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Dangit I screwed up today

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ugh what a cruddy day.
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General grumpy mood.
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Kids acting up.
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Big fight with DH.
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After dinner went for milk.
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Came out with milk, almond joy, reeces cups, milk duds & pork rinds.
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Went for a drive.
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Consumed half the almond joy, all the reeces, 3/4 of milk duds & most of the pork rinds.
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Disgustedly trashed the remaining junk.
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Feeling like a giant bloated cow.
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Crap.
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There is one good thing in this experience...I found I did not enjoy the junk food like I used to. Oh it tasted good & all but as soon as I swallowed I just felt yukky. I'm taking this as a good sign because I have been a major candy addict for years. So I'm going to forgive myself & move on - tomorrow I plan on a good long walk first thing in the morning.
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Now I'ma drag my lard-butt into bed & loose myself in a good novel.
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As one of my favorite annoying heroine's said;
"Tomorrow...is another day."
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WOLFWYTCH 8/14/2009 11:58PM

    This was a very long time ago, but there was a woman who was on WW... and one morning she woke and found herself eating just about everything in sight She began to loath herself and ate more.. but something inside her quieted her just long enough for he to breath and realize that she could just let go of everything she had done up to this point; and so she did. She did the only thing she knew to do that would put her on the right track. She sat down - now well beyond midday - and ate a proper breakfast, even after consuming all the other foods she could lay her hands on. But as she ate, she relaxed and continued from that point on.

Think of today as tests and trials. While you may have had a set back, you came through it :) Good for you!!

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GETTINGSERIOUS 8/14/2009 11:50PM

    We all have those days. I hope tomorrow is a great day for you.

Phil

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Small steps bring great benefits

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I love coffee. Expensive coffee.
However, I have a budget that emphatically does not love expensive coffee.
So a couple'a years ago I came up with a frugal alternative to which I became instantly addicted. I call it Frugal Franny Frappe & it's quite simple; a spoon or so of instant coffee, a scoop of hot chocolate mix & some vanilla creamer all dumped in the blender. Add a cup or 2 of water & a bunch of ice & you've got yourself a yummy treat.
What does this have to do with small steps you ask? In the 2 weeks I've been on SP I've discovered that this fabulous frappe of mine is fabulously fat! It's got tons of sugar & a zillion calories too, so what do I do now?
Figure out a substitute for my substitute, that's what!
I remembered drinking rich, chocolate Ovaltine when I was a kid so I checked it out & found it would be a great substitute for my fat filled coffee concoction.

Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix .25 cup serving
Calories 130
Fat 1.5 g (all saturated)
Sodium 190mg
Total carbs 29g
Fiber 1g
Sugars 24g
Calcium 6%
Iron 4%

Ovaltine, Rich Chocolate .25 cup serving
Calories 80
Sodium 140g
Total carbs 19g
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vit A 10%
Vit C 15
Calcium 4%
Iron 20%
Vit E 40%
Thiamin 15%
Niacin 20%
Vit B6 15%
Vit B12 6%
Biotin 30%
Panthothenic Acid 15%
Phosphorus 4%
Magnesium 15%
Zinc 15%
Copper 20%

I believe this would be referred to as a no-brainer?

  
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MRS_TOAD 8/13/2009 9:11AM

    emoticon Way to go on finding a healthy substitute!

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DEBBIE0614 8/7/2009 11:08AM

    Congrats for finding a substitute for the substitute!!! Me, I drink regular coffee and NO WAY am I giving that up!! I do limit myself to 2 cups a day.

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