Archive | January, 2011

3 Points Left…

31 Jan

I have 3 points left for the day and I don’t know what to eat! I know what I want, lol, shocking I know, *rolls eyes* I want peanut butter…buuuuut, if I put peanut butter on bread that’ll use my last 3 points and that means no sweet little nibbly…hmm, is the peanut butter worth that sacrifice? Probably not…but the dilemma remains…what to eat?

I had a super yummy mid day treat that was totally unexpected. IF at work brought home made dumplings (IF is Chinese and knows what she is doing when it comes to cooking!), I am not sure of all the ingredients, she told me I just can’t remember, oops! lol What I do know is they rocked! 🙂 They were steamed (good) and small (good) and full of healthy stuff (good) which is why I didn’t feel guilty eating some of them. 🙂 I googled to try to figure out the points and found huuuge variations cause it depends how they are cooked, what is in them, all kinds of stuff. I decided to take one of the lower points calculations cause all the ones I found online were from restaurants and I know these ones are healthier then any you’d get in a restaurant!

OMG! haha, sorry, I literally just realized that I have Exercise Points cause I had Zumba class tonight so I don’t have 3 points left I have 6! 😀 I wouldn’t normally interrupt myself in such a manner that not only ruins the flow of my words 😛 but gives you a glimpse of how screwy my brain can be sometimes but this was just too funny to not share! lol. I am soooo having peanut butter on bread now! wOOt!

Ok, back on track, the dumplings…uh yeah, I think I was pretty much done talking about them, they were delicious, home made, healthy-ish and a nice little treat. She said she brought them because I am always bringing baking in to work and she wanted to share with me and some others, well, lemme tell you, her cooking is way better then my baking! Well…in my opinion…lol. 😉

So today I ate:

1 Instant Quaker Oatmeal = 3 points

1 cup chicken noodle soup = 2 points

1 crumpet = 1 point

3 dumplings = 2 points

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 cup brown rice = 4 points

mixed veggies = 0 points

1 tbls creole dijon sauce = 1 point

2 small pieces chicken = 3 points

Total points eaten = 18. Exercise points earned = 3. Points left to eat (in case you forgot lol) = 6!

I swear, the extra food points earned from exercising totally makes the exercising worth while. 😀 And now on to the peanut butter on bread! hooya! 😀

Hot Dogs: The Poor Man’s Chicken

29 Jan

I guess I should have said the poor woman’s chicken, being that I am female but oh well. 😛

The other night I wanted Chinese food…this is problematic cause (1) Chinese food is expensive, (2) I don’t know any good Chinese food places in this sushi obsessed city and (3) Chinese food does not easily fit in to the land of Weight Watchers. Don’t get me wrong, it can be done!…just not easily. shrug. So although I wanted Chinese food I knew it wasn’t going to happen. Then I was struck by inspiration! I had some brown rice in the fridge, I could take that, add some of the leftover grilled chicken that was also in the fridge and some veggies and make my own version of Chicken Fried Rice – voila! Granted, not the Chinese food dish I was actually wanting but hey, compromises must be made!

When I got home I pulled out the rice, the veg and the chicken and was all ready to start adding things to the frying pan when a thought occurred…how long can cooked chicken be in the fridge before it is too long? Can I even still use this chicken? Luckily the roomie was around so I asked her, hoping beyond hope she’d give a really big number…she figured on 3 days, maybe 5 max…well, huh, it had been in there at least 7 days…is that too long? *confused face* I decided to not risk it, being that food poisoning is not on my list of things to do this month 😉 and sadly threw it out…but, now what? I didn’t want just veg and rice but the only other meat or meat like substance I had on hand were breaded chicken strips and salmon steaks…neither are what I needed, then a whole new burst of inspiration!

I have hot dogs! Light hot dogs! And I love hot dogs so why not? Who says a hot dog can’t substitute for chicken? Well ok, probably a lot of people say that but who cares, they aren’t the ones eating this meal! lol. I boiled the hot dog, then added it (all cut up) to the frying pan with the rice and mixed veggies…I feel I added a sauce to it…yeah I did! I added some of my creole dijon sauce…thus taking away any chance of the dish reminding me of Chinese food but once I start cooking I get inspired by odd ideas and generally move away from my original plan. shrug.

