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Photo Food Blog ~ Tuesday

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

today I think I did awesome! I cleaned my butt off today, rearanged the furniture in the whole house... the main item I moved was lyra's crib out of my room! yay... she has been screaming for hours every night for like 2 weeks. Then I end up having to put her in my bed and she kicks me untill she falls asleep and hubby has to go sleep on the couch. I stuck her in aidens room today and I hope she does better without us comming in at night and disturbing her sleep.

Anywhoo, then I cooked dinner and got hubby to watch the kids while I went out for my run. Its still hard but I can tell its much eaiser than last time. Getting out there and actually doing it is the main problem... its such a mental struggle to get outside for one and then to keep going for the full 30 minutes. I can do it physically but mentaly I want to quit. I dident let myself though so Im proud of myself for that. I want to be somewhat ready for this 5k, I gotta push myself if I want it.

Eating went really well... with all the cleaning and doing this and that I dident even have a big urge to snack. Im feeling a bit tirsty though so I think I might down a few glasses of water before I get ready for bed.

Here is my day of eating

Breakfast - Flatout wrap with/ 2 egg white, 1/4 cup shredded cheese, roasted red peppers & 2 slices turkey bacon.... mmm very good - 267 cal


Lunch - natural peanut butter & trader joes strawberry preserves on double fiber wheat.... 1/2 cup 1% milk (I just needed something quick so I could get back to what I was doing) - 305 cal


Snack - 1 can mustard sardines, 1 wasa wheat cracker (2 shown but only ate one, they were getting a little stale, yuck... time to open a new pack) - 180 cal

sardines were on yahoo as one of the best foods for you but one of the most hated foods.... they are really high in omega 3.... plus they are cheap and I like them :-) lucky me - 180 cal


Dinner - whole wheat rotini with pasta sauce, lean ground beef & mozzerella cheese... small salad with bacon bits, broccoli cole slaw, wishbone light ranch. - 603 cal


Snack: waffle cone & 1/2 cup cookies and cream ice cream - 240 cal
(Im sure by now you have realized I love my ice cream.... maybe I eat it a little to often, but I really like it..... when this tub is gone I wont by any more for a while though emoticon emoticon emoticon)


Total calories for the day ~ An awesome 1595.... yay, thats so good! Im proud of me today!

~ Jess

  
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ANALYZETHIS1 5/5/2010 2:59PM

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HRD2HNDL74 5/5/2010 2:52PM

    I know what you mean about ice cream. I can't buy it. I would eat it every day. I have found that I really like fudge popcicles and Edy's frozen fruit popcicles.

Love the food blog. Your foods always looks really yummy.

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LOSINGJESS 5/5/2010 2:26PM

    Yeah I pretty much liked everything on the most hated list except for liver... I can eat it but Im not a big fan.

Im having eggplant tonight for dinner, I cant wait.

I love food blogs too, I wish more people did them. Its a great way to get new ideas.

~ Jess

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BRANDI0074 5/5/2010 2:25PM

    I love food pics! Keep the yummy pics coming, and yay for you for fitting in your favorites in to you plan!

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KMARTIN9061 5/5/2010 2:06PM

    I read the article too about the most hated foods -- I had to agree with some of them, but definitely not with Eggplant - my absolute FAVORITE!!

I love that you do this daily -- it's so cool to see what others eat!!

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LDY_ALI_79 5/5/2010 9:33AM

    Thanks for sharing! This blog has definitely gave me a few ideas, especially the breakfast & the sardines!

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SUGIRL06 5/5/2010 8:37AM

    Great eating day! As I read that you had sardines I thought "you go girl! they are so good for you!" cause I think I read the same article. Haha. Love that you have ice cream cones at home! I haven't bought a container of ice cream in months! Now, if I want some, I buy the little individual serving things so I can have one and be done with it!
~Ang

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LOSINGJESS 5/5/2010 8:25AM

    I really like sardines... the ones in mustard sauce and hot sauce I think are really good on crackers. My husband wont touch them and they are stinky lol, but I think its a personal taste, they arent for everyone.

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KARO30236 5/4/2010 11:50PM

    It all makes me so hungry!!! I love it!

