BMR 1724 + exercise 367 = 2091 - 350 = 1741 food budget
Pre-breakfast: 2 tea biscuits (32)
Breakfast: oatmeal w/ banana (244)
AM Snacks: crispix (110), jello (90), 2 tea biscuits (32)
Lunch: tuna-veggie pasta salad (364), slice of bread (70)
PM Snacks: more crispix (160), saltines (60), half pita (60), large gumdrop (45)
Dinner: baked chicken breast (142), herbed baked potatoes (170)
Dessert/Late Snacks: 2 slices Norwegian Apple Pan Pie w/o the nuts (250)
Drinks: 5 cups teeccino w/ stevia & nondairy creamer (50), 3 glasses water = 80oz
Food & drinks total: 1879
45 min shoveling frozen snow and breaking up ice = 259
45 min hatha yoga = 108 (I did yoga 2 days in a row! I'm excited! Hehe.)
I weighed in this morning, and I was back at 125. (Woohoo!) So obviously my problem was pill-related water retention and not actual weight gain - this was my first month on the bc pill, I had no idea it would do that... now I know.
I no longer have any idea what I'm doing calorie-wise. Haha. I figure I'm going to just figure up my BMR every day as a general guideline... I really don't necessarily care if I meet it or not, but having a guideline and counting helps stop me from binging all day & eating 5000 calories - which is really my goal, I don't want to go back there.