Sunday, July 28, 2013
Finally.... after months of craving it, I finally got to have my Chicken BBQ dinner. It was divine!
Many of our local Fire Halls do Chicken BBQs throughout the summer. For $8 you get
1/2 a chicken
Not a bad deal when you think about it. The chicken itself is slow cooked over a large open pit. There is no bbq sauce on it. The smoke from the charcoal is what gives it that awesome flavor. They also baste it with a solution of vinegar, water, butter and pepper.
The baked beans and applesauce are just out of a can... nothing special there. The roll is just a standard white dinner roll... again, nothing special.
I always peel the skin off of my chicken and just eat the moist, melt in your mouth meat. Just thinking about it makes me want to go eat more of it!!
The 1/2 chicken (which actually isn't all that much meat once you get it scraped off the bones) was enough for my lunch today, a snack, and lunch tomorrow. I had a few beans, but they are pretty much untouched, and the applesauce is the full sugar kind that is just way to sweet for me. I gave the roll to my co-worker because I don't want to fill up of a crappy roll when I have all of that chicken goodness sitting right in front of me!
Also, as another special treat, my co-worker baked zucchini bread. Since it is so rare that I get to eat homemade zucchini bread, I helped myself to a small slice.
I strayed a little bit off plan today, but that is life. I am not stressing about it, because at best, I get to eat those foods once a year. I may have had a little more chicken that my usual serving, and I may have taken a few bites of chicken skin, but so what? It isn't going to kill me once or twice a year. If I were eating that 3 or 4 times a week, then it would be a problem.
Tomorrow is PC Fit Class. I really want to make the 10:00. Mostly because after I am done volunteering at the library, I want to come home and do laundry and chill out. If I don't get up, I don't get up, I can always take the evening class.
All in all the weekend was pretty decent. I worked for most of it. For those of you who don't know what I do, I work in the operations department for a trucking company. I guess you can say there is never a dull moment.
I hope all of my Spark friends have a wonderful night!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Yes! Today was a great day!
It got off to a slow start when I shut my alarm off and went back to sleep instead of getting up for the 10:00 PC Fit class. I was just like... ehhh I will do the 5:30 class instead.
I finally got up, and went to the library in time to eat lunch with the ladies. I skipped breakfast, so technically that was my breakfast.... anyway, you get what I mean.
I spent most of the day going through the catalog making sure all of the call numbers are updated for when our system switches over in September. Then when Paula and Jane got back from Sam's Club, I started on the taco meat for our walking taco sale this weekend at the Spring Dam Festival. I didn't get it all done, so I am going to finish it up tomorrow.
After I was done at the library, I went to the Verizon and AT&T stores to inquire about the possibility of him and I combining our plans onto a joint one. What I found out is if we combine our 2 phones as just basic phones, we would save about $5 a month. If I got a smart phone and he stayed with a basic phone, our bill would be around $130 a month. The thing is... I can't justify paying that much for cell phones because we can't even use them at our house. We don't get any cell service for any provider. In fact, our house if the cut off for cable even! Most of our neighbors have dish because they don't run the cable out that far! Needless to say, I am going to leave the cell phones alone for now. I may look at another plan here in a few months.
PC Fit started at 5:30 today. It was a great class. I am glad I waited for it. It was me and another woman. It was very individualized, and truthfully I got more out of it than I did the larger class. I also did REAL push ups! I think I may have done 6, but that is... amazing! I can't even describe how happy I was from that!
I may take Coach Tony's class tomorrow - will see how things go, but my bag is packed and ready just in case!
All in all this was a good day. I made great food choices and ate no junk, I had an awesome workout, and I got a lot accomplished at the library.
Have a great night Spark Friends!
Monday, July 22, 2013
We went to the fair last night - and it was an awesome time.
I was worried for nothing. I ate very smart. I had
a slice of cheese pizza
a small snow cone
a chicken gyro w/ no sauce - I ate it more like a salad and used the wrap as a "bowl" - My boyfriend ate all of the bread part but the 1 small nibble I had.
We were at the fair from 3 in the afternoon until almost 11 at night.
The truck and tractor pulls were awesome. It was fun. There were a lot of great pulls last night, and what was really awesome is a woman drove one of the top trucks in the east. It as a serious machine.
