Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tannis's Meal Plan

Or rather, what Tannis randomly eats for the first half of the day and then desperately works with to somehow make the grade by bedtime. Today was not nice - 2.55 on the GPA. A feature I hadn't seen until Jennifer posted her smoking score. I'll post one from earlier in the week.

I find I don't have much trouble meeting the Weight Control and Heart Health categories but often fall short on the Vitamins and Minerals categories. What was really fun to see is how my nutrition has improved overall since I started. I keep focusing on the parts I'm *not* getting, rather than how far I've come. That's ridiculous, I've made fabulous improvements thanks to this!

Millet rice cereal with blueberries, strawberries & 1% milk
Small slice whole grain toast with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
Mug coffee (black)

Omelet - 2 scrambled eggs, spinach & peppers (no fat added)
- on small slice whole grain toast, no butter or cheese!

2 medium baked potatoes, no fat added, peel eaten
A big pile of broccoli & cauliflower, steamed
Home made cheese sauce, 1/4 c
Glass white wine

22 almonds
Small, home made, high fiber/low fat muffin with fruit
Popcorn, air popped & buttered, 1/3c
Tea, decaf
Yogurt - plain, non-fat, 3/4 cup
Banana - 1/4 of medium size
Wheat germ, 1/2 cup (mixed into yogurt with banana)

Jennifer's Menu:

I love the idea of sharing our menus with one another. Thanks Tami, for suggesting it. I will post my best day- with an overall "GPA" of 3.96. Don't be fooled! Yesterday, my "GPA" was 2.19- and I failed my alcohol intake completely, with 2 FULL glasses of wine! :) I must admit, logging into Vitabot daily takes a lot of time. And a lot of thought. I have been really excited about what I am learning from it. But the honeymoon feels like it is over. I simply do not have enough time to spend planning AND working out. With that confession, however, comes the greatest gratitude... because this program has really opened my eyes.

1 mug coffee
1/4 cup milk
3 tsp. sugar

(Since this menu planning day, I have gone to straight black coffee. An adjustment indeed. I used to use half and half. I miss it DEARLY. I can do without the sugar. But I do miss my creamy goodness.)

1 bottle RAIN soul (antioxidant drink)
2 small, homemade zucchini muffins
1 6 oz nonfat yogurt
1 banana
1/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup orange juice

1 carrot (not the baby ones... the real deal! they actually taste like carrots!)
1 celery
3 Tbsp. hummus
1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted
1/2 can tuna (dry)
3 slices avocado
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup dried apricots

1 tortilla with chicken + veggies- fajitas
1/4 cup raw, shredded spinach
1/2 cup homemade pico de gallo salsa
1 glass red wine

1 packet RAIN storm (workout recovery drink)
1/2 cup raisins
2 cups popcorn
1/4 cup almonds

I can't wait to see all of your meal planning ideas.

Oh, and FYI- because these plans are individualized, keep in mind my calorie intake is higher because I am still nursing my babe. Although, I have seldom met their suggested calorie intake... it just seems like a lot of food to get to throughout the day.

Lovin our challengers food intake

Would you be willing to share a day with us?
I think it might be helpful if we share with each other and do some blogging on it. We can all learn from each other that way.
Looking forward to it
lots of love

June 7th, Wednesday workout