Wednesday, November 03, 2010
I was wondering today what the average calories for a "normal" Thanksgiving meal would be. I found between 2000-6000 calories! So my next step was to log what I figured an average Thanksgiving meal for me might be this year. I came up with about 900 calories. For the meal, not the whole day. Take a look at what I figured:
Turkey, fryer-roasters, light meat, meat only, roasted, 1 cup, chopped or diced 196 0 2 42
Bread stuffing, bread, 3 oz 151 18 7 3
KFC Mashed Potatoes With Gravy, 1 serving 140 17 5 1
White Dinner Rolls Rhodes Bake N Serv 1 roll, 2 serving 200 38 4 4
Butter, salted, 2 pat (1" sq, 1/3" high) 72 0 8 0
French's French Fried Onion, 2 tbsp 45 3 4 0
Green Beans (snap), 0.5 cup 17 4 0 1
*98% fat free cream of mushroom soup, 0.25 cup 35 5 1 1
Cranberry Sauce, canned, 1 slice (1/2" thick, approx 8 slices per can) 86 22 0 0
Dinner TOTALS: 942 107 31 52
This does not include breakfast, pie, Ham, pumpkin bread (OH Man, the pumpkin bread!!) This also does not include snacks (chips and dips usually which I can substitute baked chips and low fat dips and a veggie tray, probably deviled eggs will be in attendance). It also does not include the later in the night turkey sandwich.
So I need a plan. Heck, we ALL Need a plan!
Really, the only thing I see I would be willing to cut is only having 1 roll and I can have plain green beans as well as less stuffing. That takes it down about 200 calories. My current calorie range is between 1350 and 1650 a day.
I will stay away from alcohol and drink water and then we traditionally go for a walk so that should help. I will also drink a SOBE zero cause they make me full and they taste good. I will also do some sort of fruit (maybe turn it into a desert). That evening, we always end up at the Movies so I have gotten pretty good at just enjoying the show without having to eat popcorn (Maybe I will bring my own 100 calorie bag if I am feeling munchy).
One thing my bad day taught me the other day is I cannot eat like I used to. Nor do I want to.
I just want to at least have a plan in place. What is your plan? What is your weakness during this day of food? How are you gonna handle the upcoming holiday?
Monday, November 01, 2010
So I woke up feeling crummy from my cold. I have had it for a few days but had been feeling ok until today. Came out to my office and the phone calls began and the stuff that needed to be done just kept getting higher and higher. Couple that with a 30 minute wait time to my health care company who then promptly disconnected me during a transfer sent me into the house for some chips. I ate a small bag (150 calories). Came back out to tackle more frustrating stuff and it has become a day of getting nowhere slowly!
Text from daughter 1 crying at work cause people were rude to her, daughter 2 stomping out to loudly complain about daughter 1, (sent packing back into the house with instructions to "get over it"), cat fight in the yard (Yes, real cats not the girls. One of mine and someone else's).
Finally I went in for lunch. Heated up some soup and a grilled cheese which normally I would have had one or the other but said screw it, am having both! Intended to eat both cups of soup but could only eat half... couldnt even BINGE right today! (of course is binging on soup really binging?)
Then ate a 80 calorie sugar free cookie even though I was full.
You know what? I tried to go back to my old ways today. I really did. What it proved to me is I am not the same, I do not react the same, and the things I found comforting before are not the same.
The only thing that is working is crossing things off my list. With each check mark, the stress is lifting and that feels better than cookies do. Boy, I never thought I would say that.
Maybe I will really go wild tonight and eat a bunch of fruit or something! Maybe even a fat free pudding! Hey, dont try to stop me... I am wild! Untamed! Unstoppable! Just you move out of my way and watch me go... Yeah, probably for a walk. And not to a bar either.
Pshhhhh what the heck happened to me?
Sunday, October 31, 2010
This is what 54 pounds in 7.5 months looks like on me.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I began with a Mamogram. Yep, sure did. I hope you will consider getting yours, too, ladies! They left the pix on the screen and of course, I looked through them. Not that I am a tech but I didnt see anything unusual so I assume all is well. You cannot leave me alone in a medical office. I get into all kinds of things!
While I was waiting, a lady was talking about going to a candy shop in the next town for caramel apples so I told her where to go in our town instead and we started talking. She said her and her daughter started weight watchers last week (um door opening WIDE for me to pipe in) so I told her about spark (I never did make those damn cards I talked about) and she was really intersted and excited. The apple is her treat for getting mamogram.
SO I came home and worked in office which involved a 1 hour call to quick books tech support (I realize I never would have figured it out by myself) and got the windsheild replaced in my truck. (Several items now crossed off the big to do list).
Then I went to Macys which just opened but I didnt see anything so I went to Torrid to look for Jeans (again). I didnt buy any cause they were all toooo much money and way too long. What the heck is with that? BUT (and this is a big BUT, not a big BUTT!) I did try on a size 20 and they fit although they were too long so I guess it is official now. Another size bites the dust!!!
I also did not get a pretzel or coookies or corn dogs or orange chicken. I got a water...lol. Partly because my throat is doing a weird tickle thing that is making me cough and I have to keep drinking something.
I realized something about my husband today. He does not just ask random questions. There is always something behind them.
He called to see what I was doing, was on his way home, blah blah and then he asked where the kids were so I told him they were gone here and there. I was thinking after I hung up, "Why does he care where the kids are? Thats weird". Then he calls me back and tells me he is coming home (uh, hello, you already said that!) and he goes, "especially if the kids are gone". At first I was thinking, well thats not very nice. what? you dont want to come home it the girls are here and then it hit me..... It was like he was doing the nudge nudge wink wink with his voice and I started laughing and was like "OH REALLY NOW" Oh Ok, I get it.
It has been a good day. The kind of day you could just kinda forget ever happened, an ordinary day where things just go along but you know what? I appreciate days like that. I really do. I hope you have an ordinary to extraordinary day, too.
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