Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Holiday Reset

Today I fasted most of the day because my body felt so bogged down by my holiday food fest.  I had a normal dinner tonight and a snack and plan to pick up tomorrow.  Hope you're getting back on track, too!

Breakfast:  Water

Lunch:  Water

Dinner: Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees - Chicken Romano Fresca, 70 Cal Cheese Stick

Snack: 70 Cal Pudding, popcorn

Monday, December 26, 2011

Uh-Oh - The Holidays!

I am sorry I haven't written all week.  The Christmas Holidays have taken over!  I had been abiding by my normal routine consisting of my average daily menu until Christmas Day.  I cooked a roast chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and a Greek dish called Spanakopita.  You can find that recipe on many websites.  I used all low or no-fat ingredients in everything I made.  I substituted "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for butter, and used no-fat sour cream for the mashed potatoes.  All in all, I did everything I could to reduce the caloric impact of the meal even though I had prepared myself to enjoy whatever I wanted, in any quantity I wanted, guilt-free.  It was fantastic!  I'll be back to the grind tomorrow (menu included) and will check in with you then. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just Meals


Breakfast - Jimmy Dean D-Lights Breakfast Muffin with Canadian Bacon

Lunch - Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers - Chicken Marinara Ravioli, 70 Cal Cheese Stick

Dinner - Healthy Choice 100% Natural - Pumpkin Ravioli with Asparagus

Snack - Organic No-Oil Low Sodium Popcorn

Have a great day!

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Weekend of Pizza

My boyfriend and I were really craving a pizza this weekend and we put it off on Friday... we put it off on Saturday... and finally, on Sunday, we caved.  When I honestly diagnosed my desire for pizza, I realized that what I really wanted was garlic breadsticks.  So when my boyfriend ordered his pizza, that's what I had him order for me.  Granted, not the best food choice - I readily admit that.  However, traditionally, I would have ordered and eaten the pizza AND the breadsticks just to justify eating what I really wanted.  Also, I didn't eat an entire BOX of breadsticks.  To compensate for the calories, I cut snacks out today.  Was it worth it?  No, not really.  Another lesson learned (second to the movie-theatre popcorn incident).  I am learning to listen to my body more and I feel really tired and lethargic when eating foods that aren't on my regular meal rotation.  It's just too much work to digest junk food.  I don't want to do it anymore and I am going to try to avoid it.

Breakfast - Jimmy Dean D-Lights Breakfast Muffin with Canadian Bacon

Lunch - Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers - Chicken Linguini with Red Pepper Alfredo (yum)

Dinner - Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers - Kung Pao Chicken (yum); 70 Cal Cheese Stick

Breakfast - Jimmy Dean D-Lights Breakfast Muffin with Canadian Bacon

Lunch - Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers - Chicken Margherita with Balsamic (yum!)

Snack - Swiss Miss Chocolate Pudding - 70 Cal

Dinner - 5 Bread Sticks from a Pizza Place - ugh!  Yuck!

Snack - Organic no-oil popcorn

Breakfast - Jimmy Dean D-Lights Breakfast Muffin with Canadian Bacon

Lunch - Healthy Choice Traditional Classics - Chicken Pesto Alfredo; 70 cal Cheese Stick

Dinner - Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers - Chicken Linguini with Red Pepper Alfredo (yum)

Snack - Swiss Miss 70 Cal Chocolate Pudding - such a fantastic 70 cals!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Trying to Keep Up

Sorry for the on-again, off-again posting.  I'm just trying to keep UP this week, it seems.  I hope you're hanging in there this holiday season and doing your best to stay focused through all of the amazing holiday junk food!

Breakfast:  3 Eggwhites / 3 Turkey Sausages

Lunch:  Healthy Choice Traditional Classics - Country Herb Chicken , 70 Cal Cheese Stick

Dinner: 1 Small Fried Chicken Thigh (oh, yeah - I did); Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees - Lemon Herb Chicken.  I was so full from the chicken thigh that I only ate 1/2 of this meal.

Snack:  70 Jello Chocolate Pudding


Breakfast:  Oatmeal

Lunch:  Healthy Choice Steaming Entree - Thai Style Chicken and Vegetables

Dinner:  Healthy Choice Steaming Entree - Sesame Glazed Chicken

Snack:  Quakes

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

So Many Holiday Parties!

I've been in an ongoing nightmare of eating out - and figuring out how to eat on my plan while in many different kinds of restaurants.  Yesterday I had a corporate lunch and a work party Italian dinner.  Today I had a holiday lunch party and left-overs for dinner.  I'm just hanging in for dear life and hoping it all comes out okay!


Breakfast:  Small Apple (Still Full From Last Night!!)

Lunch:  Salmon Filet, Roasted Potatoes, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts - Amazing!

Dinner:  Leftover Ravioli (4 large with NO sauce) - leftover chicken breast

Snack:  1/6 slice of Candied Apple with Caramel and Mini M&Ms - oh, the pain! ;-)


Breakfast:  3 Eggwhites - 3 Turkey Sausage Links

Lunch:  Grilled Lime-Cilantro Chicken, Rice, Cabbage Corn-Salsa Slaw - a 550 calorie meal at Applebee's - so delicious.  I ate 2/3 of the meal.

Dinner:  4 Portabella Ravioli with NO Sauce.  1/2 Breadstick.  Medium Green Salad with 1tsp Italian Dressing

Monday, December 12, 2011

Movie Sunday

I saved up some calories so that I could have movie theatre popcorn yesterday.  I've gotta say - not worth it!  I found some amazing pop-at-home organic, low-sodium popcorn that has this tasty powdered salt on it.  I wish I would have smuggled THAT into the movie instead!  The entire popped bag only has 240 calories vs. the ton of calories in the stuff in the theater.  Oh, well.  Lesson learned.


Breakfast - Oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon

Lunch - Healthy Choice Cafe' Steamers - Chicken Marinara Ravioli with added spinach

Snack - 70 cal. Cheese Stick

Dinner - Healthy Choice Steaming Entrees - Honey Mustard Chicken - yum!

Snack - Snackwell's Chocolate Cookies 100 cal. pack


Breakfast - Jimmy Dean D-lights Muffin with Eggwhites and Canadian Bacon

Lunch - Movie Theatre Popcorn

Dinner - Healthy Choice Traditional Classics - Oven Roasted Chicken

Snack - Weight Watchers Fudge-pop - 100 Cals