Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today my eating was sooo like my personality...I tend to go to extremes A LOT.
I realize this flaw and I am working on it.
Today ummm I didnt do so good :)

1 egg + 2 whites
1/4 cup 2% cheese
= 300 calories

yes I really ate ice cream for lunch, naughty fatgirl.

this times 2
ice cream = 280
cookies = 150

Taco Salad for dinner
baked tortilla shell - 210
1/4 cup taco meat - 120 calories ??
1/8 cup 2% cheese - 45 calories
2 tb light sour cream - 40 calories
lettuce, spinach, onions tomatoes = 50 calories

Hubbys birthday cake! We have been together for a lot of his birthdays (ummm like 9) and this is the first real cake I think that I have made him. Usually he gets cheesecake but I had this idea for a cake and oooo it was soo good.

No I didnt eat the whole thing! but i was so excited that i umm forgot to take my picture. and i had a glass of whole milk. GASP! it was all we had (the one year old has to drink it :) and dude with cake u have to either have milk or ice cream. No. Exceptions.

This is a white cake with dark chocolate filling and peanut butter glaze. it involved a lot of standing and whisking over a hot stove but hubs was impressed.

My total for the day before cake and milk was 1195 so I think I am safe in the whole not going over 2000 calories category.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My daily eats are back!

Flax waffle + 1 tb pb = 350
watermelon = 100

pita = 120
1 tb pb = 90
1 laughing cow = 35
tomato = 15
watermelon = 100
peas = 30

1/2 pita with 1 tb pb= 150

Hummungo chicken burrito
1/2 cup chicken = 115
1/2 cup rice = 150
1/4 cup 2% cheese = 90
large flour tortilla = 210
assorted in rice mixture (2 fat free cream soups, salsa, enchilada sauce) = 50
3 tb sour cream = 60
salad = 15

oh ya AND 6 grasshopper cookies and 1/2 cup mint chocolate chip edys light ice cream = 120 + 225
and the picture wont upload...maybe i will have to do it seperate???

total for the day = 2025 dinner f' ed me.

It was my own fault because I had to go to the grocery store and then I got back and hubs left to go to the gym and then it I had to finish feeding kid, clean up...blah blah blah by then i was mucho grande starving.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Renee is tired. She got up BCD and did crazy things with crazy people. So now fat girl is hitting the pillows like an elderly women.
If it wasnt raining I am sure there would still be sunlight.

PS I started taking pictures of everything I eat again. its annoying. yet helpful.
Before and After Pictures: take 1

The happy family Memorial Day Weekend 2009

Us again (hubs has been working out too...can ya tell??) July 25, 2009

I love that the only one getting bigger is the kid :)
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I have found the skinny people!

You cant tell anyone I told you but they congregate at the gym at 5 in the morning.

FYI: I think to be skinny maybe you have to be a touch insane

well or hate to eat.

The class was tough! Like i kinda thought about leaving 14 times and then I thought about upchucking twice and I actually laughed at the lady once when she said we should be "starting" to feel our heart rates increasing, ya right lady by that time I felt like my heart was going propel it self out of my body because it was beating so hard.

First of all I am not a morning person. Really.

Like people laughed at me when I said I was going to start taking an exercise class that started at 5:15 AM.

2nd it was like Oh my god hard.

45 minutes on a step board...doing stuff that I could barely understand let alone get my body to mimic. I am sure I looked a fool because I was not keeping up very well because I was sure I was going to fall.

and I may or may not have let out some gas...thank jesus for loud music.

But I made it.
I can't wait til the next class on Wednesday.

The Organic Debate

Just some facts I picked up from the Prevention Magazine online website.

General Health Benefits

  • Organics Have More Nutrients: Reports of organic food not being better for you are outdated. A brand new analysis of about 100 studies, including more than 40 published in the past 7 years, found that the average levels of nearly a dozen nutrients are 25% higher in organic produce.
  • There May Be Weight Benefits: Research in rats found that those fed an all-organic diet (versus conventional food) had lower weights, less body fat, and stronger immune systems. Plus, the "clean diet" animals were calmer and slept better.
  • You Consume Fewer Toxins: Eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables exposes you to about 14 pesticides a day. A study supported by the EPA measured pesticide levels in children's urine before and after a switch to an organic diet. After just 5 days, the chemicals decreased to undetectable levels.
"A study in the journal Meat Science compared the nutritional content of organic and nonorganic chicken meat. The researchers found that the organic samples contained 28% more omega-3s, essential fatty acids that are linked to reduced rates of heart disease, depression, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation, and Alzheimer's disease. Animals raised organically can't be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or feed made from animal by-products (which can transmit mad cow disease)."

