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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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Day 20/51 - Food and Fitness Blog.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Yesterday went really well. I did really well with my eating and water intake. Sodium was at a reasonably low level, which I try to do. I made good choices, and... it payed off. I weighed in this morning at 147 lb. which is 7 lb. down from my starting weight. It's been about 3 weeks, so I guess that 2-point-something pounds lost per week, on average.

Breakfast:

ViSalus shake with 1 c frozen strawberries, 1 c fat-free milk, and 2 scoops of ViSalus emoticon

Lunch:

emoticonGarlic potatoes (my husband made these; they were really delectable and not-so-healthy for me, but I splurged because I stayed within my calorie range), 1 serving (! it is a big deal for me to only have 1 serving of potatoes at any given time, the pure carby-ness is too irresistible for me and usually a binge ensues after I start eating them, but not this day!)

Snack:

1 Kashi TLC Cherry Vanilla baked fruit bar
1 sargento light string cheese stick

Dinner:

5 oz. Omaha Steaks top sirloin steak
1/2 cup cooked broccoli

Snack:

1 cup milk, 1 cup Special K Protein Plus

Total Calories - 1, 188
Fat - 44 g
Carbohydrates - 126 g
Protein - 83 g

emoticonExercise: None; it was yet another day at work after the notorious 12-hour shift weekend. I did, however, walk 15,900-some steps though! That breaks down to almost 8 miles. I walk a lot at work.

I feel really positive about my weight loss, and for once, I am hopeful that I can actually lose this weight! I haven't had results from any restricting because I wasn't consistent with it. This is the most consistent I have been, particularly this week. I am getting better at not munching randomly on hundreds of calories worth of junk food, watching my portion sizes of non-meat things, making healthier choices. I am finally applying the knowledge I have accumulated over the years! It feels good. I hope you all are having a great week! I am having a wonderful day off today!

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LETSSTARTWITH10 7/11/2012 1:01PM

    Every day I HAVE to have something sweet after dinner. Just like you did with the potatos, I keep it in my calorie range. Its important that we splurge or else we will binge on "forbidden" foods.

I try to keep the term "forbidden" out of my diet dictionary.

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CORINA-MOMOF4 7/10/2012 10:51PM

    WTG!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 7/10/2012 6:19PM

    sounds like you are getting back to it!!! greeaaat JOB!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/10/2012 10:40AM

    Way to go! I think the longer you stay on target, the easier it becomes. By developing new habits and routines, you reprogram your "automatics." Even if you happen to have an off day, it will be easier to get back on track.

I understand exactly what you mean by how difficult it is to only have 1 serving of potatoes. I can usually avoid the sweets without any problem, but potatoes...I have to make sure to use my measuring cups and put leftovers away immediately.

You DO walk a lot at work. Phew!

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FITGRL124 7/10/2012 10:36AM

    WOWSA! You're doing EXCELLENT! I am so completely inspired by you! You are SO going to get into that dress!!! YAY!

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