Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mirror mirror on the wall.

A funny thing mirrors can be, This morning as I was getting into the shower I took my shirt off and looked at myself in the bathroom mirror and I am unsure if I just don't study myself or if it was just unnoticed but my collar bones are very prominent now as well as my shoulders and traps are starting to look closer to how they looked 10-12 years ago, meaning visible. Good news often brings a bit of bad with it and this time is no exception, while looking at myself and feeling good about what I am starting to see I noticed the skin and how it seems to be moving southward on my body and the higher up the body part is the better it looks, from the weight of the extra skin pulling down keeping the upper parts taught no doubt. I would be willing to bet that I would lose a whole shirt size if the skin was not loose, and I wish I was exaggerating! and because this is not something I wasn't expecting I will not feel bad about it because it is what it is and worrying about something that has no answer makes little sense to me, but man! does it bug me and it has far worse to get before I am done.

Enough about the skin, let me tell you about my new favorite sandwich that I made yesterday, I took 2 slices of light rye bread and put 3oz of deli Turkey breast on it then added 1oz of Hormel Turkey pepperoni, some sliced tomato and miracle whip and bamn! a new favorite for me. The entire sandwich has 305 calories and really is a LARGE sandwich, I honestly thought it was going to be more calories than it turned out to be and all of the flavors compliment one another perfectly, it is sweet, spicy and hearty with lots of protein and is little calories so it gets added to my arsenal of "good foods" to keep on the list. Have a look at yesterdays menu which was actually pretty heavy while still maintaining the calorie level compared to what it has been lately.


8:30 AM
2 slices light rye bread 100
3oz deli turkey 90
1oz turkey pepperoni 70
1 T miracle whip 35
sliced tomato 10

10:30 AM
1 banana 105
1 T peanut butter 95

12:30 PM
1oz doritos 140

3:30 PM
1 can Progresso soup 160

6:45 PM
8oz ground turkey 320
2 80 calorie rolls 160
6oz sweet potato fries 150
condiments Ketchup/sliced pickles/mustard/red onion 45

8:00 PM
8oz Dannon light and fit yogurt 120

Grand total of 1600 calories for the day but let me tell you that I did have a bite off of my daughters Turkey burger that she did not finish at dinner time so its slightly higher but definitely still under 1700 calories. Honestly take a look at that days worth of food and ask yourself if thats not enough to fill you up for a day, would you believe that a person could eat those foods and still be down 164 pounds if you weren't seeing it? I am doing it and don't believe it sometimes myself! in fact I think I am eating better now than ever before and the difference is empty calories vs nutrient filled healthy calories, barring the doritos of course but those are more of a treat and eaten not often. Weigh in is tomorrow and with it comes Halloween and candy I will do my best to NOT eat any! we all know thats not going to happen so I will just record what I do eat and count it in my calories for the day which will likely keep me from munching away because seeing the numbers add up are always a good deterrent for me, so thats the plan.

Random insertion, If you read to this point you deserve a big glass of water so get up and go get yourself a glass or bottle and drink it down, you know its a good idea and you also know that the effort to go do so is not very much and your body will appreciate it and probably needs it, so go!

As Ever


  1. Hey, thanks for making me go drink my water!

  2. Ditto!

    Your sandwich recipe looks pretty good! I love rye bread, but have yet to find any that's "light" around here! I shall keep searching...

    Halloween candy: The only good thing about it is that most of it sucks. LOL. I'm having a tootsie pop right now. I'll throw it away before I finish it, no doubt. Try to stick to suckers and hard candies. It's the chocolate that'll get ya! Hope you have a great day!

  3. That sandwich sounds YummY!

  4. Your sandwich sounds great, what kind of rye bread do you use? Light or the real stuff? I get my bread at a factory outlet for a dollar a loaf.
    If you have any left over candy, you can send it to operation gratitude. they will put it in pkgs for the troops fighting overseas. I sparkmailed Coach Dean to ask if I could post the info on my page or open forum. I'm waiting for an answer, but please share with those you know. You're doing great.