Hi Everybody! Happy Monday! I didn't expect so many visitors while I was away, but it sure put a smile on my face this morning. (Considering we had our first snow this morning and the drive to work sucked - crappy drivers!)
Judi - hello again!
I've heard about the drinking water thing to help with hunger - I do try that. Brushing your teeth sounds like a good plan. And of course, a little extra dental hygiene doesn't hurt either! When you decide to start cooking, let me know, I'll send you my modified BBB recipe. It's really good, SB friendly and the texture is decent. I'm definitely looking forward to keeping the lipid numbers in check - my big motivator for being on SB. I need to be healthy for many reasons! I definitely agree with your ideas on cutting out those foods. I try to eat most of those sparingly as it is, so I'm sure that's part of my lower cholesterol success. It is a good feeling, isn't it?
Jen, Michelle, Beaching It...Hello to you too! My update should answer/address your posts. Multi-tasking!
I had a pretty decent weekend. Was BUSY on Friday night. I picked DS up from the sitter. Headed home and made a quick dinner and back out by 6:15 pm to get the oil changed in the car and grocery shop. Dropped DS off at Grandma's around 8:30 and was home around 9:00. Had to finish packing and straightened up around the house a little bit. Got on the road around 10:20 pm. Got to Toledo at Midnight. Went straight to bed.
One of my unit members who also travels from home calls me around 2:00 am (thought we'd be up and out partying like we used
to) and wakes me up. Long story short, I get up, we have a glass of wine and chat for a bit. (This person just got back from a deployment and we were good friends before they left - it was good to catch up) By this time, it's getting close to the time I get up and I'm not tired. I went back to my room and took a shower and put my uniform on. Breakfast starts at 6:00 am for us. I had scrambled eggs with salsa and a pinch of cheddar cheese, one small sausage patty, lowfat yogurt and a small glass of orange juice.
Lunch went "okay". We had fajitas catered in. I had one small flour shell with steak and then has some extra chicken put on my plate. I didn't eat any rice. I had some Mexican style corn, but did not eat it all. There were fresh tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, etc. available for toppings, so I loaded up on those. I used a little sour cream and drank a Diet Coke.
DH arrived to my hotel around 6:00 pm. We got to the Christmas party around 6:20 or so. It was decent - the drinks were EXPENSIVE. I had a Captain Morgan and Coke as my cocktail and drank water and ice tea with the meal. It was buffet style - I made a wonderful Greek salad with lots of veggies and a small scoop of cottage cheese. I had steamed broccoli and cauliflower, some kind of breaded chicken breast w/ sauce, beef and mushrooms and a small helping of mashed potatoes and gravy, a roll and chocolate cake for dessert. I know, SB carb unfriendly, but that was my splurge for the weekend. It was a time of Christmas cheer! DH and I stopped at a little local bar to watch a live band on the way home - I had 24 oz Bud Light beer. Hit the hay around 11:30-midnight.
I missed breakfast on Sunday morning, didn't drink enough water throughout the day, did alright at lunch - big salad and a small portion of BBQ chicken. No snacks. I was hungry when I got home around 5:30 pm. I ate 3-4 doughnut holes (I bought for DH at the grocery Friday night.) and a string cheese. I drank a bunch of water and we headed off to pick DS up. We had pizza (meatlovers w/ onions) from a local joint. I drank water. MIL made carmel popcorn and I indulged. I think maybe a little stress snacking was happening, plus I was ready for bed.
Either which way you dice it, I lost a pound from last Monday. Back down to 158 lbs (again). If I can hit 157 again, which has been my lowest on SB so far, I would be happy. My goal is 155 when I head to Florida the week of Christmas.
To answer all the drill/deployment questions. I still have to drill until I deploy; my orders start 07MAY10. I found out I am going to Kuwait
. Not sure what I'm doing over there yet. My last drill weekend will be in April. I will try to get an A/T (2 weeks training) in before I leave and another 4 day training in at Little Creek this spring. I have a lot of training and paperwork and medical readiness things that need done between now and then. Focusing on that is my main priority next to my civilian job at this time. Well, besides family!
I need to scoot. Have a magnificent Monday! Despite the snow, I'm feelin' the sun, sand and surf! (While staring at the loaf of Friendship Bread a co-worker brought in for our holiday festivities.)
PS - I did 30 minutes (2 miles) of Walk Away the Pounds this morning!12/07/2009
With the snow this morning, I cut my breakie time short so I could make a safe drive in. I didn't have much time, so I grabbed it and out the door I went. Same for my morning snack. I didn't have a chance to put my menu together on Friday night, so I feel helpless! heh heh I'll get things squared away tonight.Breakie
6 oz LF Blueberry yogurt
1/2-3/4 C Fiber One cerealMorning Snack
LF Mozzarella string cheeseLunch
- not enough veggies
Leftover tuna salad from Friday night (tuna, mayo, black beans, celery, peas)
1 Slice WW bread
1/3 C Sloppy Joes
8 oz NSA Apple CiderAfternoon Snack
2 T NABPre-dinner Snack
1 LF Mozarella string cheese
1 bite of leftover pizza
Couple handfuls of carmel popcornDinner
Large Romaine/Baby Spinach salad
Hearts of palm
Spinkle of cheddar jack cheese
2 T LF Zesty Italian dressingDessert
3 SF SB friendly chocolate chip cookies