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Monday, January 25, 2010

The "Plan"

Some of you have been asking what exactly I'm doing, and also for recipes. Since I'm sitting in the hospital with my hubby I don't have my recipes with me, but I can definitely share my weight loss plan.

I'm basically following Dr. Oz's Rule of 5 Foods to Avoid -- Sugar, Syrup (corn, high fructose corn, etc), no white/refined carbs, no trans fat, no saturated fat. I'm also eating lots of satiating foods - almonds, whole grains, tons of veggies. In addition to that I'm also "counting calories" so to speak, but not in a crazy obsessive way. :) I generally strive for between 1200-1400 calories a day.

I have a 200 calorie breakfast (my egg white wrap),
a 100-150 calorie snack (usually a fruit),
a 300-400 calorie dinner (usually my lentil soup),
another 100-150 calorie snack (usually Kashi Go Lean Crunch - high fiber, high protein), a 300-400 calorie dinner (usually a lean protein and a huge portion of veggies)
and finally I have a 100 calorie snack as long as it's not after 8pm.

I'll be posting my recipes soon. Most of them I've gotten from Nancy and I love them!!! :)

My secret weapon -- calorie free olive oil spray, fresh crushed/minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes! They make any meal delicious! :)


  1. Yay, I finally found your blog! I saw you on Dr Oz and was WOWED by your progress! I weigh 326 lbs and am horribly addicted to sugar. You are an inspiration!--Jeanette

  2. Your journey is inspirational, but don't take our feelings of inspiration on as a burden. They are ours. You do you. You can't stop living to lose weight. Life happens, but you have done great anyway. I started out weighing more than you, and now I am below 300. My progress has been much slower because my diet hasn't been as strict. I'm going to be more intentional with my eating. Thanks for reminding me of what I can do. --MIMI

  3. Hey there! I saw you on Dr. Oz and was inspired to read your blog. It really is a great idea to "put yourself out there" with this blog. I was inspired by your story. I am trying to lose a lot of weight, but have really struggled recently. I also live in the Orlando area. I hope your husband is on the road to recovery!