Weight today: gained 1 pound
Total lost: 1 pound gained in six days
1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
single shot coffee house mocha with whole milk: 300 (est)
running total: 465
2 large eggs: 140
7 oz of fresh picked still warm from the sun tomatoes: 32
with 1 tsp of sugar:15
running total: 682
vanilla protein shake:110
1 tsp of flax seed oil:40
1 1/2 cup of beef stir fry dish:200
1 slice of Rotello white Italian bread:50
with 1 tsp of Smart Balance Light butter:15
1 tbl of powder creamer for coffee:30
1 Blue Bunny Bomb pop:40
Today's challenge: Keeping on calories
Planned fitness: took off
Note on picture: I went to the Liz Logelin 5K walk benefit yesterday and a friend made these nice cookies. I had one and estimate them to be about 50 calories.
Note on weight gain: This is why you weigh yourself everyday. Seeing a gain on the scale will help you to refocus on your goals. After I over-ate yesterday, the scale reflects it this morning. This is really annoying because I've spent the last week trying to lose and with just one mess-up, I've gained. Part of this gain is probably a combination of not drinking enough water, more salt then usual...but still. Now I'll have to wait it out a few days before I can see the loss I want. Arggg!
Sunshine Mama vs The Fatty Food Bandits
Well...the unthinkable has occurred, folks.
Sunshine Mama just lost her first shoot-out with the fatty food bandits.
What haven't heard of them? Well, they've been on the loose for a little while now. They're a sneaky kind of rascal...they go from town to town and insinuate themselves with the locals making themselves look harmless. Then, when you least expect it...they challenge you in the streets for a shoot-out.
Okaayyy....so, I went out of town to attend the Liz Logelin benefit with a friend. I thought that just one day of not bringing my own food, I would be ok. That's where I made my mistake.
I know you already know the ending of this story...but here it is if you're interested.
The day began innocently enough. We had to get up early to be there on time. I had my usual offering of oatmeal and sugar with a coffee and creamer to go.
The drive was two to three hours away so, I packed several ounces of strawberries sprinkled with sugar as a snack. So, about halfway in, I had the strawberries. So good so far.
We got there, and I knew about the cookies ahead of time, so I had planned to have one of these specialty sugar cookies that someone made for my friend for the benefit. I had one cookie and my friend gave the rest away. Still doing good. Yeah for me.
We did the walk. I then ate a 50 calorie fruit roll-up, no big deal. I have calories for this. The roll-up was one of the snacks that we received in this snack bag for taking part in the walk. At around 11:30, I'm starting to get hungry. This is when, if I had brought my own food I'd be safe. But considering the circumstances, I was still doing ok. I ate a 120 calorie cranberry pomegranate bar, which I noticed tasted divine, and hey, not bad at 120 calories.
Then as we're leaving the event to go see my sister, we get lost. So, I eat the second pomegranate bar, all the while thinking in the back of my mind, I still have lunch to eat, this doesn't bode well for keeping to my calories. At this point, I can already see the rest of the day beginning to unravel.
When we finally do sit down to eat at a Mexican restaurant, I'm not really that hungry, but I felt a little lost with what to do. They served these tortilla chips at the beginning of the meal, which I know I had several too many of. I ended up ordering two chicken tacos on a 50 calorie corn tortilla, except each taco had two corn tortillas. So, I ate the first taco with the two tortillas, then ditched the second tortilla with the second taco. Did I mention my friend had guacamole dip? Yahh, ate that with the chips too.
Then, as I was leaving, my sister gave me a chai filled chocolate truffle. Thanks! It was the same bunch of truffles I had given her for her birthday a few weeks back. Oh, did I mention that as we were sitting outside enjoying our Mexican meal, some lady solicited us to buy candy bars for the benefit of ...I can't remember what. Hey, I was in the benefit mood, so I bought some Reeses Pieces.
Which I ate later after I had a coffee. And actually it was a low-calorie coffee, which at that point...was damage control?
But what really submarined the day was the four smallish squares of my favorite pizza that we ordered after I got home.
Man did that pizza taste good. The greasy sausage, cheese...the Reeses Pieces. I figure I had about 2200 calories altogether. Oddly enough, I don't feel too down about this. After 10 weeks of having a vice grip on my diet, a 2200 calorie day is something I can live with and recover from.
Okay, erase that, I just weighed myself this morning, I am feeling annoyed now.
How does that song go, "It's a new day...a new life...and I'm feeling fine..."
Well, I'm feeling pretty re-determined right now. I think even before yesterday happened I was getting tired of cutting my calories and my resolve was weakening. But after my weigh-in this morning, well...I'll be back at it.
Today is a new day. I'll figure out what I did wrong, and try again.