Friday, January 22, 2010

A day in the life of...

I've had a few girls ask me about what I eat/or ATE when I was losing weight. First of all.. they are one in the same! ;o) I EAT better now than I did when I first started losing because I've learned ALOT along the way. I thought it would be fun to post a sample day for anyone interested!
Breakfast:
2 cups of coffee with sugar-free vanilla creamer. ( I KNOW... It's a splurge!)
Omelet- 1 whole egg, 2 additional egg whites, one t olive oil, onions, mushrooms, fresh garlic, spinach. Whip it up and enjoy. (Sometimes I add chicken to this!)
Mid-morning snack:
Marathon protein bar! YUM!
Lunch:
Chicken sandwich: 1 sandwich thin, lettuce, onions, 1/4 avocado, cucumber, sprouts, 2-3 ounces chicken, a slice of pepper jack cheese and 1 t Italian dressing.
Afternoon snack:
2 cuties (little oranges) 60 calorie string cheese, 15 almonds.
Dinner:
VARIES. This is usually just a healthy version of WHATEVER.. this week I've had:
Quinoa Hawaiian haystacks, turkey taco salad, chicken Alfredo over squash, whole grain chicken enchiladas, squash/chicken, I just kind of eat a normal DINNER with a whole grain twist.
Evening Snack:
I do NOT always have one UNLESS I've worked out. In this case I eat a fruit. (Just trying to get some complex carbs in after a major workout!) I also will add cottage cheese if I have any.. If I don't I end up with more string cheese usually!
SPLURGE!!
When I'm having the munchies in the afternoon I am in the habit of popping a bag of popcorn. Once again it's an opportunity to mindlessly eat but with few calories and technically still whole grain! ;o) When I'm approaching the TOM... this happens very frequently. I also tend to brew more coffee at this time of day and have another cup or two.
This is just a sample (basically it's what I ate yesterday!) I do have lots of other suggestions and a list of 200-300 calorie meal ideas if anyone is interested. :o)

10 comments:

Debbie said...

I'm interested!!! Send me what you've got! Thanks, love!

Debbie said...

oh, and I also love that you make your sandwhiches with the "thins." What variety is your fav? I've tried them all except whole wheat with honey. YUMMY!

Jessica B said...

You know I want ideas I gotta feed my hubby somehting other than apples,lol!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

love it! it seems like a LOT of points for me! how many calories/fat/fiber is your protein bar?!

i love reading what others eat, i love new ideas. i just wrote down a bunch of ideas yesterday from another blog!

thanks!

Alison said...

Thanks for this! I do pretty good with different dinners, but I get stuck in ruts with breakfast and lunches. your omelette sounds delicious.

- said...

the meal ideas sound good yes you need to pass them along. Maybe a new blog "Karilynn's Cuisine...200-300 cal meals" watch out there may be a cooking show in it for ya! LOL!

Karilynn said...

Andrea... I added it all up on livestrong.com and it ends up being right around 1200 calories.. which would be a lot of "Points" but a perfect amount of calories! I still think your points are NOT allowing you enough food! ;o)

Lori's Losing it! said...

Hi Karilynn, I am also getting very good at some creative and healthy low cal meals but would love to comapre what I know already with what you know :o) Some of what you said you just had yesterday is similar to my day as well (accept I do green tea instead of coffee) and I also usually am at about 1200-1400 calories.

Cindi said...

The meal ideas sounds great. Please pass them along. My hardest time is dinner. Trying to feed my husband close to what he wants and something I can eat. Thanks

Heather Brown said...

I would love a copy of that email too if that is what you are doing! i am always lookin for new meals cuz i feel like i eat the same thing over and over!!