The Girl Who Could (Formerly) Eat Anything

Getting fit and taking names

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Meal 1: Chili, chocolate, peanut butter (546)
Meal 2: Pasta with olive oil and cheese, almonds (567)
Meal 3: Fruit smoothie (364)

Total calories: 1,477

Exercise: None


May 24, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Yesterday, I went home for lunch and found peanut butter cookies cooling on racks on the counter. By the end of the day., I’d eaten most of them. I have no idea how many calories or points they were. They were very good. So my plan for the rest of the week is to forget points and just track calories and do the best I can until I can restart on Monday.

Even though I don’t know the calories or points, here is a log of what I ate yesterday:

Meal 1: Yogurt
Meal 2: Chili, peanut butter, dark chocolate, cookies
Meal 3: Cookies, swiss cheese
Meal 4: Fruit smoothie


May 23, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Monday, May 21, 2012

I can already tell this week is going to be void of exercise. Grrr. I didn’t have time last night. I went home and made crescia (it’s an Italian cheese bread). Along with my daughter’s graduation next week, we will also be celebrating my mother’s, aunt’s and best friend’s birthdays and they all love crescia, so as a present to them and the graduate, I baked some. I also needed to male chili since I ate the last of my last batch on Sunday. It was going to be dinner last night, but by the time I finished it, I’d eaten so many nibbles of bread dough that I wasn’t the least bit hungry. I also vacuumed the house.

I have to be at work until 5 today for a Spanish class, then I need to clean bathrooms when I get home so people don’t run away in disgust when they come stay at my house.

Tomorrow I need to vacuum again, but that will include moving furniture and getting all the crevices and stairs and clean the litterboxes. E has “convocation” at 7 way on the other side of town and has to be there by 6. We can’t figure out what exactly it is, as it’s a separate ceremony from the graduation but she has to attend it in order to attend graduation. This school of hers is just odd.

Thursday will be a drive down to Orlando to pick someone up from the airport, so seven hours round trip. I’m hoping I’ll be able to squeeze a workout in before we have to leave, but I’m not optimistic.

So that’s my week! Below is yesterday’s food:

Meal 1: Veggie burger with swiss, chocolate, peanut butter (545) (10)
Meal 2: Crescia dough (200) (4)
Meal 3: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 1,109
Total points: 19

Exercise: None

Remaining WP: 35
Total and remaining AP: (0) (0)

May 22, 2012 Posted by | Menus, Nothing More Than Feelings | Leave a comment

Where to go from here?

Well, I managed a less than 1 pound loss last week. My average daily calories (net) were 958 and I exercised every day except Friday, and even then I had a softball game so I got in some activity (we won, by the way — last game of the season!).

I left 20 activity points on the table. I didn’t really do it on purpose. I’m not even deliberately eating so little. It’s just that I am not hungry enough to eat more. I work all day, so I can’t constantly eat. Then I try to exercise after work, which takes an hour or more, then a shower and exercise actually stunts my appetite, so by the time I’m hungry, I eat my dinner and have my smoothie and it’s bed time.

I know one school of thought is to eat more. And that actually used to work well for me. I saw my highest losses when I ate every last point Weight Watchers allowed. But not anymore. When I do that now, I maintain or gain. But then again, when I eat less, I maintain or gain.

Yes, I’m lighter (slightly) this week than last. But that’s my pattern, anyway. I bounce week to week between 152 and 154 and anywhere in between. It doesn’t matter if I eat more or I eat less. I don’t know how this is even possible, but it’s getting beyond annoying. Weight training isn’t making a difference. My measurements are the same.

I’m going to keep tracking and exercising as much as I can for a few more weeks and see what happens. If I see results, I’ll keep going. If I don’t, I don’t know what I’m going to do. I guess keep going, anyway, because at least I’m not gaining weight anymore. I’m definitely going to try the pill again after I get my IUD out, but that won’t be for a while.

I have a challenge coming the next two weeks. My daughter is graduating high school next week. A lot of people are coming to visit. It’s going to make fitting in a workout difficult and I know there is going to be a lot of food and alcohol flowing and I have a tough time controlling myself around the kind of food we’ll have.

One thing seems to be consistent in my life: Every time I commit to a routine, something like this comes up. Holidays, birthdays, graduations, trips out of town … I’m starting to lose my motivation to even bother.

May 21, 2012 Posted by | Nothing More Than Feelings, Progress | Leave a comment

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Meal 1: Yogurt, almonds (246) (6)
Meal 2: Chili, dark chocolate, peanut butter (546) (11)
Meal 3: Pasta with olive oil and cheese (566) (11)
Meal 4: Chocolate truffle torte (310) (8)
Meal 5: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 2,032
Total points: 41

Exercise: Walk (800) (8)

Remaining WP: 0
Total and remaining AP: (32) (20)

May 21, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Meal 1: Yogurt, almonds (246) (6)
Meal 2: Chili, dark chocolate, peanut butter (546) (11)
Meal 3: Swiss cheese (162) (3)
Meal 4: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 1,318
Total points: 25

Exercise: Weights, rowing machine, walk/jog (675) (6)

Remaining WP: 8
Total and remaining AP: (24) (24)

May 19, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Friday, May 18, 2012

Meal 1: Chai latte, chocolate covered banana chips (135) (4)
Meal 2: Almonds, dark chocolate, peanut butter (326) (8)
Meal 3: Veggie sub with cheese (760) (15)
Meal 4: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 1,585
Total points: 32

Exercise: None

Remaining WP: 12
Total and remaining AP: (18) (18)

May 19, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meal 1: Mini Milky Way and Mini 3 Musketeers (64) (2)
Meal 2: Chili, dark chocolate, peanut butter (546) (11)
Meal 3: Veggie burger with swiss cheese on bread, almonds (431) (8)
Meal 4: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 1,405
Total points: 26

Exercise: Walk/jog (425) (4)

Remaining WP: 23
Total and remaining AP: (18) (18)

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Meal 1: Chili, dark chocolate, peanut butter (546) (11)
Meal 2: Asparagus, olive oil, almonds, yogurt (323) (7)
Meal 3: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 1,233
Total points: 23

Exercise: Weights, rowing machine, walk/jog (575) (5)

Remaining WP: 28
Total and remaining AP: (14) (14)

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Meal 1: Chili, dark chocolate, peanut butter (546) (11)
Meal 2: Veggie burger with swiss on bread, almonds (431) (8)
Meal 3: Fruit smoothie (364) (5)

Total calories: 1,341
Total points: 24

Exercise: Walk (400) (4)

Remaining WP: 30
Total and remaining AP: (9) (9)

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Menus | Leave a comment

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