Thanks for the comments on the porch! I love home improvement. Helen commented that I should flip houses. I actually did that and still would be if the market was really viable. I did 2 houses. The first one was really a restoration. I bought bank owned properties and fixed them up. Lots of work and I really enjoyed it, but then the banking and housing marked crashed. I held the second property as a rental (not planned) and finally sold it 2 years ago. I would love to be able to flip again, but it’s too hard to get financing right now. I could post a few pictures some time of the before and afters – especially the first house.
Anyhoo, I thought I might give a 1500 calorie day example today, since that is my plan for the month. I seem to get a lot of emails asking me about calories and exactly how many I eat. This is just what works for me in weight loss mode without being too hungry. Keep in mind I am 44 and only 5’2″, so what works for me might not work for you (be it more or less).
Breakfast was my protein waffles with blueberries.
With my coffee and almond milk on the side, this breakfast comes to 350 calories. Normally I eat a bigger breakfast, but I did not work out this morning.
Lunch – Baked potato (5.6 oz) topped with laughing cow and ground turkey (3 oz) with BBQ sauce.
Lunch comes in at 390 calories.
Afternoon snack – you know I love it! Plus a pluot.
165 calories. Note to self – buy more pluots.
Dinner – Egg/eggwhite omelet with cheese, broccoli sauteed in coconut oil, pear.
Hot sauce optional, but recommended Calories for dinner – 365
Evening snack – This is being taken with me to tutoring tonight.
Calories – 240
Total for the day = 1510
Of course, this is an estimate because I don’t weigh my produce. Other stuff yes, but not fruits and veggies. I do round the numbers as well. Good enough for government work, though.
Exercise today was walking. And now, I am off for tutoring tonight (with snack!).