Monday, June 13, 2011

Taking a break...

I'm stressed and have too much on my plate. I wish I could keep this up right now, but it is causing me extra stress...just one more thing on my never ending 'to-do' list. I'm trying to cut things out that just take up my time. I'm sure I will come back to this, but right now I need to focus on other things. I'm not going to change what I eat, and I'm always going to count calories. Why does life have to be so difficult? I wish I could take a vacation from work/volunteering/everything. Okay...enough of this pity party! :0)

Let me end on a positive note. I went to the endocrinologist last week...the same one I've been going to since I was, 15? One of the nurse people weighed me at the end of the hall. I used to DREAD this...literally. I hated it. The last time I weighed in there I was 168 pounds and about one month into my weight loss journey/living healthy journey. This time I was 138 pounds. I was really, really happy about this. It was 10:00am, I was fully clothed (with jeans/hoodie), and had taken a shower not too long before my appointment. If I had weighed in at home, first thing in the morning with no clothes I'm guessing I would have been right around 135. I'm not losing and I'm not gaining, which is fine by me. This last 10 pounds or so is SO annoying. I know I need to work out more, and it just isn't my top priority right now. Can I do it? Of course. I'm sure being extremely stressed isn't helping anything.

Moving on....so, I weighed in and the woman took me to a room and checked my blood pressure. When my doctor came in he looked at me and said, "You're thin. You've lost a lot of weight." He proceeded to ask me how I did it, and I told him I changed my eating habits and exercised more. He responded, "Determination? Well, you look great." Yay!! He said I can stop taking my medication, which was to regulate my insulin level. It had been normal since he started me on the medication, but he said that weight loss will control it also, so I don't need to take it anymore. Yay, again!!

Hm...I liked writing this entry. Maybe I will keep blogging, but not just every day with the specifics of what I ate. That is what was tedious and stressing me out!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (170 calories):

Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ Honey (170 calories)

Snack (260 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (70 calories)
Terra Sweet Potato Chips (190 calories)

Lunch (170 calories):
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (70 calories)

Dinner (360 calories):
Fruit Salad (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Split Pea Soup (150 calories)
Trader Joe's Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (110 calories)

Dessert/Snack (250 calories):
Trader Joe's Gone Bananas (130 calories)
Trader Joe's Animal Crackers (120 calories)

Daily Total: 1340

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (170 calories):

Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ Honey (170 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Lunch (350 calories):
Fiber One Yogurt (110 calories)
Fiber One Bar (140 calories)

Coffee (100 calories)

Dinner (680 calories):
Chicken Fajitas at El Torito
-3 Corn Tortillas (180 calories)
-Chicken (200 calories)
-Onion (50 calories)
-Rice and Beans (100 calories)
-Chips (100 calories)
-Guacamole (50 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
2 So Delicious Fudge Bars (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1480

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (340 calories):

Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ Honey (170 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Lunch (420 calories):
Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Yogurt (130 calories)
Terra Sweet Potato Chips (190 calories)
Starbucks Tall Mocha Light Frappucino (100 calories)

Dinner (700 calories):
Dinner at True Food Kitchen
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl w/ Vegetables (500 calories)
Asparagus (150 calories)
Mini Scoop of Non-Dairy Pistachio Ice Cream (50 calories)


Snack (180 calories):
Starbucks Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato (180 calories)

Daily Total: 1640 calories

Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (340 calories):

Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ Honey (170 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Snack (180 calories):
Small Non-Fat Latte (100 calories)
Medium Banana (80 calories)

Lunch/Snack (250 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)
Medium Banana (80 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean Taquitos (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Tortilla Chips (140 calories)

Snack/Dessert (140 calories):
2 So Delicious Fudge Bars (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1410

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (335 calories):

Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)
Starbucks Venti Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato w/ Add Shot (165 calories)

Snack (50 calories):
Strawberry, Mango and Peanuts at Great Park Farmer's Market (50 calories)

Lunch/Dinner (700 calories):
Food at La Sirena Grill
- Tortilla Chips (100 calories)
- Black Beans and Rice (200 calories)
- Chicken Tacos (400 calories)

Snack (240 calories):
Whole Wheat English Muffin w/ Honey (170 calories)
Starbucks Double Espresso Light (70 calories)

Daily Total: 1325

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Lunch/Snack (270 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)
3 Chocolates (100 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
Bowl of Tortilla Soup at Veggie Grill (250 calories)
Spring Mix Salad (250 calories)


Dessert/Snack (235 calories):
Starbucks Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato (165 calories)
Starbucks Double Espress Shot Light (70 calories)

Daily Total: 1325

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (250 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Coffee at BMW Dealership (100 calories)

Snack (170 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Lunch (330 calories):
Two Homemade Cookies (200 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Thins (130 calories)

