Back on the Wagon

Breakfast today:

Protein Shake – 1 scoop chocolate pure protein powder and 8oz 1% milk with ice, and 1/2 c. of oatmeal with blueberries and a tsp of chopped walnuts

Lunch:  3 slices of ham (1 serving), 2 oz, cheddar, 2 dill pickle slices, 1/2 c sliced peaches (rinsed but they were canned in juice) and 1c of popcorn (GRR) – popcorn is not pictured


Dinner tonight will be: 6oz baked croaker (fish), 1/2 c boiled cabbage


Time To Get These Last 50 Pounds GONE

Starting today – back to logging food, monitoring my snacking, and kicking up the exercise AGAIN.  Sigh.  It’s a never ending battle, isn’t it?

Today, I’m planning about 1100 calories – I really need to log the food into SparkPeople because I don’t think that will be enough in contrast to the exercise, but we’ll see.  Here’s what’s on tap for today:


  • 2 egg whites scrambled with 1 tsp of parmesan cheese, 1 tsp of milk, 1 tbsp of diced green peppers (scrambled in about a tsp of olive oil).
  • 1oz of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 of a large orange
  • 1 slice of whole grain toast (dry)


  • 1 can (2.5 servings) of albacore tuna in water mixed with 1 tbsp of chopped celery, 1 tsp of diced onion, and 1.5 tbsp of light mayo
  • 2 dill pickle spears
  • 1/2 small orange (I keep oranges sliced up in the fridge all the time, so I grabbed 4 slices for both breakfast and lunch – 4 from a big one and 4 from a small one)
  • 1 slice of whole grain toast


  • 4oz pork roast (I have it in the crockpot now – yay!)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked carrots, onion and celery
  • 1/4 cup of diced potato (must start limiting those ebil carbs)


I’m going to try to grab a workout tonight too – it depends on if my step-daughter is coming over or not.

That boils down to 1,046 calories, 93g of protein, 69g. of carbs, I think it was about 29g. of fat.

Frustrated Doesn’t Even Begin to Cover It

This stall has gone on for too danged long.  I know what I need to do – I know I need to start diarying again – not just logging, but actually diarying – to figure out why I’m grazing so danged much.  Grrr.  I also know that from what I have logged, I’m still getting less than 1200 calories per day, BUT I’m pretty sure with my activity levels that my body needs more.  Perhaps it’s just holding on to everything possible.

At any rate, I’m just so frustrated with the darned scale bouncing up and down and I’m ashamed of the fact that I haven’t lost anything significant in the past three months.  That feeling of “failure” is creeping in and that always sends me into a spiral.  I need to get ahold of things and get them back on the right direction before the whole train derails.

What really sucks is that I’ve either torn or strained a tendon in my GOOD knee, and I’ve been told nothing stressful at the gym.  Unfortunately, that means the pool, which also unfortunately means its only open early two days per week – Wednesdays and Thursdays.  And my defeatest feelings are out, so I screwed myself by not setting my alarm early enough to go this morning – sabatoge anyone?

I’m recommitting to recommit.  Today.  I’ve started diarying again.  When I say that, it’s not just tracking what I ate, but what time I ate it, and what I was feeling when I ate it.  It was something they taught us in the bariatric program way back before surgery, and I really got away from it.  It helps you determine WHY you are putting food in your mouth.  I plan on saving these and going over them with Cindy on the 16th at my 12 month follow up.  I also need to talk out this stall with her – I think it will be valuable to me to talk to the behavioral therapist.  I’m soooo glad my practice has one.

I also need to recommit to the exercises, which aren’t easy when your knee is bunged up.  I’m terrified that the knee actually has a tear instead of a strain, which could mean more surgery.  UGH.  I plan on working through it though.  Today at lunch, I’m walking the stairs.  Tonight, I’m hitting the Wii.  Tomorrow, come hell or high water (no pun intended) I’m hitting the pool at the gym.

Over at Christie’s blog a week or so ago she did a review of The Daily Plate which is similar to SparkPeople for logging your calorie intake and fitness levels.  I decided to give it a try this morning, although I’ve been dedicated to my SparkPeople for years now.  I actually found it clunky to use – but it could be because I’m used to Sparkpeople.  It is a good option for those of you who want to track caloric intake.  I think I will stick with my SparkPeople though.  The Daily Plate told me I need to consume 1800 net calories per day in order to lose 2 pounds a week.  I haven’t eaten 1800 calories per day in over a year.  I don’t think I physically could, and that includes daily protein shakes.  Hmmm.  Maybe I’m NOT getting enough calories.

