Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back in the Kitchen!

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In other news – I have been asked for years to get this started – the Hattiesburg Multisport Club. So this Thursday, 6PM at the Keg & Barrel will be the first ever meeting. This meeting will really just be a feeler to know what YOU want in a triathlon club. I don’t know if there will be 7 or 70 people but please bring your ideas! This club will not be successful unless people are willing to participate. Ben (who puts on the former Eagleman Triathlon – now called the Mighty Magnolia) has registered the name H.A.M.R. (Hattiesburg Area Multisport and Racing) with USAT and I have put up a rudimentary website – http://hattiesburgmultisport.com/. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas – shoot me an email – james AT hattiesburgmultisport.com .

Back to the diet:

I knew this was going to happen – I got off of the diet program this weekend. We had a running club meeting and – well, there was bar-b-queue, tons of sides and Bops (frozen custard) with waffle cone bowls. I thought I was doing okay but I got so many comments about – we will have to hear about how many pounds he gained on the blog tomorrow. Well, I did put back on all of the weight from the kickstart last week. But, that always happens on the weekends. That even happens if I follow a plan. You see, the weekends are usually bigger exercise days and for whatever reason I put on a couple of pounds just working out. The pounds will fall back off in the next day or two.

Kitchen disaster!

Assembly line style!

Kitchen scale - I weigh everything!

More salad - cucumbers from the farmers market.

The finished product.

I had my five 400 calorie MUFA loaded meals today and they were great. I was not hungry at all – I was just eating by the clock. Tonight, after work I got busy in the kitchen. I started preparing about a dozen meals for the rest of the week. I made 3 breakfasts consisting of 2 egg farm fresh omelets, 3 grilled chicken spinach salads, 2 ham sandwiches, 3 half natural peanut butter sandwiches for snacks, 4 containers of sliced yellow and red peppers. This should be a good start. For dinner I will be having grilled chicken spinach salads or grilled chicken with sweet potatoes. I am enjoying the variety!


Luke said...

I may have missed it in an older post, but what does MUFA stand for?

Francine said...


Caratunk Girl said...

Love how you prep everything so well! Keep posting what you are eating because you are giving me tons of ideas. Love it.

TRI-james said...

Monounsaturated Fats

Monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) while increasing HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). Nuts including peanuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios, avocado, canola and olive oil are high in MUFAs. MUFAs have also been found to help in weight loss, particularly body fat.

Matty O said...

Man, your kitchen looks like ours when we are dieting! My wife loves to weigh out all of her foods too. I go by feel :)

We also allow an "american" day on the weekends. I feel this is the only way I can diet throughout the week. Typically its only one meal too that we bonk on.

Love the website James, very well laid out (as to be expected from you) and covers all the serious topics! Good luck hope its a great turnout!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

The prep work is the hard part...not sticking to the food plan...that is my thoughts at least. Crazy that I am already looking forward to my next weigh in on Sunday. Now that is INSANE!

Jon said...


Lindsay said...

Way to go! That all looks so yummy!

Barbie said...

That all looks so delicious. Preparing in advance is always a good thing.