Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What I ate Wednesday

So most of you that follow me on instagram (meighantosten) or facebook (meighan tosten) know that I have lost 30 pounds since may. I am 5 feet 3 inches tall. I have gone from 165 to now 135 and my ultimate goal is 125. I have managed to do this through doing 6 days a week of workouts and sticking to a 1200 NET calorie diet. NET, meaning that if I burned 400 calories in my workout I allow myself to consume my normal 1200 plus the 400 I burned off working out. I eat whatever I want within that calorie limit and give myself the weekend to be a little bit more relaxed about going over...Sunday is my CHEAT day I allow myself what I want and I skip cardio usually on sundays as well. In addition, I also figured out my BMR which is the amount of calories that your body burns in a day just being. So I know if I do NO working out and just want to maintain and not cause myself to gain I know I can eat that amount of calories and not suffer sonsequences. Here is a link to where you can figure yours out...BE TRUTHFUL and as ACCURATE as possible with figuring out your BMR so you know it:

Right before my husband deployed in May we went on some type of trip or vacation every month from Sept.2011 right after I had my second son until May of 2012, and all of the traveling and my bad eating habits from when I was pregnant really didn't help me keep my weight down. I did a number of diets and periods of days where I would really work out hard after I had my second son (Ig gained 40 pounds with him and 70-80 pounds with my first son in 2008 YIKES) and I would drop a ton of weight fast and then put it right back on...DIETS DON'T WORK.

Now I use the myfitnesspal app that is available in the app store and also in the android market. I have decided to sort of follow in the footsteps of the stylediets youtube idea of what I ate wenesdays and share with you all what I ate and what I did to work out. Next week I will include pics. Also if you use myfitnesspal, feel free to friend request me My name on there is meighantosten.

2 slices of whole wheat toast
1 TBSP of natural peanut butter
1 TBSP of sugar free strawberry preserves
Water (usually by the end of breakfast I have had a tumbler and a half full of water...maybe 20-24oz)

3 pepperoni and cheese bagel bites

2 slices whole wheat bread
2 TBSP Hellman's May
3 slices of applewood smoked bacon
Water (about 20 oz)

1-1/2 cups of my homemade Chili
1 cup of calrose brand white rice

Market Pantry brand mini cheese sandwich crackers
Homemade mocha frap (recipe from pinterest including sugar free international foods swisse mocha powder)
Homemade whipped cream (heavy cream, vanilla, splenda)

total calorie consumption: 1833

55 minutes on a treadmill going between 4.5 and 6 mph
40 jumping jacks
530 crunches
20 squats
10 push ups
total calorie burn: 793

1040 calories

BEFORE: me at anywhere between 155 and 165

RECENT: Me anywhere between 135 and 137 (as of today October 18. 2012 I weigh 135 lbs)