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Diet Diary

Everything food/weight-loss related that’s going on in my life, plus my daily intake & exercise. I’m also hoping that these meal plans will help some of you who are having trouble with figuring out what to eat 🙂

A food journal is a fantastic way to track your progress and control what your intake. If you’re writing down everything you’re putting in your mouth, you’re likely to think twice about munching on something that you’d be ashamed to write down. You can also see where you are going wrong, and what foods are holding you back from losing weight.

I’ve been keeping a written Diet Diary for a while now, but I’ll start posting some of it up here too.

*My calorie intake is sometimes low, but I don’t add the milk I drink (skim still = calories) and sometimes I have larger portions/ test bites of recipes/ extra snacks. My intake has been working fine for my body, so please do not judge or criticize – each to their own!

**I’m going to stop counting exact calories for a little while because I feel like my intake is dropping too low because I’m too hung up on not overeating. I will still be eating completely healthy like I always do, but I don’t want to become too obsessed with calorific contents. Just for a bit, to see how it goes! Hope you’re all doing well! 

JUNE 16th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal)

LUNCH: 2 spoons pasta (30 cal) 1/2 PBJ sandwich (150 cal) pretzels w/ PBJ (150 cal)

SNACK: 1 slice Berry Sweet Layered Loaf (140 cal)

DINNER: Not-so-Krabby Patty Salad (200 cal) at home, small piece of belgian waffle and piece of pancake at diner (250 cal)

TOTAL: 1030 cal

Beautiful waffle + beautiful Mom 🙂

Today was my brother’s 8th grade graduation. I have no idea why they have a huge ceremony just for finishing middle school considering it’s mandatory public education and it’s not exactly difficult, but oh well that’s how it goes. Going to the diner after the ceremony wasn’t planned, so I’m really glad that I hadn’t eaten too during the day. I had my salad at home at 5 p.m., and the diner food at 9 p.m. – I normally never eat after 6 or 7, but it’s okay to do once in a while. I also didn’t order my own dish – I just had a piece of my mom’s ginormous belgian waffle, and a few bites of my brother’s Oreo pancakes (YUM). 

Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em!

JUNE 15th

BREAKFAST: 1 Multi Grain Goodness Pancake -recipe under Fit Food- (220 cal)

SNACK: blueberries (35 cal) light La Yogurt (90 cal)

LUNCH: 1 pita w/ Spiced Summer Chicken (250 cal)  pretzels w/ PBJ (200 cal)

SNACK: non fat cottage cheese w/ sugar free jam (80 cal)

DINNER: chickpeas and kidney beans w/ date chutney (140 cal) light La Yogurt (90 cal)

TOTAL: 1105 cal

EXERCISE: walk through town & shopping (-150 cal) 45 min elliptical (-450 cal) 20 min weights (-100 cal)

Yay, I finally received the bag I had ordered online a few weeks ago. I’ve recently fallen in love with electric blue things, and I got nail polish to match this bag. AND my luck was fabulous today when I found this pair of blue flats at the thrift store for only … *drum roll* … $2! Just my size, and although I wish they were a brighter hue of blue, I’m not going to be too picky! I might spray paint them brighter anyway 😉 p.s. they look better in person, this photo doesn’t do ’em justice. 

On another note, I tried my hand at sewing with a machine today to stitch a pair of scallop hemmed shorts … let’s just say it was a major fail 😦 The test runs on scrap cloth looked like a blind, rapid monkey was taking a sewing class. 

JUNE 13th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal) 2 slices italian bread w/ margarine (150 cal)

LUNCH: lettuce w/ roasted cashews and grated pepper jack cheese (220 cal) blueberries w/ vanilla yogurt (85 cal)

SNACK: 2 100 calorie packs fruit crackers (200 cal)

DINNER: Spiced Summer Chicken -recipe up soon- (200 cal) 1 pack fruit crackers (100 cal) blueberries w/ vanilla yogurt (85 cal)

TOTAL: 1150 cal

EXERCISE: 45 min elliptical (-450 cal) 10 min treadmill (-100 cal) 15 min weights (-50 cal) 20 min walk around neighborhood w/ hand weights (-100 cal)

I took some of the chicken my mom marinated and cooked it myself, without any oil. It was delicious, and I'll post the recipe soon for you all to enjoy!

