Saturday, August 21, 2010

Breakfast and such

Breakfast was a Chex Mix Turtle Bar.. now I'm on to my snack, a 210 calorie Beefaroni.. Yumm

Big Dinner

Yesterday I got to leave work early to take Charlie to the doctor for his 15-month checkup. Afterwards, I was in the mood to make a good dinner and surprise my mom. I headed over to Giant and got my ingredients. When I got home I got right to the kitchen and started the dinner. I made Carne Asada (Grilled Steak) corn on the cob, cilantro-lime rice, black beans, guacamole, homemade corn tortillas, and I bought some Queso Duro, Crema, and Romaine lettuce salad to go with the meal. I thought everything tasted pretty good, and even though I was hungry I didn't keep going back for seconds (or thirds and fourths). I didn't overindulge.

After dinner, I went for a walk around my neighborhood. I went almost 1.5 miles.

Today's weight: 248.8 lbs. I don't know what I did to deserve this, but I am thrilled!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lunchtime Inspiration

I just finished an absolutely fantabulous Fuji Apple Chicken Salad from Panera.. plus a French Baguette. Yummmmm.. The 700 total calories was definitely worth it. I'm stuffed also, which is a good thing, because I probably won't think about food for awhile. Oh, and let me tell you about my morning snack.. I ate a heaping tablespoon of Peanut Butter. That was satisfying enough for me, plus packed with protein.

I want to share a very useful and motivating blog with the blogging world: Skinny Emmie . It's a blog about a woman in her 20's who was classified as morbidly obese and now has changed her life and is trying to lose weight. She has already lost over 60 lbs I think, and she is doing a great job. She isn't perfect. Just like me. She might make mistakes and go off the wagon at times, but she is succeeding and making progress. It's such an inspiring blog. I love it!

No lunchtime walk today since I went out to eat! Oh well! That means some intenseness later!

Bad Girl, Bad Girl, What you gonna do?

Yesterday afternoon I had a little mini-binge. I had some blue corn tortilla chips, coffee cake, and grapes. When I got home I was making chicken burritos and eating off the food while I made it. I ended up eating 1 and a part of a burrito. It had chicken, beans, cheese, crema, hot sauce.. Not too bad. I also snacked on some chips and bean dip before we ate. After we ate, I finished up the little bit of icecream that was left. At 9:30 pm I did 4.16 miles in 1 hour and 30 minutes, burning 388 calories.

This morning the scale said 250.0 lbs. I'll take that. I realize that exercise is the main component in weight loss. I've got to exercise no matter what!

I had a Chex Mix Turtle Bar for breakfast (130 calories) and shared a glass of whole milk with Charles.

              I'm ready for some serious weight loss, already!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuna & Cheez Its

Snack was at 10:30ish. The usual Ritz Crackerful. Lunch was tuna fish sandwich (tuna, mayo, pickle, Mrs. Dash, pepper) and 29 Cheez Its (Yes, I acutally counted out 29 of them). At 12:00 pm I did at least 2 miles walking outside. My app kept closing on me because I was multi-tasking (gabbing away on the phone) while walking. It wasn't too hot so I didn't get too tired. Now I'm preparing for a good positive afternoon at work.

I Scream for Icecream!!

Yesterday when I got home from work I finished up that sub. Then, I decided that I would drink a smoothie for my dinner (bad idea). I made my smoothie (pineapple, apple, banana, orange, pear, Chia seeds) and drank it all!

1 hour later when it was time for my family to eat, I did the dumb thing of eating AGAIN! I ate one helping of the chicken parmesan my mom made. To top it all off, I was in the mood for icecream. ICECREAM! I had one big bowl of Moose Tracks (which is like 150 calories for a mere 1/2 cup). Then I filled my bowl up again! AHHHH! What's wrong with me?????

To counter-act my bad behavior I left my house to go on a walk. I ended up doing a little over 4 miles in about 1.5 hours. That burned about 360 calories (maybe a fraction of the icecream I ate).

I was still worried about gaining again this morning, but I was pleasantly surprised.. 251.6 lbs. At least it's down from yesterday.. Hopefully I won't go wacko again today.. :/

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Subway...Eat Too Much

Can you guess what I ate for lunch?? Yep, good ol' Subway (home of the no-longer 5 dollar footlongs). I ordered the 12" Italian Herbs and Cheese with Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki. I looked up the calories before I went there and it said 380 calories (that's the 6" without cheese and mayo and all that good stuff). So I ate half of the sub (with lite mayo, honey mustard, cheese, sweet onion sauce) with a bag of the Sun Chips (Garden Salsa flavor). Those were 210 calories. I wanted to devour that whole sub at one time but I tried my best to think about if I was actually hungry or not. I held out, but still feeling guilty about how many calories I consumed. I'm thinking it was like 600 calories for that half of the sandwich I ate, plus the 210 from the chips is 810. Yikes.

Then it was raining outside, so I couldn't walk. But a light bulb came on in my head and I said to myself, "Christina, go back in room 4 and do the Leslie Sansone exercise tape". So, I did. I did the one-miler. It wan't a whole lot of exercise, but it made me feel better about what I ate. Maybe I burned like 100 calories off that sandwich.

