Monday, January 11, 2010

Back on track!

Hello everyone!! I am so happy to be back and it was a great day!! I ate good foods and stayed away from the bucket of candy that someone at work puts out by the printer everyday...not just any candy but the best kind...Hershey's chocolate, milky ways, kit kats and M&M' took alot to keep me away!! In fact I am sure that I am going through sugar withdrawal! The last month since starting there I had been eating the that plus all the other eating that I did I ended up gaining 4.6 pounds...which really isn't that bad with the holidays and everything.

Here is what I ate today:

Breakfast - Apples & Cinnamon Oatmeal and a Banana

For Lunch - Ham Sandwich, baby carrots, pizza pasta salad (made out of the same cookbook that I made dinner out of) and babybel light cheese. Sorry didn't take pictures...I am a little out of practice with this taking pictures stuff!

For dinner: Meatless Chili Mac

This was a new dinner I tried out of the Taste of Home's Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. It was really good! I ran the numbers and it is only 4 WW points for 1 1/4 cup serving! I did add a little low fat shredded cheese so that will ad a couple more points. I thought I would share the recipe:

1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (I used dreamfields as it is LOW carb pasta)
1 can (15.5 oz) mild chili beans, undrained
1 can (15.5 oz) great northern beans, rinsed and drained (I didn't have any so I used kidney beans instead)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup fat free sour cream

In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, saute the onion, green pepper and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the water, macaroni beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, salt and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp sour cream.

8 servings = 1 1/4 cups serving size
Nutrition facts: 214 calories, 3 grams fat, 3 mg cholesterol, 857 mg sodium, 37 g carbs, 8 grams fiber, 10 g protein.

So all in all I had a great day with my eating and I am really excited to start losing again! Thank you all for your encouraging words! They really help me! Take care and see you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Here we go again....

Well...tomorrow is the day I get back in the swing of things...I am actually really excited! I loved the feeling of eating good and feeling less bloated and less tired...I made a nice dinner tonight. Ham, scalloped potatoes, yams and green beans...and we have enough ham to eat sandwiches all week for lunch.

I can tell you though I am REALLY not looking forward to getting on the scale tomorrow...I know that I have gained some weight back. I know that it may not be pretty but the good thing is I am starting to move in the right direction! I have lunches packed for tomorrow and I am watching Desperate Housewives and then I will be hitting the sack!

I am also trying something new tomorrow. I have always wanted to try hummus but was too chicken because it sounded gross. I bought some tomato & basil hummus to try with my baby carrots as a snack for tomorrow....we will see how it goes. I was also able to find the Light version of the babybel cheese that I love so much! We went to BJ's today and I got lots of things for lunches. Yogurt, fig newtons, baby carrots, baby cucumbers and some grape tomatoes...OH YEAH and I made a pasta salad from a Taste of Home Comfort food diet cookbook. It has grape tomatoes, turkey pepperoni, green onions and the sauce had parmesan cheese, rice wine vinegar, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cornstarch and water...I had a bite and it was so good but it wasn't quite chilled yet so it will probably be alot better when its super cold. The serving size is 1 cup. I will post the recipe later and the nutrition info later:)

Anyway so please wish me luck...I am really happy that I am getting back into that my schedule has calmed down some. See you all tomorrow with the weigh in update....later friends!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Where did the time go??

Wow!! I can't believe its been so long since I posted!! December was a very busy and crazy month for me. With my new job and going to Seattle for the was so nice to see my family and friends!! I have to say though I didn't really watch everything I ate like I should have. I haven't been on the scale since the end of November...I know bad girl!! I will be starting back up on Monday. I will start doing the following:

1. Tracking what I eat
2. Exercising at least 3 times a week to begin with
3. Take my lunch to work instead of buying lunch
4. Blog every day so that I keep myself accountable
5. Start catching up on my friends blogs and comment

We are going on a trip in June to Disneyworld and Kevin and I want to have a comfortable trip on the plane. The trip to Seattle was ok but only because the person by the window didn't show so we had the extra seat in between us. On the way home it was a full plane and it was the most uncomfortable 6 hours of my life! I had bruises on my hip from the arm of the seat:( So my goal will be to not have to ask for an extender belt the next time we fly!

So I am back folks...I am so sorry for being gone so long and I hope you will all continue to read my blog and comment as it REALLY does help me more than you will ever know!