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Photo Food Blog ~ Saturday may 8

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Well I think I did pretty good yesterday. I did not track my calories and even though I could do it now, I reeeealy dont feel like it so Im not gonna. I feel like I most likely did not go over my calories though, there was nothing extravigant that I ate yesterday so I think I came out ok.

Breakfast: old fashioned oatmeal w/ 1 tbls brown sugar, 1 tbls smart balance margarine, a dash of cinnimon & 1 tbls raisins

Snack: sams club samples - 1 peice angel food cake, 1 peice herb encrusted tilapia, 1 peice chicken courdon blu.
(I did really good at sams club because they had cookies and chocolate and pizza and other really really good stuff and I passed right by it. I only tasted the stuff that I reeally wanted)

Snack: 1/2 banana (my son aiden wanted a banana after we got home from the store, I peeled it for him and he took one bite and said... Im done.... I told him that he was gonna eat at least half of it since he asked for it... I ate the other half even though I really wasent that hungry)

Lunch: Turkey on Thomas' everything bagel thin with 1/2 tbls light mayo & 1/2 tbls honey dijon mustard, lettuce & tomato......... 1/2 serving sun chips

Dinner: Broccoli, tomato pesto & bacon bit quiche..... asparagus & cheese sauce..... flatbread with tomato peso & mozzarella cheese

Snack: Chocolate cupcake & 1/2 cup 1% milk
(Ok turns out every snackcake in the snack cake isle has hydrogenated oil in them... WTF.... so I look in the deli section and they have snack cakes that have a sell by date for the end of this month (instead of the end of this year) and they dont have any in them.... they are 200 calories though so I couldent get any more low calorie snack cakes...... turns out it was totaly worth the extra calories. OMG this was the best chocolate cup cake ever!!! Much Much better than the crappy mrs freshlys snack cake I had a few days ago. If your keeping your calories in check most of the day a 200 calorie treat is not gonna kill you so I went ahead and spluged a bit. I was totaly satisified afterward and dident want to snack anymore the rest of the night.)

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 3:03PM

    I could have it dident occure to me at that particular moment.... oh well

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SOCKS117 5/10/2010 2:49PM

  This may be an odd question, but why not just put the banana in the fridge if you don't want it?

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 2:26PM

    My husband had never herd of butter in oatmeal either... He loves it now though :-)

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/10/2010 1:40PM

    Wow. I've never heard of butter in oatmeal.

I eat 4 oz of plain oatmeal with 4 oz of almond milk.

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RK2008 5/10/2010 11:56AM

    I love butter in oatmeal--glad I'm not the only one. I had this EXACT breakfast this morning. Yummy!

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LOSINGJESS 5/10/2010 11:49AM

    ?? dont you like butter in oatmeal? I do... of course everything was mixed in when I ate it.


~ Jess

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/10/2010 9:42AM

    I'm puzzled by the margarine in your oatmeal emoticon

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LOSINGJESS 5/9/2010 9:20PM

Same as this except I also added in like 2-3 tbls real bacon bits.

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CALLIKIA 5/9/2010 7:29PM

    Ooh, yes! LOVE quiche! All of this looks so good!

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JESSSPARK 5/9/2010 7:17PM

    Omg that quiche looks awesome- have a recipe handy?

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Photo Food Journal ~ Friday May 7

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Breakfast: PB&J on double fiber bread.... 1/2 cup 1% milk

Lunch: 1/2 large apple, Broccoli Salad ..... 1/2 can progresso lentil soup w/ 1/4 cup couscous

Snack: 1/2 strawberry protien shake .... 4 squares IKEA dark chocolate

Dinner: Large Salad w/ peppers, zucchini, bacon bits, wishbone ranch dressing, & tomatoes....... Veggie Lasagna w/ spinach, tomatoes , diced zucchini & diced eggplant. MMMM was so good and the kids ate two servings... I love when I can get veggies in them.

Snack: Spinach dip made with spinach, 1/3 fat cream cheese, 2% cheddar cheese, mozzarella, 1/2 can sliced waterchestnuts-diced, worchestershire sauce, salt and pepper...... 2 wasa wheat crackers.
(I half a pack of frozen spinach left from the lasagna so I desided to make some spinach dip... mmmm so good!)

