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

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beach Challenge Food Pics Day 14

I had a busy day today with a couple of temptations, but I made it through.

Breakfast was an egg white scramble with 3 egg whites, 4 oz. of baked chicken, mushrooms & 1/8 c. of 2% shredded cheddar cheese.

Calories:  241

Right after I finished eating, around 8:30am, my sister Brandy sent me a txt saying, "I'm going to be about 5 mins late....Elijah peed on the bed".

Wha...?  OH HOLY CRAP!!!!  I told my sister last week that I'd meet her to pick up the kids today so she can go to school!!!!!!  I totally forgot.  Threw on a ball cap and some shoes and ran out the door.  Picked up the kids and she gave me $20 to take them to McDonald's for breakfast.

Normally I avoid fast food places now....just tell myself they're disgusting and gross as I drive by them...and they're not near the temptation that they USED to be when I first started my weight loss journey.  However....all of that changes when you're sitting inside and watching people stuff their faces with pancakes, scrambled eggs, chicken biscuits, egg mcmuffins and breakfast burritos.  The aroma's wafting up your nose, and suddenly...it doesn't seem so gross anymore.  In fact....it seems downright tasty!! 

I let the kids play on the indoor jungle gym for almost an hour and then made them sit down to eat.  Elijah ate the chicken off of 2 chicken biscuits, and Grace ordered a bagel with cream cheese.  I didn't eat anything.  Oh I wanted to....but I told myself if I could hold out and resist THESE calories, then I'd go get some OTHER calories when we left.  By the way, have you ever noticed how slow kids eat??  Between the playing and the eating, I was tortured inside the McD's for over an hour and a half, lol.  But I resisted!

We went to a couple of stores to look around....Belk's and TJMaxx, and then I got to Larry's Subs around noon and had my usual ham and turkey sub that I get when I'm stuck out at lunch time.

Calories:  589

While we're leaving the Larry's Subs parking lot, the kids spy a Bruster's....ice cream!!!!  This would be Temptation #2 for the day.  I took them over and we sat outside in the sunshine while they slurped down their vanilla cones.  Sweets aren't normally a real big temptation for me (unless it's a brownie)...but the week of my cycle....anything and everything is fair game.  Not to mention I saw a huge a$$ picture of a brownie sundae, lol.  But I just white-knuckled the picnic table we were sitting at and let them eat their ice cream.

We stopped by the Dollar General and I picked up a couple of tank tops for $6 and got the kids each one Easter toy that was on sale for 50% off.  We got back home and while the kids were playing with Scarlette, my sister called to say she'd be there in a few mins and did I want to come back up to town and meet her at the Chinese buffet???? 


Temptation #3...and the worst one yet!!!  I hesitated for about 5 seconds....then I turned her down.  I knew tomorrow morning was the weigh-in, I already had Chinese earlier this week, and this weigh-in won't be as near as hot as the last one due to my cycle.  I decided not to sabotage myself completely. 

Brandy got to the house, and instead of picking up the kids and leaving, she sat around on the sofa for a while and we chatted a bit while the kids destroyed my house and terrorized my puppy dog.  The first half of the day was fine, because I purposely kept the kids out shopping and not at my house where they could stress me out.  But I didn't know they were going to be there until 4PM!!!  I snacked a lot while they were there (secretly praying they would LEAVE so Elijah would stop trying to pick Scarlette up by the neck).  But I did take pics of everything.

I attempted to eat a Chobani strawberry yogurt, but Grace tasted it, and decided she needed the other 1/2 of it, so I only got half.

Chobani:  70

Then I had a boiled egg...

Calories:  75

Then some sugar-free lime Jell-O.  These are perfect for when you can't seem to stop snacking, but you don't want to blow your calories. 

Calories:  10

They finally left at 4pm and my nerves were shot.  I wanted to eat and eat and eat....just like yesterday.  So again...just like yesterday....I took a nap.  When I woke up, I made chicken burgers for dinner that I cooked in some extra virgin olive oil.  I had it on a whole wheat sandwich thin w/ 1 Tbsp lite mayo, a little ketchup & mustard, lettuce, tomato and red onion.  Yummy!

Calories:  405

Dessert was a navel orange that I shared with Scarlette.

Calories:  62

I'll have my 2 c. of decaf coffee later this evening with the sugar-free creamer.

Total Calories:  1482

Water Intake:  (4) 32 oz. glasses
Exercise:  None

Tomorrow's the weigh-in, so don't forget to stop by my weigh-in post tomorrow and leave me yours!!  Good luck to everyone....I don't know about you, but I'm glad this crappy week is almost over, lol.  Next week has GOT to be better!  :)


  1. Wow...you seem to have this down pat...I'm so impressed with your control in the face of these stressful issues...await your sainthood for watching your sister's kids. It's coming if I had any say.

  2. Wow what great resistance - The Bruster's would have been hard for me too, the other 2 not so much :)
    It is amazing how strong we can be when we want but if we give in it can all be downhill.

    I have learn't not to get stressed when my brothers kids are here, the walls, floor and everything in between get trashed by them.

    Keep up your good day.

  3. You did good dear...you have come a long way!

    Totally off topic, but after seeing the watermelon yesterday & the orange today, I did want to mention...I know you said that Scarlette will eat anything...so will Bijou, but I had a friend whose dog actually developed diabetes & a huge problem was the fruit that she was eating - no lie - became insulin dependent and everything. Just go easy on the fruit with her, just to be safe ; )

  4. Hi Tammy. Congrats on another brilliant diet day despite all the temptation. 1 1/2 hours in McDs and you ate nothing ... I don't know how you did it. You are so strong right now!

    Hope tomorrow will be good!

    Bearfriend xx

  5. I'm sure it will be better! Good for you for resisting all those temptations! It shows how much you really want this.

  6. Tell me more about that chicken burger, that looks good. What brand is that?

    Scarlette eats ORANGES? haha I felt like I could somehow understand watermelon, but orange struck me funny.

    I am SO PROUD of you today. I feel like I read the post almost holding my breath to see WWTD..(what would Tammy do...) with each temptation, and you did so great!!!! Bravo, Chrissy.

  7. BRUSTER'S! Yum! Hahaha Good for you, for resisting. I haven't had the opportunity to be tempted by Bruster's in several months, but now that it's getting warmer out, the temptation will probably be more frequent. I'm sure I'll allow myself to have some a couple of times this summer, but as long as I work it into my plan, it's all good.

  8. oh girl you did so well..wow i just dont know if i could turn down the ice cream..thats my weakness..im so glad you didnt go totally crazy..arent kids fun..hehe have a great friday and good luck with the weigh in..kelli

  9. Temptation Tormented Tammy but Tammy Won!!!

    Your determination is shining bright right now, keep on polishing it Tammy it will light your way to success...

    love you girl


  10. You are a stronger woman than I, Tammy! I know you'll reap big rewards at the scale this week.

  11. Weigh In Challenge - 169.6
    This week challenge loss - 1.6
    Total challenge loss - 5 Down - half way

  12. Tammy...You are awesome!!! Thank you for stopping by my blog the other day and giving me that pep talk and all the advice. Love ya for that!! :)

    I weighed in this morning and lost 1.2 from Tuesdays gain!! Woohoo!! I hope you are keeping track of the total loss because I don't remember where I started from, what I gained, etc.

    Again, thanks for everything. You made my day. :)