Monday, April 12, 2010

Livin' on the Edge!!!!! (and..I blame Jen)

So, bloggie buds, I've been borderline out of control. There's no other way to say it. Not completely and totally out of control, but i'm teetering on the edge. Last week was so good. I exercised a ton, ate right, and came in at a whopping 2,500 calories under budget for the week. Woot! This week...errr....not so good. I've exercised three times, none of which were pushing it by any stretch of the imagination, and, although I'm "officially" about 1400 calories below budget, I know I did a lot of nibbling that I didn't account for. You know, nibbling on things like m & m's, cheezits, popcorn...low calorie stuff (insert eye roll here). I also made some really really really really...did I mention, really bad food choices.

It seems like I've been in complete control during the day and then all heck breaks loose at night. I lose my ability to control myself or something. It's very sad. I have all the excuses in the world, we visited family, I was stressed, had a sick child...but really, I didn't do what I needed to do.Needless to say, I had to confess here because I feel certain that tomorrow's weigh-in will be less than pretty. The good news is, I am in control today. I am getting back on track. No, I AM back on track.

In other news, I have a few new favs. The first one is an obsession really. Almond Butter. Oh my goodness. It's amazing. I mean, amazing. This is all Jen's fault. :) I saw her yummy looking breakfasts on her blog and had to buy some. I've only allowed myself one spoonful, but that stuff is heaven!

The second is going to sound gross, but it's me :) Green Smoothies! Yesterday I chucked 2 cups of fresh spinach, some frozen fruit (I used a cup of mango/pineapple and a fresh banana), and aloe juice into the food processor and had the yummiest lunch. It was fabulous! Not pretty, but fabulous. It's also an excellent way to get in some veggies first thing. I'll take a picture of the next one. If you're feeling brave, whip one up!


  1. I thought nibbling calories cancel themselves out. They don't?? I'm a nibbler, grazer, muncher, all of the above :)

    I've not gotten much of anywhere...ugh ridiculous...

    Hope today is better for you. Green smoothie...still haven't tried it....just the color would be a little hard to get past I think. Although...that doesn't make sense because mint blizzards are

  2. Yes post a pic of the smoothie... :)

    Never tried Almond Butter.. Hmmmm perhaps one day.

  3. Lisa, me too! I really thought nibbling, eating off of other people's plates, and really, anything eaten standing up did not count. :) blizzards. That would beat the green smoothie :)

    WWW: Pics above! The almond butter is SO good, really!

  4. I am going to try your smoothie! (gulp). You know someone gave me Geneene Roth's Women, Food and God book, and I wasn't going to read it because I am kind of mad at spirituality these days, but you know what? I read it and OH MY GOD, it's amazing. I can't put it down, I keep picking it up and saying "THAT'S ME!!!" Lots of tears but good tears.

    Just wanted to put that out there.