Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Monday

So good to meeeeeee :-)

OK, I'll quit singing!

Today was great! I found a bunch of new foods that are great for snacking and good for me too! And I also discovered that my favorite fast food sandwich (Arby's Roast Chicken Ranch, minus the ranch) is a TOTALLY doable lunch!! So I treated myself today :-)'s what I ate today:

Half of a cinnamon raisin bagel
Yoplait Light Peach Yogurt

325 calories
1.5g Fat
.08g Saturated Fat
9.5g Protein

That awesome Arby's sandwich (ONLY 280 Calories and 2 grams of fat!!!)
And some celery and peanut butter

489 Calories
18.5g Fat (damn peanut butter LOL)
3.5g Saturated Fat
35!g Protein

Dinner was weird LOL (Brandon worked late haha)
String Cheese Stick
Tuna Sandwich (One can of tuna, drained, moistened with a tiny bit of mustard, whole wheat bread)
Bowl of Oats and Honey cereal with skim milk (lol yep, I'm strange)

420 Calories
8g Fat
1.5g Saturated Fat
40g Protein!

Todays snacks included the following:
String Cheese
Jello Strawberry Cheesecake cup (OMG who knew "cheesecake" could only be 130 calories!)
Cottage Cheese and Blueberry mixture
Kick ass Ice cream sandwich I found at Walmart (only 160 calories)

450 Calories
10.5g fat
6g Saturated Fat
22g Protein

Wow, I feel like I did nothing but eat alllll day....and I enjoyed the food I ate :)

Here are my totals for the day:
1683 Calories (YAY!)
38g Fat
11.8g Saturated Fat
108g Protein!

I'm especially proud of all the protein I've found to eat!

My exercise for the day included running around Target in search of hearing aid batteries for my temporarily deaf hubby (lol) and holding down an extremely angry 28lb, 33in 15month old while her eyes, ears, teeth/mouth, height, head circumference were all checked....and then again while she got her shot :-( No lie, I broke a sweat LOL I then spent about 45 minutes searching through walmart for some awesome snack foods like those I mentioned :-)

On an even better note, my stubborn and timid little girl took the plunge today and let go and walked across the living room :-D

I'm down 2lbs since Friday :-)

I think that's all for the night....I hope to keep this up and be able to exercise more as the days go by. I'm feeling really good about myself today! Here's to having a bathing suit ready body before next summer!!! :-D


  1. I for one can agree that holding down a 30 lb STRONG baby can make anyone break out in a sweat. They are so strong.

    I too have tried to use that exercize trick at target. My husband still won't fall for it. He said it was cheaper for him to send me a gym that let me "exercize" at target.

    I am so happy that you have found things that make you happpy in the pantry department.

    2 lbs is great... Just one at a time.

    My thought for you today is...
    Don't think about the food. Ironic? cause its the food that brought the weight on? Its the food amount that you need to pay attention to. When you were not paying attention to how much you ate before is what brought on the weight. I promise that this will make sense later on. Keep your mind and body busy. The more you think about the food the more you will eat.
    I have found that there is not should and shouldn't list. If you want something, trust me there is no substitute that will make that craving go away. Enjoy a small portion.

    Drink your water or whatever you like to drink from a straw. Its proven that you will drink more if you have a straw. So next time you are out at McDonalds or Arby's grab a handful of straws. Its not only effective it makes it fun.

    Here is a summer recipe I love. I can't stand the gloppyness that you can buy. I tend to make alot of my own comfort foods at home.

    Classic Macaroni Salad

    side dishes

    POINTS® Value: 3
    Servings: 8
    Preparation Time: 12 min
    Cooking Time: 10 min
    Level of Difficulty: Easy

    Forget store-bought. Our macaroni salad is a light, well-seasoned spin on the high-fat standard. For added color, stir in some diced tomatoes.

    8 oz uncooked macaroni, elbow-variety
    1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste (for cooking pasta)
    1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie mayonnaise
    1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1 cup(s) celery, chopped
    1/3 cup(s) red onion(s), finely chopped
    2 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
    1/4 tsp table salt, or to taste
    1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste

    * Cook macaroni in salted water according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl.

    * Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard and garlic powder; stir mixture into cooked macaroni. Fold in celery, onion and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.


    * Feel free to swap whole wheat pasta for regular pasta if desired (could affect POINTS values).

  2. Thanks for the tips, Sarah! I know a lot of my issue before was not only how much I was eating, but also what I was eating. I was hitting the drive through much too often, drinking sugary crap, and eating fattening sugary desserts. I know that was a lot of my problem. I completely agree that if you tell yourself you can't have something, you're only going to want it more and end up binging on it later it's better to allow yourself to have a small amount when you want it.

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I love macaroni salad! You mentioned before that you found you all you need to know to do weight watchers without actually paying for it? Where did you find that? I'd love to look into it.

    Thanks again, Sarah...for the comments...and the motivation :-)