Hey guys, I know I haven’t updated in a bit. I wasn’t going off track or anything, I was just kind of lazy 😦 I’ve been feeling really good lately though – the weather is beautiful so I’ve enjoyed evening walks, and I’ve been eating really fresh. I’ve also switched up my gym routines: I was starting to get bored of the treadmill and dreaded it each day, so I’m now doing the elliptical for the majority of my cardio and a little bit of treadmill. I’m hoping this will help to tone my arms, because they are my most evil body part!

Less than a month till I’m flying off to Germany – we’re going to Italy as well for a while, to visit the beautiful Florence and Rome, so that’s a HUGE motivation to get fitter! 

JUNE 9th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal) 1/2 cup blueberries (40 cal)

SNACK: 1 capati w/ PBJ (200 cal) cantaloupe (40 cal)

LUNCH: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal) 1/2 bagel (130 cal) Snyder’s Pretzel Nibblers (50 cal)

SNACK: watermelon (40 cal) 1/2 banana w/ PB (120 cal)

DINNER: Jell-O sugar free fat free pudding (70 cal)

TOTAL: 910 cal

EXERCISE: 30 min elliptical (-250 cal) 15 min weights (-50 cal)

Today was one of those blistering hot days when you don’t feel like doing anything (including eating). I got to the gym, fully pumped and with the best intentions to run my brains out … but the air conditioning in the cardio area was next to none and I couldn’t even walk on the treadmill without wanting to peel all my clothes off. So instead of doing a stripper act for the old man next to me, I found an elliptical under a fan and did my best.

Top shelf of my fridge. Blueberries, strawberries, alfafa sprouts and various non-fat dairy and jam.

I didn’t eat very much today either because anything that wasn’t fruit made me feel sick and bloated – heat does this to me. After an afternoon lunch of half a bagel I decided to stick with fruit for the rest of the evening, as well as nice cold pudding. 

JUNE 8th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal) 1/2 cup blueberries (40 cal)

LUNCH: 2 slices whole grain bread (160 cal) 1 light Laughing Cow wedge (35 cal) lettuce, Snyder’s Pretzel Nibblers (80 cal)

SNACK: 1 light La Yogurt (90 cal) Snyder’s Pretzel Nibblers (80 cal)

DINNER: turkey burger patty on 1/2 bun with fat free cheese & lettuce (250 cal) banana w/ peanut butter (200 cal)

TOTAL: 1045 cal

EXERCISE: 50 min treadmill (-420 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 15 min weights (-40 cal)

JUNE 7th

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/ non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

SNACK: 1 capati w/ PBJ (200 cal) 1/2 banana (45 cal)

LUNCH: 2 slices whole grain bread (160 cal) 1 light Laughing Cow wedge (35 cal) lettuce, Snyder’s Pretzel Nibblers (80 cal)

SNACK: Sugar Free Fat Free Jell-O pudding (120 cal) light La Yogurt (90 cal)

DINNER: Snyder’s Pretzel Nibblers (80 cal) rice w/ black beans (100 cal) 1 pudding pop (35 cal)

TOTAL: 1065 cal

EXERCISE: 30 min treadmill (-320 cal) 15 min elliptical (-120 cal) 15 min weights (-40 cal)

Went shopping with my mom today and got some awesome new additions to my closet: a really cute sand-colored blazer, as well as these bootie wedges that I ADORE. What a shame it’s too hot these days to strut around in them 😦 Missing cold weather! 

Vera Wang booties 😀

JUNE 6th

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/ non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

SNACK: 1 capati w/ PBJ (200 cal)

LUNCH: 2 slices whole grain bread (160 cal) 1 light Laughing Cow wedge (35 cal) lettuce

SNACK: Pudding Pop (35 cal)

DINNER: rice w/ green beans (100 cal) strawberries and blueberries (100 cal cal) 1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt w/ honey (100 cal) 2 light Wasa crackers w/ PBJ (150 cal)

TOTAL: 1000 cal

EXERCISE: 50 min treadmill (-420 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-60 cal)

Check out the size of these strawberries!

