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

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Beach Challenge Food/Exercise Pics Day 3

Another excellent day!!  It's really been a GREAT weekend and I just cannot wait until Friday's weigh-in.  This is how it SHOULD be....looking forward to weigh-in's instead of dreading them.  I feel good!  Hope you do, too!!

After the last 2 rest days, I made SURE I got my exercise in today.  I got to the park at 1pm and walked 4 miles.  We have a 2 mile trail laid out, and I walked around it 2x.  It took me 1 hr. 10 mins to do it.  On my 2nd loop, I jumped off the trail and ran over to my car to get my camera.  Here's some pics of trail at the park:


Next...the food....including Easter dinner, which I totally planned and prepared for ahead of time.  I even took my food scale and measuring cup with me to Mom's house, lol....hey...I'm serious about getting this weight off.  I'm so sick of the 230's and 240's....I WILL make it to the 220's by the end of this challenge...my goal is 225 lbs. by April 30th and I'm going to rock it all month long!! 

Breakfast was at 10am.  I had 3 egg whites scrambled w/ 3 oz. grilled chicken breast from the night before.  I also added some mushrooms, onions, bell pepper, black olives and 1/8 c. of 2% shredded cheddar cheese.  This was DELICIOUS!!  Again, no salt...I used Adobo seasoning to flavor it.

Calories:  251

At 12pm I tried something new.  I found these Ritz cracker/cheese thingies on sale, buy one get one free, so I grabbed a couple of boxes.  Love me some processed foods, lol.  These were YUM.  :)

Calories:  140

Before I headed out the door for the park, I threw a Kashi bar in my purse for later.  I finished my 4 mile walk at 2:10pm, and ate this driving down the road about 2:20pm.  I am in love with these things!

Calories:  110

At 4:00pm, I had my all-time favorite fruit...WATERMELON!!  I measured out 1 1/2 c. of it.

Calories:  75

At 4:30p I was still feeling snacky so I had an overripe banana.

Calories:  109

Here's a pic of the baked macaroni and cheese I made this afternoon to take to Mom's house for Easter dinner. 

Easter Bunny cake that my mom made...I did NOT have a single bite of it, thank you very much!

Here's what I had for dinner.  I was guessing on the potato salad.  I emailed Pam and asked her if she thought 400 cals for 1 c. sounded good, and she said it may be a little less, but go with the 400 to be safe.  I also guessed that 1/2 c. of mac 'n' chz was around 200.  I took my food scale to mom's and measured out 6 oz. of ham.  (I looked up the calories on http://www.sparkpeople.com/ ahead of time).   I rounded out my plate w/ 1/2 c. of green beans.  There were sweet potatoes and yeast rolls, but I didn't have any of those.  And yes, I actually measured everything out in a measuring cup at the dinner table before I dumped it on my plate, lol.

Calories:  983

Look at all that food!  You'd think I would have been stuffed, right?  Nope.  The truth is I could have had 2 plates that size.  At that point I would have been miserable, yes, but in my pre-weight loss days, I would have eaten 2 full plates w/o even batting an eye.  Tonight, I stuck to my calorie plan and I'm very proud of that.  It feels good to be in control. 

I'll be ending my night w/ 2 c. of decaf coffee w/ 2 Tbsp of sugar-free creamer, which is 30 cals.

Total Calories:  1698

Water Intake:  (4) 32 oz. glasses
Exercise:  Walked 4 miles at park in 1 hr. 10 mins.

This is the end of my 3rd fantastic day...I'm on a roll!!  Hope all of you are, too.  3 days down...27 to go....and our first weigh-in is only 4 days away...I can't wait!!!  :)


  1. wow the trail looks lovely and well done for going round twice!!!

    your easter tea looked delish' i've impressed you resisted the bunny cake not sure i could have been so disiplined!!! :o)

  2. Thank you for the kind comment!! believe me its a flattering photo!!! don't look like that most of the time!!!

    My WL journy is a long one and i still have a long way to go but i'm taking it one weigh in at a time!!! xx

  3. You are doing great - I am getting back on track tomorrow with food, journalling and excersize.
    Have a good week :)

  4. I'm so happy that you are really excited about your challenge and that you are sticking with it...I'm looking forward to your weigh in too!