Total Calories Eaten: 1603

Spinach dip recipe - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta

Veggie Lasagna recipe - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta

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HULLAF 5/9/2010 12:18PM

    Good job, again! Keep it up.

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ESMOMMY13 5/8/2010 7:05PM

    Thanks for posting the recipe site for the spinach dip. Love spinach dip! :)

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KNITTINGMOMOF3 5/8/2010 11:04AM

    I love your photo food blogs. i really want to try the lasagna and also i want to try the wasa wheat crackers.

MichiCleary- where do i go to join the virtual trip to forks? Sounds like a lot fun!!!

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JPVALPO24 5/8/2010 10:00AM

    Looks real good! You have given me some good ideas of things that I can eat safely! YUM! emoticon

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MICHCLEARY 5/8/2010 9:55AM

    Wow what a great idea. I haven't read your photo blogs before but I sure will now. It gives me some new ideas for my food choices.

Thanks for sharing. I'll share my idea with you...several people are joining me for a virtual trip to Forks...to see Edward of course! I'm tracking my fitness miles and keeping track for several others as we bike, walk, jog, our way virtually. I'm going 2,200+ miles. Check out my posts if you care to join us let me know.


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Photo Food Blog ~ Thursday May 6th

Friday, May 07, 2010

Breakfast : Sandwich thin, egg white, 1/2 slice cheddar, 1 tsp ketchup, 1 jimmy dean fully cooked turkey sausage pattie...... 1/2 med apple. ~ 270 cal

Snack: mrs. freshly's choclate cupcake - 1/2 cup milk ~ 195 cal
(you can see little hands about to pouce lol)

Lunch: BLT wrap w/ flatout wrap, 2 slices turkey bacon, lettuce & tomato, 1.5 tbls wishbone regular ranch dressing..... 1/2 can progresso lentil soup & 1/4 cup couscous. ~ 447 cal

Dinner: bbq chicken breast (everythings better on a stick), broccoli salad (home made) & whole wheat pasta w/ cheese sauce ~ 460 cal

Snack: 1/2 cup cookies and cream ice cream & 1/2 joy waffle cone ... 1 pringle chip

Snack: 2 wasa wheat crackers, 2 tbls salsa, 1/4 sliced avocado

Total calories for the day~ 1760 (great!)

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MALEXANDER4 5/7/2010 10:05PM

    Keep these coming Jess...they are great and you give me so many neat ideas....How you ate one chip and that was it is beyond me....I dont buy chips anylonger...I can't be trusted.

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WICKEDTWIGGY13 5/7/2010 8:13PM

    great job, and all those foods look so yummy emoticon

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LOSINGJESS 5/7/2010 5:55PM

    I have always added a pinch of sugar to spaghetti sauce... it takes the acidity out of the tomatoes.
Tuna I have never added sugar but thats prob because when I mix up tuna I either use miracle whip (which is sweet already) or sweet pickle relish. Mmm I wouldent mind some tuna, I might have some tomorow now lol. Have you ever tried tuna burgers? they are soo good.

yes chips and ice cream is yum! :-P

I really love the wasa crackers. They are the only ones I can find at walmart that list whole wheat as the first ingredient and have a short ingredient lable. I had them once when I was younger and they were like cardboard but after trying them again I have found it was because the one I tried back then was stale... wasa crackers that are stale are really bad... but fresh ones are great. I recomend putting them in a ziplock bag because the package they come in is not resealable.

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PALOMARES05 5/7/2010 4:43PM

    Your meals look great!!! I have never tired WASA crackers...I'll have to look for them next time I am at the store.

I am with you with the sugar in things...I sprinkle some in my spaghetti sauce... :) and when I used to make tuna i would add a sprinkle...and it's good in fresh green beans when you cook them w/ new potatos...

I know all about the sweet/salty combo..and the chips and ice cream thing...Plain Vanilla w/ Lays BBQ chips...drool....

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WATCHMEGO2 5/7/2010 4:13PM

    Wow.....one pringle!! Good job girl!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 5/7/2010 2:51PM

    Thanks for posting this, great ideas here!!!! I love the avocado slices on crackers!

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/7/2010 2:30PM

    LOL Great job

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SPARKYJEANIE1 5/7/2010 1:23PM

    You just accomplished something incredible...you made healthy stuff (most of it lol) look sooo YUMMY!! You're working so hard and the results are showing! Great job!