Snack (170 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Dinner (350 calories):
Amy's Light and Lean Pasta and Veggies (210 calories)
Tortilla Chips (140 calories)

Dessert (140 calories):
Two So Delicious Fudge Bars (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1510

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)


Lunch
(700 calories):
Lunch at True Food Kitchen
Teriyaki Chicken Bowl w/ Vegetables (500 calories)
Edemame Dumpling (150 calories)
Mini Scoop of Non-Dairy Pistachio Ice Cream (50 calories)

Dinner (350 calories):
Cup of Corn Chowder Soup at Veggie Grill (200 calories)
Spring Mix Salad (150 calories)

Snack/Dessert (160 calories):
Starbucks Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato

Daily Total: 1530 calories

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (230 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Medium Banana (80 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Newman's Own Honey Wheat Pretzels (70 calories)

Lunch (300 calories):
Blue Diamond Pecan Thins (130 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Snack (190 calories):
Pure Organic Blueberry Protein Bar (190 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Baked Tortilla Chips (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1290

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Dinner (700 calories):
Bahama Chicken at Lazy Dog Cafe
- Cup of Brown Rice (200 calories)
- Black Beans (100 calories)
- Chicken (400 calories)

Snack/Dessert (320 calories):
Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate (180 calories)

Daily Total: 1340

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)
Hummus (60 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Small Banana (70 calories)

Lunch (320 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)
Wallaby Organic Vanilla Yogurt (150 calories)

Snack (110 calories):
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)

Dinner (510 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean Taquitos (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Baked Tortilla Chips (150 calories)

Dessert (180 calories):
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate (180 calories)

Daily Total: 1510

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (470 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Wallaby Organic Vanilla Yogurt (150 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Snack (170 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Dinner (560 calories):
Amy's Bean and Cheese Burrito (310 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Baked Tortilla Chips (150 calories)

Snack (310 calories):
Popcorn (260 calories)
Piece of See's Candy (50 calories)

Daily Total: 1510

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (330 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Rice Thins (130 calories)

Snack (250 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Dinner (550 calories):

German Pretzel at Valhalla Table (200 calories)
Split Pea Soup at Valhalla Table (200 calories)
Bread (150 calories)

Snack/Dessert (390 calories):
Starbucks Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato (160 calories)
Popcorn (230 calories)

Daily Total: 1520

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 27th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (310 calories):

Kashi Autumn Harvest Organic Cereal (180 calories)
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (130 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Small Banana (70 calories)

Lunch (250 calories):
Starbucks Tall Mocha Light Frappucino (no milk) (70 calories)
Pure Organic Cinnamon Apple Protein Bar (180 calories)

Snack (130 calories):
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (130 calories)

Dinner (360 calories):
Amy's Light and Lean Soft Taco Fiesta (220 calories)
Baked Organic Tortilla Chips (140 calories)

Dessert (250 calories):
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate (150 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Daily Total: 1360

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (275 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Small Banana (70 calories)

Lunch (360 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)
Pure Organic Cinnamon Apple Protein Bar (190 calories)

Snack (110 calories):
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean Taquitos (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Nopaltilla Chips (140 calories)

Dessert (150 calories):
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1450

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (275 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)
Crystal Light Pure (15 calories)

Snack (160 calories):
PROBAR Fruition Strawberry (160 calories)

Lunch (250calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Starbucks Tall Mocha Coconut Light Frappuccino (70 calories)

Snack (110 calories):
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels
(110 calories)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (260 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Small Organic Banana (70 calories)

Lunch (280 calories):
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)

Snack (110 calories):
Newman's Own Organic Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)

Dinner (300 calories):
Cup of Tomato Basil Soup at Veggie Grill (150 calories)
Spring Mix Salad (150 calories)


Dessert/Snack (200 calories):
Tall Mocha Coconut Light Frappuccino (70 calories)
Dagoba Dark Chocolate (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1220

Thanks to Linda and Mike, I have a new drink at Starbucks!! You can order a non-dairy, non-soy based Frappuccino if you just ask for it with iced coffee instead!! No more worrying about choosing between organic soy milk and non-organic skim milk. PLUS, 40 fewer calories. Yumm......