So there we have it, not Chicken Fried Rice but Hot Dog Fried Rice (with creole dijon sauce), healthy, a light dish, tasty, filling…all the things dinner should be, and bonus, low in points! 😀 Something I will definitely make again.

Some good news to throw your way, I lost another pound! Yah! So, last week I gained 2 lbs but this week I got rid of one of those…almost back on track! 😀 I will be so happy when I lose one more pound and am back to where I feel I should be…I didn’t tell anybody I gained weight, I just sorta kept my mouth shut about my weigh in last week cause I didn’t want to confess the number on the scale went up. Yeah, sigh, I know it was cause of being sick and my body being off kilter and blah blah blah, but none of that takes away from the mild shame I felt when I saw the number had gone up. ugh. But now it is going down again, phew, and right in time! I have my photo shoot in exactly a week and if my weight had stayed the same or gone up this week I would have freaked out, now is not the time to be adding weight to the fatness that is my body, not before something as important as this photo shoot! 

But luckily, no freak out, the number went down, someone  I haven’t seen in a while told me today that I look like I have lost a lot of weight 😀 and in general it was a good day. How can it not be a good day when someone comments about you obviously having lost weight? lol 😀

I’m Cravin Foooooood!

27 Jan

I am not hungry…hear that stomach? I’m not hungry! You don’t need anything else in you cause you’re full…so why oh why do I want to keep eating? All this week I just want more food…I want the food I take with me to work, I want the food that is provided free at work, I want the snacks and nibblies that are in the meetings, I just want foooood! I keep finding myself reaching for things that not only do I not need they are the absolute wrong food choices to make.

I am home, have eaten dinner and am full but I keep wanting to go in to the kitchen and get something to snack on…I have no points left and don’t need food but need seems to have nothing to do with my eating desires this week…this week it is all about what I want and that boys n girls is just not good! 

So far I have managed to not cave too much, I had a bit of cheese at a meeting yesterday but I did count it in my daily food diary – mind you it wasn’t measured out cheese and most likely wasn’t light cheese so the points were a guesstimate but I let myself get away with that cause the other food items on the platters that I wanted were the cinnamon buns…or one of the sandwiches…well, ok, there were a lot of amazingly good looking foods and I kinda wanted some of everything so I consider it a close call I got out of there after only eating cheese. lol. But see? This is what I am talking about! I got cocky about being able to resist bad for me foods and now I am having trouble resisting them, sigh.

Before Christmas I was all “whatev, I can resist all the yummy treats, it’s not a big deal” people kept commenting on my willpower and I couldn’t figure out what the big deal was cause it wasn’t hard to resist the food…then Christmas hit and I ate lots but before that could mess me up I got way sick and stopped eating (well, not completely cause then I’d be dead but I ate maybe once a day) so I lost weight from that and also, when I did eat I let myself eat whatever I wanted cause I was barely eating and needed higher calorie foods. Now, I am healthier, eating my points on a daily basis but haven’t gotten over the mindset of eating whatever I want which means I keep reaching for more food then what I need and higher pointed foods. Argh!

I have to reassess my goals I think…I keep thinking of the big final goal and that makes it too hard to focus on the day to day eating. I usually try to aim for the next 10lbs max, then, when I reach that 10lb goal I get a little treat and yah, it’s another 10lbs to add to the total weight loss number but I dunno, all I think about now is the final number I want to reach and how far away I am from it. That number is so far away that I figure I might as well eat the cheese at the meeting cause I’m so far away from my goal it won’t make a huge difference…I know that is stupid and wrong thinking but hey, it’s where I’m at right now. 

