Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Back home - SH4SC check in

Good to be home. My mom's funeral was amazing. First, on Friday morning, the immediate family had a private ceremony at the mausoleum to commit her ashes. We learned a new word - inurnment vs interment when it's a burial. All weekend was beautiful and sunny, just like Mom. We had some family and friends come from out of town. It was a wonderful celebration of a life that affected many. You can read her obituary on her Caring Bridge site.

The service on Sunday afternoon was fully packed at Mom & Dad's church. Well over 200 people attended and they had to put extra chairs up in the back, on the sides and in the aisles. We had 3 full pews for family and the dear friends who traveled from Iowa. It was a very nice service with Mom's favorite hymns. After the service, we stood in a receiving line in the fellowship hall for a full 45 minutes. Several of her older friends couldn't stand in line that long so didn't come through the line, so that was probably a blessing for us, especially my feet in new shoes! We received many nice flower arrangements and many, many cards and memorials. Dad continues to get several cards every day.

My husband and I would walk from the house where we were staying to Dad's every morning, 1.7 miles took around 30 minutes, so I did keep up some activity and did pretty well with my eating except for the night of the funeral and a close encounter with a bag of kettle cooked sea salt chips and a few cookies. Couldn't seem to stop myself, but I'm not kicking myself over it. I think emotional eating is allowed during some difficult times. :-/ I was really proud of myself eating healthy during the travel back and forth to Arkansas. My son and I drove back last night and got home at 3am. I had a cleaning crew come at 9am, I went back to bed for a few hours and I'm thrilled to have a clean house now! My hubby turns 50 on the 1st, so we've got a big party planned for that. Whew! I was surprised that my weight was up only one pound from last week (185 this morning) and I haven't really readjusted after travel, so I'm sure I'll be back in the game next week. The scale at the house where we were staying kept saying 175 and I KNEW that couldn't be right. My dad's digital scaled ranged from 176-184, so I wasn't ready to count anything until I got back to my own scale.

I stayed an extra day to help my sisters go through Mom's clothes and jewelry so Dad wouldn't have to worry about that kind of stuff. It was emotional, but also filled with happy reminiscences. We were grateful we had the past 5 months and we know that the process would have been much more difficult if Mom had passed in November as all the doctors expected she would. We all had a chance to spend time with her recently. God is good. And Mom constantly reflected the love of Jesus and affected all who knew her. She had a daycare in her home for 19 years before she retired and some of those at the funeral were kids she'd kept when they were little. One thing my aunt said was "I wish people would stop saying 'Sorry for your loss.' We didn't lose her, we know exactly where she is and we'll see her again!" So I started telling people that while still in the receiving line. :-D And when people would mention how much they enjoyed her cinnamon rolls, I let the secret out that it's Dad who has been making them for YEARS, but Mom always got the credit. LOL

Now, I need to get off my butt and get sewing. I'm supposed to make skirt overlays for those of us dancing the waltz in the showcase this weekend!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.

Oh, and this happening right before Mother's Day with all of the ads and focus in the stores being on gifts for mom - definitely not helping the occasional overwhelming moments of grief and missing her! :-(

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Check in for SH4SC

Today's weight exactly the same as last week. 184 so still down just 3lbs for the challenge. Just got a bunch of new clothes in size 12. My 14s are all too big now. HOORAY!

Will be in Arkansas all weekend, no doubt being buried in comfort food. Not sure if I'll be able to get in any exercise, but am going to try. See you all next week. I probably won't be getting online at all over the next several days.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Well, this morning, Mom went Home to heaven. I have no doubt that she's dancing with Jesus and laughing as she no longer has to deal with muscular dystrophy or ovarian cancer or hearing aids. She will be greatly missed by many. We grieve, but have the hope of eternal life and the knowledge we will see her again. Praise the Lord!

Love this photo of Mom with my daughter Kisa from November 2008.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday update

Did my strength training today and when hubby got home, we went for a walk outside tonight and it felt great! Did some interval pacing. The snow is mostly melted and the roads were only muddy in a few places. We saw and heard lots of birds, which was a little weird with all of snow piled up in the yards. But that's normal life in Colorado. :-) One year we had hummingbirds coming to the window while it was snowing. (It was early May!) :-)

The hospice nurse told my Dad and sisters that she thinks Mom will be gone in the next day or two. So I'm making plans to travel. We'll probably leave on Thursday and come back Monday if that happens. My heart stops every time the phone rings. :-P

Different focus

My mom is not doing well right now. It makes me feel like focusing on weight loss is so trivial. But I'm not going to use the strong emotions racing through me as an excuse to pig out.