Perfect summer dinner: berries and yogurt

JUNE 3rd

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/ non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

LUNCH: Tossed Veggie Vermicelli -recipe up soon- (230 cal) 1 Banana Milkshake Pop -recipe up soon- (50 cal)

SNACK: peanuts (70 cal) 2 light Wasa crackers w/ PBJ (150 cal) papaya (35 cal)

DINNER: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal) banana w/ PB (200 cal)

TOTAL: 965 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-520 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-60 cal)

JUNE 2nd

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal)  1 slice whole grain bread w/ fat free swiss cheese and sugar free jam (110 cal) strawberries (40 cal)

SNACK: peanuts (50 cal) watermelon (40 cal)

LUNCH: 1/2 turkey and fat free cheese sandwich (180 cal) Jello-O fat free sugar free pudding (140 cal)

SNACK: Jello-O fat free sugar free pudding (140 cal) capati w/ PBJ (200 cal)

DINNER: yellow rice w/ green beans and eggplant (70 cal) non fat cottage cheese w/ honey (80 cal)

TOTAL: 1160 cal

EXERCISE: 20 min vacuuming (-70 cal) 25 min walk w/ hand weights (-120 cal)

JUNE 1st

BREAKFAST: 1 1/2 cups Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (180 cal) 1/2 capati w/ PBJ (80 cal)

LUNCH: Salad bowl from A&P (250 cal) Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frap Light (210 cal)

SNACK: Starbucks Non-fat Caramel Macchiato (140 cal) watermelon (40 cal) peanuts (60 cal)

DINNER: 1 Banana Yogurt Pop (50 cal) 1/2 capati w/ PB (100 cal)

TOTAL: 1110 cal

EXERCISE: 2 hours shopping (-300 cal) I found this according to Health Status  100 crunches (-50 cal) 20 min walk around neighborhood w/ hand weights (-100 cal)

Today was an ‘interesting’ day. I had fun shopping in the morning: you can check out my little fashion show here.  I got home, and it

Lunch time!

 turned out I had forgotten my key in my room and couldn’t get in! I live really close to a supermarket and Starbucks (phew, can someone say lucky?!) so I hit the salad bar, picked up an issue of Cosmo and sat in Starbucks until my brother got home from school (even my 13 year old brother can remember his key, ugh.) While Starbucks drinks have a lot of calories, I did my best to get the light versions, and didn’t get ANY of their food – their muffins, cakes and whatnot are loaded with fat and cals, so avoid them at all costs! I knew I would be tempted so that’s why I got the salad mix before hand. Keeping myself involved with the magazine also helped  – perfect inspiration 😉 

MAY 31st

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal) watermelon (30 cal)

SNACK: 1/2 capati w/ PB (100 cal) animal crackers (120 cal)

LUNCH: Super Spaghetti Squash (150 cal) 1 slice whole grain bread w/ non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

SNACK: watermelon (40 cal) animal crackers (250 cal) 1/2 capati w/ PBJ (100 cal)

DINNER: strawberries (40 cal) 1/2 Light & Fit yogurt (40 cal) peanuts (170 cal)

TOTAL: 1280 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-500 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-70 cal)

Have some watermelon, a happy summer fruit 🙂

I really need to stop with the animal crackers, munching on them got way out of hand. On the plus side, I didn’t eat them all out of the bag in one sitting; I kept running downstairs to get handfuls, so I got more exercise? Yes, just excuses … I thought that I ate far fewer calories today, but this just goes to prove that all the little mindless munching really adds up 😦 Hope you learn from my mistakes  – I sure hope I do! 

MAY 30th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal)

SNACK: 1 Zuchocky Muffin (70 cal) watermelon (25 cal)

LUNCH: Super Spaghetti Squash (125 cal) animal crackers (150 cal)

SNACK: 2 large cookies (250 cal)

DINNER: strawberries (40 cal) 1/2 Light & Fit yogurt (40 cal) 1 Banana Yogurt Popsicle -recipe up soon- (50 cal)

SNACK: animal crackers (200 cal)

TOTAL: 1030 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-500 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-70 cal)

I use magazines and other blogs (both health & fashion) as inspiration to stay fit

I’m pretty frustrated today because most of my calories came from unhealthy cookies and crackers. Our neighbors gave us a big bag of soft chewy cookies (my favorite kind) that were impossible for me to resist. I felt really guilty afterwards cos I had worked so hard in the gym and then blew it all on a few minutes of enjoyment … but oh well, nothing I can do about it now except learn my lesson and move on. At least I didn’t go over my calorie limit and had a really healthy lunch! 