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GRAMHIFF 5/4/2010 11:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonyou deserve emoticonand a emoticonGREAT JOB.

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RUTHANNE100 5/4/2010 10:46PM

    Yum...but sardines? I've never had them. Were they good?

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CDGOLDILOCKS 5/4/2010 10:08PM

    I LOVE photo blogs. Great job getting past the mental block and getting in your workout!

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Photo food Journal - Monday may 3rd

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Well yesterday was the end to my crazy lots of driving weekend. I should be able to stay more on track now that Im back to my regular routine.

I had to go to south carolina yesterday to pick up my one year old because she stayed with my mother in law over the weekend. I got my strength training in yesterday before we left... Im alternating strength on monday, wednesday & Friday ..... and running on Tueday, Thursday & Saturday. So far Im off to a good start on my workouts.

I was at the high end of my calorie range yesteday ... maybe 50 cal over because I had seconds at dinner. What can I say, my MIL is a good cook. :-)

Well here was my day

Breakfast: Fiber one caremel delight cereal & 1% milk: 241 cal


Lunch: Turkey, cheese & red pepper sandwich thin pannini, 1/2 can progresso light santa fe soup: 328 cal


Snack: 1 orange, 1 string cheese: 166 cal


Snack: 1/2 of each of these squares of chocolate, the other half went to hubby... so 1 & 1/2 squares.: 66 cal


Snack: kashi crackers : 1 serving : 130 cal


Dinner: Beef Pot roast, Roasted potatoes, onions & carrots.... 2 tsp butter..... cranberry sauce.... 1 tbls ketchup.: 752 cal

Seconds


Snack: cup of tea with splenda.... carrots & peppers... 1 tbls ranch: 92 cal


well thats it... total calories for the day: 1781

  
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MALEXANDER4 5/5/2010 2:07PM

    I"m going to try the carmel delight myself. I have been wanting to but like one reader said the price. I love the food blogs. and If my mil cooked like yours.....wow.....

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LOSINGJESS 5/5/2010 2:00PM

    yeah its Lipton pyrimid tea bags... this line of tea is really really really good.

This type is vanilla caremel truffle. Mmmm.

http://www.liptonpyram
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~ Jess

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PALOMARES05 5/5/2010 1:27PM

    Love the food blog..and will totally agree with you on the carmel delight (i had some for breakfast w/ yogurt)...but looking at your pictures, is that a pyramid shaped teabag? if so, what kind of tea is that...I haven't seen that around??

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LOSINGJESS 5/4/2010 9:41PM

    wow subscribers.... awesome!

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LOSINGJESS 5/4/2010 9:41PM

    the caramel delight is soooo good, I highly recomend it :-)

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CHRYSTALM0214 5/4/2010 8:17PM

    How is the fiber one carmel delight cereal? I have been wanting to try it, but have been afraid to pay that much for cereal i might not like.

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/4/2010 3:07PM

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MAMAFEELGOOD 5/4/2010 3:02PM

    I just signed up to the RSS feed on Google Reader for your blog b/c there are so many great ideas here for meals. Keep posting. It's great!

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DOLLGURL 5/4/2010 1:17PM

    Wow, great idea! I may have to steal this one...lol.... emoticon

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DOLLGURL 5/4/2010 1:17PM

    Wow, great idea! I may have to steal this one...lol.... emoticon

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HULLAF 5/4/2010 12:34PM

    Keep up the good work!

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LOSINGJESS 5/4/2010 11:50AM

    doing a photo food blog is a great way to keep yourself accountable... I have lost alot more weight since doing it and find that I dont nibble like I use to.

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MAMAFEELGOOD 5/4/2010 11:38AM

    I like the food pics. Definitely keeps you accountable.

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FIERCE_FABULOUS 5/4/2010 9:42AM

    You look like you did well. I have been having such a problem with staying within cal range lately. So I have been checking out a lot of the food pic blogs to get an idea of what others are doing. I think I am going to start blogging my food for a week and physically see what I am doing wrong. Have a great day!

