Friday, December 03, 2010
Well, no exercise mainly due to the fact that I am feeling HORRRRIBLE physically (stupid TOM). I usually have one day that just gets so bad that I can't fathom the idea of doing anything beyond walking here and there. So, on with my food for today:
Breakfast: One banana (0 points) and an English muffin (3 points) with reduced fat peanut butter (2 points) for a total of 5 points:
Snack: Grapes and a Jonagold apple (0 points):
Lunch: Spaghetti Squash (0 points), Marinara Sauce (1 point) with 1/4 cup of 2% cottage cheese (2 points) and 1 pickle (0 points): 3 points
Supper: I was craving chicken-fried rice, so made a healthier alternative with couscous made with chicken broth (4 points), egg (1 point), and bacon pieces (1 point) for a total of 7 points, and was SOOO yummy:
And though I do not have pictures for the rest.....I have to be honest and get it out there. I had a massive TOM attack food wise. And I gave in to it. It is what it is, and though I am not thrilled about it, but I am not going to beat myself up about it. So, without further ado:
Then, I went to the grocery store with Kaylee to see her daddy, and I got her a cookie (chocolate chip). I bought a 3-pack of sugar cookies thinking that I would use those for her during this weekend when we are out of town. Yeah, I ate them on the way home....
So, my daughter went to bed and I had a super super super craving that I gave into with bacon, scrambled eggs, and cheese, and lots of it. Ugh. And 2 slices of wheat bread with Miracle Whip and bacon. Apparently TOM cravings are much like being pregnant..
The problem with eating things and then tracking them, is the "sticker shock" you get when you enter them.
My total points came to 58, with 29 regular points and 29! weekly allowance and activity points used. Wow. I had 2 days' worth of WW calories today. I know I only "need" to lose 0.6 pounds this week, but also being a part of at least one challenge that I need to weigh in for, I want to contribute as much as I can to my teams!
This accountability is a good eye opener for me, though....I did plan out my weekend out of town, and have written down food and their points values at different places like McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell, Taco John, etc. and also for PF Chang's so I will stay in my 29 points and not go over. I will have my workout outfit with and will be taking advantage of the hotel's exercise room.
Friday, December 03, 2010
When I first started wanting to not only run, but race, I knew that there was an event held here in Grand Forks, North FREAKING COLD Dakota that I wanted to be a part of. Kind of just to say that I did it :o}
That is the Frozen Feat, folks. Where you strap on your ice cleats (or Yak Trax, which I bought recently), put on the layers, expect frozen icicles of snot hanging out of your nose...a frozen butt...
So, this year's Frozen Feat date and events was just announced. It is on Saturday, February 12, 2011!!!
But, they also announced there will be a 5K AND a 10K. There will be race medals for all of the finishers and door prizes throughout the day. Also, all of the preregistered runners will get a long-sleeved technical shirt *yay for goodies*
So, I wanna sign up...like yesterday. But I'm not sure which one I should sign up for???? I know I can run a 10K, but...let's face it. Grand Forks in February will most likely be sub-sub-zero temps, unless we get lucky. I looked up the average high and low for that month, and it is 20/4. For giggles, I looked up the record high and low, and the record high is 67 (wow) and the record low is -42 (good Lord).
The price difference is $5 (for early bird registration, which I always do coz I likes to saves me some moneys, it is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K).
What to do....what to do....
Friday, December 03, 2010
I didn't get my blog in yesterday for the 2nd day of Suck It! though I did get my other blog in. I will make sure to keep on top of these as much as I can from here on out!
I will post my food blog tonight, so I will not go into what I am eating in this blog. I missed this morning's gym workout since DH turned off the alarm (before it went off, so I obviously didn't hear it). A part of me wasn't upset, though, since I am having a BAD day of TOM and my cramps are horrific and I can't find the ibuprofen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But, no excuses. I am planning on doing bootcamp on my lunch hour to get some calories burned, along with crunches in the evening while my daughter plays around me :o}
~ For today, post your favorite holiday recipe- but post a healthier version of it. OR post a recipe for something healthy that you want to include in your eating this month, that you have always wanted to try.
Course: side dishes
PointsPlus™ Value: 1
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 30 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
4 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray, divided
2 medium sweet red pepper(s), cut into 8 thick strips
1 medium green pepper(s), cut into 8 thick strips
1 medium yellow summer squash, cut thickly on the diagonal
1 medium zucchini, cut thickly on the diagonal
1 medium red onion(s), cut into large wedges
12 oz canned artichoke hearts, without oil, drained and halved
1 Tbsp thyme, fresh, fresh, minced
1/2 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.
