Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday Menu

Such as it is. It's not very healthy, but at least it's on plan!

I got up late so no breaky...

L = coffee (1), leftover onion rings (8)

S = 2 x pb cup (4)

D = out... house salad w/ creamy feta dressing (3), spicy chicken noodle soup w/ rice dumplings (6)

NSV = sat through Blue Man Group without a snack or treat or drink or anything!!! Wooot! Pin It

Saturday aftermath

Although I was not planning on staying out late on Friday, I did. So Saturday ended up being a pretty lazy day. Slept til noon. Had a friend over to hang some shelves. Didn't feel like cooking. Laid on couch in front of the tube all night.

I didn't eat much during the day, so by the time dinner rolled around I was starving. Dinner down the road at My Chosen Cafe entailed yummy comfort food. Deluxe Beef Dip w/ onion rings....wooohoooo! Ha, and I let my friend talk me into sharing Mozza Sticks (mmhmmm....twist my rubber arm). I didn't even order diet pop. Bad girl!

And of course, I was missing DBF and feeling lonely and tired so there was a lot of random snacking while watching TV. I can say now that S&S bars and peanut butter cups won't be a problemo...they're gone. I did have an apple around midnight though because my body finally started to hate me.

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Mexican dinner

Well, Friday night went almost as planned for dinner....but I definitely used up all of my flex points instead of just the half I had hoped for. Dinner was super yummy though so it was totally worth it.

I shared some fabulous ceviche with the girls, plus some homemade tortilla chips with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. So yum!! My dinner was a black bean and chorizo burrito...which on it's own wouldn't be too bad but it was topped with more tasty guacamole and served with more yummy chips. I only ate about 2/3 of the burrito though because I was full so I'll take that as my victory for the evening.

There was some sangria and a couple of ciders later though, so that basically wiped out any points I may have had left. And I only got one dance in for the night so no activity points to make up for the extra eats. Ah well!! Pin It

Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday Menu

B = coffee (1), Fruity Cheerios w/ skim milk (3)

S = apple (1)

L = Healthy Request Chicken soup (2), toast w/ light cheeze whiz (2) & tomatoes

S = Sweet & Salty bar (3)

D = TBD - out for tapas & sangria with my girlfriends (10 daily + 15 flex)

A = walk the dog (1), maybe some dancing later?? Pin It

Bad girl!

Ooops, forgot my goal yesterday was to stay away from the stupid S&S bars. Ate one and had the points for it so it wasn't sooooo bad. But I also snuck a couple of pb cups in there, plus a glass and a half of wine and a bowl of SmartPop. Again, only used about 8 flex points...but still...bad! Pin It

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Menu

B = coffee (1), Fruity Cheerios w/ skim milk (3), grapes (1)

S = Nature Valley Fibre Source granola bar (2)

L = Gardennay Santa Fe Corn Chowder (3), baked Tostitos (2), salsa

S = apple (1), Activia ff vanilla yogurt (1)

D = TBD (I might be out, in which case I'm aiming for Subway or Wendy's....If I'm home, I'll go for the grilled veggies & rice w/ some leftover chicken breast chunks) (6-8)

A = zip, zero, ziltch - the one block of time I had for walking the dog it was hammering rain outside. boooo!

and I won't kid myself...there will be a peanut butter cup in there somewhere today...but today's goal is to stay away from the evil S&S bars! Pin It

Just bad, not ugly

Mid-afternoon yesterday I was starving for some reason. I guess because I'm finally feeling better, my body wants more food. Or I'm just a sucker for candy. That's probably it.

I opted to have a peanut butter cup because I had the points for it. So yum with the second cup of coffee I saved for my after lunch pick-me-up. But for some reason I felt it necessary to scarf down a Sweet & Salty bar too. No biggie, I'd just adjust something later in the menu right?

Mhmm. Kickboxing kicked my ass. I was exhausted. No way I was cooking up those grilled veggies when leftover pizza was sitting right there. I ate about 10 points worth, which would be fine but then I followed it up with another of those evil Sweet & Salty bars.

I guess those things are the devil and shouldn't be brought into our house.

