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A thread for Maintainers to share our daily menus!

(This thread is a spin-off from another thread I started that was open to all people at different stages. Meant to start this one specifically for Maintainers a while back, but am just now getting around to it ;) )

Same format applies: To help keep things in perspective for everyone, let's try to note our height & weight (or BMI), gender, weight-status & how far out we are post-op (unless this is already stated in your side profile :))

Post as little or as much info as you want. If you track macros, feel free to share your Protein, fat, & carb details...if all you feel like saying is you had a really yummy taco, that's cool too.

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Hahaha. Do you want outliers or only those maintainers who fit a certain group of specifics? :D

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Wednesday, Oct. 16 Maintenance: CW 132.0lbs/56y/F

B-3 Protein lattes (4oz Premier Protein)

B2-egg puff (egg whites, JD turkey sausage crumbles, crimini mush, power greens, garlic, o/c/rbp, ps mozzarella, sontava)

L-chicken salad lettuce cup + baby carrots + cucumbers

D-turkey meatloaf + smashed roasted cauliflower + broccoli

BS-sf popsicle

Daily Totals: No idea--haven't logged them yet.

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22 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Hahaha. Do you want outliers or only those maintainers who fit a certain group of specifics? :D

Any maintainers, really...I think it would be helpful for those who are getting their feet wet in maintenance, yes?

(Also helpful for longer-term maintainers who are running out of ideas of what to eat, and for those who need to get back on track after some slippage, and so on, and so on....LOL)

(Plus I'm fascinated by your own menus and I wanna see!!!)

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Yesterday, Tues, Oct. 15
Maintenance : 5'2" / F / 1yr PO / 115.5lbs

11:30am - salad Greens + 4oz turkey breast

2:00pm - coffee with Stevia

3:00pm - 2oz Chicharron

8:00pm - 8 chicken Wings w/ raw veggies & Blue cheese Dip + 1oz shrimp ceviche

Totals: 1682 cals - 122g protein - 15g NET carbs - 57g fat

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Today, Wed, Oct. 16
Maintenance : 5'2" / F / 1yr PO / 115.5lbs

...assuming I don't eat anything else tonite (which i'm pretty sure I won't as I am STUFFED right now), here are today's deets:

9:30am - coffee with Stevia

1:30pm - salad greens + 2.5 oz grilled chicken + 1 oz BBQ Pork

4:00pm - salad greens + 1.5 oz grilled chicken + 2 oz BBQ Pork + cashews + chilli peanuts

5:00pm - 2oz chicharron

6:00-8:00pm - salad w/ strawberry dressing + 2.5 oz grilled chicken + 1/2 a lamb kabob + 1 fudge brownie + 1 fl oz lemon square + 1 fl oz date square + 3.5 glasses of red wine

Totals: 1849 cals - 125g Protein - 97g NET carbs - 81g fat

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5 hours ago, ms.sss said:

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Yesterday, Thu, Oct. 18
Maintenance : 5'2" / F / 1yr PO / 115.0 lbs

...'twas a junky, carb-y day

10:00am - chicken broth

1:10pm - salad greens + carrots + pumpkin seeds + can of smoked oysters + seafood sauce + 1 french macaron

2:30pm - cashews + chili peanuts + half a brownie + bite of deep fried banana + handful of popcorn

7:00pm - salad greens + cashews + chili peanuts + 2 oz grilled chicken + wasabi peas + 5 chocolate covered blueberries

Totals: 2084 cals - 74g Protein - 170g NET carbs - 112g fat

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Yesterday, Thurs, Oct. 18- Maintenance: CW 132.8lbs/56y/F

B1- 3 Protein lattes Decaf (4oz PP)

B2-1 hb egg + HEB black forest ham + salad (baby spinach, cabbage, raw sauerkraut, 3zeros italian)

L-chicken salad (canned brst, grn on, dill pick, 2% cott ch, dijon) + baby carrots + Twin Peak parm garlic protein puffs

AS-chicken salad (canned brst, grn on, dill pick, 2% cott ch, dijon) + cucumber slices

D-blackened basa + shrimp + garlic broccoli + avo/tom salad

BS-almonds + 1 square Lindt 95% Dark chocolate + decaff

Daily Totals: 90g protein; 55g fat; 40g carbs; 12g fiber; 28g net carbs

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Yesterday, Fri, Oct. 18- Maintenance: CW 132.4lbs/56y/F

B1- 3 Protein lattes Decaf (4oz PP)

B2-chicken salad (canned brst, grn on, dill pick, 2% cott ch, dijon) + Psylli Chaffle

L-chicken salad (iceberg, cucumber, po, carrots, grilled chicken, 1 tbsp Grk dressing)-ate half of it

AS-chicken salad (iceberg, cucumber, po, carrots, grilled chicken, 1 tbsp Grk dressing)-ate the other half of it

D-italian sausage in marinara with parmesan + 1/4 of caesar salad no croutons + broccoli in garlic, grilled salmon no sauce

BS-BH lacey swiss + HEB black forest ham roll-up

Daily Totals: 89g protein; 57g fat; 28g carbs; 6g fiber; 22g net carbs

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2 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Yesterday, Fri, Oct. 18- Maintenance: CW 132.4lbs/56y/F

Daily Totals: 89g protein; 57g fat; 28g carbs; 6g fiber; 22g net carbs

What was the calorie count on all this?

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How much in term of cups of vegetables is everyone getting through your the day? I probably get a cup of spinach (cooked with an egg) and a half cup of steamed veggies and that’s it. I feel like I need to get more.

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Yesterday, Fri, Oct. 18
Maintenance : 5'2" / F / 1yr PO / 115.3 lbs

...the day was going pretty "healthy-ly" until friends dropped by last night with wine and amaretto.

9:00am - coffee with Stevia

12:00pm - salad greens & vinaigrette + 3.5 oz grilled chicken + 2.5 oz gala apples

4:00pm - salad greens & vinaigrette + 5 oz grilled chicken + 1 oz carrots

7:00pm - salad greens & vinaigrette + 1.5 oz grilled chicken + 1.5oz chili peanuts + 1 oz almonds + .5 cup Protein ice cream

10:00pm - 3 fl oz amaretto shots + 3 glasses red wine + charcuterie board fixin's

Totals: 2055 cals - 94g Protein - 122g NET carbs - 130g fat

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15 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

How much in term of cups of vegetables is everyone getting through your the day? I probably get a cup of spinach (cooked with an egg) and a half cup of steamed veggies and that’s it. I feel like I need to get more.

I probably (on average) get in about 1 cup of raw veggies, not including my salad greens a day.

It's hard to say how much salad greens I eat in terms of volume (they are so leafy! lol). But put it this way: the past couple weeks, I've eaten the equivalent of about 1.5 - 2 romaine hearts + 2-3 fistfuls of raw spinach (or spring mix) per day

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