Friday, February 25, 2011

The 17 Day Diet--Days 54-56


I feel like my progress on the diet stalled over the course of this last week. On the one hand, it's really frustrating, but on the other, I'm just happy that I didn't gain weight while my mom was here. When I'm around my family, I tend to eat compulsively. So there's a small success right there... Here's what I ate:

english muffin with cherry preserves
mini ravioli w/ marinara sauce
small piece of baguette
5 M&Ms
coffee w/ creamer and Splenda
chicken salad @ Moe's w/ black beans, cheese, veggies, and vinegrette dressing

(I seem to have completely stopped eating fruit and vegetables during the day... Not good. Must make a more concerted effort to get those in. I may not be eating a lot of calories, but this isn't a healthy menu by anyone's standards. :-( )


I'm making a concerted effort to eat better today... and yet there's still half a loaf of french bread in the fridge that's calling my name. Damn you, yummy, crusty, gluten-y goodness. I used to have major problems with gluten, but now I can eat it in moderation without any ill effects. I feel like I've been overdoing it lately  though because my stomach is feeling a little cranky. And I'm falling into old habits where I eat a lot of bread and none of the healthy starches. I really need to eat more sweet potatoes and beans, etc since they are more nutritious than bread. Bread is just so good... Once the last of these English muffins are eaten, I'm going to start eating yogurt parfaits for breakfast instead. I've come to really enjoy them at McDonalds.

english muffin w/ 1 T crunchy peanut butter
sliced apple
piece of baguette dipped in marinara sauce
1/2 grapefruit
cup diet cocoa
caprese salad
sugar free jello mousse
piece of chocolate


Last night after I got the boys to bed, I did a wii run (4.3 mi--a new record!). According to the wii, I lost another 1.1 lbs this morning (down to 164--the 150s are in sight!). My tightest jeans have gotten so loose that without a whole lot of effort, I can pull them straight down off my hips. I'm going to have to go shopping for new clothes soon. And I was hoping that the weather would warm up enough that I'd be able to start running outside, but we're having another snowstorm today. A big, heavy snow, that is supposed to turn into sleet and freezing rain later in the day. Sounds lovely, doesn't it? I do have a question for my runner friends though--I want to buy actual running clothes and don't know what to get. Any suggestions?

peanut butter and jelly english muffin
1/2 grapefruit
coffee w/ creamer
sweet potato fries
1/2 grapefruit
burger w/ 1/2 slice provalone and marinara sauce
small piece of chocolate
hand full of dried cereal
spaghetti w/ meat sauce (yeah, that's three starches today, but I'd just shoveled a foot of snow off the driveway...)
snow cream (snow, sugar, vanilla, and milk)
one chocolate dipped pretzel (it's a big driveway... LOL)*

*I'm sure I'll pay for this tomorrow, but sometimes you just have to find a way to enjoy what would otherwise be a long, nasty, snowy winter...

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