So I ended up using about 5 flex points. Oh well. But I'm not giving myself the day OP for my mini-goal, because I gave in to stupid cravings that I didn't need. Pin It

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday Menu

B = coffee (1), Fruity Cheerios w/ skim milk (3), grapes (1)

S = apple (1), Activia ff raspberry yogurt (1)

L = Gardennay Santa Fe Corn Chowder (3), baked Tostitos (2), salsa (0)

S (pre-gym) = english muffin (2) w/ pb (2)

S (post-gym) = vanilla soy milk (2)

D = grilled yellow zucchini, fresh corn & orange pepper over brown rice (6)

A = walk the dog (1), kickboxing (6) Pin It

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ooops there was an incident with a peanut butter cup and a Sweet & Salty bar (don't shop before dinner!). However, I didn't eat my soup at lunch or my corn on the cob at the points pretty much even out. Daily menu wasn't exactly as planned, but it was still OP! Pin It

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tuesday Menu

I just cleaned out the fridge and sorted what needs to be eaten up. My poor beautiful farmer's market veggies are feeling neglected. So I'm planning tomorrow's meals now....

B = coffee (1), Fruity Cheerios w/ skim milk (3), apple (1)

S = Activia ff vanilla yogurt (1)

L = Autumn veg soup (2), chicken salad (2.5) on Wasa (1)

D = GardenBurger (1) w/ light cheddar (1), corn on the cob (2), mashed turnips & carrots (3), ff caesar salad (2)

S = carrot cupcake w/ icing (2), tea (0)

A = hopefully walk the dog (1) Pin It

Monday Menu

Time to start eating up some of those groceries and leftovers I couldn't swallow last week...

B = coffee (1) - guess my appetite hasn't fully returned yet

S = Activia FF raspberry yogurt (1) - gah I've been counting these as 2!!

L = leftover chicken noodle soup (1.5), chicken salad (2.5) on Wasa (1)

D = caesar salad (using Kraft ff dressing) (2), with garlic shrimp w/ olive oil (3), corn on corn w/ smidge of butter (3)

S = 2 x carrot cupcake w/ icing (5), tea (0), apple (1)

A = none, still not quite up to it....does going up and down the stairs for laundry count? Pin It

Being sick helps!

Yup, due to eating only soup and yogurt for a few days I am down 2.6 lbs! Woot!! Pin It

Sunday Menu

Well, well. Talk about making up for a lost week of real food. Finally able to eat solid food again, so I went for brunch with a friend....then ordered pizza with another one. :)

B = coffee, scrambled eggs, bacon, english muffin, pan fries, hollandaise (30) HOLY BREAKFAST BATMAN!!

S = Purdy's Peanut Butter Melt (4)

D = 3 pieces pineapple & sausage pizza (18), red wine (2)

S = carrot cupcake w/ icing (2)

Funny enough that is still within my daily points and my weekly flex. Hopefully it shows well on the scale tomorrow..... Pin It

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Cupcake modification

So, according to the box, 12 Betty Crocker Carrot Cake cupcakes (prepared with 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 3 eggs) would work out to about 5 points each. So I made 18, which I guesstimate to 3 points each. But.... I also subbed in unsweetened apple sauce for the oil, and used only egg whites instead of whole eggs.... so what do you think? 1 point each I figure. Topped with 1 tablespoon of BC Whipped Cream Cheese icing for an extra point.

WooT! 2 points!! Pin It

Saturday Menu

Well, after 12 obviously much needed hours of sleep I woke up with only about a half size tennis ball in my throat. My appetite still hasn't totally returned but today was a much better day. I even made cupcakes and it didn't bring tears to my eyes to eat them!

B/L = coffee (.5), Fruity Cheerios w/ Skim Milk (3)

D = Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup (3)

S = 2 carrot cupcakes w/ cream cheese icing (4), apple juice (4)

S = small Bartlett pear (.5), 1 light Laughing Cow cheese wedge (.5)

S = Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Ice Cream (5)

A = walked the dog (1) Pin It

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Menu

Feeling better but still having trouble swallowing so only eating when I really need to....

vanilla soy milk (2)
ff vanilla yogurt (2)
1/2 english muffin w/ pb & jam (3)
Lipton chicken noodle soup (5) - my favorite sicky food
apple juice (4)
Ben & Jerry's Half Baked ice cream (5) - I figure if I'm gonna be in pain I might as well enjoy what I'm eating!!

Here's hoping tomorrow I can choke down some fruit or veggies.... Pin It

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Menu

Well, the sore throat has escalated to the point that I'm only eating what I can when I have to.

