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Eats for Friday 7/15/11

So, MB and I tried to go biking today, but it didn't really work out.
It's okay though. We still got some quality exercise time together.

Of course, we also indulged in ice cream.

We are weak. What can I say?


DPA: 25
WP: 34
*Points, not Points Plus

1 cup light vanilla yogurt with blueberries, 3 pts - 22
24 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 22

2 slices whole grain bread with ham, chicken, lettuce and mustard, 5 pts - 17
1 cup Progresso chicken sausage gumbo, 3 pts - 14
1 light yogurt, Pineapple Upside Down Cake flavored, 2 pts - 12
24 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 12

45 minutes, 1/2 biking, 1/2 hiking - +5 pts - 17

1 pepperoni boli, 8 pts - 9
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 9
broccoli rabe, 0 pts - 9

ice cream, 12 pts - 0/31

Weigh in

I know, my weigh in day is supposed to be on Tuesdays. Well, it actually was on Tuesday but I haven't had a chance to stop by and post it until now.

dun dun DUN...


I'm down by 2.8 from last week and 9.4 overall.


Did you know that if you actually watch what you eat and exercise, you will lose weight?! Shocker!

Anyway...I have a new motivation. You see, I purchased this little dress awhile back. It's the one I'm going to wear when I become Mrs. MB, so it's kind of a big deal. When I bought it, it was off the rack and it's at least two sizes too big.

You know what that means...alterations! August 28 is the day I get my dress sized to fit and have my first alterations done. This means, I need to be dress ready by then. 44 days.

That's definitely motivation!

I know I can do it though. Honestly, I've needed the push. Knowing that I have 44 days to be dress ready is really getting me back on track.

Now, I don't expect to meet my ultimate goal in 44 days. Don't get all up in arms about that. I know what's realistic. My goal to be dress ready is to shed a couple pounds a week, the healthy way and to tone up some of my problem areas. My main goal is just to feel good when I put that dress on. Even if I'm not at my goal weight, I'll know that I'm on the right path. I'll feel much more confident in my skin and that's the most important thing.

I don't want to set a specific weight loss goal for the next 44 days, because I just don't want to get stuck on numbers. My goal will simply be to exercise every day, eat healthy and do good things for my body.

I'm doing Slim in 6. I'm doing exercises to tone my arms, strengthen my core, shape up my legs and tighten up my abs. I'm resisting the temptation to eat out, indulge in sweets and binge on bad foods.

I'm basically doing the BLitz I had started when I started this blog. I did well when I first started and then slacked off. Now that I have found new motivation, it's back on!

Oh, if you've been reading lately, you'll remember that I mentioned something new for this blog. I intended that to be progress pics. But, I'm kinda nervous about doing so.

I feel like I'd really be exposed then and I'm not sure if I'm ready for that. For those of you who share your progress pics, do you have any advice to offer? Was it an easy decision for you or did you hesitate? Any input is greatly appreciated.

Eats for Thursday 7/14/11

My mouth is still a little sore due to the recent dental work. I tried to eat granola again this morning, but it wasn't happening. It was too hard to tolerate.

This dental issue is actually a blessing in disguise though. It's making me evaluate everything I put in my mouth. It's also making me eat very slowly, meaning I often eat less. I'm still careful to get all of my points in though.

Today was a good day overall. MB and I walked to the pizza place around the corner for dinner because he was too hungry to wait for the chicken to cook. I had one slice of pizza and only a couple pieces of calamari.

When we got home, it was so nice outside that I had to take the pup out for a walk. She loved it! Then, I did Ramp it Up and went to bed.


DPA: 25
WP: 34
*Points, not Points Plus.

1 cup light vanilla yogurt with blueberries, 3 pts - 22
iced vanilla chai tea, 4 pts - 18

1 adorable little box or raisins, 2 pts - 16

2 slices whole grain bread, 3 slices ham, 3 slices turkey,
mustard and lettuce, 5 pts - 11
1 light yogurt, 2 pts - 9
20 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 9

47 minutes of Ramp it Up, +4 pts - 13
15 minute walk with the pup, +1 pt - 14

1 slice pizza with broccoli rabe and bacon, 7 points - 7
3 pieces of calamari, 3 pts - 4
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 4

WP remaining: 34

Eats for Wednesday 7/13/2011

My eats today were pretty funky.

