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

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fail To Plan = Plan To Fail

I'm up from last week....up to 252.2.  I swear, I'm like the worst challenge host ever, lol.  I apologize for that.  I do take a tiny bit of comfort in the fact that I am STILL on my cycle (It's been 10 days now)....but I also know that you can't eat like a complete moron for 3 days (last Fri, Sat and Sun), and expect to fully recover in the next 4 days.  Let this be a lessen to you, lol.

About the title of this post....planning is the biggest key to successful eating for me.  Often times I get in a rut and just can't think of anything good or yummy to fix at home.  Luckily, when I did my challenge back in April, I took pics of everything I ate!  I was able to go back last night and get some ideas and I was shocked at how good my food looked....and to know that I ate all of these things and still lost 15 lbs that month!  You really can make better use of your calories when you're eating good, wholesome foods at home and not as much frozen, processed crap or fast food.  I decided to post some of the pics in case anyone else is interested in some new ideas.  Let me know how you did on your weigh-in!!!  :)

Chicken burger with sauteed veggies

Salad w/ grilled chicken & raspberry vinaigrette

Shrimp stir fry

Shrimp & crab salad w/ Dreamfield's pasta

Breakfast casserole

Calzones with turkey pepperoni, veggies, 2% mozzarella & whole wheat pizza dough

Chicken tenders cooked with Rotel for soft tacos

Grilled pork chop, sauteed veggies & baked red potatoes w/ herbs & reduced fat parmesan

Egg beaters scrambled with veggies & Canadian bacon

Sauteed zucchini & mushrooms

Grilled asparagus

Lettuce tacos w/ ground chicken breast, lite sour cream & lite cheese

Grilled chicken, grilled veggies & Steamfresh chicken-flavored rice

Egg white scramble w/ grilled chicken breast & veggies

Baked pork tenderloin stuffed with fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese & fresh mushrooms

Angel hair pasta with sauteed chicken, asparagus & fresh mushrooms with a lite sour cream, cream cheese & oregano sauce

Broiled Cajun cod & veggies

Sauteed shrimp roll-up w/ sun-dried tomato wrap & fresh avocado spread

Meatball sub w/ Italian turkey meatballs, wheat hot dog bun, marinara & 2% mozzarella

Baked porkchop w/ homemade honey dijon sauce, Steamfresh brown rice & steamed broccoli

Italian chicken sausage on wheat hot dog bun w/ grilled onions & peppers & dijon mustard

Baked lemon dill cod w/ veggies

Chicken burger on whole wheat sandwich thin & lite mayo

Spaghetti w/ Dreamfield's pasta & homemade sauce w/ onions, bell peppers & fresh mushrooms

Chicken wings baked in a Mojo marinade

Mom's chicken gumbo

Salsa chicken baked with Rotel, black olives, mushrooms & 2% cheese

Veggie night

Sauteed spinach & artichoke chicken sausage w/ peppers over Steamfresh brown rice

Egg whites with 2% American cheese & Rotel on wheat wrap


  1. Oooh, all the food looks delicious! Especially the mushrooms and zucchini. And the shrimp roll-up. Ok, all of it. :) Thanks for the dinner ideas!

    My weighin for the week is 383.2, so I lost -1.6 lbs for the week.


  2. I was eating all those foods with my eyes. ;0)
    I have to admit, I have not been as serious about losing this weight as I should be.
    Oh yes....I did omit the candy, but have eaten far too much foods.
    Did not gain weight ( yet ), but failing Loosing Weight 101

  3. I'm doing better this month but I had tread water for 2 months before that. Didn't gain but hardly lost. Your challenge came at the right time.

    There isn't a single dish here that I wouldn't just love!

  4. Hey Tammy .... my weight this morning was 258.2 so I'm down a few more. I'll take it.

  5. Now I am HUNGRY! lol Everything looks awesome.

  6. Great pics...and you are a terrific host!!! There are still a week and a few days left...so don't worry...You will more than make up for this gain...I know it...:)

  7. Hey Tammy,

    This week I lost 0.4 for a total of 2.6 during the Challenge. My goal is 5 for the month of August. I'm going to make it!

    I hope looking back at your food pics gave you some great ideas!

  8. What the heck?! I just drooled all over my key board from all that delicious food! ;) No seriously though, those are some good eats!

  9. Awww, damnit! Now I'm hungry! Awesome looking pics. I remember all the great stuff you made...esp. that stuffed flank steak. I loved when you did that with all the calorie counts and food ideas!

    You'll get the extra lbs off fast. Wouldn't it be funny if you won your own challenge?

  10. I would guess at the time it was a bit of a burden to take pics of all your meals, but what a great way to use those photos now!! Giving you dinner ideas w/o even having to think too much.

    Thanks for sharing them. Wow, looks delicious!

  11. Yikes you just made me hungry :)
    All that food looks great.

  12. All that food looks amazing. Time to get cookin'.

    Don't apologize for anything - you're a great challenge host because it's not always about how much weight we lose but how much progress we make in all areas. You've made decisions about how to get back to your exercise routine and plan to get back to healthier meals so you're making progress. It will happen - hang in there.

    There will be no dance tonight but it will happen next week for sure. Here's my update: http://finallyfiguringitout.blogspot.com/2010/08/quit-update.html

    (I fixed the typo on my title but it's still shows up wrong in the link....hmmmm...I'm not quitting though - it's a QUICK update. ;)

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Not quite 2 for the week but I'll take it. It's 10 total for me I think!!

    Your food looks amazing and I'm so glad you are joining the gym. We can do it!!

  14. WOW!! My mouth is watering. Where kind I find the recipes?

  15. Hi, I almost forgot to check in. I get so confused what DAY it is! I was at 234.8 this morning. MUCH better number than last week. I have had a super week and hope the trend continues!

    Awesome pictures!! Thanks!

    And don't beat yourself up! If it were easy, we'd all be skinny!

  16. Glad you got some food inspiration again. It really is incredible how much more you can eat when you're eating healthy! Right now I've been eating 1400 calories a day 'cause I'm trying to lose a few pounds, and with the plan I'm on, as long as I eat at the times I'm supposed to, I never feel hungry. Everything is so filling and delicious. I wish you better luck this week!

  17. Hang in there! The weight will come down. Your meals look great!

  18. You're so funny! I just adore you Tammy! The food looks delicious! With those healthy choices, you'll be losing again in no time!

  19. Yummy dishes! You've given me some wonderful ideas for my own meals. Thanks for sharing.

    Sending you best wishes with the challenge. **Hugs**

  20. Well, I guess that I will make this official...up a little bit from last week...Official weigh in (Weight Watchers on 08/22) shows 225...:( Need to make up for some lost time, it appears...clock's ticking...:)