And I'm SUPER excited about my birthday gift from Linda and Mike, too. I've been wanting one of the new, double-walled Starbucks cups ever since they came out and guess what I got?! :D

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (290 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Starbucks Grande Caramel Light Frappucino (140 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Peanuts at Farmer's Market (70 calories)

Lunch (500 calories):
Lunch at True Foods
- Two Scrambled Eggs (180 calories)
- 3 Strips of Turkey Bacon (105 calories)
- Sweet Potato Hash (215 calories)

Dinner (390 calories):
- Wrap/Tortilla (140 calories)
- Turkey (60 calories)
- Avocado (80 calories)
- Lettuce (10 calories)
- Nopaltilla Chips (100 calories)

Dessert (130 calories):
Dagoba Mint Dark Chocolate (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1380

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (330 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Kashi Organic Autumn Harvest Cereal (180 calories)

Dinner (870 calories):
Dinner at La Sirena Grill
- Black Beans (150 calories)
- Mexican Rice (150 calories)
- Chicken Taco (200 calories)
- Cheese Enchilada (250 calories)
- Tortilla Chips (120 calories)

Dessert/Snack (340 calories):
Starbucks
Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)
Popcorn (200 calories)

Daily Total: 1540

Not too bad considering it was my birthday! I probably overestimated the amounts for my dinner at La Sirena, but I'm being overly cautious here! :0)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (330 calories):

Whole Wheat Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)
Kashi Organic Autumn Harvest Cereal (180 calories)

Snack (170 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar

Lunch (760 calories):

Lunch at True Foods in Newport Beach
- Pita w/ hummus (200 calories)
- Beans (30 calories)
- 3 Small Tortillas (100 calories)
- Steak (180 calories)
- Steamed Green Vegetables (50 calories)
- Banana Dessert (200 calories)

Dinner (150 calories):
Bagel Thin w/ Honey (150 calories)

Dessert/Snack (100 calories):
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappuccino (100 calories)

Daily Total: 1510

I went to the gym today. YAY!! I've been worried about my knee, and a bit scared to work out. A few days ago I tried to do Bob's Biggest Loser Yoga DVD and after two minutes I got a sharp pain in my knee and almost collapsed. I'm probably just being paranoid, but I really hope it just gets better on its own. I sincerely hope I didn't do anything horrible to it from just running ONE half-marathon. Anyway, I went to the gym and had a great workout. Spent 30 minutes on the elliptical (which I haven't done in FOREVER) and my knee didn't hurt at all. I was really worried about how much I ate at my 'birthday' lunch, but it turns out I wasn't too hungry the rest of the day, so it worked out. :0)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (280 calories):

Kashi Organic Autumn Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Panera Bread Bagel Bites (100 calories)

Snack (170 calories):
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar

Lunch (400 calories):
Bowl of Chili at Veggie Grill (250 calories)
Spring Mix Salad (150 calories)


Dinner (310 calories):
Organic Butternut Squash Soup (160 calories)
Nopaltilla Chips (150 calories)

Dessert/Snack (130 calories):
Dagoba Mint Dark Chocolate (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1290

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (310 calories):

Kashi Organic Autumn Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Rice Crackers (130 calories)

Lunch (260 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Trio Strawberry Nut Bar (170 calories)

Snack (220 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Lundberg Rice Cakes (140 calories)

Snack (50 calories):
Pretzel Chips

Dinner (400 calories):
Bowl of Corn Chowder at Veggie Grill (250 calories)
Spring Mix Salad (150 calories)

Dessert/Snack (240 calories):
Golden Spoon Yogurt (100 calories)
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1480

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (310 calories):

Kashi Organic Autumn Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Rice Crackers (130 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Medium Organic Banana

Lunch (325 calories):
Starbucks Triple Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (145 calories)
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)

Snack (310 calories):
Lundberg Honey Nut Rice Cakes (140 calories)
Strawberry Trio Nut Bar (170 calories)

Dinner (280 calories):
Health Valley Organic 14 Vegetable Soup (160 calories)
Nopaltilla Chips (120 calories)

Snack/Dessert (180 calories):
So Delicious Vanilla Bean Frozen Dessert (180 calories)

Daily Total: 1485

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (275 calories):

Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato w/add shot (145 calories)
Rice Crackers (130 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Medium Organic Banana

Lunch (470 calories):
Lunch at Daphne's (now California Greek...not Greek Cafe. Strange!)
2 Chicken Kabobs (300 calories)
1/4 Wheat Pita (50 calories)
Fire-Roasted Vegetables (120 calories)

Dinner (540 calories):
Rudi's Organic Spelt Wrap (140 calories)
Organic Black Beans (130 calories)
Organic Avocado (100 calories)
Organic Shredded Cheese (20 calories)
Nopaltilla Chips (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1365

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (180 calories):

Starbucks Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato (180 calories)

Snack (30 calories):
Malibu Farmer's Market
One Strawberry, Two Nopaltilla Chips w/ Salsa (30 calories)

Lunch (640 calories):
Lunch at Marmalade Cafe in Malibu
Cup of Split Pea Soup (200 calories)
Garlic Crisps (40 calories)
Half Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (400 calories)

