I've not posted about it before, but I am on a serious diet. Since August, I have lost over 30 pounds; I want to knock off 20 more. It's doable, but lordy it can be hard sometimes. I am almost always hungry, because I have a large appetite.
I am eating about 1000 calories most days. A typical day's menu:
BreakfastOne granola bar (150 calories)
LunchOne 6-inch subway sub (Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki with American cheese) (510 calories)
DinnerOne Lean Cuisine meal (210-280 calories)
Snack (once per day, max)A handful of unsalted pretzels (100 calories)
This is all washed down with several cans of Coke zero, which adds zero calories.
Of course, I am taking vitamins, because there is no way that I can get a balanced diet from such a regimen.
Couple that with three-times-a-week exercise (45 minutes of exercise, including a 1.5-2 mile run) and it is easy to see how I lost the initial weight.
I'm allowing myself to have one "holiday" each week (usually Sunday) in which I can have something more substantial for dinner. Tonight's dinner will be a NY Strip steak and a baked potato, which will put me well out of the <1000 range, but there was no way I was going to be able to keep this up indefinitely. There are days when I'd consider killing for a bowl full of ice cream or a big chocolate bar, but I desperately needed to lose the weight. If I had exercised more self-control in the past, I wouldn't need to take such drastic measures, but I can't change what has already happened.
posted on October 09, 2005 04:10 PM