Archive | December, 2010

Where’s The Wagon??

28 Dec

You know that saying about “falling off the wagon”? Well, I have not only fallen off but that damn horse I am supposed to get right back on has hitched the wagon to itself and gallopped away, bastard. Oh, and it appears it loaded my willpower on to the wagon before bulleting out of here cause I haven’t seen that guy around here for days and days and days. I shake the fist at the lot of you! *shaking fist* grr.

Don’t you just love the holiday season? A time of stores being filled to bursting with all kinds of high calorie treats, a whopping big meal on the 25th, or the 24th…or possibly not at all depending on your religion, but for me, Whopping huuuuge meal on the 25th and of course the days surrounding that day are not exactly filled with meals or snacks that are healthy. Yummy? You bet! Healthy? Not a shot in hell! lol

Let’s do a brief recap to see just how badly I fell off that wagon called weight loss…the 23rd was my bday (Yah!) so there was a big dinner,ย I got to pick it so it was spaghetti and turkey meatballs, garlic bread and pecan pie (I didn’t feel like the traditional chocolate cake, shrug)…I don’t really remember what I ate during the day that day and that’s just another sign of how far off the deep endย I have gone cause I have stopped writing down what I have been eating…tsk tsk to me. So, one slice of that pie was 8 points…*rolls eyes* that was the beginning of the end I think…

Dec 24th is generally finger food nibbly type stuff in our house and this year was as expected. There was egg salad mix on open faced dinner buns, sausage rolls, mincemeat tarts (which I didn’t eat, ick!), various cookies, chocolates etc. I had some of the egg mix on buns, some sausage rolls, some random nibblies I can’t remember, oh my, this not remembering is more scary then knowing…who knows what I did and have somehow blocked myself from remembering?!?!

Dec 25th traditionally starts off with a cinnamon bun, YUM! I had a measured out serving of Life cereal and milk (back to my old school ways, lol.) and an orange…however, I caved and had a cinnamon bun too…I think it would have been better to just eat the cinnamon bun but at least I got some nutrients and food groups from the cereal milk and orange, right? I nibbled on raw veggies during the day so that’s not so bad but dinner…oh man, dinner, Amazing! I love my mom’s christmas dinner, her and my brother do all the work and it turns out frickin perfect every time! So there was turkey (duh!), stuffing, mashed yams, roast potatoes, carrot and parsnip, vienna sausage, fried mushrooms and of course lots of gravy and cranberry sauce…tastebud heaven! ๐Ÿ˜€ I didn’t even try to pretend I was taking a proper portion of any of that, I just took and ate! My sister kept getting on my case about how many points I am eating but I am trying to ignore her, that’s her sense of humour and altho it’s not funny to anyone but her it’s just the way she is, shrug. One day out of the year I can try to over look it, right? Right…well, maybe…lol. Dessert was Sherry Trifle, omg, so so so so goooooood! My mom makes that (I made the custard this year, so I can officially say I helped with christmas dinner, lol) and the trifle turned out perfect! I had two servings of that…I know I should be hanging my head in shame but I just can’t, it was so good and it only happens once a year…

Normally I have seconds with christmas dinner but my poor tummy is not used to eating large portions or such a mixture of foods anymore so it rebelled at even the thought of it, lol.

Hmm, you’d think after that things wouldn’t be so bad, that they’d go back to normal…well, nope. ๐Ÿ˜›

Dec 26th I drove my bro to the airport so I ate brekkie late, I had oatmeal and toast, that part was normal at least lol. Then I was out atย a movie that a friend let me pick and she paid to make up for not buying me a bday present, nice huh? Well she also decided she was gonna buy me goodies to eat at the movie and I wasn’t allowed to say no so I ended up with popcorn and a root beer, not even dietย cause they don’t carry that, evil! I ate way more of the popcorn then I intended but it was so yummy and I found I just kept mindlessly eating, oops, and well, root beer hello? Already established that is a weakness of mine! lol. That evening I baked banana bread and had a Guiness…now the banana bread is not for me so not eaten by me, yah! but that was 3 points worth of beer ๐Ÿ˜›

