Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thanks Bloggers!!

I tried the whole blogging thing and obviously it just doesn't work for me. Although, I do absolutely enjoy following other people's blogs. I love reading about what other people eat each day because it gives me tons of ideas of new things to try. When I read a blog by someone who is trying to either gain or lose weight it reminds me that no one if perfect and we all have struggles. I do need to be reminded of that quite frequently. I may post every now and again with certain thoughts, but I think that it is way more beneficial to me to just to follow other people's blog and continue to learn new things.

I really just wanted to let the fellow bloggers out there know that while you may be doing this (blogging) to help yourself, you are also helping out people who face the same struggles as you. You are helping them to see that there is a way to live both healthy and happy.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

So sometimes I forget

Let's start with lunch yesterday. I had a turkey sandwich on an Arnolds's Wheat Sandwich Thin with broccoli and pretzel sticks.
And I just realized that I also had a Weight Watchers peanut butter cookie that I did not take a pic of. For my afternoon snack, I had a Luna Cookie (it was so GOOD!). I also had grapes, but yet again forgot to take a pic. I always forget about taking the picture until I am almost done
I had salmon with veggies for supper. It was such a delicious and filling supper. I think I might have it more often.

My night time snack, which I had been looking forward to all day, was Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla yogurt with 1/2 serving of Kashi Honey Sunshine. I had never actually tried the vanilla flavored yogurt and was I little nervous as to whether I would like it or not. Luckily, it was just as delicious as the other flavors I have tried. I think that mixing cereal with yogurt is my new favorite thing. I could eat it everyday!

For breakfast today I had Quaker Instant Weight Control Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal with 1/2c sliced strawberries. I did eat half a small banana while I was waiting for the oatmeal to be done.

Note to self: Buy a new camera. The one you have does not take clear pictures.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Back on Track

Okay, first we will start with supper last night. I did remember to bring my camera home this time, yay! Anyway, I had a Schwan's LiveSmart Chicken Breast Filet (cut up) and a salad. I guess you could say it was my own version of a grilled chicken salad. Now that I am thinking about it, I think I had a tangelo after the salad. I don't really remember because I didn't take a pic of it.

My night time snack was a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of popcorn and a Dove Dark Chocolate Egg.

And for breakfast this morning, which I was very excited about, I had a big bowl of cereal. It consisted of 3/4 c of Kashi Go Lean, 1/4 c of Fiber One, 1 c of Jumbo Multigrain Krispies, 1/2 c of strawberries, and 2/3 c of Unsweented Vanilla Almond Breeze.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Will Try Again! Maybe...

I have been leaving my camera at work lately. Not on purpose, I just tend to forget to take it home. So even if I wanted to take pics of my meals I couldn't, but I am taking home today and I am going to try the pics again. I am supposed to be getting a new laptop so I will be able to do my blogging from there. Right now, I am doing it at work which is probably a really bad idea. Anyway, I hope to be back tomorrow with some PICTURES!!

Also, I am determined to NOT let food control my life. I can't believe that I have even let it get to this point. It is really hard for anyone around me to understand what I am going through though. Most people that have my problem are trying to either lose weight or gain some. I am completely content with my weight and I have been at this weight for a year or two now. I just become more and more consumed with thoughts about food and meals and what to eat and when to eat. AHHH! I make myself crazy. Okay enough for today, back tomorrow.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Still Here! Somewhere.

I haven't posted in quite a while. I realized that taking pics of all my meals was actually causing me to become more consumed with eating healthy and planning meals than I was before. I do understand how this helps people though. I am just already ridiculously obsessed with what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat as it is. It is all I think about. At night, while I am in bed trying to fall asleep, I am actually planning out meals and coming up with new meal ideas. I don't enjoy going eat out because I am not sure of the nutritional info for the food I am eating. I don't know why I have become so consumed by all of this. I just feel like I have worked so hard to get to this point and I don't want anything to set me back. I did make a New Year's resolution to be more relaxed about eating and try my best to enjoy myself more. I don't know how well I have held that up though. I am afraid that it will affect my relationships with other people because I don't really go anywhere or do anything away from home because then I won't know what to eat and when I will be able to eat. How ridiculous is that! Every once in a while the husband and I will go eat and see a movie. I insist that we go to a restaurant that I can look up the nutritional info for and plan what I will eat there. I would just really like to have a more laid back approach to the whole eating healthy thing. I know that this probably sounds completely crazy and even if no one reads it I just feel better getting it out. Just one thing so no one gets the wrong idea. I do eat enough each day. The amount of food I eat has never been a problem for me, my real problem is thinking about it constantly and letting it control my life. Alright enough venting for today.

