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getmebackto150 - Friday Sep 24, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

Ok I really need to SHAPE up... yesterday did not end well... After what I recorded I also had shumai, 4 glasses of wine, a little 96% fat free popcorn, a few chocolate chips, and a cheesestick...  AAAGGGGHHH!!  So mad at my self..... Then of course I was feeling bad this AM and proceded to get an egg and cheese bagel... Grrrrr...  its ok though I still have the power to make today a good day if I just buckle down and DO IT!!!   I really need to go running today but its suppose to be HOT HOT HOT! and my legs are still SUPER sore from Wednesday... we shall see!!

B:  egg/cheese on bagel 400

S:  100 calorie popcorn 100

L:  frozen meal (250) yogurt (130) 380

S:  granola bar (120) apple (50) 170


Goal: 1400-1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

just42day on 09/24/2010:
Thanks for the kind words. It's never too late! Even if you don't think you can hit next Tuesday's goal, why not try to see how close you can get? Every little bit helps. I know today can be a better day for you! (I'm nervous about the weekend -- I tend to struggle the most over weekends.) Onward! :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/24/2010:
Ok, girl, its time for you to get back on track. I know you can do it! I know you have set a minigoal of losing 1lb by Tuesday. I think its completely doable, but you have to stay disciplined.

Since you're legs are still sore, I think they could benefit from a mix of running and walking for exercise. Then of course be sure to stretch afterwards. You may want to try epsom salt baths to help your muscles recover. Just add two cups of espsom salt to the hottest bath water you can tolerate. Not only will this special bath relieve muscle pain/cramps and inflammation, it can also reduce stress and tension, help pull toxins from your body, and improve digestion. Do research or talk to your doc make sure its safe for you before trying it.

sweetpea1977 on 09/24/2010:
no problem!! Lunch was pretty amazing. Im still fantasizing about it, lol. Cant wait to go back and eat it again. :)

I've seen epsom salts in both drugstores and grocery stores (in the bath soap section). Some are scented (lavander..mmmm!) and others are unscented. Let me know if you try it! Pregnant women aren't allowed to use it (mainly due to the hot water being dangerous), but I plan on using after baby is born as Im sure I'll have some tension to release. :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/24/2010:
You can take baths, they just cant be too hot. Very hot water temperatures (especially hot tubs, which I LOVE!) can raise your body temperature which can be fatal to the baby. I think I took like 3 baths while pregnant with Ethan since I was so worried about hurting him. I haven't had a bath with this pregnancy yet. I take hot showers with the bathroom door open (to let in more cool air to make sure I dont get overheated) instead. There is a lot of things pregnant folks cant do, but the sacrafices are totally worth it. Oh that reminds me, last night, hubby bought a bottle of our favorite wine and drank three glasses of it with and after dinner. The scent of it was pure torture. I can easily live with out beer, but I really miss wine!

sweetpea1977 on 09/24/2010:
Hubby doesnt like to drink around me when Im pregnant. He feels guilty. But, I know he has had a stressful week with all these meetings and deadlines so I told him to pick up some beer and wine for himself. He was hesitant at first, but I insisted.

I was totally repulsed by the smell and sight of alcohol most of the duration of my first pregnancy and all through my first trimester of this pregnancy. But, the smell of it on his breath grosses me out. I cant give him a kiss or even snuggle up to him until he has brushed his teeth. :)

V on 09/24/2010:
OOps! You have been a little decadent lately, I know you can turn this around, you have to! I am not a believer in depriving yourself of things you really crave so maybe you can scale it back a bit...Is it possible to be satisfied with 1 "cheat" day a week? By cheat I mean have a few glasses of wine or beer and eat healthy or have 1 food indulgence and no drinks???

getmebackto150 - Thursday Sep 23, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

Phew... glad yesterday is over!!!  Ended up eating a bit more than I should have... but doing a lot more physical labor than I even thought I would do... The kitchen was 4 floors below one of the dining decks... and 3 floors below the main dining deck... I must have don those stairs up and down at least 50-75 times... Plus LOTS of heavy lifting bending setting up, tearing down...  I burned WAAAAY more calories than my toughest workout... My weight was down slightly from yesterday, so I'm not stressing... Today I plan on leaving work a little early (after a 15 hour day with only my regular salaried 8 hours yesterday, I'm sure no one will mind:)  and going home to VEG...  Don't think I will get a run in as my one hamstring that has been being finicky with my running is SCREAMING in pain today!!!  Plan is to be healthy and back on track!