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LOSINGJESS 5/7/2010 12:27PM

    ok these are not exact messuments but you can basically eye ball this recipe. I really liked the broccoli salad at the deli at walmart so I just desided make my own.

ok mix together about 1/3 cup light mayo or miracle whip (depending on how sweet you want it), 1/4-1/2 cup broccoli cole slaw and 1/4 cup raisins. Get all that mixed good and then add in 1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese (i use sharp), 2-3 cups fresh raw broccoli florrets, 2 tbls real bacon bits.

I usually mix in about 1/3 cup thinnly sliced red onion as well but I forgot it this time around..

anywhoo, mix all the ingredients together and chill in the fridge overnight before serving. It dosent taste as good if you eat it imediately... you gotta give the flavors time to combine.

~ Jess

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SUZEQ09 5/7/2010 12:17PM

    Everything looked so delish, as I was eating my soup for lunch. Good jpb with the calorie range too. How do you do your broccoli salad, if you don't mind me asking. :)

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LOSINGJESS 5/7/2010 12:11PM

    I am crazy for salty + sweet food combinations. I wanted chips and ice cream but I dident want the calories of a whole serving of pringles hence the 1 chip lol... I dipped it in ice cream and ate it right after I took this picture before I even sat down lol.

my salty + sweet obsession makes my family look at me like im crazy btw... Im big about putting sugar in things like soup or beans and before I made the huge changes in my lifestyle I use to eat things like hashbrowns with ketchup and then smothered in maple syrup... Cheddar ruffle potato chips with chocolate brownies sandwich between them.... and my favorite movie theater snack was Cheese nachos with reeces peices spinkled over top of them.... drewl... I still love these foods but have not eaten any of them in almost 2 years. just bad all the way.

I still put sugar in my beans and soup though lol... splenda most of the time now though.

~ Jess

PS... you have no idea how much I want to try chocolate covered bacon lol

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ANALYZETHIS1 5/7/2010 11:59AM

    I too love Sandwich thins.

ONE PRINGLE CHIP????? emoticon emoticon

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CALLIKIA 5/7/2010 11:22AM

    LOVE those sandwich thins!

This is really cool...thanks for all the ideas! *lol* Now I'm hungry for something fresh and yummy!

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LISA170 5/7/2010 11:15AM

    What a great food day with some yummy treats included too (I love the 1 pringle chip - something salty with the sweet?).

I also LOVE the sandwich thins!

Great food journal - anyone who says you can't lose weight eating good food should see your food journal!


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TURBOTIF 5/7/2010 11:06AM

    looks delicious :) -- I agree the Sandwich rounds are DELICIOUS

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LOSINGJESS 5/7/2010 9:54AM

    The sandwich thins are awesome!!! I love them. I get the double pack from sams club and they arent that much more expensive than regular bread. They taste great and are good to make cold and grilled sandwiches. Plus if you have kids they are great because there is no crust to cut off... yay.

Another really good thing is thomas' has bagel thins out which are also awesome!!! They make great breakfast sandwiches and are only 100 calories.

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SARAHJ19 5/7/2010 9:49AM

    awesome! looks great!

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KMARTIN9061 5/7/2010 9:47AM

    How are those sandwich thins?? I always look at them when I'm in the store, but never get them! I see that you also use them to make hot sandwiches - sorta like Panini's? I'm gonna check it out this weekend ... always looking for new stuff!

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STARLIGHT615 5/7/2010 9:45AM

    All that looks delicious!!!

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SUGIRL06 5/7/2010 9:43AM

    Everything looks so yummy!!

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MEGHAN2012 5/7/2010 9:42AM

    these look so good

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Week 2 Training ~ Ouch!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

well today was my.... hmmm.... 5th workout I think and I desided to increase my jogging a little bit. So I was walking about 30 seconds & jogging about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. Everything was going ok besides it being hot as crap outside and the air quality index being orange today. ick... anyway I was in the last 5 minutes of my workout and I desided to go down this road off to the side before finishing up... it was slightly down hill which was nice because it was much easier to run down than the flat surface which I was running on before and then all of a sudden about 20 feet down the hill my left knee starts hurting really bad around my knee cap.

