A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Detox Day

I had a fantastic weekend, but boy was it a bad one for eating. Way too much sodium. I haven't posted my calories and food because I didn't know what the nutrition stats were for everything I ate. Friday night, which I turned into Free Day, I had that Chinese food...no clue what that was. I'm sure it was through the roof in the carb and sodium departments though. Saturday I had about 500 calories before I went to Dwayne's mom's house for the cookout, saving 1,050 for that. I ate 2 pork spareribs, 2 spoons of potato salad, 1 spoon of coleslaw, 1 ear of corn, 2 small yeast rolls, 1 triangle of watermelon and a small piece of cake made with Splenda. I might have still been okay if it weren't for the fact that I got hungry again about 8pm. Mom told me about Kroger having crab legs on sale for $3.99/lb and Saturday was the last day of the sale! Have I mentioned that I'm a seafood FREAK? I ran myself over to Kroger, bought a pound and a half of crab legs which was 4 clusters, and the dog and I were in seafood Heaven. And yes, I dipped them in butter. REAL hot drawn butter. Is there any other way to properly eat crab legs? I think not. :)

As far as exercise goes, I went hiking for 2 hours with Dwayne on Friday, but I didn't do a dang thing on Saturday. Way too sore. I couldn't even lift my free weights to do any arm exercises. I enjoyed the holiday weekend, but I am truly glad that it's over! Time to get back on track, and it was slow going today, for sure. It took me ALL DAY LONG to talk myself into getting on that treadmill today, but I finally did it. I walked a mile in 15:50. I KNEW not to go more than 1 day w/o exercising. It is easy for me to fall out of the habit. So easy. I'm glad I made it down there. That in itself makes today a win! I did great with my calories too. My limit this week is 1550, but I purposely came in under. I got on the scale this morning and I did some damage over the wknd. I needed to jumpstart the next 5 days before time to weigh in. Maybe I'll break even by Friday...please God.

Goal Stats:

Calories 1550
Carbs 250
Fat 60
Protein 136

Today's Stats:

Calories 1046
Carbs 123
Fat 16
Protein 105

Here's my food intake for the day:

2 pcs. of homemade turkey sausage (4 oz.)
2 c. of coffee w/ sugar-free creamer

Big salad (romanine, spinach, broc slaw, onions, tomatoes, cukes, bell peppers, lite Italian)
1/2 of a blueberry banana muffin

Big turkey burger (7 oz.) on sourdough w/ toms, onions, lettuce, lite mayo, ketchup
6 baby dill pickles

1 c. watermelon
1 frozen strawberry smoothie (1 c. strawbry, 1 c. 1% milk, 3 tbsp fat free lite van yogurt, ice)
(The smoothie wasn't sweet enough so I threw in 1 Stevia packet)
Lots of water....NO TEA, NO COKE......only water :)

Quote For The Day:

"There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul." -Anonymous


  1. Glad to hear you had a fun weekend, and good job with getting back on the healthy wagon. :-D

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