Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansUgh. I'm up 0.6.

I knew it was likely to happen, and I still hate it, but three days of company just simply means I cook and eat differently for three days. Instead of a main course, one side dish, water for drinking, and no dessert, I make a main course, two side dishes (plus often have bread on the table, too), drink ice tea instead of water... and there's ALWAYS dessert! Sometimes more than one ~ and it often gets served after supper and again later in the evening.


It's really no wonder I'm up. I got in more exercising over the weekend than I would have if my parents hadn't been out (hubby was gone, so I only got to walk because there were still responsible adults in the house with my girls while I was gone!), but I have a problem with being the hostess and not eating a bit of everything on the table ~ even though I'm just hosting my parents. It just looks wrong for the hostess/cook to not eat the food she's serving!! I didn't over-eat, but I ate more than I would have if it had just been me and the girls all weekend.

So I gained a bit of weight. But now that things are back to normal and hubby will actually be home an extra day this weekend making an extra walk possible.... I should have no problems reporting a loss again next week!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Progress Report

Breakfast: 2 c. apple juice, coffee w/skim milk, 1-1/2 slices toast w/margarine & lite cheese spread
3 miles: 55 min
Late morning: 1/2 slice toast w/peanut butter & honey (Fidget's leftovers from breakfast!), coffee w/skim milk
Early afternoon: 1/2 leftover chicken & cheese quesadilla (half a large whole wheat tortilla), 4 pieces Green Chili Bites, salsa & fat-free sour cream for dipping
Supper: 1 serving Tuna Ring w/Cheese Sauce, 1 large serving honey-ginger carrots, 2 small scraps Fairy Bread
Evening: 1 can Coke, small handful nacho chips (took a cereal bowl-full, but put half back! I know, I'm just as surprised as you are!!)

Breakfast: 1/2 c. skim milk, coffee, 1 smallish slice toast w/margarine & honey
Lunch: 1 Zucchini Nut Muffin, 1 slice cheddar, leftover honey-ginger carrots (about 1 c.), 1 chocolate chip cookie, 1 piece Brownies
100/200/200: 15 min
(week 4, day 1. Oh man, my legs are jello-y!!)
Afternoon: 3 chocolate chip cookies, small piece Browines, 1 c. skim milk
Supper: 4 pieces Green Chile Bites, 3/4 leftover chicken & cheese quesadilla w/guacamole, refried beans, salsa & fat-free sour cream
Evening (had a friend over for cake & coffee 'cuz it's her birthday this week): decaf coffee w/skim milk, 1 piece Gingerbread Cake w/Caramel Cream Frosting

See? Today is a prime example of why I normally don't BAKE!!!!

Breakfast: 1 slice toast w/margarine & honey, 1 c skim milk, coffee
Early Lunch: 1/2 slice toast w/margarine & honey (Fidget's breakfast leftovers!), 4 pieces Green Chili Bites w/salsa & fat-free sour cream (you have to understand, this is basically like a baked omelet with a green chile flavour!), 1 c. apple juice, coffee w/skim milk
2 miles: 35 min
Afternoon: 1 apple, 2 slices cheddar, 1 mug hot cocoa (made w/skim milk)
Supper: 1-1/2 c. Chicken Noodle Soup, THREE leftover garlic biscuits, 2 slices cheddar, 1 piece Spiced Pecan Busy-Day Cake
Evening: 3 chocolate chip cookies, 1 c. skim milk

That's it ~ I'm putting all this dang baking back in the basement freezer!!! So far this week, I think my stomach has growled only once!

I'm REALLY gonna have to focus this weekend if I want to report a loss on Wednesday. My parents will be out from tomorrow supper till Monday lunch and we have a wedding reception to attend on Sunday night, so there will be PLENTY of opportunity to walk the path of indulgence!

100/200/200: 15 min
(week 4/day 1 repeated. I'm up to 67 push-ups, 148 sit-ups, and 131 squats ~ each in 5 sets.)