So I stop jogging and just try to power walk but it hurt way to bad for that as well so I had to cut my workout short and hobble back home. :-(

So now Im sitting here with an ice pack on my knee thinking about all the years I spent at 300 pounds essentialy destorying my joints. ::shakes head:: ..dumb dumb... Im really annoyed right now.

Im going to go take some Motrin and hopefully the knee brace I bought for myself when I first started working out (at 270 pounds) when I injured myself then fits now (it dident fit at all then but I never got around to taking it back to the store).
Im really hoping that I feel better by my next scedualed jog on saturday.


~ Jess

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LAWRALOO 5/7/2010 6:11PM

    you may heal faster because your body is in better shape now!
Sorry to hear about your knee, that sucks :(((

Feel better soon and be sure to take it easy to not agitate it more!
Have a good weekend.

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MALEXANDER4 5/7/2010 6:59AM

    You need to take it easy. OUch, isn't the word. Because of all your hard work I bet you find you heal up in no time. Be careful.......

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DAVEW175 5/6/2010 7:13PM

    Oops. I guess I shouldn't use the back button :)

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DAVEW175 5/6/2010 7:13PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon

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DAVEW175 5/6/2010 7:13PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 5/6/2010 5:16PM

    Oh btw...sorry - about landing on the heels...yeah, running is such a technical thing, never fathomed there was so much involved. I actually am an "overpronator", where I tend to walk on the outside of my feet more than straight down, so this was wreaking major havoc on my knees/shins/achilles, etc when I was getting started. I bought some Aasics that were made for ppl like me (haha sounds like I have a disease or something) and they worked, but I think after years of walking the way I do, it was too much correction, too soon and boy oh boy, let me tell you girl, did I feel it!!! Ouchie, and double ouchie...so what to do? Just everthing in moderation I guess. I definitely can't run M-F like I was, so I try to go at least 3x/wk. Ya can't fool our bodies. But anything is waaay better than nothing.

Good luck and I hope you find a happy medium for your situation.

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WATCHMEGO2 5/6/2010 5:09PM

    Landing on your heel is definitely a big no-no, I learned that the hard way as well. Rest, ice and motrin are the best and don't try to push yourself until you are feeling better.

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SPARKYJEANIE1 5/6/2010 5:08PM

    Oh shoot chickadee! Man, I know, it really sucks. It's like - our mind wants to push ourselves on so we see results, but sometimes the body (joints especially) just can't friggin do it. I can definitely relate, I went for a jog 2 days ago and started off with my right knee aching like hell. I literally felt like the tin man wishing I could just oil myself into comfort, but it finally eased up a bit. I'm proud of you that you tried to go on, but even prouder that you listened to that bod of yours and knew when to call it a day and head home. I hope you heal up quick and it was just a temporary ache. You're making great progress! Glad you're having nice weather but running in the heat really can drain ya. Make sure you stay nice and hydrated!

Great to hear from you - miss ya while I was away, and sorry for not being the bestest SP buddy - I've just been so swamped with life and haven't been as active here as I was, trying to get better tho! Thanks for your sweet comments on my new toy! Yeah girl, trust me hopefully I don't eat it big time and fall off it...LOL =)

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LOSINGJESS 5/6/2010 4:23PM

    I was doing some reading and I think my problem was I was landing on my heels when I was running. Turns out thats a big no-no. Once my knee is feeling better and I continue I will def remember that.

~ Jess

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ARL61210 5/6/2010 4:22PM

    If it was on the outside of your knee (lateral pain), it could be your IT band. I had my first IT band flare-up coming down a hill - it seems that downhills are extra stressful on IT bands. There are a few great stretches for ITBS! I hope it's something simple. I know how frustrating knee pain can be!!

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NANC304 5/6/2010 4:13PM

    Take care of yourself and feel better soon.

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CRK910 5/6/2010 3:40PM

    The knee is a fickle thing.
My sister was walking her dogs a few weeks ago, turned wrong, and her knee gave out. it turned out she ended up tearing her ACL and had to get surgery.

be careful when running, and if you have bad knees you may want to think about some sort of knee support when you do run.

Keep an eye on it :)

I hope it is nothing more then a bruise

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JESSSPARK 5/6/2010 3:36PM

    Crap this sucks Jess- I hope it improves quickly.

