Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ham Day

I don't know why but every meal today consisted of ham. It wasn't planned today.  Breakfast, there was ham and egg beaters in the burrito filling.  I ate part of a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch.  And I had a ham in the crockpot for dinner.  Ham day.  Probably lots of salt.  Maybe tomorrow I'll nix meat all together.  I ate way to much meat today.

Today's Eats:

Breakfast Burrito = 200
Chicken Caesar Salad = 500
      1/2 the dressing or less, no croutons,
1/2 ham & cheese sandwich = 250
Ham 6 oz = 300
1/2 cup Mashed Potatoes = 120
Green beans = 30
1/2 chocolate mint bar = 50

Total: 1450 calories
Water: barely enough

Went over on calories.  I didn't do this to "jump start" my metabolism. I believe that every few WEEKS or like once a month, to have a 1600 calorie day is fairly good.  Your body gets used to processing 1200 calories, then you throw in a higher amount and it says "Hey, I wasn't expecting that!" So it kicks it up a bit.  I don't think that doing that weekly is going to make any difference.  So I don't plan to. I committed to the 1200 calories and I am going to stick with it. I plan to make up my overage in calories this week. 

I had the caesar salad at Sams Club which claims to be between 700 - 800 calories.  I nixed the croutons, that must have saved 100 calories. I ate less than 1/2 the dressing, I also took off some cheese.  Can't really tasted it anyways. I figure about 500 calories. I don't really know.  Good chance it was less. I could have done without the 1/2 ham sandwich.

Came home to a delicious ham in the crock pot.  Just had a small scoop of mashed potatoes. I could have done without that too.  Then I topped it off with 1/2 of a new granola bar I bought.  They are chocolate mint and 100 calories, I wanted to try them, so I split it with the daughter.  They are okay but won't be tempting me to eat them.


  1. I like ham a lot--generally have bought the extra lean that's 100 cals for 3 oz--but my body does not handle the sodium well anymore. Age, I guess, so I have cut back a lot. I use to have ham nearly every day years ago--younger days--then a couple to three times a week (breakfast and a lunch sandwich). Now, much less. I bloat after and I hate that. But I do love me some ham...

    Focus on potassium rich stuff the rest of the week. Between the ham and the cheeses, you racked up a lot of sodium. Maybe throw in some sweet potato and more tomatoes and some kiwi and catanloupe and banana in there to balance things out.


  2. I had a lot of pork yesterday. Canadian Bacon on my homemade McMuffin and then we had pork tender loin in the crockpot. It was so yummy I had more as a snack later.

  3. Allan's gonna chew your butt... Allan's gonna chew your butt....Just kidding. You've done so well, I suppose days like that are going to happen.
    I miss ham, been awhile. Keep up the great work Debbbi.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  4. I love ham, especially in eggs! It is high sodium though. I like princess' suggestions- I'll be using them myself today!

  5. I love ham... when you mash potatos use red bliss... they are better for you and leave the skin on..


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