Snack (270 calories):
Starbucks Tall Mocha Light Frappuccino (110 calories)
Malibu Frozen Yogurt (160 calories)

Dinner/Snack (200 calories):
Nopaltilla Chips (180 calories)
Trader Joes Organic Tomatillo Roasted Yellow Chili Salsa (20 calories)

Daily Total: 1320

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (370 calories):

Wallaby Organic Banana Vanilla Yogurt (140 calories)
Kashi Organic Autumn Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk (50 calories)

Dinner (900 calories):
Dinner at La Sirena
Organic Beans and Rice (250 calories)
Guacamole (50 calories)
Chicken Taquitos (600 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1410

This place is AMAZING. Really. It is. I haven't had Mexican food in SO long because it doesn't really fit in with my new healthy way of eating. But just read the description of this place:

La Sirena Grill is a unique organic Mexican Grill with an "edge." Everything from our spicy fire-roasted salsas, blackened seasonings, hand-made corn tortillas, soups, and sauces are made from scratch using the freshest quality ingredients, including local, organic, and sustainable products.

We are dedicated to providing great food that not only tastes good, but is healthy for you and your kids, and for our Earth.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (290 calories):

Wallaby Organic Banana Vanilla Yogurt (140 calories)
Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Organic Honey (40 calories)

Snack (130 calories):
Rice Crackers (130 calories)

Dinner (620 calories):
Dinner at Chili's (not my choice)
Margarita Grilled Chicken (260 calories)
Black Beans (100 calories)
Rice (190 calories)
Steamed Broccoli (70 calories)

Snack (150 calories):
So Delicious Vanilla Bean Frozen Dessert (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1190

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Blogger was down for most the day and I'm too lazy to go back and do an entry for this day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Strawberry Probiotic Smoothie (140 calories)

Snack (130 calories):
Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Wafers (130 calories)

Lunch (280 calories):

Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Starbucks Tall Mocha Coconut Light Frappuccino (110 calories)

Snack (130 calories):
Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Wafers (130 calories)

Dinner (470 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Burrito (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (110 calories)

Snack/Dessert (170 calories):
So Delicious Mint Chip NSA Frozen Dessert (120 calories)
Dagoba Dark Chocolate (50 calories)

Daily Total: 1500

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (380 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Barney Butter Almond Spread (90 calories)

Snack (70 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (30 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (40 calories)

Lunch (280 calories):
Starbucks Tall Mocha Light Frappucino (100 calories
)
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):

Barbecue Pop Chips (120 calories
)
Two Jennie-O Turkey Dogs (140 calories)

Two Hot Dog Buns (200 calories)
Ketchup (20 calories)
Grapes (20 calories)

Daily Total: 1,230

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weigh-In Results - May 9th, 2011

Weigh-In: 135.6

Hmm...the scale was up, but I don't know if I think this is an actual weight gain. I didn't weigh myself before my half-marathon, or the weekend of, but promised to weigh myself today no matter what. This is unfortunate since it is not a great time of the month. :X I am so happy for the progress I have made, but it is certainly not as fun when you reach the last 10-15 pounds and your body doesn't let the pounds go as freely as it once did. I haven't worked out at all this past week, since my left knee was still hurting from my race. I'm going to hit the gym (or do Ripped in 30) tonight, but take it easy. I don't want to overdo it and make things worse!

Regardless of what the scale says, I was proud of myself when I looked at a photo my friend Priscilla's dad took of us together at the OC Half-Marathon last weekend. I put it next to a photo of us from 10 months earlier and you can definitely see a difference. YAY!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (240 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Small Organic Banana (60 calories)

Snack (210 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Lunch (290 calories):
Starbucks Tall Mocha Coconut Light Frappucino (110 calories
)
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)

Dinner (425 calories):

Trader Joe's Organic Split Pea Soup (150 calories
)
Trader Joe's Organic Brown Rice (200 calories)

Trader Joe's Organic Foursome Vegetables (75 calories)

Snack/Dessert (170 calories):
Strawberries (20 calories)
So Delicious Vanilla Bean NSA Frozen Dessert (100 calories)
Peanuts (50 calories)

Daily Total: 1,335

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (220 calories):

Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Starbucks Grande Caramel Light Frappucino (140 calories)

Lunch (520 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean & Cheese Burrito (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (110 calories)
Dagoba Dark Chocolate (50 calories)

Dinner (380 calories):
Amy's Light & Lean Pasta and Veggies (210 calories)
Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)
Hummus (60 calories)

Snack/Dessert (260 calories):
So Delicious Vanilla Bean NSA Frozen Dessert (100 calories)
Organic Strawberries (20 calories)
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1380