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PRISCILLAE 5/6/2010 3:20PM

    Yikes! Be careful and rest up. I hope you're feeling better in no time!

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Photo Food Journal ~ Wednesday May 5

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

mmm Its been a good day for food. So tastey!

Breakfast: Fiber one caremel delight & milk (I accedently bought an extra gallon of milk at the store this past shopping trip so I have to get this milk drank... I just broke into the second gallon today and it goes bad on the 9th so I have to find ways to use it up.... so its cereal yet again... sigh) - 241 cal

Lunch: Large salad with lettuce, wishbone regular ranch dressing, bell peppers, tomato, bacon bits, & sliced almonds....... Broccoli salad made with raw broccoli, broccoli cole slaw, 2% cheddar cheese, raisins, bacon bits and light miracle whip... Just as good as what they sell in the deli or serve at the salad bar (although I forgot the red onions) for alot less calories.... I looooove broccoli salad!!! - 402 cal

Snack: string cheese
- 80 cal

Dinner: veggie roll ups with 1/2 cup garlic & olive oil couscous & steam fresh lightly sauced broccoli, cauliflower and carrot mix.... - 455 cal

I got the recipe off of a PBS cooking show but threw in some of my own variations. If I had to do it again I would have peeled the egg plant and diced the veggies and layered them in a casserole dish instead of rolling them up... Other than that it was an awesome recipe and very very good.... expecially mixed with the couscous. You should try it. Oh btw it turns out its much more econamical to buy a basil plant ($2.99) rather than buying the packs of "fresh" basil, that are all browning and wilted ($1.99). yuck.

Ing - egg plant (I used 1/2 but next time I will use a whole), zucchini 1 whole, Mozzarella cheese (I used 3 pecies for the 2 servings I made), roasted red peppers about 1/2 cup, Fire roasted tomatoes about 1/2 cup, grated parmesan cheese about 1 tbls, salt and pepper - sprinkle, fresh basil leaves about 6 leaves.

Slice egg plant & zucchini, brush with olive oil and roast at 400* for about 20 min..... again if I had to do this again I would have peeled egg plant and diced the veggies and roasted them in a single layer with the olive oil.

layer veggies, drained canned fire roasted tomatoes, roasted (Jarred) red peppers, salt & pepper to taste, & fresh mozzarella cheese. ..... roll up if doing the rolls & secure with kabob stick..... Otherwise layer together & broil for 3 min or untill cheese is melted.

Top with fresh basil and grated parmesan, I used one basil leaf per roll.... If you are doing the recipe with veggies chopped I would chop the basil so you can have a little with each bite. Yummm, it gives it a great taste and smell ssooooo good. Goes perfectly with garlic & olive oil couscous.

Snack: 2 wasa wheat crackers w/ 2 tbls white bean and corn salsa & 1/4 a sliced avocado.... I love avocado :-) - 192 cal

Snack: Just wanted to try a bite of this...... 1/4 mrs freshlys chocolate cup cake - 35 cal

Ok I also went to the grocery store and had a sample of pinapple and a small cube of swiss cheese... 35 cal (no pic)

Total for the day ~ 1440 - I almost went under my calories for the day... Im accounting that to the fact that I normaly have meat with dinner and tonight was a totaly meat free night. I made my calories though and had alot of yummy food today.
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BRANDI0074 5/6/2010 10:45AM

    You rock! I so want to start doing food blogs! Keep them coming, I love them!

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MALEXANDER4 5/6/2010 7:20AM

    You come up with some of the neatest meal ideas. I love the pics gives me great ideas. thank you and keep em coming.

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JDYJMM2000 5/6/2010 1:50AM

  Great looking meals

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FLYSOHIGH 5/6/2010 12:14AM

    Your dinner looks heavenly, yum!!! Mine was just frozen vegetable mix!
Am quite impressed by how you can eat a quarter of a cupcake.
Good luck at your next weigh-in!

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CHRYSTALM0214 5/5/2010 10:32PM

    I just wanted to let yoy know that I bought the fiber one carmel delight cereal to try tomorrow!

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TRACYFABULOUS 5/5/2010 10:30PM

    Hi! Just happened upon your blog. Very interesting, informative, and great idea. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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