PC Fit was awesome today. Coach Tyler gave us a great workout!
I also went to the doc - got shot up with B12 - and she ordered an Xray for my tailbone just to make sure everything is ok since it is sore.
Hope everyone has a great night!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Well... I did it. I threw out the peanut butter. A jar of JIF, a jar of Smucker's Natural Organic and a jar of almond butter... gone. It was hard for me to do, but I know that I am better off for it.
I thought long and hard about it and realized it is one of those "trigger" foods I shouldn't be around. I was doing well with the moderation for a while, but then it got to the point I couldn't stay out of it. Every time I got up, I was getting in the cupboard to have a lick, and that is not ok. I am just sabotaging myself. I don't want to go back to where I was. I WON'T go back to where I was!
Now, my next thing to kick is the iced coffee. Yes, I have been making room in my plan for one, but I don't need to be drinking that crap. I thought about asking for an iced coffee with no cream then putting Truvia in it to see how I like that? If I did that it would take the calories down to 0. I might try it? I might not. I should just kick it all together.
the Curve game was awesome tonight. They lost, but I still had a good time. I got a walking taco, but honestly, I didn't eat hardly any of it. I just didn't feel like eating. Even my boyfriend remarked at how little I ate. I did have more than my fair share of those almonds though. I know I had at least an ounce or more of those little suckers. They are so good and so addicting! I shouldn't have gotten them, but the thing is... you can smell them throughout the entire ballpark. My mouth literally waters from it. So, I got them and the leftovers are in his lunchbox for work tomorrow.
We stopped at the ice cream stand on the way home and I had a soft serve twist baby cone. At the most, it has 3 tablespoons of soft serve. It was good, and that little bit was perfect for me. It didn't make me sick, didn't kill my goals, and was just enough to enjoy. It took me as long (well almost) to eat that as it did for my boyfriend to eat a medium sized cone.
Tomorrow we are going to the Bedford County fair and I was stressing a little bit about eating there. Ok, that is a lie - I was stressing a lot about it, but I am sure I will make an ok choice. I can have a hamburger with no bun or a slice of cheese pizza. Who knows, there are TONS of food vendors there, and you never know what I might find. I am not worried about it. I will most likely not really even eat tomorrow except for breakfast before I go and then something there for dinner. Honestly, we will be outside all day in the sun, and if today was any indication of what tomorrow will be, I won't want to eat any way.
I got a new Fitbit. The battery in my Ultra took a crap, so I wrote to them to ask them what I could do to fix it, and they sent me a new one! How awesome is that? I love Fitbit! They are terrific!
I think that is all for now - I hope all of my Sparkies are having a terrific weekend.
Friday, July 19, 2013
I have a lot of plans with the boyfriend this weekend, so it better not rain!
Tomorrow night, I want to go to the Altoona Curve game. They are a minor league baseball team. I really enjoy going to the games. It is always a good time. We usually eat at the ballpark, so, it isn't usually healthy, but this is where the moderation thing comes into play. I will get a Walking Taco, eat about 1/3 of it, and my boyfriend will finish it. That is enough to keep me full pretty much the rest of the night. We usually get these awesome almonds that are coated in a cinnamon sugar, and I will have a few of those too, but then I make him put them in his pocket away from me.
Sunday night, I am getting my redneck on and going to the truck and tractor pulls at the county fair! Of course there is never anything healthy to eat there, so I will just have a hamburger or something and ditch the bun. No funnel cakes this year!
I will be hitting PC Fit hard this week since I am off. I would like to try for a class a day, but I am thinking 3 classes is more realistic. I don't want to burn out.
I have been having paranoid fears about gaining weight again. I don't know why. Of course, going to these places and eating crappy food doesn't help! Maybe I will re-think that?
I started the week at 126.8 pounds, and now as of today I am 128.6. I think a lot of that is because I am not weighing at the right time. I have a ritual... I wake up in the morning, I use the bathroom, and once my ring is no longer "tight" and my hands feel a certain way, I step on the scale. I know that is when most of the water retention from the overnight is gone. I have been still having those feelings of tightness in my fingers when I weigh, so I am thinking I am retaining some water. My muscles are also sore. I am sure they are retaining it too. This is why I need a scale that measures body comp. Or maybe, I need a good therapist instead?
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