Wednesday, February 4, 2009

You Said Let's Shred!

The February Shred Challenge is on - thanks so much for my buddies who decided to join me! You guys are awesome and you know misery loves company!! So here's what I'm thinking, how about we take our measurements now and then, again at the end of the Challenge? That way, we can really document the difference in our bodies (hopefully, along with the weight loss, too!) At the end, we can post our results(only if you feel comfortable doing that). I took measurements of the following body parts: arms, chest, waist, hips (lordy) and thighs (double lordy). After that information, I should Shred morning, noon and night ;)

Now for the food...
The daughters had a snow delay this morning, so we got to fiddle around this morning before getting to school. I ate breakfast with little daughter while she read her books to me. I had a lite english muffin topped with 2 tbsp. PB2 and a tsp. Smucker's Sugar Free Grape Jam and 1/2 sliced banana for 3 POINTS...



When everyone was off to school, I headed to the basement for a 30 min. treadmill run. Then, I went straight into The Shred ("no resting "as Jillian would say). Whew, my legs were burning! But, after seeing those measurements...ugh...I got some work to do!!!

The rest of the morning was spent cleaning myself up and then, the house. I was sprucing up the kitchen when my delivery of Vitatops came! Oh JOY, look at this stash...

I ordered 4 different flavors: Triple Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Dream, Deep Chocolate and Banana Fudge. A chocolate extravaganza!!! I can't tell you how badly I wanted to dive into that new Banana Fudge flavor, but I exercised great restraint and decided to save it for dessert :)
Although, chocolate was on my mind for lunch, I went with a Boca Burger on an Arnold Sandwich Thin, topped with a slice of 2% cheese, lettuce, tomato and a squirt of ketchup. A side of carrots and a giant pear took the place of my beloved chips, but I seem to be doing o.k. without them! A "filling foods" 5 POINT lunch...


My afternoon snack was a chocolate Vitatop a Weight Watchers Strawberry Yogurt topped with 1/4 c. blueberries, 2 strawberries and 1/4 c. high fiber cereal for 2 POINTS...

The husband and daughters were having hot dogs and mac n' cheese for dinner tonight. Real low-cal ;) I took the opportunity to have something that would completely gross them out. I made an omelette using 3 egg whites, 1 Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge and 2 oz. smoked salmon. I had a side salad with Marie's Lite Chunky Blue Cheese and a mini ciabatta roll (2 oz.). A scrumptious 7 POINT dinner...


And NOW, the best time of the day....DESSERT!!! I had to try the Banana Fudge. OMG!! It did not disappoint! Great banana flavor with yummy chocolate chips. If you love banana bread with chocolate chips but hate the calories, this is your new friend! I had to up the ante and top mine with some PB2. Holy Guacamole...


Since I have a vault filled with Vitatops, I'm fairly certain that I will be having this for dessert every night. Makes me happy, although you may be sick of seeing it after a while ;D
Thanks again, Shredders! Shred Count - only 24 days left!

10 comments:

Angie All The Way said...

Holy crap look at all those vitatops!! You can order those online???? I bet only in the US though eh? OMG!!!!!!!

So I'm in on the Shred challenge! Although I must warn you, I'm already quite shredded ;-P Okay not even close! lol Although I am aiming for not every single day, but 4-5/7 a week...minimum!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

AngieAllTheWay - I think I saw the vitalicious website has a "shop Canada" link, so you can probably order online, too!

Since you are the "Shredding Goddess" and fearless leader of our butt kickin A-Team, I'll let ya slide on the "not every day" Shred ;) Glad you're in!

Sharon said...

Good luck with the challenge!
And oh my goodness, those vitatops look amazing!!!!

just me said...

omg i'm so jealous of those vitatops! i have yet to find them absolutely anywhere! and i'm too scared to buy them online w/o trying them...boo! enjoy!

Andrea said...

That is one thing that I am SO GLAD that I diid when I started Weight Watchers was tape myself as well as weigh myself! I am proud to say that I have lost 40 inches off of my body so far! Isn't that crazy?!
So I say taping yourself is a really great way to measure your success. That way if the scale doesn't budge then you have another way to see your success!

A Diva On a Diet said...

I absolutely love this blog because I eat a lot of what you put up here. I am down 4 lbs this week! Whats your weight if you dont mind me asking. u must be losing amazing weight with such a healthy and beautiful diet:)

Janine said...

I came across your blog and I love seeing what you make to eat because it gives me lots of ideas, your meals are tasty and easy and that's what I need with my busy lifestyle. I bought the 30 day shred and will attempt it every day! I did it once so far last week and was sore for 4 days!

katecooks said...

Those vita tops look awesome!! I still haven't tried them yet. Just wanted to let you know I added you to my blogroll, hope that's cool! I did a 4 week Weight Watchers challenge with a co-worker last summer and ever since my eyes have been opened to the power of fiber and big meals, low calories. I love it!! I love reading your blog everyday and seeing all your fantastic creations so thanks!!

abby of Mia Picolli Piaceri said...

Yummy Banana fudge! keep posting ;)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Sharon - thanks! I'll post my measurements at the end, so we'll see if all this torture was worth it!!

justme - I know, I'm always hesitant to buy a large quantity of something before I try it. I have been able to find them in almost all my supermarkets - check in the frozen foods section near the breakfast foods. btw, you have such a cool job!!

andrea - that is amazing!!! I hope to have a result as wonderful as yours!

A Diva On a Diet - thank you so much for saying that! Wow, that is an awesome loss this week!

I am 5'7" and currently weigh 162.8- I wish I could say I am losing gobs of weight, but I am a slow but steady loser as long as I'm following the program. I have weeks that I overeat and gain, but I think that's just a part of this weight loss journey. I want to do this for life, so I try not to get too uptight about those gains. I have about 10 more pounds to go to hit my goal, so it's coming off even slower right now. That's okay, though - I'm certain I'll get there (just hope it doesn't take FOREVER!!!!)

Janine - Thanks for reading and welcome to The Dread, uh.. I mean Shred! ;) Glad you're in!

katecooks - thanks so much, I really appreciate your support! I added you also. Love your bagel w/hummus! It's one of my faves too!

abby - they are so awesome!