Today I managed:

yogurt (2)
tea (0)
Fruity Cheerios w/ skim milk (4)
Cream of Potato soup at a local cafe - near my doctor's office (8 est)
Starbucks tall ff vanilla latte (3)
Campbell's Soup at Hand - Chicken w/ noodles (1)
apple juice (2)

So I guess the upside to this is that I'll probably lose weight this week. Ugh. Pin It

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Menu

B = Activia ff vanilla yogurt (2), banana (2)

L = tuna salad (2)

S = Fruity Cheerios w/ skim milk (4)

D = Kraft dinner - comfort food - (12)

A = none, this sore throat has become strep-like. ugh.

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Roasted Veggie Soup

Last night I decided to throw together a half batch of WW Roasted Vegetable Soup since I had such a haul of Autumn veggies kicking around. Fairly simple to make and pretty tasty. (Would have been even better if my blender didn't fall apart while I was blending!)

I added a few flavour touches of my own, but mainly stuck to the recipe.

(This recipe is for a full batch. 8 servings at approx 3 points per serving)

1 large onion, chopped into chunks
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
6 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped into 1 inch pieces
4 cups winter squash, cubed
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
ground cinnamon
ground nutmeg
salt & pepper
3 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk (I used regular skim milk and it worked just fine)

Combine all of the veggies in a roasting pan. Top with olive oil & sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt & pepper. Mix to coat all veggies. Roast for 15-20 minutes at 400 until softened.

Place cooked veggies in a large pot, add broth and milk. Simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer mixture to blender (in two batches), or use immersion blender, and blend until smooth. Add back to soup pot, season with pinch of nutmeg, reheat and serve.

Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving. Pin It

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tuesday Menu

B = coffee (1), Fruity Cheerios (2), skim milk (1), 1/2 banana (1)

L = Knor Rustic Veg soup (1), english muffin (2) w/ tuna salad (2)

S = bartlett pear (yummy from the market) (1), Laughing Cow cheese (1), rice crackers (1)

D = homemade Roasted Winter Veg Soup (2), low fat caesar salad (1), multigrain bun w/ smidge of butter (3)


A = walk the dog (1), and hopefully a bike ride (3) Pin It


Yaaieeee! I finally get to tag something as "good"! Yesterday I set myself a mini-goal of staying OP (on plan) until the end of the month. Only 14 days so totally doable...especially if I go back to my old ways of saving my flex points for the weekend.

Yesterday was Day 1 of this plan and I got through it no problem. In fact, I had trouble cramming dinner in because it was so late and I wasn't really hungry.

I did add in a very late night snack of NSA Kozy Shack Rice Pudding to help sooth my sore throat (it's about as close to ice cream as I can get in this house!). And there was one Oreo that snuck into my menu, but it was counted for.

All in all, had a great workout and earned those extra activity points and gladly ate em up! Pin It

Monday, September 17, 2007

Weigh In

Ug, I was hoping to tag this post as "good", but's "ugly". Up 1.6lbs. Fargh.

I know it doesn't sound like much, but these last 5-7 pounds just won't go away. I know it's from all the salty crap I ate this weekend, so I'm back on the water and produce today. Thank God for my kickboxing class tonight! Pin It

Monday Menu

B = coffee (1), Fruity Cheerios (2) w/ skim milk (1), 1/2 banana (1)

L = turkey sammich (4), Knor Rustic Veg soup (1)

S = apple (1), Laughing Cow cheese (1), rice crackers (1)

S (pre-gym) = 1/2 pita w/ hummus & tomato (2)

S (post-gym) = chocolate soy milk (2)

D = grilled chicken breast (3), salad (1), corn on the cob (2)

S = TBD (not sure that I'll be hungry for dessert tonight!)

A = Kickboxing (6), walk the dog (1)
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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sunday Menu

B = coffee (1)

L = leftover Chinese food (15) - guesstimate

S = Cheetos & Bridge Mix (15) - guesstimate

D = salad w/ fat free Italian (0)

Gah, ended up using up the rest of my flex points last night, so I'm over by about 10 points for the week. Pin It

You don't wanna know!

Saturday's menu went somewhat according to plan....except for the small instance of Taco Time instead of Subway (ooooops, stupid mall food court!) so my 6 point lunch wasn't so much 6 points. Hmmm...and then there was that Orange Julius. I was thirsty dammit! Ugh, and I didn't account for the bowl of Cheetos Crunchits I always have when Mom and I watch a movie. Oh well, that's what the rest of those flex points were for.... right?

