Thursday, July 14, 2011

Another one down

I did it. Another day on track with good choices. I can check this one off as a success and am planning on how to make tomorrow equally successful. With diligence and planning, I can do this, I can keep it under control.

Truth be told, I actually had 9 unused points plus values at the end of the night tonight. I don't feel hungry, so I'm going to go ahead and just let them sit there, untouched. This left over balance is not reflected of deprivation but of really good choices. For really successful days (and perhaps the not so successful days) I am going to list what I ate, as I'm hoping it will be something I can look back on for the days when I'm struggling more to bring myself back on track.

Today my foods were pretty great.
Breakfast (6ppv)
Thomas Bagel Thin (3ppv) and a Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb Wedge (1ppv) with a Boiled Egg (2ppv)

Lunch (3ppv)
2oz Boar's Head Hickory Smoked Chicken Breast (1ppv), Steam Fresh Baby Brussels Sprouts (0ppv), Watermelon (0ppv), Breakstones 2% Live and Active Cottage Cheese (2ppv)

Snacks During the Day (8ppv)
Orange (0ppv)
Low Fat, Light Yogurt - Wild Berry (3ppv)
Weight Watchers Natural String Cheese (1ppv)
Vitamuffin Deep Chocolate (2ppv)
Boiled Egg (2ppv) (I don't normally eat this many eggs, 1 for breakfast 1 for snack but I had quite a few to use)

Dinner (20ppv)
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (11ppv), Cheddar Biscuit (5ppv), Green Beans (0ppv), Very small piece of cake with pineapple and cool whip (4ppv)

Evening snack
Sweet and Salty Bar (5ppv)

Also, I'm trying very hard to not make this blog about my mom's cancer. I can't promise there won't be posts about it as it is a major part of my life and greatly affecting every aspect. However, the purpose of this blog is my weight loss journey and I don't want to stray too far from that topic. Granted, everything that is going on does influence how much of a struggle this journey is, so from time to time I may have to just let some of those feelings out here. However, I also understand how sensitive a topic that may be for many of my readers and I recognize that while I'm seeking hope in helping my mother fight cancer - the perception may not always be of hope and I certainly don't want to cause anyone heartache.

However, if you are interested in following that journey, I invite you to visit the blog I have created specifically about breast cancer. I didn't feel it to be fair to share all that information on Fat Girl Fights Back - as I know your interest and the purpose of this blog is weight loss.

So, if you would like to follow that aspect, which is equally, if not more, personal than this blog, please feel free to do so.

Link: Boobs in a Vise  (Please know it will be extremely rare, if ever, that I update this blog with a blog post from there)


  1. Hi - I've been reading your this blog, but thought I'd check Boobs in a Vice. Glad you are doing that one, too! Here's a story that ties into both blogs AND has a positive ending.

    My mom went in for a biopsy 12 years ago. Before she was even out of anesthesia, the horrible doctor came out & told me, basically: your mom has cancer, so you need to lose weight. What?!?! Talk about a way NOT to motivate someone, but simply to scare them into inaction ...

    This was my mom's second diagnosis - different breast, different kind of breast cancer. And worse, it was stage 4.

    We quickly left behind the nasty doctor who did her biopsy and went to MD Anderson (we're in Houston - the mothership!). There is no place else as wonderful as MD Anderson. No one there told me to lose weight. They just talked to me about how best to help my mom.

    That was 12 years ago. My mom is still here, going strong. She just gets a basic annual check-up, nothing more. I'm going to have to tell her about the daisy tattoos. I suspect she's just fine what what she's got, but I think she'll get a kick out of it.

    Take care of yourself while you are taking care of her - in some ways, it is just as hard to be the caretaker as it is to be the patient. I'll be cheering for you in your journey, and her in hers. I'm finally getting serious about losing weight, and my annual mammogram is coming up in a few weeks.

  2. Andie,
    Thank you so much for sharing and I'm so glad your mother was victorious in her battle against the Big C! I LOVE these stories - they are full of hope and inspiration and can't tell you how much they mean to me.

    And yes, losing weight, eating healthy, maintaining my own health will only benefit (of course, myself) but also all the family I take care of. My husband and children. My mom.

    I am sorry the first doctor's response was less than supportive. But thrilled to hear how great MD Anderson was - my mom has an appointment today with the plastic surgeon on the MD Anderson team and I'm praying that appointment brings her some comfort in knowing the decision she is faced with will be the right one.