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Calorie Count: 185


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Calorie Count: 135

Lunch: minus the apple and 100 calorie pack (and the pb got in the picture!)

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Calorie Count: 480

Today we went to fun day.  And I got this face painting.  Our mascot is a bee so this was perfect!

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Dinner was pizzzzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaa!

This yummy pizza from Trader Joe’s. 

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I had three small pieces

Calorie Count: 520

Total Calories Today: 1320

some basil from my garden! I told the husband this while walking out the door.  I love love love having a garden even if it is in pots. 

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I also picked another cucumber 🙂

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Tonight was penne pasta with tomato basil marinara sauce (I had to make alfredo for the husband since he doesn’t like “red sauce”).  I made salads with a lettuce mix, blue cheese and I had fat free balsamic vinaigrette, and the husband had ranch (picky much?).  Anyway…

3/4 uncooked penne (serving size)= 1 cup cooked penne

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Italian Chicken Sausage (5 links)/ 5 servings

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1/2 cup marinara sauce

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salad with ff dressing and blue cheese (40 calories)

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Calorie Count: 430

I also hard boiled 6 eggs for quick protein.  70 calories per egg.  Boiled like this: How to make the best hard boiled eggs

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I then went to Body Pump.  Surprisingly, my dinner didn’t feel like a rock in my stomach! The squat track was super hard tonight.  My quads are still burning!

-600 calories

Before dinner, around 3, I had a cup of red pitted cherries.  Eating them like this is easy because you can put the stem and pit back in the cup.

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Calorie Count: about 84

I finished the night off with satisfying a killer chocolate craving!

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180 calories per 1/2 cup

Calorie Count: 180

Total Calories today: 1254

Notice that I do not subtract the amount of calories I burn during class from my calorie intake.  It just makes me aware of it.  It also makes me feel like I can have treats because I worked out.  Not because “I deserve it,” but because I burned calories and can eat more calories.  I hate when people get into the “I deserve it” mindset.  It gets you into trouble.  You shouldn’t eat like a pig because you think you “deserve it” after working out, but you can eat portioned treats and enjoy yourself without guilt.

Comp Time

Today is a little strange.  I had some comp time built up at work and had to take it.  I went in from 8:15-10 and then came home.  It feels like I’m skipping school!

This morning I ate a banana with chocolate pb in the middle.

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Calorie Count: 190

I did laundry, cleaned the fridge and freezer out and picked up around the house.  Whew did my refrigerator need to be cleaned out.   I also checked all of the expiration dates and cleaned out things that were close to expiring.

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At 12:30 I stopped and made lunch.

A turkey sandwich on TJ’s high fiber bread with roasted turkey and muenster cheese.

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And 10 baked salt and vinegar chips.

Calorie Count: 370

My bananas were on their last leg so I peeled and chopped them up.  I put them in the freezer to use for smoothies later. 

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Off to fold laundry and watch “The Office.”

Total Calories so far: 560

Here is a recap from dinner Sunday to today




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Calorie Count: 185

Snack after Body Pump (-600+ calories)

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Calorie Count: 165


McDonald’s’ Dollar Menu (best cure after beer!)

McDouble and Fries (not pictured)

Calorie Count: 505

Dinner: Chili’s Margarita Chicken and a few tortilla chips (I didn’t touch the skillet queso and ordered salsa instead!-go me!)

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Calorie Count: 530

Kiddie Cup of icecream (not pictured)

Calorie Count: n/a

Total for Monday: 1550 – 600 for body pump + kiddie cup of icecream


Breakfast: Banana and half of a Clip Mojo PB Pretzel Bar

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Calorie Count: 205

Snack: WW Key Lime Yogurt and string cheese

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This is an old picture.  I just wanted to show the yogurt.

Calorie Count: 150

Lunch: Shrimp with Pasta and Vegetables, 100 calorie pack of Dorito’s and Cheese Its

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And a few pieces of cucumber from the garden.  One piece was not good (past its date?) and I was done with them.  Bleh!

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and my zero calorie drinks.

Calorie Count: 460

Dinner: We got to preview the new Chick- fil-a spicy chicken sandwich! We brought our invitations and got free meals!! Woo hoo! It was spicy and awesome!

We had fries with it and a diet Dr. Pepper.  Chick -fil-a has the best ice and the best diet dr. pepper!  I get it every time I go 🙂

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Calorie Count: 870- ouch! but it was a special occasion!

For dessert:

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Calorie Count: 100

Total Calorie Count: 1785

Lucky 7

So I started out at 154.8 (give or take a few ounces) and I am now down 7 pounds!! Woo hoo! All of that working out is starting to pay off!

This morning I ate a piece of TJ’s high fiber bread with almond butter and honey. 

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Calorie Count: 185

We have a birthday cookout tonight at Tara’s parent’s house tonight which will include cornhole and probably hot dogs and hamburgers.  There will be a lot of the husbands coworkers there so it should be a lot of fun!

For lunch I had a coupon for a free salad from McDonald’s so I got it to go.  I got the Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Southwest Dressing.

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Calorie Count: 420