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Eats for Friday 1/28/11

MB and I got Indian food for lunch. Are you even surprised by this anymore?

More importantly, have I told you of my love for Yoplait's dessert flavored yogurts? I heart them big time.
Tonight, I had the Black Forest Cake flavor. It is so good.
My other faves are the Boston Cream Pie, Pineapple Upside Down Cake and Banana Cream Pie. It's the perfect way to satisfy your need for sweets without doing any real damage.
You should definitely try them. If you do, let me know what you think.
What's your favorite flavor, if you have already discovered them?

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 22
*Remember that I am using the old WW points system, not the new one.

1 fiber one bar, 1 pt - 24

1/2 cup rice, 2 pts - 22
1/2 cup vegetable curry, 5 pts - 17
2 veggie samosas, 6 pts - 11

1/2 cup rice, 2 pts - 9
1/2 cup vegetable curry, 5 pts - 4
1 light yogurt, Black Forest Cake flavored, 2 pts - 2
64oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 2

popcorn, 2 pts - 0

Total points used: 25
Weekly points remaining: 22
Fruits/veggies: 1
Water: 8
Exercise: none

Thought for the day:
The lady at the new take out Indian place knows me by name now. Just saying.

Eats for Thursday 1/27/11

My eats are all messed up for today. I was very sleep deprived after working an 8 hour shift then spending the night in the office due to the snow. When I came home, I wanted to crash, but I had to shovel my way into my driveway.
I started shoveling and had to go inside to scarf down a fiber one bar and a clementine because I was about to pass out from lack of sleep and too much physical labor.
Once I was done with the shoveling, I crashed for about an hour or so and really didn't care about eating. I had to go back to work at night and still didn't care about eating.
If I wasn't so tired, I probably would've planned better and actually eaten all my points for the day.
It happens.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 22
*Remember that I am using the old WW points system, not the new one.

1 fiber one bar, 1 pt - 24
1 clementine, .5 pts - 23.5
16 oz water, 0 pts - 23.5

1 hour heavy duty snow shoveling, +8 pts - 31.5 pts

2 low fat waffles (3), blueberries (1), light syrup (1), smart balance
spread (2), 7 pts - 24.5

1 cup pasta, 4pts - 20.5
1/4 cup ground beef, 2 pts - 18.5
1/4 cup sauce (1) with 1/4 cup tomatoes (0), 1 pt - 17.5
32oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 17.5

1 fiber one bar, 1 pt - 16.5

Total points used: 16.5
Weekly points remaining: 22
Fruits/veggies: 2
Water: 6
Exercise points: +8

Thought for the day:
I should shovel snow more often! But not really.

Eats for Wednesday 1/26/11

My day has been weird today with regards to my eats.
I slept in, which I typically do on my days off or my night shift days. When I got up, I found a few inches of snow on the ground and knew that I would be shoveling since MB was working. I would've just left it, but I had to go to work at 3pm. Boo.
My tummy was craving a nice hearty breakfast. I love making breakfast for myself. It's so delish.
While at work, the weather kicked up again. We are supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow tonight. Given the fact that I am at work and will most likely be stranded here for the night, my coworker and I went to rescue my pup and bring her in to work with us. The alternative was to leave her home alone for 16 hours +. Not a good idea.
While braving the very treacherous roads to rescue the pup, my coworker and I decided to stop and get some comfort food for dinner. Arbys. I know. It's horrible for me. However, it really hit the spot for two very cold, weatherbeaten crisis workers who will be snowbound at work for the night.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points: 35
*Remember that I am using the old WW points system, not the new one.

2 low fat waffles (3), 1 serving smart balance spread (2), 1 serving light
syrup (1), blueberries (1), 7 pts - 18
2 eggs scrambled with 1/2 serving fat free cheese, 5 pts, 13
bacon, 5 pts - 8

20 minutes of snow shoveling plus 10 minutes of walking with the pup in the
neighborhood park, +5 pts - 13

cheddar rice cakes, 3 pts - 10
32oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 10

1 beef and cheddar sandwich from Arby's, 11.5 pts - 0/34.5
curly fries, 12.5 pts - 0/22
diet soda, 0 pts - 0/22

Total points used: 39
Weekly points remaining: 22
Exercise: +5 pts! Yay!
Fruits/veggies: 1
Water: 4

Thought for the day:
Shoveling snow is really man's work. Seriously.

Weigh in!

It's been a couple weeks since I officially hit the scale. I'm pleasantly surprised by my numbers this week.

192.6. I'm down 0.6 pounds. That may not seem like much, but at least it's going in the right direction.

I've been doing a lot of stress eating this week. There's been stress at work. Stress with money. Stress with fatness. The usual. Plus, it's been bitter cold and I haven't felt like going out for a walk or anything.

I'm kinda in a rut with my exercise and I'll tell you what I think is going on there. You see, I had been running and doing really well not so long ago. Remember that? I was feeling really good about myself.

When I went to a friend's wedding and had to stuff myself into a cute little dress (with spanx, of course), I actually felt great. I felt good which made me feel like I looked good. I had some self confidence for the first time in a really long time.

Until I saw the picture of myself at said wedding. Ugh. It was brutal. I looked horrible. How could that be possible? I felt so good. Yet, I still looked like a big fat gross person. Now, I can't get that image out of my head and I'm kinda feeling like 'what's the point?'.

I know what the point is though. I know that feeling good about myself is important. I know that I was doing really well and if I keep it up, I'll get even better results and I won't see that big fat gross person there anymore because she'll be skinny and not so gross. I know all of these things.

But, I am having trouble getting over all the self doubt and disgust associated with the big fat gross person I saw in the picture and still see in my head. I know that I will get over it. I know that.

I've already started getting back on track with my planning and eating. The exercise will come. My plan is to try and do 2 days of slim in 6 and 2 days of walking the trails this week. I think if I just get my big fat gross self out there, I'll start to get out of this funk a little.

My eating this week will be on track. I'm planning healthy meals. I'm increasing my fruits and veggies and I will be tracking every day this week.

So, how do you overcome those slumps where self doubt and negativity try to take over?

Eats for Sunday 1/23/11

After totaling up my points for today, I realized that I went over my daily allowance by 8.
However, I feel that my portions and my meals were appropriate. Everything I ate today was well balanced and fresh and healthy.
I made my Italian Wedding Soup from scratch using very lean ground beef, fresh carrots and spinach. It actually turned out a little thicker than I had planned, but it's delicious.
I may have gone over my points, but I still feel good about my eats for the day.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: ? (I have to start over for the new week.)

2 low fat waffles (3), light syrup (1), smart balance spread (2) and
blueberries (1), 7 pts - 18

1/2 cup ground turkey (3), 2 tortillas (4), 1/4 cup fat free cheddar (2),
salsa (0), 9 pts - 9
2 clementines, 1 pt - 8
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 8

rice cakes, 3 pts - 5
64oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 5

2 cups romaine (0), 1/4 cup fat free mozzarella (2), light caesar (2),
croutons (1), 5 pts - 0
1 cup Italian wedding soup, 7 pts - (-7)

1 sugar free, fat free pudding, 1 pt - (-8)

Total points used: 33
Weekly points: ?
Fruits/veggies: 6
Water: 8
Exercise: none

Thought for the day:
That 'soup' is really good, 7 pts or not.