Sunday, February 22, 2009

I've Got Some 'Splainin To Do

Boy oh boy, what a whirlwind weekend! It was big daughter's birthday and we had lots going on. I did my best to try to keep up with my food pics, but some things got out of hand in the eating dept. and I did not take pics of those violations! Ugh, and I was so happy to hit my 70 lb. mark and there I went screwing that up! Phew, talk about falling off the wagon. I fell off and rolled down a big hill (covered in chocolate) while the wagon went speeding off in another direction ;) Time to restart today before things go too far. So, since I've been a bad blogger these past few days, I'll try to catch you up to date on my food stuff : the good, the bad and the ugly...

Friday

For breakfast, I had a Weight Watchers Petite Bagel with Laughing Cow Light and 1 0z. smoked salmon with a sliced pear on the side for 3 POINTS...



Lunch started off good with a serving of zucchini lasagna and a 2 oz. ciabatta roll. The lasagna was even better the second day; I would definitely make this again! A delicious 7 POINT meal...

I spent this whole day cleaning the house, running last minute errands and preparing for big daughter's celebrations. She had invited a couple of friends to hang out and stay overnight, so I was busy getting things in order for the girls' night. I knew we were going to be having our usual Friday night Pizza a bit late tonight, so I had an afternoon snack of some pretzels and a lite string cheese for 3 POINTS...


Again, I learned that this afternoon snack seems to be a trigger. I had a MILLION more handfuls of pretzels after that! I'm not sure why; I think I was experiencing some anxiety about getting things done or maybe I just had some nervous energy thing going on, but it pretty much went downhill from there. I kept picking on other snacks that I had out for the girls, like cheese curls and mozzarella sticks!


Then, it was time for pizza. I ended up having a slice, some carrots and 2 more mozzarella sticks (there was no more counting of POINTS at this time)...


After pizza, I hooked up the chocolate fountain that I ran all over the universe to find. The girls were really excited about this! I had a tray full of dippers that included marshmallows, strawberries, grapes, bananas, potato chips, mini oreos, cake squares and pretzels. They went to town! I joined in the fun; the strawberries and pretzels were my fave!


Finally, I cleaned up and sent the girls off to bed. It was way to late to do anything, but plop into bed! So no blogging and no SHRED! ugh!!!! There was even no shower - eewwww!



Saturday


Okay, new day - new start, right? Nooooooo. Here's the good: Weight Watchers Petite Bagel, egg white, 2% cheese and slice of center cut bacon with a side of grapes for 4 POINTS...



Still good: Arnold Sandwich Thin topped with PB2 and Smucker's Sugar Free Grape Jam with a side of sliced apple for 3 POINTS...



After lunch, I began making some appetizers for big daughter's birthday dinner that night. The grandparents were planning on coming to her basketball game and then back to our house for dinner, so I wanted to have things prepared. I made fresh salsa served with Tostitos Baked Scoops tortilla chips...




and a white bean dip served with cut-up Arnold Sandwich Thins and crackers...


Both were low POINT options, but it all adds up if you keep diggin in it! Which was what I did... a lot! That was "the bad".


For the first course of our dinner, I made Dreamfield's Penne Pasta with my marinara sauce. I only had a small serving...



I also made chicken cutlets...


roasted sweet potatoes with olive oil...


and Gram's broccoli with olive oil and garlic...


and we had an amazing rustic Italian bread...


Here was my plate of "a little of everything"...



Not too bad, right?? You see by my menu that I really was trying to make something that big daughter loved but, also something that was POINT-friendly. This menu had success written all over it!!! But, then came.......THE UGLY.....



So bad, but oh, so good! I broke out the chocolate fountain again for dessert with this tray of dippers...


I ate a ton of dipped pretzels and strawberries. I tried the grapes, mandarin oranges and marshmallows, too!


And we had to have birthday cake! My Mom made this adorable cake that just screams "eat me"...



And I DID...

After all this, I felt whale-ish for sure. Disgusting. To top it all off, there was also no 5k Saturday and NO SHREDDING this day either! Aaahhhh! That's 2 days of no exercise -yikes!


So, that brings me to today. It's Sunday and I knew that I HAD to get back to the program today; back to the routine. I felt so out of sync these past few days, but I guess life gets in the way sometimes. I headed to the basement for a 5K Sunday which was a bit weak, but I did it. Then, it was an "on program" breakfast of Puffins (only have cinnamon left and I don't love these, but the plain ones are great), 1 c. of blueberries and 1 c. unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze for 3 POINTS...




A little while after that, I made sure to Shred. Can you believe I did Level 3 ????? Yes, that's right! I felt that I should torture myself!!! But, I ended up really liking it! It didn't feel it was as bad as Level 2 for some reason. It was a nice change from Level 1 and had a good amount of ab work and focused on "plyometric" exercises for the cardio. So, for our last week of Shred, don't be a chicken like I've been - give the Level 3 a try. Let's rock out these last 6 days of the challenge and "finish strong" like Jillian says!


