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Eats for Wednesday 5/4 and Thursday 5/5

Wednesday was a busy day for me. MB and I went to look at wedding sites before I had to work the night shift. We ended up eating out at Joe's Crab Shack.

We split some crab dip with tortilla chips and I had a cobb salad with grilled chicken. It was HUGE, so I only ate half and saved the other half for dinner. I also got blue cheese dressing but used the 'fork dip' technique courtesy of WW.

Instead of drowning my salad in delicious blue cheese dressing, I dipped my fork in the dressing before each bite. It allowed me to eat approximately 1 tbsp vs the three or four I would've eaten via drowning.

I also did that when I had my dinner portion. It works.

Today (Thursday) has been another busy day. I had an eye doctor appointment this morning and then worked the night shift again tonight. MB and I did not prepare for our lunch today and ended up walking to the pub on the corner. It was definitely poor planning on our part.

I have to say that the food was delicious though. Worth every point, calorie and extra inch!

Of course, we did walk there and back. Then, I took a nice walk with the pup afterwards. Not too bad.

I failed to plan for my dinner also and did not make it to the grocery store. I ended up getting a chef salad from the local pizza place.

Tomorrow will be better planned. I will also be doing Slim in 6 tomorrow after walking the pup around the neighborhood to check out the neighborhood yard sale bargains.

Burning calories and bargain shopping. What a combination! :)


*I'm not tracking points this week. Just tracking meals.
I've got too much going on to add 'point counting stress' to my plate.

Wednesday's eats...


1/4 cup crab dip with tortilla chips (approx. 6)
1/2 cobb salad with grilled chicken a la Joe's Crab Shack
1 tbsp blue cheese dressing
2 16oz unsweetened iced teas

1 portion veggie chips
32oz water

remaining 1/2 cobb salad with grilled chicken a la Joe's Crab Shack
1 tbsp blue cheese dressing
32 oz water with crystal light
1 light yoplait banana cream pie flavored yogurt

Thursday's eats...

whole grain sandwich thin with 2.5 tbsps peanut butter
1 french vanilla flavored hot chocolate made with water

1 bowl Gumbo - the most delish gumbo I've ever had by the way
homemade potato chips with blue cheese and bacon
1/2 turkey and swiss sandwich on whole wheat with honey mustard
32 oz unsweetened iced tea

1/2 portion sweet chili flavored brown rice chips
32oz water with crystal light

1/2 chef salad with 1/2 packet blue cheese dressing
32 oz water with crystal light

1 WW ice cream bar - orange cream swirl flavored

weigh in and the insanity of weight loss


I'm up a little from last week. Only about a pound though. That's not too bad, considering that I haven't been tracking my meals. MB and I have also eaten out a lot this week. That's never good.

I walked with the pup a few times this week. I also did a significant amount of manual labor via yard work. That sh*t is hard work!

It's totally worth it though. My front yard went from a Jungle of Doom to this...

Now, we have to tackle the rest of the Jungle of Doom that is my back yard. Ugh.

Anyweigh, even with the gain and the rut that I've been in with my BLitz, I still feel pretty good. I know I'm fat and I want to lose the weight. However, I feel more comfortable in my own skin than I have in a really long time.

Maybe that's why I'm in a rut. I feel good so I don't feel the urgency to make those changes. It's a weird cycle, this weight loss thing. I want to be thinner and healthier so I can feel better about myself, but I'm feeling better about myself even though I'm not thinner and healthier.

I have to realize that getting thinner and healthier is only going to make me feel better. I can't get stuck because then, I will never get to my goal. Then, I will hit that wall that eventually comes when I realize that I'm still fat and haven't met my goal and what the hell have I been doing all this time...

...this journey is full of insanity. (sigh)

Anyweigh, I'm going to be tracking again this week, because it really does help me maintain focus throughout the week. I'm also going to make an exercise schedule for the week. There may only be a couple days that I can work out, given my work schedule for the week.

I'm on night shift this week and MB and I are looking at wedding places tomorrow. I have an eye appointment Thursday and I'm going to see my Mom over the weekend. I've got a busy week ahead, but I can do this.

Planned meals. Daily tracking. Slim in 6 on Friday, Saturday and Monday along with more manual labor in the yard when I can fit it in.

So, how has your week been?