Thursday, March 25, 2010

Got a Cold, but it's OK :)

Tessa left a comment yesterday about how we are used to food being our comfort, and how easy it is to go back to that when we are sick. That is SO TRUE for me. Hit the nail right on the head. I guess it's a good thing that yesterday, it wasn't very comforting. All it did was make me feel bad. I guess that is due to the changes I've made... though I have MANY more to make- the ones I have made have really changed me already. Take counting calories. Before- I couldn't care less about calories, but in the few short weeks I have been keeping track, now it's just natural for me! Not being able to count them and knowing how over board I must have went yesterday really bothers me! lol, also a good thing I guess.

If you were to look at me today, it would seem I have a horrible cold and must feel miserable. I have a runny nose, a cough and soar throat. BUT- the cough is very productive thankfully, and I actually feel pretty good :) A lot better then yesterday. I had burger king today... BAD IDEA. Unlike yesterday when I was starving, today I'm not really hungry at all. And when I ate that whopper I usually love, it didn't really taste very good (it didn't help that Burger King has no tomatoes either lol). So anyway, my cold was really acting up. I won't be graphic lol, but it did NOT stay in my stomach.

I'm going to make sure to eat a little even though I'm not hungry, or else I will probably feel really sick later. But honestly- despite all this I really do feel great lol.

Here's My Day:
Breakfast: Nothing
Lunch: (0?) Whopper and 3 fries... for a couple minutes anyway... Water
Lunch again: (146) 18 grapes, 2 strawberries, 2 tbs fruit dip. Water
Snack: (130) Fiber Plus Bar- dark chocolate almond
Snack: (160) 15 Lay's sour cream cheddar chips
Dinner: (559) Asparagus stuffed chicken, 1 cup broccoli with cheese, 1/2 small potato, 2 baby carrots, 1 cup FF skim milk
Drink: (200) Beaumont Iced coffee 9.5 oz (cheaper version of a frappuccino)
Snack: (340) large bowl of multigrain cheerios w FF skim milk
Total Water: 54 oz
Total Calories: 1535
I got pretty hungry before dinner, and again after dinner... but I did ok...
I still feel pretty good, nose is bothering me more though lol. I am VERY tired. I will be going to bed pretty early I think.
We're going to have a fun day for my son tomorrow. We still have a little money left and he doesn't have school. We are going to the movies to see How to Train Your Dragon.
Then we are going to go eat lunch at his favorite place- Old Country Buffet... I know- SCARY. I really don't feel like I should be going to a buffet, not only because I don't feel good but because I don't think I am far enough along in my journey to be good at one!!! BUT it is my son's day :) and since my fiance and I don't like that place very much, we hardly EVER go. Less then once a year. BUT like I said, the food is OK, definitely not one of my favorite places... but for some reason that never stops me from making a pig of myself! So much to choose from... and the fact that when you pay for a buffet like that you want to get your money's worth! (that's how I think anyway lol) But I am going to try really hard to take my time and really think about what I am putting on my plate. I just hope I still feel good and my nose gets a little better. Otherwise I might just send them to eat with out me. I'm not going to a buffet with a runny nose lol. Gross!!! LOL.
Treadmill: 20 minutes/.67 miles (5 of that with 2 LB weights)


  1. Tina, hope you feel better soon. Buffets are murder on food addicts so be cautious. They make a lot of the sauces and foods with extra sugar to preserve the color of the vegetables and make bland foods taste appealing. I avoid buffets if I can, cuz I too have a tendancy to overeat and then pay for it by being really sick to my stomach with major cramps. Not fun!! Enjoy your day tomorrow and I hope you are feeling better real soon.

  2. I'm sorry your sick. Hope your feeling better soon. Looks like you did alright for the day. I know how hard is is when your sick to stick with healthy eating, sometimes your hungry, sometimes your not, food doesn't look or sound appealing and others (sometimes junk) sounds heavenly. Just hang in there.

  3. Illness can really wreck a good food plan. Be mindful of your portions at the buffet. I love buffets because you have so many different choices. Problem is...I take too many of the selections! LOL

    Just try hard. That's all you can do sometimes.

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  4. Thank you all so much! I think I did much better this time, I was sick right before I started this blog and I did HORRIBLE!