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

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Stupid Saturday Food Pics

I said on my post yesterday that Saturday posts will be hit and miss. I always have a "plan" going into the weekend, but more times than not, it doesn't work out. Today's eating was just stupid...a lot of high sodium crap choices, but I did manage to remember to take a pic of almost everything, so I'm posting it. We had to put my car in the shop this morning to fix the broken window (finally!), and Dwayne had his yearly eye appt where they had to dilate his eyes....twice....which pissed him off. We also worked on my resume AGAIN this afternoon, which put ME in a bad mood. It was your basic crappy day. But hey, they can't all be fabulous. Tomorrow will be better...I hope, lol.

I grabbed this Kashi bar on my way out the door to take the car to the garage...this was breakfast.  I cooked Dwayne some bacon, eggs & biscuits and just didn't have time to cook my usual egg white scramble for me. 

Calories:  110

After dropping off the car and Dwayne's eye appt, we stopped by Publix to get lunch out of the deli...it was my suggestion.  I didn't have anything at home to make sandwiches out of, and I figured this would be a better choice than having lunch at a restaurant like we usually do when we're out on Saturdays.

Since I only had 110 cals for breakfast, I was extra hungry at lunchtime, so I got double meat on my turkey sub on wheat.  I also had about 1 Tbsp of mayo, spicy mustard, pickles, onions, banana peppers & lettuce.

Calories:  560

This lunch would have been just fine, if I hadn't eaten 2 of Dwayne's chicken tenders, which I forgot to take a pic of.

2 chicken tenders
Calories:  200

Later I had a banana.

Calories:  110

Then a piece of dark chocolate.

Calories:  45

Here's where things REALLY get stupid.  I ate 200 cals worth of Lay's Salt and Vinegar potato chips.
With the sodium problem.
Eating chips to begin with.
And SALT and vinegar ones to boot.

Calories:  200

Guess what's next?  2 pieces of the leftover bacon from Dwayne's breakfast.  The fact that it says "low sodium" on the BACON package after those chips is laughable.  And I forgot to take a pic of the actual pieces I ate, so I grabbed a pkg of bacon out of the freezer for my pic.

Calories:  70

I made Dwayne some baked chicken with lemon pepper marinade and some Pasta Roni garlic & olive oil angel hair pasta that he LOVES.  I had an egg white scramble with 4 egg whites, 3 oz. of plain baked chicken, mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers & 1/4 c. of 2% shredded cheese.

Calories:  258

I had 2 c. of decaf coffee w/ 2 Tbsp. of sugar-free Coffeemate hazelnut creamer tonight.

Calories for creamer:  30

Total Calories:  1583

So there you have it. 

Here's the cool part.  Apart from the fact that the choices could have been WAY better....I'm still pretty darn proud of the fact that I came in under 1800 cals on a SATURDAY.  That hardly ever happens, so all in all, today was a victory.  :)

Tomorrow's going to be tricky.  I found out a couple of days ago that we're having a going away dinner for an extended family member of mine that's headed off to the Army next month.  This is going to be one of those fat-laden, family reunion-type dinners.  I'm taking my camera and will photograph whatever I eat, but I'm doubting I'll be able to figure out the calories since I'm not making all the food myself.  The "dinner" is at 2pm.  My plan is to eat lighter in the morning, and lighter tomorrow night, and hopefully I'll be able to keep this train on it's tracks.  'Nite friends.  :)


  1. Weekends are so hard! Good for you for keeping the calorie count low!

  2. Hi Tammy. I was expecting something terrible from the title. But can't argue with a less than 1600 cal day really.

    Remember, sodium doesn't interfere with fat loss. It only causes temporary water retention. Nothing else. This will still be a day where you created a good calorie deficit.

    Yes, there could have been better choices - crisps (or chips as you call them) are never going to be the best choice. BUT as a little indulgence they won't have done any harm. Sometimes a girl NEEDS to feel a bit *naughty*!

    Personally I'd count this as a good day.

    Good luck with the social eating today. Just do the best you can. I know you will.

    Bearfriend xx

  3. Way to have a good Saturday! Even if Sunday isn't as "light" as you'd like it to be, commit to enjoying every bite and know that Monday will be along tomorrow. It's always a great day to get back on track!

  4. Love the pictures! That is true dedication. Today is a new day so don't be mad at yourself. Have a great week.

  5. I think the pics are your salvation...sure not every calorie is equal from a nutrition and benefit perspective, but when you are losing weight (to me anyway), a calorie is a calorie.

    And you are counting them! She's back in the saddle again....(humming)

  6. Tammy, you are doing so well, in spite of the week from hell you have just endured. Your total calories for the day are not bad at all. Don't worry about what they consisted of, just think TOTAL. Just be sure to keep drinking your water to flush all that salt out, and whatever rich and foreign ingredients you might eat at the party today.

    Chin up, you are doing great!

  7. Just wanted to remind everyone that the challenge starts tomorrow so don't forget to post your start weight, with the pic of your scale reading your weight tomorrow! Good luck!

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  9. If the pictures are getting boring for you, you can always put a bikini on the Kashi bar, or a speedo on the sandwich.