Anyway – here’s today’s food plan – and hopefully I’ll stick to that plan.

PreB – 16oz coffee with 2tbsp fat free half and half and sweet-n-low, and one pumpkin spice protein shake, my multivitamin, iron, chewable D3, folic acid, and b12

Breakfast – Michelina’s Lean Gourmet Sausage, Egg and Cheese Mini-muffin, 1/4c. of greek yogurt, 4 small cubes of watermelon (sigh, I needed change for the bus) and about 2 tbsp of dried berries.

Between B & L – 24oz of water, 12 oz. of decaf tea, 600mg of calcium citrate, magnesium

Lunch – one chicken thigh, 1c. of tossed salad with 2 tbsp salad dressing (I’m using real salad dressing) and 1 thin slice of toasted italian bread

Between L&D – 12 oz decaf tea and 24oz of water, 600mg calcium citrate, magnesium, 2nd multivitamin

Dinner – 6oz tilapia filet, 1 small baked potato, 1/2c. green beans

20oz water, dulcolax (sigh)

Exercise today:  Walking 20 minutes (to and from bus stop to work), 30 minutes climbing stairs (lunchtime), and 30 minutes Wii fit

Feedbag and Exercise

So, here’s today’s food:

PreB – blueberry protein shake (I only got half of it down today – pouch was having none of it this morning)

B – non-fat blueberry yogurt and oatmeal made with skim milk (to make up for the protein shake from this morning) and dried cranberries

L – non-fat key lime pie yogurt, peanut butter and dried cranberries on a LC tortilla

D – well, now that’s an excellent question, since I forgot to take anything out of the freezer today…maybe fish?

Exercise – 45 minutes of freestyle laps in the pool and 10 minutes of hip flexor exercises (which feel SOOOOOO much better when doing them in the hot tub)

A Hodgepodge

First, let’s get this out of the way, shall we?

Today’s food:

PreB – chocolate mocha protien shake

B – banana cream pie sf nonfat yogurt, 1/2c oatmeal with dried cranberries, 2 strawberries and a cube of watermelon

L – roast beef, cabbage, and a spoonful of mashed potatos

D – turkey tomato cheesey bake

Exercise:  30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes hip flexor stretches, 20 minutes lower body training

And now on to the meat of this post…if you have friended me on facebook then you may have seen this link last night:

I’m really amazed at the STUPIDITY of some people – particularly the person who wrote that blog post.  Because obese people don’t have feelings, dontchaknow?

Sigh – Marie Claire will NEVER see any subscription from me.  NEVER.

This response in Bitch is made of win, however.

Feedbag Post

I promised I’d start logging my food again, so here is yesterday and today.


PreB – pumpkin spice protein shake

Breakfast – 1 egg scrambled with diced green onion and a smidge of parmesan with one slice of cheddar on a multigrain tortilla

Lunch:  Roast beef; cabbage, carrots and celery (all together roughly a half cup); about 1/4 c mashed potatos

Snack (bad me):  handful of low fat pringles (maybe 10?)

Dinner:  brocolli and cheddar stuffed chicken breast, carrots and peas, and 1/4c jasmine rice

Snack (bad me again):  three saltines with a smidge of peanut butter

All my fluids (96oz) and all my vits


PreB – pumpkin spice protein shake

Breakfast – 6oz key lime pie sf yogurt, 1/2 c oatmeal, 1 small apple

Lunch – tuna salad, 5 sesame crackers, another small apple

Dinner:  Turkey Chili, 1 thin slice of multigrain bread toasted


Exercise:  30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes hip flexor exercises, 20 minutes upper body training

Tuesday Feedbag

Pre-B – 16oz crystal light, 16oz coffee with fat free half and half (about two tbsp)

B – 6oz greek yogurt (plain), 1 small plum, 1/3c. of grits

L – 1 crab cake (made with lump crab meat and 2tbsp mayo) – equals about a 1/2c. in volume, 1 small ear of corn, two tomato slices and 1 pluott.

D – 1 crab cake (made same as lunch – we had crabs this weekend), 1 small ear of corn, small salad (lettuce, cukes and tomato slices)

Exercise – 30 minutes elliptical (2.5 miles) and 30 minutes upper body & abs workout

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