Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

And today's food diary!

Well, it was my first meeting and weigh in since before we went to Ottawa and holidays started.  I was a bit apprehensive about it....being pretty sure I was going to be up.  Part of me contemplated not even going and working hard for a week, but I put on my big girl panties, hiked them up to my armpits and took off for the meeting.

I got out of the house early enough to meet up with the ladies who walk around the block before the meeting, so that was a nice change.

The reason I was pretty sure I was up (aside from my lack of exercise and over abundance of food) was that we bought ourselves a set of scales for home.  Up until now, we didn't own a set.  I bought a Weight Watchers Brand for this reason..I had bought a set for a contest prize and the member who won them said they were pretty much bang on to the scales at TOPS.

So, I weighted myself just before I walked down and they read 258.50 lbs.  I wasn't surprised, but disappointed in myself none the less.

So officially...totals for this week:

Last weigh in: (July 31) - 255.75 lbs
This week: 255.50 lbs

Yeppers!  That is a LOSS!  I will take that quarter of a pound thank you very much!

That means, the scales at home are off by about 3 lbs.  Now that I know that, I can use it as a judge to how my week is going.

As for the food diary....there is a lot of food on it, but small quantities.  I'm still pretty excited about my lunch container and the food I packed in it, that I can barely contain myself until it's time to eat it. (which is an oddity...I hate breakfast and lunches..or rather ones that are not prepared and eaten at home....I am NOT a sandwich girl!)

This is my breakfast container.  I have a Greek yogurt (90 calories) , bar (100 calories)  and the fixings for a mini bagel egg sandwich.  I has some liquid egg in the fridge.  Each 1/4 serving is 30 calories. I put one serving in muffin cups and baked them in the oven.  I left one out and froze the other 7.  I am not sure how they will be after they come out of the freezer.   I also found these cute little mini bagels that are 100 calories.  They are smaller but still give you the satisfaction of the thick chewy bagel. With a thin slice of cheese (60 calories), the whole mini sandwich would be 190 calories.  I ended up passing on the egg...it was a southwest blend with peppers, etc. and in the end I just couldn't do it.  Perhaps with the plain egg.

In total: 340 calories

Now for the lunch part, working left from right:

  • 60 grams of Honey Maple Turkey Breast - 68 calories
  • 1 light Mini Babybel Cheese - 50 calories
  • 25g Almonds - 150 calories
  • 1/2 cup grapes - 31 calories
  • 1/2 cup raspberries - 32 calories
  • 1/2 cup cucumber - 8 calories
  • Veggie Dip - 40 calories
  • 12 mini rice cakes - 90 calories
In total: 521 calories

I had a toasted tomato sandwich and some more almonds when I got home instead of dinner with the family.

  • Sandwich, including bread, butter and tomato - 267 calories
  • Almonds - 300 calories
In total: 567 calories

Then after I got home, I had another mini dinner.

  • 1 light Mini Babybel Cheese - 50 calories
  • 1/2 cup grapes - 31 calories
  • 9 pita crackers - 120 calories
  • 2 pepperoni sticks - 140 calories
In total: 341 calories

The total intake for the day: 1769 calories
Calories burned: 128 calories

Net loss: 35 calories

All in all, not a bad holiday or day!


  1. Great Job . It can be very difficult to have a holiday and stay on track. Sounds like you did Awesome. Love the Breakfast and Lunch Idea's They look Very Yummy. I've been struggling right now,Seem to have lost my Get up and Go. Weigh In is Tomorrow night. Should be a Small Loss. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a awesome week.

  2. I love your little food carriers!! I have been indecisive with what I want to carry my lunch in, as we have only a standard-sized fridge for 84 employees at work (not that all 84 work on a daily basis but some seem to think this is their home fridge... UGH!) My current ones require pretty cold temps to keep my food cold.... So I'm considering pulling out my old Coleman cooler and just keeping that at my locker with some fridge packs in it. Awesome day for you too BTW!! Congrats on the loss!

  3. So far you are doing such a great job! Keep plugging away! I like the pictures of your meals. I just got a book from a friend called "The flat belly diet". I am not going to endorse it as I haven't tried it yet, and I am not quite sure of its main principles, but it does have a lot of great ideas for on the go breakfasts, snacks, and lunches, if you can get it from your library to take a quick look. I came to your blog from your link on the Ontario TOPS facebook group, so keep on linking!!