B:  Turk'y veggie burger (90) arnold thin (100) 190

S:  pint of grape tomatoes (40) small piece salt water taffy (20) 60

L:  Frozen meal (300) greek yogurt (120) w/ meuslix (100) 470

S:  popcorn (100) banana (80) granola bar (100) 180

D:  Decided I'm going to get sushi... Spicy Tuna roll (150) spicy crab roll(150) shrimp tempura roll (300) edamame (100)  700

Total so far: 1650

Goal: 1400-1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/23/2010:
hey, great menu!!! Well, moving is always stressful... but yes, look at the good side: many kcals burnt! :)

loveray on 09/23/2010:
veggie burger in the morning is an awesome idea! kind of like a sausage biscuit. i must try it! i had my arnold thin the other morning with some laughing cow and tomato - sometimes i like savory for breakfast. hope you have a wonderful day!

just42day on 09/23/2010:
I sometimes have sliced turkey or turkey burger on bagel thin w/wedge of lc cheese & egg (no oil) for b'fast. Yum!

just42day on 09/23/2010:
Ok - let's do the "lose l lb in 5 days" challenge. After downing much coffee this morning, I was able to coerce the scale down .5 but I didn't record it. To meet that challenge, my weight needs to be 219 by next Tuesday.... Good luck to us both! Let's do it!

just42day on 09/23/2010:
I'm cheering for you! :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/23/2010:
Wow, sounds like you got a killer workout yesterday. Enjoy vegging out today. You certainly deserve it!

just42day on 09/23/2010:
Your dinner looks wonderful! Enjoy. I hope your leg feels better, too! :)

V on 09/23/2010:
SUSHI!!!!! Yum :P have a good evening!

moogy on 09/23/2010:
Good work girlie, I am not suprised your weight is down a little today. Your dinner sounds yummy, I just fancy that!! I hope you get some relaxation in after work, you deserve it.

skinnygrlwithin on 09/23/2010:
how many calories do you think my lunch was?????

Maria7 on 09/23/2010:
Hope you have a good evening.

getmebackto150 - Wednesday Sep 22, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

still stuck in the 177s after the weekend!  Today is passing hor duerves and working my butt off on a boat.....  Food choices will not be great but I will try to keep portions in check...

B:  egg and cheese on bagel 450

L:  2 sm. sq pieces pizza (400) big serving antipasta (100) 500

S:  granola bar 120

D:  stuffed fish-sm piece (200) lots of veggies (100) 300

Total: 1370

Goal: 1400-1600

I'm sure there will be SOMTHING else worked in somewhere...LOL... tomorrow its back to the grind!

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/22/2010:
YES, I've tried miracle noodles, too! I used to order them for awhile from the site online, actually!

boy, they work so well in a stir fry....so well!


Umpqua on 09/22/2010:
I hope today is a better calorie day for both of us. your plan looks good!

V on 09/22/2010:
Good luck! have a good one :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/22/2010:
Good luck today!!

just42day on 09/22/2010:
Ok - we both have been maintaining instead of losing. Want to challenge each other to lose at least a lb in the next 5 days?

moogy on 09/22/2010:
I am hoping for the best for you, work those stairs getmeback. Good luck!!:)

breakaway on 09/22/2010:
I find it awesome when someone can keep their pizza down to two small pieces! I have a hard time with that. But I will get there :D YOu did good today with sticking to reasonable portion sizes! Hats off to you!

getmebackto150 - Tuesday Sep 21, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

yesterday ended good... I did have a few snack crackers but probably ended up about 1600 calories... Plus I got a small 15 minute run in... I was just feeling it:) Today should be good then tomorrow hard... My department is running a gala dinner and I will have to butler pass hor duerves and set up everything all day and do abouit 100 flights of stairs... It will burn TONS of calories... but lunch will be pizzas and dinner will be stuffed fish w/ veggies....  I will try to stay healthy!!!!!

