What I Ate Wednesday… Getting Lean

Hello, friends!  Thank you so much for your lovely responses to my heartfelt post yesterday.  I appreciate you so very much.  I thought you might enjoy seeing what I’m actually eating these days in my “cutting” diet.  It may not seem like much of a cut…and I realise I’m very lucky to have a wondrous metabolism that lets me lose weight on 2000 calories a day.  I’m not gonna question it, I’m just gonna enjoy it while it lasts… because tomorrow is check-in day and who knows, the cuts may get deeper.

I have some variation of oatmeal every day, and this time it was “carrot cake” oats with shredded carrots, vanilla protein powder, powdered peanut butter, cinnamon, ginger, & nutmeg.  I topped it with sunbutter & pineapple.  Oatmeal fills me up like no other breakfast.

I practice facing away from the mirrors these days… since I won’t be able to look in the mirror on show day!

After breakfast I did 30 minutes of cardio, followed by an hour of posing practice, followed by my upper body circuit, which combines upper body exercises and cardio.  It takes about 50 minutes.  Needless to say, I’m pretty hungry afterwards!

My morning snack was a big smoothie with spinach, frozen pineapple & papaya, vanilla protein powder, spirulina, coconut water, & almond milk.

I also had 2 sweet potato brownies topped with “protein frosting” (powdered peanut butter, protein powder, & almond milk- makes such a creamy frosting!), and some fresh papaya.  Then I headed off to Bible study.

Lunch was a big salad with leftover roasted chicken, green beans, tomatoes, & hard boiled egg whites. I dressed it with Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, & lemon juice.  On the side I had a big baked sweet potato with sunbutter & cinnamon.

I’m still never too hungry for my afternoon snack, but I eat it anyway because I know I can’t last until dinner without it.  This time it was hard boiled egg whites, roasted pumpkin, apple slices with peanut butter, & rice cakes. My food is pretty simple these days just to make sure I don’t have any stomach issues.

Dinner was seared tuna (I put Dijon on top… it’s my new favourite condiment), along with brown rice and sautéed bok choy.  I also had a sweet potato brownie for dessert but forgot to take a picture of it.  This was overall a bit less than 2000 calories… but better under than over at this point in the game.

Happy hump day, friends!

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