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Eats for Friday 8/5/11

I went to the grocery store today to stock up on some healthy eats. You know, it's funny...I always try to use coupons when I grocery shop. However, it's really hard to use coupons when the majority of what you buy is from the produce section.

I have yet to find a coupon for lettuce.

Has anyone seen or tried these snacks?

They are little packs of freeze dried fruit chips - apple, strawberry and pear. The pear and apple packs are 1 point each and the strawberry is 0.

They really aren't bad. I sampled the pear. The flavor is great and the texture is somewhere between a rice cake and a marshmallow. I can't wait to try the strawberry ones.

I got some soy milk, which I never really had an interest in. The only reason I bought it tonight was so MB and I could make smoothies. He heard that soy milk was the best thing to use, so we thought we'd give it a try.

You know, it doesn't taste all that bad. It's kinda gritty, but the flavor is okay. I'm not going to be switching over completely, but I'll use it every now and then.

MB already has his smoothie ingredients in the blender in the fridge, ready to mix up in the morning.

Isn't that cute? It's really the perfect thing for him to take to work. He struggles with packing breakfast because he leaves at 4am to drive 2 hours to work and it's hard to plan a healthy breakfast. Smoothies just may be the answer.

I also stocked up on some tea to go packets to mix into my water...

...some dessert flavored yogurts to satisfy my sweet tooth...

...and some fresh fruits to nibble on.

I have very healthy dinners planned for MB and I for the week. We are both going to be exercising and are looking forward to seeing some progress on the scale this week.


DPA: 25
WP: 10
*Points, not Points Plus

2 oz mixed nut
1 serving vanilla chai tea

1 cup white rice
1/2 cup each chicken tikka

1 small slice cheese pizza
broccoli bites
diet ginger ale

1 package dried pear chips

Eats for Thursday 8/4/11

I ate pretty well today, but didn't get any exercise in. A coworker called out so I had to go in early to help cover the day shift. I ended up working an 11 1/2 hour shift.

Tomorrow I will be working out and hitting the grocery store to stock up for the week. I can't wait to make some delicious healthy meals this weekend.


DPA: 25
WP: 10
*Points, not Points Plus

1 serving vanilla chai tea, 3 pts - 22

2 slices whole grain bread, peanut butter and grape jelly, 7 pts - 14
1 serving cheddar rice cakes, 3 pts - 11

2 slices cheese pizza, 8 pts - 3
1 diet soda, 0 pts - 3

Eats for Wednesday 8/3/11

MB and I were weak tonight. We had blizzards.

I know.

We also didn't exercise. The intention was there, but it just never happened. I think we were both just exhausted from work and we needed to chill out.

We ate out tonight also. Vietnamese food. It was very delicious and very healthy. The chicken curry was mostly broth with big pieces of chicken and rice noodles. It was difficult to eat so I ended up eating about a 1/2 cup of the broth with a few pieces of chicken. MB gets to have the rest for lunch tomorrow.

You're welcome, MB.


DPA: 25
WP: 35
*Points, not Points Plus

1 cup vanilla yogurt (2) with strawberries (1) and 1 serving Fiber One
cereal (1), 4 pts - 21
2 servings vanilla chai tea, 6 pts - 15

2 slices whole grain bread (2), peanut butter (5), grape jelly (1), 8 pts - 7
1 serving cheddar rice cakes, 3 pts - 4
20 oz water with crystal light, 0 pts - 4

Vietnamese spring roll, 2 pts - 2
unsweetened iced tea, 0 pts - 2
1/2 cup chicken curry soup, 2 pts - 0

DQ blizzard, 25 pts - 0/10

Cupcake induced psychosis, vain canines and a little exposure.

Holy cannolis! I've been slacking on my tracking!

I've had a really rough couple of weeks, mainly due to some serious dental pain.

It's pretty much made me miserable. I haven't been able to do anything because I've been grumpy, in pain and just all over sucktastic. No exercise. No chores. No nothing. The only up side was that I couldn't eat without severe pain, resulting in a loss.

I'm down 2.6 pounds!

I'm so excited. It was almost worth all the pain and suffering.

So, anyweigh, my teefers are all better and I can get back to the BLitz. I'm making my grocery list and menu tonight along with an exercise schedule that works around my work schedule.

I've got 4 weeks until I go in for my wedding dress alteration appointment.
4 weeks. I can totally do this.

Oh yeah...remember how I mentioned progress pics? Well, (gulp) here they are...

These are post-workout pics so I'm extra sweaty.

You're welcome.

I have to tell you that these were difficult pictures to take. I've made an art of avoiding mirrors and operating under the delusion that I'm not as fat as I think I am.

I feel good in my skin most of the time. Until I look in the mirror or someone takes a picture of me or someone makes a comment, or...well, you get it. Especially if you've lived it. You get it.

It's funny though. I'm not completely disgusted by these pictures.

Maybe it's wisdom that comes with age. Maybe it's psychosis caused by too much cupcake intake. I don't know.

I just know that instead of sobbing in a corner with a bottle of whiskey, I am able to maintain some composure and look at these pictures objectively. I can look at my problem areas (the protruding gut and the broad man shoulders) and realize what I need to do to attack them. I'm able to focus on how my body will be after I stick with the BLitz.

I'm also able to recognize the fact that I'm not nearly as hideous and disgusting as I think I am. Isn't that always the case, though? Aren't we always our worst critics?

Or is it just me?

To counteract the image of my protruding gut, please enjoy the little face of my Siberian Princess...

She just can't stand to be left out.