So first up is a recap from yesterday:
Coffee w/ sweetened creamer 140 cal
2/3 of a plain hamburger 276 cal
3/4 of an order of fries 277 cal
a can of coke 136 cal
1.5 chicken strips 205 cal
7 corn chips 137 cal
1 Tbsp barbeque sauce 30 cal
10 ounces of wine 140 cal
71 ounces of water 0 cal
Total 1341 cal
So the less-than-ideal choices yesterday need a little explaining. Several co-workers and I had planned on taking another co-worker out for her birthday. She picked the place, which serves exactly 5 items: hamburgers, cheeseburgers, fries, onion rings and baked beans. Given my choices, I picked the lesser of the evils and did not eat the whole meal. I could have skipped the coke. Then after work, two former classmates and I had been requested to attend an innovation symposium at our alma matter, to be recognised for a project we did. We met to car-pool, and stopped in to a bar/restaurant for a quick bite before heading to campus. We split a basket of chips & salsa and an order of chicken strips. I had a couple glasses of wine last night as well. Even though WHAT I ate wasn't ideal, I was very conscious of QUANTITY so that I could stay within goal of my calories.
To come up with all these values, I use NutritionData.com. I pick the closest item I can find to what I actually ate. Sometimes I have to settle for a generic description and make a best-guess, so my calories above may not be exact, but I'm being as honest as possible.
Today, so far: coffee w/ creamer 180 cal.
2 bottles of water so far, 33.8 ounces
beef stew for lunch, quinoa added 494 calories
Used so far today: 674
Remaining: 646 calories
1/2 of an oatmeal cranberry energy bar: 65 calories
Remaining calories: 581 calories
Dinner: the last of the stew (whew!) about 1/2 of a serving: 250 cal
1 serving of baby carrots, raw: 35 cal
1.5 servings of Cheez-its: 200
Tbsp cashews: 65 cal
Tbsp peanuts: 50 cal
2 more bottles of water
Total cal for the day: 1338 cal
Total water for the day: 67.6 ounces
And about 16 ounces of coffee
While the variety wasn't all that great, the choices were better than yesterday and I made my goal for calories and water. Yay!
Spent the evening working on the house again. We are doing some repair work in an upstairs bedroom, and prepping for paint. Our oldest two have moved out and the youngest is moving into one of their old rooms. I cannot believe how much sticky crap they have on their walls! Tape residue, and god knows what else! How many posters can you possibly hang in one room?!?
So that has been my workout in the evenings. Scrubbing walls, fixing drywall/mudding, painting.