B:  homemade egg sandwich:  lenders bagel (140) veggie sausage (70) egg white (10) fat free cheese (25) 245

S: banana 80

L:  frozen meal (290) yogurt w/ special k (150) 440

S: popcorn (100) apple (50) 150 

S: granola bar 100

D:  Giant salad w/ veggies (40) goat cheese (40) falafel (180) dressing (80) 340

Total: 1355

Goal: 1400-1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/21/2010:
Good job all around!

Maria7 on 09/21/2010:
Hope you have a nice day. Foods look good! :-)

sweetpea1977 on 09/21/2010:
I saw you post last night regarding your run. Way to go! Isnt it great when we actually crave to exercise??

Good job on the homemade bagel sandwich too. The rest of your menu looks wonderful. Enjoy your day!

just42day on 09/21/2010:
I'm sure all those stairs will burn tons of calories. Hope it's a great event! :)

breakaway on 09/21/2010:
Glad to hear yesterday ended good :D Great looking menu today :D Hang in there!

Umpqua on 09/21/2010:
You're doing great! Those stair exercises should offset any damage you might do at the buffet. I hope you're having a great day!

moogy on 09/21/2010:
Thank goodness for the stairs, otherwise it would be a disaster, I am sure you will figure out a way to manuver around the pizza. Have a good day, you may be too busy serving to eat!!:)

V on 09/21/2010:
Stairs are a great form of exercise! I hope your legs aren't too sore tomorrow!

getmebackto150 - Monday Sep 20, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

*Update* I actually felt like running so I did a nice easy 15 minute run... Yay!

Hi Everyone!  I'm back after a couple day hiatus... Hiatus from the site and also from counting calories... After the race we went to our favorite italian restaurant and had a wonderful dinner with pasta, wine and family:)  Yesterday we went out to watch football and I had a couple beers... I also FINALLY finished my wedding thank you notes thanks to skinnygrl's help:)  With a week to spare   lol.....

The race went quite well for me on Saturday... I felt a little slow and sluggish for parts of it... there were CRAZY hills!!!  But... I ran the whole time and beat my last 5k race time by 1 minute 26 seconds... My time was 34:33... Last time was 35.59   I'll take it!!!  Today I need to get my body readjusted to counting calories... I'm quite certain today will be a hungry day so I will try to make good choices!!!  I'm still SUPER sore from the race, so no exercise is on the adgenda for today.....

B:  vanilla greek yogurt (120) mueslix (100) 220

S:  apple and cheese stick  110

L:  Somthing catered at work... will TRY to be SUPER healthy and report back! 
Had:  3oz serving of grilled salmon w/ roasted tomatoes (150) 1 cup sauteed baby zucchini and asst mushrooms (75) 3 small fingerling potatoes (100) 1/2 cup spinach salad w/out dressing (25)  350

S:  100 calorie bag of popcorn 100

D:  Burrito:  Tortilla (250) tofu (70) cheese (60) rice (80) lettuce, salsa (15) thai peanut sauce (60) tortilla chips (200)  735

Total so far: 1415

Goal: 1400-1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/20/2010:
what a full weekend! I'm glad you had a great time, continue like this during the following weeks.. months.. years! :)

breakaway on 09/20/2010:
Congrats on beating your time :D That's great! Menu is great as well. Have a nice day today :D

just42day on 09/20/2010:
Congrats on getting all your thank you notes done! I'm sure the recipients will appreciate your thoughtfulness! Great job on improving your running time. That's great! :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/20/2010:
Yay! I knew you would beat your own record. Good work!!

Glad you enjoyed a nice carby dinner afterwards. You deserved it!