3 hours or so later, I've eaten half of the other half of the sub. It seems to taste better when I drag it out like this. I'm planning on eating the other half of the half when I get home from work.. Tonight I need to kick some major butt exercising. I've got to get this weight off. I'm not accepting a gain on the scale tomorrow! It's got to go down and stay down!

Frustrated Some More

When I got home from work I went a little snack happy and ate some white cheddar popcorn, a few cashews, and a 210 calorie Beefaroni. I felt guilty but I did go walk to pick up Charlie, which turned into a 30 minute walk because of Charlie's adventurous spirit. It was like a mile and something. Then I cooked our dinner. (We finally had steak sandwiches) I ate 2 of those and about 10 french fries. Then I walked again in the evening with my friend Fredy, but it wasn't as great of walk as I had planned. After that I made my late night smoothie and went to bed.

This morning I could just feel heavier. The scale confirmed my suspicion. 252.2 lbs.. I'm thinking that because I lost a few pounds so fast from the virus that it is now coming back because I'm not constantly running to the bathroom with diarrhea. Also the mini binge that I had must've contributed to that. If I gain more weight tomorrow I'm going to be seriously disgusted!!!!

Oatmeal was for breakfast. That's a positive, right?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Post # 67

Just got back from my walk. I did 1.61 miles in 33 minutes, burning 141 calories (there goes those crackers). I could've done more, but I just felt like I needed to come in already!! I will try for some more walking tonight.

Bologna Again..

Lunch is 2 slices bologna, provolone cheese, mayo on 2 slices bread with about 24 multi grain crackers (140 calories for those). I'm going to attempt to take a walk in just a few minutes!!

10:00 am

I waited and waited for 10:00 to roll around to eat my snack. I guess that shredded wheat didn't fill me up like my oatmeal does. Anyways, I ate my Ritz Crackerful and I'm currently satisfied.

A Little Discouraged

Well the scale didn't make me too happy this morning like it usually does. 250.0 lbs. :(  
That's up by like .8 lbs. I was somewhat disappointed but I don't think it was really that I gained weight. I think it's just from what I ate last night. (Afterall, I did eat a lot of beans..aka the magical fruit) Oh well.

For breakfast I switched up and ate a little shredded wheat and just a small glass of grape juice. I'm now sipping a Fuze Healthy Infuzions drink (Pomegranate Acai Berry). It is quite refreshing.

Today at lunch I plan to change into my exercise clothes and go for at least a mile walk. I think I should be able to manage that..if it's not too hot, at least.

Monday, August 16, 2010


The plan for dinner was to make steak sandwiches, but that got shot down on the ride home from work ( Then we were going to get Atlantis to take to James, but I was hungry! I couldn't wait for us to feed the dogs and let them out and change and feed Charlie and order the food and pick it up and take it to the hospital and then eat. That was too long away for me. So... I resorted to yesterday's On The Border leftovers, which consisted of Loaded Queso with refried beans, ground beef, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole and tortilla chips. Then another box had some mushy leftover chicken taco salad and some black beans. I mostly ate the box with the Loaded Queso and chips, because the salad was a little soggy for my liking. I also helped Charlie eat part of his Chef Boyardee meatballs and O's (I don't think that's the actual name). So, that was my dinner. And boy am I paying for it now. I have major indigestion.

Once we got to the hospital, Charlie wouldn't let me rest (I guess that's a good thing, though). He was in the mood to run around, therefore, I was running around as well. We went up and down the halls, and down to the first floor and to the cafeteria and through the visitor lobby, and down close to the Cardiac unit (where Charlie randomly started screaming at the tops of his lungs) and then we got away quickly from there. By the time we left the hospital I was feeling like I had gone for a power walk (sweat stains and all.. ughhh)

Later tonight I did some shopping around at Kohl's. It wasn't the traditional walking I like to do, but I still hope I lose weight tomorrow.. :)


I resisted carrot cake shortly after I arrived back at the office from the hospital. It honestly wasn't that difficult to resist. When 3:00 pm rolled around, that's when it got a little difficult. It was snack time, but I was debating between carrot cake and my yogurt. I knew the yogurt was obviously the healthier choice, but I just wasn't in the mood for it. What tipped the scale in my mind was when my mom said "I can taste the grease in this thing" (talking about the carrot cake). That made my decision for me. I ate the yogurt. Yay me!

Lunch on the Fly

I ate my snack/lunch combo around 10:45 am this morning, because I had to go see James in the hospital at lunch and take him some Baja Fresh by 11:30 am. I had a sugar free Jello, 1 bologna sandwich (2 slices bologna, 1 slice provolone cheese, mayo, and 2 slices bread) and a 100-calorie pack of baked Cheetos. I did a little walking from the parking lot at the hospital to my brother's room (Not the typical lunchtime walk but hey peor es nada = worse is nothing). Now I'm back a the office, sipping some iced Green Tea, trying not to think about food.

Wild, Wild Weekend

So starting Friday, I was hit with the virus. NOT FUN! The only positive side to this was that I lost weight. 249.4 lbs is where it left me. I had hardly any appetite, although I did end up eating chicken nuggets and fries on a few occasions. Basically, this weekend sucks. I didn't even get to say goodbye to Liishaladii!! :( Today I plan to get back into the swing of things. I'm going back to work. I made my oatmeal and Green Tea. It might be a little rough, but if things go as plan I should be fine. Well, I will keep you posted