Totals, Weigh In and Catching Up

7 Nov

Well I kind of took a little break from blogging there after VeganMoFo ended, didn’t I?  I haven’t been feeling very well the last week.  I’ve been tired, more hungry than usual, headachey and not very motivated.  I’m chalking it up to the combination of being stressed at work, the recent change in weather (cold!), and sunset creeping earlier and earlier.  For instance, last Thursday I had plans to exercise and make dinner after work, but I was so hungry and exhausted on the way home that I went out and got a giant burrito and chips instead.  I used up too many of my weekly points early on this week and it’s been a bit of a struggle since then to keep it under control.  In anticipation of not being up for exercise upon arriving at home, I’ve been taking more walks at lunch time, which is certainly better than nothing and helps me keep my stress levels down.

Real quick, let’s look back at last week.

Totals for 10/26/11 – 11/1/11

Daily points used:  202/203
Weekly points used:  49/49
Activity points earned:  11
Activity points used:  9
Points left on the table:  3

I weighed in Wednesday at 162.9, which was up .7 pounds from the week before.  Week before last I went far over my points and lost more than two pounds, and this time I stayed within points and gained .7!  I don’t know if maybe I’m having a delayed response to what I’m eating and burning, but I have to remember that it’s all about the cumulative effort.  I’m thinking about signing up for a 5K at the end of November so that I have something to focus on other than just my points.

Wednesday, 11/2/11

breakfast – optimum slim cereal with unsweetened almond milk and Amazing Grass chocolate superfood, orange
AM snack – apple, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
lunch – green curry stew with sweet potatoes & swiss chard, banana
dinner – one veggie spring roll, 1/2 cup brown rice, bok choy and string beans with mushrooms, collards with tempeh bacon, baked tofu, 2 Tbs edamame, shredded red cabbage, 24 oz beer, 4 oz red wine

exercise – 30 minutes walking

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  12
activity points earned:  2

Thursday, 11/3/11

breakfast – 2 slices wheat toast with 2 tsp peanut butter
AM snack – banana, orange Emergen-C, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
lunch – green curry stew with sweet potatoes & swiss chard, unsweetened apple sauce
PM snack – 6 oz key lime soy yogurt
dinner – 12 tortilla chips with salsa, burrito (rice, beans, vegetables, lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa)

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  13

Friday, 11/4/11

breakfast – toasted Daiya cheddar sandwich on wheat bread
AM snack – apple, coffee with coconut creamer
lunch – green curry stew with sweet potatoes & swiss chard, banana
PM snack – salt and vinegar pop chips
dinner – grilled Daiya cheddar sandwich on wheat bread, 2 cups tomato soup
after dinner – spelt pretzels, 2 black stripes (2 oz rum & 1 tsp blackstrap molasses each)

exercise – 30 minutes walking

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  18
activity points earned:  2

Saturday, 11/5/11

breakfast – buttermilk-date bran muffin, coffee with soy creamer
AM snack – banana with 2 tsp almond butter
lunch – deep dish greens casserole with millet amaranth crust
PM snack – spelt pretzels
dinner – 3 oz baked tofu, grilled zucchini, 1 cup rice pilaf with mushrooms, 18 oz red wine

exercise – ran 2.5 miles (30 min), walked 10 min

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  7
activity points earned:  7
activity points used:  8

Sunday, 11/6/11

breakfast – 3 oz baked tofu, 1 cup home fries, coffee with soy creamer
AM snack – spelt pretzels, banana
lunch – deep dish greens casserole with millet amaranth crust
PM snack/afternoon – sea salt krinkle cut kettle chips, 48 oz MGD 64, 12 oz light beer
dinner – Amy’s Sonoma veggie burger on wheat bun with 2 Tbs Daiya cheddar, relish, ketchup, mustard and 1 tsp bacon flavored chips

daily points used:  29
activity points used:  5
non-existent points used:  13

Monday, 11/7/11

breakfast – 1/3 cup oat bran with pumpkin, 1 tsp blackstrap molasses, 1 tsp almond butter, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger
AM snack – apple, coffee with coconut creamer
lunch – deep dish greens casserole with millet amaranth crust
PM snack – 1/4 c trek mix
dinner – polenta rancheros with 1/4 an avocado, giant lettuce salad with 3 Tbs goddess dressing

exercise – 30 minutes walking

daily points used:  29
activity points earned:  2
non-existent points used:  1

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