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A food check in...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

So I haven't been going out to eat but since starting the challenge I've noticed that I'm not eating as well as I should. Normally I would eat a healthy breakfast, get in my 2 or more servings of fruits and veggies and have something to eat out.

When I say something to eat out I'm not saying a biggie size meal. I'm talking about just the burger with no fries or drink or the pita which rings in with about 300 cals at the most. I eat out when I'm on the road and I spent a lot of time on the road with dh here and the holidays and all. Even when I got sick it was easier to grab something really quick so that I wasn't hanging out in the kitchen. So what's the issue now?

The issue, when I do get hungry I can't just go through the drive through and grab something. This leaves me in a grocery store starving and looking for a quick fix. This in turn leads me to grab those low fat chips, low fat ice cream and low fat everything else that I can eat on the go. Yes I do grab the fruits and veggies but lets face it, they aren't washed or peeled, and I need something I can eat without worrying about the hands that have been on it. I need something in a bag!

So I buy the easy stuff making sure it's all low fat, sugar free and "light" but in the end it's all about portion control and when you are driving around and snacking in parking lots, portion control goes out the door. I learned that today when I realized that I went way over cals just by eating the rest of those chips in the car.

I must admit that today was a free type of day. I also had baby back ribs which were precooked and on sale for almost half off. Since we got home around 8 it was easy to heat and add a baked potato. The bad part is that even though they were low in cals they were high in fat. So even if I take out all my "travel snacking" I'm still within cal range but over in the fat area. I'm hoping (and I'm pretty sure) that it doesn't happen often.

Overall, I came in at 2300 cals or so and way over in fat. Most people know that this is not me at all. If you look at everything up till dinner I was good except for the ribs but even those were in the calorie range. The chips, cookie and croissant with spread that I had to tie me over until almost 8 was what threw me off. Without them my stats read as follows:

Dinner 537 cals 39 fat
Lunch 460 cals 22 fat
Breakfast 440 cals 14 fat

Totals: Cals 1437 Fat 75

I'm happy with those numbers and knowing that when it comes down to meals I'm still using portion control and choosing healthy meals. My breakfast was Kashi granola, Lunch was a panini, dinner was the ribs and a potato with sour cream and cheese. Normally my snack would be a fruit and a veggie but we all now know why those didn't get in there. I can honestly say that I was gone most of the day and didn't eat out and still managed pretty healthy meals (okay so dinner was a little off but hey, every now and then you can eat your rib and potato...just can't add chips and cookies with it! :P ).

So I figured that was the issue, even told Mary that I had traded in fast food for junk food since starting this challenge. I think that my next goal for next month will be to combine some of my challenges. Working out for 21 days, eating fruits and veggies for 21 days and no fast food for 21 days. I know that if I add in more fruits and veggies with the no eating out then I'll make more of an effort to get them in and not the junk.

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SARASVATI827 3/12/2008 5:45PM

    I think you should just pack your meals up in the evening and store them in the fridge in your lunch bag or cooler or whatever you can carry it in. That way, everything is already there and ready to eat and everybody has a little bit of time in the evening to do some food prep. Even if it means missing part of a fav. tv show. Or you could do it on the commercials. It's just to hard to go to a fast food restaurant or the grocery when you're already starving. Much to easy to go overboard on the wrong stuff. You prob. already know that though. I think the challenges you're doing each month are great! I need to do the exercise one, lol. I think my first challenge will be to stop eating in bed, that has got to be the biggest mistake I make on a daily basis. On the biggest loser a couple shows ago Bob Harper said that one of the best lunches you can have is a sandwich. Something like lean turkey or chicken breast on whole grain bread with some lettuce. You could have raw baby carrots and broccoli on the side with some light ranch dip. All of that is really easy to pack. That was my standard lunch when I was working. Anyway, i'm sure you'll figure it all out and will succeed at this challenge also.


w: in reply to the comment you left me on my blog, I do try to watch the processed vegetarian meat sub.'s. I know some of them aren't 'light'. I do like that they don't have cholesterol and not much fat(if any). I love tofu in stir-fry and when we grill out i'll have a veggi dog. Actually i've been eating those instead of hot dogs even since I saw what a hot dog is made out of. Can you say...blood clots? yuck. among other things. I'm going to start tracking my calories and fat and try to do better at losing weight. Now that it's warm outside it makes things much easier and I actually want to eat heathier and exercise.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 3/12/2008 4:46PM

    I think you can increase the fruits/veggies, cut back on the processed low fat snacks, and not eat out... but it will require a lot of planning. No last minute stops in the store. Buy the snacks the afternoon before take them in the diaper bag as you get ready to leave, or get a snack bag you stock w/ blue ice to keep the snacks cool. BUT i'm sure that isn't the advise you are looking for right now. You are making great strives in your efforts. I think you are doing well and can do better. Keep up all your efforts!

