Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


So I went out last night. As you all would know because you see what I eat everyday, I hardly ever go out. Now, the thing is, I did not make the best choices for being on a diet last night. However, there is a big difference between last nights not making the best choices and most of the times I don't make the best choices. Last night I managed to actually find a medium that I was happy with. I didn't just go "screw my diet I'm having whatever I want!!" …but I also didn't freak out about having the absolute best choice and not enjoying my food either. I love appetizers, we know this, but I didn't get one - it really wasn't necessary. There were some menu items that I could have tweaked to be more points friendly, but I wasn't feeling like doing that.. there were also some really unhealthy menu options (i know, what  a shock, right!) that I would have enjoyed but those ones weren't worth quite how bad they were. So I got  a wrap that I knew would be semi bad, and - my big bad choice - the fries with it. I never get the fries. Anyone who knows me, knows this. I get fries from like one place and that is this amazing BBQ place here that has the best fries on this planet. And because I will not not get the fries from this place, I haven't been there in like nearly a year. So last night I stopped and thought about if I thought these fries would be worth breaking my diet, and I decided that they were. And you know what? They were awesome fries. and that was that. I had a very yummy dinner, that was midway between awful diet wise and good diet wise, and I'm owning it and being alright with it. Now, if I ate fries today for no reason, I'd be disappointed in myself - one meal is one meal.. not an excuse for 6 bad meals. If I go out every weekend, well then, I would have to be far more careful.. but I don't, so whatevs. :)
So of course I had a hangover today as well, very little sleep last night and a 9 hour work day to get through. I knew my POINTS would be higher, but I really was careful with the choices I made (mostly). I knew I was going out, so I had an extra omelette muffin prepared and sitting in the fridge, so I could just microwave it in the morning and not have to worry about breakfast, and I felt queasy as hell, so I had a very nutritionally good smoothie - high in cal, but at least it was very good for me - and I had no time for to make food for lunch this morning, and no car to go anywhere for lunch, but I did just go ahead and grab a sandwich rather than try to "make it through" and pick on high fat nuts or have too many lattes or something. Dinner, well, it was Easter today and I wasn't able to go to our familys Easter lunch because I was working, but my mother in law sent some stuff home,and yeah I ate it.. I was ravenous and hangovery and it was Easter.. life is life. I didn't eat much though, so again, I'm not going to beat myself up over it. And Easter being .. well.. Easter, the holiday of chocolate, I had two of my favorite Easter eggs - because there was a new flavor damnit! lol! And they were really good. and I didn't eat anymore chocolate.
 Is it possible that I won't lose this week, or not lose as much? Yes, it is. But that's alright too.

However, I will eat try to eat as lightly as I can tomorrow - I'd prefer to try to rectify the whole 14 POINTS over that I currently am, but that may not be realistic.. but if I can end the week not quite as high over my POINTS, I will be more pleased.

Oh, and also, I have this thing where at the end of my night if Im super drunk, I always pick at something, so I saved half of my wrap in case I did get that urge to snack at like 4am - and I did. But at least I didn't have any extra than what I'd already "counted".  This is a good thing.

Basically, I don't want food and dieting to control my life, but there are many things that I do need to change about my food and diet so that I can be healthier and therefore happier in myself and in my life… I actually do feel like last night was more of a step in the right direction.

Or maybe I'm still drunk. It's Sunday morning now and I'm slamming an Emergen-C and trying to decide if I'll sober up at work.

Sundays Food

Hangover Cure # 1: Emergen C. POINTS: 0

Breakfast: muffin w/ egg white, spinach, tomato and mushroom omelette and cheddar cheese. POINTS: 3

Hangover cure # 2: Blended Green Machine. POINTS: 5.5

These are SOO good! I never get them because they're so high in POINTS though.

Lunch: Toasted Turkey Sandwich from work : 8.5

I love this sandwich.

Drink: Skim Chai Latte. POINTS: 2

Dinner:  Easter food sent from the in laws. Turkey, sweet potato, mashed potato, 2 deviled eggs, and a roll. Yeah. I didn't even try to pretend that I was watching my carbs tonight.  POINTS:  11
(Sorry - totally forgot to take a picture. I was soo hungry and exhausted!)