This behaviour and outlook are being influenced by my upcoming headshots for sure; don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to the photoshoot but I am stressing about how I am gonna look, if I’m gonna see the pics and only think “holy fuck, I’m still so fat!” I like how I look in real life and on film but I have a tendancy to look like an idiot in pictures, sigh, and I guess that’s all I keep thinking about, how fat I am gonna look and how stupid I look in pictures. *rolls eyes* In true me fashion I am sub-consciously self-sabatoging my weight loss efforts so that if my pictures look lame or I can’t get an agent with them I can blame my being fat and no one being willing to give me a chance cause of my fatness. Pathetic, sigh.

I am trying to remind myself about the photo shoot everytime I start to reach for something I shouldn’t be eating – my new short term goal is to survive until the photo shoot, just make it that far and then I can have a treat of some kind…like a cinnamon bun lol.

So my lesson today, and really for the week, is remember the little goals, the reachable ones and when you start reaching for the bad food search deep down in your psyche to find out why you can’t seem to resist the food…only once you learn what is making you eat will you be better able to defend yourself against all those food urges…now excuse me while I go and read a baking cook book and dream 😉

That’s Not Right!

25 Jan

I made one of my salmon steaks for dinner tonight – a new flavour Applewood Smoke and Maple, as it was cooking it smelled so yummy so I was quite looking forward to it. Well, something went not right and it turned out super dry and just plain yuck. Usually it’s tender and flaky and goooood (well, the other flavours I have had are like that) but this one, nope. Before you ask, yes the oven was at the right temp and yes I had it in for the correct amount of time…I don’t know why it dried out like that… 

It was so nasty I couldn’t force it down, shrug, so in to the garbage it went, sigh, what a waste! I only had like 3 small bites of it so I am not counting points for those 3 bites, I mean come on, really?  For 3 bites? Nuh-uh. To replace the salmon I had 2 pieces of bread with light peanut butter on them, maybe not what some would consider “balanced” but hey, it tasted good. lol. 🙂

Here is my food so far today:

1 pckg Quaker instant oatmeal = 3 points

1 apple = 1 point

1 cup Red Pepper Black Bean soup = 2 points

1 crumpet = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 banana chocolate bran muffin = 2 points

mixed veggies = 0 points

2 pieces bread = 2 points

1 tbls light peanut butter = 2 points

50 grams dates = 3 points

Total points eaten so far = 18, means I get 3 more! 🙂 Thank goodness I haven’t gone over yet, phew!

I am planning on having another muffin for 2 points (hey, they are good!) and I have a Mini York Peppermint Patty which is a whopping 1 point, :P, so that’ll be my little bit of sweetness…hmm, I just realized it’s in my purse, so I’ll be having that if it hasn’t been squashed, eek! Not the patty! Oh the horrors! lol.

Oops! I Did It Again!

24 Jan

😉 Who doesn’t like a reference to Brittney Spears prior to the shaved head-bad marriage-crotch flashing-rehab sentenced period? Well, ok, probably most people don’t cause, uh, hello? It’s Brittney Spears, *gag*, but the line from the song seemed soooooo perfect!

I miscounted points today…wait, that’s not the correct word, I didn’t keep track properly and as a consequence I went over – even over my points when you add in the exercise points! Ack! I don’t feel badly about it though cause (1) I was really hungry and dude, I needed food and (2) I feel so good from my Zumba class that really, I just don’t give a flying fart lol 😀

Zumba tonight was so great! It was my first class back since before Christmas; I should have gone the previous two mondays but was too sick, sadness, I was a tad worried how I would do tonight cause of slacking off activity wise since before Christmas and also cause I still get coughing fits (though not as bad as before!) but how sucky would it be to start hacking up a lung in the middle of the salsa? 😛 Luckily for me, no huge coughing fits, yah! Couple minor ones but nothing that made anybody look and really, what more can a person ask for? lol.

I really pushed myself tonight and I am glad – that class totally made me sweat…and my abs still hurt, oh my! If they still hurt now imagine how they will feel tomorrow?  Oh the things we do to ourselves in our quest to get skinny!

So let’s see what I ate today!