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk (60 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Dinner (590 calories):
Crunchy Shrimp Cut Roll (280 calories)
2 Chicken Skewers (100 calories)
1/2 Shrimp Skewer (30 calories)
Half Avocado Shrimp Volcano (110 calories)
1/2 Avocado Cut Roll (70 calories)

Dessert/Snack (236 calories):
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramael Macchiato (140 calories
)
Golden Spoon Mini Espresso Yogurt (96 calories)

Daily Total: 1146

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)

Snack (210 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Lunch (307 calories):
Starbucks Tall Mocha Coconut Light Frappucino (110 calories
)
One Hard-Boiled Egg White (17 calories)
Justin's Honey Peanut Butter (80 calories)
White Cheddar Cheese (100 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Dinner (440 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean & Cheese Burrito (260 calories)
Avocado (70 calories)
Trader Joe's Baked Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (110 calories)

Dessert/Snack (140 calories):
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Daily Total: 1487

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (250 calories):

Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Strawberry Trio Bar (170 calories)

Snack (180 calories):
Mini Clif Bar - Oatmeal Raisin Walnut (100 calories)
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)

Lunch (280 calories):
Starbucks Tall Mocha Light Frapuccino (100 calories)
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)

Dinner (540 calories):
Grilled Mahi Mahi Cabo Tacos at Marie Callender's Restaurant
-Avocado (50 calories)
-Tortilla Chips (140 calories)
-Rice (110 calories)
-Mahi Mahi Fillet (100 calories)
-Corn Tortillas (100 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
So Delicious Vanilla Bean NSA Ice Cream (100 calories)
Organic Mint Chocolate Sauce (20 calories)
Strawberries (20 calories)

Daily Total: 1390

My rescue organization had a board meeting tonight. I did NOT choose the restaurant. Luckily, Marie Callender's recently introduced four dishes that are healthier/fresher options. Not ideal, but it could have been far worse. I wish I had ordered it without this chipotle sauce, or whatever it was, but I just avoided it. I basically took the mahi mahi out of the tacos and ate it by itself with the rice and avocado. Yum.

Today I had to wait at home for the cable guy to come. I didn't have breakfast until after he left around 9:15am. I totally wish I could start every day like this. I wasn't nearly as hungry throughout the day. I usually have breakfast at 7:15am, and I'm hungry again by 10:00am or so. I guess I could try waiting until I get to work to eat breakfast, but that's not practical, especially since we don't even have a toaster in my building.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (290 calories):

Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Organic Honey (40 calories)
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Snack (200 calories):
Trader Joe's Organic Animal Crackers (120 calories)
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)

Lunch (300 calories):
Veggie Grill Spring Mix Salad (100 calories)
Veggie Grill Cup of Corn Chowder Soup (200 calories)

Snack (190 calories):
Small Organic Banana (60 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Nut Thins (130 calories)

Dinner (325 calories):
Organic Rice Pilaf (165 calories)
Honey Wheat Pretzels (110 calories)
Hummus (50 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
So Delicious NSA Vanilla Ice Cream (100 calories)
Organic Strawberries (40 calories)

Daily Total: 1455

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Barney Butter - Almond Butter (70 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)
Small Organic Banana (60 calories)

Lunch (360 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Starbucks Tall Mocha Coconut Frappucino (180 calories)

Dinner (300 calories):
Veggie Grill Spring Mix Salad (100 calories)
Veggie Grill Cup of Tortilla Soup (200 calories)


Snack/Dessert (230 calories):
So Delicious NSA Mint Chip Frozen Dessert (150 calories)
Organic Mozzarella String Cheese (80 calories)

Daily Total: 1350

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (270 calories):

Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)
Dark Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nut (60 calories) - My coworker brought treats back from Hawaii. I was good and checked the calories before eating. :X

Lunch (280 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories
)
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Small Organic Banana (80 calories
)

Dinner (400 calories):
Amy's Light and Lean Soft Taco Fiesta
(220 calories - IMAGE BELOW)

Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Organic Tortilla Chips (140 calories)
Organic Broccoli (40 calories)
Snack/Dessert (120 calories):
So Delicious NSA Mint Chip "Ice Cream" (120 calories
)

Daily Total: 1,290

Now that my half-marathon is over, I am going to really focus on sticking to no more than 1400 calories a day. I really want to lose these last 10 or so pounds before I start training for another race. It is too hard to train and cut back calories at the same time! Not sure what happened today, but I didn't even have a hard time stopping at just under 1300. I think it has something to do with running yesterday. It felt so great to run 13.1 miles, without stopping, and I know my body can only get stronger from here! I also saw a photo from yesterday of me and a friend (who ran the full marathon) and I compared it to a photo I have with her from last year at this time (at another race). Seeing the difference just makes me want to work even harder.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

LA Times Festival of Books

When I got to the Festival of Books, and finally found the LA Times Stage, it was about 11:15am and Rainn Wilson was already talking. There were only about 10 people waiting in the "signing" line, so I walked over to a tent, bought his new book, and jumped in line. I waited for maybe 10 minutes. It is awkward to go up to someone and really have nothing to say. I mostly did it because I wanted his autograph. He just kind of stared at me and wrote "Kelly, ?'s, Rainn" in my book. Not sure what that means.