Not that I was eating crickets or anything. Ewww. I was just eating funky (funkily?) (in a funky manner?) because of my tooth issues. I had a new bridge put in on Tuesday on the left side of my mouth and a temporary bridge on the right side. So, I really can't chew on either side of my mouth.

In planning my meals, I didn't realize the difficulty I would have in eating on left side. Unfortunately, when I went to take that first bite of my granola, I found that my bite was off and needed to be adjusted. Luckily, they were able to adjust it for me after work.

It was better after that, but still sore.

I failed to get any exercise yesterday because I was at the dentist right after work and then I baked a cake for a friend. She's having a dinner party and wanted me to make a dessert for her. I was so flattered, I couldn't say no. :)

By the time I was done with that, I was too tired to do anything but crash.



DPA: 25
WP: 35
*I'm using the old WW points, not the points plus.

1/2 cup light vanilla yogurt with blueberries, 2 pts - 23
iced vanilla chai tea, 4 pts - 19

2 slices whole grain bread, 4 pts - 15
3 slices turkey, 3 slices ham, 1 pt - 14
mustard and lettuce, 0 pts - 14
1 light yogurt, 2 pts - 12
20 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 12

1 WW ice cream bar, 3 pts - 9

tortilla chips, 6 pts - 3
guacamole and salsa, 4 pts - 0/34
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 0/34

WP remaining: 34

Eats for Sunday 7/10/11

My goal for the day was to do the entire Ramp it Up routine, including the ab and leg workout at the end. However, I worked night shift tonight and had a bunch of stuff to do before going to work. I found myself squeezing in the workout right before I had to get ready for work.

I did manage to do 30 minutes, everything but the ab and leg routine and I rocked it! I worked up such a sweat! It was awesome.

For breakfast, I didn't eat all that healthy. I was just craving breakfast food, so I made some bacon, sausage and eggs. My dinner was super healthy and totally made up for it though.

Tomorrow, I'm going to talk more about my new goals for this site. I'm excited!
I may even be asking for some forewarned.


DPA: 25
WP: 24
*old WW, not the new stuff

2 sausage links, 6 pts - 19
3 slices bacon, 4.5 pts - 14.5
2 eggs with fat free cheese and Old Bay seasoning, 5 pts - 9.5
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 9.5

2 cups spinach with radishes, green pepper, 0 pts - 9.5
1/2 serving chicken, 1 pt - 8.5
1/2 hard boiled egg, 1 pt - 7.5
bacon bits, 1 pt - 6.5
light pepper parmesan dressing, 2 pts - 4.5
1 cup watermelon, 1 pt - 3.5
1 sugar free chocolate pudding, 1 pt - 2.5
32oz water, 0 pts - 2.5

Ramp it Up, 30 minutes, +3 pts - 5.5

WP remaining: 24

Eats for Saturday 7/9/11

I think I screwed up the dates or something on my last few posts. I guess it's a good thing no one reads this thing! HA!

Anywho, these are the eats for Saturday, which is yesterday where I am right now. MB and I went out for lunch. We went to the Indian Buffet. I know. It's a bad idea to hit the Indian buffet when you are supposed to be BLitzing away the fat.

Trust me, I know. However, we haven't been there in a super long time and I watched my portions of everything. I think I had a very balanced meal without going overboard. Unfortunately, my WW Complete Food Companion is not very specific with the Indian food and I had to guesstimate. Don't worry...I guesstimated high.

I'm not that much of a slacker!

Oh. By the way, for anyone who may actually still be reading...I have a new goal and a new plan for this site and I'm pretty excited about it. More to come.

For now, on with the eats.

Also, MB and I tried to run when I got off of work at midnight. However, I was so tensed up after a stressful night at work that I just couldn't do it. I couldn't let go of all that negative energy just weighing me down. I tried, but I was only getting grumpier instead of running it off.


DPA: 25
WP: 34
*old WW, not the new stuff

Indian buffet, best guesstimate rounded up, 27 pts - 0/32
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 0/32

leftover italian sausage with peppers and onions, no couscous, 8 pts - 0/24
1 cup watermelon, 1 pt - 0/24
1 sugar free pudding, 1 pt - 0/23

30 minute walk with MB, some running, +1 - 0/24

WP remaining: 24