So that’s how it works!

Success!!! Finally I had a good food day – I did amazingly well yesterday.  I told myself that I could have as much food as I wanted as long as it wasn’t junk. I ate a lot y’all. I mean I felt like I ate A LOT of food all day but when I tallied it all up it was only around 1400 calories (I can’t remember the exact number) – I was really surprised because I felt full and satisfied all day.  Here’s what I ate yesterday:


Cheerios with blueberries and milk

Turkey sandwich on 7 grain bread

baby carrots

cantaloupe, blueberries, strawberries

romaine salad w/ Italian dressing

1 oz cheddar cheese with Club Crackers

Strawberry Yogurt Nutrigrain Bar

Venison patty

Broccoli and cauliflower

romaine salad with Italian dressing


Half peanut butter sandwich on 7 grain bread

half glass of milk

10 glasses of water

The only thing that came close to junk food was the Nutrigrain bar that I was “strongly encouraged” to eat after I gave blood yesterday after lunch.  Seriously the lady was waiting for me to take a bottle of water and a snack and she watched me eat it. Not sure what that was all about, but it was okay. Oh, and I guess the Club crackers weren’t exactly superfoods either, but it’s better than Lucky Charms, right? See this is why I hate posting what I ate because I’m afraid someone is going to be judging my food thinking, “well if she thinks that’s healthy, no wonder she can’t lose weight” or something like that. So don’t judge me, okay? Especially when I’m feeling so good about my food right now.  🙂
And yes, Juice, if you will notice – I DID eat some broccoli yesterday.  It was okay – still not my favorite but I didn’t gag or anything while I was eating it.  I loved that I could eat a whole cup of it for only 30 calories, though. So that was a plus.
Food Summary: So I learned yesterday that I can eat a bunch of food for a small amount of calories as long as it’s good, healthy food.  Yeah, I know…I’m a little slow coming to this party!!  And really I enjoyed everything I ate yesterday, like I said I was satisfied all day long.  So, one day down and only 23974194571 more to go!!! 🙂
Exercise Summary:  I didn’t work out or run or anything yesterday. Instead I went home and took a nap.  For some reason, I think my body just needs rest right now. And no, this isn’t one of those “I’m just going to blow off my work out because I want to”. This feels more intuitive – like I really need to listen to my body and not push it when it just wants to rest.  So there’s no guilt about not working out.
The Results: FINALLY – I broke through that 162 barrier and am back down to 161!!  Yay!!!  🙂

12 thoughts on “So that’s how it works!

  1. Good morning lovely. You probably napped because you gave blood. It takes more than just blood out of you, you know.

  2. Have you tried roasting your broccoli? Give it a whole nuther flavor!

    Our blood donation center has added raisins to their snacks. I love that because I would OD on Lorna Doones. There was one lady who couldn’t understand why I only wanted water. She kept pressing juice on me. Not sure if she worked for a juice company or what LOL!

  3. Yay for good food. Its fabulous how much of it you can eat compared to crap. It really looks like a well-rounded day of food to me. I love cheerios. Might have to take them up again for the summer. Haven’t had them in ages. And yeah, broccoli roasted with olive oil, garlic, and lemon is quite tasty. And a few more calories than 30/cup. But worthy once in a while.

    But wait. Venison burger??? Where do you get those? Not that I want one…

    1. I get them from my freezer. My hubby puts them there. He’s an avid hunter and our freezer is STOCKED with deer meat. I haven’t bought beef at the store in years.

  4. Looks like a day of great eats!!! Yeay, Jill!!!

    And oh yes, roasting makes everything taste better. I just discovered roasted garbanzo beans last night. Yum!!!

  5. YAY! Congrats on a great eating day. I’m always surprised how much food I can eat when it’s all healthy stuff and how I’m constantly hungry when I eat crap.

    It’s time to link a few of these kind of days together and you’ll be on a roll and well on your way to day 23974194571.

  6. Good for you! I need to adopt that as my attitude as well. So glad to hear that you are feeling good and have broken through with your weight. Yippeee!

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