Enjoy your break from exercise. :)

legcramps on 09/20/2010:
Good job on the race! That's a great time, and you even beat your previous best - WOW! Hope you have a nice, relaxing day today!

V on 09/20/2010:
Great Job girly!!!!!!! Way to go :) We will have to catch up later

sweetpea1977 on 09/20/2010:
Awesome choices for lunch!!

moogy on 09/20/2010:
Nice menu, I see a girl on a mission here this week. Good for you. Keep up the good work and congrats on having a great race.

V on 09/20/2010:

Maria7 on 09/20/2010:
Good on the run! :-)

breakaway on 09/20/2010:
Nice job on getting that run in! :D

getmebackto150 - Friday Sep 17, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

Just spoke w/ husband and we decided on homemade pizza for dinner... lite on the cheese.  I figured pizza dough is good carbs and making a homemade one is a good way to control the grease factor... It will be a little high in calories, but just dough, cheese, and sauce!!!   Tomorrow for breakfast I am having oatmeal and a banana!

*Update*  Husband left his car headlights on so I had to go jump his car...He's an HR manager for the food service company at a college so I had a bit to eat withhim... Salad w/ veggies tofu and honey mustard, 1/2 bowl cream of mushroom soup and a few bites squash and lentil casserole...I have NO idea how many calories it was but my plan is to skip the tv dinner part of my lunch and keep it healthy for the rest of the day...  Calorie counting starts again in earnest on SUNDAY... No excuses!!!

Didn't run yesterday as it was SUPER rainy... today is a super short run just to get the legs moving...

ugghhh weight seems to be STUCK... today was 176.6...  Grrrrrrr!!!   Today I am counting calories somewhat, but the name of the game for me is easily digestible foods, so if my calories are up a little bit, I'm not going to freak out...  Feeling tip top for my race is my number one priority today...

B:  bagel (YUM!) w/ egg and cheese 450

S:  fruited snack crackers 150

L:  Weight watchers angel hair marinara meal (250) peach greek yogurt (130) 380

S:  Cheese stick 60

Total so far: 1040

Goal: 1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

legcramps on 09/17/2010:
Have a great day today! And a great race!

tangalyn on 09/17/2010:
my weight is stuck right now too :( good luck with ur running, have a great day!

sweetpea1977 on 09/17/2010:
That sucks about your hubby's car. Too bad noone at the college could have helped him. I dont think your food choices were horrible calorie wise, so I wouldnt stress that much about it. If it tasted salty, I'd up the water intake so you dont feel dehydrated later.

sweetpea1977 on 09/17/2010:
oh, I see. I guess that is understandable. Though, I think he just wanted to spend some time with ya. :)

Thanks for the compliments on the photos! :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/17/2010:
Im thinking about homemade pizza for today's dinner. I cant get pizza off the brain!!

breakaway on 09/17/2010:
Home made pizza is something we are thinking of doing rather the ordering or buying from the store. And I think the lil guy will love helping :D We LOVE our pizza and it has to be healthier for us. Hope you have a great day and hope the scale moves for you VERY soon!

moogy on 09/17/2010:
Pizza dough is usually made with white flour - that's a simple carb, but I admire your determination to try and control the grease factor. I also love your other food choices. Have a great day and enjoy your running. It is already Saturday here so I will be thinking about you later this afternoon. I have two girls to think about - I will divide my thinking time equally.:)

Maria7 on 09/17/2010:
I haven't made a homemade pizza in a long time...they are SO GOOD.

V on 09/17/2010:
Good luck in the race :) i think you should give it a few days before you weigh yourself again! It will move in the direction you want it to :)

getmebackto150 - Thursday Sep 16, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

I'm not surprised that my weight is holding steady at 176.4 after last night's mini binge...  Ugghhh I really have to stop with the emotional eating!!!   Only 2 days to the race... Not sure whether I should do a small run both today and tomorrow to make up for skipping yesterday or just do a small run tomorrow... I want my legs in top form for saturday...  I slept well last night and had a nice night in with hubby, so I'm in a much better mindset today thankfully!!!

