Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Low Carb Feb - Day 2

Egg mug scramble: Egg Beaters & Laughing Cow

2 string cheeses

Pre-made Bristol Farms salad: mixed greens, eggplant, olives, onions, roasted tomatoes, goat cheese, chicken, and vinaigrette dressing.

3 slices of lite Jarlsberg (swiss) cheese

Chicken burger patty with asian cucumber salad

No workout.

Low Carb Feb - Day 1 (monday)

Egg mug scramble: egg beaters and laughing cow cheese

Salad w/grilled chicken, tomatoes, beets, almonds, hearts of palm blue cheese, and vinagrette dressing. (Made from the Bristol Farms salad bar.)

String Cheese

Chicken breast seasoned with adobo seasoning, turkey burger patty with onions and cheese, and broccoli with cheese

No sugar added fudge pop

Red pepper

25 mins run/walk on the treadmill
20 mins elliptical

Monday, October 5, 2009


I'm sitting on the couch watching tv after my very long day today and I just realized that I almost forgot to post today! Looks like it may take me a little while to get back into the swing of things.
After realizing that I forgot to post I also remembered that I'm actually supposed to post everything I ate today and a little bit of panic comes over me. Had I remembered this earlier in the day/night I may have made some better choices today. I guess this is why food journaling really works. Just being aware makes such a big difference.
Sigh... well here goes:

Americano w/nonfat milk & splenda. Thank Shara!

Kashi trail mix bar
**Dried fruit and nuts. Very small and may taste a bit too healthy for my liking. I like my breakfast bars to be healthy but still satisfying and delicious. This one was borderline gross. Still ate it though. So whatever that means.

Leftover chicken breast w/corn, black beans, salsa, and shredded cheese
**This was a recipe I made a few days ago. I almost tossed this last piece out but then decided that in the interest of saving money I'd give it a shot today. Turns out - still good!

5 Red Vines
**Another weakness of mine. Too bad for me we have a Costco sized bucket (?) of them at the office. Someone needs to get rid of those right away. So far I might be the only one really working towards that goal. Hm?

One bite of chicken & cheese tamale from Trader Joe's. I love free samples there. Just as much as I love everything else in that place.

A few handfuls of jalapeno potato chips.
This one is again thanks to Celia from yesterday. You see, there is a reason why I don't buy things that I really like and keep them in the house. Like chocolate chip cookies and jalapeno potato chips. Because if/when I do, they are gone immediately. I have zero self control when it comes to certain foods. Keep that in mind everyone. Stay away from me with your temptations!!!

Leftover honey mustard chicken from last night. Side of couscous (also from last night.) And steamed broccoli with reduced fat shredded cheeses melted on.
2 bites of a Lean Cuisine - pasta & broccoli in alfredo sauce.

Mochi. 2 pieces of strawberry and 1 chocolate.
**This is a delicious frozen dessert from TJ's. It's sort of like an Asian version of ice cream. They come in little balls (yes balls) that you can just pick up and bite into. But it's still kind of like ice cream. Anyway, I bought these because I thought I was going to be making dinner for some guests and I had a real fun Asian-y meal in mind so I thought this would be a fun dessert to add to the menu. But when the guests canceled I couldn't resist having some Mochi anyway.

9:46pm (right now):
Snacking on Tajin chili powder. I get a really weird craving for anything Mexican candy like once in a while. And by that I mean pretty much everyday. This is the closest thing I could find to Mexi candy so that's what I'm eating. This should make a nice bloated day tomorrow. Awesome.

SO... lesson learned for the day: Don't forget you'll be posting every little bite you eat for everyone to read each day so... stop being a fat ass.

Side note... I was trying to figure out approx how many calories I had eaten today. I wont get into those details now but by doing this I realized just how many stupid extra calories I ate today that I could've gone without. If I had only left out those silly snacks I would have been right at the number of calories I'm supposed to have. But just those few snacks/bites totally put me over.
Oh well. I guess tomorrow is another day to try again.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Welcome Back to Me

Hi! After a very long break I'm happy to report that I'm back! I finally have a kitchen again. MY kitchen. Clean and well stocked with all of MY cooking essentials. I can't begin to tell you how happy this makes me. With all of the nightmares I have been living recently the worst part was not being able to cook in a nice clean kitchen. Over the 6 months that I was living at home (sort of) I learned that I might be a little on the OCD side when it comes to cooking. I tried to cook a few times in other kitchens but instead of it being the relaxing and enjoyable time that it usually is for me, it quickly threw me into a full fledged panic attack. Unorganized kitchens with not so clean pots and pans, weird smells, other people's food, etc. Ugh it was pretty bad. So anyway, now I have a place of my own again and I get to enjoy my favorite activity in peace each and every day.
It's been a long time. So no major plans yet for a diet. Although I'm sure there will be one soon. But for now I just want to get back into the habit of food journaling. Need to start slow.

Here's what was on the menu for today:

11:00am - 1:00pm:
Snacked on Tostitos and jalapeno cheese dip.
**Very unhealthy, I know, but YUM. Who doesn't love cheese dip?

Starbucks Americano with a splash of half & half and nonfat milk. And Splenda.

Salad... Spinach, tuna (mixed with miracle whip light and dijonnaise,) cherry tomatoes, and feta.
Dressing: olive oil, rice wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar (just a splash) and lemon juice. Pretty much my go-to salad dressing for anything.

Chocolate chip cookie. Thanks a lot Celia.
**Chocolate chip cookies are basically irresistible to me. Like, it's absolutely impossible for me to say no to a chocolate chip cookie. No matter what. Well, unless it has nuts in it. In which case, keep that shit as far away from me as possible. Thanks.

