18 Dec

Day 11

Day 11

Day 11Day 11

We’re taking my stepdaughter and her boyfriend out to dinner tonight.  They don’t go out to eat very often.  We told them we could go wherever they wanted.  They chose an Italian buffet.  *sigh*

Breakfast
Coffee!

Lunch
I wasn’t too hungry so I just munch on a little ham.

Dinner
Dinner, ah dinner *sigh*

We took my stepdaughter and her boyfriend to dinner last night.  We let them pick the restaurant and they chose, wouldn’t you know it, a freaking all you can eat ITALIAN buffet!  I started out trying to be good and, although I wasn’t perfect, I wasn’t horrible!  I started out with a salad and some vegetables.  I put 1 or 2 bites of “no-no” foods on my plate so that I didn’t sit down with a plate full of chicken alfredo or spaghetti and meat sauce.  They had rotisserie chicken, which I enjoyed.  BUT, they also had an Italian bakery section.  *sigh*  I had one cannoli, one small (oh, about the circumference of a soft ball…maybe 1/2″ smaller) of chocolate soufflĂ©.

We live in Colorado, which is dry to begin with but in the winters it get SO much drier!  Your skin itches and you purchase stock in skin lotion.  You also stay thirsty!  I can’t have aspartame.  It gives me headaches … like wickedly bad headaches … I guess I’m allergic … so going out to eat is always a fun mind tug at what to drink.  I don’t want iced tea for dinner because I don’t want the caffeine and I can’t have a diet soda because they stupidly all contain aspartame (not all diet sodas but the found diet sodas do…how come nobody has Diet Rite on their fountain soda “menu”?).  And I do NOT like plain water..icky!  So, I typically suck it up and take the calories and have Sprite.  I had THREE last night because I’m staying so thirsty with this weather change.

I’m going to skip weighing, at least tomorrow, and have 1 – 3 days of protein only.  I don’t want to know how far this meal set me back :P

17 Dec

Day 10

Day 10

Day 10

 

Day 10
I’m not weighing today.  I think I’m going to start weighing every-other-day :)

Breakfast
Coffee please!

Lunch
Progresso Light Vegetable Soup.  I could live on soup and salad!

Dinner
More salad!  You can eat other things too!  Meat, meat and more meat.  And, if you follow Dukan, meat (as much as you want, whenever you want from their approved food list) and vegetables (again, from their approved food list).  No fruit though.  You’ll lose A LOT of weight FAST!  I’m just trying a blend because, well, to be honest, I missed fruit!  Anyway, my salad was mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce, blue cheese, real bacon bits, some crumbled blue cheese, and a few raisins (SO good in this mix!).

16 Dec

Day 9

Day 9

Day 9Day 9
185.2 Pounds
Down 6.3 Pounds!  YES!

Breakfast
I could easily stop listing this each day LOL.  Just coffee!

Lunch
I had a few slices of Cumberland Gap Ham (freakin’ love that stuff) and a can of Progresso Light Vegetable Soup.

Dinner
Salad with a mix of romaine and iceburg lettuce, red onion, real bacon bits, shredded Mexican cheese, fried onions, diced ham, crumbled blue cheese and blue cheese dressing.

Snacks
Oh come on, you know what I had; Cumberland Gap Ham!

 

15 Dec

Day 8

Day 8

Day 8

Day 8
Didn’t weigh today.  I was up a little yesterday (knew I would be) so I’d rather skip a day and be happy tomorrow ;)

Breakfast
Coffee, coffee and more coffee!

Lunch
Shame on me but I simply wasn’t hungry.  No lunch.

Dinner
I made a pot of soup in the crockpot with 4 or 5 beef bouillon cubes, oh, maybe 4 – 6 cups of water, about 1/2 – 3/4 cup V8 juice, beef stew meet, brussel sprouts, a can of rinsed black beans, cauliflower, and shallots.  VERY good!  Next time I make it, I’ll peel the leaves from the sprouts.  We LOVE roasted brussel sprouts but, whole, they were a bit much for the soup.  However, the leaves that had come lose in the soup were phenomenal!