It's a good thing I didn't have breakfast today (slept til noon!) cuz for lunch I have leftover Chinese (how could I not?) and one last bowl of Crunchits (with a tiny side of Bridge Mix) before I hit the road.

Good news is that I didn't snack in the car. I drank lots of water. I got 4 bags of local produce for $16 from a farm market on the way home. And I'm not starving so I think I'll just have salad for dinner.

Weigh in is tomorrow. Cross your fingers for no gain! Pin It

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saturday Menu

B = coffee (1), ww toast (1), pb (1)

S = grapes (1) in car on the way up island

L = TBD, but probably Subway (6)

D = Chinese food - this is the tradition when I visit my Mom for a night - wonton soup, S&S pork, fried rice or chow mein - (12) daily points & (20) flex - probably over counting, but I'd rather overshoot the mark!

A = not looking good - driving up island, shopping with Mom, movie night Pin It

Friday, September 14, 2007

Stupid fries!

Meh. OK, so points wise it's not terrible, but health wise it truly sucks. I have a sore throat today so my menu didn't turn out quite as planned. I ate breakfast soooo late that I never actually got the banana in. And I skipped the snack altogether. Which turned out to be a good thing because at dinner, we decided to share a few potstickers and the evil sweet potato fries with yummy garlic mayo before we got our awesome soup. I think I'm only buggered a couple of points, but I missed two fruit servings! Hmmm...not so hot for the first day.

(tomorrow should be interesting...there's Chinese food in my future....) Pin It

Friday Menu

B = breakfast
L = lunch
D = dinner
S = snacks
A = activity

B = coffee (1), chocobran (2), yogurt (1), 1/2 banana (1) = 5

L = turkey sammich (2 pieces ww bakery bread, 1 tsp light mayo, 50 gm ff deli turkey, lettuce, tomato & grainy dijon) (4), baby carrots & sliced english cukes (0) = 4

S = red grapes (1), 2 pieces light Laughing Cow cheese (1), rice crackers (1) = 3

D = going out with a girlfriend, but I'm planning on this yummy chicken soup with rice dumplings at one of my favorite restaurants, so I'll just allot the rest of my daily points for that (10) = 10

S = Kozy Shack SF Rice Pudding (2) = 2

Total = 24 points

A = walk dog (2) (he's off leash so I can get a proper walk in) = 2 Pin It

The New Me

This is my new blog for my own personal accountability. My eating habits are all over the map, and today is the day that I start back on the path to the straight and narrow. (OK, fine, at least I "think" I'm getting on the path....and this is gonna help me...)

I expect help from ALL of YOU. Comments, suggestions, goals, and experiences are all welcome. Bring on the new recipes, the tried and true favorite eats, the toning exercises you swear by, and the motivational tips for getting me off my ass.

Current situation:

Weight Watchers Daily Points Allowance = 22 (however, I am supposed to be on maintenance so can usually get away with up to 26 points per day with no gain)

Flex Points = I always use every last one of those 35 points (and sometimes a few more)

Obstacles = I am a snack QUEEN. I don't keep candy or chocolate in the house anymore (most of the time), nor can I resist Cheezies EVER. 100 cal packs are useless to me, and really I just waste money buying them.

Activity = I try to walk the dog for 20-30 minutes at least 5 times a week (lately this has slipped to 2-3 times....poor doggie!).... I attend an intense Muay Thai Kickboxing class twice a week. This is an awesome workout and makes me feel good about not really doing much else.

Toning = This is my biggest goal! I don't care about an extra few pounds, I don't care that my cardio sucks ass. I just care that I have cottage cheese on my bum and my tummy isn't as hard as it once was. (crunches are my biggest problem due to lower back issues)

What else?

I like to cook. I like to try new recipes. It's tough right now just cooking for myself, but DBF will be home in a couple of months and hopefully that will make my meals more interesting. I still try to make something new at least every week or so, so I will post recipes as they come up.

Daily Menus = I will give this a go and see if it helps. I quit WW online and generally try to track my meals on paper, but tend to give up part way through the week. Since posting eats in a blog seems to really work for some of you girls, I think I will give it a shot. (and then you can all point out how many carbs I'm eating and my lack of veggie intake!)

Here I go!!!!!! Pin It