Category Archives: Food Faux Pas

Date Night

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Mike and I had an impromptu date night tonight on the way home from work. This week I stuck to my diet closely, then I went and blew it tonight in one meal.

We stopped at Iguana Joe’s where I had Chicken Queso Flameado with tortillas. It was yummmmmy!! However, right now I’m having some serious food guilt. It’s no wonder I can’t get below 200lbs. That’s ok, I won’t allow this one meal get me down. Back to eating healthy starting tonight.

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Monthly Weigh In

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Ok, so it’s Christmas Day….Time to hop on the scale. While I may have been hoping for a Christmas miracle…it didn’t happen! I dug my scale out from my closet and stepped on while holding my breath.

228

I let my breath out…no change. I stepped off, then back on…

228

While I didn’t eat bad the past week, Christmas Eve’s party had me eating stuff I hadn’t touched in quite a while. Caramel popcorn, fudge, cookies…..*drool*

So, my next weigh in will be Jan. 25th. That’ll be roughly a week before my 7th wedding anniversary, so let’s make it a good one!

Saturday in the Park

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I spent about 2 1/2 hours this morning walking around Tamarac Park. The weather was gorgeous! All in all I went 8.25 miles. I was only 5 miles away from the 1/2 marathon finish line, but I was pretty tired. In fact, my pace had slowed quite a bit. I think I did something to the side of my foot because it hurts. Hopefully having the next two days off will get it back to normal.

I started by doing a mile then doing 10 squats. This lasted for 4 miles. So, I ended up getting 40 squats in throughout the workout as well! After my walk I went to the HEB next to Town Market to get groceries but there wasn’t any parking spaces. I couldn’t believe how packed it was. Yes, I know it’s close to Christmas, but come on…So, I went to Randall’s instead. I bought a bunch of veggies (fresh) and herbs. I’m looking forward to new meals than the boxed dirty rice.

Now, as everyone probably knows….alcohol and diets do not go together. I had a few drinks Friday night and as a result I ate fried pickes, a hamburger, and fries for dinner. DOH. Poor choices. Then I went and ate a few pieces of pizza for dinner tonight. That was brought on by me getting on my scale….yes I know I wasn’t going to weigh in until Christmas day but my curiosity got the best of me. I was at 225….same weight…no change. So, I did the whole “What does it matter what I eat then?” attitude and ate the pizza.

I realize this is nothing but self sabotage. Even if I’m not losing weight, I’m still trying to get healthy and what’s healthy about Pizza or feeding myself poor food? So, I slapped myself back to reality and am back at it again.

My parents and nephews are staying with us next week and I’m hoping that I can resist the poor eating then as well. However, on Christmas I won’t lie by saying I won’t eat any bad foods. I will eat dessert, but I won’t pig out. The goal is to just have a bite or two, not a whole pie!

What are your plans for making it through Christmas without extra pounds?

Trusting Your Body

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I weighed in Saturday morning and my weight was 227.3…almost a pound up from Friday. So, I’ve decided to ditch the scale for now. I’m NOT going to let a number discourage me from my trek.

From this point on, I will go by how my clothes are fitting me. In fact, the scale will be hidden deep within my closet so I’m not tempted to step on it in the mornings. My diet was not very good on Sunday. I got some melting mints from Hickory Farms. They’re gone now so I don’t have to worry about stuffing my face with them. We had a steak and asparagus for dinner, which was pretty good.  I also drank some extra calories. In fact, most of my excess calories were from the drinks (I didn’t eat that many mints). So, now that the drinks are no longer in the house I have to make sure not to buy any more. Just not worth the calories.

On Saturday, I met with my Former Running Coach, Liz. We put in a little over 5 miles walking. It was great to have someone to talk to and encourage me and I got my mileage in. I’m used to doing it solo for the most part. It was so good to catch up with her. After our workout, I headed home to shower and get ready for my Aunt and Uncle’s Christmas Choir Extravaganza that evening. Mike and I went out to eat at Outback. I had a salad….I was good!

