Posts Tagged ‘food’

I wish I’d taken a picture of the frozen yogurt treat I got yesterday.  I knew going in that I wasn’t going to get a full bowl of the frozen yogurt but I was curios how much I’d end up with while trying to get  a sensible portion.

Keep in mind when you check out the nutritional facts that a serving is an ounce …. really an ounce; so for that 30 – 45 calorie range they advertise you get maybe a couple of tablespoons of frozen yogurt …. lol; I’d love to see someone actually do that.  I ended up with what I estimated looked like 1/2 cup but weighed in at 6.9 ounces.  I opted not to get any toppings … I was in it for the froyo!

If I hadn’t read the nutritional facts and I’d fixed my bowl anywhere close to what looked like a “serving” to me I can assume I’d have at least 12 ounces; and that would have been only filling the smaller of the bowls about half way.

I have to admit it was delicious!  Absolutely delicious and on this particular day worth the 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus I estimated it to be (I kept getting different results when I calculated; it may really be as much as 7 but I’m sticking with my 5 estimate). Maybe low in fat but ridiculously high in carbs now mater what kind you get.

I couldn’t even begin to guess how many ounces in this pic from their website …. but as long as you keep a portion size in mind or at least aren’t trying to kid yourself about it being truly healthy go for it!  You only live once!

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…. Hot Dogs

Posted: June 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I was craving a hot dog; so as I am sure anyone who eats hot dogs would agree I had to have two! I don’t even usually eat package processed foods either but as they say “you only live once”.  They were delicious…

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….. hope I didn’t derail my diet too badly!

Alas, I’d not forgotten about posting it’s just been busy around here!  At my “assessment” Friday I’d lost 5 pounds.  It was about 5 – 6 weeks I think since I’d had my first measurements taken.  I think the most surprising number to me was the inch I lost at my neck.  Seems like such an odd spot to lose weight but I could tell when Charles took my picture earlier in the week I didn’t look so pudgy.

My trainer, Dustin, keeps suggesting I try the Paleo diet or something of the sort;  I insist I will not.  I love my bread, pasta, corn, and all the other forbidden foods on that type of program.  He tells me how he’s lost 20 pounds in just a few weeks.  I am not convinced; he may have really lost the weight but I disagree with his thoughts on it being healthier for me.  There are draw backs to any deprivation diet.  This one can cause stress on the kidneys.  Others lack essential vitamins and minerals for a generally healthy lifestyle.  I told him portion control is my biggest obstacle and “sampling” at work.  I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this yet but I manage an all you can eat buffet with “homemade” food…. I have to taste things throughout the day just to know what it tastes like and for quality control purposes.  Sometimes this leads to unnecessary nibbling though so I try to drink water when those urges hit.  I saw a post on pintrest the other day that said something to the effect of “when a craving hits to eat something you shouldn’t; count backwards from 100 and take a sip of water between each number”… it’s not really possible to do this but after a few sips of water the munchies go away and hydration is good!

So I will work to cut down on my “sampling” and I have eliminated some of the carbs from my diet but I will not take them all away unless it is necessary for my health to do so.

Friday I have an  “assessment” at the gym;  I will get to see if I’ve made progress since my initial assessment in early September.  He took some measurements and my weight so we will see how much progress I’ve made so far.  I try not to get on the scale often; it really isn’t important to me to worry about that number.  I can see some progress now; if nothing else I can tell by my baggy underwear that things are changing.

I workout six days a week just about every week; no less than five anyway.  I try to mix up my workouts everyday.  I probably don’t focus on weights as much as I should but I do get a lot of cardio and general strength training in so I am getting stronger.

I am not dieting; I try to watch what I eat and make smart choices.  Portions are probably my biggest obstacle; I tend to over eat but I am working on that.  I don’t feel the need to deprive myself of something I want but I can eat less of it.  I also have this thing against artificial ingredients so I choose not to put the so-called “diet” foods into my body.  I or my husband do just about all of my cooking for every meal we eat so I can easily avoid the crap in prepackaged foods.

Anyway, I will post my results good or bad after I meet with Dustin Friday; I have a feeling if nothing else some inches will be gone!