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Food Journal Thursday 5-22-10

Friday, April 23, 2010

yesterday I ate 1440 calories.... which is right on the lower end of my target calorie range. I dont think I ate very well yesterday though.

Here is the damage


Breakfast: 1 egg + 2 egg whites scrambled with 1/2 diced potato, 2 mushrooms, 1/2 a small diced onion and then topped with 2 tbls salsa...... 1 slice double fiber bread w/ 1 tbls strawberry preservse & spray butter..... 2 slices turkey bacon : 357 calories

Lunch: 1/2 turkey sandwich thin with mustard and lettuce... sliced cucumbers with light sweet onion dressing ..... 1/2 can progresso clam chowder : 360 calories

snack: ice cream cone : 220 calories

snack: 1/2 serving wheat thins: 70

snack: diet mnt. dew: 0 calories

Dinner: quiche w/ pie crust, broccoli, cheese, tomato pesto, 2% cheddar cheese, eggs and egg whites, milk............. steam fresh asian vegetable mix

snack: 1 square of dark chocolate espresso truffle bar from target: 45 calories
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I dident over eat but I dont think I ate very healthy with my snacks.... I just really felt bad yesterday and dident care much. It was a victory as far as not over eating though.

~ Jess

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MALEXANDER4 4/24/2010 4:35PM

    Shoot girl I wish I could eat snacks that bad, if you think that is bad. I think you did awesome. Keep up the great work.

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MORETHANWEIGHT 4/23/2010 10:41PM

    you are always so creative
love the pictures
you say you were at the low end of your calorie range so I don't think you did bad at all

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BIZENMO 4/23/2010 8:36PM

    Ya know, sometimes you just have to give in to the cravings you have, get them out of your system and keep on a-steppin! Looks to me like you are doing ok. But, did you get all your fruits/veggies in? Keep up the good work!
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STEPHANON 4/23/2010 10:28AM

    Looks pretty good to me!

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NIKLOW 4/23/2010 9:42AM

    This looks like it was a good day for good. You're allowed to indulge in the good stuff, just in moderation. Which is exactly what you did. I wouldn't stress too much about it. Your meals looks really good, healthy and balanced! Keep up the great work!

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YESITSDEB 4/23/2010 9:42AM

    I love the food diary with pics - very cool. Fruit????? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DELILAS 4/23/2010 9:42AM

    Looks great to me! You do an awesome job of getting in your veggies!

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MESSYJESSY22 4/23/2010 9:41AM

    This is such a great idea!! You did good yesterday! You still ate within you caloric range which is important! Just remember that today is a new day!

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Weigh in & Update

Friday, April 23, 2010

Well this morning is friday and the day I weigh in.... I got up and looked in the mirror and told myself...

"self, you have been feeling pretty good about yourself, you have been feeling like you have been looking thinnner and healthier the last few days and you have worked hard and rocked this week even though you have been sick! No matter what that scale says, its just a hunk of plastic and it dosent say who you are as a person. even if the number is up, You are going to feel just as good about yourself and you are going to continue to rock it week after week and eventually you will make it to your goal"

Ok... I dident say all that outloud but I said it to myself in my head and I was determined to mean it. I grabed a tissue and coughed a bunch... because I started taking musinex yesterday so all the crap that was making my lungs hurt yesterday is starting to make its way upwards. yuck. And then I made my way into the living room and turned on my wii fit.

I got up on it... messuring.... messuring... messuring.... all done! ............ balance is slightly offf........ OMG I lost 5.1 pound!!!!! This is really awesome because I had gained 4.4 pounds last week and I thought for sure that It was going to take me sevral weeks to work off what I had gained.

So ... This week: 191.1
Last week: 196.2
Week before: 191.8

I am just where I want to be again to be in the low 180s by summer! Yay!!! Im really happy.

Im not sure though if the 4.4 last week was water weight or really a gain from me over eating... or if I just really killed it this week and managed to drop 5 pounds. Im going to chalk it up to a little of both. I did really well this week with my eating... way better than I have done in months... which I account to the fact that I have been doing a photo food journal. I have not nibbled any between meals and have generaly made healthier choices on food and portion size because I knew that I was going to post these on my blog and I would be held accountable to my spark friends. It has worked really really well for me and I plan to continue to do it for a while.

