A Setback

We weighed in last night. My son has gained back some of his lost weight 😦

Several things that we did wrong last week include going to a Car Show/Street Fair, and allowing a pizza night. I also followed a recipe for a ‘no dough pizza’ one night.

At the street fair I allowed hubby and child to visit our favorite hot dog vendor. BIG, BIG, BIG mistake! Then I just had to get an order of those amazing ‘real potato’ shoestring, curly fries.  A HUGE order (one size fits all) that we all shared. And a soda.

Can you imagine the calories and carbs? Can you imagine how icky we all felt for a few days after all that? Our systems didn’t take long to adjust to low carbs, high proteins, and small meals 5 times a day. Even now (Tuesday) my son and I still feel a bit lethargic, and just an overall feeling of …..blob…?

The self disappointment I watched come across my sons face at our weigh in just about did me in. How heartbreaking to see his eyes go wide, and his excited smile turn into a deep frown. And the tears.  My daughter and I did what we could to console him, to make sure he realizes he is very young, and his set backs are not suffered alone. No one can beat me up as well as I can. And trust me, I beat myself up every step of the way!! This is my fault. Let’s not forget that or minimize it. The more I have to face that truth, the more apt I am to stick to a regimen. So back to our regularly scheduled diet 🙂

 

Breakfast today was 2 scrambled eggs with about 3 ounces of cubed ham and a tiny bit of shredded cheddar cheese; a very small fruit salad (banana, strawberry and blueberry); 1/4 of a slice of Pita and half a glass of 2% milk (i will be switching to full-fat dairy once this 2% is gone)

Approx: Calories 400, Carbs 23g, Sugars 26g, Protein 34.9g.

Lunch 2 Turkey, provolone, lettuce wraps, 3 celery sticks with peanut butter, 1/3 banana, 1/2 glass of milk.

Approx: Calories 359, Carbs 35g, Sugars 22g, Protein 60.3g

 

 

Lunch

1/2 leftover chicken breast, 1 thin slice provolone cheese on a warmed pita bread.

5 carrot sticks; 1/2 Yogurt cup with 2 TBSP crushed Almonds (the only way my son will eat any kind of nuts, is if he doesn’t know they’re there); 1/2 Hard boiled Egg.

Approx: 235 Calories; 20.82g Carbs; 44g Protein.

Tips

ALWAYS eat FIVE meals a day; try to keep the calorie count around 300 for each of the five.

DO NOT skip between meal snacks, and make sure each of the five have loads of protein.

We’re finding that having protein in your system stops the brain from ‘craving’ I also learned that if you eat a Citrus fruit in the same meal with high protein, it makes the protein more efficient.