Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March Meltdown!

I got a shout-out on facebook last week from a Soror who opted to have Chobani yogurt instead of something out of the vending machine! I wrote about Chobani a few months ago and she tried it and liked it! Oh and have you noticed that Chonbani now has commercials!? Love it! So it inspired me to do another post about food and getting/staying on track and sharing some new finds.

I have a confession I am very much a creature of habit. So I could eat the same few things forever and it would make me no never mind. When I eat out I tend to order the same thing over and over again. Did you ever see that episode of Sex and the City when Miranda gets mad because the Chinese Take Out lady knew her order by heart!? LOL I didn't laugh.... Well anyway... Its a rare occasion when I branch out. Which is why having a personal trainer has been great for me. In the past I would do the same workouts over and over again too and there is a lot of documentation out there that says the body need variety in order to lose weight.

Well this morning I got to work late! Well I don't have a set time per se but late for me! I was so tired after last night's amazing workout then I was texting into the night with Bachelor #1 he's funny. Anyway I was late and I was STARVING! That's the HUGE downside to exercising you end up hungry all the time! All. The. Time. I have been way off program for a minute and I got on the elevator and there were two women. One with these fresh fluffy buttermilk pancakes and the other with a small cup of Kashi cereal and low fat milk. It was like having the devil and an angel on each shoulder!

The lady with the cereal made a comment that she thought the other lady's breakfast was better. I said "Welllll" moving my hands up and down like a scale "technically I think your's is better but hers certainly looks a lot better." I think the pancake lady got offended and said something along the lines of she doesn't eat this way every day. I said "Well see there you go moderation is the key!" It seemed like that made her feel vindicated. I mean she wasn't overweight so I wasn't saying it to be funny that's real talk. Sometimes you feel like some pancakes! But that made me think I need something healthy this morning and I need to be back on program. I have not counted a point in I dunno how long! I have not journaled or even accounted for anything for weeks at this point. My last Weight Watchers meetings was over 3 weeks ago if not more!

Well its March Meltdown! My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month.

So I went to the cafeteria at work thinking about an egg white omelet BUT the line was so long so I looked into the cereals and saw my old buddy Kashi Go Lean crunch! I grabbed that, skim milk, & a banana! I had no clue how many points it was but I figured it would be a great way to start the day. I posted it on facebook and got a lot of feedback so I said it was time for another foodie post!

 On Program Breakfast! 8 points total!

Kashi Go Lean Crunch is a little sweet with a granola like taste and texture. Great by itself or in yogurt!

This is old faithful Fiber One and its no joke! It isnt great but its very filling and
I sometimes make it into a trail mix with raisins and craisins.
Normally 1/2 cup with a banana and I am good though

Salmon... I always make mine with a low sodium teriyaki if you are not a fish person I think salmon is a good start. I am not a fish person either I hate fishy fish (lol) I can have tuna out of a can/pouch but I hated fresh fish for a long time but with the right seasoning its a good healthy meal!

My EAS protein shakes! Last year this was my mid-morning or pre-work snack in the afternoon but they just kinda fell off my menu so its back! Please ignore the pens and case files in the background! :-)

Honest Teas are GREAT! There slogan is "Just A Little Bit Sweet" and they are! I add 1 pack of splenda to it! They are about 20-30 calories a serving and its a nice way to get some liquids in if water is boring you to death! My fave is the Cranberry Lemonade. I put it in the freezer for about an hour so its half way frozen! Yum!
As I get back on track I will find more ideas and post them. Try at least one new thing for March you might like it!  :-)


  1. Soror, my goal is to lose ten pounds this month also! I had a egg, cheese and ham sandwich on an English muffin just now. It was sooo good! lol Especially when you are starving! what kind of workouts does your trainer make you do?

  2. Great goal then we are in it to win it together Soror! My trainer mixes it up mostly weights at a cardio pace with spurts of high intensity cardio like jogging on the treadmill while lifting weight or walking up and down the staairs 10 times with the kettle bells. I do a lot of weight lifting though so we use machines as well as free weights to do squats and deadlifts and leg presses and a little bit of everything!