Ridin’ off into the sunset

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I am glad to be home and back to my normal plan - I visited a lot of people and going out to eat was a big part of the social activities. I ate better than I would have previously but could have eaten smaller portions.
It won’t surprise me if Monday shows a bit [...]


Posted at: November 30th, 2008 - 1:39 am - Number of Comments » 0

Well today I came to visit my mom and tomorrow we head to my brother’s for Thanksgiving. I ate well earlier today, staying on plan as I packed to leave and got my oil changed.
When I arrived my mom had made a surprise dinner for me. I wasn’t sure how I would handle it but [...]


Posted at: November 27th, 2008 - 12:56 am - Number of Comments » 2

Putting a sample food journal up early this week because I’ll be leaving for the Thanksgiving Holiday tomorrow.   

Item Name
Calories

Banana
90.75

Spinach
10

Light Mayonnaise
35

Tuna
150

Triscuit Crisps Quattro Formaggio
140

M & M’s 
157.5

Onion, Raw
14.52

Beef Steak Tips In Bourbon Sauce
419.4

Thai Rice
584.5

red potato
33

Granola Bars
90

Yessinia’s Empanada
300

Natural Popcorn, Mini Bag
165

Calories Allowed
1,851.45

Calories Consumed
2,189.67

Calories Burned
377

Net Calories
1812.67

The empanadas were a gift from a friend - [...]


Posted at: November 25th, 2008 - 11:42 pm - Number of Comments » 0

It’s Thanksgiving week and I’m prepared to take a break from calorie counting on Turkey day. But today I had two papers due and a lot of stress around packing, checking pass conditions, getting the papers done, gas money, etc.
The morning started out normally. I ate two bananas and a granola bar throughout the morning [...]


Posted at: November 25th, 2008 - 4:55 pm - Number of Comments » 6

When I was a kid I did my own version of free style rock climbing. I grew up running all over Cougar Mountain and explored the nooks and cranny’s of the area behind my friend’s house. I was good at finding footholds and clambering up small cliffs and embankments. This was back in the 70’s [...]


Posted at: November 24th, 2008 - 5:44 pm - Number of Comments » 1

Well it’s time for my official Monday morning weigh-in!
I really increased my water intake this week so some of this has to be water weight but I’m pleased to see some more weight come off. I’m spending most of my time at my parent’s house this weekend where I’ll be without my scale and have [...]


Posted at: November 24th, 2008 - 8:24 am - Number of Comments » 0

I’m excited to get my official number for this week’s weigh-in. It should be a loss so things are going in the right direction. I took my weekly pictures a few minutes ago. I can see a difference in my face and I think a neck might be emerging from wherever it’s been hiding!
I’ve [...]


Posted at: November 23rd, 2008 - 6:19 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I don’t usually care one way or another about ice cream but for the last two days I’ve been jonsing for a DQ Blizzard. I decided I might get one this week sometime so I decided to look at the nutrition info.
A small Hawaiian or Banana Split Blizzard comes in at 440 calories, the best [...]


Posted at: November 22nd, 2008 - 10:52 pm - Number of Comments » 2

“If 3,500 calories sounds like a lot to you, it’s not really. Gaining a pound is as easy as eating 250 calories more a day, for instance 3 chocolate chip cookies or 2 ounces cheddar cheese, for two weeks.”
I thought this quote from howstuffworks.com was good for some perspective on how weight creeps up on [...]


Posted at: November 22nd, 2008 - 4:07 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I’m a little stressed out about school right now but I’m trying to make sure that doesn’t throw me off plan. So far everything is going well this week and I’m looking forward to my official weigh-in on Monday morning. I got in some walking and have been sticking with my calorie goals.
I have [...]


Posted at: November 22nd, 2008 - 11:33 am - Number of Comments » 0