Monday, July 21, 2008
Does anyone know if they sell "bagel slices"? I sliced a thin slice off the bottom of a bagel so I could have cream cheese and lox this morning. Very low in calories. But the more you slice (if you don't have the "outside" of the bagel for "support"), the flimsier the bread. So I wonder if they sell them that way somewhere.
Edit: A "slice" of a full-size bagel gives the surface area of a full-size bagel without the calorie-ridden width/height. A mini bagel doesn't give you the surface area for the goodies!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Well...I was attempting to have a "Spark weekend," and whether or not I was successful is up for debate. The main triumph, I believe, is that for the first time (I think), I completely tracked all foods Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, I was also over all three days. But,
1) I tracked
2) I did not eat willy-nilly
3) I thought about what I was eating every time I did all weekend.
I pre-planned my meal for family brunch at the (evil) Corner Bakery Saturday
I did not buy doughnuts for brunch Sunday
I made the frittata for brunch with egg whites
I ate grapes for snack Saturday
I did not order popcorn BOTH times we went to the theater (to see "Dark Knight," of course)
I ordered my Buffalo Chicken sandwich grilled not breaded (and I loved it)
I was defeated by several things. The timing of both my brunches (necessitating breakfast). Ian's propensity to get Reese's Pieces at the theater. Bagels at brunch. Great Harvest's free samples. Ian's desire to eat at Buffalo Joes (when I was planning on a nice chicken shwarma) (it's hard for me to deny him/us a place we really want to eat at because we eat out so rarely).
Realistically, I have been over my range the last 5 days. But I was "very close" for 3 of those days. So what does that say? Normally, at least two of my weekend days would be very over. So the week evens out. But the gain is my tracking and awareness. Also, I do realize it was stupid to try to quit smoking (see post 7/14) and get eating on track at the same time, but it just worked out that way.
I consider it an accomplishment, but a small one. Now I have to see if The Scale agrees (our least our deity speaks!--just kidding).
Friday, July 18, 2008
I stepped on the scale this morning...w/wet hair, after 4-not-quite-perfect-Spark-days, I am 134 lbs!!! WTF? 1.5 lbs lost in 4 days? I am wondering if this scale is also fraked up (cheap).
So I'm suppossed to be making up for over-caling-it on Wednesday, right?Last night, after snack, after seeing that I was 200 cals in the green, I somehow decided to eat 6 Fig Newton's. WTF? I bought them for Ian!
I am going to try to do what I haven't done before: a Spark Weekend. And I won't record my weight 'til Monday morning (impetus!). Tomorrow we are meeting my aunt at the Corner Bakery, ekk! I need to dash to the Web site and examine the offerings again.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Yesterday was bad food/craving wise. For some reason (probably realted to the bagel instead of protein for lunch), from 5-6pm, I was starving and ate about 350 calories. Then we went over to my friend's for dinner--yeah, bad news: pasta, garlic bread, ice cream, wine, etc. Bad when you have friends who are not dieting! Then, we ended up finding a hurt bird and taking it to a bird triage lady (I am not joking) and when we came back, I was hungry.
Words you never want to say when on a "diet:" "Do I want McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts?"
Maybe I can make up some of the calories today. I was low Tuesday, too. At least we were on a walk when we found the bird. Hoping to walk today during lunch and maybe practice belly dancing in the evening. Should be (club) dancing tonight, too.
Note: Really, when you are watching what you eat, you don't want to go out or to someone's house. When you eat at home (or bring food), you can make yourself small portions, eat side dishes as snackies, NOT soak your food in butter and wine, etc. When you go out, it is just so hard!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
My Dante! He iz a LOLz!!
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