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swimsuit before & after ..... shopping

Monday, May 03, 2010

I went out this weekend and desided to try a few things on... the only thing I bought was the workout shorts I bought but I took a few pictures and even though I am not where I want to be yet I have come a very long way.

I tried on some swim suits and thought I looked really good besides my thighs... they still need alot of work. Other than that I would have definatly went out in public with what I tried on if my thighs looked better.

Just as a reference here is what I looked like in 2008 at around 250 - 260 pounds



And here is me now :-) 189 pounds


I cant wait to be at goal and share my final pics :-)

Here are some other pics I took while shopping... Im feeling pretty great about myself right now.

I bought this shirt because it was only 4 dollars on sale... Its a medium so its way to tight to wear out yet but I will hang it in my closet and be able to wear it in a few months.

I love these shorts I had to buy them... they dont ride up at all while running. yaay!

~ Jess

  
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LDY_ALI_79 5/7/2010 12:31PM

    emoticon You look amazing!

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PALOMARES05 5/5/2010 1:31PM

    you look amazing!!! I love the 2nd swimsuit...love the colors :)

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MAMAFEELGOOD 5/4/2010 11:36AM

    I like that shirt on you that you think is too small. It looks really good.

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NIKKI_28 5/4/2010 11:11AM

    Whooo hoooo!

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GOODCLEANDESIGN 5/4/2010 9:57AM

  Keep up the good work!

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SISTAK 5/4/2010 9:51AM

    YOU GO GIRL!!! YOU LOOK emoticon

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MJUDE79 5/4/2010 9:38AM

    You should be so proud of yourself!!!

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CRK910 5/4/2010 9:01AM

    You look amazing. Great Job Jess.

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BIZENMO 5/3/2010 9:18PM

    Lookin' good, Girl!!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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HISBUTTERFLY722 5/3/2010 8:52PM

    You look great! Good job!

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RUNNINGMAMA4 5/3/2010 8:36PM

    WOOOOHOOOO!!! look at you girl !!

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CMORIN2105 5/3/2010 7:49PM

    wooo! awesome job! You look incredible!!

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ADAMST3 5/3/2010 7:21PM

    Oh, Sister....YOU ROCK!

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BYEBYEADIPOSE 5/3/2010 5:43PM

    WOO HOO! GREAT JOB!!! :-) you look awesome!

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JPVALPO24 5/3/2010 5:30PM

    You look so emoticon Way to Go!!! emoticon I can't wait to see the next updated pics!! emoticon

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FLYSOHIGH 5/3/2010 4:41PM

    Thanks for sharing the pics! It's always great to have such clear proof of progress, it keeps you believing.
Your after pictures are gonna be awesome!

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JEWLSM 5/3/2010 3:33PM

    You look so much younger now!!!
Isn't it amazing what losing weight can do!
You look awesome! Congrats and keep it up!!!

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ASHLEYW_206 5/3/2010 3:24PM

    You look amazing...congratulations! You've come so far and you look pretty damn good right now! ;)

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MSNIKE 5/3/2010 3:17PM

    OMG girl you look amazing! Love the 2 piece bathing suit! Keep it up and you'll be at goal in no time! emoticon

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TARAFACE 5/3/2010 3:03PM

    You look fantastic!!! Great job! You're so inspiring!

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CURVYDIVA86 5/3/2010 2:59PM

    This is amazing!!!!! You look incredible!!! emoticon

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WILLMAKEITCOUNT 5/3/2010 2:50PM

    Great job! love the purple bathing suit top ; )
Congrats!


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YASMINSHORTER 5/3/2010 2:37PM

    wow! You look great! I love the top in the second swimsuit pic!!!

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JEWELS571 5/3/2010 2:34PM

    Wow, fantastic job! you look wonderful!

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CRIS76 5/3/2010 2:27PM

    You are making HUGE strides towards your goal - you are looking fab!

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MEGSFITNESS 5/3/2010 2:05PM

    These are great progress pics!!! Great work!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 5/3/2010 1:55PM

    WOW!! You look amazing!! Congrats on all you success :)
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CHRYSTALM0214 5/3/2010 1:39PM

    You look great! Great job!