For Jillian's talk, I sat with Linda, Mike and Kayla (Linda's adorable six year-old daughter) about eight rows back. We could have gotten seats closer, but we all felt it was more important to be in the shade. The last thing I wanted to do was melt in the sun for hours to get a good seat, and end up with a sunburn the day before my race. After Jillian spoke, we got in the "signing" line. There were at least 3x as many people waiting to get her autograph as there were for Rainn Wilson. I think we ended up waiting for about 90 minutes, but I wasn't really paying attention. The best part of the day was watching Kayla get picked up by Jillian put on the table so she could get her K-SWISS Tubes signed by JM. Kayla was beyond excited and it was super adorable. :D

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (260 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Lunch/Snacks (310 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Animal Crackers (130 calories)

Dinner (650 calories)
Native Foods Scorpion Burger (500 calories)
-Bun (150 calories)
-Tempeh Patty (175 calories)
-Avocado (125 calories)
-Lettuce/Carrots (10 calories)
-Chipotle Sauce (40 calories)

Native Foods Spring Pea Soup (150 calories)

Dessert/Snack (380 calories):
Native Food Chocolate Cupcake (250 calories)
Blue Diamond Hazelnut Rice Thins (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1600

This was the day before my half-marathon so I didn't really moderate my intake that much. However, it is another example of how I tend to eat less when I keep busy. To only eat 1600 calories, when I wasn't really paying TOO much attention, is nice. :)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (230 calories):

Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Artisana Raw Organic Almond Butter (100 calories)
Strawberries (20 calories)

Snack (210 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Lunch (280 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frapuccino (100 calories)

Snack (220 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)
Cheerios (140 calories)

Dinner (740 calories):
Dinner at True Foods in Newport Beach
- Beans (60 calories)
- 3 Small Tortillas (100 calories)
- Steak (180 calories)
- Roasted and Steamed Mixed Vegetables (150 calories)
- Organic Pudding Dessert w/ Pistachios and Walnuts (250 calories)

Daily Total: 1680

I'd like to write more, but I'm exhausted and have to get to bed. LA Times Festival of Books tomorrow (with Jillian) and the OC Half-Marathon on Sunday. You know what I'll be doing Sunday afternoon? That's right. NOTHING!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Calories In/Meals
Breakfast (320 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk (40 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Snack (210 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Lunch (370 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Terra Organic Sweet Potato Chips (190 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Two Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies (140 calories)

Dinner (290 calories):
Trader Joe's Organic/Vegan Split Pea Soup (150 calories) Trader Joe's Organic Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips (140 calories)

Dessert/Snack (20 calories):
Strawberries (20 calories)

Daily Total: 1450

I stole this photo from an image search on Google because I was too lazy to dig mine out of the trash. I have to say this is my new favorite item. The entire can has 150 calories. That's it! It is organic. It is vegan. It has no soy. It is yummy. It takes 2 minutes to heat up. It cost $1.99 for a can. I love it. The end.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (360 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Lunch (480 calories):

California Pizza Kitchen
-Cup of Dakota Smashed Pea & Barley Soup (180 calories)
-Half Portion Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (300 calories)
*Chicken (200 calories)
*Lettuce (20 calories)
*Dressing on the Side (80 calories)
*
Shaved Parmesan Cheese (Removed from Salad)
*
Garlic-Herb Croutons (Removed from Salad)

Snack (80 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)

Dinner (300 calories):
Native Foods Greek Gyro (300 calories)
-Quinoa (120 calories)
-Steamed Vegetables (50 calories)
-Black Beans (80 calories)
-Flatbread (50 calories)





Dessert/Snack (170 calories):
Organic Strawberries (20 calories)
So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Frozen Dessert (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1390

Our Student Services team went to lunch today at CPK (minus my two coworkers who are at a conference in Palm Springs). I of course studied the menu before hand. I was the only person that ordered individually. The rest of the group split four different pizzas. I had to turn down offers for a slice three times. Oh, and that bread in front of me on the table? I didn't touch it. I have to give credit to my coworkers though, because only one of them had any of it. I ordered a cup of soup and the Classic Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken. I got the dressing on the side, and only used about 1/4 of the small container (I just dip my fork). I also took off all the croutons and shaved parmesan cheese.

