Unexpected day off and shapeover eating

I had a bonus partial work day today.  I didn’t know the clinics that I work with were going to be closed today, so we just finished up the leftover work and then I had the rest of the day off.  That was kind of nice after yesterday’s dinner!  Both John and I were a little tired last night.  Not to mention that my sleep was horrible because of what I ate.  If I overeat – I wake up in the middle of the night with night sweats and I have trouble getting back to sleep.  You would think that would keep me from doing that, but nope!

It felt good to have a nice normal breakfast today.


I thought I would toss out a couple examples of the Shapeover eating plan (which I am not following).  One is for a lifting day and one is for a cardio day.  He advocates 5 meals per day.

Example 1 Cardio Day:

Meal 1: 1 cup of Cream of Wheat, 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil, 1 scoop of protein powder, coffee or tea

Meal 2:  1 apple

Meal 3:  4 ounces of broiled sea bass, 1 medium sweet potato

Meal 4:  1 cup of plain yogurt

Meal 5: 4 ounces of grilled london broil, 12 ounces of green beans

That totals about 1350 calories or so on rough estimate.

Day 2 Lifting day:

Meal 1: 1 cup of Kashi cereal, 4 oz of 1% milk

Meal 2: Banana Smoothie: 1 medium banana, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil,  crushed ice.

Meal 3:  6 ounce turkey burger with large salad dressed with balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Meal 4:  1 ounce of cashews

Meal 5:  4 ounces of striped bass, 12 ounces of sauteed pepper.

Calories for this day are approximately 1400.  Of course, all of this depends on the brand of things like protein powder and Kashi and yogurt, etc.

This is just a huge amount of veggies with the dinner (last) meal on all the days.  I don’t know if I could eat 12 ounces of broccoli in 1 meal.  😯

There is some milk in the diet in the form of milk with cereal or yogurt on occasion, but the author doesn’t seem to include much dairy at all.  It’s fairly simple eating as you can see.  Maybe a bit low in calories for me, but lots of protein and a good amount of fat!

Now for my lunch – this was some leftovers from yesterday. I did a little stir fry of broccoli with cooked chicken and 1/4 cup of white rice with some Kikkoman Ginger sauce.

It felt like a lazy afternoon with not much work.  Just a few files here and there.  I had some dried pineapple.  Tried to get all artsy with this picture with Pixie’s nose in the hole, but my photographer skills are seriously lacking, LOL.

Then I made up lattes.

This mug just makes me smile.

I got some veggies roasting. I know that Helen will roast a bunch of veggies for the week and I thought I would do that.  This is parsnips and baby carrots with a bit of oil and salt/pepper.

Roasted these at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or so.  I wasn’t paying too much attention to the time.  Voila:

The parsnips were especially tasty.  I think this might make a good soup, too, blended up with some broth. Might have to do that.

I had these along side some leftover pork ribs from the weekend.  Our fridge is stuffed with leftovers!  No eating out for a while.

John even ate some of the roasted veggies – yay!  Every once in a while he does have  a veggie.  :mrgreen:

Tonight is a free night.  All chores are done for the day, so I can read/surfthenet/do a puzzle have fun!

Question:  Was today a holiday for you?

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17 thoughts on “Unexpected day off and shapeover eating

  1. Helen

    No day off for me, unfortunately. I have to admit all the extra days off are the one thing I miss about being a municipal employee!

    I roasted carrots this week too – seasoned with dill for a change. Yummy! I’ll have to give parsnips a try. I’ve also got my sweet and sour kale and roasted asparagus so I’m set for the week 😀
    Helen´s last blog post ..Straighten Up and Fly Right

  2. debby

    I guess every day is a holiday for me? Anyway, it didn’t seem like a holiday. I was pretty much grumpy all day…

    I like looking at other eating plans. Even though I might not follow them, sometimes I get a good new idea from them. You gave me a good idea for dinner tonight–the chicken/broc/rice thing!
    debby´s last blog post ..The Super Bowl for Dog Lovers!

  3. Fran

    No holiday for me yesterday, just a regular work day.

    I think I won’t be coming here anymore till my espresso is fixed. The lattes here everyday make me drewl and want my machine to work again. Good news is that R. finally took a look at it yesterday evening. The problem seems to be small, just a small part that needs to be replaced and that doesn’t cost much.

    About the Chinese food. I don’t know how to translate it in English because we don’t have Dutch names for it either but it was noodles, foe yong hai (egss with vegetables and meat in a red sauce) and saté (meat in a peanut sauce).
    Fran´s last blog post ..Monday February 20, 2012: The mishmash edition

  4. Heidi

    I really like the meal breakdown..and, of course, any program that lets me eat that many times in 1 day 🙂
    Do they have any different suggestions for rest days? Ya know we need those sometimes!

    1. Lori Post author

      The meals are pretty much the same for the rest days as well. There is a menu for those days in the book and it is pretty much the same set up.

  5. amcole

    Hi Lori, where do you buy your clam strips and what brand are they? Everytime you have them on your blog it strikes a craving and them I can’t ever seem to find them in my local super market. Love your blog!

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