4.6 grams
Cholesterol: 78 mg
Sodium: 833 mg
Total Carbs: 96 grams
Net Carbs: 86 grams
Protein: 37 grams I have a little fat to spare so I may have a hard boiled egg later to increase my protein for the day.
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