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Eats for Saturday 10/2/10

I had a lot of points left over today. When I first tallied it up, I forgot to count the chicken in my salad so I had 10 points left over. Wow! 7.5 is still pretty high.
I really was full after I ate my dinner though.
I could've probably snacked on something while catching up on SVU at midnight.
But, I didn't.
And that's okay.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 24

I slept in. There was no breakfast to be had.

1/2 cup white rice, 2 pts - 23
1/2 cup chicken and broccoli, 1 pt - 22
1 unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 22

1 large Honeycrisp apple, 2 pts - 20

1 cup WW vegetable soup with 1 tsp parmesan cheese, 1 pt - 19
10 saltine crackers, 2 pts - 17
2 cups salad greens with 1/2 cup chicken, 2.5 pts - 14.5
1 tsp parmesan cheese, 1 pt - 13.5
2 tbsps caesar dressing, 5 pts - 8.5
1 1/2 tbsp bacon bits, 1 pt - 7.5
4 glasses of water with Lipton tea mix in, 0 pts - 7.5

Total points used: 17.5
Weekly points remaining: 24
Fruit/veggie servings: 5
Water servings: 5

Thought for the day:
SVU is a really good show. This season is kicking some serious butt!

Eats for Friday 10/1/10

I had a blizzard today.

I know. I'm an awful person.

I won't even try and explain it to you. If you want to know what led to the diet debauchery, go here to read all about it.

I'm only human, peeps.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 34

1/2 activia light yogurt with blueberries, 1 pt - 24

1 lean cut of steak, 5 pts - 19
1 cup mushrooms, 0 pts - 19
1 unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 19

Day Three C25K: 2.4 miles covered, 20 minutes heavy cardio, 20 minutes cool
down walking at a light pace, +4 pts - 23
1/2 cup white rice, 2 pts - 21
1/2 cup chicken and broccoli, 1 pt - 20
1 egg roll, 5 pts - 15
1 unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 15

1 large peanut butter cup blizzard from DQ, 25 pts - 0/24
1 glass ice water, 0 pts - 0/24

Total points used: 39
Total exercise points earned: 4
Weekly points remaining: 24
Fruit/veggie servings: 1?
Water intake: 3

Thought for the day:
Sometimes you just have to give in to the craving (sigh).

Eats for Thursday 9/30/10

Daily points allowance: 25
I have to tell you that MB and I both really wanted ice cream last night. It was raining it's buns off and we both got home late (midnight) and were craving something sweet. I'm so proud of us for resisting. I should probably thank the weather, in all honesty. Neither of us wanted ice cream badly enough to get soaking wet for it!
It's still a victory in my eyes.
I've been known to brave a blizzard for a really good sundae.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 34

None - I slept in today. :)

1 cup pasta, 4 pts - 21
1/4 cup light alfredo sauce, 3 pts - 18
1 cup asparagus sauteed with garlic and butter, 1 pt - 17
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 17

1 apple, 2 pts - 15

Salad greens with caesar dressing and grated parmesan 6 pts - 9
1 yogurt, 2 pts - 7
56 oz water with Crystal Light, 0 pts - 7

popcorn, 2 pts - 5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 5

Total points used: 20
Weekly points remaining: 34
Fruit/veggie intake: 4
Water intake: 9 8oz glasses!

Thought for the day:
I'm feeling really good about my progress right now. :)

Eats for Wednesday 9/29/10

MB and I did Day Two of C25K today. Then we finished the walk around the neighborhood. Then, I took the pup for a walk in the park because she was feeling neglected.
We had such a delicious lunch. I knew it was going to be high in points, but it was totally worth it! I heart chorizo!

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points: 35

1 Thomas bagel thin, 2 pts - 23
1 serving peanut butter, 5 pts - 18
1/2 cup vanilla Activia yogurt, .5 pts - 17.5
1/2 serving blueberries, .5 pts - 17
*I was full from the bagel thin and could just not stuff myself with
the yogurt.

Exercise: Day Two of C25K (hell yeah!) with a total of 2.4 miles, 5 minutes of which
were spent running. Plus, a 10 minute walk in the park with the pup.
Exercise points earned: +4 - 21

1 porkchop, 4 pts - 17
1/2 cup brussel sprouts, sauteed with carrots, garlic & garam masala, 0 pts - 17
1/2 cup risotto with onions, 5 pts - 12
1/4 link chorizo, 3 pts - 9
unsweetened iced tea

1 honey crisp apple, 2 pts - 7

*leftovers from lunch!
1/2 cup brussel sprouts, 0 pts - 7
1/2 cup risotto with onions, 5 pts - 2
1/4 link chorizo, 3 pts - 0/34

Total points used: 30
Total points earned: 4
Weekly points remaining: 34
Fruit/veggie intake: 2 servings
Water intake: 6 glasses

Thought for the day: Running is hard, y'all!