MAY 29th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal)

SNACK: watermelon and 1/2 banana (100 cal)

LUNCH: 1 1/2 slices Domino’s pizza (300 cal) lettuce w/ Cucumber Yogurt Dressing (10 cal)

SNACK: watermelon (100 cal)

DINNER: 1 light Wasa crackers (50 cal) 1 wedge light Laughing Cow cheese (35 cal) 2 Triscuit crackers (30 cal) muenster cheese (40 cal)

SNACK: Cheerios (50 cal)

TOTAL: 835 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-500 cal) 15 min elliptical (-120 cal) 20 min weights (-70 cal)

Balance and moderation are key!

My family ordered Domino’s last night when we got back from Six Flags, but I decided to opt out because I didn’t want to intake such heavy food so late at night. Instead, I treated myself to some for lunch today – but this didn’t mean that I overdid it. Instead of eating off an otherwise empty plate, I set up how much pizza I was going to have and then filled the rest of the plate with lettuce. This made my plate look more full, which in turn made me feel like I was eating more. This goes to show that you can still enjoy the things you love, as long as you balance them out with the not-so-lovable things! (although I do love me some salad).

*Tip: eating pizza is no sin, but not overdoing it is hard to do. Put one or two slices on a plate and walk away – don’t get too close to the box, or you’ll find yourself reaching for more!

Tomorrow I know I need to eat more because my calorie intake was too low today – I always try to remain at at least 1000. When eating tons of watermelon I feel like I’m eating lots, when in reality this fruit is pretty low cal. This prevents me from reaching my minimum calorie intake, which sucks! 

MAY 28th

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/ sugar free jam (90 cal) 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal)

SNACK: 1 Zuchocky Muffin (70 cal)

LUNCH: 1 slices whole grain bread w/ light Laughing Cow wedge & lettuce (195 cal) 1 1/2 Planters NUTrition bars (200 cal)

SNACK: walnuts and dates (50 cal)  few sips of brother’s DD Coolatta (40 cal) 1/2 Ritz Cheddar Whole Grain (85 cal)

DINNER: watermelon (40 cal) Thin Crisps w/ muenster cheese (150 cal)

TOTAL: 1040 cal

EXERCISE: walking from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m. (… a ton of calories?)

I made a 'super' cool new friend 😉

I went to Six Flags Great Adventure today and was surrounded by temptation, but managed to stay on track and keep healthy. Check out how I did it with my guide to Surviving Theme Park Temptations  I’m pretty proud of myself because normally when I go out somewhere I think ‘oh it’s okay to enjoy myself and eat what I want’ but I’ve realized that it’s not ‘enjoyment’ to come home and feel horrible because of all the junk I put in my body! So I decided to make a change this time, and it totally worked 😀 

MAY 27th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal) cantaloupe and banana (120)

SNACK: cantaloupe and watermelon (100 cal)

LUNCH: Summer Nut Salad (200 cal) 1 slice whole grain toast w/ cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

SNACK: Wheat Thins (150 cal) 1/2 capati w/ PBJ (70 cal) 1 Zuchocky Muffin (70 cal)

DINNER: lettuce w/ feta cheese (80 cal) watermelon (80 cal)

TOTAL: 1100 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-500 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-50 cal)

MAY 26th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal) 1 Zuchocky Muffin (65 cal)

SNACK: non fat cottage cheese w/ honey and cashews (150 cal)

LUNCH: Greektastic Salad (150 cal) 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal)

SNACK: cantaloupe and banana (100 cal) 1 slice whole grain toast w/ cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

DINNER: Turkey Burger w/ Cucumber Yogurt Dressing –recipe will be posted soon- (230 cal) Wheat Thins (80 cal) Zuchocky Muffin (70 cal) Jell-O w/ carrots (10 cal)

TOTAL: 1215 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-550 cal) 6 min elliptical (-50 cal) 20 min weights (-50 cal)

MAY 25th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats (120 cal)

LUNCH: 1 capati (100 cal) broccoli and cabbage (100 cal) 1 1/2 cup Light Turkey Hill ice cream (200 cal)

SNACK: 1 Zuchocky Muffin (75 cal) strawberries (40 cal) 1 Light Wasa cracker w/ hummus (50 cal)

DINNER: slice of french bread w/ muenster cheese (150 cal) Jell-O w/ carrots (50 cal)

SNACK: 2 graham crackers (110 cal)

TOTAL: 995 cal

EXERCISE:  20 min walk (-100 cal) 15 min treadmill (-160 cal) 20 min elliptical (-160 cal) 10 min weights (-35 cal) 150 crunches (-75 cal)

I need to pick up my intake by eating more for breakfast – I normally don’t eat much in the evening/ night, so I need to take in more calories at the beginning of the day. I’m glad I keep track of my intake because not only does it prevent me from overeating, but also from eating too little! 

