Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Who's Counting??

Not me! Especially not today. I am blaming the hideous rainy weather for my funk and lack of motivation. It has been cold and raining for 2 days straight. I'm ready for some spring. Spring will get me out of this funk and help me refocus on losing these last pounds. Yep, that'll do it! I hope.

I toyed with the idea of stopping my daily POINTS tracking for a while. I have been a "die hard" tracker. It has really worked for me. Weight Watchers emphasizes it as a tool for success and I agree. But, for some reason, I have been sick of it and felt like I wanted a break from it. In all reality, I knew that I was looking for some excuse to be off track. After thinking about it for a bit longer, I realized that not journaling/tracking isn't going to help me any. It will only hinder my weight loss. I need to stop looking for excuses and start doing what I KNOW works. So, today I let caution fly to the wind. No counting POINTS. No writing things down. No real "watching" what I ate. And that's it. Tomorrow, I am going to my meeting and starting anew. I have no special holidays or celebrations on my calendar for the next 2 weeks, so there is nothing to deter me from trying to be as "hard core" as when I first started this weight loss journey 22 months and 70 pounds ago. So, here's a look at my day without counting...

Breakfast was a ham, egg and cheese pita pizza...




I made an open faced omelette with 2 egg whites, 1 1/2 oz. ham, 1 oz. Cabots 75% reduced fat cheese and a bit of spinach and put it on top of a Weight Watcher Pita...


Then, I had a side of small chocolate Easter eggs. (no pic) Not great breakfast food, but they were tasty:)

I did a quick 30 min. on the elliptical, then headed to my parents' house to spend some time with my Mom. It's her birthday, today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!!!!!!!!!!

I wanted to take her out to lunch, but since we were going out to dinner tonight, she decided she wanted to eat in. She ended up making me lunch instead!!! My Dad and Gram joined us for this celebratory lunch of yummy chicken fajitas...


Mom sauteed some chicken breast, onions and peppers in a tbsp. olive oil with a bit of seasonings. She served this with La Tortilla Factory Tortillas (the small ones that are 50 cal.), fresh salsa, shredded lettuce and Cabot's 50% Light shredded cheese. I had one...

Then another with a side of Tostitos MultiGrain Tortilla Chips...



and a Hershey's dark chocolate with cranberries and almonds (no pic- grabbed one before I left!)
My snack this afternoon was a handful of Penny Sticks Honey Wheat pretzels...


Then, it was off to P.F. Changs for Mom's Birthday Dinner! We started off with Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Dad's fave) and Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps...


The lighting was pretty bad in the restaurant, so sorry for the stinky pics. Here's a sampling of the other items we ordered...



Beginning at 12 o'clock : Mongolian Beef, Chang's Chicken, Dry rub Spareribs, Dan Dan Noodles, Singapore Street Noodles and Shrimp with Lobster Sauce. All were absolutely delicious :)

More Chang's Chicken and salad with blue cheese crumbles ...


After PF Chang's, we headed back to my house for birthday cake and presents! Mom requested Carrot Cake. It was so amazing...



I am stuffed. I think I am ready to tackle this again. Ready to face the scale at my meeting tomorrow, gain new resolve and GET TO GOAL!!!!!

14 comments:

Vickie said...

I wondered how much you had lost. 70 pounds is great!! Congratulations on your success. I'm sure you're gonna do great getting back on track tomorrow!

Today's feast made my mouth water!

Ang said...

Happy Birthday to your mother. congrats on the 70#s gone and I am so happy that you are gonna jump back on board..YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

you've been doing awesome- sometimes you just need a day off!

your brekkie looks amazing, btw

Manderz said...

I totally understand what you are feeling! I often get sick of counting points, weighing all my food and planning EVERYTHING I am going to eat!

But I applaud you for not giving up and getting back on track!

Heather said...

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...everyone chant with me while banging your fists on the table top...

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I would like to see a before picture please. I can NOT picture you 70 pounds heavier. I just can't. All I see when I think of Marisa is the little tiny gal in your profile pic. I bet the difference is amazing!

Amy said...

You are my insipiration, keep working hard. You've come sooo far! Today was a much needed day off from the point tracking...tomorrow is a fresh start! You can do it girl!

Kelly said...

You've lost 70 pounds? Wow, lady! That's so wonderful.

Glad yo're going back hard core tomorrow. Sometimes our inner rebel sneaks out and we go pointless. :)

I've never tried Chang's but now I know I am going to have to. Looks so good!

C.G. the Foodie said...

WTG on your losses! Your dinner loks delish!

theskinnyplate said...

You did great even without tracking. Great job with the progress you have made already. 70lbs is awesome. Keep up the good work.

Melissa said...

Rainy days are killers!!

I need new resolve to. Today is the day!!

YUMMY carrot cake, my favorite!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Your open faced omlette looks so yummy!!!

Happy birthday mom!!

katecooks said...

sometimes one day of indulgence and the who cares attitude is all you need to get back on track. sometimes we just need to let our mind & mouth run a lil wild :)

Jennifer said...

For a second when you said you weren't counting points, I expected to see a Big Mac in there! Even though you didn't track, you still made healthy choices. Great job and Happy B-day to your Mom!!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Vickie - thanks, I feel back on track!

Ang - thanks for the support - I really appreciate it!!

LK-Healthy Delicious - thanks, I always worry that one day will lead to another..then another..then

Manderz - yep, never giving up. I may be 95 before I get to goal, but I'm not giving up- lol!

Heather - you are too funny! I gotta rummage around and see if I can even find some before pics! I tried to stay "out of the limelight" for a looooong time :)

Amy - thanks! I'm gonna keep on keepin on!

Kelly - PF Chang's is sooo good!

CG the foodie & theskinnyplate - thank you for saying that :)

Melissa - Today is the day sans carrot cake ;)

Jen, a prior fat girl - I love these now!

katecooks - I'm born to be wild -lol!

Jennifer - no Big Mac, had to get a restraining order on that guy a long time ago! LOL! We had a sordid past relationship ;)