1 package instant Quaker Oatmeal = 3 points

1 Lean Cuisine Chicken a L’Orange = 4 points

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 orange = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

1 piece bread = 1 point

1 tbls light peanut butter = 2 points

1 cup mashed yam = 3 points

1 whole wheat wrap = 2 points

1/4 cup pizza sauce = 1 point

30 grams shredded light cheese = 2 points

mushroom and tomato = 0 points

6 slices pepperoni = 4 points

Total points eaten = 26 😦

Exercise points earned = 3 🙂

So, with my 21 daily points + my 3 exercise points I should have eaten 24 points of food…instead I (in all my brilliance, sigh) ate 26 points which means 2 more flex points bite the dust! This is just a bad bad bad week for flex points!

I’m glad I don’t feel guilty about eating over my points today cause frankly I can’t stand anymore days this week where I feel bad about what I ate or how much I ate or how stupid of a decision I made food wise, shrug, so for today sure I over ate but I exercised too! And sure, I messed my points up again (ala Brittney Spears and her screw ups) but I can learn (theoretically) and maybe I won’t do this again…at least not too soon! Hope springs eternal on my couch tonight! 😉

Well Shit…

23 Jan

Ok, I don’t want to write this…it’s embarassing but here goes…I gained weight, a LOT of weight, sigh. I am now back to getting 21 points a day, how sucky is that? Not only did I gain weight but I gained enough I get an extra point per day…not that I’m not happy to get the points worth of food but uh, nobody wants to go up a point! The whole point is to go down a point every month and a bit or so…but nooOOOooo, I went UP! Can you say Loser? and yes, that is with a capital L, sigh.

On the rational side of my head I know that I was supposed to gain weight because I lost a huge chunk of weight all at once due to being so sick and that isn’t healthy but come on! Almost 2 lbs worth of weight?!?! So not cool. I also know that I had a huge meal last thursday that took approx 24 hours to digest so (1) apparently my body isn’t digesting properly yet and (2) totally went over my points so even if I wasn’t having my first week of eating all my points per day I over ate so much that I wouldn’t have been surprised to gain weight but still! *stomps foot* I wanna pout this sucks so much.

And get this, on saturday which was when I stepped on the stupid scale do you think I went “ok, I went up in weight but that’s cause I am finally able to eat again so just focus and you’ll lose it again – this is gonna be fine!” ? No, I didn’t have that wonderful little convo in my head! Instead I hopped in the shower and tried to ignore the urge to cry cause I do NOT cry! And then I went and over ate…really great start to getting back on track and losing that weight I put on huh? *rolls eyes* I was hanging out with friends all day and we ended up eating at dinner time but for all of us that was our first (and in my case) the only meal of the day…because it was my only meal I convinced myself that I could order whatever cause, hey, it’s my only meal! Moron. sigh. I had a pulled-pork sandwich (omg, sooo good!), it came with yam fries and a tiny bit of coleslaw. I ate the entire thing! Didn’t save half the sandwich for a different meal, didn’t leave some of the fries on the plate…nope, none of my little tricks were followed at that meal, I ate it all! I felt guilty the whole rest of the night, sigh.

So now it is Sunday and all I want to do is eat, oh dear. I slept in and didn’t get officially up for the day until about 1pm – I’m such a slacker. lol. When I went to eat tho it was weird cause I wasn’t hungry, shrug, but I figured oh well, eat anyways cause I should be hungry and probably while I am getting food ready the hunger will kick in…well, it didn’t.

Where did my appetite go? I am not sure…wherever it went it took my willpower with it, arg. Seriously, all I wanted to do today was eat…and I did. I didn’t go over my points so that’s something but man, all day I kept finding myself in the kitchen getting something to eat – recipe for disaster that! Fruit, home made pizza, home made muffins, more fruit, toast, yogurt…it’s been like a never ending buffet! Even though I didn’t go over my points I feel bad for what I have eaten today –  there has been no flow to my food today, it’s all been choppy, not thinking about how many points I will have left for the rest of the day, not wondering how long this will keep me full for, just eating whatever I felt like at the time…so now it is 10:27pm and I am hungry but I have no points left and since I ate a frickin pulled pork sandwich yesterday and used god only knows how many flex points it’s not like I can go eat something and justify it because I have all my flex points for the week left…*rolls eyes*

I will ignore the hunger, and attempt to ignore the home made muffins I made that are cooling on my dining table (you can find the recipe on my new Recipes Page) and go to bed soon in the hopes that when I wake up tomorrow I will have my willpower back…thank goodness I have Zumba tomorrow, I desperately need to get some activity in to my life again. huh. Who ever thought I’d write that? lol. 😛

A Loooong 24 Hours

21 Jan

I feel like I have been on a two day bender – I should clarify, a two day food bender. lol. When I look objectively at what I ate over the past two days I don’t think it really counts as a bender exactly, but it sure wasn’t normal!