Maybe I will use this blog as a way to get my feelings out about all this craziness.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I haven't really been keeping up with taking pictures lately. I don't really have a good reason though. I just didn't feel like it for a little bit, but I am slowly trying to get back on track. While I didn't remember to take a picture of everything that I had yesterday, I did decide before supper to start getting back on track.

Breakfast (not pictured) yesterday included 3/4 cup of Puffins, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/4 cup Fiber one and half a sliced banana. I also had a CranBran vitatop.

Lunch (also not pictured) was a Lean Pocket Grilled Chicken Primavera. It was pretty good, but not very big. For dessert, I enjoyed a Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Cookie.

My afternoon snack was a cup of sliced orange (I borrowed the pic from a previous post) and a Dannon Light & Fit Blueberry yogurt (no pic).

Here we go with pictures. For supper I decided to throw a Quorn chicken cutlet in the microwave and top it with salsa. I also had corn. I was planning on having broccoli as well, but I wasn't paying attention when I put in the microwave and it overcooked. For dessert I had a Jell-O sugar free dulce de leche pudding cup with 1/2 cup of strawberries.

My favorite meal of the day (I lie, all my meals are my, my night time snack consisted of Orville Redenbacher's 100 Calorie Smart Pop popcorn and a piece of Hershey's Extra Dark chocolate with Pomegranate.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Back to It!

It was a challenge to remember to take a picture of my breakfast before I ate it. I am always ready to chow down and I tend to forget to take a photo first. This morning I had 2 slices of Peppridge Farm Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin bread with reduced sugar strawberry fruit spread and half a banana sliced on top. I also had a glass of skim milk.

My apple today was a golden delicious.

For lunch, I went with a Kashi Southwest Style chicken frozen meal and a Double Chocolate Dream Vitatop for dessert.

I had grapes and a Kashi Dark Chocolate Cherry bar for afternoon snack.

After work I came home and did the Biggest Loser Cardio Max dvd workout. Then for supper, I had eggbeaters with Laughing cow light garlic and herb cheese, half an Arnold's sandwich thin, and corn. I had a peanut butter cookie for dessert.
I am very excited about my night time snack because it is something I haven't had in a couple of days. Weight Watchers Fudge Bar! Yay!!

Friday, February 13, 2009


This morning I was planning on eating a bowl of Quaker Instant Oatmeal regular flavor with a tbsp of Better 'n Peanut Butter and a half a banana sliced on top. Bad idea! I don't know if the oatmeal was old or what, but it was terrible! So, instead, I ate the banana and fixed a bowl of Puffins and some Almond Breeze (much better!!). I also had one slice of Fiber One Cinnamon Raisin Bread. The only picture I took was of the oatmeal, by the time I had fixed my cereal I had to start eating right away to get the terrible taste of the oatmeal out of my mouth.

My apple today was another Fuji! I do believe that these are my favorite.

For lunch, I finished off my Amy's Black Bean soup from the other night. I had a corn VitaTop and small orange as well. (I have to finish off the vitatops I have now because my new order will be coming in soon, yay!). My dessert was a peanut butter bliss bar.

I got a little side tracked and didn't take pictures for the rest of the day. For supper, the hubby and I went to Chili's. I had the Guiltless Cedar Plank Tilapia with a side of black beans. I love that stuff. For dessert, I brought a Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip cookie with me. Later on, I had a Dannon Light & Fit Blueberry yogurt with 1/2 cup of strawberries in it. It was delicious!!

I believe that I stated in a previous post that I would only post blogs of my meals on weekdays. It is really in an effort to relax on the weekends. I obsess about my meals and planning them, it is really stressful sometimes (long story). I just try to wing it on the weekends. So, be back Monday!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One more day!

