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What I ate today

Coupla thoughts:

• At my weight, I'm allowed 2,600 calories a day on my plan to lose a pound a week. I feel like I can do closer to 2,000, if I'm smart about how I'm eating. Today: Not as smart. But still under the budget.

And progress is being made: There's more fruit and vegetables in my diet than six weeks ago, far less bad stuff. No soda that entire time. I've greatly reduced my lattes. I'm eating a crapton of bananas. The habits aren't changing overnight, but they're changing.

• We'll be traveling the next four days. This is when it's hardest to eat the way you want, if you're trying to eat well and aren't practiced at it. I'm gonna try. But, you know: No guarantees.

• When I get back: Time to ramp up the exercise. Fer serious.

 

Daily Report for June 7, 2013

Daily Log
Breakfast452
Sausage, Patty, Original, Vgtrn, Morningstar Farms2 Each160
Coffee, Brewed8 Fluid ounces2
Veggie Egg And Cheese On Whole Grain Toast, Saxbys1 Serving290
No nutrient data for: Fat, Carbs, Protein
Lunch237
Lettuce, Romaine, Shredded4 Cups32
Tomatoes, Fresh, Med½ Each11
Chicken Breast, Skinless, Cooked½ Each71
Peas, Green⅔ Cup78
Dressing, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Newman's Own1 Tablespoon45
Dinner811
Beef, Skirt Steak, Trimmed6 Ounces374
Rice, Brown, Medium Grain, Cooked2 Cups437
Sauce, Siracha, Hot Chili, Dynasty3 Tablespoons0
No nutrient data for: Carbs
Snacks1,065
Banana, Small, 6" to 6 7/8" Long2 Each180
Espresso, 2oz, Starbucks2 Each20
Dark Chocolate & Nut, Nature Valley1 Serving140
Banana, Small, 6" to 6 7/8" Long1 Each90
Crackers, White Cheddar, Baked, Cheez-It⅔ Ounce98
Milk, Whole, 3.25%2 Cups298
Coconut Macaroons, Two Bites3 Each240
Exercise78
Walking20 min78

Nutrients
Fat75g29%
Carbohydrates280g49%
Protein123g21%

Summary
Food Calories2,566
Exercise Calories78
Net Calories2,488
+/- Calories-123
Weight-

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