Monday, April 5, 2010

New Day, New Ideas!

Okay, folks...I've been a bad blogger. (I feel like I've said that before.) But this time I really have, and it's mostly been because I'm lazy and haven't been doing great with my lifestyle change. The truth will set you free!

No, I didn't gain all my weight back. I was 235.6 this morning after a long week of eating bad dinners. Because see, that's been my modus operandi for the last month. I blame Hubs' birthday in March, which set off this wicked cycle of me eating really, really well all day...and then calling Hubs on my way home from work and saying, "Hey Hubs, you want to meet for dinner?"

Dinner out that often is never good.

The lovely Emily over at The Hungry Loft mentioned on my blog a few weeks ago that photographing her food has really helped her. Of course, I can totally see how it would; it makes you that much more accountable for what you're eating, and I think it probably definitely makes you less likely to nibble on something in passing. You have to take a picture of it, after all, and what a hassle that is. As much as I loved the idea, however, I'm lazy. And I also know that with my commute (currently 2 hours) and the fact that I'm not eating lunch this month until my work day is over at 3:30 PM, I wouldn't be able to take nice pictures.

Really? I'm worried about the pictures? What I should be worried about is the fact that I haven't lost a pound since Christmas. As a matter of fact, I've gained 7. (Side note: I've had to tighten my belt and get another link out of my watch, however. A gal I'm friends with who lost 150 pounds says my weight is "redistributing". I hope that's true. LOL)

It was Voltaire who said, "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Translated for me: Who the hell cares what my pictures look like? I'm not trying to become the next Annie Leibovitz. I'm trying to lose weight.

With that said, my sister and I are re-committing again (don't judge me) and are photographing our food. Don't mind my dirty counters or my scummy car seats when that's where my food is. Like I said, this isn't to impress you all. It's to keep myself accountable at a whole new level...because really, I would be ashamed if I had to photograph half a bag of MSG-laden Doritos.

To begin...

Breakfast was two hard-boiled organic eggs and a coffee:

No apple though!  I decided to keep it for lunch.  Had melon instead:

I was almost finished with it when I realized I forgot to take a picture.

Breakfast was 229 calories.

Noon snack, since I don't get a lunch break, was a Clif Z bar.  Chocolate Brownie is the most awesome flavor!

When I got to my car at 3:30 this afternoon, lunch was 3 oz. leftover Easter turkey, my apple, and a pack of Trader Joe's Omega-3 Trek Mix:

Lunch was 381 calories.

Dinner!  Yay for dinner.  It was kind of eclectic, but I had some weird desires tonight.  First, I had half a serving of my famously delicious and famously fatty broccoli casserole that I made for Easter:

And oatmeal!  My oatmeal was SUPER YUMMY.  It was 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1/8 cup cottage cheese, 1/4 cup of my MixMyGranola creation, and a tablespoon of Trader Joe's natural peanut butter:

Dinner was 497 calories.


My grand total for today is 1227 thus far.  I will have a little snack tonight, but I'll add it to tomorrow's entry.  Also, I was going to work out tonight until I got home late after getting pulled over!  Ugh...don't speed.  It's bad for you.  So no workout tonight, but that means there's definitely one for tomorrow.


By the way...please go visit my sister's blog and show her some support!  She's in this with me, and she's a huge source of inspiration for me.

Weigh-in is this Friday.  Wish us luck! 


I decided to post my snack tonight.  Hubs bought me some awesome chocolate for Easter from Harry and David's, and there's no way I giving it away!  LOL  I treated myself tonight to one milk chocolate-covered graham cracker for 140 calories:

This brings me to a grand total of 1367.  Goodnight!!!

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