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Day 24/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

I did OK with food yesterday, but for dinner, I ate a Big Mac. Now, I thought it was the healthier of the sandwiches, but oh no! I was wrong, big time. It is one of the worst. I would have been better off ordering the quarter pounder with cheese. I let myself get too hungry at work and therefore, I spontaneously ordered it. I have never had one before, and it tasted SO GOOD. It seemed worth it at the time. It did, however, put me over my sodium for the day (my goal is to be under 1, 500 mg) slightly, and on the upper end of my calorie range. To top it off, I went over to my mom's and she handed me a Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade, which is 220 calories! If not for that, I'd have said it was a good day. I drank it, but I didn't even want it. I am over alcohol. It isn't worth it, really. I may take a cue from HELLO118 and start drinking Bud 55 calorie or some other light beer ON OCCASION.

Breakfast:

ViSalus shake with 1 c. strawberries
1 cup milk, skim
Banana Energy Charge health mix-in

Lunch:

ViSalus shake with 1 cup strawberries
1 cup skim milk
Orange Everyday Defense health mix-in

Snack:

.5 oz muenster cheese
1 sargento light string cheese
.33 oz. walnut halves
1 cup strawberries, sliced

Dinner:

Big MAC

Total Calories - 1, 448
Carbohydrates - 164 g
Fat - 48 g
Protein - 79 g

emoticonExercise: I got up last night around 8:40 PM and decided I needed to break my no-exercise streak. I walked 40 minutes, 2.15 miles at 3.2 mph. I pushed myself to go farther than I normally do outside, since it was cool for once.

All in all, not too bad. I woke up hungry and slept terribly. To my credit, I didn't eat the top bun of the 3 pieces of bread of the Big Mac. My mood today is tired, but hopeful...I know I will be OK as long as I *just keep trying.*


  
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FITGRL124 7/14/2012 12:45PM

    Hey Whitney!

Guess what the important thing is that you learned? You know now not to let yourself get that hungry. I would suggest putting some almonds or an apple in your purse. If you're hungry before dinner time, fending it off with something healthy will also aid in your making better choices out.

As far as the alcohol goes, it's too easy to say yes. This is exactly why I started drinking a light beer. I can easily include that in my day without going overboard. I know you'll figure out what works for you. I mean, the other night, you ate at Red Lobster and did so well with one glass of wine. Yesterday was an off day, today is a new one! emoticon

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P.S. Great job with the exercise! :)

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/14/2012 7:07AM

    Today is a brand new day. Yesterday is behind you forever.

I think your exercise yesterday is just what you needed. Exercise helps me clear my mind and be able to see everything in a more positive light

I know what you mean about alcohol. I put it in the same category as soft drinks--Yeah, that drink would be really nice, but I'd so much rather have a ________________ with those calories. Have a great weekend Whitney!

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Day 23/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Breakfast:

ViSalus shake with 1 cup strawberries
Banana Energy Charge health mix-in
1 cup skim milk

Snack:

6 almonds (1/4 oz)

Lunch:

ViSalus shake with 1 cup strawberries
Orange Everyday Defense health mix-in
1 cup skim milk

Snack:

Sargento light string cheese
Quaker Weight Control oatmeal, Banana Bread flavor

Dinner:

Red Lobster "Create your own Feast"
- Garden salad with 1/2 serving red wine vinaigrette (light)
- Steamed broccoli
- Steamed snow crab legs
- Wood-grilled fresh salmon
- 1 small glass of chardonnay

Total calories - 1, 239
Carbohydrates - 119 g
Fat - 26 g
Protein - 60 g (it was more like 100 g, but the nutritional info. from Red Lobster only looked at calories, carbs, and fat, not protein when I looked the info. up)

Pretty good! I am going to say really good because, for me, it is really hard to resist anything when going out to eat. I normally think, "Well, I haven't been here in so long..." or "We don't go out to eat THAT much, so I can splurge." In all honesty, we do go out to eat more than we should. We hadn't gone out for a while, and then we started eating out all the time. It is really hard to be healthy when eating out all the time! I didn't even want to go out, but since I got a gift card to Red Lobster for my birthday last month, I said "OK."

We ended up having a nice time, and it was the best meal I've had there in a long time. All in all, a good day!