Snacks
I had a few Brenton crackers with my soup (maybe 10) and then I munched on a few more later in the night.  I HOPE I won’t end up regretting this in the morning by having so many carbs!  12 carbs in 4 crackers :P

14 Dec

Day 7

Day 7

Day 7

Day 7
187.7 Pounds
Down 3.8 Pounds

Sadly, I’m not too surprised I’m up a bit.  There’s never an excuse for eating badly but here’s my reason.  We were go, go, go yesterday and were in and out of so many places that we ate on the go.  I ate the best I could with where we went :(  I also weighed almost 2 hours earlier than usual.  I’m SUCH a routine oriented person.  I wake, make my side of the bed, gather my clothes, head to the restroom, start the shower, pee, weigh, shower, weigh, blah blah blah.  I’m typically up anywhere between 5:30am and 7:00am with 6:00am – 6:30am being the norm.  We haven’t set an alarm in YEARS but I guess, once you have kids, you just have a body clock that never readjusts.  I’m not kidding, I don’t know when I’ve ever slept until 8:00am!  I can’t even do it when I’m sick!  ANYWAY, I typically weigh between 6:00am and 6:30am.  This morning, I woke, for whatever stupid reason, at 4:30am.  HOPEFULLY, I’ll stay away for football today!  BUT, weighing at a different time can show a variance  in your weight.  Probably not this little difference in time but I’m hoping that at least is partly responsible!

I’m going to stick to protein only today.  Meat and eggs only and hope that that drops me back down again tomorrow.

Breakfast
Coffee and Steve’s scrambled eggs!  Scrambled eggs are easy and nothing fancy and something most of us can do before we hit double digits.  Steve does nothing fancy but, for whatever reason, his scrambled eggs are the best!

Lunch
I made chicken salad with 2 cans of white meat chicken, fat free mayo, 6 hardboiled eggs and salt and pepper.

It Is Winter
I’m having drainage problems and it’s causing a sore throat, runny nose, and my left ear hurts :(  I enjoying a cup of cocoa with more milk  skim) than what’s called for and couple of packets of Splenda.  I ended up having a second cup but I used skim milk, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa and 1 tablespoon of Splenda.  Tastes great!

Dinner
Steak and 2 pieces of ham.

13 Dec

Day 6

Day 6

Day 6Day 6
186.6
Down 4.9 Pounds

Well, I’m not down much from yesterday but as long as it isn’t going up, I’m content!

Breakfast
Coffee at home.  After hanging out at home for awhile we went out house hunting.  We got to the first house early and popped in Starbucks before heading back to meet the realtor.  I got a sugar free fat free Peppermint Mocha Latte and *sigh* a piece of pumpkin bread.  I was so MEGA hungry!

Lunch
After we wrapped up house hunting we went it Wendy’s.  I had a chili, ONE package of crackers, apple slices and unsweet tea.

Dinner
I finished the beef stew from last night.

Snack
Steve and I shared some popcorn.

 

12 Dec

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5
186.7
Down 4.8

I haven’t pooped (hey, I filed this post under over sharing LOL) since Tuesday or Wednesday.  I’m not sure why.  I have had fruit, vegetables and even a bowl of oatmeal!

Breakfast
3 coffees

Lunch
I made crockpot beef stew.  I picked out the potatoes so I didn’t have a carb warning (I purchased frozen veggies) and I don’t like carrots so I didn’t have to worry about the sugar :)  This is the 2nd time I’ve made this crockpot beef stew and it’s the best I’ve ever had!  I LOVE V8 Juice as a broth in soup!  I don’t put the ketchup in there.  Not intentionally but because I simply never have any LOL.  A few hours later, my husband made me his AMAZING scrambled eggs!

Dinner
I had another salad.  I had this with romaine lettuce, fat free blue cheese, 2% shredded Mexican cheese,  a very small handful of candied walnuts, another very small handful of fried onions, real bacon bits.  I feel quite certain I could live on salad.

Snacks
Steve and I split a bag of popcorn.

11 Dec

Day 4

Day 4

Day 4

 

Day 4 – I didn’t weigh today :)  No reason for skipping it today.

Breakfast
3 cups of coffee

Lunch
I had 2 slices (1/4″ thick) of Cumberland Gap Ham that I cooked on the griddle.  I LOVE my griddle!

Dinner
I’ve been craving a salad for days!  I finally had one!  Simple salad; iceburg lettuce, fat free blue cheese, a little 2% shredded cheese, real bacon bits and about 1 tablespoon of candied walnuts.

Snacks
Hubby and I shared 2 pears.  SO good!  Last night, while watching TV, we shared a bag of popcorn.

09 Dec

Day 2

Day 2

Day 2

 

Day 2
189.7
-1.8 pounds

Breakfast
2 cups of coffee

Lunch
I had 2 slices (I cut them about 1/4″ thick) of Cumberland Gap ham that I browned on our griddle.

Dinner
I made a pot of soup from veggies in our refrigerator that were looking a little sad.  I used 3 beef bouillon cubes, a quart of mushroom broth, about 5-ish cups of water, 2 pounds of a kale and a bunch of green onion.  It was DELICIOUS!  I also had 1 1/2 slices (again, about 1/4″ thick of ham on griddle.

Snack
Watching TV last night, I had 1/2 of a slice of Cumberland Gap ham about 1/4″ thick.