My Plate

Biggest Loser

Yesterday was my first nutrition meeting of the Biggest Loser Challenge. Basically, the dietician just went over the new My Plate that recently replaced the food pyramid. We weren’t given an exact daily calorie count to follow. Instead, she said we should focus on eating the proper portion sizes and getting in the recommended daily serving of fruits, veggies, grain, dairy, and protein.

I still plan on sticking to my normal 1200-1500 calories per day (higher on the weekends, because I get crazy!), and we’re supposed to turn our food journal in weekly. Maybe this will help with my weekend eating, since I usually giving up writing down what I eat around Saturday afternoon.

After the nutrition class, we had a 5k prep. I thought that we’d start off with some walking and jogging intervals. Nope. We were all supposed to run a mile and then get our time recorded. This was pretty easy for me, but not as easy for a lot of people, which is why I thought we’d ease into it. The instructor did say that we’d be doing walk/run intervals next time.

That mile was the only time I ever came in second place while running in my life. Normally, I’m near end of the pack of runners. The girl who finished before me was speedy. I finished close behind her with a time of 10:08. Now, only if I could maintain that during a 5k.

We all waited for the last lady to finish walking the mile and went to cheer her on. I love how this group of people is so supportive already. Then, I rode my bike home. I like riding my bike, but I hate crossing the busy streets.

Yesterday, we also spent most of the morning at the doctor’s office. I forgave the doctor for making us wait for over an hour when I found this:

They were even sugar-free, which makes me happy. Waiting makes my not happy.


This morning, I had Kashi oatmeal for breakfast, topped with seven blueberries.

Yes, just seven blueberries. Trust me, it would have been more, but there were only seven decent blueberries in the whole container of blueberries. The rest were old, yucky, and squishy.

Since we’re in desperate need of produce, the kids and I headed to the store to buy some. We bought grapefruits, apples, watermelon, brussels sprouts, broccoli, red peppers, and spinach.

I also found this cranberry almond Greek yogurt bar to try. I can’t wait to try it out.

Questions of the day:

  • Do you follow the servings on the My Plate?
  • How long is too long to wait at the doctor?
  • How often do you buy produce?


Filed under Biggest Loser, Breakfast, Fitness, Working Out

12 Responses to My Plate

  1. Melissa Woollard

    I buy produce 1-2 times a week. We go through a lot of fruit and veggies!

  2. You totally can train to keep up a 10 minute mile pace for a 5k!!!
    And ugh, waiting at the doctor’s is the worst. If you have a 4 pm appointment but sit in the room for an hour waiting for them to grace you with their presence…ugh, they should just make the appointment for 5!

    • That’s why I thought about the doctor too- why not just make my appointment later so I don’t have to wait with two very active kids! I understand they get backed up, but an hour wait and then more time with the doctor is crazy!   I’m going to try to train for minute mile pace! I lose steam pretty quickly!

  3. FoodFaithFitness (@FoodFaithFitnes)

    I’ve only waited more than 5 minutes ONCE at my kids dr. I have to get produce 2-3 times per week! DH eats 3 apples per day!

  4. I once waited over an hour for a doctor. I was pissed. I think waiting 15 minutes is okay, but other than that.

    I buy produce twice a week.

  5. Fit Minded Mom

    I usually stock up on fresh produce once per week. Once we go through that I move on to the frozen stuff!

    I despise waiting at the Dr. office. It is actually one of my pet peeves. I will usually wait no more than 15 minutes before I start asking when we will be seen. I am a super prompt person and I expect it from everyone else as well. I just think it is rude to take someones time for granted.

  6. I buy produce once a week. It is hard to get to the store otherwise.

  7. I buy my produce every day, or every other day.. I only have to walk to my nearest corner though to buy it from my produce stand guy. And green beans just came into season here!!! <3 <3 <3

    I may have commented about this, but I love seeing the contents of other people's shopping carts.. I think it's interesting to see what people choose to buy.

    Also, I recently tried a very delicious and good-for-you cereal/protein bar. You may like 'em too. The dark chocolate + almonds + cranberries is so yummy! They're called NuGo Free bars, and they're gluten and dairy free. Om nom nom!

  8. Chet Azzarito

    I love the taste of grapefruit simply because it is sweet. Grapefruit is additionally a fruit that provides so many health advantages.”:”.” Yours truly healthcare conditions blog site

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