I started my day off with a big bowl of cereal. I had 3/4 cup of Kashi Honey Sunshine, 1/4 cup of Fiber One, and a little less than 1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean with 2/3 cup of Almond Breeze. I topped this with half a banana and 1/2 cup of strawberries.

I cannot believe it! I actually remembered to take a pic of my apple before digging in.

My lunch was a Morningstar Tomato and Basil Pizza Burger with 2 tbsp pizza sauce and baby spinach in a La Tortilla Factory wrap. With this I had 1/2 a serving of krinkle sticks and a vitalicious brownie for dessert. All in all it was a pretty good lunch. (I am aware how terrible of a picture I took of the brownie, but my camera is getting old and I am not ready to get a new one yet).

My afternoon snack consisted of an orange and a Kashi Cherry Dark Chocolate granola bar.

It is sad that I can eat the same things over and over again, but I like what I like. For supper, I had 1/2 cup of eggbeaters with spinach and a Laughing Cow Light Garlic and Herb cheese wedge. With this, I had half a toasted Arnold's sandwich thin and 1/2 cup of corn. For dessert I had one of my yummy weight watchers chocolate chip cookies (not pictured).

Tonight for my night time snack I decided to try something a little different. I had a Yoplait Light Cinnamon Roll yogurt. Now I know that this is not the healthiest yogurt I could be eating, but I am new to eating yogurt and will eventually get to the better stuff. I was afraid that cinnamon roll yogurt would taste funky, but it was actually really good.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I started my morning off with a bowl of Kashi Honey and Cinnamon Oatmeal topped with half a banana. I also had a small glass of milk.

Just as I was about to take my first bite of my apple, I remembered to take a picture. So what you don't see in this picture is that on the opposite side of the apple there are teeth!

It seems like forever since I have had a sandwich, so I had to have one today. It really has only been a couple of days though. I had a turkey sandwich on an Arnold's whole wheat sandwich thin with spinach, Weight Watchers cheese, and a little mustard. With that I had a half serving of krinkle sticks and some steamed broccoli. For dessert, a Fudgy Peanut Butter Vitatop. Yum!

Later on in the day, I had a cup of grapes and an apple cinnamon Clif Kid Z Bar. These are my new fav! I have only tried the honey graham and apple cinnamon flavors, but I bought a box of the chocolate chip to try. It is sad, but I am very excited about it!

After coming home from the gym, I had a cup of Amy's Black Bean soup with a serving of Guitless Gourmet Chili Lime tortilla chips. Dessert was a 100 Calorie Yo Crunch cheesecake yogurt.

My night time snack consisted of 1/2 cup of Breyer's Double Churned Free Extra Creamy Vanilla ice cream with a half serving of Puffins on top. This has got to be my favorite creation!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Orange you glad it's Tuesday...

Today for breakfast I decided to try some Jumbo Multi-Grain Krispies (I bought them a couple of weeks ago but couldn't bring myself to try them), 1/4 cup of Fiber One, and 1/2 cup of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla. I topped this off with 1/2 cup of strawberries. I also had half of a Fiber One Cinnamon Raisin bagel. It was so good!

I forgot to take a pic of my apple for the day (big surprise), so I had to borrow a picture from last week.

A couple of weeks ago I tried my first Kashi frozen meal. I tried Southwest Style Chicken and it was delicious. I figured that I should try a different kind this week so I went with the Lime Cilantro Shrimp. I also had a tangelo and a banana nut vitatop for dessert. The meal was okay, not bad, but I don't know if I will eat it again.

My afternoon snack was an orange and a dark chocolate cherry Kashi bar.

I had supper in somewhat of a rush because I had to go to the store. I had a Quorn chicken cutlet topped with salsa and a cup of Campbell's Southwestern Style Vegetable soup. My dessert was a Weight Watchers peanut butter bliss bar.

I did have my night time snack but couldn't get a picture of it. It was Orville Reddenbacher's 100 Calorie Smartpop popcorn with a piece of Hershey's Extra Dark Chocolate with Pomegranate.