Yeah, my wife takes pretty good care of me food-wise, and she’s working on cutting weight with me (she wants to get from about 120# that she’s at now to 108#, I think). As far as challenge goals, my initial goal was to hit 180#, but ultimately I want to get my abs back, and as I progress I’ve come to the realization that I’ll probably have to go lower than that to get a 6-pack. It looks like I’m on track to hit 180# some time in April, though, so I’ll have time to keep cutting if necessary. When I weighed 170# in my early 40’s during my Crossfit phase I had most of a 6-pack, and I’m carrying more muscle now, so I think 175# will get me the abs I want to see.
2/23/19 food for today
Breakfast: Shake = 1 cup whole milk, 1 large egg, 1 scoop quick oats, 1 1/2 scoop protein powder. 2 medjool dates.
Lunch: The rest of the leftover homemade chicken fajita bowl = chicken breast, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, black beans, corn, cheese. Less than a half serving was left of that, so I finished the rest of the wife’s J. Gilbert food after she ate her leftovers for lunch = 1/4 of a crab cake, about 1 oz of filet mignon, and a little bit of Brussels sprouts.
Snack: 1 cafe latte (4 oz whole milk). 1 serving (1/2 cup) of caramel popcorn with peanuts (moose munch) = 200 calories. It’s amazing how little of this stuff it takes to hit 200 calories.
Dinner: 2 broiled pork chops. Braised snap peas. Steamed carrots.
Bedtime: 1 scoop protein powder with creatine.
Totals for today 2059 calories, 190g protein, 154g carbs, 67g fat. 131 calories below baseline. Macros were good today, except way too many of my carbs (85g) was sugar, between the dates with breakfast and the moose munch for a snack. Polished off all the leftovers in the fridge today, then made a whole batch of pork chops, so we have leftovers for another meal from that. The pork chops were excellent, as were the snap peas. The carrots were carrots.