Gettin’ Bread

I don’t know how I managed to eat under 1000 calories by the end of the day today, but I did, so I decided to make up for it by simply eating 750 calories of bread, butter, and protein powder after dinner — Definitely not the most nutritionally loaded decision I’ve ever made, but veggies were too much effort for the tiny amount of calories they give… so I went straight for the high rollers (I gotta lift tomorrow, and I’m not trying it on 1000 calories of fumes). Plus, Bread, Butter & Protein powder fit my macro goals perfectly, so… oh well. Tomorrow I won’t skip my snacks and rush out the door without a real breakfast.

Screen Shot 2013-07-30 at 8.43.13 PMSide Note: Here’s an amazing graphic made by one of my lifters as a response to an article I wrote for our box 🙂
Love it! I’m so so proud of all my baby turtles!

Anyway, I have to say it’s been pretty interesting tracking the amount of calories I eat every day — I’ve noticed that I have a  really hard time staying under my max target on the weekend and an equally hard time staying above my min target during the week days. I didn’t expect hitting my minimums to be an issue but it definitely has been.

Struggles aside, everything is going really well. I feel great with my diet and training currently and I am feeling really good about my progress so far. I haven’t missed a potential gold star yet and my body seems to be reacting to the tiny calorie deficit & cardio. I’ve hit my macros and calorie goals every day and I while I did skip one conditioning session, I also did an extra one to make up for it. All in all, feeling good in my body, feeling happy to be getting in better condition, and feeling proud of ability to commit to something other than strength gains for a bit.

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Butter – Salted, 1 tbsp 102 0 12 0
Generic- Lowes Food – Sour Dough Bread, 1 slice 70 14 1 3
172 14 13 3
Lunch
Watermelon – Raw, 0.5 cup, diced 23 6 0 0
Lettuce – Cos or romaine, raw, 1 cup shredded 8 2 0 1
Rice – White, long-grain, regular, cooked, 100 g 130 28 0 3
Chicken – Breast, meat only, cooked, roasted, 150 g 248 0 5 47
409 36 5 51
Dinner
Zucchini – Steamed Zucchini, 2 cup 42 8 0 4
Kroger – Shrimp, White, Raw, Frozen, 4 oz (approx 10 shrimp) 120 1 2 23
Kerrygold – Pure Irish Grass Fed Butter, 0.5 tbsp (14grams) 50 0 6 0
Generic – Jarlsberg Cheese, 1 oz 100 0 8 7
312 9 16 34
Snack 1
Fage – Total 0% Non Fat Greek Yogurt (6oz), 6 oz. 100 7 0 18
100 7 0 18
Snack 2
Kerry Gold – Grassfed Butter – Salted, 2.5 TBSP (14g) 250 0 28 0
Starch – Sourdough Bread – Toasted, 2.5 slices – 61g 300 48 1 10
Optimum Nutrition – Whey Protein, Gold Standard 100%, Double Rich Chocolate, 60.8 g (1 rounded scoop) 240 6 3 46
790 54 32 56
Totals 1,783 120 66 162
  Calories Carbs Fat Protein
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