For those of you who are new to my blog, my mom has advanced ovarian cancer. She's been under hospice care since November, when they found it. The doctors thought she was dying a couple times that month, but God gave us the gift of more time with her.

I've been continuing to do the strength workouts from Prevention, but missed cardio yesterday. Today we waltzed for almost an hour this afternoon. Will get back on the treadmill tomorrow.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring snow

This is what our deck looked like earlier. As you can see, we got several inches of snow. The sun did come out for a little while and melted some of it, but then it started coming down again.

Here is a photo of my new "ultimate stability ball." It's made by Danskin. And I found it at Walmart. Definitely works the abs!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


There was even a message from the emergency broadcast system on the TV. We're getting pelted. Not quite hail, I don't think. Looks like little snow pellets. Freaky!

Best & worst 100 calorie snacks

Check out this list of best 100 calorie snacks. They not only tell you what is good, they tell you what to avoid.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Winter Storm Warning - AGAIN!

We may get up to 2 FEET of snow this weekend. Sigh. Enough already! It's supposed to be spring! We did enjoy a 65 degree day today. It can be interesting keeping your winter coat, sweaters and jeans out, but making sure you can reach the capris and t-shirts! :-)

Figured I would add a little to this post. I have to admit, I LOVE living here and love the snow. I know it won't last long at this time of year. We lived in San Antonio for 7 years before moving here (check out these photos of my PARADISE!) and I absolutely hate heat and humidity. So I'll take the snow in April over the months on end of triple digit heat. I LOVE the view out back, especially when the clouds come down to join us and our mountain disappears from view. I love the hummingbirds that flock to our feeders in May, continuing into the summer. I love having a fox under my deck (the reason our kitties are NOT allowed outside.) I love going out in the hot tub on a clear night when you can see billions and billions of stars. I love breathing the clean, thin air when my hubby and I walk around our neighborhood. My husband kept getting pressured to go back to TX and he told them no because he loves me and knows I'd pitch a total fit if we had to move back there. :-) There is a job that says if he's offered it, we'll have to go, but I will continue to pray that God's will is that we stay HERE! LOL And check out this place where I go scrapbook with friends.

Here's a health tip for today.
"Healthy" foods to skip

Weight today - 184.2 on digital scale, 183 on the challenge scale. Woot! Oh, and I made my goal of weighing LESS than my skinny hubby who lost over 100lbs in one year. Doing the happy feet dance. :-D

Major NSV today!

I went on base to pick up my pharmacy refills and the gate guard made my day. He looked at my ID and said "You can't be almost 49!" I said, "Actually I AM already 49." He turned the ID around for another look and said, "Oh, I thought it said May. But you look like you're about 30!" Awwww, what a sweetie!

One of the unsung advantages of a healthy lifestyle - LOOKING YOUNGER!!!! LOL

Check in for SH4SC - 184.8

Today's weight, 184.8 on my digital scale, 184 on the old scale I'm using for the challenge. So down 1 pound from last week, down 3 for the whole challenge.

New strength training is quite the challenge and I've got some screaming muscles! Guess that means it's hitting some I hadn't been working on, so it's all good. :-D

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Healthy You Check In

Today's weight 185.0 - down one pound from last week. It surprised me, cuz I had been higher almost all week long. So it was a pleasant surprise! I've bumped up the workout schedule a bit. Trying a new routine from the May issue of Prevention.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Week 2 Challenge for SH4SC

Almost missed the challenge! :-)

Gotta go with my favorite breakfast - a Cherry Chocolate Waffle. I know it's not anything homemade, but this is my favorite meal. :-)

One Nature's Path Flax frozen waffle

1/4c chocolate chips - I use Dove Dark Chocolate. It comes in 2 oz bars that have 4 sections. I chop up either 2 or 3 sections (they are 1/2 oz each) It's actually a little less than 1/4 cup.

1 c dark sweet pitted cherries - defrost them for one minute, then put them on top of toasted waffle. Put chopped chocolate on top and microwave for a minute or so.

Monday, Monday

We had a snowy, wet Easter. It was quite crazy!

