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Today I ate sensibly [Mar. 8th, 2006|08:01 pm]
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tastybrains
[mood |contentcontent]

Today I ate sensibly and I'm grateful that I was able to do so.

For breakfast I decided to pick up food because I had to be at work early. I got bacon, egg & cheese on a croissant, and a large coffee with cream and splenda. Normally I would get an extra large coffee with cream & lots of sugar, and consider getting something sugary to eat, like a muffin, or maybe even a muffin and a doughnut.

I wasn't hungry again until lunchtime, which was great. I expected it to be harder to wait until lunchtime to want to eat. For lunch I had a microwave bowl of Italian Wedding soup, a yogurt, and a cup of fresh fruit salad, and a Diet Coke.

At around 4 or so, I was getting very hungry. I decided to have a banana.

When I got home from work, I spent a little time reading. Then I went ahead and started cooking. I had planned to make chicken fajitas but our onions had somehow gone bad. Really bad. So instead I made Annie's Organic Macaroni and Cheese and a tossed salad with spring mix & cucumbers. While the Macaroni and Cheese isn't the healthiest choice, I was happy that I was able to have a smaller portion than I normally would.

After dinner I had a couple of glasses of water and a nectarine.

All in all, a good day. Now if only I could get up the motivation to do some laundry.
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It's March [Mar. 1st, 2006|09:57 am]
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tastybrains
I thought about getting a bagel for breakfast and a large cream & sugar Dunkin Donuts coffee.  But I didn't.  Instead I had 1 cup of Honey Nut Cheerios with 1/2 cup skim milk.  Then I got to work and had coffee with Splenda and a Kudos bar.  All in all 5 points, and more filling than the 9 point bagel and 4 point coffee I thought about having.

For lunch I'm thinking about getting Panera.  But I did bring some frozen meals.  I have a Lean Cuisine Macaroni and Cheese, a Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken, and a Campbell's Select Italian Wedding soup cup.  So, since today is just a regular Wednesday, I will try and pick one of those, and have it along with my planned snacks of an orange and a fat free yogurt.

Dinner will probably be the egg & veggie scramble that I didn't have last night.

This woman's progress chart is very inspiring.  Perfection isn't the key.  Persistence is.  Can't I be persistent?  Yes I can.
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=) [Mar. 1st, 2006|08:05 am]
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starlernight
[mood |calmcalm]

MONDAY -
Breakfast: coffee, light english muffin with mustard & genoa salami, 2 pickle spears, water
(Shari asked me if i was pregnant)
Lunch: Smart Ones Enchilada Suiza frozen meal (6 pts), diet coke
Dinner: 3 california rolls, Frozen shrimp and pasta dinner
(the shrimp and pasta had a cream sauce that probably wasn't great, but other than that, all was well)

TUESDAY -
Breakfast: quakers weight control oatmeal
Snack: light string cheese
Lunch: leftover shrimp and penne, 2 pickle spears
Snack: 5 california rolls
Dinner: 2 frozen TGIFRiday's potato skins, 1 Fajita (1 tortilla, 3 strips of chicken breast, salsa, 1 tbsp
ff sour cream, a oz. sprinkled cheese, 1 tbsp guacamole, onions, peppers, mushrooms), small portion of black beans
Snack?: several glasses of sangria
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March Challenge [Feb. 27th, 2006|10:26 pm]
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tastybrains
[mood |determined]

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggonnit, people like me.

I need to sort of kick my ass into gear so I am challenging myself to do the following things every single day during the month of March 2006:

- Track everything I eat in WW online.
- Exercise 3x a week for at least 30 minutes.
- Drink at least 8 large glasses of water daily.
- Weigh myself weekly.
- Post my daily bites & thoughts here.

Yes, yes, yes. I can't challenge myself to lose a certain number of pounds because I can't really control that - I can only control my actions. But sticking to a program as well as I can for a full month would at least be a good way to help me build back some healthy habits.
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In Need of an Ass Kicking [Feb. 27th, 2006|08:55 pm]
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tastybrains
[mood |crappycrappy]

I need an ass kicking. My drive to snack and eat compulsively is really hard for me to control lately. I need to be better. I need to start exercising too. Today has NOT been good:

B: Oatmeal with raisins and milk and lots of sugar, Dunkin Donuts coffee with cream and lots of sugar
S: Kudos Bar
L: Lean Cuisine, Fat Free Yogurt
S: Twix Bar
S: Kudos Bar
S: Orange
D: Veggie-Turkey Chili (lots)

Blegh.