Breakfast: 1 serving porridge w/brown sugar and a bit of skim milk, coffee w/skim milk
Ice-chipping: 15 min
(couldn't get the shed door open enough to get the wheelbarrow in and out!)
Hauled & stacked firewood in basement: 25 min
(Hauled 4 wheelbarrows full. Load in shed, push to the house, dump in basement window, and repeat! Then stack the whole pile neatly once the hauling is done. Whew!)
Lunch: 1 Zucchini Nut muffin w/honey, 1-1/2 c. skim milk, the last 3 Green Chile Bites w/salsa, WAY too many soda crackers
Supper: 1 large-ish slice Italian-Style Meatloaf, 1 serving Crispy Potato Cubes, 1 serving honey-ginger carrots, 1 serving cucumber salad, 1 c. ice tea, two half-donuts (parents brought Timmies!), 1 c. skim milk, decaf coffee

Brunch: 1 Pepper Molasses Cookie, 1/4 donut, fruit, 1 serving Sunday Brunch Casserole w/salsa, 1 c. orange juice, coffee w/skim milk
2 miles: 35 min
Afternoon: 1 Boston Cream, fruit, coffee w/skim milk
Supper: 1 serving Glazed Ham, 1 serving coleslaw, 1 large serving Rice Pilaf w/Herbs, 1 tall glass ice tea
Evening: 1 piece Gingerbread Cake w/Caramel Cream Frosting, decaf coffee w/skim milk

Breakfast: 1 Zucchini Nut muffin, 1/2 c. orange juice, coffee w/skim milk
Lunch: 1 c. Mixed Veggie Cream Soup, 1-1/2 slices cheese toast, 1 tall glass ice tea, THREE brownies!!
Supper (wedding reception): 2 small chocolates, 1 thin slice cooked ham, 1 scoop scalloped potatoes, 1 serving corn, 1 serving Caesar salad (w/almost no dressing and only one crouton), 1/2 bun w/margarine, 2 glasses punch, 1 c. coffee w/whitener, 1 small serving Skor Trifle

Breakfast: small piece Sunday Brunch Casserole, 1-1/2 slices toast (1 w/margarine & Nutella, 1/2 w/margarine & honey), coffee w/skim milk, 1/2 c. orange juice
2 miles: 35 min
Lunch: small serving Italian Chicken over pasta, cucumber slices, 1 c. ice tea, way too many brownies, 1-1/2 c. skim milk.
Mom and dad left for home.
Afternoon: 1 Boston Cream donut, small mug coffee w/skim milk
Supper: tossed salad w/lite Sundried Tomato & Oregano dressing, 1 helping leftover Tuna Ring w/cheese sauce, 1 c. ice tea
Bust-a-move: 15 min
(serious sweatin' to some of the girls' new Go Fish tunes in between rounds of Old Maid!)
Evening: 1 stalk celery w/peanut butter

Well, I'm pretty sure I won't have lost weight this week. Probably gained a couple pounds again. Pretty much always happens with weekends like these.

Total exercise time: 3 hrs, 50 min (avg: 33 min/day)
Average Exercise Level: Moderate

Fat Woman 2

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weigh-In Wednesday

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans Well.

I'm not sure how this happened.

I'm, ummm....


I don't really understand, but maybe reviewing the plans for this past week will give us some clues. My plan for this last week was:
  • remember to make sure my stomach growls at least twice a day llll llll ll (of 14)
  • complete week 3 of the 100/200/200 challenge (done)
  • at least 3 walks or 30-minute workouts lll (all walks again)

The previous week, I got in twice as many walks as my goal because hubby was home all week. This week, I barely got in my goal number because not only was hubby gone basically the entire time, but I had my oldest daughter home all week due to illness, so I couldn't even go on kindergarten days. :(

My biggest victory this week ~ by FAR ~ was in the snacking department, though portion control at mealtimes was a close second. I binged last Tuesday night, but other than that, I snacked only ONCE this past week! And all I had that night was a peanut butter & honey tortilla roll-up (made w/a large whole wheat tortilla). That's IT!! The ONLY evening snack in the last SEVEN days!!!! Needless to say, I'm pretty happy with the results. So happy, in fact, I may be tempted to try that strategy again! ;)

