Thursday, February 5, 2009

Weigh In Day

Thursday is weigh-in day. I get a double whammy; weighing in for the BLBE2 and Weight Watchers! Thankfully, I did not disappoint my A-Teamers! I am down 2 lbs. this week (also, making up for my gain last week)! Now, what really sucks it that I missed my 70 lb. mark by .2! Can you believe that, .2???!!!! So, I'm at 69.8 lbs. lost; think I should just "round that up"???!!! That's o.k.; next week I'll make it...

I made sure to get in my workout this morning. I started with a treadmill run, but , my leg really started to pain me. I tried to push through it, but it was a weird type of pain, so I decided it wasn't worth an injury. I got off the treadmill and tried the elliptical instead. No pain, so I stayed on that for 30 minutes. I followed that up with Level 1 Shred. You know it!! Shred Count - 23 days left!!! I had some baggy sweatpants on and noticed that during the jumping jacks, my thighs were "clapping", too. Eewww, gross :( More shredding is needed...

So, breakfast was a la car because fine dining is not allowed in my WW meeting :) I had a Banana Date Breakfast Cookie and an apple for 3 POINTS...



Lunch was a falafel salad for 4 POINTS...

For a snack, I decided to try one of these Kellogg's Fiber Plus Bars. I have been hesitant to try these because I have had, um... issues, with the Fiber One Bars and they have been banned from my home due to noxious fumes :) These Kellogg's Bars, however, did not have the same effect on me, thankfully. These are very "candy bar-ish" tasting, which isn't a bad thing, but I kinda wondered if they might be a trigger for more sugary treats the rest of the afternoon. I seemed to escape the perils today. Anywho, these bars are 120 cal, 4 gr. fat and 9 gr. fiber (2 POINTS)...

I also, munched on a handful of big daughter's chips, so I counted 3 POINTS for those cuz they were the "real deal"!
It was a rush home night due to little daughter's dance class, so dinner was breakfast! The husband and daughters had eggs, bagels, hashbrowns, bacon and they did manage to choke down a couple of carrots with this cholesterol fest. I have been jonesing for pasta lately, so I made 2 oz. whole wheat cappellini, added some sauteed mushrooms and roasted pepper and "sauced" it with some eggplant dip that I made the other day. I topped it with a bit of chopped parsley and 1 tsp. parmesan. What an awesome combo!!! A wonderful 6 POINT dinner...


Bet you can't guess what my dessert was!!! Yeah, yeah... lovely Vitatops! I changed it up a bit for you though; I had a Triple Chocolate Chunk Vitatop with 2 tbsp. fat-free Cool Whip and 2 sliced strawberries (thanks for the idea, Mom!)...



Mmmmm....good to the last crumb!
A couple quick NSV's today : I made double chocolate chip cookies this morning for big daughter's class and didn't eat any; I made cupcakes for husband and daughters tonight - picked at one -eating half - counted it - threw the rest away; I wrote down every morsel today; I filled my jug with water and drank it all.
Goal for next week: To not sabotage myself - I want to hit that damn 70 lb. mark!!!




18 comments:

Kari said...

CONGRATS on that loss, and oh so close but yeah you know you'll get it next week no doubt about it!
You order the vitatops online?
Oh yeah and I'm game for sharing my measurements before and after at the end of the month. We just took out measurements on monday at weigh in so I can't wait to see what the difference is in 23 days. yikes that is gonna fly by.

Sharon said...

Wow, congratulations on the loss! And I definitely think you will hit that mark next week!!!

RunTX said...

congrats! lookin forward to you visiting my blog and following it as I will start following this blog too

Melissa said...

There is no doubt in my mind that you will hit 70 pounds next week. That is just awesome!! Way to go!! : )

Andrea said...

Your food really looks yummy! I'm not too sure about that Filafel stuff, it's a little different for me. But Imay give it a try, one day....

Andrea said...

By the way, you haveing lost almost 70 pounds is AWESOME!!! And yes, go ahead and round up, I think you've earned it! :)

A Diva On a Diet said...

wow, that was a very nutritious day! your kids and hubby are living the good life by eating all of that wonderful food that I cant even pronounce anymore...yummy!! I miss bagels and bacon:(
good job on staying focused and keep posting the plates of food because i copy you from time to time

♥ Dee ♥ said...

WOW, you ROCK!!!

Janine said...

WOW!! Don't worry you will hit 70 pounds! You are doing AWESOME....you're such great motivation!

Tracy said...

Congratulations on the 2 pound loss, that is great! And you'll definitely hit that 70 next time. I have tried those new Fiber bars too and I liked them much better then the Fiber One bars. Now if I could just find some Vitatops I could quit drooling over yours. : )

Amanda said...

Wow!! 70 lbs (or .2 away from it) is awesome!! Congrats!

I downloaded that eggplant dip, sounds so good. Is a serving 2 TBSP? It doesn't really say. Just gives the NI.

I keep forgetting to look for the falafel in the store. Is this a mix you buy?

OK, I've not been doing well this week but I did run 4 miles yesterday evening on the treadmill (in honor of all the running you are doing now!). I have a 8K run at the end of march. Enjoy your Friday and weekend.

katecooks said...

great job on being so accountable and taking into consideration the little bites here and there. that's the hardest part! and whoohoo on the Loss!!!! i say yes, totally round up...or just know that you will DEFINITELY hit the mark next time :)

Jennifer said...

Marisa, I have the same issue with the Fiber One bars. They make something similar at Aldi that taste awesome, but not the same affect (if you know what I mean! ;o)

Congrats on your weight loss, that's amazing. Did you have any article of clothing you could have taken off for the .2!! lol!

Brooke said...

The dancing with the stars video isn't too bad - although my husband (who has NO rhythm) couldn't do it. Congrats on you loss!

Ashleigh said...

um...YES you most definitely should round up! lol

and then we'll celebrate again next week when the scale catches up!

im so motivated by your success!

congrats chica!!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks for cheering my on, guys!! It really keeps me going!

Andrea - give falafel a try some day!! It's yummy, good protein and even better stuffed in a pita -yum!

Amanda - you know, I tried to figure out what the exact serving is, too. The recipe made 2 cups, so I'm thinking a serving is more like 1/4 c. ?? Let me know if you get something different. I'm gonna try spreading it on some pizza dough tonight instead of sauce. We'll see how it turns out:)
Oh, and yes the falafel is a mix. If you click on the link, my post will show the box/brand that I used.

Sarah said...

Wow! Awesome job!

Bre said...

WOW! You are doing so awesome!!! 70 pounds lost!! Woo Hoo!! (yeah I'm rounding up!!)