Dec 27th I had my leftover christmas dinner, leftovers are better somehow then the original meal, weird huh? So, the full meal all over again except the turkey was on a piece of toast so I could have a hot turkey sandwich…I look forward to that all year! That kept me full for a really long time. That is also the day I started getting a cough and generally not feeling well. I went for a late dinner with MJ at the Cheesecake Cafe, I ordered the BBQ beef burger, it comes with back bacon on it but I took it off (just wasn’t feelin it, ya know?) and I cut it in half cause I still wasn’t all that hungry. Well, for someone not all that hungry I managed to eat half the burger and a lot of yam fries – the yam fries and dipping sauce there are truly excellent. ๐Ÿ™‚ The waitress was way delayed getting us our food so they comped us a dessert and even though neither of us really wanted dessert we figured we can’t pass it up if it’s free, right? So we split the Terry’s Chocolate Orange cheesecake. It was alright, I am glad we didn’t pay for it cause it tasted like plain chocolate, none of the orange flavour that is the point of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange. It was funny, we were all “we’ll take a couple bites then get it boxed up” and while talking we managed to eat all but two bites! lol. We left that remaining two bites cause it made us feel better not actually finishing it, lol.

That brings us to today, I am sicker, I actually took Benelyn last night cause I felt that crappy, eek! I hung out with my nephew today so we saw a movie, played mini golf, bought him some sweeeeet skater runners (he’s ten and I just had to do it!), he wanted some Mexi Fries from Taco Time so I got him those and he insisted I eat at least one so I did, shrug, he’s only ten! He doesn’t understand diets! Then when I got back to my parents place I had some homemade turkey soup. I wasn’t really hungry, and still am not, but I ate it cause I know I should be hungry and all I’d had up to that point was some toast and one mexi fry, shrug, I figured give my body some nutrients, right? I have dinner plans for this evening so who knows how that will go…and plans that involve a restaurant tomorrow…this is gonna kill me!

I am really starting to worry about how much weight I have put on…I don’t want to get back home and find I have gained back anymore then 2lbs, cause that’ll suck and really bring me down, but I dunno, every morning I swear I am gonna eat healthy and get back on track and something goes wrong…I really wish that horse would at least bring me back my will power…

Let The Over-Indulging Begin!

21 Dec

It has officially started for me, ugh, the season of over indulging with our food. My poor stomach is already hurting! lol…I laugh but it really does hurt. *rolls eyes* I got a bunch of goodies in the mail from Australia and from England…ooooh, that chocolate is gonna hurt me but taste oh so good. Yum!

Today I got taken out for lunch to this great Japanese place, heaven in my mouth! I got a lunch box so there was the cold noodle salad with shrimp, chicken teriyaki, sushi rolls (two each of california rolls, tuna rolls, salmon rolls and cucumber rolls), miso soup and mixed tempura. Oh man, so good. In part it was soooo good cause the food was amazing and because it came out of the blue (I didn’t know I was going to be taken out for lunch and surprises are always fun!) and because I never eat like that so it was an uber treat. ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s see, yesterday what did I over indulge in? Oh yeah, almond tarts, is there anything better then almond tarts? Doubtful!

I seem to be leaving all my willpower behind, sigh, all that hard won willpower out the window in the face of almond tarts and Japanese lunch boxes. ๐Ÿ˜›

I had planned to way treat myself tomorrow at the airport and eat…ready for this?ย Fast Food that isn’t Subway! I know! Crazeeee! However, with the way I feel right now, so not gonna happen. I am lucky and can take a half day at work so I’ll have plenty of time to get to the airport, leaving me no excuse to not get something healthy-ish to eat. I think instead of fast food at the airport I’ll have one timbit or something equally small, lol.

Ooooh! Good news tho! Last saturday when I weighed in I managed to lose the weight I had put on the week before so I am back at my 21.6 pounds lost, phew! I am so glad I got back there but seriously, with how fat I feel right now I might as well not have lost anything. Ick. I hate this feeling and I can’t figure it out. I mean, ok, I ate Japanese for lunch but I’ve eaten worse and not felt like this…and for dinner I had some toast cause let me tell ya, so not hungry after that huge lunch and the lunch totally killed me for points (I am guessing, the tempura alone killed my points really so why bother trying to tally them up for today?) but what’s with this heavy in my tummy feeling? If this is what’s gonna happen everytime I eat something fried (the tempura) or salty (soy sauce) I will so be pissed! ๐Ÿ˜›

On a totally unrelated note…why can Keanu Reeves look totally awesome in a long black jacket and all black outfit complete with shades (like in the Matrix) but if someone tried to pull off that look in real life they’d just look like a loser? Oh the oddness of life…lol

Early Turkey Dinner

16 Dec

One of the companies we work with treats us oh so well. ๐Ÿ˜€ They bring in food for us quite a bit – usually pizza, but hey, it’s the thought that counts. lol. So today they brought in lunch for us and it was so nice! The lunch was held in one of the larger meeting rooms, they put fancy table cloths on the table, used real dishes and silverware, there were even the Christmas Crackers – you know, the ones you pull apart and you get a silly toy a joke and a crown hat? teehee. There was turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and veggies (the veggies were parsnips, carrots and squash –ย all roasted) YUM!! There was also champagne and dessert was a variety of tarts, brownies, cookies etc.

