Sunday, January 11, 2009


Sunday, funday. That's my philosophy. The Lord rested on this day, and so will I. Everyone needs a little break. So, no exercise today. I am still counting the calories, but I didn't work out.

I went to a hockey game. Even though I made sure to eat before I left, I got pretty hungry when I was there. It didn't help to have tables with food set up at four stations around the rink, not including the concession stand. And it doesn't help that I have this bizarre craving for hot dogs (so much so that I picked up some 98% fat free turkey hot dogs!) The whole place smelled like one big hot dog -- and I really wanted one. My weight today kept me from giving in on that one. Did you notice?????? I am down another 1.5 pounds. Woooohoooo!!!

And because I was, I am/was terrified that if I overeat today, all of my hard work over the past week will be wasted. I won't let that happen. So I passed by the tables with chips and hot dogs and brownies. And let me tell you this - those brownies must have been DANG good for my friend M.C. to have eaten one. He's completely focused on eating healthy, is built like a rock, and he ate a brownie. Yikes! I practically RAN away to keep from doing the same.

Came home and didn't really have a plan for dinner. I decided I was hungry for Special K. So I made a bowl, added some frozen strawberries and took a bite. YUK! Okay I know there are starving people in the world and you shouldn't waste food, but there was NO WAY I was going to waste 300 calories on something that didn't taste good. So I had two bites (maybe 4) and down the sink it went. I'll give myself 100 calories on it just to be on the safe side. Had my turkey hot dogs instead. Used light whole grain bread as the bun, added a little ketchup and mustard. Perfect. And only 225 calories.

I hate it when I go out and I get hungry. I know I should try to keep snacks in my purse or something, I just have to actually remember to do that. Tonight I would have been tempted no matter what.

So, there it is. My lovely day with hot dogs everywhere. I hope your day was relaxing or fun. Or both. Good night!

P.S. to Galynn: You have given me such great advice and left some wonderful comments. I just want to thank you for being such a great friend!


  1. so far so good lisa! IM sooo proud of you! I find that when Im on the road and hungry for a snack I just try to drink a ton of water and be carefull eating too many frozen meals because of the perservatives and hi salt content. otherwise keep up the good work! miss ya and luv ya lots :)

  2. WOW! You got over the hurdle! And Monday morning, when you look back you will feel Wowie Zowie! I REALLT DID IT! Then you won't be in a blue funk and start your week off a "I wish I hadn't - I wish I hadn't". It seems to me there is a lesson in this. And you already mentioned it. Be prepared! Evenings are when any reserves we have are at their lowest or non existent point. Find your satisfying quotient. Mine are a few soda crackers. or something with a little kick or something spicy. Always keep SOMETHING handy so you don't feel deprived. Woody's mom

  3. Try putting a few boxes of those itty bitty snack size boxes of rasins in that luggage you carry around that you call a purse. OR... RADISHES! Not too many calories. Almost none! And they have a 'bite' to them to let you know you've had SOMETHING to eat. AND you can have as many as you want. Keep them in a zip lock baggie.Just a thought

  4. And God saw what he had done. And he rested. For it was good! And so shall we.

  5. I think it is so great that you are working at this. Tip:I have found very useful I just read about it in the past month or so. When you are walking on the treadmill keep changing the speed. Go slow, then fast, then slow, then fast again. I think it is suppose to help burn more calories. You go girl and keep plugging away - I sure am rooting for you.