Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day Eighteen, the Flat Belly Diet

Now I know why I don't do well on diets. I think I just get bored easily. I can't seem to shake the notion that I could just eat 1600 calories of reasonably healthy food and work out five days a week and I would eventually lose weight. Have been taking brief walks or having some kind of activity after eating and have been averaging four days or so of exercise. blahblahblah....

Had some fun today at Makanda's Vulturefest--I'll do a regular blog on that sometime after Octoberguest! at Notes from the Handbasket. Ate a few nibbles of the boy's Funnel Cake and counted it as 100 calories. Came home and watched an amazing Euro horror film called The Abandoned and had lf popcorn and 1/4 cup chocolate chips for my MUFA. Small treats.

Breakfast: Walnuts 92, Peanut Butter and Whole Wheat, Coffee w/ half and half

Lunch: Walnuts, Applesauce, Moza cheese stick, Large Banana

Snack: Popcorn, chocolate chips

Dinner: 3 pieces leftover homemade pizza w/ goat cheese and mushrooms, Edamame, Square of dark chocolate

Weight: didn't want to know!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Day Seventeen, the Flat Belly Diet

Felt horrible this morning! The bloat came back immediately after I fell off the wagon. I felt a little better after the gym--I had to drag myself there. It was also hard to get back on that darn wagon. I felt in danger of backsliding all day....

Breakfast: Cream of Wheat and raisins. Walnuts. One square of chocolate.

Lunch: Whole wheat spread w/ cheese. 1/2 avocado. Pear.

Snack: Smoothie, walnuts, Dove square

Dinner: Made pizza w/ mushrooms and goat cheese for 370 cals. Went mad and had a square of chocolate AND a golden oreo! Can you tell I was craving carbs?!

Total cals: 1660
Weight: +.4

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day Sixteen, the Flat Belly Diet

Weight: no change
Workout: none

Breakfast started with--gasp!--a Pop Tart. It was all downhill from there. You just don't want to know. (And it ended with Alka-Seltzer.)


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day Fifteen, the Flat Belly Diet

Finally! Wii said I was down 1.5 pounds--I think the clothes weight was a little off, so I'll settle for 1.1.

Yes, it's possible to get tired of nuts and chocolate. It surprises me to say it, but there it is. Snack was late this afternoon, so I wasn't very hungry and not motivated at all to fix dinner. (Will not divulge terrible non-flat belly food I served the family!) Watched the family eat, had bread and peanut butter and applesauce and a square of chocolate. Twenty Goldfish pretzels later.

I have to say that the tiny weight loss today motivated me to go to the gym after my radio appearance this morning.

Breakfast: Darn those muffins were tempting! But I had my Luna bar and 100 cals of cashews anyway.

Lunch: Out with P to 17th st barbeque. Ordered chicken caesar (lovely smoked chicken) w/ dressing on the side--did eat a few of the to-die-for croutons. Figured it at about 300 cals. 2 squares chocolate.

Snack: Fruit smoothie, Cashews 100

Dinner: PB and bread, applesauce, chocolate, pretzels.

Total cals: 1550

Workout: 35 mins elliptical, abs, upper body

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day Fourteen, the Flat Belly Diet

I am totally bored with this diet and understand now that I'm probably done losing weight on it. I don't know what's up.

I probably ate too high a percentage of fat in my food today--but whatever.

Breakfast: Luna Bar, Sunflower seeds

Lunch: Hummus, pita bread, Applesauce, Dove square

Snack: Apple, Sunflower seeds, 1 cup popcorn

Dinner: Slice of provolone, turkey patty, avocado, chocolate

Total cals: 1392
Weight: No freaking change

Got a flu shot today and have a raging headache. Excited to be talking Halloween books on WDDD tomorrow morning--hoping the headache is gone...

Can I stick it out another 2 weeks + ?????

Monday, October 13, 2008

Day Thirteen, the Flat Belly Diet

Just nineteen more days to go! It would feel better if I were at least halfway...My family is beginning to rebel against my uber-healthy MUFA dinners. Seems I forgot that they hadn't signed onto the diet, too, and they're missing things like our weekly homemade pizza night, pasta, low-fat burgers, and chili--which I haven't made since the spring anyway. And they absolutely rejected the notion of turkey burgers and chili w/ ground turkey. Seems I'm on my own. And I'm obsessive--but in some good ways, I guess.

Wii said that I was up .9. Great.

Breakfast: Cottage cheese, cashews, strawberries, square chocolate, applesauce

Lunch: Salmon on whole wheat slice w/ LCow wedge, Walnuts, 3 prunes

Snack: Yogurt & raspberries; WASA crackers w/ cheese wedge

Dinner: Artichoke/Lemon chicken, salad w/ Paul Newman dressing, chocolate

Total cals 1590

Workout: 30 min pilates

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day Twelve, the Flat Belly Diet

Wii say I was down .9 today. Seems like good news. Still feels like this is happening very slowly....

Breakfast: Peanut Butter on Whole wheat, banana

Lunch: 1/2 Harvest whatever salad at Panera w/ cup of onion soup (no croƻtons, but I think they accidentally sprinkled a little cheese on top (MUFA Pecans/salad oil) 460 cals

Snack: Hummus and pita---150, Chocolate 220

Dinner: Roast chicken, Avocado, Strawberries 401 cals

30 min treadmill
Cals: 1601

REALLY hard to pass up the popcorn and ICEEs at Target today!