From a Men's Health Abs Diet email
Get Out of a Rut
3 ways to start seeing results again

Dear Online Reader:

There's nothing more frustrating than working out and not seeing results. You have to wonder: How do I bust out of this slump?

You could do curls for eternity, but it won't make your muscles any less stubborn. What you need to do—whether your goal is to drop the last few pounds or keep your muscles growing—is focus elsewhere. Here are three ways how:

Do something every day. It seems like a lot of work, but how serious are you? A brisk walk with your dog or a half hour of light cardio can be the sore muscle relief—and endurance boosters—that you need.

Find your weaknesses. Isolating a muscle doesn't always work. Strengthen other muscles surrounding your problem area—for example, if you want bigger arms, try working these muscles.

Add weight. Crunches every day won't carve a six pack. Instead, add a few pounds to your current abs routine—which you should only do 3 times a week to allow downtime for your abs to grow.

And from Denise Austin:

Go at Your Own Pace!

Okay, here's a news flash: You're one of a kind! No one in the world is exactly like you. And being unique is a fabulous thing! It's important to keep this in mind whenever you start spouting gloom and doom about how much longer it's taking you to lose those last 10 pounds than your jogging partner, or why your legs aren't shaping up quite like your gym instructor's. Instead of thinking negative, be positive and have more faith in yourself and your hard work!

You have your own healthy-weight range, based on your height and metabolic rate, which determines how quickly your body burns calories. Furthermore, different body types respond to exercise in different ways. If you're pear-shaped, which typically means that you carry most of your weight in your hips and thighs, you may never achieve the same athletic tone as someone who's naturally lean. It's just not physically possible. And you know what? That's perfectly fine!

The last thing you should be doing is comparing yourself with others or obsessing about the number on the scale. Focus on achieving your weight-loss goals on your own timeline. Do what's right for you, and relish each and every accomplishment!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Plateaus and other info

I love getting Prevention magazine! It always has lots of very helpful info.

The May edition has a "2 week Total Body Turnaround" workout schedule I'm going to try and here is something Chris Freytag said in answer to the question: Can this help women who already exercise but aren't losing weight? "Yes. Many active women plateau because they're not strength-training or doing cardio at a high enough intensity. This program requires you to do both, which is the only way to boost metabolism and burn more calories long-term."

Stay Sharp with Healthy Carbs
In one study, women 22 to 55 followed either a low-carb Atkins-style diet or a low-calorie diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. After ONE WEEK of eating very few carbs, the women on the Atkins-style diet performed, on average, 50% worse on memory tasks than those on the low-calorie diet. Once the women started eating carbs again, their scores improved.

WOW! That's pretty significant.

Think natural and organic is too expensive? Check out the websites of Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley for coupons or visit for coupons.

And here's my favorite tip of the month:
Control cravings with chocolate
Trying to lose weight? Eat some dark chocolate. It may help you feel full, according to a new study from Denmark. Researchers gave 16 participants 100g of either dark or milk chocolate, and 2 hours later offered them pizza. (Where do I sign up for this research?????) Those who consumed the dark chocolate ate 15% fewer calories than those who had milk chocolate, and they were less interested in fatty, salty, and sugary foods. Try a chocolate with 70% or more cocoa. Two tablespoons of dark chocolate chips alongside fresh berries as a midafternoon snack should give you some of the benefits without breaking your calorie budget.

The Flat Belly Diet that encourages a MUFA at every meal has 1/4c (4Tbsp) of chocolate chips as one of the MUFAs. Using Dove dark chocolate satisfies those chocolate cravings without eating too much. It's soooo rich and creamy, I usually just have 2 Tbsp. 100g is around 3.5 ounces. Not sure if I could eat that much in one sitting!

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's official - I'm sick

I got tired of being short of breath and nauseous, so I went to the Urgent Care clinic last night. He thinks it's just a virus and gave me some Phenergan for the nausea and said I'd probably feel better in a few days. Said my lungs sounded fine. So I'm going to just take it easy for a couple more days. Headaches have tended toward migraines, too. Ugh.

I had my rescheduled 1 hour massage and chiro adjustment yesterday and that felt really good!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Least favorite commercial EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ugh, I want to shoot my TV every time it comes on. What raises my ire so drastically, you ask???