B:  2 servings fat free cottage cheese w/ pineapple 150

S:  arnold thin (100) w/ 1T peanut butter (100) and banana (60) 260

L:  Veggie slaw (200) frozen meal (290) 490

S:  raspberries (50) popcorn (100) cheese stick (60) 210

D:  BBQ Tofu tacos: 3 taco shells (150) BBQ tofu (200) 1/2 oz lite cheese (40) 2T lite sour cream (40) salsa, lettuce, tomato (30) 460

S:  All natural fruit chews 100

S:  carrot cake cup cake... I will be happy when these are GONE! 80

Total: 1750... and still HUNGRY!!!

Goal: 1400-1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 09/16/2010:
mini binge sounds funny - although I know it's not. Emotional eating is hard to get rid of... how I envy those who "forget" to eat while emotionally stressed... we, human beings, are so different...

breakaway on 09/16/2010:
Well at least it's holding and your not gaining. I know how frustrating that can be though :( Great menu today :D

breakaway on 09/16/2010:
KathyBlue I also envy those who 'forget' to eat. I remember when I was 120 I would forget to eat. Not now!

Maria7 on 09/16/2010:
Nite time is the time I usually easily UNDO all the day's good work by giving in to emotional mini-binges! I know what you mean. Hopefully we both will do better. :-)

skinnygrlwithin on 09/16/2010:
I'm really glad that you are in a better mindset today... and don't worry about the emotional eating...we've all done it, including me!! You will do great for the race!!

sweetpea1977 on 09/16/2010:
Im so glad you're feeling more positive today!

Im sure whatever you decide on the running, you will be ready for Saturday. We tend to push ourselves harder when we are competing against others and ourselves (beating our old race times).

loveray on 09/16/2010:
:) sending lots of love!

V on 09/16/2010:
I thing you should go for the 2 easy runs, save the energy for Saturday :)

moogy on 09/16/2010:
I think that you are hungry because you are nervous. I am glad to hear that everything is back on an even keel with your husband - that's wonderful. I agree with V, a couple of gentle runs, just to keep your muscles stretched, carbs the evening before, protein on the morning of the race, can we come a yell support?

getmebackto150 - Wednesday Sep 15, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

Ugghh... got some sad news this afternoon and it put me in a funk... I skipped running and had some extra snacks... probably ended at about 2000 calories....  but at least husband and I are living in harmony once again...  Will probably go to bed early to put an end to this frustrating/sad day:(

*Just talked to husband and he is 100% fine about our fight and thought it was silly that I was still thinking about it*  I do feel a bit better now:)  I just HATE fighting with anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weight stagnant today at 176.4... probably from the extra bread and VERY salty dinner....   Also maybe stress?  Husband and I had a nasty fight last night...  It wasn't over anything major, but we rarely fight and I think I'm an extra sensitive person, so it really threw me and I ended up crying a lot and not sleeping well... 

Now this morning he is fine...  But I'm still thrown... Ugghhh and I don't even have PMS or ANYTHING!!!   Ugghhh MEN!!! 

So anyway... I'm less than happy today for the time being.... Hopefully I will have an improved mood later b/c I really need to be positive and in a good mind frame b/c of my upcoming race...

B:  2 eggwhite wake up wraps 300

S:  Carrot cake muffin 80

S:  100 calorie pack of popcorn 100

S:  raspberries 40

L:  Rice and beans bowl (250) veggies (25) w/ hummus (50) wasn't feeling the hummus so I just ate the veggies  275

S:  cottage cheese w/ pineapple (100) apple (50) 150

S:  cheese stick 60

D:  Moe's junior triple lindy... NO CHIPS!!!!  400

Total: 1405

Goal: 1400-1800

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 09/15/2010:
I'm so sorry about the fight that you had... I hate fighting with them!! I'm glad its ok now and you just need to think positive. If it makes you feel any better I had a crappy night as well but for completely different reasons! I completely thought I wasn't working last night and was working tonight... but at midnight last night I realized I had looked at the wrong sheet and was actually supposed to work yesterday and didn't show up... and didn't call... I am in a panic... my plan is to just go in today all dressed and be like "oh my god I completely thought i was working today" ... I've never done anything like this... maybe we're all off this week??

