SUNDAY. We slept in til 8am (magical, I tell you) and then woke up & got ready for church.
Not surprisingly, after the Tailgating Gluttony of yesterday, I was not terribly hungry.
8 oz coffee w/Splenda & fat free vanilla creamer – 20 cal
1 bacon cookie – 91 cal, 2 g fat, 2.3 g protein
Grilled Romaine Salad w/parmesan, Walden Farms Calorie Free Bacon Ranch, and 1/2 piece crumbled bacon (recipe coming soon) – 74 calories, 6 g fat, 3 g protein
Diet Root Beer – 0/0/0
1/4 cup homemade salsa (recipe also coming soon!) – 36 calories, 0 fat/protein
5 tortilla chips – 78 calories, 3 g fat, 1.2 g protein
We spent most of the early afternoon cleaning the house: mowing the lawn, laundry, dishes, cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming, mopping the kitchen, etc. I only did half of these things, because my Hubs is an amazing man & we split all the chores. I am very blessed, I know!
Afternoon snacks (1:30p, 3:30p)
1 bacon cookie (I promise, they’re nearly gone) - 91 cal, 2 g fat, 2.3 g protein
1 Fun Size Reese’s PB cup – 80 cal, 4.5 g fat, 1 g protein
1/2 light beer (shared with The Hubs) – 55 cal
Homemade white bean chili (recipe soon!) – 223 calories, 4.7 g fat, 15 g protein
Diet Sierra Mist – 0/0/0
1 bacon cookie (the last one for me…until I try another batch) - 91 cal, 2 g fat, 2.3 g protein
1/2 cup red grapes – 52 calories, 0 fat/protein
Total for day: 891 calories, 24.2 g fat, 27.1 g protein
WAY under target. I really just WASN’T that hungry after tailgating the day before. However, I was also feeling pretty sluggish & lazy, aside from the cleaning we did. I’m sure part of that was from being tired (Saturday was a really long day—we got up at 5:40am & didn’t get home until 11pm), but part was also probably from not eating much. Like I said earlier in the week—gotta put fuel in the car for it to go.
So at the end of the week, what’s the general overview of this experiment?
|Calories (1400)*||Fat (47g)*||Protein (53g)*|
|Calories In||Fat In||Protein In||Est. Calories Burned||Caloric Deficit||Over/Under Target||Over/Under Target||Over/Under Target|
(*Targets provided by MyFitnessPal.com for a 31 year old female, 5’6” with lightly active lifestyle.)
For the week, I ate a total of 900+ calories more than the target…but my caloric deficit was about 2500, so I didn’t gain any weight…and if the estimated calories burned is accurate, I should actually be down about 0.75 lb from where I started. (I don’t regularly weigh myself, so I can neither confirm nor deny this.)
I came in Under Target for Fat grams four of the seven days, but ate more than the “goal” for Protein every day except the last. I’m not terribly concerned about that since I prefer a protein-heavy diet, as protein is a more efficient energy source than carbs.
My conclusions? Eating out is my weak area. On days when I cooked all my meals (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday) there were no major issues. In fact, those are the same four days that I was significantly below the Fat Target.
Under normal circumstances, if I know I’m going out, I typically look at a restaurant’s nutritional info BEFORE I go, so that I can make a reasonable choice. However, for the sake of this experiment, I DIDN’T do that as a control, and tried to operate based purely on reading the descriptions of menu items.
So there you go. A peek into the life (and diet) of me. Hopefully you got something out of it, and even if you didn’t, it was an educational experience for me!
We can now resume with the delicious (and healthy) recipe posts. ;-D