Monday, March 16, 2009

Horsing Around

I've been horsing around. I've been feeling this way all day about my weight loss since starting this BLBE challenge. From the January start date, I have lost 4 pounds. That is very suckish. People have told me that sometimes getting those last 10 pounds off is harder than the entire weight loss to date and may take a long time. I'm feeling a little frustrated about that. Mainly because it's not that I'm plateauing; I'm just horsing around and not putting my best effort forward with the eating part of it. Exercise is still on target. I ran for 30 min. outdoors this morning and plan on doing some strength training tonight. Now, I just have to figure out how to refocus my eating.

I was on the right track with breakfast this morning. I made an egg sammie with an Ezekiel Plain English Muffin, a slice of 2% cheese and one egg white and had a nice steaming cup of Eggnoggin Tea for 3 POINTS...


I was determined to be productive around the house today and tried not to have any distractions like phone, TV and computer! I got in a good bit of laundry and cleaned up the kitchen, only to mess it up again with lunch! I do that all the time! I decided to have a Chicken BLT wrap made with 2 slices of grease- all -over -the- micro center cut bacon, 2 oz. chicken (Perdue Short Cuts), lettuce, tomato and a squirt of Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch wrapped up in a La Tortilla Factory Tortilla. Some crunchy Creamy Ranch Soy Crisps and a Fuji apple were a perfect side for this 7 POINT lunch...

Neeeeigh. It was a regular horse and pony show this afternoon. I started with a serving of pretzel sticks (I knew I shouldn't have bought these suckers the other day) and a string cheese for 3 POINTS...

And then, I had about 45 more handfuls of pretzels. And then, I had a handful of Peanut Butter Puffins. And ..... then...... I decided I HAD to mess up the kitchen again and make THIS...


If you're thinking brownie, cookie or cake batter, MAN, you have gotten to know me soooo well!! However, I decided to take a different route and created a new evil for myself...Homemade Almond Butter!!!! I have been seeing Barney Butter and other almond butters all over the blogosphere and have been convinced that I must try it. Since, I had some whole almonds in the house, I decided I would make it myself. I did some research and here is the recipe I came up with that I put through Weight Watcher's Recipe Builder for your POINT verifying convenience :) Oh my greatness! It is absolutely delicious. The husband and big daughter took a spoonful and were big fans! I, of course, had to try it by spoonful and then, spread on 2 flax crackers. I "forgot" to get pics of that ;) Don't worry though, you'll definitely be seeing it again!
That was a filling afternoon buffet snack, so I "downsized" my original plan for dinner and just went with 1 c. tortellini with marinara and 1 tbsp. parmesan for 5 POINTS...

And leftover Breaded Cheese Stuffed Zucchini for 3 POINTS...



There will be no dessert tonight! I said that quite emphatically, in case you didn't hear me :) I will distract any further thoughts of kitchen goodies by sitting down with the daughters to watch a heinous Disney movie that will inevitably begin or end with the death of a parent. I am going to write them a letter one day!
Then, it will be time to hit the hay. Neigh.

9 comments:

healthydelicious said...

what's eggnoggin tea? sounds interesting!!

Sue said...

"Disney movie that begins or ends with the death of a parent"...you are so funny! It is so true...they all do, don't they?? :)

Melissa said...

I always say the last 10 pounds are the hardest to lose. Hang in there...you'll make it!!!

Oh and I now have vita muffins and will be trying your dessert!!!

Mom on the Run said...

That zucchini looks amazing!!! I am truly drooling.

MizFit said...

looove my Barney Butter.
esp the tubes for travel and (for me) for the diaper bag!

howd the no dessert go??

Angie All The Way said...

Jillian would tell you to start watching your sodium and the processed stuff which right away could make a big difference for most people, especially getting down to the last 15ish.

I feel the exact same way. For me it's definitely horsing around and NOT exercising like I SHOULD which is not my focus!

You made your own almond butter! Good luck having THAT around the house! :-P

Amanda said...

I'm on the last 10 lbs too and it is the hardest for sure!! Don't get discouraged.

I also seem to have a "snacking" problem lately! At least you are continuing to exercise!!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

healthydelicious - It's a flavored tea made by Bigelow. yummy:)

Sue - YES!!! What is up with that??

Melissa - Yay for Vitas! Hope you got the Deep Chocolate Vitatop -mmm.

Mom on the Run - I was surprised how well the leftovers kept, too! Not watery at all.

MizFit - hung in there!!

Angie All The Way - yeah, well what does she know!! LOL!!! Seriously, you are right to point that out. I have been tossing it around in my own head, too. I don't know - I don't think I'm ready to put any more "restrictions" ,so to speak, on myself right now even though it would benefit my body immensely. Ugh, what to do, what to do???????

Amanda - thanks so much for your encouragement! We'll stick this out, right???!!!!

Me, Only Better said...

I feel rather like I have been horsing around myself - kind of doing everything half assed! I feel your pain! Hope you avoided dessert!