At Native Foods for dinner I ordered one of my new favorites. The Greek Gyro normally comes with peppered seitan, but I got black beans (on the side!) instead. I also asked for the hummus on the side, which I didn't end up using. I really wanted to have the flatbread, so I opted to not eat all of the quinoa. It feels SO good to eat a healthy meal. I was full afterwards, but I had only eaten great stuff. YAY!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (400 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Snack (180 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Pistachios (80 calories)
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)

Lunch (330 calories):
Larabar Jocalat Chocolate Coffee Food Bar (200 calories
)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Dinner (700 calories):
Bahama Chicken at Lazy Dog Cafe
- Cup of Brown Rice (200 calories)
- Black Beans (100 calories)
- Chicken (400 calories)

Daily Total: 1610

I ordered one of the handful of items at Lazy Dog Cafe on the menu that wasn't a gazillion calories. I studied the menu at work before going out with my friends. It was either this dish, or a salad with dressing on the side. I'm going to a work lunch today at California Pizza Kitchen and since I am getting a salad there, I opted for the Bahama Chicken. The menu description: boneless chicken breast, traditional jerk seasonings, island salsa [did not eat], black beans, steamed rice [asked for brown rice], tiki sauce [did not eat/what is tiki sauce?!]. There was hardly any food on my plate compared to my two friends. I also drank 2-3 glasses of water while at dinner, which is A LOT for me. I figured it would help, and it did! We finished dinner around 7:30pm and I didn't feel the need to eat anything after that! :0)

I tend to eat better (i.e. less calories, not quality of food) when I know I am "going out" for a meal. I know there is no way I'm getting out of a restaurant without eating at least 600-700 calories, so I eat less during the day. If I did this on ALL days, maybe I would actually eat closer to 1300 a day! Hmm...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (400 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Snack (180 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Lunch (320 calories):
Larabar Jocalat Chocolate Mint Food Bar (190 calories
- IMAGE BELOW)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Two Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies (140 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Guiltless Tortilla Chips (140 calories)

Snack/Dessert (150 calories):
So Delicious Mint Chip NSA Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1690

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday, April 25th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (250 calories):

Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Organic Honey (40 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (100 calories)

Lunch/Dinner (830 calories):
Piece of Bread (80 calories)
Potatoes (100 calories)
Chicken (250 calories)
Caesar Salad (150 calories)
Raspberry Dessert (250 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Starbucks Grande Skinny Caramel Macchiato (140 calories)

Snack/Dessert (280 calories):
So Delicious Mint Chip NSA Frozen Dessert (150 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Popcorn (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1500

Today was a bit out of the norm because of having a lunch/BBQ with my boyfriend's family. My calories counts are probably a bit high, but I don't want to underestimate anything. I took small portions compared to what I usually do when they cook, so yay! I also did Level 1 of Ripped in 30 this evening and it is definitely getting 'easier'. I put that in quotes because it definitely is by no means easy at all. I am just able to get to the end and actually complete all the moves without taking a break.

Saturday, April 24th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (420 calories):

Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Organic Honey (40 calories)
Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (100 calories)

Lunch (100 calories):
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
El Torito Grilled Chicken Mexican Caesar Salad (350 calories)
Dressing on the Side (50 calories)
Tortilla Chips (100 calories)


Snack/Dessert (350 calories):
So Delicious Mint Chip NSA Frozen Dessert (150 calories)
Peanuts (200 calories)

Daily Total: 1350

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (400 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Snack (180 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Lunch (310 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Two Tagalong Girl Scout Cookies (140 calories)

Dinner (500 calories):
Native Foods Greek Gyro (550 calories)

Snack/Dessert (120 calories):
So Delicious NSA Mint Chip Coconut Ice Cream (120 calories)

Daily Total: 1650

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (400 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)

Lunch (410 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Dinner (70 calories):
Organic Broccoli (40 calories)
Strawberries (30 calories)

Snack/Dessert (330 calories):
So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream (150 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate (180 calories)

Daily Total: 1370

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Photographic Evidence

Sorry if it is in poor taste to post "Before" and "In Progress" photos of my backside. The photo on the left was randomly taken of me at a work event back in August. The photo on the right was obviously from recently when I was being a dork and having my boyfriend take photos of me in the new Jillian Michaels KSWISS clothing line. I remember first seeing the photo on the left and thinking, "Wow! I'm so small. I actually HAVE lost weight." That was about 13 pounds ago, which doesn't SOUND like much. However, I'm wearing Old Navy Size 8 Sweetheart Jeans on the left and Old Navy Size 4 Sweetheart Jeans on the right. Crazy what a difference a few pounds can make as you get closer to your goal weight. Sometimes I have to force myself to look at current photos of myself. I still tend to feel like I'm bigger and it takes seeing myself in a photo to realize that I'm not. Hopefully as time goes on I will have fewer of those days when I feel "big" and more days when I feel AWESOME. ;0)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (420 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato w/ add shot (100 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Lunch (260 calories):
Pure Organic Protein Bar (180 calories)
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)

