I don't need to lose weight now but I do need to keep the weight off. This will be a challenge. I have the added challenge of not being able to eat any of the food that are bulky. I also, and this is most important, need to keep fiber under 8 to 10 grams a day. So over eating calories is very easy. I have a new problem, since this past year my tastes have changed. I have never been a sweet eater. But now I crave sweets. Baked goods, chocolate, sugar, sugar, sugar. It doesn't help that I love to bake.
So here I am measuring my foods carefully. I have been doing well keeping my fiber grams down. But not my calories. Because I am not overly active yet, (although improving everyday), my goal is to keep calories somewhere between 1400-1600. I am not very tall, a little over 5'1" and my goal is to stay between 120-125lbs. So wish me luck keeping this weight off. I try only to weigh myself once a week. I don't want to obsess and lets face it, some days I probably retain 3 lbs of water, so for now, Mondays are weigh in days.
Measuring my breakfast, 3/4 C. Life cereal and 1/2 c. nonfat milk is about 2 grams of fiber. That's about a quarter of the amt. I can have all day. See my dilemma.
Tuesday April 20, 2010
- Life cereal
- Coffee with creamer
- 1 egg omelet with a little cheese and onion
- 1/2 cup homemade juice
- toast with small amount of butter
- Lemon cake I had just baked
- 3oz steak
- 1/2 c Rice
- 1 deviled egg
- 1 c. homemade juice
- Lemon cake (again)
Fiber-5.4 grams Calories-1389 Fat 33.12 grams