  
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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/13/2012 11:57PM

    I have also tried to cut back on eating out. I did really well for several months. Gradually, I'm eating out more and more. I don't really trust the calorie estimates. There is too much variability in the preparation. Also, so much sodium in most restaurant food. I agree with you. There's so much temptation to eat out of plan.

Your choices at RL were great! You definitely deserve your birthday treat!

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FITGRL124 7/13/2012 9:08PM

    You did a great job with your nutrition! Plus, you were able to eat out and be conscious of your food selections which is so much progress!!! I am so proud of you for sticking to your healthy eating while enjoying yourself! emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/13/2012 2:53PM

    SOUNDS like a good day!!!



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Making Healthy Choices.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

We went out to eat tonight. Usually this derails me completely, and it was Red Lobster. Luckily, I detoured my husband from Golden Corral - there aren't many healthy options (besides salad) there at all.

I opted for the "Create Your Own Feast," and chose the wood fire-grilled salmon and snow crab legs, steamed broccoli, and a garden salad with light red wine vinaigrette. I did have a small glass of wine, but I chose the lower-sugar chardonnay instead of my go-to moscato.

I really enjoyed my dinner. I ended the meal without eating any of those damn "Cheddar Bay Biscuits" that are horrendously bad for you. and without tasting the butter-and-cream sauce my husband tried to force upon me. I drank two big glasses of water, too.

All in all, I had a good time and didn't blow my diet! Calories consumed today after this Red Lobster feast? 1, 239. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

  
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CORINA-MOMOF4 7/13/2012 11:34PM

    WTG!!!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/13/2012 2:58PM

    not shabby at all :o)

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SUPERKHAN 7/13/2012 12:24PM

    Those D#%M delicious biscuits! Great job on resisting and staying on track. You ate great. I wish I could have some salmon....yum.

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FITGRL124 7/13/2012 10:45AM

    WOW! You did an amazing job! This took great will-power! emoticon

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NORCALMOM3 7/12/2012 10:57PM

    Sounds like you had a delightful and delicious dinner with your husband. Congratulation for passing on those cheddar biscuits!!

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Day 22/51 - Food and Fitness Blog

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yesterday went really well.

Breakfast:

ViSalus shake with sliced strawberries and 1 cup milk, banana energy charge mix-in

Snack:

1 Sargento light string cheese, Kashi TLC Cherry Vanilla baked bar

Lunch:

ViSalus shake with sliced strawberries and 1 cup milk, banana energy charge mix-in

Snack: 1/2 oz walnuts, 1 small apple, 1 square Lindt 90% chocolate

Dinner:

Omaha Steaks chicken breast, 4 oz
8 brussels sprouts, steamed
3 oz baked steak fries

Calories - 1,134
Carbohydrates - 142 g
Fat - 30 g
Protein - 86 g

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/12/2012 5:01PM

    your blogs make me hungry!

LOL

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FITGRL124 7/12/2012 10:44AM

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GHOSTFLAMES 7/12/2012 4:23AM

    REMEMBER TO TRACK FOOD AND FITNESS DAILY TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT. TAKE CARE AND WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.

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Day 21/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yesterday would have been a great day, had it not been for my old friend and now, my enemy: wine. I drank about a bottle of the stuff, which I don't usually do (I usually have 1 - 2 glasses a couple times per week). My food calories? Around 900-some. My WINE calories? Over 1,000!

I weighed in at 146 today, which is a pound less than yesterday. I am imagining it is from being dehydrated, but hoping I weigh the same tomorrow after today's hydration.

Today is a new day. I am publicly renouncing alcohol in favor of weigh loss. I am only sabotaging myself by drinking anyway, which is probably what I was doing last night. Every time I lose some weight, I do something that completely derails my progress! I was just getting the eating down. I am glad that I didn't go hog wild and eat a bunch of junk food, though. That's progress, right?

EDIT: I am thinking about only weighing myself once per week. It is too tempting to weigh myself daily, and I think it throws me off kilter when something unexpected happens. I self-sabotage if I am up OR down on the scale. As long as the general trend is downward, I will be happy. *It's not about the number on the scale.* emoticon

  
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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/12/2012 12:24AM

    ah, I'm sorry you had such a night. I hope it gets better...next time work out your frustrations.

run, box, sweat!!

s"eya" tomorrow

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FITGRL124 7/11/2012 1:16PM

    Progress not perfection!

Did you get my goodie??

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