10.01.2014

What I Eat.

I'm doing a 4 Week Challenge for the month of October - here's my starting stats. 168 pounds.
I'm testing out how a smaller group will go - so stay tuned for future challenges. If you would like in my original Facebook group leave your email address in a comment and I will add you.

You know those people who quit smoking and become the annoying 'you KNOW how bad that is for you' people? That's kinda like me and flexible dieting, I have to literally restrain myself when people tell me they eat 1400 calories a day. I know, I'm so annoying, but I get it - I've eaten less and moved more, but to the point where it sucked. There were nights I went to bed hungry or went to bed early so I wouldn't eat any more. Who wants to live that way? 

I actually hate it when people ask me, 'oh what kind of diet are you doing?' cause the answer is confusing and long - I usually get a lot of blank stares and a smile::nod. I need to just say I count my calories, cause I do in a way, just in more detail. 

My goal in life is to teach y'all that you can eat more, move more, and lose weight all while not feeling deprived. I know some of you label me a 'healthy living blogger' which is defined as "As it applies to individuals, healthy living is the practice of health enhancing behaviors, or put simply, living in healthy ways. It implies the physical, mental and spiritual capacity to make healthy choices."

Nowhere in this statement does it say you can't have sugar, or soda, or carbs. Those are all personal choices you make. In my world healthy living is everything in moderation. I occasionally have a Diet Coke, I eat at least 1 cookie a day, I eat a shit ton of carbs, but I also eat a shit ton of protein.  I've come to really hate the term 'clean eating' - it's so vague and it really irks me when people are so judgmental of other peoples food.


Now - I obviously sweat a lot so that means I get to eat a lot, I probably will be depressed after my marathon when I have to lower my carbs. Anyways - here's a snapshot into my day.

Preworkout from Pretty Fit - Balance Bar


Blonde Roast with SF Vanilla and Creamer [need those fats!]


I love me some cereal!

Someone sent me this and it tastes FREAKING AMAZING! [find here] 15g of Protein, 1g Carbs, 0g Fats.


Double servings of everything!

Lay's are my indulgence right now, FlatOut Sammy with Turkey with mayo.

Always with the bubba mug to get in all the water!

I love these cookies from The Cookie Department - super soft and yummy. It's a guilt free cookie!
Whole Wheat noodle spaghetti.





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113 comments :

  1. allison.sullivan91@gmail.com

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    1. I dunno, guess I just wasn't in the mood for them yesterday :) Usually I get the most veggies in at dinner with a lean protein, but some one else made dinner for me last night.

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  3. That's so comforting to know that you eat like that and still lose weight! How many calories do you normally burn a day?
    Please add me to your FB.... amy7363@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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    1. Depends on my workout but anywhere from 800-2000

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  5. "Ladies - calm down!'... ummm, PERFECT!!

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  6. sayhellotoivy@gmail.com - and the "Ladies - calm down" graphic is my new favorite thing. Seriously, girls - different people eat different stuff.

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  7. Rhondadoan1@gmail Question. Is your top and shaw and where did you get it??? Love it.

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    1. http://www.pinkslateboutique.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=lastingimpressionskimono

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  8. Definitely interested !!!! sandrine0982@hotmail.com

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  9. Pls add me, Sara Nidiffer email is saranidiffer@hotmail.com

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  10. What app are you using to track your foods? Are you still using my fitness pal to track?

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  11. What is the best way to figure out how many calories you should be eating to lose weight while working out??

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  12. Please add me to the group...dianesawyermetz@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  13. Kathykins56@gmail.com

    I started following TDEE/IIFYM and it has been a complete game changer

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  14. Fitbyjordan@hotmail.com

    I had a miscarriage this summer and I gained about 40 pounds with emotional eating, October is my month to get back on track!

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  15. Pls add me: sarahrenaye@yahoo.com

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  16. Love to be added! Megsellner@gmail.com

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  18. I love your blog and look forward to it everyday :) erinb@newcentag.com

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  19. I really appreciate this. I know several fitness professionals and they are always posting things on Facebook like, "Did you know that a pumpkin spice latte has almost as many calories as a Big Mac?" Yes, I get it, pumpkin spice lattes aren't good for you but I drink maybe 3 a year so lay off!

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    1. hahaha - so much pumpkin hating!

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    2. [Not sure where my original comment went, sorry if I post this twice]

      Yes, to all this! Just think about it for a minute, how many 80-90 year olds do you know that are overweight/obese? Not many and yet notice that theshe 80/90 y/o don't eat only veggies with chicken/fish. They have bacon, biscuits and jam and coffee with real cream and sugar for breakfast. Moderation is key, common sense doesnt have to be a super power people.

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  20. Keridani@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks for being real, honest, and to show people how to relax a little bit! You want to lose weight and have a cookie... Ok great run or work out for it! I love it and enjoy your blogs!

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  21. Katieyokum@gmail.com
    You are kicking ass!

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  22. Can I ask how tall you are? I love seeing people's measurements, but I never can tell how tall they are!

