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VeganMoFo: Tuesday Totals

4 Oct

I’m short on time tonight, so I’m going to skip my planned MoFo-themed post and just get to my totals, catch up on daily menus, and show you some pictures of what I ate in Vegas.  I’ll do a full review of my Vegas eats on Vegan Homemade soon, and I’ll try to make up my MoFo post here later this week.

I went further over my points allowance this week than expected.  I made some good choices in Vegas, but…they weren’t all good.  I expect to gain a little at my weigh in tomorrow morning as I still feel a little post-vacation bloating, but I know I can work it off quickly if I get down to business.

Friday, 9/30/11

breakfast – Optimum Slim cereal with sliced banana and almond milk
AM snack – apple, pear, coffee with soy creamer
lunch – Matar Tofu Paneer Dahl, spinach salad with avocado and fat-free balsamic vinaigrette
dinner – burrito (rice, beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole)
at the airport and on the plane – 14 oz beer and small packet of pretzels
late night after landing – lettuce and tomato on toasted white bread, shoestring fries with ketchup, 12 oz light beer (I didn’t really want fries and a sandwich but it was late by the time we got to the hotel, I was starving and this was about all I could find to eat.)

exercise – 30 minutes walking

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  28
activity points earned:  2

Saturday, 10/1/11

pre-run – 1/3 peanut butter chocolate chip Larabar
post-run breakfast – the rest of the Larabar, banana, iced coffee with soy milk
buffet lunch – watermelon gazpacho, green gazpacho, heirloom tomato salad with balsamic vinaigrette, cucumber tomato salad, grilled asparagus with taragon vinaigrette, pretzel roll, cantaloupe, seaweed salad, cucumber-avocado sushi roll, tofu and vegetable curry, mango gelato, pink grapefruit gelato
snack – reduced-fat kettle chips
dinner – 12-inch thin crust pizza with roasted red pepper, red onion, mushrooms and vegan cheese
throughout the afternoon and night – 96 oz light beer
late night snack – 1 1/2 servings multi-grain pretzel nuggets

exercise – 30 minutes running, 10 minutes walking

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  15
activity points used:  23
activity points earned:  7
non-existent points used:  12

Cosmopolitan Buffet plate number one

Cosmopolitan Buffet plate number two

grapefruit and mango gelatos

Sunday, 10/2/11

breakfast – Pure Chocolate Brownie Bar, apple, iced coffee with soy milk
AM snack – multi-grain pretzel nuggets, 12 oz light beer
lunch – dry cucumber soda, salad with balsamic vinaigrette, Cuban panini, red velvet cake
dinner – rice vermicelli noodles with tofu, mushrooms, veggies, crushed peanuts, fried onions & sriracha, 17 oz red wine, 12 oz light beer

daily points used:  29
non-existent points used:  43

Cuban Panini

rice vermicelli noodles with tofu and mushrooms

Monday, 10/3/11

buffet breakfast – cream of wheat with raisins, dried apricots and brown sugar, fruit, coffee with soy milk, buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, bean enchilada, spanish rice, chocolate chip pecan cookie
lunch at the airport – tofu broccoli burrito, 12 oz Michelob Ultra
on the plane – small packet of pretzels
dinner – Togo’s large hummus sandwich, 12 oz light beer

daily points used:  29
non-existent points used:  25

airport burrito - not great, but not terrible.

Tuesday, 10/4/11

breakfast – Clig Mojo Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar
AM snack – banana, apple, coffee with soy creamer
lunch – Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake frozen meal
PM snack – 1/4 cup omega trek mix
dinner – salad (lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, carrot, bacon flavored chips, fat-free balsamic vinaigrette), sweet potato noodles with raw chai-spiced alfredo sauce

exercise – 30 minutes running, 10 minutes walking

daily points used:  29
non-existent points used:  1
activity points earned:  7

Totals for 9/28/11 – 10/4/11

Daily points used:  203/203
Weekly points used:  130/49
Activity points earned:  23
Activity points used:  23
Points left on the table:  -81


Weigh In Wednesday

28 Sep

I weighed in this morning at 164.8.  That’s up 1.2 from last week, but down two pounds from two weeks ago.  Considering how I ate and how little I exercised, a one pound gain aint bad.

In case it wasn’t clear from the hint in Monday’s post, I’m going to Vegas this weekend!  My mom said not to fall too far off the wagon.  I replied that I would just be hanging off the side a little.  Strategies for dealing with Vegas:

1.  Make sensible food choices.  Say I end up at Ronald’s Donuts.  I can purchase one apple fritter instead of a dozen donuts and eat half of it at a time instead of shoving the whole thing in my face.  Say I end up at The Wynn Buffet.  As a vegan, options are already limited to relatively healthy items, but that doesn’t mean I need to take three plates full.

(Speaking of The Wynn, in case you didn’t know, every single one of their restaurants has a separate vegan menu.  I plan on checking out as many as I can.)

2.  Track.  I will track everything I eat and drink, as best I can.  Internet at the hotel is included in the price, which will make tracking and possibly blogging easier.  I’m sure I will go over my points limit, so my goal is to maintain my weight this week.

3.  Find activities to do that don’t involve just eating and drinking.  I will certainly drink some, as I will certainly gamble a bit and drinks come with the territory, but I don’t need to drink all day every day just because I’m in Vegas.  I’m thinking a little window shopping may be fun, and possibly checking out the downtown area, which I’ve never seen.

4.  Exercise.  The hotel has a fitness center which apparently has a pretty nice view, so I’ll check it out.  I may consider running on the strip, depending on how early I can get out of bed.  I’d want to go before a lot of people are out.

Speaking of running, I didn’t go today.  My calf feels 100% from moving around; I can walk and take stairs normally.  Rubbing my leg though, it still feels tender.  Plus, we got home later from work than usual.  I’m really really hoping to run tomorrow.  As long as my calf doesn’t feel tender, I’ll do it.  That way, I can run again Saturday in Vegas.

Wednesday, 9/28/11

breakfast – overnight oats (rolled oats, banana, chia seeds, almond milk & vanilla extract) with 1 tsp cacao nibs
AM snack – pear, plum, 6 almonds, coffee with coconut creamer
lunch – Mater Tofu Paneer Dahl, wilted arugula
PM snack – 1/4 cup wasabi wow snack mix
dinner – half a Juicy Lucy patty (cheese-stuffed tofu burger) on a wheat hamburger bun with baked sweet potato fries, avocado, ketchup & spicy mustard, roasted green beans
snack – unsweetened applesauce with stevia, almond extract & cinnamon

daily points used:  29
weekly points used:  3