skinnygrlwithin on 09/15/2010:
I think celcius is that stuff that you drink that burns calories with every can... it's actually pretty good

Umpqua on 09/15/2010:
Sorry to hear you had a fight with hubby. I rarely fight with mine so when we do I'm always really upset. I hope today goes better for you!

liza36 on 09/15/2010:
I'm glad you all talked it out, and you feel better. There's nothing worse than fighting with your hubby! Have a great day - your plan looks good.

hollybelle on 09/15/2010:
I don't like conflict, either. Glad all is well.

sweetpea1977 on 09/15/2010:
Foods look great!! Good job on turning down dessert last night. I have a really hard time doing that!

My hubby and I rarely fight, so I tend to be overly sensitive when we do. Im the same way with my sister too, lol. Anyway, glad you guys are getting along now. :)

Thanks for all the supportive comments. It means a lot to me that you always take time to make me feel better. :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/15/2010:
Yea, I saw that. I was just focusing out the positive, hehe. Plus, I am willing to bet that the extra bread you ate still had less calories than the delicious dessert you would have ordered. :)

loveray on 09/15/2010:
THAT's you!!! I was trying to figure it out. YAY! thank you for being our intermediary and helping us connect with each other. hope you have had a wonderful day!

moogy on 09/15/2010:
Men - we can be thinking it's the end of the world and they are wondering about a football game!!!!! It is too bad that they are so cute!! I hope you can get yourself a little more calmer and centred through the day. I always enjoyed the making up bit!! I hope you have a wonderful day, you deserve it!

V on 09/15/2010:
Okay if you get hooked like i am then I will take full responsibility and also for our rehab treatment....Celsius is an energy drink that contains 5 calories per 12 oz can, unlike redbull, Rock Star and others, it totally burns at least 100 calories per can. It doesn't have that crash effect either, I tried it after Mario (slater) Lopez kept raving about it on a talk show and now along with my Starbuck addiction add this one as well...LOL I am such an adrenaline junky :)

just42day on 09/15/2010:
Glad you're feeling better. Yes, I really hate disagreements w/anyone, too. Sounds like everything's A-OK so hopefully you'll get a good night's sleep and be rested and strong for your upcoming race! I'm cheering for you! :)

breakaway on 09/15/2010:
It never sticks with men like it does women. They just don't think it a real big deal when it's over and done with. Glad things are ok :D Great meals too :D Hang in there and have a great day!

Maria7 on 09/15/2010:
Hang in there. We're all human. Hope you get cheered back up and put a happy smile on your face. :-D

just42day on 09/16/2010:
Sorry your day ended on a sad note. Hope things look better in the a.m.

sweetpea1977 on 09/16/2010:
:( Sending hugs your way.

getmebackto150 - Tuesday Sep 14, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

**UPDATE**  I did pretty well at dinner... Stuck to my plan as written except I ate a little extra bread...  Friends evilly asked for another loaf and I HAD to have a bit... but I turned down dessert so that was good... Overall I'd call it a success!!

***Grrr realizing that today is a VERY hungry day!!!***  I guess if I need an extra snack, I have to change my meal at macaroni grill... We will see what happens and I will update!

Stepped on the scale today 176.4... not too bad considering my saturday evening and ALL day sunday... Tomorrow I'm recording my weight no matter what it is... That is another incentive for me to eat healthy tonight at macaroni grill!!!  I went for a 20 minute run yesterday... I was DRAGGING!!!!  Better to get the bad runs out now than saturday during the race right?????

Today's plan.

B:  Carrot cake cupcake  80

S:  bruschetta veggie burger (90) on arnold thin (100) 190

L:  Gardein thai stuffed "Chikn" breast (250) veggies (25) hummus (50) apple (50) 375

S:  Raspberries (50) mini bag of 94% fat free popcorn (100) 150

D:  Agghhhh still can't decide... I REALLY want the shrimp portifino so I think thats what I will go for...  or at least I will plan for that.... Both of my other choices are lower in calories so if anything my total will be lower...   Shrimp portifino (560) 1/3 of the bread (150) very small amt olive oil for dipping (50) salad w/ dressing on side and small amount used (200)  960... YIKES!