Burger King's Sponge Bob rap. Seriously, I will never give money to BK again. If my kids want to eat there, they'll have to use their own money. (They are both underweight, so they can afford to eat high calorie crap!) ;-)

But for good stuff, here's a great link from Women's Health. Check out all of the best and worst lists. They are awesome.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Do you celebrate your achievements or make excuses?

Roni posted an awesome message today about using the word ONLY.

How many of you said "I only lost xx this week."???? Go read Roni's post! :-D

Check in - Sizzling Hot for Summer Challenge

Weight this morning is 185, so down 2 pounds from last week. It's been a rough one with not feeling well. My weight was up almost all week and started coming down yesterday. I couldn't eat much yesterday because of feeling nauseous. Will try to get back into the exercise schedule today.

Hope everyone else had a fabulous week!!

MizFit has a post about the scale. My thoughts were confirmed by this info I posted near the beginning of my blog.

Here's helpful info from Denise Austin:

Eat Right!

Master the Six Diet "Dos"

I can't wait for you to be the fit and fabulous person you want to be — and you will be! Now that you're creating a healthier you, you need to learn how to avoid common diet mistakes:

  • Eat so that you're satisfied! Believe it or not, if you want to lose weight, it's important to eat! Skipping meals can leave you feeling weak and hungry, which leads straight to overeating. Eat when you need to, but make sure you limit yourself to nutritious, strength-building foods!

  • Include a variety of foods! You've heard of diets that focus on one food, or that exclude whole categories of food from your life. Go for balance instead! Sweets, pasta, and breads have a place in your eating plan. The key is moderation! Make healthy foods the foundation of your meals.

  • Quench your thirst! Water helps you burn calories, boosts your metabolism, and fills you up. How's that for multitasking? Bottoms up!

  • Concentrate on your health! Diet pills, crash dieting, and products that promise instant results are never a good idea. A slow, steady, balanced weight-loss plan like mine is the most effective and the safest. You'll feel great, and you'll protect your health too!

  • Teamwork helps! Staying motivated is key! Find an exercise buddy at your office, ask a friend or family member to help you stay on track, or take advantage of my amazing online community!

  • Get moving! If you're already eating healthy, exercise can tone muscle and give you lots of energy. Even just a few minutes a day can make a huge difference. Give it a try!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bagel Giveaway

Kelly at Happy Texans is having a bagel giveaway! Go check it out!

Healthy You Check In

Well, I've been up all week. Lots of bloating and feeling like crap for a few days. Today's weight was a surprisingly low 186.0, so I'm up .4 from last week. But down from every other day this past week! :-/

I'm supposed to go get a chiropractor adjustment and massage today, but not sure if it'll happen. I'm really nauseous and trying to figure out what I can eat.

5pm - so far I've eaten some applesauce and one piece of toast. Stomach is roiling. Canceled appointments I had for today. Not up to going out.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 6 for SH4SC

Got back into good habits today. Did 30 minutes on the bike and 2 sets of 15 reps on weight lifting. I also got a new stability ball that looks like two balls side by side. Your back goes between the two. Feels very different! And it feels really good to do back stretches over it!

B-Frosted Mini Wheats
L-Tomato, mozzarella, olives, artichoke hearts salad, popchips, dark choc cov almonds
D-2 slices thin crust Papa Murphy's herb chicken Mediterranean pizza - the commercial got me! Skinny cow ice cream sandwich

Stomach is still feeling a little weird.

Had to go to occupational therapy for my wrist today. I have to do some hand stretches every hour, ice it twice a day for 20 minutes and use a little vibrator to massage it for 5 minutes twice a day, too. Hopefully it will help me get full mobility back after my surgery in Feb.

OH, OH, OH, I forgot to post the best news of the day! This morning, my hubby's boss called and said, "Would you be OK with delaying the trip to Korea for a couple weeks?" HOORAY! I'll be able to dance with hubby on the night of the showcase. I'm very, very happy. :-D He said he's 80% sure that he'll be here for the showcase.

Motivational Monday

From Denise Austin:

Motivational Monday
Fit Fitness Into 15 Minutes!

Has missing workouts got you down? Don't beat yourself up! On those super-hectic days, take just 15 minutes to do something active. If it seems impossible to accomplish anything worthwhile in 15 minutes, think again! Even on days when you're pressed for time, you can do the simplest things to squeeze in some physical activity. Any workout is better than none! Try these ideas and feel great knowing that you're making progress toward your goals:

Take the stairs! Climbing a few flights will be just enough activity to get your heart pumping and leg muscles warmed up. Plus, you'll feel satisfied because you made the effort!