In other news... I have been wanting to do a 5k for a while. I wanted to sign up for one last year around this time but couldent bring myself to drop the money... which I think was partly an excuse for being a little intemidated by the prospect of running a 5k. Hell I am still really intemidated. I can not run... I can maybe jog for about 30 seconds right now. I figured though that if I dident just do it and sign up that I would never do it... so yesterday afternoon I got online and dropped the 20 bucks to register for it and am now signed up to run my very first 5k on June 4th 2010. I figure I have 5 1/2 weeks untill the 5k though and maybe I can get myself jogging for at least 5 or 10 minutes at a time... then I will be able to at least jog most of it in bursts so I wont come in last, right behind the active senior citizens. lol. Im going to work really hard to do this though so I can be proud of myself.

I got out yesterday and jogged / walked for about 15 minutes... which was really good for me right at the moment considering Im sick. Unfortunatly my lunges really hurt for the rest of the night... I was unaware untill I took that musenex last night that they were full of thouse little green guys off the commercials. I also got in 20 minutes of exercise while the kids where watching tv yesterday... lunges and squats and jumping jacks and crunghes ect... things I could do in place so I was ashured I wouldent squash a toddler or preschooler.

I am very proud of this week... this has been the best week that I have had this year in my oppion and I think most of it was due to the fact I gained that 4.4 pounds last week. It was the kick in the butt I needed to get myself back in gear.

I plan on rocking this comming week.... hopefully more so then this past week because hopefully I will be over this cold or whatever it is. Gotta get ready for this 5k... I want to really do well.... maybe not first place well... but not last place well.

Thanks to everyone who pushed me this week to keep going... I love my spark friends for allways cheering me on and cheering me up. I dont think I could have made it as far as I have come without you. emoticon

~ Jess

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MALEXANDER4 4/24/2010 4:32PM

    Woohoo, awesome loss. i'm so proud of you.

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MOMMAKESS2008 4/23/2010 8:51AM

    GREAT job on the loss! It always feels good to get back on track. And congrats on signing up for your 5K! I'm still avoiding it, although I'm moving into week 4 of the Couch to 5K program. I guess sooner or later I'll need to make the same move...signing up for the first run! Keep us updated on how it goes for you!

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SCJOHNK 4/23/2010 8:35AM

    Whoot! GReat job. Keep it up. You can do anything you set your mind to.

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LIONHERD 4/23/2010 8:22AM

    Way to go!!! I'm soo proud of you!!! Keep up the good work!

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Wednesday 5/21/10 photo food journal & update

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Im having a tough time tonight... I have desided I am done for the day though with my eating. I want to eat more... because I feel like crap mentaly and physically but Im not hungry so I have desided not to.

My baby just cried and cried today because shes sick... and Im sick too and she kept me up all night long... I could have really gone for some good old fashioned emotional eating today but I resisted and kept myself on track.

I would like to say I got a workout in too... but I dident. :-( I totaly flaked on the workout because I feel like Im going to snap already and I dont even want to think about it... I know I would prob feel better afterwards but right now that dosent make me want to jump up and do it anymore.

Hopefully I will feel better tomorow and get a good workout in to make up for the lack of one today... But besides maybe eating too many snacks with nutella involved and maybe one more serving of veggies that Im lacking.. I think I did pretty well today.


Breakfast: 1 cup cooked plain oatmeal, with 1/2 tbls brown sugar, 1 tbls raisins, spray butter..... Strawberry smoothy with 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, tsp ground flax seed & tbls splenda - 363 calories

Lunch: 1/2 can progresso clam chowder (maybe not the best of choices but I was craving some), 15 wheat thins: 330 calories

Snack: Orange push pop: 90 calories

snack: 1/2 sandwich thin and 1 tbls nutella... (because I knew the push pop was not gonna cut it as a snack): 145 calories

Dinner: Parmesan crusted tilapia & 1 tbls or so ketchup, 1/2 cup peas, small salad with 2 tbls regular ranch dressing, 1/2 cup mac and cheese made with whole wheat rotini and ragu cheese sauce : 599 calories

Snack: 1 graham cracker, 1 tbls nutella: 120 calories

Total for the day: 1652 calories

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CHARANN3 4/22/2010 7:43AM


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MSNIKE 4/22/2010 1:22AM

    This makes me want to try Nutella! Thanks for sharing :)

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BANANNA38 4/22/2010 12:17AM

    Oh, I LOVE Nutella but haven't had it in a few years!!! Thank goodness there is none in the house or else I might be eating it out of the jar. Chocolate and hazelnuts are an amazing combo!

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MALEXANDER4 4/21/2010 11:02PM

    Love this journal. Great thinking.