Easter Treats: 1 Cadbury Creme Egg, and 1 Cadbury Caramel Creme Egg. POINTS: 7.5 - HOLY SHIT! Honestly, I knew they would be bad, but no, I did not expect 2 (albeit, large) cadbury eggs to be this high in points. Thank god I don't eat chocolate very often.

Exercise:  35 minutes Jenny.  POINTS Earned: 3

Daily Points Allowed: 22 + 2 Exercise POINTS = 24
Daily POINTS used: 37.5 / 25
Weekly POINTS Used: -12.5
Totally amount of POINTS over this week so far: 14
Exercise POINTS Earned: 2
Weekly Exercise: 4 days / 6 days

Saturday Food

Breakfast: Reduced sugar instant oatmeal w/ 1/2 tub of greek yogurt, 2 strawberries and 4 blackberries. POINTS: 4

: muffin w/ egg white, spinach, tomato and mushroom omelette and cheddar cheese. POINTS: 4

: Iced skim chai. POINTS: 2

Snack: Bites of The Lion's scrambled eggs. POINTS: 3

: Wrap from Barleys w/ chicken, olives, spinach, tomato, feta and probably other stuff I can't remember. Also, it came with fries - well hold on, MINE came with fries because I did not choose salad. POINTS: 22

This was all really good. :) (Actually the cocktail wasn't that good.. figures!)

Drinks: About a bottle of wine, 1 cocktail, and 2 vodka and sugar free red bulls. POINTS: 17

I loooovvee this wine. It's awesome. You should drink it.

Exercise: 35 minutes Jenny. POINTS Earned: 2

Daily POINTS Allowed: 22 + 2 Exercise POINTS = 24
Daily POINTS Used: 52/24
Weekly POINTS Used: 26.5 + an additional 1.5 POINTS that I did not have. 
Remaining Weekly POINTS: -1.5
Exercise POINTS Earned: 2
Weekly Exercise: 3 days / 5 days


Well, the blog really worked for me tonight. Went into work to get my paycheck and got asked to work (I wasn't scheduled). Seeing as how my sister is coming to visit me in a month, and it'll be the first time I've seen her in a couple of years, the extra money appealed to me, so of course I decided to work… which meant that I couldn't work out.. but if I didn't work out I'd have to do boot camp…so I worked out after midnight.
Damn this blog and me making stupid promises. ;)

Friday Food.

Breakfast: Reduced sugar instant oatmeal w/ 1/2 tub of greek yogurt, 2 strawberries and 4 blackberries. POINTS: 4

Lunch: 3 Runzas. (Homemade, from the Lion's mum): 10.5

Yeah..weakness and willpower failed me here.. however, I didn't let one high point meal set me completely off track, so I'm cool with it.

Snack:  2 Wasas. POINTS: 1

Dinner:  Toasted muffin w/ egg white, parsley, tomato and mushroom omelette & grated cheddar.  POINTS:  3

Snack: 1 piece of bread, 1 piece of plastic cheese.POINTS:  1.5

Exercise:  35 minutes Jenny.  POINTS Earned: 2

Daily Points Allowed: 22 + 2 Exercise POINTS = 24
Daily POINTS used: 22/24
Weekly POINTS Used: 0 / 26.5Remaining Weekly POINTS: 26.5
Exercise POINTS Earned: 2
Weekly Exercise: 2 days / 4 days 


  1. Holy moly, that's a lot of alcohol! I feel sick just thinking of how much you drank! ha!

    I'm glad to see that you aren't beating yourself up too badly about falling off the diet wagon this weekend. We all need a little break once in a while. It's good to see that you haven't just given up entirely because of a couple of bad days--a lot of people have that "all or nothing" approach, and it's silly when you think about it.

    At least it was a holiday weekend, so you had an excuse for all this debauchery! :)

  2. Lol, TB - that was me practicing a modicum of moderation with drinking cause I had to work the next day! Also, it WAS over a 7 hour span - so really it averages out to a drink an hour! :)

    Also, I've soo been one of those people with the all or nothing approach, and it has obviously gotten me nowhere, so it's time to think a little differently. It may be slower, but slow is a hell of a lot better than not at all with weight loss!


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