The plan was to eat lots of vegg and not too much of the rest, lol, that was before I got in there and could smell everything! Altho, I don’t think I did too poorly. I had a small amount of everything and put some cranberry sauce on the side and some gravy on the turkey…I mean come on, you can’t skip the cranberry sauce and gravy! Oh, when I say everything I don’t include dessert in that, I didn’t touch the tarts etc. – lemme tell ya, that was hard cause I was still hungry! lol

I can’t decide if I was still hungry cause I was actually hungry or if it was a mental thing. shrug. I always have a huge plate of food when it’s a turkey dinner…after all it only happens once a year, lol, but this time not so much so it may have been a mental thing since those around me had plates piled with food and they went back for just as large portions of seconds…I was feeling deprived, which is silly cause I ate a bit of everything…but not in the quantity I wanted. sigh.

Today I ate:

50 grams Shreddies = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

*turkey = 1/2 cup = 2 points

*mashed potatoes (= 1/2 cup = 2 points) = 4 points

*stuffing = 1/2 cup = 4 points

roasted veggies = 0 points

2 timbits = 4 points

1 Fiesta Salad = 5 points

1 Thinsations chocolate covered pretzels = 2 points

So about 25 points eaten…could be worse! lol.

The foods with * are approximate points values, I got the numbers from the Weight Watchers food book. I doubled what they say mashed potatoes are because these ones were uber creamy andย  I feel they must have been very bad for me. lol. I took super small portions of everything since I wasn’t able to actually measure anything so I am fairly confident that my guesstimates for points are accurate-ish. ๐Ÿ˜›

This whole weekย I have had a constant low grade sensation of hunger, it sucks. I am not sure why it’s happening, I am eating my points and today I went over, but, shrug, hunger pains. It’s almost 10pm where I am and I could so go for some toast, or even a small meal! Ridiculous! Every night I have gone to bed feeling hungry and woken up the same way, ๐Ÿ˜› ick. I hope whatever this is it passes quickly, and I sure hope the scale on saturday shows I am down cause at least then this constant hungry feeling will be worth it! lol

A Good Day Deserves A Cookie!

15 Dec

Mmm Mmm Mmm I just ate two super duper yummy cookies, and I don’t even feel guilty about it! ha! ๐Ÿ˜€ The reason I don’t feel guilty? Cause they are (or were since they are already in my tummy, lol) my reward to myself for not screwing up today. Yah me for not screwing up! ๐Ÿ˜›

Yesterday was the cake, the day before the chocolates…I was determined to not cheat today, not even budge a little and I didn’t! It was almost like I had to prove it to myself, make sure I could still hold firm to my eating plan without little detours to little nibbles high in calories. You wouldn’t believe how relieved I am that I was able to manage, phew. I wasn’t even tempted by any of the food around me at work, it was easy to ignore it and when it was offered to me to just say no.

No! NO! Nooooo-ooooo! nooooOOOOOOooooo! Don’t you just love that word? lol

heaven in your mouth! Yum!

Just above is a pic of the cookies, 2 cookies are 3 points but lemme tell ya, that is a well spent 3 points! ๐Ÿ˜€

I must be used to proper portions because it doesn’t even seem weird to take only two cookies out of the container anymore. I make a bit of a production out of it, lol, food is not just blindly eaten in my world (anymore), every bite is savoured, enjoyed, fully tasted…so with my evening treats I put them on a plate, make a cup of tea to go with them and sit all comfy on the couch so I can eat the treat slowly and fully enjoy myself. It takes a little longer then normal to eat two small cookies but that’s ok – it’s about enjoying the food now instead of stuffing my face.

Although, having just said that, when I am really hungry I look at my food and think “that’s all I get?!” I always think it won’t be enough even though it always ends up being enough. Must be a mental thing. shrug.

