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

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Back In The Groove

When I got back from the beach nearly 2 weeks ago, I weighed 241.0. Last Friday, I weighed 241.0. This morning I weighed 241.2. So I've basically maintained the last 2 weeks, which was a bit of a shock. I figured since I wasn't concentrating on the food and counting every calorie that I was just getting fatter and fatter. This kind of makes me think that when I finally get to maintenance, that it might be easier than I thought. That's good news!

Today was the day I picked to get back on track, instead of waiting until next Monday when I start Kandice's Challenge (she chose next Monday as our start date). After I got up this morning and weighed, I remembered that I had asked my mom, dad, sister Amy and 2 of my nieces and nephews to meet me out for lunch today. I had forgotten that this was the day to get back on track. So I called Mom and changed plans. I invited all of them over to my house for lunch instead so I could control my calories. The original plan was for them to be here at 11am. I was out running errands when Mom called and changed the time to 1pm. No big deal, but I was going to be hungry before then, and was out without my camera, so I had 3 chicken tenders from the Publix deli while grocery shopping that I didn't get to take a pic of. I also completely forgot to take a pic of the Subway sandwich that Dwayne brought me for dinner tonight. It might take a day or two to fully get back in the groove of picture-taking, but I'm working on it. I'm also a tad over calories for the day. My goal is to not exceed 1800 cals and I ended at 1824 today because I forgot to write a Kashi bar down that I ate this afternoon, and didn't realize it until I sat down to type this post. :)

Breakfast was my usual....an egg white scramble w/ 4 egg whites, 3 oz. baked chicken breast, 1/8 c. of 2% shredded cheese and a few onions, mushrooms and bell peppers.

Calories:  218

I had 2 c. of decaf coffee w/ 2 Tbsp of fat-free half & half with breakfast.

Calories:  30

(3) chicken tenders from the deli while out shopping.

Calories:  300

For lunch with my family, I made shrimp tacos/fajitas.  I sauteed some shrimp in Pam olive oil cooking spray and sprinkled them with some chili powder, cumin & creole seasoning.  I also sauteed some onions & green-red-orange bell peppers.  I chopped some tomato and had some shredded lettuce, along with some 2% shredded cheese & lite sour cream.  Dessert was watermelon.

My lunch was one 90 cal low carb wheat wrap w/ 4 oz. shrimp, onions, peppers, 1 Tbsp salsa verde, 2 Tbsp lite sour cream & 2 c. of watermelon.

Calories:  275

Calories:  98

This afternoon I had a blackberry graham Kashi bar....I remembered to take the pic, but forgot to write down the calories til later.

Calories:  110

Fridays and Saturdays are always tricky because Dwayne's here from Friday evening through Saturday night.  We eat very differently and sometimes it can be quite the challenge to find something that we can eat together.  We decided on Subway tonight.  I still had about 800 cals to use at this time, so I went to Subway's website and looked up their nutrition guide to see what kind of sub I wanted.  I chose a 6" on wheat Subway club w/ double meat (an extra 90 cals), cheese, lite mayo, spicy mustard, lettuce, banana peppers, pickles & onions.  I forgot to take a pic of this.

Calories:  500
6" Subway club

After dinner, I shared a navel orange with Dwayne.  My half was 30 cals...just realized I forgot to take a pic of that, too!!! 

Calories:  30
1/2 navel orange

About 9pm tonight I was just WAY too hungry. I normally never eat this late, but I still had plenty of calories left so I made another egg white scramble w/ (4) egg whites, 3 oz. chicken breast, 1/8 c. 2% shredded cheese, onions, red bell peppers & mushrooms.

Calories:  218

I had 2 c. of coffee tonight with 3 Tbsp. of fat-free half & half.

Calories:  45

Total Calories:  1824

I didn't drink enough water today, and I didn't get in any exercise.  I'm not quite back in the groove with these 2 things yet, but I'll be working on it. 

Also, posting pics on Saturdays is going to be iffy.  I don't want to promise pics on that day because I found during my beach challenge that although I always went into the weekend with a plan, Dwayne had an amazing ability of destroying it, lol.  My menu often changes, and we end up out somewhere and I forget the camera, etc.  So Saturday is the one day that I'm letting myself off the hook on stringent picture taking.  However, if my day goes the way I plan it, then I'll do a food pic post on Saturday night after Dwayne leaves.  :)

Hope all of you have a FABULOUS weekend!!  :)


  1. Congratulations on a great Day 1! I think it makes sense to have started around 1800 cal. I know for myself that when I've been eating pretty recklessly, it's helpful to take down the calories over a few days rather than just cut off at 1400. It's better for my mind, anyway.
    Your food looks great.

    I hope you have a great weekend! I plan to email you, but you never know what may come up! Glad to hear you sounding strong and determined.

  2. Yum! Glad to see you are okay.

  3. Hi Tammy. Well done with getting back on track. And negotiating the social eating - always tricky.

    I bet your family were very happy with that meal! They're lucky to have you cooking such healthy delicious stuff for them.

    Hope your Saturday goes well.

    Bearfriend xx

  4. Glad you're back on track, chica. I'm moseying (is that spelled right?) my way back there too. Can't wait for the challenge to start on Monday.

  5. Great job, Tammy! I do believe you have your head in the right place. Keep it up! (And you know I LOVE your food pics!)

  6. You're funny! I had subway for lunch today. It was GOOD! Glad you're getting back in the groove! I'm right there with you!

  7. What the heck is fat free half and half? What's in the other half? I don't get it.