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

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Beach Challenge Food Pics Day 6

How's everyone doing on the first week of the challenge??  I'm doing GREAT!! 

I was away from the house today for about 4 hours running errands and doing my exercise.  I knew Billie couldn't make it to the gym tonight so I chose to take advantage of the sunshine and walked 4 miles at the park.  Since I was out for so long I had lunch out today.  I chose Larry's Subs...an 8" on wheat, Animal (ham and turkey).  The sandwich comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, 2 slices of provolone cheese,  mayo, spicy mustard & italian dressing normally.  Their nutrition guide lists it at 389 cals.  I asked the owner of the franchise if that calorie count included the mayo and cheese.  He said he believed it did, since those items automatically come on the sandwich.  I was seriously questioning that in my mind.  So I ordered the sandwich on wheat with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, spicy mustard...and then I opted for the lite mayo (they use Kraft lite mayo), and NO italian dressing.  I then added 200 cals to what their nutrition guide said and my best guesstimate is 589 for that sandwich.  I also ordered a small Coke to go with it, and only filled it halfway, and didn't drink all of it.  I'm judging that at 6 oz. of Coke.

Breakfast was at 8am...and SURPRISE!!  It wasn't egg whites, lol.  I decided to have a Chobani pineapple yogurt and 1 c. of fresh strawberries.

Calories:  186

I ate the ham and turkey sub around 11:15 am.

Calories:  589

6 oz. of Coke

Cals:  70

I got back home from all my running at 2:30p and immediately grabbed a Ritz cracker/cheese thingie.

Cals:  140

Right after I inhaled this, I made a fantastic salad w/ 3 c. fresh spinach, 2 sliced fresh mushrooms, 1/3 c. carrots, 1 boiled egg, 1/2 c. of cucumbers, 1/2 c. tomatoes, 1 Tbsp. of Hormel 50% less fat bacon pieces and 2 Tbsp. of Marie's Lite Blue Cheese dressing.

Calories:  240

At 4:30p I had an apple and an orange.

Calories:  143

Dinner was at 6pm.  I broiled 6 oz. of cod that I sprinkled with garlic powder, onion powder & a little bit of blackening seasoning.  My sides were 1 c. of steamed brussel sprouts and some Roma tomato slices.

Calories:  254

I had my usual 2 c. of coffee w/ 2 Tbsp. of creamer tonight...30 calories.

Total Calories:  1652

Water Intake:  (4) 32 oz. glasses
Exercise:  Walked 4 miles in just over 1 hour

6 great days completed...1 more to go!  I hope everyone is doing fantastic this week and we can all show a strong start to this challenge with our first weigh-in on Friday....Nite friends!  :)


  1. You're doing great! I will probably be the first weigh in result because my Friday comes before you here in Asia!

  2. I think you're going to win the award at the end of this challenge!! ;D You're doing so awesome! It's inspiring!

  3. Wonderful food, you are on a roll my girl and it ain't a bread roll!! Unlike me..lol

    Proud of You


  4. Wow you are doing fabulous! WI tomorrow and I can hardly wait to see your results with all this hard work!!

  5. Still enjoying following your challenge, you really eating so well...

  6. Hi Tammy - High five for another great day. I'm doing well also, by some miracle! Knowing Friday is weigh day is helping keep me on track. I'm also excited and nervous to weigh in tomorrow! Should be interesting!

    I use avocado in salads, or just sliced with tomatoes, onions and S&P with a little red wine vinegar and oil. YUMMY! And also I've mashed it a little and used it on a sandwich in place of mayo. Tastes fantastic and lots of healthy fat. You gotta try one. Make sure you buy one that is just a little soft - not mushy soft and not hard. If you get a hard one, let it sit in your fruit bowl a day or 2 until it softens a bit. I know you'll love it if you love guac!

  7. Friday weigh in 212.5 loss of 4lbs since Monday. Don't know what my start weight was for Friday?

  8. Awww! I wish I'd found your challenge in time to join! So glad I ventured over here to your blog :)

  9. Sorry, Tammy. I thought it was Friday this morning. I am losing it. I am not sure what I was last Friday, I could only remember Monday's weight of 216. It I said it was 214, it was, so count it as that. I must have gained over the week end which isn't surprising considering what I consumed. I apologize.

  10. You are doing so well. I had a horrible day yesterday...my first day of "binging" - and I am not a binger! lol. I came down with something and for whatever reason decided to polish off a bag of cookies and like 6 fruit roll-ups! I'm back on it today though...

    Working out hasn't been as productive simply because of my illness + cycle - but NO EXCUSES! I'm pushing through it. I will post my results nonetheless tomorrow! :-)

  11. Yes, I want to be in the chalenge. I know you've already been going for a week and I might not lose 10, but hey....I might. And I can use a little incentive. :-)