Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1 week in

Official Weigh In DAY:
153. Down 4 lbs since last Monday so I will call that a win!

Today's eats:

Coffee with sugar free creamer
Nonfat plain yogurt with truvia
Grilled chicken Salad with avocado and balsamic vinegarette. Side point I was at a restaraunt and I didn't eat the extra fries!!
Chili with cauliflower underneath it (pics below)
Jello cup!
Who doesn't love a cauldron of chili!

This is 1 sautéed onion, 1 lb ground beef, can of kidney beans, can of black beans, diced tomatoes with some chili powder, garlic , cumin, salt and pepper!

I wanted to mash the cauliflower but my sink broke with that inside it. You win some you lose some.

Exercise was body flow!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend and Monday Eats

On Friday I had this appetizing omelet (tomato and mushroom) and this salad with feta cheese

My shabbat dinner was chicken soup, meat sauce, and spaghetti squash and a sugar free jello for dessert (south beach win).

I was mostly healthy on Saturday but I did have 2 bites of mandelbread (mandelbrot?) and then while walking home from lunch out at a friends I stopped by my brother and sister in laws where everyone was sitting around a huge chocolate cake with frosting! UGH my downfall is cake. LOVE IT.

I had a piece and moved on in my day because there is no point in dwelling on my downfalls really.

Sundays are really the hardest because of the going out factor but this past sunday we walked for Alzheimer's so got up and out bright and early! 

Food was:
Nonfat plain chobani w/truvia
Salad w/tuna and cheese (dressing was too oniony for me so i stopped midway)
broccoli with melted cheese
Steak with steamed brussel sprouts
Chocolate Cake from my fave bakery nearby (Don't even regret it)
Carrot, spinach, apple, strawberry juice (made in my new JUICER!)

HUGE change in my eating habit here because in the old days I would just eat whatever. I made dinner for my stepfathers birthday and the menu was:
Beef kabobs, lamb kabobs, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, stuffed and fried mushrooms, stuffed eggplant, steamed brussel sprouts.

I didn't actually make some of those things but all I ate was a steak and steamed brussel sprouts! And let's be real, no way i was not having some of my fave cake!

SO on to Week #2 of Phase 1.

Disclaimer- I reread what I am supposed to be doing on Phase 1 and apparently I am not measuring my food nor eating the right foods and cheeses always but whatever. It's working!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Day 3

Day 3 was a mini weigh in day for me, just wanted to see if I was making any progress and as it turns out I was! On Monday I was 157 (a definite mix of Chinese food fat and the birthday week leftovers) and Thursday morning I was 153! If that's not gonna keep me strict I don't know what will!   

Day 3 was cheese omelet then salad:
Turkey cut up with my fave dressing

Dinner was:

(Grossest pic award) 
That was roasted eggplant with tomato sauce and cheese. Not as great as breaded and fried but got the job done! 

Dessert was roasted pumpkin seeds! I carved them out of a pumpkin myself (just call me the kitchen queen) 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day #2

Phase 1 Day 2 = Success!

Coffee with sugar free peppermint mocha creamer
Mushroom and onion omelet
Almond Snack
Salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cukes, tomatoes, feta cheese, kidney beans and balsamic dressing
Cheese Stick snack
Turkey burgers (ground turkey with spices and parsley in grill pan)
Spaghetti Squash with tomatoes, peppers, and onions

The importance of this picture is showing on the top right corner. Yes those are pizza boxes that my in laws brought over for dinner! I did not partake at all and made myself the plate in the corner there.

No gym tonight too much socializing, but Day 2 is done with NO cheating so I am hopeful this will work!

Day One!

Yesterday went as well as it could have gone I guess.
Sauteed Onion adn Mushroom omelate
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salad w/ balsamic dijon dressing (Threw some roasted brussels on top for bulk!)
Cod w/italian seasoning and garlic, salt, pepper

Snacks were:
15 roasted almonds, 1 low fat cheese stick, and a fudgesicle treat for after the gym!

Gym- BodyPump!

Onwards to Day #2!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The last supper

Last nights dinner :
Brown rice salad with roasted kale and sweet potatoes

After this I ate a bowl of pumpkin ice cream because Today I am starting phase 1 of south beach!!

Which is basically cutting out all sugar and carbs for the next two weeks! 

Wish me luck!

Monday, October 7, 2013

1 pound down!

Yesterday I ate:
Salad with feta lentils pepper and cucumber with my old fave dressing (balsamic vinegar, safflower oil, Dijon mustard)
2 bowls of cabbage soup 
Chicken broccoli and eggplant sautéed with hoisin sauce 


Today was:
100 cal pastry crisps (yummy brown sugar flavor)
1 of those chocolate pirouette cookies
2 point yoplait Greek peach yogurt
Salad with chicken pieces and honey mustard and BBQ sauce As dressing
2 sushi rolls for dinner ! (1 spicy tuna covered on avocado and 1 California roll)
1/2 cup slow churned caramel delight ice cream. 

Body pump!

Today I weighed in at 155 which was down 156.5 so ok... Onward and upward!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day 2

Everyday there are baked goods in my office. Today was doughnuts and I held strong!

PS Coffee
Strawberry Chobani
Salad w/leftover salmon, corn, lentils, and Light Vidalia Onion dressing

Spaghetti Squash (Eaten before I could take a pic!)
Sauteed onion, red pepper, and tomatoes with EVOO, Oregano, Salt and pepper, mixed with roasted squash and cubes of fresh mozzarella. I usually make this with feta but I didn't have any and had just bought an awesome assortment from The Kosher Cheese Guy!

1 cup low fat caramel delight ice cream.

I will probably regret this choice but I needed it for my sweet tooth!!!

No gym as I was at a Dr's apt but tomorrow is another day.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Today was harder than expected as apparently I am used to eating incredible amounts of food.

Coffee w/sugar free Pumpkin Spice creamer
Strawberry Chobani
Salad- lettuce, tomato, cukes, corn, can of tuna, light sweet vidalia onion
Sauteed onions, garlic and zuchini w/cup of brown rice and 1/2 lb terriyaki salmon (see pic)

Work Out:
BodyFlow- The instructor changed the class and it was taught by two people! Weird and annoyingly distracting. But it was faster than usual so I most likely burned more calories than usually.

The only downfall was today when somebody brought us danishes! I had 2 bites (urghhh no self control). Onward!
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