Today I ate:

50 grams shreddies = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1/2 cup diced peaches = 1 point

1/2 cup Maple Baked Beans = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

2 triangles light laughing cow = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

mixed raw vegg = 0 points

85 grams whole wheat pasta = 5 points

1/4 cup Alfredo and Sun Dried Tomato sauce = 2 points

mixed cooked veggies and grilled veggies = 0 points

2 Hershey’s York cookies = 3 points

Total points eaten is 22. sigh.

I was so happy I hadn’t screwed up today but while writing down my food list I realized I forgot to put in my tracker the 1/2 cup diced peaches I topped my shreddies with. Oops. So I guess I really didn’t earn the cookies I ate…but I already ate them so not like there’s anything I can do about it now. shrug. And really, that’s not a fail, it’s not like I snacked on the chocolates at work, I just forgot to write down some fruit I ate…I think that’s an acceptable mistake, and no reason to feel guilty about the cookies in my tummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

I Ate Cake?! Shit…

14 Dec

I started off this week with the intent of being uber strict – No cheating, very careful counting of points, possibly exercising more then once a week – drastic stuff! lol. Well, the week is going doooooooown hill quickly, *rolls eyes*. I am learning to hate this time of year! Ack!

Let’s see, Monday I ate two chocolates which alright not the end of the world, hell, I didn’t even use any flex points to fit those in so not good I nibbled at work but it didn’t negatively affect anything. Coolio. Today (Tuesday – duh!) cake at work! CAKE?!?! FUCK!!!!! I have been sooooooo good at not eating all the various goodies that come in to work – especially the cakes! Well, the cake was cause Friday it is IF’s bday but she’s not here Friday so we celebrated her bday today – she’s like the office fave, she’s so awesome. You know how every office has that one person that knows the answer to every question? She’s that person and we all luv her cause sure, she knows everything but she’s not snotty about it at all! ๐Ÿ˜€ She’s our rockstar. ๐Ÿ˜€ There was no way I couldn’t eat a piece of her cake, she would have been insulted…I am not even kidding, she really would have been!

The cake came from China Town, yum, so it went like this: layer of sponge cake, layer of whipped cream with fresh fruit, layer of sponge cake, layer of whipped cream with fresh fruit, layer of sponge cake, top layer of whipped cream then lots more fresh fruit. So, I was able to delude myself that it wasn’t such a bad for me cake cause there was fruit, LMAO! Let’s just ignore the god knows how many eggs are in that cake and all the whipped cream, *rolls eyes* At least I took a small piece, that should count for something right? lol. Ok, I know it doesn’t but whatever! No way am I insulting IF!

I had to guesstimate the points for the cake, cause yeah, no way to figure that out, shrug, so there we go…the so-called-uber-strict week started off with chocolates, now cake…and even if tomorrow goes all good Thursday is a catered lunch we had to rsvp to and we are being kinda forced to participate in cause it’s a company we deal with who is bringing lunch to us to say thanks for our business…why does not insulting people seem to always revolve around eating food? eesh. It’s apparently a Christmas Lunch so everyone seems to be expecting a turkey meal but we don’t actually know for sure what we are getting…hmmm…this could be bad. Erg. I am toying with eating a healthy lunch right before the catered lunch arrives and then just pretending to eat what they bring…I haven’t decided for sure yet what my action plan will be…guess we’ll find out Thursday! lol

Today I ate:

50 grams Shreddies = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1/2 cup Maple Baked Beans = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

2 triangles light laughing cow = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 piece IF’s bday cake = 4 points?

3 chicken strips = 4 points

mixed cooked vegg = 0 points

1 tbls honey mustard sauce = 0 points

2 Hershey’s York cookies = 3 points

Total points eaten is 21. That could be off if the cake was worth more points then the 4 I guesstimated but let’s leave me with my delusions shall we?

Now, for the honey mustard sauce, it is 1 point for 2 tbls, when I first ate it (on the weekend) I measured out 2 tbls and didn’t use even half of it, so thisย evening I measured out 1 tbls and again, I didn’t use near all of it…so I maybe used half. I decided the small amount I use isn’t enough to be even worth 1 point hence my couting it at 0 points. Even if I am wrong and I used a bit over 1/2 tbls that is still only 0.5 point and not gonna kill me….well, least it won’t kill me quickly…:P

Just Cuz They Change You Don’t Have To

13 Dec

Those of you who actually go to weight watchers meetings, or know someone who do, already know that weight watchers has unveiled their new program – yup, another new program. It reminds me of facebook, you get all comfy with how it works, think you know what you’re doing, then boom! they up and change it on you. shrug.