MAY 24th

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/ non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal) 1 graham cracker (50 cal)

SNACK: 1 cup Cinnamon Honey Bunches of Oats cereal (120 cal) 1/2 banana (45 cal) 2 Peanut Chewies (70 cal) r

LUNCH: Greektastic Salad (150 cal)

SNACK: 1 1/2 cup Light Turkey Hill ice cream (230 cal)

DINNER: non fat cottage cheese w/ raisins (100 cal)

TOTAL: 885 cal

EXERCISE: 20 min treadmill (-160 cal) 200 crunches (-100 cal) 20 min walk around neighborhood w/ hand weights (-100 cal)

I spent pretty much my whole day at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles, for those not familiar with the American system) to transfer my international license to an American permit. Notorious for being inhospitable and unfriendly, the DMV was hell. I stood in line for more than 6 hours in total, waited in so many different areas/ chairs/ lines, and got extremely hot and cranky. And it didn’t help that while waiting in line outside the building, a freaking ice cream truck came and parked next to me!! Let me tell you, THAT is the hardest test of your diet. I resisted though … and was glad that I had packed a banana and a water bottle in my bag. Keeping hydrated and snacking on healthy fruit curbed my cravings, and filled me up so I could deal with the evil employees.

And I rewarded myself at home with my Light Turkey Hill. Sure it’s still ice cream, but I had a lot more quantity for the same amount of calories *thumbs up*

Oh well, at least I felt pretty in my favorite jewelry –>



MAY 23rd

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal)

SNACK: 1 1/2 capati w/ PB and half banana (250 cal)

LUNCH: 2 slices whole grain bread w/ light Laughing Cow wedge and lettuce (200 cal) 1 cup cheerios (110 cal)

SNACK: 1 graham cracker (55 cal)

DINNER: 1 slice Caramel Coffee Cake will post recipe soon  (100 cal) strawberries (40 cal)

SNACK: 1/2 cup Light Turkey Hill ice cream (130 cal)

TOTAL: 1005 cal

EXERCISE: 45 min treadmill (-400 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-50 cal)

Lovely rainy nights. And I sit like a hobbit.

MAY 22nd

BREAKFAST: 1 slice whole grain bread w/non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (120 cal) bananas and strawberries (130 cal)

SNACK: 1 capati w/ peanut butter (200 cal) 1/2 banana (45 cal) sugar free jello w/ cottage cheese (50 cal)

LUNCH: Subway Black Forest Ham on 9 grain whole wheat bread (330 cal) English toffee (150 cal)

DINNER: 3 graham crackers (150 cal) raisins (60 cal)

TOTAL: 1235 cal

EXERCISE: 45 min treadmill (-400 cal) 20 min weights (-70 cal)

Went to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean today, so I knew that I would be faced with the temptation of yummy cinema snacks. That’s why I filled up on my mid-morning snack to avoid being famished after the movie and being tempted with tons of high calorie food in the mall. By staying full when you know you’ll be out for the day, you avoid huge snacking disasters. I did allow myself the treat of English toffee because, hey, a girl needs some shopping fuel 😉 

MAY 21st

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Cheerios (110 cal) Mom’s cooked cracked wheat (120 cal)

LUNCH: Mom’s cooked cracked wheat (200 cal) 1/2 capati with PBJ (100)

SNACK: 4 light Wasa crackers (100 cal) light Laughing Cow wedge (35 cal)

DINNER: strawberries (40 cal) 2 Wasa crackers w/ PBJ (200)

TOTAL: 905 cal

EXERCISE: 45 min treadmill (-400 cal) 10 min weights (-50 cal)

I need to pick up the pace in the gym. I had solid, hardcore motivation for 2 or 3 weeks straight and I went every SINGLE day … but now it’s starting to wane again. Not a convenient time, considering it’s almost bikini season 😦 The battle must go on! On the plus side, no more of those evil chocolate chips left … thank god.