"Recent studies revealed impressive findings on organic milk. Some highlights include: It contains 75% more beta-carotene, as much as a serving of brussels sprouts. It has 50% more vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that aids the immune system and fights cancer and heart disease. It provides 2 to 3 times the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, and about 70% more omega-3 fatty acids. Organic milk also contains more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This good fat has been linked to numerous health benefits, including stronger immunity, less belly fat, a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, and healthier arteries"

"The most important fruits and vegetables you should buy organic: (1) those with the greatest pesticide residues and (2) the ones you eat most often. Government lab tests show that even after washing, certain fruits and vegetables carry much higher levels of pesticides than do others. Between 2000 and 2005, the not-for-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed the results of nearly 51,000 tests for residues on produce. Based on the data, they created a "dirty dozen" list of the most contaminated fruits and veggies. Top offenders include: peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, grapes (imported), spinach, lettuce, and potatoes"

I try to buy as much organic as we can afford. I have noticed that the stuff we do buy- milk and canned veggies are so much tastier!

Now is it my brain saying that it should taste better... I do not know.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Today's word of the day is "adventurous". ( brought to you by the number 14....ya I am mommy for real now with my sesame street references)

I felt adventurous when I went by myself to a Zumba class this morning.

It was hard! But I made it and it was fun.

I also felt adventurous this afternoon when we went to a birthday party at a bounce house and I slide down the slide and play boxed with Kirt.

To often I am not adventurous, I do not do things because I am afraid.

I let my fears control my life for too long.

Even today I had "fear thoughts" or what if thoughts.

Like what if someone laughed at me at Zumba or what if I couldn't physically do the steps or what if I was too big for the bounce house and it broke?

I had to talk myself out of the fear what if thoughts. If someone did laugh at me I can choose to challenge or ignore them. That is my right.

If the class was to hard I can choose to modify or simply to leave.

and the fear of being so big i would pop things, well it was silly to begin with...and it didn't hurt that hubs weighs close to my weight and there were no lights and warning sirens that went off telling him "oh hell no, you to fat, get off the ride" when he got on, oh ya and nothing exploded.

Today was fun.

PS I had WONDERFUL cake today! Yummy! Gotta love birthday cake!
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

update on the debate on giving up bread and sugar...

so not...

because i have eaten whatever I wanted for the last week or so...and not worked out near enough and my funky chunky butt lost 3 lbs. So like whatever.

I will trudge on and stop worrying so much.

Some days I think I want to throw away my scale but I really really like knowing even if sometimes the number makes me:

  • frustrated

  • mad

  • sad

  • pissed

  • depressed

because today the number made me


Such is the life of someone trying to lose lots and lots of weight.

There is such a long journey to be made.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

should i give up bread and sugar??


the question might be

can i give up bread and sugar?

Thursday, July 16, 2009


WTF = What the fuck, for the peeps not initiated to text slang.

I lost 2 lbs all month.

April-May I lost 6 and I was eating way more and exercising WAY less.

taking a break

I am taking a break from taking pictures.

I am working on getting my house in order to go back to work, starting a new gym routine and also finding a job and dude for real, I am just kinda tired of taking pictures of everything.

maybe because it doesnt feel like its working.

Or at least not fast enough.

I know that means I need to restrict my calories more but I hate being hungry :(

I figured I would take 1 week off from taking pictures and then start again on Monday.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Baby Houdini

My kid was taking his morning nap or at least WE THOUGHT he was taking a nap.
Instead he was trying to be a baby Houdini.
The cord you see wrapped around him is his video monitor cord.
My husband LAUGHED at me when I used packing tape to tape from under the camera all the way down the wall to keep Jackson from playing with it. He claimed I was being slightly excessive.
The kid is laughing at us now.
I believe the word he is thinking of is "amateurs"
I retaped the cord...and from now on when he is in bed we are pulling the crib away from the wall.

Yard Sale Day

Yard sale day was tiring but fun! It was almost like a party with all our friends and their kids coming over to hang out. The boys kept the kids inside and played the Wii and the girls sold the JUNK!
I was banned from taking money though because apparently there is some kind of order that the bills need to go in inside the money box, i am the girl who keeps her monopoly money in a pile too ;)
We all made loads of money and since we still had lots of stuff and its all tagged and ready to go, we plan to do round 2 next week!

Megan brought Krispy Kreme Donuts to the Yard Sale Party
I ended up eating TWO over the course of the morning!! = 700 calories

Breaded "Chicken" Soy patty + lettuce + tomato + miracle whip + mustard = 310 calories
crackers - 120 calories
light clam chowder - 120 calories

From Backyard Burger
Salsa Potato - 250
Side salad with light catalina dressing - 100
BLT - 250

total = 1850

2 days later...

Wow has it really been two days since I have posted??? Its been a busy 2 days. Friday I was working on yard sale stuff all day and then our air conditioner went out. Luckily we have a friend whose husband fixes air conditioners and he came and fixed it for us- but we did not get in bed til almost 12:30 that night. The next morning I was awake...well sleep walking anyway at 5:50 am.
It was the perfect day for a yard sale. Overcast with a little breeze. For Arkansas in July it was almost cold LOL.