Don't forget to visit Girly Bitz for my tales of C25K.

Weigh in and a plan.

Weigh in day.
I had done a preliminary weigh in on Sunday when I got back home from the beach. I knew I had gained, but I was dying to know how bad it was. It was 196 then.

Today was the official weigh in. 194.
I gained 1.4. Or 3.4 depending on which weigh in day you go with.

I'm going with today since Tuesdays are my official weigh in, update the weight tracker turtle day.

There was no way I wasn't going to gain over my vacation. I already planned for it. I'm okay with it.

The good news is that I am motivated and back on track. I am tired of feeling uncomfortable in my clothes. Tired of constantly tugging on my shirt. Tired of feeling out of shape. Tired of hiding from the camera. Tired of hiding in general. Just tired of being a fatty.

MB and I have started the Couch to 5K plan. Tomorrow will be day two. I'm kinda excited about it. I struggled the first day but survived. Can't wait to see what day two brings.

My plan is for us to do the C25K Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I will be doing Slim in 6 and yoga on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Now, I missed doing that today because I had to go to the grocery store and farmer's market. Our cupboards were bare!

They have been stocked now with fresh veggies and greens and we are ready for a week of healthy eating.

My goals for the week are:
*stick to the exercise plan.
*don't give up on the C25K, no matter how hard it is.
*drink lots of water.
*eat lots of veggies and fruits.

Daily tracking begins again tomorrow.
I will be posting about my running adventures and all of the accompanying drama/angst on my other site, Girly Bitz. Be sure to check it out.

I ran.

Hi everyone.

Guess what I did today?
I ran!


I won't bore you with the humorous details of my run (you can click here to go to Girly Bitz and read all about it).

That's right. MB and I are doing the Couch to 5K plan. Today was Day One. It was okay. I survived.

I would love to solicit advice from all the runners out there. This is really the first time I am running (MB too) and I could use all the help I can get.

My biggest discomfort today was with breathing. I found it really hard to maintain even breaths. I was able to do it while walking, but once I started running it fell apart.

I would start hyperventilating and then felt like I had to stop. I didn't want to stop, because my body was feeling okay. It was just trying to catch my breath.

I know it's my first day and alot of this will come with practice. I'd still love to get some advice if you have any.

We'll be back out there on Wednesday and Friday. On the off days, I plan on doing slim in 6 and yoga.

I have to tell you that MB is a wonderful motivator. He really pushed me today and kept me moving and I appreciate that. He's a great coach. A great partner. And he looks pretty good in his running shorts!

I'll be back tomorrow with my official weigh in and the beginning of daily food journaling again.

Can't wait to get back on track and get my fat ass into those skinny jeans again!

The BLitz is back on!

I'm baaaaaack.

I am back from my little vacation and I am avoiding the scale like it's the plague. Actually, that's not true. I'm fighting my urge to get on the scale. While I know the number will be large (much like my ass - teeheehee), I am dying to know what it is.

Don't be alarmed if I take a pause from this post to get naked and do a little preliminary weigh in.

Thank God I don't do vlogs, huh? :)

So, anyway...I haven't tracked a damn thing this whole week.
The healthiest thing I ate all week was the fried calamari I had at the bar Friday night.


Why have I been so far off track? Well, there are many factors:
*I spent the last 4 days with The Feeder (aka my mother).
*The Feeder's house is stocked with junk food and not one single rice cake in
*I have been spending the week with my lovely companion, TOM.
*I have been super stressed and usually feed during times of stress.
*I have been in vacation mode which = relaxation = very little exercise.

So, I totally stripped and weighed in. 196. Ugh. That's up 3.4 pounds from last week's weigh in.


So, here's a recap of what I have been consuming in the past 5-6 days while on vacay, in no particular order.
It isn't pretty, people.

*2 bowls vegetable soup with ground beef
*2 handfuls peanut butter filled pretzels
*3 slices pineapple upside down cake (made by The Feeder)
*2 handfuls candy corn
*2 vanilla milkshakes
*2 orders of french fries
*1 piece of scrapple
*1 order hash browns
*1/2 plate of calamari
*5 diet sodas
*4 chocolate chip cookies
*2 slices bread with peanut butter
*7 beers
*1 grilled cheese sandwich
*1 beef chimichanga

That about sums it up.

I made absolutely no effort whatsoever to eat healthy. I could've brought food with me. I could've skipped the desserts. I could've done a lot of things. But, I didn't.

I just didn't.

And, now I'm paying for it.

Tomorrow, MB and I are back on track. We are even contemplating the Couch to 5K plan. The plan is to hit the trails tomorrow and get our fat asses moving.

I know we can do it. I know I can do it.

This little setback is just that - a little setback. It's not the end of the world. It's not the end of my journey.

It's just the beginning...again.