Goals for Next Week

I decided to do one new goal each week.

Baby steps! 🙂

My goal for this week will be eating based on meal plans and drinking at least 120 ounces of water each day.

As I started the goal of 120 ounces of water on Saturday, I feel like it can be part of the goal this week. I think it will be pretty easy.

For meals on Monday, I planned.

Without a plan, it’s just a wish.

So tonight, I went through my Nutrition textbook and made a plan for Monday. While I was doing that, I decided to document the calories for a variety of things I usually eat, so now I have a little list for each meal plus snacks and I can use the info for meal planning. It’s a good starting point.

I decided I’m not going to be rigid with it on Monday. I’ll just see how it goes.

In addition to the meal plan, I’m also going to write everything down so I can start tracking my calories. I added a tab to my meal/calorie spreadsheet just for tracking calories. It might sound obsessive, but I’m a spreadsheet gal 😉

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Here’s my plan for Monday (calories are in parentheses) —

note: I have a 24 oz water bottle, so that’s why it’s 24 oz listed below.

Breakfast: Blended coffee (149), whole wheat English muffin (120), plum (30), 24 oz water. Total calories: 269

Snack: Apple (95), 24 oz water.

Lunch: ½ turkey sandwich w/1 slice bread and 2 slices turkey and one serving spinach (total 180), and an apple (95), 24 oz water. Total calories: 275

Snack: carrots (52), hummus (246), 24 oz water. Total: 298

Dinner: ½ serving Atlantic Salmon (170), 3 cups baby bok choy (45), 1 cup white rice (242). soy sauce (0), seaweed (5), 24 oz water. Total: 462

Total for the day:  1429

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