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Walkin' the Pooch

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I have a dog. He is a 1 1/2 year old Doberman. His name is Chance. Normally, he goes to work with my mom, but she had to leave him at home today. I went to go for my walk, and put him in his "house" before I left and he just looked at me so pathetic, I had to take him with me. I am not really a fan of the dog, but I don't take him with me because of where I walk (along the road with people driving like a-holes) and I am afraid he will get away from me and get hit... but anyway, I just couldn't leave him today

I put on his collar and loaded him into the Jeep and off we went. Normally I don't drive anywhere to walk, but I can't walk the dog out of the yard or down the driveway. He knows his boundaries (and also has an underground electric fence) so we don't want him to get the idea it is ok. We parked the Jeep and went walking.

I had an awesome walk. Puppy doesn't fool around. The only incident we had is when he thought it would be good to try an chase some chickens. I thought he dislocated my arm or something. He stopped once to #2 and I didn't bring anything with me to clean it up. Then I realized it was at the edge of a field and they spread it with cow dung, so it didn't really matter. We walked two miles, and I must say I enjoyed it. He had me sprinting at some points.

I also tried to jump rope today... I almost broke my neck. I don't remember it requiring that much coordination?

Tuesday was an awesome day too. My friend came out for lunch and I made
Buffalo Chicken Strips
Salad
Soda Cake

my lunch was super low fat, low calorie and very satisfying.

The cake was awesome. I used a Pillsbury Dark Chocolate mix and a can of diet wild cherry pepsi. It was sooo good! It gave it a really nice cherry flavor, almost like a black forest. Then for icing, I just used a little bit of cool-whip.

After she left, I went to work and cleaned the laundry room in my basement. It hasn't been done in who knows how long. Which actually surprises me. My parents are neat and clean freaks - borderline OCD and I just can't believe it looked like that! So, I took the time and cleaned it. It mostly involved using the ShopVac and sweeping the floor, and the cobwebs out of the rafters.

After that, I got a phone call from my friend Katie and she invited me for dinner. We went to a chinese buffet, and I ate pretty well. I didn't go over board. After we had dinner, we went to Andrew's house to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I have just recently got into the Harry Potter thing. I have never read a book or seen a movie until about 3 weeks ago. I am totally hooked. I have been listening to them on Audiobook on my way to and from work. That is a very enjoyable thing for me.

Anyway, I think that is all I have to talk about for now





  
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MISSION_MOMMA 9/16/2010 7:19PM

    Had to laugh about jumping rope...it does look so effortless and I remember it being easy, not anymore. :) Sounds like a great day for you - glad it happened.

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SHECHAM 9/16/2010 12:07AM

    Sounds awesome! Keep it up! Glad all is going well for you.... emoticon

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isn't that special?

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

So, I made the most awesome dinner.
1 cup whole wheat pasta
1 chicken breast (130 calories)
1 cup of diced tomatoes seasoned w/ basil, oregano, garlic and onion
1 tablespoon of parm cheese

The small taste I had of the tomatoes tasted amazing, so I was sure it was going to be an awesome dinner. I also tossed a nice salad, with some super low cal dressing on the side and was ready to enjoy my meal.

After I got to work (remember I work for a trucking company) I had a driver call me with a problem. He was at a Supermarket Distribution Center getting unloaded, and they refused to take 96 cases of Spaghetti Sauce. They refused it because at some point it became damaged, product leaked out, and subsequently got infested with maggots. All of a sudden my tomato covered Italian delight didn't sound so hot...

Instead of eating it, I had a co-worker pick me up a Whopper Jr - no ketchup (for some reason the thought of ketchup and lettuce disturbs me) and no mayo. 250 calories for the sandwich. I ate my tossed salad and it was an ok dinner.

In other news, I didn't get my walk in today because I am an obsessive dork. While I was making my salad, I got in the fridge and discovered a cucumber that needed tossed, which lead to other things needing tossed, which lead to me cleaning the fridge, and washing everything, and scrubbing - I ran out of time. By the time I had finished, I had spent an hour and a half in the kitchen. It was super clean! I also used up so much hot water my shower was lukewarm at best.

I have the next three days off of work. Friday I am making dinner for Mom and Dad. My coworker gave me a recipe for No Noodle Lasagne's. With a few substitutions with the ingredients, it will be a delight I am sure.