Edited to add: I should cut myself a little slack. Granted, the 2 Kudos bars and the Twix weren't so hot. But I got some whole grains in (oatmeal), 2 servings of fruit (raisins and the orange), some fat free yogurt (yay live active cultures), and the turkey-veggie chili is chock full of goodness - beans, veggies, turkey breast. Good stuff. At least I got some healthy food in along with the junk.
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attempted reconstruction of the weekend [Feb. 27th, 2006|11:20 am]
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starlernight
[mood |hungryhungry]

Okay, I know I'm missing a couple days, but that's bc I am bad at posting when I'm not at work. SO I'll try to start from Friday.

Friday I was in a bad emotional place, so I didn't eat all morning, and then scarfed a grilled cheese sandwich... but at least it was on a light english muffin. Later that night I had some sort of red brothed, veggie noodle soup, which was light and tasty... but then later was seduced by potato skins at the diner, and then several jack and diet cokes at the bar.

Saturday, I had some sort of sandwich for lunch, and a couple of leftover valentine's chocolates, and a lot of water... for dinner, we went to Veggie Heaven, a vegetarian chinese food place... I had hot & sour soup, scallion pancakes (baaaad for me), and tofu general taso's chicken. After Rocky, I had a Cup O' Noodle.

Sunday was another breakfast burrito (2 eggs, 1 slice cheese, 1 tbsp ff sour cream, salsa, in a tortilla). Then a few handfuls of m&ms...
Dinner was half good, half very bad, lol! Rob and I split 2 tv dinners... 1 lean cusine sesame chicken, and 1 hungry man beer battered chicken strips and cheese fries. Yikes...

But I did a good shopping, so this week should be a bit better!
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better [Feb. 24th, 2006|10:53 am]
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tastybrains
So this morning I started a paper journal.  Every morning I am going to weigh myself, record the weight, and write a few thoughts about how I want the day to go.

Today is going pretty well.

Breakfast was a plain Thomas' bagel with 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese.  (8 points).

I had a Kudos bar (2 points) for a morning snack.

I plan to have a Lean Cuisine Panini (6 points) and some grapes (1 point) for lunch.

I also have an orange (1 point) and a pear (1 point) for afternoon snacks.

Dinner is going to be beef stew which is about 8 points, along with a piece of french bread (2 points).

Yesterday I went grocery shopping and stocked up on ingredients to make healthy recipes.  If I can cook meals as planned, write down what I eat, and keep snacks under control (sensible amounts, sensible times, and sensible snacks), I should be ok.

Meals planned for this next week are:

- Turkey veggie chili.
- Eggs scrambled with spinach, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, and lowfat cheese.
- Dhal (lentil) soup.
- Spinach baked ziti (lowfat ingredients).

Snacks are fat free yogurt, Kudos bars, fresh fruit, and the occasional pudding cup.  I might also make some oatmeal-banana bread.
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Yeah. [Feb. 23rd, 2006|05:09 pm]
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tastybrains
[mood |depresseddepressed]

I have a problem.  Seriously.

- I am at my highest weight ever, and yet I spend more time thinking about losing weight and dieting than ever before.

- Most of my pants are tight.  Painfully so.  It's uncomfortable to sit with my waistband cutting into my waist.

- I think I really just eat out of pure compulsion.  Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night I have a snack.  I never "count" it.  But I should.  There is no reason to have a snack at 4 am.

- I have become beyond lazy.  I  can't remember the last time I seriously thought about exercising.

- I feel terrible, physically.  I am exhausted all the time, and I have no doubts that this is because of my weight.  It's an endless cycle.

I need to just make the committment.  Not to anyone but myself.  I need to convince myself that I am worth more than instant gratification.  I don't know why this has to be such a struggle, but I don't want this to be a lifelong regret of mine.

I want to focus on other things for a change.
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Whoops! [Feb. 21st, 2006|12:35 pm]
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starlernight
[mood |hungryhungry]

Okay it's Tuesday and I haven't posted since Thursday, and now I have no recollection of what I ate over the weekend. My bad.

I'll start fresh.

Today I've had oatmeal, and I'm trying to decide what to have for lunch...
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Back & Scrumptastic! [Feb. 21st, 2006|10:00 am]
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tastybrains
[mood |determined]

So here is my plan for today so far.  You're going to probably laugh or groan or want to smack me, but I'm using WW Online to track points again.  It's just easier than Fitday because it has all my recipes & favorite brand foods already in its database.

B:  2 packets Quaker lower sugar apples & cinnamon oatmeal, 1 large banana, .5 cup orange juice (7 points)

L: Lean Cuisine Lemon Chicken, 1 large orange, 1 container Stonyfield farms fat free vanilla yogurt (9 points)

D: Barilla Plus pasta with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp real parmesan cheese, 1 cup broccoli sauteed with 1 clove garlic, and salt, pepper, oregano & garlic powder to taste.  Yummo!  (10 points)
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