MAY 20th

BREAKFAST: 1/2 grapefruit (35 cal) 1 slice whole wheat bread w/ cottage cheese & jam (140 cal)

LUNCH: Cheesy Garlic & Herb Garden Pasta (300 cal) non fat cottage cheese with pineapple (150 cal)

SNACK:  semi-sweetened chocolate chips (350 cal)

DINNER: strawberries (40 cal) light Wasa cracker w/ PBJ (100 cal)

TOTAL: 1115 cal

EXERCISE: 47 min treadmill (-400 cal)

Those darn chocolate chips – they’re finally finished with and I am SO glad. I’m too easily tempted by things in the house, as you can see with my huge stuff-my-face binge 😦 I felt horrible after that, so I decided to do a little self-pampering to feel better.

Aren't I just too sexy with this goop all over my face?

Today was really difficult because once I start munching on things I just can’t stop! But I just have to keep reminding myself: A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!

MAY 19th

BREAKFAST: 1 cup Life cereal (120 cal) 1 capati w/ peanut butter (150 cal)

LUNCH: Greektastic Salad (200 cal)

SNACK: 2 handfuls semi-sweetened chocolate chips (180 cal) pita chips (200 cal)

DINNER: non fat cottage cheese with pineapple (150 cal) semi-sweetened chocolate chips (140 cal)

TOTAL: 1140 cal

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-620 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-40 cal)

So I kind of binged with the chocolate chips and the pita chips … but it’s okay because I pushed myself on the treadmill today, and didn’t go over my calorie limit. Everyone has slip-ups, but it’s important to NOT beat yourself up over it! Just say it was a mistake and move on – regretting the mistake for hours will lead to self-loathing, which will in turn make you munch on more junk because you’ll think ‘I failed so I must as well go all out.’ Recognize that you messed up, pat yourself on the back, and promise that you’ll keep doing better! You can DO THIS because you are strong! 

On a brighter note … I alllllmost fit into my size 2 motivation jeans! 😀 Can’t button them up yet, but after some shimmying and shaking I can get them on! 

I've worked SO hard to get here 😀 So close!

MAY 18th

BREAKFAST: 1/2 grapefruit (35 cal) oatmeal w/ honey, raisins & cinnamon (200 cal)

SNACK: capati quesadilla w/ low fat cheese (200 cal) 1/2 scone (70 cal)

LUNCH: Greektastic Salad (150 cal) capati w/ peanut butter (150 cal)

SNACK: handful semi-sweetened chocolate chips (100 cal) 1 slice whole wheat bread (100 cal)

DINNER: 1/2 capati w/ cauliflower (70 cal) non fat cottage cheese w/ honey and raisins (250 cal) mango italian ice (40 cal)

TOTAL: 1065 cal

Eek it’s so rainy outside, not motivated to go to the gym at all … days like this really make me miss my time living in the tropics 😦 It was never too cold and ugly for exercise.

Thailand in Dec 2009. Tummy pudge from all the Christmas food 😦

EXERCISE: 1 hour treadmill (-550 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 15 min weights (-35 cal)

MAY 17th

BREAKFAST: strawberries (40 cal) 1 slice whole wheat toast w/ non fat cottage cheese and sugar free jam (130 cal)

SNACK: Low Cal Banana Muffin (85 cal)

LUNCH: Greektastic Salad (150 cal) capati w/ peanut butter (150 cal)

DINNER: Baked Brizza (180 cal) non fat cottage cheese w/ raisins (120 cal) handful raisins (120 cal)

TOTAL: 975 cal

My usual morning!

EXERCISE : 1 hour treadmill (-550 cal) 10 min elliptical (-80 cal) 20 min weights (-50 cal)

MAY 16th

BREAKFAST: 1/2 grapefruit (35 cal) cheerios w/ milk (200 cal)

SNACK: Low Cal Banana Muffin (85 cal)

LUNCH: Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken (230 cal) non fat cottage cheese with cubed pineapple (100 cal)

SNACK: 1/2 slice whole wheat bread with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter (70 cal) diet hot chocolate (25 cal) handful granola (80 cal)

DINNER: 1/2 grilled cheese w/ low fat cheese (150 cal)  Low Cal Banana Muffin (85 cal) non fat cottage cheese with raisins (100 cal)

TOTAL: 1160

EXERCISE: none today, I hurt my back at the gym the day before and could barely walk 😦

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