Saturday is Creekside Saturday - which means the most awesome salads in the world - once again, if it weighs five pounds can you really call it a salad?

it is amazing - I will remove all of the American cheese and the egg (don't care for hard boiled eggs) but everything else, the ham, turkey, and swiss cheese stay. The dressing is out of this world... Red Roquefort - homemade and I don't even want to think about the calories and fat. I dip, and I don't pour - but I enjoy

Tuesday 9/14 - is my boyfriend and I's 2nd anniversary. Olive Garden! I can't believe that we have been together almost 2 years - it seems like only yesterday that I was scared to talk to him... he he --

Right now, I am totally looking forward to sleepy time

  


My Day... boring as it is

Saturday, September 04, 2010

I am having a pretty good day. Well... for the most part. I had to come to work and that is pretty lame. I am working until 5am, which is even lame(r) but it is ok I guess.

I woke up this morning, and had an egg mug for breakfast. I have been obsessed with this yummy breakfast delight! You can get a bunch of recipes on the Hungry Girl website
www.hungry-girl.com/

the one I love to make is called Egg McMuggin. It tastes just like an egg mcmuffin from Mcdonalds.

1 slice of ham (lunch meat - 1 oz) cut up
1 laughing cow cheese wedge (lite)
1/2 slice of bread toasted
1 tbs fat free shredded cheese
1/2 cup of egg beaters

mix everything together in a large mug sprayed with non stick cooking spray (save the shredded cheese for later)
Microwave for 1 min. Stir and add the shredded cheese. Microwave for an additional 1 min 15sec. Enjoy!
serving is the entire recipe and it is 174 calories.


www.hungry-girl.com/week/weeklydetai
ls.php?isid=1784


Anyway, my walk today was nice. Well.. it was hot. Very, very hot. I am glad I went though because I felt better after it. I also saw a cute little groundhog.

I forgot today was payday, so I had to scramble around to leave early so I could get to the bank. I managed to do a load of laundry (wash, dry, put away) make an awesome dinner for work, (which I will get to talking about shortly) walk 1 mile, wash the dishes (no dishwasher - wash, dry, put away) shower, get ready, come to work get my check, go to the bank, go to Subway and come back to work. All by 5pm. I was pretty pleased with the hustle there :)

The Subway I got for lunch was delish!
6in club
white bread (I hate their wheat)
lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mild pepper rings
thin strip of lite mayo
Lays light chips (yes, I love those things)

It was pretty good. Ok, it was more than good... it was freaking amazing. For the longest time, I always got a footlong because I never thought a 6 inch was enough to eat. However, today I decided just to see, and I realized that it was enough to eat. So from now on, I will save myself 350 calories and $2. I will admit I was tempted by the cookies, but I resisted.

For dinner I have made the most awesome discovery. The Boca Cheeseburger. It is 100 calories and totally amazing. I put it on an Arnold Sandwich Thin, and use a wedge of french onion laughing cow cheese instead of a slice of cheese. It it totally amazing.

Dinner tonight
Boca burger on sandwich thin w/ 1 wedge of light french onion laughing cow cheese
1/2 cup of bush's black bean fiesta baked beans
3/4 cup of green beans

I am craving chocolate. I bought an 8 pack of Three Musketeers - the fun size ones. Serving size is 3 pieces for 190 calories. I took three pieces out of the package and shared the rest with my co-workers. Normally I would have ate the entire package. I had some beef jerky for 150 calories and I also have pineapple. I am still well within my calorie limits for the day. Spark recommends that I eat between 1500-1700 but I have been trying to do 1200. I usually fall somewhere in the middle.

Tomorrow my boyfriend is taking me out to dinner. We are going to Hoss' Steak and Sea House. I am going to have... an 8oz sirloin steak (usually end up taking half home for my salad the next day) with a baked sweet potato. They have an "all you can eat" salad bar, but I usually do really well with it. I do make a nice sized salad, but it is all veggies. I skip the cheese, croutons, eggs, meat bits ect... and I do use some regular dressing, but I don't like a lot of dressing to begin with, so, I don't use a lot. I did this even before I started on my weight loss journey - I think it is a habit I got from when i did Weight Watchers back in the day. Then I usually have a cup of soup. French onion or chicken noodle. I usually avoid the bread. There are to many other good things to eat. At the desert bar, I usually only get a little taste of this and of that. I would rather fill up on good food, than deserts, but a small taste of something sweet is nice.

