Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I Faked It :)

One thing about posting everything the next morning, is I am getting very forgetful. It makes for a shorter post, so maybe you all are happy about it lol :)
WELL, I remembered stuff, so this is a long one haha!

I completely forgot to tell you about how well I did "Faking It!" When my brother helped me at the laundromat yesterday, he tried his best to force me to go to Burger King with him, as it was right across the street. Do you know how long it's been since I had Burger King? I would have to check, but my guess is about 3 months. He said "You want some Burger King?" I immediately thought of this post from Margie M. "No." I said, which was a lie. I wanted a whopper! He said "You don't like whoppers?" I said "Yeah, but no, I don't need any." He may have thought it was because of money, and he says "They have lots of stuff on that dollar menu." NO thanks I tell him. "Why? Have you eaten yet? What are you going to eat?" He demanded. A sandwich or something when I get home... "Are you sure?" haha, he would not give up! "Yeah I'm sure. I'm trying to stay away from the fast food." SO he finally gave up. He said "Oh, well that's good I guess." haha, which means "Awesome Tina! But now I have to go pig out by myself." haha, I know that's what he meant :)
We even joked about it when we got home. Ray was here and my brother told him how he tried to force me to eat it and gave me the 3rd degree. I said "Yeah, he pretty much shined a flashlight in my face and demanded to know why, and what I would be eating. He tried to drag me out the door..." LOL :)
So yeah, I was proud of myself.
If I hadn't just read that post I think I would have given in and had it! Seriously!!! Thank you Margie M!!!

That was Monday.

Here's what I ate yesterday (Tuesday):
Coffee: 61
Breakfast: 470
1 waffle with Lite Syrup, 1 egg, 1 sausage patty
Lunch: 573
1 1/2 cups left over tuna helper with 3/4 cup peas, 1 cup ff skim milk
Dinner: 410
1 cup rice, 1 cup stir fried veggies (w soy sauce), 1 slice lightly buttered whole wheat toast, 1 cup ff skim milk
Snack: 269
.7 oz almonds, 1.1 oz honey roasted almonds
Snack: 160
1/2 cup cookies and cream ice cream
Total Water: 44 oz
Total Calories: 1943
I did well for breakfast, that story goes a lot like the one with my brother. Ray made breakfast, all I wanted was a waffle and a sausage patty. Then he says he's making eggs even though I didn't want any, I gave in and told him ONE. Then he goes to put in 2 waffles, and I said "I only want ONE." But he did 2 anyway. He gets it done, and made me TWO eggs also. Then he made his toast. I took ONE of everything, and stuck to the plan. SOOOO he ended up with 3 eggs, 1 waffle, 2 pieces of toast and a sausage patty. LOL, maybe now he'll listen to me next time!
I was busy all day, and didn't have any snacks. By dinner I was starving. I over ate, and was full when I was done. Not stuffed, but full.
Later I got the munchies and decided on almonds. I still wanted ice cream, and had some. Only 1/2 cup though. Then I wanted chips! So... I went to bed :)
I am proud of myself but also know there are a few places I could have cut calories here. For sure.

Treadmill: 31 minutes/ 1.15 mile, Incline 1. (Over a mile Woo Hoo!) A Biggest Looser Walk
Days in a Row: 4

I was sure this morning would be a gain, since I snacked late last night. Also because of all the sodium in soy sauce. BUT I'm at 279 :) One more pound to go to hit my goal Friday. I'm also weighing myself earlier than my Friday weigh ins, just so I don't forget I do it as SOON as I get up. So I am confident I will be at 278 Friday :) Woo Hoo!

The car isn't fixed, they worked on it 3 or 4 hours and it didn't work :( They are going to try again today... I'm not sure what will be different, and when I asked I still wasn't sure! The friend is a mechanic, so I figure he knows what he is doing. But I'm not getting my hopes up. I started getting stressed last night, but feel good now. (walking???)
Just keeping that serenity prayer in mind. There's nothing I can do about the car, so I'll concentrate on the things I CAN do. And concentrate on the good :)

Oh!!! Picked up the cookie dough... yes. I said COOKIE DOUGH. I am going to have to be very careful! I feel fine though :) I have my goal in mind and it will keep me on track....
till Friday! Bwah ha ha!!! ... just kidding :) It will be a little harder after Friday, but weighing in every day will hopefully help keep me on track and not eat half the cookies! (AND the other half of raw cookie dough LOL)

Ray just said he is making breakfast again, I'll be good. No matter if he listens or not! :)
Have a great day!


  1. Congratulations! You've broken the mile barrier! That is awesome. I'm so pleased for you :)

    I think I could resist Burger King if asked once, maybe twice. But beyond a certain point I'd just give in. Well done you for having the willpower to insist on staying healthy :)

  2. I taught myself this little "mind trick:"
    Just for this summer -
    No cake...
    Just for this autumn -
    No bread....
    You get the idea.... It doesn't seem so final when it's
    Just for NOW!
    You are doing great!

  3. I'm so proud of you, Tina! That's really tough to do! I loved the "Faking it" post. I think that's such a great attitude. I think I am going to try that technique.

  4. Thanks Mark! I'm still surprised I didn't give in!!!

    Anne h, that is a great idea! Thank you!

    Thanks Lala :)
    Yes, I loved that post. I hope it pops up in my head next time I'm faced with that problem!