Normally I say embrace change, change is good, it keeps you on your toes and stops you from stagnating in life…however, this one time I say NO to change! lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

Not that I am against the new program, to be honest I have only a limited amount of information about the new program, and you can’t be against something you don’t have full knowledge about right? Right! Open your minds people! ๐Ÿ˜‰ What I do know is this: your minimum daily points is higher, so are how many flex points you get, fruit is free and wine is now worth double what it used to be. So yeah, not enough knowledge to say yah or nay to the new program.

The reason I am saying no? Because the old program works just fine for me, I don’t go to the meetings so it’ll take a while for me to accumulate all the new books an stuff, and from what I do know of the new program it will really only work if you do go to meetings because of how the points are now calculated. I can’t afford meetings, shrug, so old program for moi! ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t mind that I am not learning the new program, I already have so many points memorized for certain foods that I am not in any rush to scrub all that knowledge and learn all new points, lol, I am lazy like that. ๐Ÿ˜›

Those of you using the new program, kudos for you, feel free to send me any info you are willing to share so I can learn more about it. Those of you sticking with the old program, well, all my info will still be current for you. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I ate:

50 grams Shreddies = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1/2 cup diced peaches = 1 point

1/2 cup Maple Baked Beans = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

2 triangles light laughing cow cheese = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

mixed raw veggie = 0 points

2 chocolates = 2 points

85 grams whole wheat pasta = 5 points

1/4 cup Alfredo and Sun Dried Tomato sauce = 2 points

mixed cooked veggie = 0 points

2 pieces bread = 2 points

2 tbls honey = 2 points

Exercise points earned = 3 points

Total points eaten 24 which is my daily 21 points and my 3 exercise points. ๐Ÿ˜€

I had two chocolates at work today, one was maple flavoured the other was strawberry creme…not that they weren’t good but I don’t think they were really worth 1 point each. shrug. Least I know for next time. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s probably good I ate them though otherwise I’d be trying to figure out two more points worth of food to snack on and dude, I am so not hungry! Yah!

No Longer Am I That Girl, sigh.

12 Dec

So, I am no longer the girl who can say “I have lost 21.6 pounds so far” nope, that’s not me. And why is that not me? Cause I hadย a week of either eating way too many points or way not enough points and I gained weight…yeah, you read that right…I gained.ย ย ย ๐Ÿ˜ฆ With the weight I gained this week I have now only lost 20.8 pounds total. And yeah I know, I shouldn’t say “only” but that’s how it feels, like an only. sigh.

Least I didn’t gain so much I have a total lost under 20 pounds cause that would just be an epic fail and worth way more then 1 sad face emoticon.

This weekend has been an odd one. Friday was partying with friends to celebrate a bday, I drank water all night cause I was driving and didn’t want to deal with figuring out the points involved in drinking, lol. Go figure, I am way sober cause I don’t want to have to figure out the points for a drink, *rolls eyes*, sometimes I am definitely special. lol. Saturday was chillin, gift wrapping, and nannying for two highly evil demonic children. I am not even kidding about the demonic…altho maybe it’s more like psychotic. shrug. Either way, I am never going back to that house again! The oldest of the two boys threatened to hit me with a broom, a broom! WTF?!?! Grr. Then today was sleeping in, shopping, errands, and eventually home to have a relaxed dinner and cup of tea. Ahhhh, the best part of the weekend! lol.

I’m not sure why but the past couple days I just wanna eat, sigh, not huge meals or anything, I just want to snack. shrug. I bought some dark chocolate peanut M&M’s whenย I was out shopping – I couldn’t seem to help it, but I haven’t cracked them open yet so least that’s something. sigh. I keep wanting to just grab a nibble of this or a bite of that – you get the idea…it’s damn annoying! What’s worse is I am not even hungry but if someone put some kind of nibbly anywhere near me right now I’d more then likely nibble, willpower be damned! lol

Today I ate:

