Monday, August 9, 2010

A New Week

First off, Seth is having an awesome giveaway! Don’t forget to check it out and enter to win!

I had a good, relaxing weekend, but I am not happy with how I ate. I seemed to be hungry all weekend and wanted to snack. I chose healthy snacks, but just too many of them. I was happy to step on the scale and see that I had only gained .2 since Friday, but I am still up from WID, which is normal for me. But weekends like this make me realize that I am ALWAYS going to struggle with food. I need to be very careful so that I don’t slip back into old habits.

Today was the perfect day to sleep in. So I did (well- as late as I can on a work day)! It was thundering and raining and just perfect. I slept until about 6:45. I had banana nut cheerios with milk and a banana for breakfast for 4.5 points.

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I whipped up an iced coffee for 1.5 points. This time I used White Chocolate Macadamia creamer- pretty good!

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The morning went pretty quickly. I found out my friend from work’s Dad died- which is so sad. He actually worked at my company too. Life is so precious and can be over in an instant.

For break I had 1 cup of grapes for 1 point.

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The second part of the morning went very quickly- we were very busy. For lunch, I had leftover’s from Kelly’s Ham Casserole recipe for 4 points. (I made a few substitutions based on what I had in the house- I used whole wheat pasta, too).

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I also had a small salad made up of 1 cup of lettuce, 1/2 cup tomatoes and 1 Tbs. Italian dressing for 1 point.

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And dessert was 1/2 cup of light vanilla yogurt with 1/2 cup of blueberries for 2 points.

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We were busy in the first part of the afternoon, too. On my break I stepped outside for a few minutes and WOW, it’s a hot one! So I came inside craving one of these for 1 point:

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Ahhh…so refreshing.

Before I knew it, the afternoon was over and it was time to start making supper. The picture doesn’t look too appetizing, but it wasn’t too bad! I sautéed mushrooms, onions, and a tomato and then added 2 eggs. I topped that with salsa. I had one sausage link and 4 little pancakes topped with light margarine and sugar free syrup. I also had a glass of milk. 11 points total.

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Dessert was the usual- 3 points.

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By the way, did you realize the date for today is 8-9-10? Kind of funny! ;) Yep, I’m a dork- but just happened to notice that!

No plans for the rest of the night, except to do a strength workout. Last week I only worked out 3 times- I cannot let that happen again!

***UPDATE*** After I wrote this, I realized how terrible I was feeling. I was feeling depressed, sluggish and tired. I got to thinking, and realized that it is probably due to the lack of exercise. So I decided to do the 30 Day Shred- with weights (10 lbers) for the first time! What a killer! I burned 177 calories and feel better already. :)


  1. i think i just got hungry reading this post
    everything looks so dang good

  2. Whoo hoo...exercise usually does make us feel better if we can muster up the energy to do it. Good for you because I know how hard that can be. When I feel like that I grab ice cream :(

  3. Um, yeah. The Shred kills me with NO weights. You're a rockstar for using 10 pounds!

  4. Oof! I like shred! I need to start it some day again :)

  5. I have never tasted Ice coffee..cant imagine cold coffee...but should try before I say *don't like* hey..

  6. Great job, today! I know what you mean about falling back into old patterns. It seems so easy to do! However, when I have those times I realize how horrible I feel physically. Just not worth it!

  7. I've never done the shred - I really want to try it!

  8. So tell me more about this shred, I've heard great things about it!

    I struggle on weekends, seems the more free time I have the more I want to snack!

  9. Great job on the exercise! The heat here in Kansas has been a killer! It's suppose to be over 102 degrees all week long. Ugh!



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