Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thursday/Friday And Flushing The Salt

Since our office is closed for Good Friday, Thursday was my Friday. This meant another jeans day. So here's my very casual office look....
Merona pink top - Target
white tank - Old Navy
Converse One jeans - Target
Tan wedge heels - Rack Room
Turquoise beaded necklace - gifted by my sister
I love this top, but I don't think it loves me. It always fits great when I first put it on in the morning, but as the day wears on, the shoulders start to stretch out from moving around and next thing you know, I am constantly pulling it back up. I hate fighting with my clothes all day. I may need to just give this top up. I've had it for a couple of years now so I guess it's had a good run.

After a slight splurge in crawfish yesterday, I woke up today feeling bloated from all the salt and seasonings. Even though I ate within my calorie limits and my protein level was great, the sodium in those tasty little suckers was crazy high. I really felt it in my fingers and tummy. Yuck! With tomorrow being my checkpoint weigh-in, I needed to make sure I ate pretty clean and drank a ton of water to help flush out the salt. Here's how I did some damage control...

Lunch - Since I didn't cook last night, I didn't have anything prepared for lunch. I made a "fast food" stop at my favorite healthy joints, My Fit Foods. I grabbed an Atlantic Salmon Meal complete with quinoa and broccoli. This meal was 35 g of protein, 26 of carbs, and 12 g of fat and a total of 360 calories. Delicious!!!

Dinner - Here's what I cooked tonight... 3oz chicken breast on top a spinach salad (1 oz spinach, 1 oz cucumber, 1 oz orange bell pepper with a few spritz of Wishbone Balsamic Spray), 3 oz of mashed sweet potato, 7 roasted grape tomatoes with a sprinkle of basil. This meal was 30 g of protein, 29 g of carbs, and 9 g of fat, and a total of 321 calories and no salt!

All in all, I did really well with my food. The trick is to try to eat 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fat within 1200 calories. Today's grand total of 1212 calories brought me at 39% protein, 38%, carbs, and 23% fat. Pretty darn close to my target. Here's the activity for today... little walking at lunch and about 45 minutes of strength training with my trainer.

Wish me luck on my checkpoint weigh-in! I'll let you know how it goes. Happy and healthy Friday everyone!


Tina said...

Both your lunch and dinner look super yummy. Good luck on your weigh in!

Candice said...

You look great in that pinkish color, I dont know what it's called. Anyway, I want to eat that dinner right now it looks so delish.

Legal Editor Mom said...

Your meals did look yummy and I commend you for staying focused on your weight loss and overall healthy eating. It's a constant struggle for me, but you inspire me not to give up. Pink does look nice on you!

Candice said...

I was wondering about your diet, do you have any advice for me. I am going to try to stay under 1200 calories a day, is this a good number or do you go by your hieght and weight. I am at the highest I have ever been and I cant stand it anymore, and I was thinking you had some good tips. thanks, I hope you had a great weekend.