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21 day challenge

Monday, March 10, 2008

For those who don't know, I started my 21 day challenge to not eat out on the 5th of March. It has been hard so far! I went shopping after being out all day long and not having lunch or breakfast. You can guess that I bought some junk food...*sigh*. It's all out of the house now. Poppy cock was gone within two days. The next two days was a Ben and jerry's size of light fat free ice cream. Then salami....then the left over V-Day chocolates. Yes, AF is right around the corner (oh lets not forget the two hand fulls of cheetos) and yes I normally give myself one snack a day during this time. Yes, this is over kill!

Today was ten times better. There is nothing in my house...okay, total lie but it's close. Nothing in the fridge but butter, cheese, eggs, pasta, bell peppers, ketchup, mustard and one thing of salad dressing. So of course today I've not been grubbing on much now have I... LOL.

Well, I got on the scale this evening (before dinner, fully dressed) and it read that I had dropped about 1.2 lbs of what is my normal night time weight.

Yes, I weigh at night, in the middle of the day and in the evening just to see how much my weight changes. It keeps me from being down on myself when I see the scale jump up to half a pound or stay the same. I know that if I had a late lunch or dinner, the scale will still be higher in the morn. In short, I make sure that the numbers stay in range for my average for the day. Right now that is from 211.2-213.2.

I'm hoping for at least a 1 lb drop this week...at least! I mean, AF is right around the corner, shouldn't something happen...anything!!!!

Okay...I'm done.


What did the scale say?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Well it's monday so I got on the scale. 211.2 *sigh* well it's not nearly 215 like it was before. So time for a new goal for this month. can I get down to 200? That's what I'm hoping for. I just need to keep things in check and hopefully I can bring it all back under control. I'm really hoping to drop some weight for when dh gets back home. No use to him coming home and I weigh the same that I did when he left 15 months before hand!

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DRAWNTHISWAY 3/4/2008 11:09AM

    I know you can do this. I know its hard. I'm right here with you battling to lose the weight and inches. Altho our scales say the same i'd love to have your measurements. We will do it. First one to 200 gets a manicure and pedicure :-P

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/4/2008 8:32AM

    Hang in there. You can do it!

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I got the new scale....

Monday, March 03, 2008

So for those who don't know, my old scale went out after 3 kids and my fat a$$ pouncing on it for 4 years. It actually started acting up at the end of Oct. and I had figured my ending weight to be around 198 instead of 196 due to the scale. Well, when dh left, I had gained and was back to 206 by Dec. I got on the new scale this night and it read 213.5...totally not happy since I was hoping to not be any higher than 210. I'm hoping that it's partially the time difference and the clothes, water gain from the change of diet and AF which should be here in soon. I'm hoping that those are some of the leading factors and that I'm really 210 or below.

Time will tell. I'll weigh in this morn and hopefully by the mid of this month I'll get some true numbers.

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KATFRIN 3/3/2008 5:23PM

    heh heh heh - Kids and scales - a deadly combination! - They break sooner if they were any bouncier!
Don't worry about that number it's the body measurements that really count!!

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SEESKO 3/3/2008 7:15AM

    You can fix any damage. Don't worry....this new scale will be your best friend as the number on it goes down and down.

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Back at the docs

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I was once again all day long at the docs office. Didn't get home until almost 7 at night. I'm tired.

here's what's going on.

I go in, give the doc the discharge papers, he checks the baby out and I tell him everything that's happened in like the last 2 weeks (starting with baby's cold about 2 weeks ago). He rechecks the discharge paper and says "did they give you an antibotic?" I tell him no, they said it was a cold that effected the eye.

He laughs!

Shakes his head and says "Oh boy, what were they thinking."

He then tells me that they should have put the baby on meds. He says that the nose bleeds, fever, and gunk coming out of his nose suggests meds and a serious infection and they should have started him on it last night.

So here's the deal. Babies sinus cavities aren't fully formed or what not. The cold he had 2 weeks ago, it went away. Totally went clear and then stopped. But then he spiked a high fever which was still 101 while on meds in the ER and went up again. With the fever came nose bleeds and discharge. So, what happened is that during the time he had a cold, the infection got under the skin, surrounded the eye and check. He spiked the fever, the pressure started to build causing the nose bleeds and then the pus and such filled and started draining back into the nasal cavity and out that one side. Only one side of his nose is draining and it's the swollen side.

The reason why this is a concern, it's not a cold, it's a skin infection or to say, an infection under the skin.

He wanted me to give him the meds right in the hospital and then again at night even if it was close on the time. He said that if the swelling and redness doesn't go down by the end of tomorrow I'm to bring him in on sunday asap. He want's all swelling and redness nearly fully gone by Monday and if it's not gone then I have to bring him in. They already set the appointment for 12. He said that if the swelling and redness is gone and the gunk starts to clear up then to wait on the appt. and let the meds work since they are.

Whew! He was pretty upset about them not giving me meds. He said that colds don't just randomly spike fevers, nose bleeds, swelling and pus within 24 hours and that the E.R should have done testing and lab work.

So that's the news.

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TABALICIOUS 2/24/2008 7:57PM

  Wow, sometimes I wonder about the medical profession. Hang in there, at least your little man is getting better.

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  Don't you hate that?!
At least you have baby started on the road to recovery (and maybe some sleep!)

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