Total: 1755  but I guss it actually fits:)

Goal: 1400-1800...

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 09/14/2010:
everything on ur food plan sounds great :) hope u have a wonderful day!!

KathyBlue on 09/14/2010:
wow, splendid menu :)

V on 09/14/2010:
So i take it that the cupcakes were a success???? you only used ginger ale? Hummmm interesting

sweetpea1977 on 09/14/2010:
I just saw that you made those cupcakes yesterday. Just a box of carrot cake and a can of ginger ale? Awesome. What temperature and time did you use to bake them? I'd love to have them as a dessert!

Go for the shrimp portifino. Sounds like you can keep within your budget if you stick to your plan today!

breakaway on 09/14/2010:
Oh the carrot cake cupcake sounds so yummy :D Good menu plan! Keep up the good work and have a great day today.

sweetpea1977 on 09/14/2010:
Thanks for the recipe! I love carrot cake's frosting, but I can easily live without it if it means keeping a dessert under 100 calories. :)

skinnygrlwithin on 09/14/2010:
The shrimp portifino is always good...but if the seared scallop salad is the same as it used to be that was SUPER yummy too!!! And P.S. when did you make cupcakes!!! I'm coming over and stealing one!! Even though last night after my McFlurry with Tor I need to stay away from sweets haha!!

skinnygrlwithin on 09/14/2010:
I actually always got the salad without the proscuitto because I thought it made it too salty...but I wonder if they changed it because it was always super high in calories... so I can't say how it would be now... as for the halibut it was the oil and the yummy rosiotto that made it good so I don't know if the halibut would be worth it. I'd do either the salad or the shrimp portifino..

legcramps on 09/14/2010:
Hope your run on Saturday is GREAT!! Have a good day today :-)

skinnygrlwithin on 09/14/2010:
Oh yea you did haha...but all I ate yesterday was an egg white spinach wrap, a 6 oz steak with a couple pieces of broc and the McFlurry

Umpqua on 09/14/2010:
Well if you're having a hungry day anyway, you might as well eat what you prefer for dinner. Of course see how hungry you are. I have way too many hungry days, I share your pain!

moogy on 09/14/2010:
I hope that you ended up making good choices, but if not, tomorrow is a new day. I hope you have a great one.

just42day on 09/14/2010:
My friend had the black bean soup at Panera's today and it did look amazing! I'll give it a try next time. :0)

moogy on 09/14/2010:
V helped me track you down as the person who may have wanted the chilli calamari recipe. I have now posted it in the recipe forum, so I hope you give it a go, it is really yummy and bites back a bit!!:)

V on 09/14/2010:
You did a good job and I am sure your run will take care of that extra piece of bread !! Have a good evening :)

Breakaway on 09/14/2010:
Great job today :D And GREAT job turning down dessert :D I know how hard that is!

getmebackto150 - Monday Sep 13, 2010
(counting calories)
Weight: 175.6

*Note to self* DO NOT eat lentil spaghetti squash (big portion) and a nice big salad together... it is TOO much food and you will feel ill and uncomfortable...  Its amazing to me that for 500 calories I feel THIS full... I'm really going to try to get 80% of my diet from whole natural foods as it REALLY makes a difference with satiety... If anyone is like me and likes HUGE quantities of food I HIGHLY recommend the red lentil spaghetti... SO filling and you can eat SO much for not many calories:)

I'm happy to report that its Monday morning and the motivation and dedication I was feeling late last week is back with a vengance!  I was not by any means perfect this weekend... But... I enjoyed myself and I'm ready to be PERFECT this week!!!  My goal is to keep my calories within range Monday-Friday...  Exactly where they should be!!!  Saturday is the RACE!!!!!!!!!!!  aaagghhhh!!  After the race (Which Me, skinnygrl, husband, brother in law, and mother in law are all doing!).  We are going out for an early italian dinner that night with all of our parents...  I will splurge somewhat in that I will not count calories... but I AM NOT taking leftovers home... I will give them to my mom to take home lol!!!  Next Sunday for football I WILL behave unlike yesterday...

