Weigh in this morning, and it seems that I got the proper level for my body, but I need to change things for the guys. I have been going by the calorie recommendations according to our individual BMR's, and while mine and my hubbies sounded realistic, my son's sounded out of the ballpark . However, in faith we tried it and once again I have been shown go with my gut instinct instead of an equation.
I lost 1.4 lbs
hubby gained 3.0 lbs
son gained 5.2 pounds
In hubby's case he had 2 forced meeting lunches this week( trapped in business meetings all day with people who believe pizza is still the best thing to serve), but my son has no one to blame but me. He ate every meal from this kitchen, prepared according to the guidelines and exercised. I am sorry- I don't care what science indicates. 3100 calories a day is too much for any human being beyond Micheal Phelps, but that is what the BMR charts said he needed ! So next week hubby moves closer to 2000 calories and son down to 2500, and all should be fine. Huge sigh of relief here- do you have any idea how hard it is to find 3100 calories worth of real quality food every day ?
Blogger is cooperating with pictures, so here is yesterdays food log for me. Breakfast was 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 3/4 cup blueberries (frozen) and 1 c rice checks with a carton of pro biotic yogurt and coffee- 390 calories
Lunch was red pepper hummus and provalone cheese on an Arnolds Thin, carrot sticks and broccoli, an apple and a 100 calorie pack of smartfood with water- 450 calories
Snack- 100 cal pack almonds, snack pack pudding and an apple-290 calories and not pictured
Dinner was a creation inspired by an old classic - country steak and gravy over roast root veggies and salad. Take a turnip, a sweet potato and a large carrot, cube them and roast at 350 for about an hour. THen take a chub of ground turkey and mix with dried onion, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Spread it into a thin layer on a cookie sheed and bake at 350 for about 45 min. Meanwhile make gravy- 2 T margarine with 1/4 c flour, garlic powder and 2 cups beef broth. Divide all the items into 3 portions, place veggies on the plate, top with 1/3 of the meat mixture and 1/3 of the gravy. A very satisfying 300 calorie meal
This one fell below the target of 466 calories per meal , so we each added an Aldi's form of a Skinny Cow ice cream for 120 calories. Later in the evening I had an apple, a fiber plus bar and a 100 calorie pack of almonds for 320 calories. Total calories for the day for me- 1865.
This coming week I want to focus more on creating an exercise routine for son and I now that we have the food end pretty well nailed down. It is one thing to pick Fit TV every day, but we need to set a definite goal and rotation- like 30 min yoga or 10 minutes abs and strength training and so on.