1 cup cooked oatmeal = 2 points

3 tbls maple syrup = 2 points

3 tsp brown sugar =ย 1 point

2 pieces toast = 2 points

1 tbsl light peanut butter = 2 points

1 werther’s chocolate = 1 point

6 chicken strips = 8 points

mixed cooked veggies = 0 points

2 tbls honey mustard sauce = 1 point

1 thinsations yogurt covered pretzels = 2 points

Total points eaten is 21. ๐Ÿ™‚

The chicken strips are a new and yummy find. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are from Safeway and are the Safeway Eating Right brand, 3 strips = 4 points. Now, normally I would only eat 3 of them at a time, along with some veggies but I had a lot of points left over by the time I was making dinner and I was quite hungry so I figured I’d eat 6 and see how it went. lol. They are quite good. They are not deep fried or trans fatty or any of that stuff. So…kinda healthy chicken strips…well, the healthiest you’ll ever get I s’pose. Normally I could never afford them, they are like $12 for a box! But my parents rock and sent me a gift card for Safeway so I bought the strips when doing my normal grocery shopping. ๐Ÿ™‚ I figure they are a good investment since there are like 8 servings in a box, so 8 meals for $12, that’s good isn’t it? I am also trying to buy things that will last in the freezer till I get back from my christmas vacation – I will be crazed broke when I get back after christmas so I am planning ahead for that and buying things I can eat then, so frozen stuff, canned stuff…ya know, non perishable stuff.ย  Ah the joys of planning ahead, lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

Random Nibblings

9 Dec

Oh the random nibblings that occur in a day. lol. I haven’t nibbled in a loooong time but today, well, I cracked. shrug. Let’s see, how did my food day go?

I had breakfast and then attempted to eat my morning snack but my banana was way bruised and I am biased against bruised bananas – I just can’t deal with those. ugh. So no snack. Then there was lunch, which while it did fill me was not filling, ya know what I mean? It technically did everything it was s’posed to do but it wasn’t enjoyable at all. sad face. Then right before leaving for the day junk food was brought in, and not any junk food but the really good christmas junk food that comes out this time of year. Ack!

There were chocolate mints, oh yum! Soooo, yeah, totally had one. sigh. Then on the way home I ate like 5 meringues. *rolls eyes* I was bringing them home along with the various tupperware containers I had brought in to work monday with all the baking I did. There were 5 left over, they totally didn’t make it back to my house. lol. And then! (yeah, there’s more…) I ate a small spoonfull of left over chocolate frosting (from the cakes I made) – which I then decided wasn’t worth it cause I have totally made better so I am gonna throw it out. lol. If it hadn’t been for those fuck ups my points for the day would be totally fine, I believe one under but I figure with all that nibbling I am closer to 2 over? Maybe 3…I’m really not sure…

So yeah, the nibbles, one little nibble here and there doesn’t seem like such a bad thing but when you add them up at the end of the day they totally turn in to points that can screw up your food day. My lesson of the day? Beware the urge to nibble!

Today I ate (minus the nibbles)

50 grams Shreddies = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

2 bites of banana = 0 points

1/2 cup Maple Baked Beans = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

2 triangles light laughing cow cheese = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

raw carrots = 0 points

1 Salmon steak in Dill sauce = 3 points

1/2 cup brown rice = 3 points

1 tbls creole dijon sauce = 1 point

mixed grilled veggies = 0 points

2 pieces toast = 2 points

2ย tsp marg = 2 points

Total points eaten is 21. Ok, so my mental math was off and without the nibbling I hit my 21 points exactly. Soooooo, with the nibbling I hit what 24? or so…crap.

I really shouldn’t be using any flex points since I ate so much on tuesday at the party but somehow I couldn’t stop myself from nibbling. Hopefully that won’t happen again. *crosses fingers*

Work Christmas Party – Check!

8 Dec

Last night was my works christmas party – kinda lame that it was on a tuesday but hey, least we got one. Sure, you might think that all companies always have a christmas party but this year my company tried to cheap out and get away with having an informal drinks and appetizers at a crappy pub type place. Uh, No! Everyone in the office said no to that invitation, lol, so finally the company sucked up the cost and got a party but cause they left it so late instead of getting a private room at a nice restaurant (like last year) we just had two large tables in the normal part of a restaurant…it was…crowded, and noisy, and not as enjoyable cause it was hard to talk to anybody who wasn’t sitting right beside you, but hey, like I already said – least we got something! ๐Ÿ™‚

We went to this fancy restaurant in an expensive part of town – so a part of the city I don’t go to often cause I can’t afford anything there lol.

