May 8 – Breakfast

Started the day with an eggwhite and seasoned ham bagel. The bagel was huge. I had a hard time believing this entire meal was only 200 calories.

Also had a very pleasant surprise on the scale. Since starting last Thursday, I’m down 7.4lbs. I can hardly believe it.


End of Day Roundup

Well, I’m nearing the end of the meals I have on hand from BistroMD, so I’m trying to stretch them out until the next arrival scheduled for Wednesday.

Soon after my snack, I had the BistroMD Cookie – 150 Calories. Texture was actually a lot better than I expected, this could be a go-to for cookie cravings.

When I arrived home from work, my husband prepared dinner. I had tacos (been so craving mexican food). What I noticed tonight that I was able to fill up on less food overall. Normally I would have gone back for seconds, and I did make a point to measure everything. Also had enough energy to take the dogs for a nice long walk after dinner, which was nice.

Feeling sleepy today – my meals are currently de-frosting in the fridge for tomorrow. Pictures and totals are below.

Totals 1,720 160 68 126 2,718 22
Your Daily Goal 1,600 160 36 160 2,500 25
Remaining -120 0 -32 34 -218 3
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Fiber

If every day were like today… You’d weigh 11.5 lbs less in 5 weeks*



May 7 – Bistro MD – Lunch

Jerk Chicken with Mango Chutney… very good, very filling. I didn’t realize how hungry I was from breakfast until I started eating this.

I can’t remember the last time I had okra… and this came with a side of tomato okra stew. Very good – left me wanting more. 330 calories. (Btw, the pancakes this morning were 390!).

Having two cups of water… and then will try to postpone my snack until 2:30.


Just reordered

Ok, I decided to reorder BistroMD. I called and placed myself on re-occurring status.

That being said, I also learned that every person I refer will get a $50 credit if they say they were referred by me, and I will get a $50 credit for my order the week following.

So, if any of these posts has piqued your interest, and made you decide that you want to have BistroMD delivered – consider this my referral. We both benefit and hopefully will keep on losing weight together.

Send me a message at sonyasfoodblog <AT>, as you will need to have my name to be referred.

After Dinner Snack and End of Day post

Ended the day with a “Mint Chocolate” Bar. Unlabelled package, but a quick web search makes me believe it has about 160 calories.

End of day calorie totals are below. A bit lower than I expected to go, but most of the hunger pangs were gone today. I also ate breakfast much later due to sleeping in.

Water intake wasn’t great, so I’ll work on that before bed to at least get me to 7 cups. I banked one of the protein snacks provided by Bistro MD, but provided one of my own. End total is 2 protein snacks, one added fruit. Still getting about 10-20 less protein grams than I would like. But considering I usually hit 69 or so when eating on my own, the totals are not bad.

This is also the first day I can remember coming in under my sodium goal!

Totals 1,232 133 32 111 2,081 24
Your Daily Goal 1,600 160 36 160 2,500 25
Remaining 368 27 4 49 419 1
Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Fiber

If every day were like today… You’d weigh 15.5lbs less in 5 weeks*



May 6 Bistro MD Dinner

Tonight’s meal – Chicken Breast Stuffed with Brown & Wild Rice.

I forgot what dinner was going to be earlier and as my husband called out what was in the fridge, I said something like “gee, that sounds bland.” However, the packaging describes this dish as: “Grilled and oven-roasted chicken breast stuffed with brown and wild rice, served with baby peas and shoestring carrots. ratatouille and roasted-chicken demi-glace.”

So, my interest is now piqued a bit more. This dinner has to compare with what my husband is having as this is the first night he is cooking a warm meal for himself and not warming something else up in the microwave.

I think it will, just because insert processed cheez name here is in the title. I’m not a fan of processed cheese in any fashion, and hopefully won’t be tempted tonight.

I didn’t have my morning snacks today because I was up later than expected. The chicken dish has 330 calories, but 760mg of sodium. This is the highest sodium content I’ve seen in a BistroMD meal so far. Others have been as low as 80mg. Also for dinner, instead of a fruit, I’m adding 1/2 of a sweet potato to the meal, bringing the total calories to 465. I will bypass the butter, but considering adding a bit of cinnamon.


Well, I didn’t end up eating the sweet potato as it ended up on the floor. I guess that’s a sign. The meal itself was very filling, the stuffing very  slightly hinted of garlic. The chicken had grill lines, and actually tasted grilled. It had a great texture. No gristle or anything else  you wouldn’t want to find in a prepared meal.  Another excellent dinner.



May 6 Bistro MD Lunch

Turkey Salisbury Steak with French Cut Green Beans & Cauliflower puree.

Overall, a good but awkward meal. I followed the heating instructions (3 minutes if defrosted)- which worked for the veggies. Took a bite of the “steak” and it was still cool. I cut it in half, warmed the meal for another minute. It felt fine, but immediately cooled down once I took my seat.

I didn’t want to reheat the entire meal again since the veggies were perfectly cooked and would have dried to nothingness.I ended up eating the veggies, then reheating the “steak” another minute.

I actually find it hard to believe that it was only 240 calories, and as filling as it was.

A little frustrating to cook, but I’d eat it again. This might work better as a turkey meatballs concept so reheating is more even…