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SS Day 11

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thanks for those of you that read this blog. Your comments encouraged me to keep writing about my days with the Spark Solution challenge. emoticon

Ok. I started this challenge with a big loss the first week -- 7.5 pounds. It was to be expected that part of that would come back this week. I made some bad choices in there, I wasn't as diligent with water, and I even skipped a workout, plus 'timing'. Setbacks happen, but we continue on. So I gained back 3 pounds, but I am still down 4.5.

Today I am feeling a little more on track, regardless of that pesky scale, and last night I planned so that I could be on track today. Planning really is a key, and sometimes it is hard.

I made the breakfast cups last night; I doubled the recipe and had 2 of the cups (one serving) this morning, and I have another serving for another day, I may stick them in the freezer. They were very good, with all those homey tastes. I think the potato is the key. I took a picture of them -- here it is:

Breakfast Casserole Cups

It is nice that you get two of these cuties in a serving, and they are full of eggy, cheesy, bacony, tomatoey, potatoey goodness. Not only that, but a piece of jelly toast and some milk too.

Lunch today was the lentil veggie soup, and the 'grilled cheese'. Conveniently, this was actually a canned soup, rather than a scratch one. I had to look around to find that variety of soup, I have never had it before, and I thought it was pretty good! Maybe I should look for a recipe, as I sure that would be even better. For the sandwich, I took the pita/cheese/microwave option. I used fat free shredded cheddar, and it was a little rubbery actually. It was okay, but I think grilled and a low fat cheese would have been better.

I opted not to buy a whole package of fig newtons -- I will skip that snack, or maybe have something else. While I see the point that a couple of newtons are okay, I will then have a whole bag of temptation, and will end up eating them. So better for me to just leave them out.

I am looking forward to the fish tonight, and also the banana bread. I'll have to resist sampling that though-- it is for tomorrow!

Exercise wise, it was cool to see how much better I did on the strength training exercises this week as opposed to last week. Gotta love improvements! emoticon
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  • KAB7801
    Your breakfast casseroles look better than mine. I could only eat one
    They smelled so good the night before when I made them
    I messed up somewhere
    Good to see you. Following the program emoticon
    1857 days ago
    1857 days ago
    I love your meal again! Sorry about your gain, but it sounds like your doing pretty good! Hope it emoticon keeps going down emoticon emoticon And emoticon
    1857 days ago
  • MISSYMOM1002
    One thing I do for my snacks that are in bigger packages is to pre-bag them into serving sizes the day I come home. It makes me see what an actually serving is and just how many are in a box. It also makes me rethink my choices lol

    Hope you have a great day!
    1857 days ago
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