I decided way in advance that I would not count points yesterday, I know that you can go out to eat and enjoy yourself without blowing your points but the menu choices we had were quite limited and really – I would never be able to afford to eat there on my own so I figured I’d pick whatever I wanted from the menu and screw the points. lol. I gotta say, however many points I ate last night – totally worth it! ๐Ÿ˜€

My appetizer was the iceberg salad – it had a roasted garlic miso dressing, grilled cubes of chicken, baconย and scallions – it was tasty but too salty. I have always been sensitive to salt, I seem to taste it really easily and that has gotten more extreme since I have started eating healthier, shrug. So yeah, way salty salad. Weird huh? I gave part of my salad to my friend LL cause her appetizer was this weird not very good tuna thing and she didn’t like it so I shared mine.

The entree, wow, it was a Spicy Prawnย and Scallop Risotto dried red chili, three types of broccoli – holy crap it was gooooood! ๐Ÿ˜€ I had no idea what to expect, didn’t know what risotto was but it turned out it was like a rice dish, with a sauce and the prawns and scallops were mixed in with it, then it was put over the broccoli and topped with green onions. I ate it nice and slow so I could savour every single bite cause it was that good! Guess what happened though? I savoured it too well I think, ate too slowly, because by the time I got half way through the dish I was full! lol. Crazy. I mean, fancy restaurants serve stupid small portions so no way would I have ever imagined I’d get full from the salad and entree but yeah, by half way through that risotto I was d.o.n.e. ๐Ÿ˜› I ate a couple more bites cause I couldn’t stand the idea of not finishing the dish – the dish that would be so expensive I’d never be able to afford it on my own and it’s not like I could take the left overs home, lol. But nah, couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t get through it. Sad.

Dessert – I firmly believe we all have a seperate compartment in our stomachs for dessert, lol, I had the almond cheesecake with a cashew crust and I ate every single crumb! Oh, and it was topped with raspberry, Mmm! Mmm! Mmm! It was this nice little single serving sized cheesecake, beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

All in all, the food rocked. I could have done without the salad, or at least less salt in the salad but that’s the only thing I would change.

Now for drinks, I had a carona at work (the end of work!) and ordered a Shirley Temple at the restaurant, lol, yeah I know, it’s a kids drink but I didn’t want anymore alcohol and didn’t yet feel like drinking water, so Shirley Temple! ๐Ÿ˜› It was tasty – and almost as much of a treat as an alcoholic drink since I haven’t had juice since this whole weight watchers thing started. I didn’t finish it though. I nursed it through the dinner and when we all got up after the food was done and were mingling the waiter took it, sad face ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ah well, I got to drink most of it and juice is wasted calories anyways, yummy calories tho! lol.

So all in all it was a great food evening – not great points wise but great taste wise. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not even going to try to figure out how bad the points were, I just don’t care. haha And that is an awesome feeling – knowing that I can have a meal that is a total treat and high in points but not derail my weight loss journey, score! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜›

Belated Post

6 Dec

Ok, so I didn’t write on the weekend, it’s not that I didn’t want to it’s that I was busy and just couldn’t find the time. Now sure, you are probably saying “what? you couldn’t find ten minutes to sit down, grab your laptop and start typing? ha!” and well sure, I did find a bit of time here and there to sit but when I did that it was causeย I was exhausted and the last thing I wanted to do was try to come up with something entertaining to write. ๐Ÿ˜›

So, let’s recap…starting with the most important part of any weekend…

WEIGH IN DAY:

This was saturday, earlier in the day then normal but that’s cause I hadda get up and get going. I was concerned that weighing in early would hamper my results but oh well. I was hoping for anything above a loss of 0.2 pounds…yes you read that right. If I could manage to lose 0.2 pounds I would hit the 20 pounds lost mark so oh how I was crossing fingers. lol.

I stepped on the dreaded scale, saw the number and just froze…didn’t believe it at all! The whole time I was showering and getting ready for the day I was in a daze cause that just couldn’t be right…could it? Oh hell yeah it was! I lost…ready? I lost 2.6 Pounds!!! In one week! This brought me to a total weight loss of…21.6 Pounds!!! wOOt! Yah! Happy dance anybody? Not only did I hit the 20 pounds lost mark I went past it byย a whole 1.6 pounds, awesomeness! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Dance!

This weigh in totally set the mood for the weekend, a mood of “hells yea! I can do it!” lol.

The rest of saturday was spent Christmas shopping and getting supplies for my holiday baking that was also happening over the weekend; a day of happy news then shopping? Can’t beat that!

