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Friday, May 22, 2009

Wow, now I GET it. Macaroni Grill opened up recently. We love to go for pau hana drinks, etc. For the first time, I've actually looked up the damage of what I eat. Was starving last night so started with the Mozzarella Alla Caprese Salad and chose the Chicken Scaloppine dinner. Skipped cocktails. Skipped bread & olive oil. Still the count is staggering:

Mozzarella alla caprese: 440 cals. 37g fat. 9g carbs. 19g protein
Chix Scaloppine dinner: 1410 cal. 112 g fat. 68 g carbs. 42 g protein
I ate 1840 calories in one mealů worse: 149 g fat?!

Because I was dilligent for 6 out of the 7 days this past week, really not bad: under 1,500 cals per day which really is where my body seems to function best. Fat grams avg: 62 which is higher than where I should be.

Just imagining, though, if:
1) Had thrown a couple of martinis (about 250 cals ea) plus bread/olive oil into that mix?!
2) Had dessert?! Just 1/2 tiramisu = 590 cals and another 42 g fat
3) Did this more than once in a while?!

  
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DESTINYE 5/26/2009 8:44PM

    Yikes! I used to eat there ALL the time, I love it but thats so scary on the calories! Its so frustrating we can't have our cake pasta and eat it too - without consuming a zillion calories!

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LEAVNTHEW8BHIND 5/23/2009 8:42AM

    I KNOW! It sucks! You can't really go out to eat because the damage it HORRIBLE! Oh well, I still believe that every once in awhile it's good to just let go.

Good attitude towards it!

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FITPRIS 5/22/2009 9:34PM

    I'm glad you had self control! It is amazing how fast it all adds up!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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WRCHILI 5/22/2009 6:43PM

  I know! I too was shocked when I started looking up how many calories were in certain foods. Like Bliss_In_Time said, if we are going to go out to dinner, I usually get on calorieking.com before we go to see what I can eat without going overboard. I've found too that's it's easier not to crave certain things when I know how bad they are for me.

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BLISS_IN_TIME 5/22/2009 5:51PM

    Isn't it crazy?! When I first discovered calorieking.com, I was fascinated by looking up the foods I normally ate at restaurants!! It's insane how terrible they are. So much worse than if you even made the same, unhealthy dishes at home!

It's great to know, though. Now I look up the places I'm going if I am unfamiliar with that particular restaurant so that I can make educated decisions and not just guess on what my intake is. No meal is worth so many dang calories! haha.

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I ate an orange...ew

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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I am so not a fruit person. Not sure why that may be the case, but it is. I thought I'd try it again since I am on the fastbreak stage and am supposed to eat something fresh daily. OMG, not a good idea--was OK at first then had to force the 2nd half down so I didn't waste.

I guess I was meant to be a vege, lol. The occasional fruit cut into my vegetable salad will have to work for me.

  
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SYNNORA 5/18/2009 6:37PM

  I love fruit but I throw it in smoothies etc. So funny ,never heard of someon eliking veggies more than fruit! Thanks fo rthe blog comment. Think you could send me some modified Korean Food recipes? I like maangchi.com for recipes but they are authentic so lots of sodium. emoticon

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FITPRIS 5/17/2009 10:40AM

    I love fruit, but can only have it once per day.

Tossing into your salad would be a great idea. What about chicken salad, with grapes and celery...easy on the mayo.

Good luck with the fruit!

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DESTINYE 5/16/2009 11:50PM

    I am not a fruit person too much either, so I make mine into smoothies and that really has worked for me to get more fruit in. If you like smoothies lol!

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STEPHANIE0904 5/16/2009 10:59PM

    I love fruit - send it my way emoticon
There are so many kinds of fruit out there - do you like watermelons, cantaloupe - any?????

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If your significant other gained weight, would it bother you? Why or why not?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It does bother me when DH gains weight because it usually means that I have gained weight too. I've noticed that we do seem to be a team in fitness/health and on the flip side as well. He's had some serious health problems in the past, mostly stress related, so it's my reminder to take care of our health!!

  
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FITPRIS 5/16/2009 9:59PM

    I hear you. I gained also when Kent and I moved in with each other. It's much better now!

Have a great weekend!! emoticon

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DESTINYE 5/16/2009 7:36PM

    DH gained a little - that does not really bother me but I think if it was a lot it would. MY DH is lucky to have a great constitution and physique overall tho. Thx genetics!

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Travel, Work & Entertaining

Friday, May 15, 2009

I've found it's so much easier to stay on track when it's just me at home. I can take what's for dinner with the family and just portion it out right... b'fast and lunch in the fridge at work, etc. I have learned over the past couple of days that the entertaining clients for work is going to take a LOT more work. Fortunately, the trips should be only for 2 days every other month. Oh yeah, and I am so glad I am not normally a drinker, LOL! Those three martinis on Wednesday really shocked me when I saw the damage they do to the day's calories... were good, but NOT 250ish calories each good...

So back at home and trying to recuperate...need to flush all the sodium out. It's always been my weakness, along with anything fried. emoticon

The good news: Actually worked out one day in the hotel room so only 1 day off from exercise and got back to running again today. Drank my water and ate at least a 1/2 of a protein bar breakfast each day.
Needs improvement: SLEEP--still have not made one night@8 hrs this week. Preplan menu choices before dining out.

  
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DESTINYE 5/15/2009 9:42PM

    I know the feeling but sounds like you did good under the circumstances!

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FITPRIS 5/15/2009 9:40PM

    I'm glad you are back on track! Way to look ahead and plan!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Tuesday panic

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I really could not have picked a crazier week to recommit, darn it. But it's good for me, right? Work today and fly out tonight for work for the next 2 days. Had a wild morning packing, etc. in effort to get to work on time. Was 1/2 hour late because I forgot my cell phone and had to go back for it. Survived though... and even got in my day 2 of C25K. Breakfast -- 9:40 AM counts, right?

Oh yeah, did the P90X core synergistic video last night. Was SO NOT pretty, but will be! WOOT WOOT!!

  
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FITPRIS 5/12/2009 9:34PM

    I'm glad your back!! I have done the P90X. I love what it does to your body!! Stick with and you shall see results!

Again, I'm glad your back! emoticon

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DESTINYE 5/12/2009 4:03PM

    Sounds like you are back on track AND busy!

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