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    1. It's suppose to be pretty_inpink03@yahoo.com

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  24. I love your make-up (and your outfit) in your selfie. :-)

    PS. How do you get away with wearing dainty jewelry with Aiden???? I've pretty much given up on it. Heck, I only wear heels on the days I know I can go to work and come home and change before I have to carry him anywhere!

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    1. I take it off asap! hahha -he sticks everything in his mouth!

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  25. Add me please! Johnsona519@gmail.com

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  26. You are looking great girl! I'm trying to convince the girl that's working out with me that it's okay to eat a little bit of junk food. She's kind of confused since she is newly starting out. I'm not sure I convinced her yet but let's hope she sees the light soon!!!

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  27. Add me please! I started weight watchers a few weeks back but I really am interesting in learning more about this! mommyski@gmail.com Thank you for helping us all learn :)

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  28. Please add me. bamlp04@hotmail.com

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  29. I would love to be added court4991@gmail.com

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  30. Add me, please :) jbblueeyes0825@aol.com

    Thanks!

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  31. I think I need a food scale so I can measure out my food and get the correct nutrition for my training. I'm doing 2 half marathons this year, which is crazy since I've done zero half marathons so far. Do you mind adding me into your facebook group? my facebook is: endisfrozen@yahoo.com

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  32. I would love to be added jessicamccann@outlook.com also this is probably a lame question, but how EXACTLY do you order that starbucks? I'd like to try it. but I know they need to know how much of the syrup and cream right?

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    1. I go in and order a SF vanilla blonde with room - then I pour my own cream and one time I weighed it so I would know what 2 tablespoon looked like and I just do that every time. Sometimes I wait and put creamer in once I get to work. You don't need to stress as long as you get close you'll be fine!

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  33. I enjoyed seeing your menu plan- thank you for sharing. Everyone's days are different and sometimes life happens. I love that it's real and not starving. I always struggle with if I should eat back my calories. Seeing this, especially seeing you still had 90 cals left- you do eat back your cals. Good info to have! :) Thanks SM!

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  34. Ive tried iifym. I feel clueless. Im always over on protein and under carbs. I dont workout anything compared you so my carbs are kind of low. Im also not losing weight counting calories. Starving at 1200 and 1500 a day. Whine whine whine. Lol Thanks for another great blog post.

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  36. dcduber at gmail dot com
    Thanks for the add!

    Tried IIFYM for 2 months and couldn't find my groove, went back to WW for now.

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  37. Please add me!! I need some motivation.
    acoomer02@yahoo.com

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  38. Commented earlier and forgot my email address....
    Awoodrum814@gmail.com

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  39. I would love to do one of your challenges but I do not have a facebook (i know, gasp! lol). do you have any other way of allowing people to join?

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  40. Love reading your blog!

    laura.carmel@hotmail.com

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  41. Thank you! elaine.vaughn@gmail.com

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  42. Hi Meg! Thanks for sharing a look into what you eat for a day. I have a quick question for you that I hope you'll answer...I am also following IIFYM, and I consume close to 1900 calories a day with 120g of carbs and 170g of protein. I workout 5 days a week doing circuit training with dumbbell and body weight exercises with cardio breaks in between for about an hour each day. My muscles are constantly achy and sore, to the point where I am downright stiff and unable to move normally in the mornings...do you believe that if I increased my carbs it might help with the muscle aches or does one not have anything to do with the other? I am currently taking about 4 catalyst pills a day hoping it might help, but nothing yet. Please help if you can. Thanks - Alli

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  43. becgirl187@aol.com I so look forward to your instagram posts and blog posts :) You are looking great momma!!!

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  44. bmw0029@gmail.com I use MFP as well and love it. It's how I lost 60 pounds before and now I'm at 40 pounds lost after my 2nd baby. I always get questions on how I did and I always tell them.. it's moderation. I don't ever completely eliminate something from my diet. I just stay in my calorie range and make healthy choices. Oh and exercise... there is that as well :)

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  45. Would love to be added. M.l.kwasny84@gmail.com

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  46. Petestulipbug@yahoo.com thank you

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  47. Thank you for posting this! I feel of the IIFYM wagon a couple of weeks ago and for some reason haven't found the drive and motivation to get back on. Which is stupid because i know it works. I still struggle with tracking all of the time. By the way i would love to be added to your group. suitedreamer@gmail.com

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  48. I would love to be added to your group!
    princesshutch@carolina.rr.com

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  49. I would like to be added to your group: christycox30@msn.com

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  50. I would love to be added! I'm just beginning my long journey to fitness!

    Kristieallen1999@gmail.com

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  51. Please add me to your Facebook group. My email address is bhmbrown@gmail.com. I need some accountability to me getting back my body, mind, and soul!!!! My 10 month old doesn't need to see his momma struggle when I am 26 years old. I don't want to turn my insulin intolerance into type 2 diabetes and have to be on medication the rest of my life.

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  52. I know I am SUPER late, but I'd love to be added. Thanks!

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