I am really looking at what Ruth laid out. Not sure which is best. I have to keep in mind that summer and the school year are different and NOW is when I need to experiment, not when school starts. I know when I am not working evenings, I like the family to eat together (easier said than done sometimes). This may mean coffee in the AM, a snack at "lunch" and then dinner. I know there will be nights I have to pack my dinner and eat on the way to the PT job during the year. so, right now this is what I am playing with to see if its sustainable.
On a side note: not a fan of low calorie anything. I am making soup though because I know veggie soup is pretty low in calories and made with nourishing bone broth there is just more for the body vs. the fat free broth you buy canned. I am thinking soup is part of my life now as I can only take salads so far before I have had enough. I also want to look at the calorie per oz ratio for beef, poultry and fish although I suspect poultry and fish are less for the calories.
One horrible step at a time.. hoping this attitude improves. That 1100 is just making me cringe.
As for the movement, let me start by saying the new PT job will get that accomplished when I can not get to the Y. I walked all the isles when I swept up, stocked/straightened etc shelves, dusted etc. I was sore last night but only slightly this morning. Did I work up a sweat? yup. Working in the evening will not allow for a break since I will not work long enough for one which helps with the nighttime eating. Trust me, when I get home I just want to go to bed.