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Photo Food Jounral Saturday 4-25-10

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Breakfast: Yogurt burst cheerioes, 1/2 cup 1% milk (I was rushed an dident get a pic, this pic is from the day before so I ate this except no banana) : 215 calories

Lunch: 2 slices thin crust california pizza kitchen BBQ chicken pizza, small salad with mushrooms, craisins, bell pepper & 1 Tbls kens ranch dressing: 315 calories

snack: Wasa Wheat Cracker w/ 1 Tbls smuckers natural peanut butter, 1 small apple (This is my first time tying this peanut butter and the natural kind the oils seperate so you have to stir it alot... wow bonus workout just stiring the peanut butter up lol... I broke a sweat) : 213 calories

Dinner: 1 1/2 Lean Ground Beef Cheese burgers w/ sauteed onion, sharp cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce, light mayo & lettuce..... 1/2 cup bushs baked beans : 652 calories

Snack: 1 square dark chocolate: 45 calories

Snack: Burrito made with whole wheat flatout wrap, 1 cup uncle bens sante fe rice, 2 tbls salsa, 1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese....... 1 mini snickers bar...... Diet mnt. Dew (lol, I laughed when I took this picture because it looks like the typical sit on the couch and munch while watching tv type of meal.... I was just kinda scanning through the cabinets at 11:30pm trying to find something to munch on and this came to mind, I pretty much knew it was going to be a bad choice with how much rice was in it and it threw me over my calories by a hundred or so... but its saturday so Im gonna alow myself a little splurg) : 452 calories


Total calories for the day: 1892 calories

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BECKYCOLVIN 4/25/2010 4:16PM

    Hey, the funny thing is I recognize the Roku remote. We use ours for Netflix on demand--our son loves Kipper & Arnold. . .

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BARBARASDIET 4/25/2010 3:27PM

    Love the idea of taking photos of the food!

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PAMELALANDIS 4/25/2010 3:02PM

  WHAT A WONDERFUL STORY! God bless you for sharing and being so honest with and about yourself. It takes alot of maturity.May you and your family be blessed by the rest of your journey. Pam

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    first time on your blog and I love it! what a great way to journal your food. fun idea. thanks so much for sharing with us.

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JESSSPARK 4/25/2010 2:39PM

    I love the CPK pizzas too!

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FLYSOHIGH 4/25/2010 2:36PM

    I must say I always find it amazing people can keep pb or packs of mini bars at home. I envy you. I have it so bad, I can't even keep wasa bread or any bread for that matter at home, cause I'll eat it. I can only keep some fruit, vegetable and grains at home.
Anyways, it all looks delicious and healthy!

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NPA4LOSS 4/25/2010 2:27PM

    Fun to see all the pictures and get ideas! emoticon

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ANELAKANOA 4/25/2010 2:25PM

  I love these picture blogs! The burrito sounds yummy!


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Photo Food Journal Friday 4-23-10

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Total Calories Eaten: 1710 calories

I was a bit munchie at the end of the day and ate alot of junk food type snacks but still stayed within calorie range. I hate when I get so snacky.... good thin is I dident binge though, which is really easy to fall into when your feeling that way.

Breakfast: 1 Cup Yogurt burst cheerios, 1/2 cup 1% milk, 1/2 banana : 278 calories

Lunch: 2 slices leftover broccoli tomato quiche, 1/2 tbls ketchup, 3/4 cup broccoli, 1/4 cup ragu cheese sauce: 466 calories

Snack: coffee fudge brownie ice cream cone: 220 calories

Dinner: Macaroni & Cheese & hot dog casserole..... made with whole wheat rotini, ragu cheese sauce, light all beef hot dogs, panko bread crumbs, and rosemary..... 1/2 cup green beans, 1/2 cup lightly sauced broccoli, carrots and cauliflower mix...... 1/2 tbls ketchup. (Kids dinner night lol) : 491 Calories

Snack: fudge pop: calories 90

snack: low fat plain yogurt, splenda, 1/2 oz peanuts: calories 160

Snack: 1 square dark chocolate espresso truffle bar: 45 calories
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STEPHANON 4/25/2010 11:15AM

    I know what you mean about feeling snacky. Good for you in not binging! I love how others actually noticed the quiche - I had trouble noticing any of the food because my eyes automatically honed in on that ice cream cone. Yum!

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AUDREY_BREIER 4/24/2010 9:46PM

    I love this! I will add you as a friend so I can remember to check out your blog more often :) Your meals look very healthy and that quiche looks so good! I think I'll have to make one for dinner next week!

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JADENTEX 4/24/2010 9:26PM

    Just added you to my friends... We have the same dishes. We're Corningware Twinsies! LOL

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PURPLEWEAVE 4/24/2010 8:06PM

    It's so helpful to see what other people are eating, and I love the pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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JDYJMM2000 4/24/2010 6:24PM

  good way to keep track...food looks great.

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LOSINGJESS 4/24/2010 4:36PM

    the quiche is my own recipe.... I just take a ready to bake pie crust, add cooked frozen broccoli to the bottom of the crust and then wisk together 5 egg whites, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup 2% shredded cheddar and 1/2 cup tomato pesto and a splash of milk and pour it into the crust and bake at 350 for 30 minutes................... You can make lots of different varriations on it though, just mix different fillings with the same amount of eggs, cheese and milk.... good filling ingredients are bacon, ham, chicken, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, ect ect.... Then take the whole thing and devide the calories by 8 slices and you have your servings.

I love quiche! mmmm!

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LOSINGJESS 4/24/2010 4:31PM

    I think that is mainly because I am so obsessed with presentation... if my meals dont look good to me then I dont want to eat them lol... Meals dont really look right if they are unbalanced or done have alot of colors so most of the time my plates look pretty healthy :-) .... My husband jokes about how picky I am with my meals, expecially when we go out to eat. I get really upset if my meal looks bad at a resturant.... My view on eating out is if I can go home and make something that tastes and looks better than what the resturaunt gives me then I am not happy.

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MALEXANDER4 4/24/2010 4:29PM

    I love the broccoli quiche....is it a spark recipe? love the food journal

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JESSSPARK 4/24/2010 4:22PM

    I'm impressed with how balanced your meals look! Keep it up!

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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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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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