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NICKANOODLE 4/21/2010 10:31PM

    Ugh! So sorry you and baby girl aren't feeling well! That's so hard when they're up all night crying....I know the feeling! Hope you feel guys feel better soon! Love the food picture journal, that's a great idea.


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Tuesday 5/20/10 photo food diary

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yesterdays total calories came up to 1689 which is much better than the day before. I really love this way of keeping track of my food because I can just take a picture of it and then at the end of the day write everything down while scanning through the pictures. This has really kept me from nibbling too, I had alot of moments where I wanted to put something in my mouth that I shouldent have and I rethought it because I dident want to have to snap a picture of a bite of my kids leftovers or a peice of easter candy... Im staying on track better than I have in a long time.

I had a hard time finding the time to fit a workout in yesterday with the kids being sick and all... I got in 10 minutes in one segment and 20 minutes in another segment yesterday... I ended up doing squats and leg lifts while doing dishes last night and then I did sit ups, pushups and lunges while I was watching the biggest loser last night.

Here is what I ate yesterday

Breakfast: 2 slices double fiber bread, zero cal spray butter, 1/2 tbls strawberry preserves, 1 tbls nutella, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup 1% milk - 338

Lunch: panini w/ wheat sandwich thin, 1/8 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers & turkey.... 1 small apple..... 1/2 can light chicken noodle soup - 393

snack - hummus & wheat thins - 200 calories

snack - green tea w/ splenda and one lemon wedge - 1 calorie

Dinner - Gnocchi w/ red peppers, onions, alfredo sauce and itallian turkey sausage... steam fresh lightly sauced broccoli carrots, cauliflower and cheese sauce.... bread stick - 578 calories

Snack - 1 waffle cone & 1/2 cup coffee fudge brownie ice cream


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MSNIKE 4/22/2010 1:24AM

    This is really a great idea! Keep at it!

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BIZENMO 4/21/2010 8:11PM

    You are doing so fantastic!! I like your blog...love the pics!
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JESSSPARK 4/21/2010 6:29PM

    looks super tasty, and has me craving nutella..

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HULLAF 4/21/2010 5:43PM

    I like this idea and might just have to try it! ;)

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What I ate today Photo Food Dairy 5/19/10 - lots of pics :-)

Monday, April 19, 2010

I desided that doing a photo food diary would maybe keep me on track a little better today and I was right... I did awesome today and came in right at the top of my calorie range.... I think tomorow I will try to plan out a little better what I eat so I maybe come in midrange.

I got my workout in this afternoon... Biggest loser bootcamp. ..... I was really tired and dident want to do it but I did it and felt much better afterwards.... :-)

Well here is what I ate today ~

Breakfast : around 6:00am

1 fried egg, 2 slices turkey bacon and 1 light wheat english muffin with zero calorie butter spray and trader joes strawberry jam. It looks alot more greasy than it was, expecially after I blotted the bacon with a paper towel.

Snack : around 8:30am

breyer's 1/2 the fat coffee chocolate brownie ice cream and waffle cone .... Maybe not the best mid morning snack but I bought it last night and dident eat any because I was over on my calories already.

Lunch: 12:15pm

Salad with red peppers, mushrooms, bacon bits, turkey lunch meat and sweet onion dressing

Snack: 1 small apple & 1/2 oz dry roasted peanuts 3:00pm

Snack: Lipton caramel truffle tea, 2 tsps splenda & 1 lemon wedge 3:30pm

Dinner: 1 slice lasagna, 1 bread stick, 3/4 cup whole green beans 5:00pm

Snack: 2 squares Ikea dark chocolate 6:00pm

Snack: 1/2 Can progresso light meatball soup, 15 sun chips 8:30pm


Well that was my day emoticon Im planning on having just as good, if not better tomorow!!!

Sweet dreams

~ Jess emoticon

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LEAHANNE1989 4/20/2010 1:36PM

    Sweet val onion dressing my fav.


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COOKIES4MONSTER 4/20/2010 8:24AM

    That's a great idea! I love the photos; it keeps you accountable.

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WATCHMEGO2 4/20/2010 8:21AM

    mmmm, I love sweet onion dressing especially on spinach salad

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    That salad looks so delicious! I love photo food diaries!

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SKINNYJENNYBY10 4/20/2010 7:42AM

    Food Dairys allll ways make me so much hungry!!!!!



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JESSSPARK 4/19/2010 10:26PM

    nomnomnom. That's some good looking food!

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