Unfortunately, I realized this morning was the final weigh-in for this challenge and while 3 lbs in one week is almost HALF my entire goal this time 'round, I actually lost just under half my 8-lb goal. Not too happy about that, but at least I'm still headed in the right direction ~ and finally workin' up some steam, too!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Progress Report

100/200/200: 15 min
(Week 3/Day 1)
Breakfast: 1 homemade Egg McMuffin, coffee w/skim milk
Mid-Morning: 1 mug hot cocoa (made w/skim milk)
Lunch: small serving leftover Garlic Salmon Linguine, 1 chocolate chip cookie
Afternoon: 2 toasted English muffins w/margarine, 2 c. skim milk, 3 chocolate chip cookies. Ugh, nothin' even remotely "moderate" about today!
Supper: 1 serving Baked Ham & Cheese Omelet Roll, 1 slice toast w/margarine & honey, 1 c. skim milk, 1/3 apple, 1/3 large orange
Evening: BAD, BAD, BAD. Today was a BAD day!!!

Breakfast: 1/2 c. skim milk, coffee
Lunch: 1-1/4 c. chicken noodle soup, 8 soda crackers, 1 c. skim milk
Afternoon: 3 more soda crackers
Supper: 6 chicken nuggets w/bbq sauce

Today was a crappy day ~ in more ways than one! :( My 8-yr old was up every 10-20 minutes to use the bathroom from about 4:30am on, and since our bedroom is right next to the bathroom, I didn't get much sleep after that either. Spent the morning at the hospital getting her checked out since this had been going on since Monday. Came home and was basically brain-dead by then. Zombied for the rest of the day.

Breakfast: coffee w/skim milk, 2 slices toast w/margarine & honey
Mid-morning: 1 mug skim milk hot cocoa
Lunch: 1-1/2 c. Creamy Wild Rice Soup, 2 soda crackers
Supper: 1 serving Tomato-Herbed Pork Chops, 1 small serving onion rice, handful raw baby carrots
Evening: 1 large whole wheat tortilla w/peanut butter & honey, 1 c. skim milk
100/200/200: 17 min
(Week 3/day 2. This is definitely getting challenging!)

Breakfast: 1 slice toast w/margarine & honey, coffee w/skim milk, 1/2 c. apple juice
Lunch: Chicken Fajita Caesar Salad, garlic breadsticks w/dill dipping sauce, large ice tea (took my poor 8-yr old out for lunch after running errands because she's STILL not back to school and missed a rather special event this morning. Feeling fine, acting fine, but still needing a few too many sudden bathroom breaks to really make school possible.)
Afternoon: 1/3 slice of toast w/peanut butter & honey (leftover from Fidget's breakfast!)
Supper: 1 moderate serving Italian Sauced Chicken over Pasta, 1 large helping cucumber salad, 1 c. skim milk, 4 TimBits

Breakfast: 2 pancakes w/margarine & syrup, 1 c. skim milk, coffee
3 miles: 55 min
Lunch: 1/2 leftover pancake w/syrup, 1/2 c. apple juice
Afternoon: 4 heaping tablespoons cottage cheese, handful apple and orange slices, few Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces leftover from one kid's snack
Supper: 1 hamburger, 1 small helping fries, 1 c. leftover cucumber salad, 1 tall glass ice tea
Evening: 1 mug tea w/honey

Breakfast: 1/2 serving Baked Ham & Cheese Omelet Roll, 1 slice toast w/margarine & jam, 1/2 c. apple juice, 1/2 c. skim milk
Lunch: 1 serving Italian Sauced Chicken over Pasta, 1 c. ice tea
2 miles: 35 min
Supper: 1 chicken & cheese quesadilla (made w/one large whole wheat tortilla), guacamole, salsa, fat-free sour cream, refried beans, large handful nacho chips, 1 can Coke, 1-1/2 c. ice tea