300 calories

400 calories

160 calories

Ham Sub from Subway
650 calories

Unpictured Fruit Loops for a late night snack - 300 calories

total = 1810 calories

Exercise - 30 minutes of walking at the park

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Before Picture

This is what I would look like if I rolled out in a bikini.
Not exactly super model material...dude, not even plus size super model material.

PS. I hate this picture.
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Perfect late night snack!

I was getting ready for bed when all of a sudden I was RAVENOUS like I could hear my stomach growling!
LOL no wonder with all the activity I did and eating dinner at 5:30 today instead of our usual 6:30-7!

1/8 cup cheddar + 1/2 cup cottage + 1/2 cup light cole slaw = 200 calories

revised total = 1655 calories
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Worn Out!

waffles + 1 tsp butter + 1 tsp honey & an egg = 300 calories

1 cup Pina Colada Fruit Salad - 100 calories
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese - 90 calories

2.5 cups Pina Colada Fruit salad - 250 calories
1/2 cup cottage cheese - 90 calories

3 ounces Meatloaf - 250 calories
1/2 cup mashed potatoes - 160 calories
1/2 cup corn - 80 calories
1/2 cup lima beans with butter -135 calories

Total = 1455 calories

Exercise Calories Burned
1 hour push mowing the yard - 600 calories
1 hour water aerobics - 528
15 minutes swimming laps - 200 calories

After all this exercise I am WORN OUT! Tomorrows agenda includes a possible 5 am gym work out followed by walking at the park at 8 am with friends. Then I am finishing all my tagging for the massive yard sale we are having on Saturday.
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Yogurt Chicken Salad Recipe

4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 small apple cubed
1 cup celery diced
1 bunch green onions diced
1 1/4 cups fat free plain yogurt
1/4 cup miracle whip
2 tb dill pickel relish
1 cup tomato diced
2 tb poppy seeds
salt and pepper to taste

Combine and chill.

Makes about 10 cups with 160 calories per cup

Serve with crackers, in lettuce wraps, or on pitas.

Carrot/Pineapple/Raisin Muffin Recipe

these were soo pretty I knew I needed a picture! (this is 3 cups grated carrots- I made a double batch of muffins for the freezer)

Finished Product- these freeze really well too!
160 calories per muffin

1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4-1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 tb dark unsulphered molasses
1 egg
2 tb oil
1/2 cup milk
1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple drained well
1.5 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup raisin soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes and then well drained

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and wet (including fruit and carrots) in another. Add dry to wet and mix just until combined. Grease muffin tin or put in paper cups. makes 12 muffins

Bake at 350 for 18-23 minutes

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Pina Colada Fruit Salad Recipe

2 small apples
1 med. banana
10 strawberries
1 container light pina colada yogurt

makes 4 servings- about a cup each for about 90 calories each

I am thinking next time I might add some coconut or some pineapple.

This fruit salad is good with any canned or fresh fruits chopped with flavored light yogurt. My other favorite combo uses lemon yogurt.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe

2 chicken breasts- cooked and chopped
1 can water chestnuts - drained
3 mushrooms- stems removed
2 tb onion

chop everything to be about the same size- small cubes

3 tb white sugar
2 tb brown sugar
1/4 cup of water
3 tb rice wine vinegar
2 tb soy sauce
1 tb ketchup
2 Chinese mustard packets
1-4 tsp garlic chili paste (can start with 1 and add more at the end of cooking)
1 tb minced garlic
1/2-1 tsp powdered ginger
1 tb lemon juice
2 tsp corn starch

Mix sauce ingredients and set to the side.

1/2 head of iceburg lettuce - soaked in ice water for 20 minutes then dried well!

Heat 1 tb oil in wok or frying pan on medium hot. When hot add veggies and chicken stirring constantly. After 3 minutes add sauce, stirring constantly cook for 2-3 minutes - taste for seasoning- you might want yours hotter. If so add more chili paste.

and serve in lettuce cups.

Serves 2
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Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Waffles :)

Kashi Blueberry Waffles & tsp butter & tsp honey - 220 calories
egg - 80 calories

Pork BBQ - 230 calories
bun- 120 calories
Cole Slaw - 200 calories

carrot/raisin/pineapple muffin- 160 calories

lettuce wraps = 350 calories
fried rice = 250 calories for the half that I ended up eating then I got full and donated the rest to hub's plate.

total for the day- 1610 calories
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fast Post

OK this is a quick post as I needed to go to bed like 5 minutes ago because I am getting up really early to go to the gym before hubs leaves the house at 6:30am. I did good eating wise today- I did have some more of the pork BBQ and some ice cream this afternoon (no peanut m&m's though thank goodness) before I went to my first GYM CLASS woohoo it was fun. I will definitly update tomorrow some mores.

FYI homemade cole slaw ROCKS! but is not super healthy lol.

Ok off to shower the chlorine off from the pool... or wait I hear the kid whining maybe not... well anyway gots to go :)
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Ice Cream

Celebratory Ice cream & peanut m&m's TIMES 2 = 800 calories!!

I got my license...its official I AM A THERAPIST!

total calories for the day = 2025
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