Go for a walk on your lunch break! Choose a lunch spot that's a few blocks away so you can take a brisk walk. If you packed a meal, reserve some of your break time to go outside and stretch your legs. Can't get out? Stroll the office!

Get a jump on things! No time to fit in a full-blown cardio session? Grab a jump rope for a quick one, or do a set of jumping jacks before hitting the shower in the morning.

Deskercise! If all else fails, you can still do some great stretching and aerobic moves while you're seated at your desk. Try a series of side-to-side head rotations, shoulder shrugs, arm circles, glute squeezes, and knee lifts. It's so easy, and you'll be done in only 15 minutes!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weekend recap Days 4 & 5 for SH4SC

Got some exercise dancing this weekend, but nothing else. Yesterday when I was getting ready to go to our Saturday night dance, I was feeling short of breath and my ribs hurt. It was lower than my heart, so I didn't think it was necessary to go to the ER. ;-) Feeling nauseous, too, which continued today. I'm able to eat OK, but only 3 small meals a day. Last night we danced at least 45 minutes. This afternoon we practiced our waltz with 3 other couples and that was around 45 minutes, too. We are doing really well with our routine, but my hubby may be in Korea during the time of the showcase. :-( I'm hoping his trip gets rescheduled. Our dance instructor said there's another event when we could dance it, too. She may find me another partner for the first showcase.

Weight is going up, so I know it's PMS bloating. Blech. Not sure if the nausea is just the start of a bad case of cramps or what.

Oh, and we DID get quite a bit of snow throughout the day and evening last night. The highway was pretty dicey last night as we went into town to dance. The ride home was a little nerve-wracking, too. Lots of blowing snow. When we got into our little town, someone had gone into the ditch by some townhouses and the car was almost vertical! Our hill is steep, but my awd Journey made it just fine. And it plowed through quite a deep drift across our driveway, but the snow piled on the deck in back was even higher! Ken said when he shoveled the driveway this morning, there were places of 10 inch deep snow. So it didn't miss us completely! My son was in Denver visiting friends and he said they didn't get much there at all.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 3 SH4SC

Still not feeling great. I wonder if I'm catching the cold the kids have had. Figured if it's getting close to TOM, I'd go to the anti-bloat menu. Was down another pound today, so I'm not complaining.

B-Rice Krispies w skim milk, 2 dried plums, 1/4c sunflower seeds
L-tomato n mozarrella salad again, deli turkey
D-Amy's Teriyaki bowl, skinny cow ice cream sandwich
Snack - dark chocolate, unsalted peanuts

Good weather news - we might be spared the blizzard this time. It looks like it will be taking a more northern route through Denver and southern Wyoming.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 2 of SHSC

I'm feeling weird today. Not sure what it is, (Edit later - yeah, I know what it is, I'm PMSing!) but didn't get up early enough to workout so tonight I will go do the stationary bike downstairs and then some weight-lifting. Didn't get anything done yesterday earlier. I was down a pound today according to my son's scale. I don't like it not showing decimals, though. I could have lost just .2lbs or as much as 1.8! :-P

I changed my plan for lunch when we went to Safeway. My kids were getting lunch at the deli and I saw a tomato, mozzarrella, olive and artichoke salad tossed with olive oil. YUMMMY! Not sure on the calorie count, but it's all healthy calories, so I won't worry about it. Also had to pop into the Vitamin Cottage to get some PopChips. Darn you, prior fat girl!!!! LOL They only had BBQ and Original flavor, no salt & vinegar. So I had a 130 calorie serving of those with my salad. They are pretty good!

Later edit: I did 30 minutes on the stationary bike and my weight-lifting routine of 2 sets of 15 reps. Have only had 2 meals and once snack so far since I stayed in bed until after noon. My bad! ;-)
B: Cream of wheat+2T pecans+1/2oz dark chocolate, 2 dried plums
L: Tomato, mozarrella, olive, artichoke salad, BBQ Popchips, 2 Lowfat Fig Newmans
Snack: yogurt, dk choc covered almonds, apple, clementine, herbal tea
I'm about ready to go to bed, so I probably won't eat anymore today. It's so cold! We didn't get too much snow last night, but may get 6-12 inches Friday night/Saturday morning.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Giveaway

Jen @ Prior Fat Girl is hosting a giveaway for some POPCHIPS! I'd never heard of them, but am intrigued. Go check it out!