Let’s look at yesterday shall we? Yesterday some of us at work got treated to a belated Christmas lunch, at a nice restaurant where we could order whatever we want, yah! I decided before I even went that I wasn’t going to count my points, I would just order whatever. Mainly the reason I decided that was cause I scoped out the menu before the day and there ain’t nuthin healthy in the joint, lol. It’s not like the food was all battered and deep fried, it’s just got sauces and crusted this and battered that and well, more sauces. 😛 I decided on the halibut sandwich, not great for me but it could’ve been a lot worse and it sounded sooooo good. When we got there though the menu was slightly different then the one you can view online, weirdness, there were more options and some of the stuff had changed…for instance, the sandwich I wanted was now crunchy salmon and didn’t sound as good…oh, and apparently it is an appetizer and uber small…huh.

There were 5 of us and before I knew it they were ordering appetizers, it could have been worse, it wasn’t we each got an appie it was we got 3 and shared them, sigh…so I had a bite of calamari, one duck taco (yes, duck!) and we got the cheese pot which is this pot of super duper yummy melted cheese and cut toast on the side to dip. Yum! I had two 1/2 slices of toast so really, 1 piece of toast dipped in the cheese. My main dish was a miso turkey burger with asian bbq sauce and skinny string fries. That burger, wow! It was juicy, and tender and had excellent flavour. Mmm the sauce! It was on a, shoot, now the name of the bun has escaped me, it’s not a normal hamburger bun, it was better! I at least had the presence of mind to have them cut the burger in half before bringing it to me so I made a deal with myself, eat half the burger and at most half the fries and the meal can be counted as a success. 🙂

Seems simple right? I did eat only half the burger, and I had even less then half the fries BUT I ended up with dessert. OMG. What was I thinking? That dessert while being the cap on a truly amazing meal was so over the top it’s ridiculous! It’s the kind of restaurant where there’s no dessert menu, there is only one thing offered per day, whatever the chef felt like making that day…well yesterday he felt like making Chocolate Ganache Lave Cakes with berry compote and a huuuge scoop of vanilla ice cream. Holy crap. I think I gained 10lbs from dessert alone! I can’t remember the last time I had a dessert like that…wowza. 😀

That dessert though, as delicious as it was, man, I thought it was gonna kill me. *rolls eyes* By the third bite I knew I should stop eating it, it was just too much food and that specifically was way too much sugar for me…how sad is that? I am consoling myself by saying it was too much sugar cause I’m still getting over being sick and barely eating…it damn well better not be cause I don’t eat sweet stuff like that anymore and have now screwed myself for ever enjoying it again! That is a scary thought! Did I stop eating it though? Ha! Nope I did not. I kept thinking how it’s gonna be a very long time before I get anything like that again and on someone elses dime, well, hard to resist! I kept eating the lava cake, sigh, one mouthful after another of chocolate cake with chocolate sauce and some berry compote with just a tad bit of ice cream…yup, that is how I ate almost every bite of that dessert, with all the stuff on the spoon mixed. YUM! I can’t even describe how amazing all those flavours mixed together tasted in my mouth…if only there was a way to get all that yummy flavour without having to swallow and take in the calories…

this is the dessert that put me over the top...YUM!

So by the last bite of dessert I was feeling sick…the kind of sick you get when you ate way way way too much and you know digestion is gonna be a bitch. 😦 I so should have stopped eating before that point cause now when I think back to that meal all I remember is how much my digestive track hurt for (and I’m not even joking here) almost a full 24 hours. Yup, it took that long for my system to be able to sort out what I put in to it and be ok. Pathetic!

