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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 6 of Week 3 How I Survived Cake

Weight today: lost 1/2 pound
Total lost: 8 pounds in 19 days
1/2 cup of oatmeal: 150
2 tsp of sugar: 30
1/3 cup of skim milk:30
coffee with 1 tbl of powder creamer:30
also with sweet-n-low: 0
total: 240
vanilla protein powder: 110
2 oz banana: 50
running total:400
4oz grilled chicken breast: 140
6 1/2 oz boiled, cubed potato: 143
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter: 15
coffee with 2 half-n-half creamers: 40 (est)
total: 328
running total: 728
vanilla protein shake: 110
2 oz banana: 50
total: 160
running total: 888
4oz grilled chicken breast: 140
1 cup of brown rice: 170
1 1/2 tsp of Smart Balance light butter: 22
total: 332
running total: 1220
2 Ritz crackers: 32
cake licks: 50 (est)
ice cream bites: 25
Jell-O vanilla caramel Sundae pudding: 60
total: 167
running total: 1387
2 ice cream bites at home: 25
1 bite of summer sausage: 20
1 bite of mozzarella cheese: 20
beverage: 75
total: 140
total: 1527
Today's Challenge: I have a huge challenge today folks! We're driving over two hours away to attend a birthday party, ya know with cake, ice cream...but I have a plan. I'm preparing and bringing all of my own food. I'll let you know how I did tonight.
Note on picture: I always have lots of apples around for my kids to eat. They are a great healthy snack with about 80 calories for an average sized apple. They are also a great source of fiber. To see more pictures of my kids eating apples visit
Fitness: A day off
Update: Even though I went over by 127 for the day. I felt like my plan of preparing and taking my own food was a complete success. There's a picnic tomorrow and I'll do the same thing. I'll do a post soon on this lastest diet strategy.
How I survived Cake

"Step away from the cake!"

That's what I did...literally. I don't think that in my entire history of dieting, I have ever denied myself a piece of cake. I always somehow manage to sneak in a piece, diet or not. And, I didn't really, totally deny myself cake this time because I had a few swipes of frosting and a few bites of the ice cream.

So, all you dieters out there, tell me how do you feel when everyone is eating this delicious cake and you're choosing not to?

I'll tell you how I felt. I think I actually felt a little anxiety at not taking a piece.

Wow. Does that mean I have some emotional connection to cake, or maybe just an emotional feeling of deprivation?

My husband, on the other hand, can't relate. At all.

Well, while everyone was partaking in cake, I took my son outside on the deck. There was a cool breeze blowing. Somehow, the feelings I had connected to the cake seemed to diminish with the extra space that I put between myself and it.

Wow. I think I discovered something.

I stepped away from the cake...and it helped.


  1. Oh no, cake! My arch nemisis, but my true love. Let us know what you take! Congrats on the 8 lbs. You are kicking butt and taking names.

  2. 127 is hardly anything!! i would have gone nuts with cake and ice cream galore... :) way to go!! that is definitely quite the feat.

    for the calorie calc - i use one on my iphone ("lose it") but there are a bunch online (daily plate, spark people, etc). some of the online ones would tell me i could eat 2200 (or more) and i am not so sure about that! after looking at a few different ones i picked one that sounded reasonable and that more than one calculator gave me a similar total.