Oh, and if you want to see photos of today's blizzard, go check out My Family Blog. The snow was blowing around and sticking to the windows, so it was hard to get a good photo today. Current temp, 19! May get an even bigger storm this weekend. NOOOOOO, not on ballroom dance night! Saturday night is our monthly dance.

Inspiration & Recipe

Just read the People article about Valerie Bertinelli who got into a bikini by her 49th birthday, so I'm using her as inspiration to get there by my 50th! (Next March) Although I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to do a bikini!

I'm borrowing Annalisa's idea to post a recipe. I'll do some that I use, not my family. Though my daughter saw my Cherry Chocolate Waffle one morning and immediately wanted her own. She weighs 120lbs, so I made hers with milk chocolate, her favorite.

Today's Lunch was a Turkey Wrap - Total - 278 calories
I kind of modified this from the Flat Belly Diet recipes (FBD get used to those initials! LOL)
Whole grain tortilla (50)
5 slices deli turkey (45)
2 wedges Lt Swiss Laughing Cow wedges (70)
2T pine nuts (113cal - I just love pine nuts!)
Plus 1/2 can Amy's Black Bean Vegetable soup. (130)

New Challenge! Day 1 - 187

I'm joining the ladies at the Sizzling Hot for Summer challenge. I figured I could use some extra incentive to continue my good habits. My fancy scale did absolutely not like the camera. It reflected really weird and wouldn't show up on camera. Even tried it without the flash near the window. And every time I stepped on it, it said something different. It was weird. So I used my son's scale to get the photo and will use the same scale for the end shot.

I had to get up early for a doctor's app't, so my weight is higher than yesterday. Up 1.4 from yesterday to 187. :-P I stayed up way too late last night trying to get stuff together. Will post my 2 week menu when I get back from running errands.

2 Week Menu (mostly recipes and recommendations from the Flat Belly Diet - each meal or snack is 400 calories)
Day 1
B-Frosted Mini Wheats, banana
L-Turkey Wrap, Black Bean soup
D-Grilled chicken, red potatoes, green beans

Day 2
B-Cream of Wheat, pecans
L-Deli turkey, low-fat string cheese, grape tomatoes, olives
D-Amy's Organic Teriyaki Bowl

Day 3
B-Cherry Chocolate Waffle (best breakfast of ALL TIME!) ;-)
L-Strawberry Smoothie, dark chocolate
D-Garden burger, grape tomatoes, avocado

Day 4
B-Apple Cinnamon Waffle
L-Deli chicken, lf string chees, yogurt, macadamia nuts
D-Amy's Black Bean Enchilada

Day 5
B-Rice Krispies, 2 dried plums, 1/4c sunflower seeds
L-Smoothie, Dbl chocolate Vitatop
D-California veggie burger with avocado

Day 6
B-Cherry Chocolate waffle
L-Deli turkey, string cheese, grape tomatoes, olives
D-Grilled chicken, red potatoes, green beans

Day 7
B-Rice Krispies, almonds
L-Blueberry smoothie, raisins, pistachios
D-Kashi Southwest Chicken

Day 8
B-Cream of Wheat, walnuts
L-Deli wrap, green olives
D-Roasted Chicken, brown rice, steamed carrots

Day 9
B-Apple Cinnamon Waffle, walnuts
L-Peach smoothie, almonds
D-Kashi Mediterranean Pizza

Day 10
B-Frosted Mini Wheats, pistachios
L-Deli turkey, fat-free cheddar cheese, olives
D-Grilled chicken, red potatoes, steamed veggies

Day 11
B-Cherry Chocolate waffle
L-Strawberry smoothie
D-California veggie burger, avocado

Day 12
B-Slimfast High Protein Smoothie
L-Strawberry Fields Salad at Zio's
D-Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodora

Day 13
B-Peanut Butter Toast, yogurt
L-Exotic turkey roll-ups
D-Grilled Chicken, steamed veggies, roasted red potatoes

Day 14
B-Tropical waffle
L-Spinach & black bean wrap
D-Lashi Black Bean Mango, pecans

My snacks are usually 2 Tbsps of some kind of nuts, fruit, and dark chocolate. Each snack is supposed to be 400 calories each, too. I usually eat 3 or 4 times a day. I strive for 4, but sometimes I just can't fit it in.