Monday January 9, 2017
Total Steps: 10,701 (walks)
Total Calories: 1450 (estimated)
Water Intake: 30oz
Weight Loss: + 1/8 lb (-23.1 lbs loss total to date)
This breakfast image is almost too embarrassing to show but the breakfast tasted fine. I burnt my toast and I had a devil of a time turning the egg over AGAIN. Of all the cooking I've done in my life, even had some classes, I'll be darned if I can turn an egg over.
I just finished my first walk of the day a little over 6k steps; a couple of miles. I'm just about to froth up my standard Dr. Keith's Chocolate cream protein shake which makes a great snack.
I got a little shopping done and headed back to have a small lunch. I made a very haphazard half sandwich with a little Sonoma Blue Cheese and my usual Dave's Killer skinny bread and one lonely lettuce leaf. I was still a little hungry so I shared a Kirkland Nut bar. I'm over on calories compared to exercise so I'm going to have to get another walk in.
I'm skipping my snack (NUTRISYSTEM SAYS NOT TO DO THIS) but given my calories today I'll save them for dinner.
As I mentioned earlier I made a trek to the grocery store for provisions. With chicken thighs in hand (not literally) I decided to marinate the chicken then roast it. I scrounged around the web for a recipe that included some of the few things I had. I used it as a basic guide and created my Asian Chile Garlic Chicken. I'll update this page once I enter the recipe in the system. I steamed some rice and made a green salad with watercress, carrot, onion, cucumber and some blue cheese.
Here is the finished chicken dish which tasted pretty darn good.
Dinner was nicely filling. I had one chicken thigh, salad and about 1/3 cup of rice. I didn't have a snack but later in the evening (after another walk) I had about 1.5 ounces of cashew nuts. Thankfully, this time they didn't create the allergy attack I had last time I tried to eat them.
I probably could have eaten less but I think I did pretty well. I got a couple of walks in and I'll try to do better tomorrow. The chicken was great, you should try the recipe!
FitBit - My fitbit is a fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, and (most of the time) my activity motivator. I've owned a Fitbit since the product first arrived on the market back in 2009. I can set goals for weight, steps, workouts and more then track my progress. Eventually I can share that data with the Nutrisystem NuMi app but currently the app is not functioning. It will be very helpful when it all synchs together. I've used various versions of the Fitbit and I'm currently using the Charge HR model. I'm very progress oriented so I really like the graphs and details they provide. Everything synchs up with my iPhone which is very convenient. The Fitbit can be purchased directly from the company or at many online retailers. If you're on a budget you can watch Groupon for specials on refurbished units which offer a good savings.
Aria Scale - My Aria scale tracks my weight and body fat percentage. I'm not 100% those percentages are accurate but I can see the trend which really is all important to me. Once I weigh it is connected to my Wifi and reports back to my FitBit dashboard. Eventually it too is supposed to synch with the NuMi data but that remains to be seen. I purchased mine directly from FitBit buy you can buy them at Walmart or Amazon.