Snack (130 calories):
Blue Diamond Pecan Rice Thins (130 calories)

Dinner (580 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos (260 calories)
Avocado (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (220 calories)

Snack/Dessert (150 calories):
So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1620

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (320 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)

Snack (160 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)
Medium Organic Banana (80 calories)

Lunch (230 calories):
Blue Diamond Pecan Nut Thins (130 calories)
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)

Dinner (400 calories):
Veggie Grill Spring Mix Salad (100 calories)
Veggie Grill Bowl of Tortilla Soup (300 calories)

Snack/Dessert (350 calories):
Peanuts (200 calories)
Grande Skinny Cocoa Cappuccino (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1460

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (440 calories):

Kashi Organic Vanilla Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Probiotic Organic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)

Snack (260 calories):
Kashi Organic Vanilla Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)

Lunch (320 calories):
22 Days Mocha Mantra Protein Bar (220 calories
- IMAGE BELOW)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Dinner (410 calories):
Trader Joe's Organic Brown Rice (200 calories)
Organic Peas (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips (110 calories)

Snack/Dessert (130 calories):
Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate Truffle (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1560

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (280 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)

Lunch (500 calories):
Salad at Whole Foods (500 calories)

Dinner (750 calories):
Dinner at Nobu
- Spicy Chicken Skewer (150 calories)
- Lobster Mini Taco (100 calories)
- Shrimp Mini Tacos (200 calories)
- Tempura Shrimp Roll (300 calories)

Snack/Dessert (250 calories):
Frozen Yogurt at Malibu Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream (250 calories)

Daily Total: 1730

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (440 calories):

Trader Joe's English Muffin (110 calories)
Organic Honey (40 calories)
Trader Joe's Probiotic Organic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate (150 calories)

Lunch (220 calories):
22 Days Mocha Mantra Protein Bar (220 calories)

Dinner (450 calories):
El Torito Grilled Chicken Mexican Caesar Salad (350 calories)
Dressing on the Side (50 calories)
Tortilla Chips (50 calories)


Snack/Dessert (200 calories):
Starbucks Venti Non-Fat Cocoa Cappucino (200 calories)

Daily Total: 1310

Weigh-In Results - April 16th, 2011

Weigh-In: 134.0

That is a loss of 1.6 pounds in two weeks. I am SO happy about this, given how close I am getting to my goal weight. I have been exercising moderately, and eating around 1300-1500 calories a day. I am at a point where eating less than 1300 just is not going to happen. I love my food!

I have been able to see my progress in photos, but since I have been below 140 I am finally not seeing myself as a "bigger" person. The first thing I looked for in a photo of myself used to be how big I was compared to other people in the photo, how my clothes were fitting, etc. It is nice to be okay with any photo I see of myself, with the exception of something like the way my hair looks. This might sound silly, but it is a relief to have people tag photos of me on Facebook, get the notification, and not be worried about how I am going to look.

If I can keep up this progress, which I know I am capable of, I can be in the 120s in a little over a month. Yay!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (425 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie (140 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato w/ add shot (105 calories)

Snack (80 calories):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)

Lunch (320 calories):
Just Great Stuff Organic Protein Bar (80 calories)
Starbucks Tall Caramel Light Frappucino (100 calories)
Lundberg Honey Nut Rice Cakes (70 calories/each)

Dinner (260 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean Taquitos (260 calories)

Snack/Dessert (200 calories):
Trader Joe's Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil (130 calories)

Daily Total: 1285

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

This is all I have for today. Much more exciting than me posting about rice cakes and protein bars. ;0)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Calories In/Meals

Breakfast (420 calories):

Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest Cereal (180 calories)
Trader Joe's English Muffin w/ Organic Honey (140 calories)
Starbucks Tall Skinny Caramel Macchiato (100 calories)

Snack (140 calories):
Trader Joe's Honey Wheat Pretzels (140 calories)

Lunch (220 calories):
Cashews (220 calories)

Snack (210):
Santa Barbara Organic Hickory Pistachios (80 calories)
Annie's Organic Chocolate Graham Bunnies (130 calories)

Dinner (400 calories):
Trader Joe's Black Bean Taquitos (260 calories)
Organic Avocado (100 calories)
Trader Joe's Organic Reduced Guilt Tortilla Chips (140 calories)


Snack/Dessert (150 calories):
Trader Joe's Organic Dark Chocolate (150 calories)

Daily Total: 1450