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Saturday June 26, 2010

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 30.5

1 special k bar, 2 points - 23
1 Activia light yogurt, 1 point - 22
1/2 cup blueberries, .5 points - 21.5

1 100 calorie pack cheezits, 2 points - 19.5

2 cups romaine, 0 points - 19.5
1/4 cup reduced fat cheddar, 2 points - 17.5
1/2 cup salsa, 0 points - 17.5
1/2 serving grilled chicken, .5 points - 17
tortilla chips, 3 points - 14

1 cupcake, 8 points - 6
brown rice chips, 6 points - 0

2 cups chicken with broccoli, 4 points - 0/26.5
1 cup white rice, 4 points - 0/22.5

2 Edy's fruit bars, 2 points - 20.5

I did a heck of a lot of snacking today. I think it was boredom. My work day was excrutiatingly slow, causing me to become very lazy. When I got home, I pretty much flopped in the recliner and watched movies. Most of my snacking was done at work though. I hate, hate, hate slow days. Grrrr.

Friday June 25, 2010

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points total: 35

1 Special k bar, 2 points - 23
1 Activia Light yogurt, 1 point - 22
1/2 cup blueberries, .5 points - 21.5

2 cups romaine, 0 points - 21.5
1/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella, 2 points - 19.5
2 tbsp light caesar dressing, 2 points - 17.5
11/2 tbsp bacon bits, 1 point - 16.5
1 cup watermelon, 1 point - 15.5

2 light beers, 4 points - 13.5
1 slice bruschetta, 3 points - 10.5
mussels, diablo style, 5 points - 5.5
1 slice mozzarella and tomato pizza, 6 points - 0/34.5
1 tilapia finger, 2 points - 0/32.5
1 chicken tender, 2 points - 0/30.5
*These are estimates based on the Complete Food Companion.

Share a Spoon: Oreo Balls (teeheehee)

I have really been slacking on my tracking for the past two days. Honestly, I can't even remember what I ate on Wednesday. Fail.
Today (Thursday), there was a very unfortunate TOM induced Taco Bell incident which I won't go into in any detail. Let's just move on, shall we?
So, my points for today were all used up and my weekly points remain intact. I didn't eat anything really nutritional and I didn't exercise, unless you count going up and down the stairs to check on the pup during her play date with a much younger husky. I totally count that, by the way.

Anyway, I'm really here to participate in Share a Spoon. This is Think Tank Momma's weekly thing and I love it. Especially this week, because it's dessert. Dessert is what I live for. You should go here to check it out.
Have I mentioned my cupcake addiction? Yeah. It's a real thing.
Don't judge me.
I have tons of dessert recipes, but this one is a favorite. It's so easy to make and it's a Fat Club recipe, so that's a win. It satisfies my candy craving along with my ice cream craving. I suffer from both pretty much 24/7.
I hope you like it. I can't wait to check out all the other dessert recipes this week.

Oreo Balls
(only slightly as dirty as it sounds)
1 8oz package fat free cream cheese
4 cups crushed Oreos (1 lb 12 oz pkg)
2 cups chocolate baking chips
1 tbsp shortening (optional)
Beat the cream cheese on high until light and fluffy. Add the cookies and beat until well combined. Refrigerate for 2 hours until chilled enough to roll. Roll into 1 inch balls.
Over a double broiler, melt the chips and shortening until smooth. Dip balls into the mixture and thoroughly coat. Place on wax paper to harden. Store in the refrigerator.
If you are counting points, these are 2 points each.

I may actually make these tonight because I'm craving them now.
I also want to try that luscious berry cobbler that Think Tank Momma shared. Mmmm.

Weigh in

I'm a day late with my weigh in. Oops.
I'm not sure whether to be happy about my results or not. I expected a little gain while on vacation. That part didn't shock me. You eat seafood and fried food for a week and of course, you are going to gain weight.
Last week's pre-vacation weigh in was 195.2. I actually made my 5 pound mark.
My post vacation weigh in is...197.4. That's a 2.2 pound gain.
Not too shabby.
I'm perfectly okay with that.
My goals for this post-vacation week are:
*Track, track, track!
*Exercise at least 3 days (Slim in 6)
*Increase fruit and veggie intake after having slacked on that all week.
No problem.
I've got this.
How about you?

Monday June 21, 2010

Daily points target: 25
Weekly points allowance: I'm skipping them because I haven't been tracking all week. You know, vacation and all. :)

1 Special K cereal bar, 2 points - 23
1 Activia light vanilla yogurt, 1 point - 22
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh and yummy), .5 - 21.5

30g cheddar rice cakes, 2 points - 19.5

1.5oz chicken, 1 point - 18.5
1/3 cup WW cheddar cheese, 2 points - 16.5
salsa, 0 points - 16.5
2 cups lettuce, 0 points - 16.5
1 cup watermelon, 1 point - 15.5

tortilla chips, 12 points - 3.5
salsa, 0 points - 3.5
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, 2 points - 1.5

1 Edy's fruit bar, 1 point - .5

Vacation is over.

Hi peeps!
I'm back from vacation. I just spent a week at the beach with family and friends and I am completely de-stressed.
If you have never been to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, you have to know that temptation is everywhere. The seafood is to die for. Most things come with cheese and gravy and just about everything tastes better with a nice cold beer.
For example, this is one of the menu items of my favorite hangout down there:

That is a Crab Club. It's a fried crab cake and a fried soft shell crab stacked club style with lettuce, tomato, mayo and of course, bacon.
I did not partake of this heavenly sandwich but MB did.

Here's what I did partake of during my week of vacation -
Monday - tacos for lunch
- hot dogs on the beach for dinner.
Tuesday - fiber one bar for breakfast
- crab dip with a salad and 1 light beer for lunch
- crab cake and 8oz sirloin with salad and garlic potatoes for dinner with
2 light beers
Wednesday - fiber one bar for breakfast
- hot dog grilled on the beach and brown rice chips for lunch
- chicken with broccoli and white rice and 1 california roll for dinner
- 2 mixed rum drinks for after dinner
Thursday - fiber one bar for breakfast
- tuna sub with homeade chips for lunch
- small hot fudge sundae for dessert
- 2 slices pizza for dinner
Friday - 2 slices white toast with peanut butter and orange juice for breakfast
- brown rice chips for lunch
- 1/2 serving crab dip, salad, pork chop with mushroom crab sage cream sauce
and 1 Orange Crush for dinner
Saturday - 1 sirloin steak salad with baked sweet potato for lunch
- saltines for dinner after The Beast (migraine) subsided (1:30am)
Sunday - 1 strawberry jello for breakfast (migraines make you eat weird things)
- 3 tacos for lunch
- frozen pizza for dinner

I drank tons of water this week while soaking up the sun on the beach. As for my other goals for the week, I did okay. When I drank beer, it was light beer. I walked the pup one time around the neighborhood (approx 1 mile) and 2 times on the beach. I ate salad with pretty much every meal. I ate the snacks that I packed along with some of The Feeder's fruit.
Overall, I don't think I strayed too far. The scale will tell. But, I feel good about the choices I made. I ate the foods I love but did not over indulge.
This week, it's back to daily posting and tracking points. I'm ready to start exercising again too. Spending the majority of your time in a bathing suit is excellent motivation. I highly suggest it.