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Eats for Friday 6/4/11

It was such a beautiful day outside today. Skye and I hit the park for a little exercise in the sunshine.

Then, I had to work in the crisis unit. I still haven't made it to the grocery store so I stopped at Wendy's to get a salad on the way to work. I got the BLT Cobb, which was really good. I only ate half of it though. It was mostly lettuce and filled me up quickly.

I'm actually enjoying counting points again. :)


Daily points: 25
Weekly points: 24
*Remember I'm doing the old points, not the new stuff.

nothing - slept in again (refer to the Bitz for my lazy morning recap)

2 bratwurst, 10 pts - 15
peppers and onions, 0 pts - 15
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 15

1 Edys fruit bar, 1 pt - 14

20 minute walk with the pup, +1 pt - 15

3 hard sourdough pretzels, 6 pts - 9

1/2 BLT Cobb Salad from Wendy's - 6 pts - 3
1/2 avocado ranch dressing packet - 1 pt - 2
20oz unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 2

1 piece of Better Than Sex Cake, 7 pts - 0/19

Points used: 30
Points earned: 1
Weekly points: 19

Thought for the day:
I dare you to resist Better Than Sex Cake. I dare you.

Eats for Thursday 6/3/11

Today was not a good day for eats.

MB and I met someone at the local trail for wedding stuff so we got to walk around a bit and get some exercise.

We ate at Panera before our meeting and I had the Turkey Bacon Bravo sandwich, which ended up being pretty high in points. The chai tea latte was only 4 points. I figured it would be the worst part of my meal.

For dinner, I had the intention of going to the pizza place by work so I could get a grilled chicken salad. However, we got stuck out on a crisis call for 3 hours and I didn't get to eat anything. We got back to the office at 10:30pm and I was starving. I had a cup of watermelon that I had packed to have with my salad so I ate that.

When I left at 11:30pm to go home, I felt like I was going to pass out, I was still so hungry. I ended up stopping at McDonalds on the way home to get something quick and easy. I know it wasn't the best choice, but I honestly didn't care at that point.

This is the nature of my job sometimes and I try to prepare for it by taking portable snacks with me - fiber bars, apples, etc. - that I can take on a call in case we get stuck.

Since I haven't gone to the grocery store yet, I had nothing.


Daily Points Allowance: 25
Weekly points: 35
*Remember that I'm using the old WW points, not the new stuff.

nothing - I slept in.

Bacon Turkey Bravo at Panera - 16 pts - 9
chai tea latte, 4 pts - 5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 5

walking in the park with MB - +1 pt - 6

1 cup watermelon, 0 pts - 6
60 oz water, 0 pts - 6

McDonalds chicken nuggets and fries, 17 pts - 0/24
diet coke, 0 pts - 0/24

Points used: 30
Points earned: 1
Weekly points remaining: 24

Thought for the day:
Sometimes other people's crises really interfere with my eats.

Eats for Wednesday June 1, 2011

I'm thinking about tracking points again. It's the only thing that really seems to keep me in line.

However, I have so much stuff in my head right now with wedding stuff. I'm not sure I can shove anything else in there. I just may have a breakdown.

I don't know. I'm going to try it for this week and see how it works. If it doesn't stress me out too much, I'll do it.

That may sound like a cop out, but you have no idea how insane this Nuptial Nonsense is making me. Seriously.'s been super hot and humid, preventing us from running this week. Plus, I've been on night shift this week forcing us to run in the hottest part of the day or not at all. So, we decided to try running at midnight when I got home from work.

You know what? It was nice. It was quiet, cool and the scent of honeysuckle filled the air. I really enjoyed my midnight run with MB. It was a pretty good run too. We both kicked butt!


Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points: 35
*Remember that I'm using the old WW points, not the new stuff.

8oz Green Goodness, 2 pts - 23
1 Fiber One bar, 1 pt - 22

1 tbsp pecans,5 pts - 17

1 chicken breast, approx 6 oz, 6 pts - 11
1/2 cup mixed vegetables, 0 pts - 11
2 ears of corn with 1 tsp butter, 3 pts - 8
16oz unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 8

1 serving pretzels, 2 pts - 6
32 oz unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 6

2 cups salad greens, 0 pts - 6
1 tbsp bacon bits, 1 pt - 5
1 tbsp pepper parmesan dressing, 2 pts - 3
1 cup watermelon, 0 pts - 3
16oz unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts -3

Exercise: Couch to 5K, +5 pts - 8

Points used: 22
Weekly points remaining: 35
Points earned: 8

Thought for the day:
Midnight runs are really quite nice.

Weigh in.

I actually did weigh in yesterday. I just never made it here to post my weight. Not that I was doing anything exciting.

I was just inside, enjoying the air conditioning, trying to keep the dog from going outside and dying of heat stroke and trying to do Nuptial Nonsense stuff without my head exploding.

Good times.


I gained.

I'm at 196. Again.

It's weird because I'm not even bothered by that number right now. I feel good and I've been making positive changes and that's what I'm focusing on.

Yeah. I hate that I gained. I hate that I can't seem to get back on that losing streak I had been on.

However, I love that MB and I are running again. I love that we are kicking butt on our second attempt at the Couch to 5K. I love that I did Slim in 6 and really enjoyed it. I love that I did it with added hand weights because I wanted a challenge. I love that I feel just a little bit more confident in my skin.

Those are all very good things to love.

Do I want to keep losing? Yep.

Do I want to make even more changes? Yep.

Do I want to feel even more confident in my skin, and particularly in that fabulous wedding gown that's hanging in my spare room? You bet your ass!

I may actually feel okay if I don't make it to my goal weight before the big day, 10/2/11. I know it's not a realistic goal and I'm not going to try and kill myself trying to get there. I am going to get back on track and do all the things that make me feel better - eat right, exercise, be more active.

This has been a rocky road for me, especially lately. But, I'm still here and I'm still in this.

Enough talking about it. I'm just going to do it.

See you in a bit when I come back to post my eats. Yeah. I'll be doing that again. :)