Friday, November 5, 2010

A good day or a bad day, depends on how you see it ...

Weigh in : 277.8

What do you believe would be a bad day?  Do we think we have a bad day because we ate a little more than we should have?  Did we have a good day because the scales were kind or we managed to do everything right?

Well today I had a bad, good day or a good, bad day depending on how you look at it.

1 pkg instant oatmeal with 2 oz 1% milk (140)
4 oz yogurt (80)
1 fruit cup (90)

1 cup raw veggies (50)
1 tablespoon low cal dressing (40)
1 frozen Turkey and Stuffing entree (280)
1 pudding cup (80)
14 green grapes (50)

1 drink mailbu & orange juice (130)
1/3 nacho appitizer plate (375)
1 serving bandero bread w/meat sauce (600)

Now I went to our weekend after work get together and decided I was not going to sit there and fuss about how many calories I consumed.  Instead I sat with 2 lovely ladies and learnt about their families, their childhood, teen years, etc.  To me getting to know someone is more important than worrying about calories.  And you know what, because we were having such a good time getting to know each other food never became an issue for me.  I ordered what I wanted and that was that,  There was no thoughts of what was the biggest item on the menu or what kind of desserts were there or how many drinks could I have before I was over the limit.  Instead I focused on the people I was with and getting to know them.  I came away satisfied physically but also emotionally.  Now I am going to go and see if I can figure out at least some of the calories but guess what I had a good, bad day and I'm happy with myself.

Calories:  1915
Water:     30 oz
Steps:      3707
Overall not that bad, sorry Skippy I blew my 1500 calories today.  But I still feel ok about it and that is totally not like me.  Usually I'd be beating myself up over it but you know what it's ok.

Sally, glad to see you posting here.  Don't worry about posting on your blog you will do it when you are ready.  In the mean time join us here or at Skippy's if you need that boost.

Tina, if you are reading this, you need to come on back girl.  We can't be the 3 muskateers if one of us is missing.  I miss you my friend, where are you?


  1. Tess, I thought you were going to say that you were so busy talking you didn't finish what you were eating. The day being under 2000 and being out didn't sound too bad. You can always be a little more conscious the next couple of days and have a good weigh in Monday. Stay focused.


  2. mind someone new joining in your quest? maybe it will even give me a bit of "oomph" to start losing myself...nothing quite like a 230 lb nurse telling her patients to be more healthy when she isn't doing it herself! so...where's/what is skippy's? (and there--i just admitted my weight in public!)

  3. First I want to say - YES Tina - where are you! We miss you sweetie!

    But Tessa I think you did great today - really! You were in a social setting and at a restaurant and you managed to eat what you wanted but didn't blow it out! I am SO PROUD OF YOU! Eating out is extremely hard [calorie and sodium wise] and you did it with aplomb. I am so happy. I am glad you are not worried about it because attitude is so a part of this challenge.

    We CAN do this Tess - you have a great attitude for it...we are pals and this is happening. Hugs sweetie and thanks for being you.

    [Hi ANichols.Too - I am right here - I am "I Make Soap" Thanks for joining the challenge. I will be over to visit and put you on my blogroll. We can do this together. I know it!]

  4. Tessa- I think you did very well considering you went out to eat. Going out to eat can be a killer on our weight loss journey but you faired well and didn't over do it by any means. You go girl. :0)

    I also wanna know where Tina is. I posted a comment on her blog asking where she was and telling her to come back days ago.

  5. Hi ANichols.Too, welcome and yes Skippy is right >>>>> under I Make Soap. This is becoming very interesting and I am meeting so many new people, just what I love doing. I have made some of the greatest friends on the internet and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. Thanks everyone for the words of support, they mean a lot!!