Lessons In Moderation

I Lost My Blog Post, I Bought Cold Cuts, but I Didn’t Gain Weight
November 9, 2009, 9:11 pm
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I typed up this super great blog posted and was just finishing it up when my computer froze and I lost it. UGH!!! So I’m going to give you the shortened version!

First of all I weighed myself for my weekly weigh in and I didn’t gain weight.  I stayed exactly the same which is all I can ask for considering the Halloween candy I didn’t avoid last week.  Not gaining is a step in the right direction to achieve the 12 by 12.

In other news, I was looking for a quick and easy way to update my diet and get more protein so I decided to buy some thinly sliced turkey at the deli.  This is a big step for me because lunch meats freak me out.  I’m ok with eating a sammy with cold cuts when I make it fresh, but packing a sammy for lunch is usually gross and soggy. 

To go with the turkey I indulged and bought some onion bulky rolls.  They are only 170 calories and while they don’t provide much nutritionally they taste good and that’s important! The next question was condiments for the sammy.  I am morally opposed to mayo on anything but tuna and chix salad.  I usually go for mustard but when I was at the market I saw chopped up hot peppers in a jar.  Similar to the ones that you would find on sandwiches in a sub shop.  I went home and gave the turkey, hot pepper and onion roll a test drive and it was great.  It’s only 5 calories for one TBSP of the spread because all it is chopped up peppers so its deffo diet friendly.

Another plus this weekend was the fact that I was able to exercise both Saturday and Sunday.  I only walked, didn’t run but I’m going to get back into running soon.  I promise.

Here is my food recap for the weekend.  Not perfect but getting better:)


b-fast: 1 c Apple Jacks, 1/2 c skim milk (200 cals)

lunch: shrimp pad thai (1000 cals)

dinner: yellow tail sushi with brown rice, 1 scallion pancake, and a few bites of green tea ice cream (800 cals)

total: 2000 cals

exercise: none 😦


b-fast: ww eng muff with 1 piece of american cheese, 1/4 cup of cottage cheese with pineapple and 1 cup of coffee with skim (250 cals)

lunch: reuben sandwich with french fries (1000 cals)

dinner: green salad with blue cheese and  chix, pino grigio (500 cals)

total: 1750 cals

exercise: quick 1 mile walk


b-fast: 1/2 c cottage cheese with pineapple, coffee with skim (100 cals)

lunch: turkey sub with 1 piece american cheese,  hot peppers, pickles, tomatoes and chips (800 cals… I had a lot of chips)

dinner:  chix, rice and lemon soup, a few bites of a steak and cheese calzone (500 cals)

total: 1400 cals…notice I didn’t really snack this weekend.  My meals are  gettting me through to the next meal…although the reuben on Saturday was deffo an impulse order.  I was starving because it was almost 2:00 when I ate it and I had breakfast around 8:00 a.m.

exercise: 3 mile walk woo hoo!



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Another good way to get more protein: Mix tofu cubes into pasta. (Plus tofu has B Vitamins and iron!)

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