Breakfast: 1 slice of toast w/honey, 1 c. skim milk, coffee
3 miles: 60 min
Lunch: 1 leftover hamburger, a few fries, large handful nacho chips, 1/2 c. ice tea
Afternoon "tea" with the girls: 1/2 c. skim milk, 1 Valetine's mini-cupcake (with just as much icing as cake!), 1 hard candy (while I was making supper)
Supper: 1 serving Hamburger Noodle Stroganoff, generous serving cooked peas & carrots
Evening: 1 mug tea w/honey

This week was rough. Even today, my daughter is still not fully herself (though I sent her back to school yesterday and there's been a drastic improvement over the number of required bathroom breaks ~Praise God!) and I have to confess, the worry has been a huge problem for me. Unfortunately, I think I've passed along to her my talent for almost literally worrying myself sick and over the weekend, hubby and I started to wonder if the reasons her recovery was taking so long were largely anxiety-related. Which makes me feel even worse....

Anyway, a VERY stressful week ~ one I'm hoping to never repeat. I'm hoping for a significantly better week next week! (although it would be tough to beat this week as far as evening snacking is concerned ~ woo-hoo!!)

Total exercise time: 3 hrs, 2 min (avg: 26 min/day)
Average Exercise Level: Moderate

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday ~ tammi

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans Up another pound. I just can't seem to get my head in the game.

Actually, I think I would have done well if I hadn't had a feeling-sorry-for-myself-because-my-hubby-had-to-leave-for-the-week-again chocolate chip cookie binge the night before weigh-in. Tuesday to Saturday was really good, but Saturday night to Monday night were NOT. I'm pretty sure my stomach groaned a few times in there, but no growling!

Only one successful liquids/fasting day, but TWICE as much exercise as my goal for the week (only because hubby was still home longer than we expected and didn't leave until Monday night, making it possible for me to walk every day. But hey, I'll take it!), and mastery of Week 2 of the 100 Pushups, 200 SitUps, and 200 Squats challenges. I ''girlified" the pushups because my lower back was complaining ~ hubby says I'm obviously doing them wrong (and I'm not arguing), but if I continue to do them the manly way, I'm far more likely to just give up.

My plan for this last week was:
  • remember to make sure my stomach growls at least twice a day llll lll
  • complete week 2 of the 100/200/200 challenge done
  • two successful fasting/liquids days l
  • at least 3 walks or 30-minute workouts llll l (all walks ~ no surprise there, really!)
So with those goals, I'm fairly satisfied with how I did, but I'm still having a lot of trouble controlling my snack cravings. There seems to be no happy medium ~ if I allow ANYTHING, I binge till I feel sick.

Thanks, by the way, for all the Skinny Cow recommendations last week, but I really don't care for ice cream! (I know, call me crazy.) I prefer salty/savory snacks, so I guess I might need to start buying the 100 calorie chips bags. Not only are they salty instead of sweet, but because they don't melt, I can make each snack last longer! (theoretically...)

Dang it, I wanted to avoid paying extra for pre-portioned snacks, but it looks like I don't have the will-power right now to do it any other way. So I'll add those to my grocery list and other than that, I think I'll continue working on the same goals as last week ~ except week THREE of the 100/200/200 challenge, of course!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tracking (and reporting) again. ::sigh::

Tuesday (half day)
Breakfast: 1 c. skim milk, coffee
Lunch: 1 c. leftover rice, 1 bite of Fidget's leftover pizza ('cuz that's all she left!), 1 c. V8 Splash
Supper: 1 serving Garden Chicken & Stuffing Casserole, 1 large serving cooked mixed veggies
Evening: 2 medium stalks of celery w/peanut butter, 1 mug tea w/honey

Wednesday (liquids)
100/200/200: 15 min
(week 2/day 1)
Breakfast: 1 c. skim milk, coffee, 1 slice toast w/margarine (half w/Nutella, too)
2 miles: 35 min

