Thursday, June 7, 2012

Some good news, some "eh" news, and some new challenge participants

Extra, Extra - Read all about my crappy food choices on Wednesday!

I got up this morning with the full intent of taking a walk with my husband and the dogs but when I got downstairs, all I heard was the echo of my own voice - I was too late - they had already left the house (uh, maybe because I never called down to them that I was awake and wanted to tag along - duh!). I plan on hitting the gym later so it's not the world's biggest tragedy, but I do like the morning air in my lungs and there is something that makes me feel good about taking a walk in the AM. I guess it makes my day feel like it has started off on the right foot, so to speak...Pathetic pun intended.

No worries about missing the walk today, though. I'm sitting here with a steaming cup of joe, catching up with people's blogs. I love to do this in the morning as well. I must admit, catching up with everyone is a bit of a challenge within the Summer Sizzle Challenge itself because there are so many people participating. As a matter of fact, we have three new people that have asked if they could join this week! They are:
Annie at
Cathy at
Kia at a View from Here. (I don't have your blog url so please send it to me).

Please update your lists! I will add them to my blog list at the side of my page.

Because we have such a huge group (and for the sake of not hanging out in front of my computer all day), I think what I may have to do is limit comments to two or three times a week - Sunday and another day or two. BUT, I will check in and read every day if you have a new post! I like to see how everyone is doing! Please know I am always here to root you on. If you feel you need more support, please just ask for it!

Based on what I am reading as I make my blog rounds is that the general consensus among the Summer Sizzle challengers has been that tracking food SUCKS (Come on, admit you have been cursing me up and down this week - LOL) - but the good news is everyone is still doing it and we are more than half way through the week! I have been tracking every morsel, measuring and weighing (it's more exact if I am at home but I still track foods I eat outside of the house too) and for the first couple of days, I did great food-wise (see last post). Tuesday was awesome in the AM, then I skipped lunch and dinner was all kinds of crazy. When I say crazy, I don't mean "whole-pizza in my face" kind of crazy. But I do mean that  I consumed more than my caloric limit allows and I think it was because I let myself get so hungry, I wasn't able to stop at one helping for dinner. Plus dinner was really freaking delicious.

Wednesday would have been Ok except for the sneak attack lunch which included a burger and fries. On some level, it took the pleasure out of these foods knowing I had to  A) write it down on the food log, B) confess to eating it on my blog, and C) suffer the consequence of making such poor food choices. Even though it was good organic beef, and the fries were not greasy (it wasn't fast food), I know there was salt and fat and calories galore, and yeah, I am feeling a little bloaty today. And I'm up half a pound. It could be worse - I realize this. But it does make me more cognizant of the fact that I need to be more diligent about eating well the rest of the week if I want this weight to start disappearing. Call me insane, but I am pretty damn sure eating fries is not going to make that happen.

Anyhoo- so as not to drag the suspense out any longer (ha ha), I give you my eats and drinks for the past 2 days:

Tuesday June 5 (1546 total cals - Meh!)

Breakfast (total 251 cals)
Lite English Muffin - 90 cals
2 egg whites - 32 cals
Fresh broccoli - 12 cals
grape tomatoes - 7 cals
1 slice lorraine swiss - 110 cals

No lunch

Dinner (total 1295 cals)

Shrimp Stuffed Poblano peppers (I tallied entire recipe and divided by 12 peppers)
2 peppers = 400 cals
roasted red pepper sauce - 40 cals
1 cob of corn (corn = 150 g) - 89  cals
salad with lite northern italian dressing (3 tbsp) -  100 cals
1 oz pepper jack cheese - 110 cals
angelfood cake - 72 cals
1 c fresh strawberries - 79 cals
1/4 c fresh blueberries - 21 cals
fat free whipped cream - 25 cals
15 oz white wine (YIKES!!!!) - 349 cals (holy crap - this is totally my downfall)

 Wednesday June 6 (1848 total cals - Ugh!)

Breakfast (311 total cals)
2 c Special K with Berries - 220 cals
1 c skim milk - 91 cals

Lunch (782 total cals)
1/4 pound 95% fat free burger (organic) w/ lettuce, tomato, raw onion - best guess 242 cals
flour tortilla wrap - 180 cals
french fries - best guess 360 cals

Dinner (755 total cals)
Shrimp Stuffed Poblano Pepper - 200 cals
roasted cauliflower, brussel sprouts, carrots & parsnips - 160 cals
Dessert - 1 c chocolate ice cream (yeah, I know after the earlier burger/fries this was DUMB) - 377 cals

There it is - the good,  the bad, and the fattening.....Here's to a better day today!


  1. I'd say you are doing great!!! And the name of your blog makes me crack up every time I come here. Love it!

  2. Very well written!! So many people resort to dieting pills, but if they would just exercise and eat a little healthier they will see a dramatic change. It’s what helped me to how to lose butt fat.

  3. Keep it coming. I tracked a frappucino from Starbucks. 465 calories. Jerks!!

  4. I would love to be included in this too!


  5. I haven't had trouble tracking and I've come in under the daily calories allotted so that's good. Next week, I'm going to work from a weekly menu and see how that works out.

  6. Hello my dear friend. I have been saying all week I want a bowling alley burger and sweet potatoe fries. So far so good but I just might have to figure that into a weekly menu so I can have it and not over do it. Not yet but maybe later on.
    Tracking hasn't killed me off this week, it just takes a bit more effort then I was use too but it's happening and managable.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend. "See" you on Sunday!

  7. I know it's a bit late but can I join the challenge. Just drop me a message if it's cool? x

  8. *waves* I'm at =)
    Thank you so much for hosting this challenge.

  9. I'm so impressed with your tracking!!