It seems that we are definitely on to something with this new method of calculating calories and exchanges. It is working. Results for the week are as follows
Me- down 0.6 ( I will take a slow and steady loss any day !)
Hubby - down 0.8 ( Would probably have been more had it not been from a wedding rehersal dinner last night)
Son - down 1.4
It seems the calorie count for each ( me at 2000, hubby at 2500 and son at 3100) is the level we need to be at. Starting next week ( because I am now including them in the menus I plan) I will start including the calorie counts for the meals. Before this I wrote down the plan, crunched the numbers on the calculator and did not include them on the final menu plan.
Breakfast yesterday was 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 3/4 c bluberries and 1 c rice chex with coffee
Morning snack was 100 calorie almonds and grapes
Lunch was roast beef and cheddar on an Aldi's Original Wrap with 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, celery and carrot sticks and a cup of alphabet soup.
Afternoon snack was an apple and probiotic yogert
Dinner was a 3 cheese pizza on an Aldi's original wrap with mushrooms and bacon bits, cucumbers , celery and carrots on the side. It was a "love Dinner" for son and I , as hubby had to be at a wedding rehersal. Not pictured a little later was a 110 calorie ice cream bar , Fiber plus bar and a small clementine for snack- son and I were watching Glee together and I forgot to snap a picture.
My knee is still hurting , but has improved with rest. I am going to try taking a daily course of asprin to see if it helps keep down inflamation. I am also noticing that the original cause of this may be the way I am sitting at my computer- my leg is resting at a weird sort of angle because of the placement of my printer. It gets in that angle at the dining room table( also our school table)because of a couple of things that we have stored under it. I am going to try to make a concious effort to straighten me up while sitting at these places. I bet it will help.