I didn’t eat anything else after that gorge fest yesterday, which really, I used so many points in that meal even if I had wanted to eat something else I couldn’t have afforded it lol. When I went to bed my gut was hurting but I figured it’s ok, I’ll wake up and it’ll feel fine…uh, no. It still hurt. Not as much, but close. I was a tad worried, wondering if my odd abdomenal pains from when I was sick were returning but it turned out to be me still digesting my food. lol. I didn’t eat lunch today until hmm, 1:30pm or so and I didn’t want it any earlier then that, I forced myself to eat some breakfast and that just made things worse so I waited till all the pain/discomfort were gone before attempting lunch lol.

I feel fine now, in case you are wondering, everything is all settled. 😀 BUT! I ate for lunch the other half of the turkey burger and the rest of the fries so I feel like I shouldn’t have eaten dinner cause no way that meal was anywhere close to good for me but I couldn’t resist eating dinner. I know I should have just had a salad with no dressing but alas, I had pancakes. lol. Yeah I know, pancakes? What makes it weirder is I bought the fixings to make home made pizza but the pancakes were lower points so I figured I’d eat those instead, and I wanted some comfort food for some reason…but seriously? After a lunch like that, eating pancakes? Where has my brain gone?!?!

And that is why I feel I have been on a 2 day food bender in which 24 hours of that was spent digesting one meal…Not Good! I have weigh in tomorrow and even before all this food I felt fatter and am positive I have gained weight, now I took what might have been a small amount of weight gain and turned it into an astronomical weight gain…I wouldn’t be surprised if I went up by 5 pounds on the scale tomorrow…how depressing!

The pancakes tonight were good though…lol 😉

Stop Already!

19 Jan

Ok, how much of this am I supposed to be able to take?! I finally have my appetite back (yah!) but in seems my tummy wants to make up for all those days I had no appetite and everything I look at I want to eat, argh. This would be easily handled if there wasn’t so much stupid junk food being brought in to the office this week – it’s killing me! Double argh!

Yesterday there was leftover baked goods and timbits in the lunch room – I don’t know why I even went in there, *rolls eyes* but I did, sigh…and it was so so so hard to not eat something off those platters! There were cheese scones for heavens sakes! Nobody should ever be asked to resist that! So I leave the lunch room and go back to the “safety” of my office area – ha bloody ha – and got there right in time to see a fellow co-worker unloading 4 containers of baked goods on to the desk next to mine – 4!!! FOUR!!! Insanity! There were apple strudel, mini cinnamon buns, mini blueberry bran muffins and worst of all…croissants!! OMG! Cheese scones and croissants?! There should be rules about bringing these things around me!

Oh, and do you think all those baked goods were gone from the office today? Nope, not even close! And guess whose desk they were closest to all day? Yup, mine. Grr. Plus, there were more meetings today which means more baked goods in the lunch room.  😦

It’s like the universe is out to get me…

I am the universe's pin cushion this week

So, somehow the baked goods and timbits and just general junk food that are circling the office and lunch room have yet to make it in to my mouth or stomach…phew! I feel like I have somehow managed to avoid some hurdles…but it’s not over yet!

Let’s see what I ate today:

1 pckg instant quaker oatmeal = 3 points

1 banana = 1 point

1 Lean Cuisine Sweet n Sour Chicken = 5 points

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 orange = 1 point

3 chicken strips = 4 points

mixed cooked vegg = 0 points

50 grams dates = 3 points

That is a total of 19 points – yah! 😀

I still have 1 point left and I will either eat a 1 point werther’s chocolate candy or splurge and have a 2 point thinsations package. Normally I wouldn’t even consider the splurge but I am kinda hungry…not starved though so I am gonna make a cup of tea and wait cause maybe I am just dehydrated and so I think I am hungry but I am actually thirsty…hey, it happens!

I Threaded!