I think that is all for now

  
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CERIUSLY 9/4/2010 8:50AM

    Good start to your weekend! Thanks for sharing that awesome website!

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-POOKIE- 9/4/2010 2:26AM

    Lots of delicious and well made choices.

Avoiding the bread would be wise since you want to eat lower carb with eating at 1200, its useless calories, but steak and salad will be great!

Wish I was going out for steak! emoticon emoticon

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Frustrated

Thursday, September 02, 2010

I can honestly say I am frustrated. I seem to be doing everything right and the numbers aren't dropping. I walk and walk and I am eating very well. A few minor slips, but nothing major.

I am still having pain in my legs when I walk. So, I decided to get a pair of those nifty shape shoes. I went with the Payless ones because I wanted to be sure before I dropped $100 on a pair of shoes if they would be worth it. I like them so far. My legs still hurt, but it is a different hurt. I am thinking the root of the problem is my back. When my back is out of adjustment one leg is longer than the other, and I am thinking this might be the cause of something. I have been walking since May so, I would think by now it wouldn't hurt. I do a mile at a time. I try to walk at least 2-3 miles a day. Sometimes I fall short, but I usually get something in. Maybe the type of socks I am wearing has something to do with it? I usually wear thin socks, I don't really own any "normal" socks. Why do my legs still hurt?

It is getting to be my time of the month... and I knew I should have just skipped it. I do that a lot. I take Seasonale, so, I just skip my monthly and keep taking the pill. It is making me feel icky and weird. I feel so insecure, anxious about nothing and I just want to eat everything in sight. I keep telling myself that is not acceptable behavior.

My boyfriend had to leave tonight and I am having a harder time dealing with it. I should be used to it by now, 2 days home, 2 days out. It just really sucks this time around. I don't know why. I guess cause I am all girly and emotional right now...



  
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JESSYVIRGINY 9/2/2010 4:28PM

    emoticon

hang in there, things should get better, if not maybe you should see your doctor about your leg pain.

keep us posted on your progress.
best of luck.
jessy emoticon

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-POOKIE- 9/2/2010 6:28AM

    *hugs*

I am feeling all crappy and weepy for same reasons, and dont get to see my boyfriend for two whole weeks, then no idea when again after that day.

Outside things effect our motivation so much, its hard sometimes.

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Diet Re-vamp

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I have decided to revamp my diet. I am cutting down to around 1200 calories a day.

today I had...

Breakfast:
2 Blueberry Nutrigrain Waffle's
2 Turkey Sausage Links
total = 264

Lunch: (I actually didn't have time to eat but didn't want to skip it)
1 fugi apple
1 light string cheese
total = 160

Dinner:
Extra large chicken salad w/ ff dressing
total = 250

Snacks:
2 cups grapes 220 calories
fiber bar - 150 calories
cup o soup - 50 calories
jello - 10 calories

I still have some calories left for the day - I don't know if I will use them up or not.

I am going to try it for a week, and see where I end up. I don't feel hungry, and I think I got a nice mix of foods, maybe a little lacking in the "bread" category, but that isn't always a bad thing. I am going to try it for a week and see where I am at.

I also managed to walk two miles while I was at work, and it took me 30 mins. According to this calculator thing, I burned appx 250 calories. I was pretty happy about that.

I am also wondering... back in the day I used to drink bullion as a "snack" or rather a low calorie way to not mindlessly munch on stuff. I am wondering if that trick is still valid? If any one reads this and has any ideas... let me know

Thanks and good night :)

  
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CORTNEY-LEE 8/24/2010 5:01PM

    Pookie~ Any suggestions would be more than welcome. Thank you so much!

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-POOKIE- 8/24/2010 3:36AM

    Eating at these levels its much better to eat lower carb anyways, and get those carbs from good nutrionally sound sources like fruit and veg rather than nutritionally void bread etc.

I did 1200 for a couple months at the end, I am the MASTER of high volume, low calorie foods to make myself feel full.

Balsamic vinegar dressing for your salad would maybe be nice too. Only 8 calories per tablespoon.

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