I need to get back into running. At CrossFit when we do some running for warm-ups I’m always the last one back in. I’d like to be able to hang with the big guys!

I hope y’all had a great weekend!

Whoops!

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Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. Unfortunately, so has my workouts for the past few days. Life has been put on fast forward and I can’t find the remote!!

This Thursday is my first day to try Crossfit…which scares me to death honestly. We’ll see how it goes. I jokingly told one of my friends that she was going to have to roll me out of the gym afterward, but it may not be too far from the truth!

Michelle and I have agreed, again, to eating out only 1 day a week starting Monday. We had agreed to this once before as well, but we didn’t do very good at sticking to it. I think part of that was because we didn’t really have a good plan in place. So, Thursdays are our only days to eat out from now on. That means no more asking “What are you doing for lunch today?”. We don’t really eat horribly when we go out. Many times we go to Panera and have soup and/or salad, but just the act of going to Panera leads to us going out more than we need to and being tempted to eat less than healthy food. Like today…we went to Chili’s and I had the Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich with fries….calorie count you ask? 1430…yep, almost my entire calorie count for the day. *sigh* Gotta do better than that.

How about you? What do you do that helps you stay on track and away from bad foods? I don’t eat a lot of fast food…in fact, most of the time I go to a sit down restaurant.

Hope you guys and gals are doing well!

Sugarlog Day 5 and NovGTD

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My sugar cravings are getting much better. I didn’t give in the other day to the sugarbeast! So, on that front I’m feeling pretty confident.

Today for lunch, I ate boneless wings. Not great…987 calories and a ton of salt. However, I was only over my daily calorie count by 100 which isn’t too bad considering.

Today was also my first week to post my mileage for November: Going the Distance. I got 15 miles in on the treadmill! Woohoo! I’m on my way to my 60 miles goal. On another note, my friend Michelle invited me to join her and a couple of ladies from work to do Crossfit. We go on Monday to test it out. I’m a little concerned that I won’t necessarily make my 60 miles if I spend 3 days a week doing Crossfit, but I’ll be ok with that if I still give it my all.

Hope y’all had a good workout day!

Day 4, and Failure

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Today  I went to the International Quilt Festival with my Aunt. I knew I wouldn’t eat well as they don’t have any healthy choices there and there are no restaurants within walking distance. The day started off with me getting pancakes. No, I didn’t have to get them, but I figured one high calorie meal wouldn’t hurt.

We spent 4 hours walking around, then went in search of lunch. They had pizza, loaded potatoes, burritos, loaded taco salad, corndogs…health food! I went to the build your burrito line and got a bowl of rice, black beans, and some cheese. I didn’t think it would be too terribly bad with calories but high in carbs. It looked good, but tasted horrible. Then, it happened. My Aunt Linda pulled out a snickers bar and handed me half of it. I took it….and I ate it. I told myself that I didn’t want to be rude by refusing her offer, but the truth was I wanted it…I wanted the chocolaty goodness. Did I enjoy it? Not really. To be honest, the memory of the treat was much better than the real thing. So, now I was feeling defeated by my poor food choices.

On the way home we stopped at Texas Roadhouse and I had 3 of their dinner rolls with cinnamon butter, chicken strips with white gravy, green beans, and steak fries. Yep….I reverted back to the way of thinking “I’ve already blown today, one more bad choice can’t make it any worse.” Ohhhhhh….you poor, silly girl. Since when has eating fried chicken pieces coated in bread and dipped in calorie/fat laden gravy and fried potatoes the size of my finger become a meal that wouldn’t “hurt” anything?

So, I made some very poor choices today. What does that tell me? I need to get my head whipped into shape and start taking better care of myself. I’m not happy with my choices, but I’m not going to beat myself up over it either. It’s time to recognize where I went wrong, identify the better choice for future use, and move on. I’m expecting to be up on weight on Friday just because of all the SALT I consumed last night.

The good news is, I did get a 3 mile workout in. So…not all was lost!

***update*** calorie intake is calculated around 2714.