Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 11... and then I sorta fell off the radar

Day 11 of the 30 Day Throw Down.

Breakfast: 2 eggs fried ( I used cooking spray), 2 pieces of whole grain toast with butter and a glass of orange juice.

Morning Tea: crackers and cheese, yogurt and carrot sticks

Lunch: a sandwich, made with whole grain bread, sliced cheese and cucumbers and lettuce and an individual size (kids portion bag) bag of potato chips.

Afternoon tea: Fruit salad (apples, mandarins, kiwi fruit, grapes and banana) with yogurt and shredded coconut

Dinner: Half of a Tandoori wrap thingie from McDonald's... because the Old Guy was in charge of dinner on Friday night.

I had asked for a large Caesar salad with chicken, but when he spied the Tandoori thing on the menu, he figured that lettuce and veggie stuff basically constituted a salad, and it had chicken in it as well... so what wasn't to love?

I could barely eat the darn thing though... and ended up just having some saltines instead.

And do I feel guilty about some of those food choices?
Not at all.
I think I did pretty darn good, all things considered


Now, On to Day 12 13 & 14.....

Breakfast: stuff
Afternoon tea: stuff
Lunch: more stuff....

Okay, okay. I hear ya.
I wrote it all down.... I really did.... but then I went and lost the piece of paper it was written on.
Well, I guess I didn't actually "lose" it, but I'll be buggered if I know what I did with it. Its here somewhere, but I'm not up to looking for it.

It was all healthy stuff, I can promise you... other than what I ate while I was at Costco yesterday.

See, while we were at Costco, I ended up ordering a slice of pizza and a hot dog with a drink.
I no sooner told the Old Guy what I wanted, and he had walked away, than I was kicking myself in the pants over it too.

No - and not because of the inherent "unhealthiness" of it all , but rather because I knew that I have trouble even finishing even a slice of Costco pizza , let alone anything else - so that hot dog would more then likely go to waste.
Which it mainly did.
I was still too full at dinnertime to actually eat or prepare any dinner, so the Old Guy ate half of my 'left in the wrapper" hot dog and shared the rest with the birds...
And I just did without dinner, and walked a few more laps around the yard while he ate..

So it kind of evened out.... right?

I have been eating right, and a few little ummmm... dietary changes or hiccups aren't going to throw off my game plan.
Not at all.
Because I think that if this is going to be a way of life with me, a few little slip-ups or a bit of falling off the wagon... well, it's gonna be actually good for me in the long run.
I'm not gonna be hard and fast about it all, but I am going to stop whenever possible and think about what I'm putting in my body.

And if I want a treat... well dad-gummit all, I'm going to have it - right?

Besides, kicking myself in the pants is good exercise.. innit?


Neas Nuttiness said...

My Dearest Spud Special,

I say, if you can manage to kick yourself, go for it!

I know that I should have a food journal, where I can write down all the wonderful choices (like Crisco, and Bacon) that I've made...but dang it, I just can't get myself motivated.

I have tried to get on the darn Gazelle every day. I don't enjoy it at all. It makes my ankles ache! But I have been trying.

As far as the positives go: No soda. No fast food. No pigging out...well maybe just a teeny tiny bit:-(

Marjie said...

The way I see it, if you eat healthy all week, you are entitled to Costco pizza and hot dog. After all, you are hiking around Costco, and I saw the news footage. It's huge. Hell, I think you musta covered a whole football field there, so, big whoop. If you spend your time obsessing over the guilty pleasures, then life will be a total bummer, right?

Besides, we all need our treats. And the exercise from kicking our own butts.

Fruitcake Sandy said...

Katie, this all or nothing 'thing' doesn't work for me, either. I'm AWARE of what I'm eating and most of the time I make great choices. But I am NOT going to DIEt ... I'm keeping the 'points' (Weight Watchers Online) I eat each day.
Every once in a while I do indulge - the secret is to record everything I eat — regardless of what it is — right down to the last cookie, and start anew the next day or next moment. This is a LIFELONG change and I can't expect myself to be perfect. I would go nuts!

Kicking oneself in the butt is a great exercise - If the standard exercises aren’t your cup of tea, try some of these and burn up a few calories.

* Beating around the bush — 75 calories
* Jumping to conclusions — 200 calories
* Climbing the wall — 150 calories
* Passing the buck — 50 calories
* Throwing your weight around — 50 to 500 calories, depending on your weight
* Dragging your heels — 175 calories
* Making mountains out of molehills — 500 calories
* Adding fuel to the fire — 150 calories
* Tooting your own horn — 25 calories
* Looking over the fence at the greener
grass — 1 calories
* Hitting the nail on the head — 50
* Bending over backwards — 75
* Jumping on the bandwagon — 200
* Running around in circles — 350
* Eating crow — 225
* Opening a can of worms — 50

I hope that I've been of some help to you - we need to stick together on this journey. Hugs (from cool Colorado right now!)

Anonymous said...

Kate, what is life without a few goodies? Your fine, its just the thinking and trying part needs to get together with our brains.

I do no food journal, I found it very boring. Just keep trying, we can only do our best! And heck if that isn't good enough? Who really cares?

Anonymous said...

Hey, it sounds like you're doing great to me! My son's friend just introduced me to Nutella, so all bets are off over here (as I scrape the last little bits out of the jar)!

Nancy M. said...

Stuff happens! But, you've got the right idea to just start right back at it. I think overall you're doing great! Just don't let the slip-ups keep you down.

Out Back said...

Hey tatersmama, just checking in to see how you are going with your challenge.

I love your positive approach and the responding comments left for you.

Keep going you are doing well.


Andrea said...

You are doing great!!! Keep up the awesome work...a treat here and there is fine! :)

Reddirt Woman said...

Katie, if that's all you 'slpped up' on... then I'm toast... I had beefaroni for lunch yesterday and last week had frozen pizza for dinner.
I haven't, however, had any Diet Pepsi, which I drank all day every day, nor have I had my vanilla creme cookies for breakfast or a quick snack. No Twinkies, Ding Dongs or Ho Hos. My family thinks I must have something terribly wrong with me. But I'm not going to fuss at myself for having the occasional processed food because I don't think I could do anything at all if I put myself down... so don't you do it to you, okay? Okay.



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