17 Jan

Have you ever heard of threading your eyebrows? You probably have, it’s just as popular as waxing and everyone has heard of that! Well, I have always gotten my eyebrows waxed at Aveda – it costs $15 + tax + tip…it can add up quickly and isn’t that a silly thing to spend so much money on, I mean…eyebrows? When I mentioned this to a friend at work she looked stunned and said I was crazy spending so much and she directed me to a place that does threading for $5 no tax. Sweet huh? So instead of going to Zumba tonight I went and got my eyebrows threaded…quite the odd sensation but my eyebrows are lookin pretty smokin. lol.

Why did I go get my eyebrows done instead of going to Zumba? On the surface it looks like my priorities got screwed and I am not focusing so much on my weight loss…this couldn’t be farther from the truth, I am still thinking about it all the time and constantly working on my eating plans to make sure I hit my points everyday but my pneumonia is lingering and no way would I last even ten minutes in the Zumba class…sad as it is my lungs just wouldn’t be able to handle it…I feel so old. 😦

So instead I went and beautified myself a little bit. It’s just as important to take care of the outside in terms of grooming as it is to take care of the inside by eating right and exercising. Cause sure, as we lose weight our innards are getting healthier and our overall body shape is looking better but we have to take care of the rest of us – make all of us look good. 🙂 This in turn will help boost self esteem and make the hard weeks where the weight loss isn’t so great easier to handle. 😀 and hey, it only cost $5 + tip!

So what did I eat today?

29 grams Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bundles = 2 points

1/2 cup 1% milk = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

1 cup carrot soup = 2 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

1 babybell = 1 point

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 whole wheat wrap = 2 points

2 slices turkey = 0.5 points

1 tbls light miracle whip = 0 points

2 cheese slices = 2 points

3/4 cup baked yam = 2 points

25 grams dates = 1.5 points

1 thinsations Fudge dipped bar = 2 points

Total points eaten is exactly 20 – yah! I have had so much trouble eating my points lately, last week it seemed I either underate or overate I never hit my points and stuck there so today is a total win! 😀 I hit my points and did something to help me feel pretty, can’t beat that – especially when you’re sick! lol

Crunchy Like A Beetle!

16 Jan

I decided to buy dates this weekend…I tried one before Christmas at someone’s house and it was weird but good…in a really odd way…It had a coating on it that made it sweet, I wonder what that coating was? Anyways, they had been on my mind lately and I really wanted to buy them. I didn’t totally remember what they tasted like, I did remember they had a weird texture…but they were good so why not try them again?

I bought this container of them, they seem to only get sold in really big containers, shrug, so I now have a lot of them! 50 grams of dates is 3 points – I wasn’t sure if that was good or bad until today when I had my first serving, 50 grams of dates is a lot of dates, way more then you would want to eat in one sitting (imo), I however didn’t know this so I measured out my 50 grams and started snacking, lol, duuude, it took me forever to eat them all cause at one point I was just like “no more!” 😛

Before my first bite I was looking at one of them up close, I think in future when eating dates they should not be looked at…just use peripheral vision to eat them cause they totally looked like a pile of dead bugs, ugh, and my first tentative bite made me wonder if the slight crunch I was experiencing from the coated outside is in anyway similar to the crunch of a beetle’s shell…yeah, I know, pleasant thought huh? lol. Hey, count yourself lucky! You only read about these thoughts, I have them all the time!

see? don't they look like beetles?

So now I have eaten tuna that reminds me of cat food and dates that remind me of beetles. The dates are good though, I decided I like them but in future I will eat maybe 25 grams at a time…

Oh, so weigh in day was yesterday – I didn’t forget to post about it exactly, it was more that the number wasn’t all that exciting so I didn’t get around to it…and with that wonderful build up, lol, I did lose weight, and I am working to remember that any loss is a good loss – I should get that tattooed on my arm as my new motto 😛 So, my loss was a whopping 0.2 lbs…yup, you read that right. sigh. For those of you who don’t feel like digging out my weigh in day post from last week (and I’m guessing that’s all of you lol) the total weight loss amount is now 26.6 lbs. 😀 I may not be all that thrilled with only having lost 0.2 lbs this week but I am happy with how much I have lost in total…I just need to focus on that number I think. 🙂

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