Arrange peppers, squash, zucchini, onion and artichokes on prepared baking sheets and coat with cooking spray; sprinkle with thyme, salt and black pepper.
Roast until vegetables are tender and golden brown, shaking pan once or twice during cooking, about 25 to 30 minutes. Yields about 3/4 cup per serving.
If you like your vegetables well-done, broil them on high for 1 to 2 minutes at the end of cooking.
~ Come up with a plan for the weekend. Go ahead and do it, and put it in font for all to see. Promise yourself you can do a plan just for the weekend. Its just 2 and a half days, and you are a grown adult, you can totally handle 2.5 days.
Tonight: Bootcamp, crunches, and ST that I missed this morning (glad I know what to do!)
Tomorrow: In the Cities shopping, plan on bringing fruit/veggies with me with water, will eat Subway for supper, small item for lunch, and a long run on the hotel treadmill for as long as I can go while family swims in the pool. Plus TONS of walking at the Mall of America. Crunches.
Sunday: Still in the Cities, PF Chang's for lunch, and will be having Lo Mein off the children's menu (8 points) which is actually the amount I am supposed to have for lunch. Yay for the right portions! Lots of walking and plan on the elliptical in the morning before everyone is up. Crunches later that night at home. Supper is planned on being either Subway, or something that involves fruit/veggies and other healthier fare.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Today was my rest day from the gym, so that felt...weird. I had forgotten that today I was meeting up with a friend at a local restaurant called The Toasted Frog, renowned for their cheesy pickles, sweet potato fries, and of course....frog legs. I decided to eat light and use all of my weekly allowance points from Weight Watchers. Now, unfortunately for those who haven't done WW, I am only putting down the points values of each meal/item, and not calories.
Breakfast: Special K Yogurt and Fruit (3/4 cup), skim milk, and 1 banana: 5 points
Snack: Holiday Seedless Grapes: 0 points
Snack: Jonagold Apple: 0 points
Lunch: Leftover Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce and 1/4 cup 2% Cottage Cheese: 2 points
Supper: Yeah, this isn't going to be pretty. Appetizer of Cheesy pickles, which consist of a pickle spear (0 points), havarti cheese (4 points), egg roll wrapper (1 point), fried in peanut oil (1 points) served with sirancha. I had 3 for 18 points:
Then, my meal came: Sweet Potato Fries with chipotle aioli dip and a Wood-Fired Open-Faced Prime Rib Melt on the house bread (15 points):
I then had 2 sugar cookies at the PartyLite party I went to with my daughter afterwards. Mindless eating there for 8 points, but that is what the weekly allowance points are for, and therefore I am okay with it, though that does mean the rest of the week needs to be with a bit of tighter reins :o}
Total points for the day: 48 points (29 points plus 19 weekly allowance).
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
~!~SUCK IT CHALLENGE ENTRY CARD AND DAY ONE CHALLENGE~!~
1. Pick any 5 things to measure that you will measure again on New Year's Day. Post those current measurements here. it can be everything from how many modified pushups you can currently do, to a 5K time, to a bra size, I don't give a crap. Personalize it.
A. Weight: 160.4
B. Waist Measurement: 37
C. Days I go running in one week: 2-3
D. 5K PR time: 29:15
E. Jeans size: 9/10
2. Declare yourself. Do so by choosing one or more of the following.
I, Erin, declare myself to be free from setting myself up for failure. I shall not take myself through pointless guilt tripping, and I will not pressure myself to be perfect. I know that this journey is about progress not NOT perfection, and I only need to make myself BELIEVE this as I know it is true. If I have a bad meal, the next one will be healthy. If I miss a workout, I will use it as my rest day and work out the next day, or I will make plans to work out at the first opportunity that same day. I will not use excused, but I will also not demand 100% for 100% of the time as that is NOT realistic.
3. Make the decision that no matter how many times you fall in December, you won't wait 24-48 hours to make up for it. Make sure your next act, after falling, is standing up straight. Immediately. State one victory you have already had today.
My victory for today is that I went to the gym and did the spinning class despite the fact that I had only 2 hours of sleep.
4. Tell me what you are absolutely going to do right today.
~ I am going to eat what I have planned for today, and if I am hungry at all in between or after, I will allow myself fruit or veggies until I am no longer hungry (but not stuffed).
~ I will do as many crunches as I can, whether its 50 or 300 (stolen from Yoovie, because she is the crunch goddess, and dammit I want to be myself, but like her).
~ I am going to take an hour for myself tonight to do what I want, be it pampering (nails need help) or reading a book.
THEN I will lounge on the couch like a potato because I was victorious TODAY.
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