  5. Great day, great job on not having cake!

  6. You did have a terrific day! :D

  7. Just found your blog -- looking forward to following your journey -- keep up the great work! :-) HAPPY EASTER!

  8. Tammy! You are doing so good!!! So in control! I can hear the motivation and determination in your "voice". Thanks for sharing this with us.

  9. saw your post on my blog. i lost 50 lbs on weight watchers twice, after the birth of both of my kids and only recently took up running 4 years ago. it's a daily battle with me as well!! :-)

  10. You beat Easter! Lol! That's huge!!!

  11. Mmmm, your mac 'n cheese looks so yummy!

  12. This challenge is working for you. So proud of you for resisting the cake. You're doing so well Tammy!

  13. you did great girl...you are awesome..wow 4 miles..i know one day i will get there too..i did 2 miles today..and i was pushing it..happy easter! loveya,kelli

  14. Looks like a Great Day, I love your enthusiasm, it's infectious:o)



  15. Nice running path you have there, can imagine the difference in summer time when everything is green and blooming...

    I am fascinated at the different foods you get in the US - would love to walk through your grocery shops...well done on staying on plan.

  16. My Easter day was a blow out. Too many hot cross buns. Time to get serious. You are doing so amazing....sounds like you are real determined. Love that trail you have for walking. Oh how I wish we had something that nice around here. Hugs, Kathleen

  17. Tammy the trail looks lovely. I'd enjoy that place too. Glad you did 4 miles. I'm very proud of you for doing so well on the eating, especially on a holiday. You go girl!!!!

  18. is it sad that you lost me at FRICK. IS IT REALLY ALMOST SUMMER? ALREADY? HOLY MOLY (although in my head I said holy crap. my head swears like the proverbial truck driver)


  19. Great post! I agree with Pam, 400 may be a little high on the potato salad, but I'm the same way...if I'm not sure, I always over estimate.
    It's funny, I enjoyed some mac and cheese on my Easter dinner plate too!!
    That mac and cheese dish you made---oh my goodness...I wanted to jump into my computer screen and eat it up!!! Wow, one of my favorites!
    Great job on the 4 miles my friend, great job!

    You are on fire! Love it! Yes...looking forward to weigh day is an awesome feeling that you'll have everytime...it's so nice to be friends with the scale.

    My best always

  20. AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEE! Your food looks great - you're getting me all inspired and motivated. I'm going to start tracking on Spark People. Love that you are fired up...excellent.

    And your park pictures are beautiful - nothing looks like Georgia! I love it!

  21. Wish the weather here was not so dreary (Oregon). The park looks like a really nice place to walk. Good on you for staying on your goals.

  22. your trail looks a lot like one we have near us! We went for a long walk Sunday afternoon (ours is 4 miles (2miles in and 2miles back) that follows a river). One of my goals this summer is going to be to run the whole coarse once a week (I would do it daily but it's 35 minutes away).
    Your Easter dinner looks so yummy!!
    Keep on track, you doing great!!

  23. Way to go! I FAILED at planning my easter dinner and didn't even attempt to count the calories . . . I payed for it on the scale this morning!

  24. Yeah Tammy! You are on a roll, and your determination and positive attitude have proved to be infectious. I too am on a roll, and have just finished singing your praises over my way!Great planning for Easter dinner, and I loved the pictures!

  25. Good job!

    I'm loving all your food pics!!

    I've been a little absent from the computer... Is it to late for me to join your challenge? Did it start on Friday?

  26. I'm totally in!!

    I weighed myself on Thursday, and I weighed 181. I'm not sure if I weighed that on Friday or not? I'm guessing so...