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Eats for Wed 10/20 - Fri 10/22

Yeah. I've been slacking.
You can pretty much blame TOM for that. He officially stopped by on Thursday but he's been making his presence known all week.
I've been grumpy and schlumpy (it's a word) and just generally icky. I've been in bed by 9pm every night and I haven't been trying to plan meals and stick to the points like I said I was going to. The first day was pretty good, but it's been downhill since then.
The exercise has been okay though. We did Day 11 of C25K on Thursday. TOM actually made me want to curl up on the sidewalk in a ball of tears and quit. The first running segment was okay. I walked most of the second running segment. MB pushed me out of my funk and I was able to run the full 3 minute segment and then a straight 4 1/2 minutes of the 5 minute segment.
That's the most I've run at one time so far! Woohoo!
I still felt pretty sucky, but I did it.
So, on with the eats. I'll spare you the lengthy, detailed rundown of every single bite I ate. I wrote it all down separately so you can just get the quick, condensed version.
You're welcome.

Wednesday 10/20 -
Total points eaten: 14 out of my 25 daily allowance.
Exercise points earned: 4 - I did 20 minutes of Burn it Up and also cleaned the

Thursday 10/21 -
Total points eaten: 22 out of my 25 daily allowance.
Exercise points earned: 4 - Day 11 of C25K!

Friday 10/22 -
Total points eaten: 20 out of my 25 daily allowance.
Exercise points earned: 2 - Skye and I hiked the trail.

So, as of Friday, I have all of my weekly points intact. As you can see, I have not been eating all of my daily points. That is what I was supposed to be working on this week, but obviously I haven't.
Now that I've taken the time to tally things up, I will be paying more attention to what I'm eating.
Having said that, I hope you all will forgive me for the cupcakes I may or may not have consumed today.
See you tomorrow for the full shameful report.

Weigh in.

Let's just get right to the good stuff, shall we?

Today's weigh in: 191.6 :)
I'm down 1.6 from last week and 9.4 overall!

I have to say I'm really happy with those results. I know that I'll reach 10 pounds lost by next weigh in. I know it!

I may have gotten there this week if it hadn't been for the 29 point sandwich at Chili's and the blizzard at DQ. If I can avoid those temptations this week, I'll be just fine.

Lori left me a very helpful comment too (Thanks Lori!) about my daily points. I sometimes eat way less points than I'm supposed to for the day. Sometimes it's poor planning. Sometimes it's because I'm just not hungry.

I know I need to work on this though. I need to make an effort to eat all my points and really eat healthy foods that are going to help fuel me for running. That's my project for the week - planning healthy, filling meals that insure my body is getting what it needs.

Yesterday, I made up an exercise plan for myself. I will continue doing the C25K three days a week. In order to help beef up my cardio and my endurance, I will be incorporating step aerobics on the off days. I will have one day 'off' where I will do something active, but fun. This may include hiking with the pup or yoga or biking. Something low key, but still active.

I've kinda been struggling mentally with the C25K program. Go here to read more about that and offer me some much needed encouragement. It would be appreciated.

So, I plan on returning here next week with another loss that puts me at my 10 pound mark.

How are you guys doing? I'll be stopping by to check in with everyone.

Thanks to all of you for your comments! I really appreciate all the feedback. :)

Eats for Saturday 10/16/10

I was on my own for dinner tonight since MB was away for training. In the past, this has meant that I would 'sneak' off to Taco Bell or get a stromboli or some sort of caloric monstrosity.
I was very tempted to go to the take out Indian place and get some yummy vegetable samosas, but I didn't feel like putting pants on. So, I sucked it up and made some risotto with what I thought was chorizo. Apparently I defrosted the wrong sausage and ended up with sweet italian sausage. It was still good.
The craving for Indian food hasn't gone away though.
The buffet may be in my future.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 0

1 packet apple cranberry almond oatmeal, 2 pts - 23

2 cups romaine with 1 tbsp shaved cheese, 1 pt - 22
1 1/2 tbsp bacon bits, 1 pt - 21
1 serving light caesar dressing, 2 pts - 19
48 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 19

1 fiber one bar, 1 pt - 18

1 cup risotto with mushrooms, garlic and 1/2 link sausage, 12 pts - 6
1 cup sauteed cabbage with garlic and spices, 0 pts - 6
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 6

Total points used: 19
Fruit/veggies: 3
Water: 7
Weekly points remaining: 0

Thought for the day:
Always label the freezer bags before you put them away.