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BENJAMINSBABY 5/3/2010 1:35PM

    WOWZERS!!! You look fantastic! Seriously! I'm so happy for you! Keep up the clearly amazing work! You'll reach your final goal in no time!

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/3/2010 1:26PM

    You Look Fantastic!!! Great work!!! emoticon emoticon

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VALERIEFESTING 5/3/2010 1:26PM

    Omg!!! Great progress, keep doing the great work!!!
You lokk awesome!
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TURBOTIF 5/3/2010 1:14PM

    WONDERFUL improvement.. and its GREAT you feel good about yourself and your loss!!! I love the 2nd swimming suit :)

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KEEPGOING87 5/3/2010 1:10PM

    HOLY COW U LOOK SOOOOO AMAZING
congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GYPSYGOTH 5/3/2010 1:02PM

    amazing loss, congrats!!!

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    You look emoticon!!! emoticon

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BABYROSEJEANS 5/3/2010 1:00PM

    You look great! I love that swim suit. Its really cute. You're too funny because that's exactly what I did these past couple of weekends as I'm trying to update my wardrobe with more fitted clothes. I'd try on an outfit or bathing suit, snap a pic and send it out to everyone & their mother. Its times like this that I miss living so far from my sisters.

Keep up the good work...you're doing a fabulous job.

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STEPHANON 5/3/2010 12:44PM

    Wow, such an amazing transformation already! You are looking fantastic! I love the purple swimsuit you tried on. And the shirt already looks great on you - you should wear it soon instead of letting it sit in your closet for months! Thanks for sharing these pictures - can't wait to see your future progress. You go, girl!

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CINDYY00 5/3/2010 11:56AM

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at you!!!!!!!!!! You are Kicking some BUTT!!! what an inspiration I hope I look as good as you do in JULY! Thank you for the motivation I feel I can do anything I put my mind to. Thank you, Thank you!!



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SARAHJ19 5/3/2010 11:31AM

    you are doing so amazing! keep up the good work! you are very inspiring! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTALFLAIZ 5/3/2010 11:27AM

    Great work! emoticon

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MESSYJESSY22 5/3/2010 11:25AM

    way to go! you're looking so glam!

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YESITSDEB 5/3/2010 11:23AM

    You've come a long way baby! emoticon

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LISSI_RODRIGUEZ 5/3/2010 10:43AM

    Thats really amazing to see such a transformation... you said you are relaly proud and .... you definitely should be!!! Congratulations so far..... can't wait to see goal pics!

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CREATINGAMANDA 5/3/2010 9:57AM

    Wow you look amazing!

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CINDYLUFUS 5/3/2010 9:28AM

    You are looking great! Love the purple swim suit! And I am sure it gives you a great boost of confidence in seeing these! emoticon

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A better day - Photo Food Journal - Sunday

Monday, May 03, 2010

Ok today I woke up and ate breakfast an did some stuff around the house and then I got outside and did my walking/jogging workout for 30 minutes. wow It was really hot out btw.
Then I went grocery shopping to get lots of healthy food for this week :-) and then I had to leave to go pick up my son. If you read my blog a few days ago I had to drive to drop my son off at my X husband for the weekend and today I had to go pick him up. Today was an even longer car trip though because my x husband was having car problems and could not bring my son to the "half way" point we normaly drop off and pick him up (I actually live about an hour and half farther away from the drop off location). grrr... so my 7 hour round trip drive turned into something like 10 hours.... Not too fun but I had a much better day with my eating :-) I made sure that I planned out what I was going to do to prevent overeating and bad snacking. I packed things from home to eat and read nutritonal info on things I dident bring from home. Although I did my fair share of snacking, most of it was well thought out and better choices.