For lunch, I went with a good old ham wrap, a serving of Baked Lays and a sliced apple for 5 POINTS...



I also had a Kashi TLC Fruit and Grain Bar in the raspberry chocolate flavor for 2 POINTS...



I spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around with the daughters and watching movies. It was a nice, lazy day!


When dinner time rolled around, I remade some leftover chicken cutlets into chicken parmesan by topping the cutlets with some sauce and an ounce of mozzarella. I also had a side of peas and a 2 oz. slice of the rustic bread for a tasty 10 POINT dinner...


No dessert tonight. I think I've had enough the past couple of days. There were probably more bites of chocolate and handfuls of M&M's that I may have "forgotten" about too in those days. So, that' s the scoop! Hope I didn't bore you with this super long history of my overindulgences these days! I'm definitely ready for the "detoxing" now. I feel like crap. Why does it taste so good at the time, but makes you feel so yucky after? Well, I guess it's all in the AMOUNT that you "taste", right??? I'm gonna try not to think of the scale this week and what number may await me. I'm just going to refocus and hope that the LARGE HUNK of leftover birthday cake that is eyeing up my hips looking for a new home, will "accidentally" fall into the trashcan by the morning :0)

14 comments:

Jim Purdy said...

You said: "Time to restart today before things go too far"

It's never too late (or too soon) to restart.

Love the food pictures.

Best wishes to you.

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Jim - you are so right! Around Christmas time, I got on this "oh, it's the holidays, just enjoy yourself" kick and it was so hard to come out of that mindset. I learned a lot about myself during that time and I realize that I gotta nip the overeating in the bud as soon as possible or I just go off the deep end! Unfortunately, when I fall, I fall HARD! But, I will keep getting up and restarting - I think sooner rather than later - LOL!

Sue said...

Marisa..you did great today! I think that you deserve a little relaxation after that stupendous weigh in you had last week!

If you are diligent the rest of the week, you will hopefully break even. I hope so! :) I think you have done an incredible job overall!

Amanda said...

I've heard that also about level 3 shred. Many people like it better than level 2. Good job getting back on track.

MizFit said...

but what an amazing photomontage!
and in all that lovely what struck me and made me say OOOH I WANT was the salmon.

here's to a great week.
a restarting week.

Miz.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Life is about work, but also about celebrations ! It is not what we do one day that determines our wellness, but rather the constant many day practices. Would you consider yourself to be an athlete or physically fit because of one day of jogging or weight lifting ? Of course not. It is the consistent behaviors that determine who and what we are. You celebrated, enjoyed, and now you are back on track, and that is what is important. Worry if you make a space on your counter for that chocolate fountain and fire it up every day !

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Sue - yeah, *fingers crossed* here's hoping for a break even week!

Amanda - I was prepared for the worst, but I really liked it! Level 2...not so much!

Mizfit - I'm really diggin smoked salmon lately. *raises GIANT glass of water* here's to a great restart!

TheIncredibleShrinkingFamily - LOL! Darn, you are on to me! I had the perfect spot already picked out...... =)

Sunny said...

Wow, you had some great looking eats this weekend!! That chocolate fountain looks like heaven on earth, yum!! I don't think I would do too well if I had one of those in the house, ha!

Nicole said...

After losing all that weight, you deserve a splurge! Great job on posting and trying to account for what you ate as much as possible. Your chicken cutlets look good! Can you post the recipe?

TJ said...

As long as you quickly get back OP, a little detour is okay.

No more chocolatey goodness for you for a month though! hehehe

Angie All The Way said...

Yeah falling down the chocolate covered mountain and getting run over by the wagon isn't easy to get up from! lol

I've accepted that during this process EVERYONE tumbles, it's making sure to have a plan in place to get back on track that's really the important part. Great job girl ;-)

katecooks said...

sounds like your weekend was a lot like mine!! this week is my total body restart week, or spring cleaning i guess you can call it? I've been eating/drinking excess ever since Thanksgiving and need to regroup!! you, on the other hand, have been great day to day, so I'm sure you will be able to restart without a problem! the weekend is OVER and past and done so keep going strong this week :)

Michelle said...

I want to come eat at your house. You are doing great! Just think of the 70 lbs and remember you can do this!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Nicole - I don't have an exact recipe; I just kinda follow the way my Mom and Gram make them which is to use very thin sliced chicken breast, dip them in beaten egg and then in seasoned breadcrumbs. Then, fry in olive oil. When I make them now, I pan-fry my individual serving first in just some cooking spray before frying all the other cutlets. Saves me some POINTS that way :)