Sunday was spent baking, I did some of the prep work the evening before and ended up with two yule log cakes, gingerbread cookies and meringues. I was also supposed to have peppermint bark but something went horribly wrong when the chocolate was melting and it had to be thrown out, ugh. What a waste of money. Sucky. But everything else turned out great! I had never made gingerbread before so I was worried but the recipe I found was great and everybody loved them. I was told many times they look just like the cookies you find in bakeries – apparently I rock at decorating cookies? lol. Who knew!

Up until this year I thought everyone knew what a yule log cake was, the only reason I made two this year was cause one of the girls overheard me talking about this cake to someone and had no idea what I was talking about…say wha?! How do you not know what a yule log cake is? *confused face* but I have encountered more and more people who don’t know, sigh, so here is what it is: a thin chocolate cake that when it is baked you put on a clean towel dusted with cocoa then you roll it up, it stays rolled until completely cool, then, you unroll it and spread the filling on what will be the inside of the cake (this filling was whipped cream and chocolate chips), then you roll it back up and put chocolate frosting on the outside. The frosting is a bit thicker then normal so when you spread it on it gets a textured look, like a yule log. There, now you can’t say you don’t know what it is! lol. huh, I should’ve taken a picture to show you, ah well, next year! ๐Ÿ˜›

there we go, I googled an image of one that looks similar to my version. Yule Log Cake - Yum!

So one cake went to my landlord and his family, along with some of the cookies and meringues, and the other cake and most of the cookies and meringues went to work with me today for the office – I say ‘most’ cause I left some behind of the cookies and meringue for the roomie. It’d be mean to do all that baking and not give her some – the whole place smelled like gingerbread and chocolate cake, even when I woke up this morning! lol.

Uh yeah, so that was my sunday, baking. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today was just a normal day at work, nothing really special there, we had a new instructor for my Zumba class tho. I hate new people, I mean really hate them! Once I get used to an instructor or teacher or whatever I really struggle to deal when the person is replaced…even if it is just for one class like this evenings Zumba. I don’t know why it is, I’m just odd like that. So, this replacement, she was pretty good. She does more exercise moves then dance moves and I don’t know that it was harder but because it was totally different moves it worked me out in a different way which is definitely good. I am sooooo gonna feel that exercise tomorrow! lol. Which is how it should be, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

When I got home and made dinner, well, I’d swear that was the best dinner ever – which is another way I judge how well a workout went. I know! Weird! But listen…if I don’t work all that hard then I don’t enjoy my dinner as much, it’s like…well, if I work hard I am more deserving of a really good meal and I have worked up an appetite so things just taste better anyways. shrug. Hey, it works for me! So, my burger tonight, YUM! ๐Ÿ˜€ lol

Today I ate:

50 grams shreddies = 3 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

1 6″ Turkey Sub from Subway = 5 points

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

mixed raw veggies = 0 points

1 hamburger patty = 4 points

1 weight watchers hamburger bun = 2 points

1 cheese slice = 1 point

baby spinach leaves, ketchup, mustard = 0 points

cooked veggies = 0 points

1 piece bread = 1 point

1/2 tbls Nutella = 1 point

1/2 tbls light peanut butter = 1 point

So that puts me at 22 points eaten, I have to eat 2 more points so that I have eaten my exercise points. I actually had grabbed a bag of Thinsations Yogurt Covered Pretzels but I am really not feeling them. shrug. I don’t want anything else to eat,ย  ugh, I am full! But…I am s’posed to eat my exercise points. sigh. I wouldn’t care all that much about being under by just 2 points but yesterday I kinda made a boo boo, lol, I only ate 14 points the whole day. *cringes* I didn’t mean to undereat by that much, honest! I was just so wrapped up in baking I lost track of the time and when I cook or bake I tend to have no appetite, shrug, so by the time I was done everything and having a little rest it was late and I was tired and I wasn’t even thinking of food, and well, that’s how I managed to eat only 14 points. heh.

I will find something little to snack on just so I can say I used the points up…for real! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow I doubt I will be posting, our work Christmas party is tomorrow (yeah, I know, on a tuesday, how exciting, NOT!) but anyways, the party is tomorrow and there is no time to go home before it so we’ll all be going after work to the restaurant together then who knows what time I’ll be getting home. shrug. Last year I wasn’t home till way late so we’ll see how this year goes! ๐Ÿ˜€

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