Honey mustard chicken:
1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup Brummel & Brown butter, 1/4 cup Dijonnaise, and a dash of pepper. Mix all ingredients together and pour over chicken. Bake at 375 for 45 mins, basting frequently.
Super easy recipe and very delicious. And according to my calculations, which may not be the most accurate but you know, the recipe (if made with 4 chicken breasts) should only have around 305 calories per chicken breast.

Couscous with toasted pine nuts.
Just right out of the box. I highly recommend keeping this in the house at all times. It makes a great side dish for any meal. Great as-is from the box but there is also a ton of very easy way to make it your own. Adding sun dried tomatoes and feta is one of my faves.

Creamed Spinach:
Ok this one is still in the experimental phase so I wont post a real recipe until I get it right. The one I made tonight was decent but it needs a little fixing. I'll keep you updated on this one. I'm excited that I thought of it though. I might have to start cooking with spinach more often. It's so easy and so good for you.

That's it for today my friends. I will hopefully be posting regularly throughout the week so check back often please!
Oh and tomorrow I have a pretty fun new diet gadget to report about so make sure to come back for that.
Thanks for reading. See you soon!

Monday, July 6, 2009


To the few who still click on my blog every once in a while, here is the update:
Due to my abnormal work schedule I have now, I am currently on blog hiatus. Writing this blog has quickly become one of my favorite things to do and I miss it dearly. But since I don't have the time or money to cook or grocery shop or eat healthy right now I just haven't felt particularly inspired to write anything. No one wants to hear about how many times a week I totally give in and order orange chicken at Panda Express and then feel disgusting after. I spend 4 days a week eating lean cuisines and/or really terrible mall food court food. There is no joy in that. I love food way too much to be living like this. But it wont be forever. I will have a pretty and clean kitchen to cook in again someday. And when I do I'll be back and better than ever. The world will be reading this blog! And I'll be a millionaire!! Yay yay yay!
But until then I am officially taking a break. Thanks for reading. I'll be back - promise.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


hi again.
update: for the sake of my sanity i have decided not to weigh myself any more this week. i am officially claiming my bday weight loss plan as a defeat. that's just the way it goes. not every plan works out and you don't achieve every goal you set out to. i'm not happy about it but i need to put it behind me now. the reason i have decided to stop today instead of going until sunday is that i already know what the result will be on sunday. and if i waited until then there is a really good chance i'd be in a bad mood for my bday and we can't have that.
so the plan is to enjoy the next few days as much as possible and get back on track next week after my bday. what i will need to do next week is figure out a way to get out of this plateau that i am in right now. so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. i think i may need to set up a strict diet plan for maybe like 2 or 3 weeks. just something to get me back to losing.
well that's all. no more crazy person rants for now. at least not until next week when i realize i gained 10 lbs this weekend =)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I Hate Everyone

Including today I have 5 days until my bday. Last week I had said I wanted to lose 4 more lbs before my bday. Well it's been 5 days since then and I think I've been doing a pretty good job. However the scale does not agree with me. Somehow I am up 1 lb today. Awesome.

Ok so here are my thoughts on this. For the most part it's just really frustrating and makes me mad and makes me want to give up. Like, I'm sorry did my body just forget to notice that I went to the gym, the place I hate most in life, 5 miserable days in a row last week?? Um, hello? And as far as eating goes I've been pretty good I think. Not perfect - but certainly better than the week before. So that on it's own should give me at least a pound or two, right?

I feel like one of those fat people on the Biggest Loser who sometimes gain weight one week instead of losing. Like how the hell do you gain weight on the Biggest Loser?? All you do is work out! For like 6 hours a day! What is wrong with you people????

I talked about dealing with plateuas before. To be honest I thought that by adding in the gym to my already pretty good diet that would help kick me out of this phase. Guess not.

On the other hand... well there's not much in this hand but here's what I've got. There is a really good chance that I'm retaining some water this morning. Every meal I ate yesterday was fairly salty. Especially the 2 small snacks I had last night instead of dinner. So you guys should all know how much of an effect that has on the scale for me. So... maybe that can account for the additional pound - maybe 2 pounds. Maybe.

Other than that I'm just pissed. Oh and while I'm at it - you know what else I'm pissed about? I'm pissed about the fact that I am living in a house where I can't control what shows up in the kitchen. Like some days I come home and there's a box of glazed donuts sitting on the counter. And other days, like yesterday, there is a pint of Ben and Jerrys Half Baked Ice Cream in the freezer. Some things I can resist. Like so far I've managed to resist the donuts - not sure how but I have. However, I happen to think that Half Baked ice cream is one of the most delicious things ever made on this planet. And if I had nothing to worry about I would eat it all day everyday while sitting on the couch and watching tv. That's basically heaven to me. So no - I can't resist the ice cream. I had a bite of it yesterday. ONE bite. I promise. And even though I don't think that it had anything to do with the extra pound today it just makes me mad that I even have to put up with shit like this in my own house. Oh wait I forgot, I'm not living in my own house. That's right. I'm living with my mom, her boyfriend (he's to blame for the ice cream) and his daughter. And not only does fat people food show up in my house but my healthy diet food always disappears. I CANNOT LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE. SOMEONE GET ME OUT OF HERE.

Ok I'm done. Miss Wilde... I may be taking you up on your Apple Cider Vinegar trick. Cause with the way this week is going, if I dont lose at least one more pound before Sunday, I'm not showing up to my bday. I'll let you know how it works out.