Tomorrow night I am going out to dinner w/ 2 of my best friends... One of whom just had a baby 3 months ago and this is her first night out with friends w/out the baby so she is very excited!!  We are going to The Macaroni Grill... Which ironically I used to work at and that is where I met husband, skinnygrl, and brother in law... So long ago it feels like a lifetime!!!  Luckily they have completely revamped their menu since I worked there... There are MANY options under 600 calories so I'm quite excited... I'm deciding between shrimp portifino (560) shrimp speidis (grilled shrimp w/ grilled veggies (330) or a seared scallop and spinach salad (330) I need to leave some extra calories for bread b/c their's is AMAZING!!!

Today I'm focusing on whole foods and trying to stay away from the snacky processed foods for the most part....

B:  3 egg whites (30) on 1/2 arnold thin (50) 80

S:  bruschetta veggie burger (90) on 1/2 arnold thin (50) 140

L:  Left over red lentil spaghetti squash  (250) salad w/ veggies (25) chickpeas (100) balsalmic (80) small amount goat cheese (50) 505

S:  1 T almond butter  100

S:  Peach greek yogurt (140) apple (50) 190

D:  I'm planning on the following:  I bought this premarinaded tofu in curry sauce and there is a recipe to stirfry it with broccoli and carrots over rice...  The tofu w/ broccoli and carrots is (280) and I think I have instant single portion brown rice that is (180) 460

S:  Trying out carrot cake cupcakes made w/ a box of carrot cake and a can of diet gingerale... 80 calories per cake... I will let you know if they are any good... 80 x2 160.. Ut oh they are DELICIOUS.. but I could see myself eating too many of these!!

I have room left for a healthy snack IF I NEED ONE...

Total: 1635

Goal: 1400-1800

Also plan some kind of run today... not sure which kind...

Progress as of today: 18.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.6 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 09/13/2010:
im ready to do PERFECT with diet this week too... lets do this!!! =) hope u have a grrreat day!!

sweetpea1977 on 09/13/2010:
Im so glad this nausea is finally gone. I can now focus on eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet. Im sure sure I wont be perfect 100% of the time, but I am glad to say that I am craving healthy things like salad and veggies now. Im excited to finally have the urge to incorporate them back into my diet. Its a relief just knowing that I can eat healthy again!!

I love love love Macaroni Grill...and yes, their bread kicks butt!! The one closest to us closed down though. Its now some Scottish bar that reminds me of Hooters but skankier, lol. Anyway, all three meals you've chosen sound wonderful but I'd get the salad just so I could eat all the delicious bread. :)

Have a healthy week!

just42day on 09/13/2010:
I love your motivation and dedication! :)

liza36 on 09/13/2010:
I haven't been to Macaroni Grill in ages. I'm glad to hear they have some new healthier options. Your menu today sounds great! Have a good one.

legcramps on 09/13/2010:
The Macaroni Grill! Cool name! Hope you have lots of fun with your girlfriends!

Umpqua on 09/13/2010:
Umm, I love spaghetti squash. Must get one soon. I hope you have an excellent week, I'm going to try to be perfect too (until Friday night LOL)!

V on 09/13/2010:
Your entire menu looks deeeelish! I am more than a little excited about your race, I can only imagine how you feel :) Have a good evening girl :)

moogy on 09/13/2010:
It sounds as if you and I need to be on a mission this week. Thank you for your comments and support. They mean a lot to me. You have a big week coming up celebrations and THE RACE. I hope you enjoy your evening with your friends, lucky about the menu. I think we are all getting butterflies about your race. I wish we could all be there to cheer you both on.

Breakaway on 09/13/2010:
I like these exciting entries :D Have a terrific day!

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