Total Steps For Day: 15,101 (one long walk)
Total Calories: 999
Weight Loss: -.2 (-4.5 lbs total for 15 days, body fat the same as yesterday)
Today I usher in the start of week 3. This is Saturday and I'm nervously planning my first Flex Meal Dinner. This program allows you 2 Flex meals a week, one lunch and one dinner. A Flex Lunch is 1 protein (Powerfuel) and 1 fruit or starchier carb (Smartfuel) all of your choosing. A Flex dinner includes 2 Powerfuels, 1 Smartcarb. With both meals you can add the usual all-you-can-eat fresh low carb vegetables. I should have had the Flex Lunch this week but just didn't get around to it.
Breakfast this morning was the Nutrisystem Homestyle Pancakes. The serving includes 2 whole grain pancakes. In the spirit of keeping things simple I just topped mine with my fake maple syrup. For my protein (Powerfuel) I browned three little slices of Canadian bacon (aka ham), about 1 7/8 ounce. The pancakes were a little dry and overall I'd prefer the Nutrisystem Waffles to the pancakes. I'm not a huge pancake fan EXCEPT when I can find Buckwheat pancakes on the menu. The Canadian bacon was tasty. That was a Jones product; standard grocery store stuff. The combo made for a simple satisfying breakfast.
You can see they look like your standard pancake.
I had my usual Dr. Keith's Chocolate Cream shake after going to Costco and Orchard supply for some needed supplies. In the process I picked up my first 3k steps for the day.
My First RFM! RFM stands for Real Food Meal. Not to be insulting to Nutrisystem but when you're used to only eating pre-cooked, packaged meals, fresh food is such a welcome change. I was concerned that my first FLEX MEAL might be too high in calorie for an evening meal so I switched my lunch with my dinner. I grilled a top sirloin steak (amazingly tender), steamed fresh spinach with browned garlic and I a baked (microwaved) a sweet potato. This dinner tasted so good! I was so hungry I had to take the pictures quickly, so forgive me for the lack of presentation.
It always amazes me that one big fresh bunch of spinach condenses down to two small servings.
The steak raw was 11 1/8th ounces. This was for 2 servings. I'm allowed 4 ounces cooked.
After cooking my steak weighed 8 3/4 ounces so just about perfect for two 4 ounces servings. I gave my husband the extra 3/4 ounce. The steak was about 1 3/4" thick. I could have grilled it for 2 minutes less, it was less rare than I prefer. Next time!
I had half of a small sweet potato, I could have had more but this seemed like more than enough food. I felt so guilty after eating this, not sure why. The meal totaled about 333 calories which is slightly more than a typical meal eating the Nutrisystem foods.
I waited about an hour after lunch the took a long walk for about an hour. I got 12k steps in, 1000 past my goal. I was pretty active all day with shopping and chores so I ended up with one of my most active days (step wise) since I started 2 weeks ago.
I Planned to have half of an apple and a piece of string cheese. I didn't make it to the grocery store so just had the string cheese. I'm surprised I was hungry at all.
I keep my dinner (which was really my lunch) simple. I opted for the Nutrisystem Grilled Chicken Sandwich (which I've had before). My neighbor gave me one of her ripe tomatoes and I added some lettuce from the garden and a slice of sweet red onion. I had some ripe cucumbers (again) and sliced those into spears and added in a couple of radishes I had remaining in the back of my vegetable bin. The vegetables made it look so appetizing. It's so funny because after lunch I was sure I'd be full for the rest of the day. HA! The sandwich tasted good with all the fresh ingredients I added and the meal was sufficiently filling. I had my usual glass of water. I didn't drink enough today, I think I only hit about 48 oz.
You can't quite see the sandwich for the vegetables, but that's how it should be I guess. I went a little crazy with the thick tomato slice. There is a slathering of Grey Poupon mustard somewhere under there as well.
This made for a simple, pretty, healthy and satisfying meal.
I had a sense that I didn't deserve to eat a dessert but I know my calories were still well below my allowable 1200 cal goal so to keep the calories down I had about my lowest calorie snack available, the Nutrisystem Orange Cream Bar, YUM! This is the 2nd time I've enjoyed this 90 calorie treat, it's probably my favorite of all the desserts I've tried so far.
Real cooking for the first time in two weeks was fun. Next time I'll arrange my time better so I can bake my sweet potato in the oven. I don't care for microwaved potatoes as a rule. I do wonder what my weight will do tomorrow after what seems like such a big meal. We shall see as I move on to day 16.
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