Lunch: 1 mug skinny fake cappuccino (1/2 coffee, 1/2 skim milk, 3 tsp. chocolate milk powder)
Afternoon: 1 c. V8 Splash, 1 mug unsweetened green tea
Supper: 1 serving Shepherd's Pie, large serving cucumber salad

Thursday (normal)
Breakfast: small bowl porridge w/heaping Tbsp. brown sugar and a bit of skim milk, 1/2 c. apple juice, coffee
2 miles: 35 min
(DANG, it's cold out there! Minus 35C/-31F with the windchill!!)
Late Morning: 1 mug green tea w/a bit of honey
Lunch: 3 small pieces leftover pizza, 1/2 large orange
Afternoon: 1 chocolate chip cookie, 1/2 c. skim milk, 1 mug tea w/a bit of honey, handful snacking crackers and 2 slices cheddar
Supper: 2 servings Garlic Salmon Linguine, large serving tossed salad w/lite dressing, 1-1/2 c. ice tea

Friday (liquids)
100/200/200: 15 min
(week 2/day 2)
Breakfast: coffee w/skim milk, 1-1/2 c. apple juice
Late Morning: 1 mug green tea w/honey
Lunch: 1-1/4 c. hot V8
Afternoon: 1 mug hot cocoa (made w/skim milk)
2 miles: 35 min
(overdressed; definitely sweated off some water weight today!)
Supper Prep: 3 slices of cheddar
Supper: 1 c. Creamy Wild Rice Soup, 2 Cheddar, Chive & Garlic drop biscuits, 1-1/2 c. ice tea
Evening Snack (we were invited over to friends' for the evening): 4 small handfuls of tortilla chips w/warm queso dip, grapes, 2 mugs coffee w/sweetened, flavoured creamer

Saturday (normal)
Early Morning: coffee w/skim milk
Brunch (which lasted all morning): 2 homemade Egg McMuffins, 1-1/2 c. skim milk, 2 chocolate chip cookies
2 miles: 40 min
(took it easy today)
Afternoon: 1 can Coke, 2 large handful snacking crackers
Supper: large piece of farmer sausage, 5 cheddar & potato perogies w/fat-free sour cream, cooked carrots w/margarine & parsley
Evening: 1 can Coke, WAY too many nacho chips w/salsa, 3 small Toblerone triangles

Sunday (half)
100/200/200: 15 min
(week 2/day 3)
Breakfast: coffee w/skim milk, half slice toast w/Nutella, 1/2 c. skim milk
Lunch: Friends took us out for all-you-can-eat lunch buffet... 'Nuff said.
4 miles: 70 min
(walked; specifically UNDERdressed to burn more calories!!)
Supper: 2 leftover Cheddar, Chive & Garlic biscuits, 1/2 c. Creamy Wild Rice Soup, 1 serving leftover Garden Chicken & Stuffing Casserole

Today was NOT a "half" day, that's for sure!

Monday (liquids)
Breakfast: coffee w/skim milk, 2 fried eggs, 2 slices cheddar, 2 slices toast w/margarine & honey, 1/2 c. skim milk. Oof, liquids day is off to a rough start! (But I excused it with the fact that it was hubby's last meal at home until Friday supper at the earliest ~ and he wanted to make breakfast!)
Lunch: 1 c. hot V8, 1/2 c. skim milk
2 miles: 35 min
Afternoon: 2 mugs green tea w/honey, 1 apple, 1 slice leftover cheese toast from lunch
Supper: small chunk farmer sausage, 1 large serving Macaroni & Cheese Deluxe
Evening (MELTDOWN ALERT): 1/2 bag lite microwave popcorn, EIGHT chocolate chip cookies, 2 c. skim milk

Man, I was doing so well until Saturday night! Been kinda downhill ever since... Hubby is FINALLY back to work; he left Monday night. The first night he's gone is always a rough one for me, eating-wise. Just my luck it was the night before weigh-in!

Total Exercise Time: 4 hrs, 55 min (avg: 42 min/day)
Average Exercise Level: Moderate