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Wednesday : The Week Is Flying By !!!!

Posted by Susan on September 2, 2009

Already halfway to the weekend ! I love it when time flies like this week has ! I am REALLY tired tonight so I am going to make this post short and sweet !

Breakfast : Oatmeal with Zoe’s Granola and chocolate peanut butter , with a banana. Something I never noticed before about bananas …… they are really filling ! I’ll have to buy them more often !

For my AM snack I had a nectarine and Chobani Greek Yogurt. ( I took a pic but forgot to upload it ! )

As I mentioned yesterday, we threw a Bridal Shower for a co-worker today. I decided to skip the 6 ft. cold cut sub, and other goodies and stick to my own lunch brought from home.


For lunch today I went light …….veggie salad with sunflower seeds and sesame sticks for protein. I did this because ……………………

One of my co-workers makes the most amazing cakes in the world ! During my dieting time, I always passed on her delicious cakes, but now that I am maintaining , I made sure I had some ! It was so worth every single calorie !!!!! Moist marble cake with butter cream frosting ! I didn’t have a huge piece, but I had enough and I savored every heavenly bite. I also had 1/2 of a fudge brownie !!!!


Burger night is the only night of the week Matt and I eat together ! He has no desire to embrace a healthy lifestyle and just eats what he wants most nights. He grilled himself a burger and me a turkey burger. I had it on a whole grain sandwich thin with oven fries , corn on the cob, and a salad.

Even though I splurged today on goodies from the shower , I still had dessert. I had some dark chocolate kisses !
Shred Update :
Day # 2 of The 30 Day Shred : Completed along with 30 min. HIIT on the spin bike !
Off to bed ! I am beat ! Sleep tight !

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Wednesday : Two More Days ‘Till The Weekend !!!!!!

Posted by Susan on August 12, 2009


Ah ! Home at last ! Can you tell I hate my job ? Nah ! ( but Yeah !). I love coming home , getting my chores done and then sitting down to read blogs and write my own.

I drank my 3 cups of green tea today, I drink it anyway so it is no big sacrifice. I just finished my last cup today.

Here are my eats for the day :

This morning before I worked out, I had 1/2 an lite whole grain English muffin, with a smear of reduced fat peanut butter. I used to workout fasted, but I find that I have more energy when I when I eat a little something before I get started.

Breakfast this morning was plain oatmeal, Reese’s Puffs ( yeah I know ! I bought them for my niece , but tried them and they were yummy ! I wouldn’t eat them everyday, but once in a while can’t hurt. And they are whole grain !) with a teasp. of Chocolate Dreams Peanut butter. I also has a hard boiled egg.

Snack at work consisted of a yogurt and Fiber One cereal ( I got a large box for $2.00 at Big Lot’s , love that place !)

For lunch I had the other half of the tuna, carrot, broccoli slaw salad I had yesterday, some whole grain crackers, (I packed 4 but only ate 2) a nectarine, and some Special K crackers.

For dinner I had a huge veggie salad consisting of spinach, Romain lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, carrots and some broccoli slaw thrown in. I added reduced fat cheese, sunflower seeds, and a 4 oz. chicken breast. I had some dressing on the side. I dip the tines of my fork into it , just to get the taste on the veggies, but not drown it in the stuff. It works well for me.
Again for dessert it was Diet Coke Cake ! I ALWAYS have dessert. Even when I wasn’t maintaining, I had it. I need it ! I have to end my day with something yummy and sweet , but I try to make it low in calorie and keep the portion reasonable.
I make it with reduced sugar cake mix (Pilsbury makes it) so I save a few calories there. It is much denser than cake made the conventional way, but to me it is more like a fudgie brownie, and I am all about that !
I used to buy 100 calorie cakes but for one thing they are expensive, and they are teeny tiny ! I find the Diet Coke Cake to be both cost effective and it satisfies my need for sweet. I like is as much if not more than real cake. ( I LOVE cake ! Any kind, any flavor !)
I am so glad the week is winding down, the weekend is in sight ! I need to get ready for sleep. I haven’t been too good about getting to bed on time the past few nights because of the beautiful weather. Tonight is raining so no excuses ……. off to bed I go !

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