Saturday, January 17, 2009

Food changes

WOW. Two posts in one day!

Anyway, I'm really trying to get back on the weight loss train. I was really good this week, at least with the eating out. I'm going back to the only one day a week eating out. Friday is usually the day, but it was Monday this week. I cooked and brought my lunch the rest of the week. It wasn't a really great week though, because there were still so many sweets left over from my bday. But that's ok, slow and steady right?

I got the Hungry Girl book with one of my bday gift cards. It seems fun. I made my first recipe, Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. It's different, for sure. But pretty good! I took it to work and my boss even liked it. So score there! I also went to the store and picked up a lot of stuff that was in her book. Low fat bread, turkey hot dogs, 100 calorie English muffins.

Yesterday for breakfast I made a healthy breakfast sandwich. Egg beaters, 2% cheese, Canadian bacon and the English muffin. It was pretty good! I also ate a banana. I've also made English muffin pizzas with turkey pepperoni, which is VERY tasty stuff. I made scrambled eggs with veggies this morning (mushrooms, onions, three colors of peppers). I had a turkey hot dog last night for the first time. It was good. I have to admit, I had to look up how to cook a hot dog on the Internet. I have never made one!! Crazy, I know.

I'm still on the lookout for the shirataki noodles that she talks about on her site. I've been to three stores with no luck so far. Maybe I'll have luck at the Asian market.

I took a big step and am trying to work more Splenda into and more sugar out of my diet. I took my sugar container and mixed it half and half, Splenda and sugar. I can't handle the flavor of pure Splenda, so I thought this was a good compromise.

I worked out three days this week. I'm going to go out in a bit for a walk to Target. It's about a 30 minute walk round trip, so that's perfect to throw in on the weekends. I'm going to try to get in at least 5 days a week. I need tobe better at work. My girlfriend at work has started working out with me after work, so hopefully we will be able to push each other.

I weighed myself this week for the first time since the beginning of December. At my lowest point, I had lost 40 lbs. I've gained 23 of that back. I'm so angry at myself. I know the first big part of it was medication, but still. The last bit is ALL crappy eating over the holidays and no exercise. UGH!


wcsirois said...

Keep up the good work Jen. I know you can do it! I am right there with ya on the weight loss wagon. If you need a weight loss budy I will totally be one for ya! I have been doing weight watchers. Pretty good so far plus I've been walking the two miles from the house to the train in the morning. I am hoping that it will catch up with me this week on the scale, last week I only lost 1 lb :( The shirataki noodles (I've heard) are at trader joes. If you find them let me know how they are, I'm scared to try them. LOL Did you see Hungry Girls oatmeal breakfast cookie? It's supposed to be similar to those quaker oat breakfast cookies. It's only 2 ww points and made with whole oats, pumpkin puree and baby food peaches among other assorted ingredients. I can't wait to try them!!

Peacescrab said...

There's no such thing as "pure Splenda". Splenda is not pure. It is garbage.
Have you tried agave syrup?

Leslie said...

you can do it! I just signed up on the base for the "biggest winner" similar to the biggest loser but nothing is mandatory just to keep you motivated. now to find that motivation! LOL No I'm going to be serious about this getting up and moving more often. I saw my weight and while it hasn't changed I still don't like the number. I swear sometimes I don't see what my husband sees in me.