Saturday, November 1, 2008

Day Thirty-two, the Flat Belly Diet

I was at the grocery today and found myself picking up Flat Belly Diet foods: avocado, cashews, chocolate, frozen fruit, yogurt. My favorites caught my eye, too--Lays Sour Cream and Onion chips, Pepperidge Farm Verona cookies, Dove Ice Cream Bars--but I couldn't bring myself to even go near them. I feel like I'm doomed if I pick them up. I really have been feeling pretty good--not bloated or uncomfortable, and all the nutty oils have finally made my skin kind of glow-y. It wasn't that way at the beginning of the diet. In fact, I looked sickly, as I recall. P definitely said that I was NOT glow-y.

Didn't do too badly today given that I really felt like I was at the end of a long haul.

Weight: unchanged
Workout: 45 min treadmill, heavy abs, light upper body

Breakfast: Peanut butter and wasa cracker

Lunch: Tuna, pita, Avocado, cheese

Snack: Movies--a few cups of popcorn, Smoothie, cashews

Dinner: Homemade veggie pizza, Ice Cream w/ walnuts, carrots

Calories: 1730 (not exactly 1600, but okay by me)

I did it!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Day Thirty-one, the Flat Belly Diet

Halloween was tough. I didn't think it was actually going to be. I spent the morning doing the book fair at the kids' school. Managed to grab breakfast beforehand, so I wasn't tempted by the cookies. Came home for lunch. Have found that having to eat out is quite hard when it comes to this diet--so little control over actual calories.

Breakfast: wasa cracker and peanut butter, 105 cals dark chocolate

Lunch: 1/2 pita, Turkey, Avocado,, lettuce, laughing cow cheese; macadamia nuts

Snack: Smoothie; 105 cals chocolate

Dinner: Milky Way Bar (We were trick-or-treating and starving and I told someone I really liked their house and decorations and they gave us each one!), 1/2 cheeseburger, salad w/ pasta house dressing.

Not bad: 1700 for the day.

Workout: none

Weight: up 1.5 pounds (darn pizza) after being down 1.1 yesterday

Last day tomorrow!!!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day Thirty, the Flat Belly Diet

Again, way, way too late!!!!

Breakfast: Cream of Wheat w/ raisins, Walnuts, square of chocolate

Lunch: Panera onion soup, 1/2 orchard harvest salad w/ 1/2 TBL dressing

Snack: Banana, Macadamia nuts, chocolate chips

Dinner: One large slice cheese pizza, pear, 1 square chocolate, 20 pretzel goldfish, a few walnuts (Not a whole MUFA serving)

Yes, I'm a slacker....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day Twenty-nine, the Flat Belly Diet

It's way, way too late for me to be even vaguely coherent about what I ate today. So here's the list: (Oh, and THREE MORE DAYS!!!!)

Breakfast: Peanut butter on Wasa cracker, Chocolate square

Lunch: 1/2 whole wheat pita, turkey, avocado, Coffee w/ h&h

Snack: Macadamia nuts, laughing cow cheese spread on Wasa wafer

Dinner: Shrimp & 100 cals of pasta, Salad, 1 teas newman balsamic vinaigrette, walnuts and chocolate covered raisins, 15 pretzel goldfish, 1 prune

Calories: 1680

Workout: Got my hair cut and blondied instead. Priorities!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day Twenty-eight, the Flat Belly Diet

Brownies are evil.

The day started out with a challenge. Out for breakfast. Had MUFA walnuts before I left because I was getting cranky. Good start. Plus, I was down 1.5 pounds. But it made me cocky.

Breakfast: Walnuts, 1/2 scrambled egg, 2 pieces bacon, 1/2 sm grapefruit, a little melon. Decaf w/ half and half.

Lunch: Cheese stick, Macadamia nuts.

Snack: Brownie, banana, 2 chocolate squares, cashews

Dinner: Salmon & snow pea recipe w/ avocado. But then I had some brownie, 2 squares of chocolate, a fig newman.

Later: a 1/4 cup dark chocolate raisins.

I'm so doomed.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Day Twenty-seven, the Flat Belly Diet

I don't know whether it's this diet or the suddenly cold weather that's making my hair look like straw. I pick the diet.

Wasn't very hungry today and had a horrible headache for most of it, so I found myself having had only about a 1000 calories. So I ate a 1" sq brownie.

Breakfast: Cream of Wheat/Raisins, Walnuts

Lunch: Luna Bar, banana, 1 sq chocolate

Snack: Cheese Stick, Cashews

Dinner: Sushi (w/avocado), 2 sq chocolate

Later: 1" brownie

Workout: 45 min treadmill
Cals: 1120

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day Twenty-Six, the Flat Belly Diet

*sigh* I was up .4 pounds this morning, according to both the Wii Fit and my regular scale. Still no change in the body fat % department. So maybe I'm just a total moron, but--given that I'm working out four days a week and have supposedly lost around five pounds--why in the heck hasn't my body fat % budged? I find this very puzzling. Does it mean that I'm losing weight yet gaining body fat? Is every pull-down or shoulder press opening secret belly body fat reserves or am I just converting muscle to fat? Does it have anything to do with the fact that I'm getting about half of my fiber from dark chocolate because, even within 1600 calorie days, I have little self control? (Why does calorie end in "ie?" Why isn't it "calory" and "calories?" Like pony and ponies or daisy and daisies?)

Breakfast: Peanut butter (always no sugar added/natural) and whole wheat bread, chocolate

Lunch: Leftover homemade mushroom/tomato/goat cheese pizza; avocado; PNewman O cookie

Snack: Sunflower seeds, Chocolate Raisins

Dinner: Chicken, rice, Apple, Strawberries, Walnuts, 2 squares of chocolate

Okay--so not exactly a delightful Flat Belly balanced day. But I stayed @ 1600 calories. I'm wearying.....

Workout--35 min treadmill