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

Friday, February 19, 2010

Holding Steady

Same weight as last Friday....231.0.  I've shown a gain on my monthly progress for the last 3 months.  This month, I showed an 8.6 lb. LOSS.  It looks like I've finally got things turned around and headed in the right direction.  Thank God for miracles.  :)

I'm doing some menu planning this week....something I never do.  My tastes change daily so I don't bother with planning out my food.  I decided to do it this week just to give me something different to focus on.  I think it will be a bit of a challenge to actually stick to it.  My goal this week is 1500 cals/day.  I want to try to start the first week of my new month off with a good loss.  I'll bump it back to 1800 next week.  I know 1500 is a little low if I'm working out 5x/week. but I also know that changing things up is a good thing, too. 

I made my own version of an Egg McMuffin this morning.  Here's what I put on it:

Thomas Everything bagel thin - 110 cals
2 egg whites                          -   34 cals
Kraft 2% Amer. chz.             -   45 cals
3 slices Canadian bacon        -   60 cals
1 tsp Kraft lite mayo              -   15 cals

My version is bigger than McD's, tastier, more filling and probably has less sodium.
My version is 264 cals.
McD's version is 300 cals.

Here's my pic:

Quote For the Day:

"Never be afraid to do something new.  Remember, amateurs built the Ark; professionals built the Titanic."  -Unknown


  1. That's awesome! I like your never give up attitude! Your breakfast looks yummy. I eat a similar sandwich every day. I like to eat the protein because I don't get hungry until lunch time.


  2. T knew it, I felt it in my bones that you were turning a corner..that breakfast looks delicious.

    Proud of you Tammy my Girl xxx

    Big Hugs


  3. Awesome looking breakfast. It's making me hungry! Good luck planning out your menus. Like you I have a hard time sticking to my planned menus..I hope it works for you this week.

    Great job with a monthly loss this month. So proud of you. Keep it up.

  4. LOL...okay I clicked on the blog and not the video, forgive me!!!

  5. Love breakfast sandwiches! I make those often, because I'm not really a b'fast person. Your sandwich looks wonderful.

  6. great work, good job. Just stay steady! Have a great week end, Hugs, Kathleen

  7. I'm so glad things are heading in the right direction for you!

    Love the quote! ;)

  8. Wonderful! Great job maintaining for the week!!!

  9. Hey Tammy,
    Isn't the view always better once you get around the corner? I knew you could do it! And great job on the holding steady too.:-)
    Your breakfast sandwich looks too yummy, and the calories are just right too. Awesome!
    Love the quote too. As always, you leave me with an extra dose of inspiration at the end of your post.
    Have a great weekend!

  10. Menu planning doesn't really suit me either, but I do thinking changing things up and trying something new is a good idea. Nothing says you have to adopt it as a lifesytle change, just see how it goes and don't prepare any meals consisting of 1/2 a Mahi sandwich and 5 fries!

  11. Hi Tammy. That's a brilliant loss in the last month.

    Your bagel looks very yummy!

    Bearfriend xx

  12. So glad the scale is moving in the right direction again Tammy! I've got to do some cross border shopping and find myself some of those Thomas Bagel thins...NOW!

  13. Yay for the great loss this month! That means you erased to of the last three months gains. You just need to lose four more pounds and you'll be back to your lowest weight. :D Good job, Tammy. You've had some setbacks, but it's great that you have your determination back again.

    I find menu planning VERY helpful. First of all, that way you can perfectly fit in the calories you need, and make sure to plan things like enough servings of fruit and vegetables. Second of all, at least for me, once I make that plan, I like to stick to it. I guess I'm a little OCD in that way, but it works for me.

  14. Great turnaround! Sexy looking sandwich too!