Breakfast - 1 fried overeasy egg, 1 slice toast with zero cal butter spray and strawberry preserves, 2 slices turkey bacon - 242 cal


Lunch: Peanut butter & strawberry preserves sandwich thin.... 1/2 cup 1% milk - 305 cal


Snack: sugar free fudge pop - 50 cal


Snack: large apple, cored - 125 cal


Snack: 1/2 bag cheddar sun chips- 140 cal
(ok something interesting is baked lays have about the same calories as this for a whole bag but the oz of food in the bag on the lays is around half as much the sunchips... that means that they are around the same calories.... I looked at some kettle cooked chips and it was the same deal... very similar calories per oz. something to think about next time you pick your snack food out)


Dinner: wendy's ceasar side salad with light ranch, flatout wrap with turkey, lettuce, broccoli cole slaw and kens ranch dressing, small bag baby carrots. - 512 cal


Snack: Mcdonalds Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone - 150 calories


Total Calories for the day: 1524 ... yay low to midrange

  
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BECKYCOLVIN 5/5/2010 6:07PM

    McDonalds low-fat icecream is such a satisfying dessert option. Love it! :)

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SUGIRL06 5/3/2010 9:45AM

    That is a great food day! Even ice cream at the end of it! That's like a perfect day for me! Haha!
~Ang

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MALEXANDER4 5/3/2010 9:29AM

    Man that ice cream sure looks good. Have an awesome day.

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STEPHANON 5/3/2010 12:16AM

    So glad to hear today was better for you! Hope you have a great week.

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weekend - bad bad bad

Saturday, May 01, 2010

well I ate horribly today. well for dinner at least. we ended up not going grocery shopping today... (we normaly go on saturday)... so I dident have anything to cook for dinner and I broke down and we went out to eat again.

I was too guilty even to take pictures. ::hangs head::

I ended up going to a mexican restaurant and we had chips and salsa and guacamole.... we had fajitas with sour cream and beans and whatever eles came with it and then because I had never tried it before I got fried ice cream. OMG. I did really bad.

Me and hubby split everything but by the time it was all said and done the calories Im sure were horrindus... (I know I spelt that wrong prob lol)

Anywhoo... I know I said I would to better today but I did worse.... Im going to get up tomorow and work out though and plan out my day so it goes much better. Im not planning on doing any snacking tonight either... mainly because it feels like there is a cement block in my stomach. blaaaah!

I dont normaly eat at places like that though so that wont happen again for a while.

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On a sweeter note I got some new workout shorts today... the kind that stay down and dont ride up when your running. :-) Happy me.

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Well Im going to go and lay on the couch and fall into a food comma.... My thought for the day is you cant be totaly perfect all the time and sometimes you just need to splurge. Its not the end of the world and you cant beat yourself up over it.... Just need to pick myself up and do things better now. This comming up week I will be awesome and even though I had a bad weekend I will still do good.

~ Jessica

  
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RUTHANNE100 5/2/2010 10:47PM

    If I'm being honest, my weekend was much like yours....food, food, & more food. Thank goodness the weekend is only 2 days. We have 5 days to recover. Hang in there!!

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STEPHANON 5/2/2010 9:15PM

    We all have weekends like that sometimes. Sounds like your upcoming week will be better! Good luck.

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MORETHANWEIGHT 5/2/2010 2:31PM

    Just think of this in the far distant past would you have even thought..man that was a mistake?????

I think there are some foods we should just never taste because once we're awar of their glorious existence we want them again and fried ice cream is one of those LOL

Congrats on the shorts....they're also not riding up b/c of your great success

So plan better next week and don't look back

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JADENTEX 5/2/2010 11:40AM

    At least you've got a good attitude going forward. You know what you did, you accept it, and you're moving forward. And look at the positive: you and your husband split all that stuff, where in the past, you probably would have the whole thing(s) to yourself, right? So even in "failure," you did something very right and you can still be proud of yourself!

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JESSSPARK 5/2/2010 11:01AM

    Heh I drank a ridiculous number of calories last night. What can you say, occasionally we have to fail. :)

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JAQUILLIN 5/2/2010 7:49AM

    I do the same thing sometimes...last night I went to Applebees and did really well, looked ahead online and chose something with 390 calories...then the baby woke up at midnight and I ate a twix and then a brownie....we can do this!

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PATTYCAKE49 5/1/2010 8:51PM

    My sentiments exactly.

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62NVON 5/1/2010 8:37PM

    Where'd you go for Mexican? Have you tried the new Mi Pueblo? It's fantastic!

Cut your losses now... Tomorrow is a new day, a fresh start. You've come too far to let this become a habit.

Hang in there, girl!

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