Sunday, December 11, 2011

4hb: 1st weekend and binge day

So part of the four hour body, includes one day a week where you take off the diet and do whatever you want. I went a little overboard and felt sick trying to eat all of my no no's that I don't get durning the week, but Ferris assures that it shouldn't hurt anything and to go nuts if you want....we'll see.
philly cheese steak innards

quche with salsa, and black bean and corn salsa, high protein breakfast before binge

coffee w/ cinnamon

Matt and my "no no's," cheetoes, reese's pieces, chex mix, and nutter butters for our drive to NC

my chex!

Cheese plate with good beer for pre-dinner :) We had pad thai for dinner. 

French fries that I could barely stuff down...don't worry, I made it

Post binge breakfast- egg, veggie, ham omelet. I still felt full from the day before

Brussel sprouts with cheese steak fixins.

chipotle burrito bowl with- chicken, black beans, guacamole, lettuce, corn salsa, pico, medium salsa and romaine. NOMSSSS.
We'll see how the weigh in goes...I am not optimistic.

Friday, December 9, 2011

4HB- Week 1 so far

I feel like I've eaten a lot of food- but not particularly anything I crave. I've cooked more meat this week than I normally do in a month. Just from estimating each day, I am eating ~50-60 ww pts+ each day...approximately double what I should be having. I was out of weekly points on Wednesday. 
omlet, bean, spinach, sausage, avocado scramble

green beans with bacon, asparagus, and filet

Matt and I are averaging a bottle/night since we get 2 glasses per day!




quiche with cottage cheese, salsa, egg, spinach, mushrooms, and sausage links

mixed nuts

dressed up for my bout on the news

philly cheese steak fixins with no bread or cheese...I had 2 plates!!!!

+1 1/2 tsp mayo (allowed in moderation)

grilled butter chicken with black bean and corn salsa

northern beans, quiche, and sausage

salad with ginger and sunflower seed oil dressing

boiled eggs

northern beans

more nuts (noms)


So far, it seems to be going well. Could be water weight. I'll post on Monday. I was so worried I would gain doing this bc I am estimating I'm eating close to 2,500-3,000 calories a day. eeeeeeeeek! So far no gain though. Tomorrow is the free day and I'm a little nervous.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

4HB: Day 1

It is really clear that I am addicted to sugar. Wowza. I want carbs so badly and it is coming out as crankiness and stress. Chemicals are all off.

I had egg whites for breakfast 1pt+.

Chicken, pinto beans, romaine, avocado, and tomatoes for 8pts+.

16 oz. Diet Coke. Saving Grace. 0pts+.

12 hot wings 36pts+

Monday, December 5, 2011


I read ~ 150 pgs of the book over the weekend. I am still doing my research but this doesn't seem promising. Plus...I am cranky and its only been 7hrs.

Week 11: Day 1

I didn't follow plan this week. I feel like I am plateaued. Maybe it's motivation, maybe its self-sabotage...I'm not really sure. I spend three weeks losing then two weeks gaining, and so on. In the big scheme of things- it is still loss, but not motivating loss. I haven't gotten anywhere in 11 weeks that I haven't been before. 

I'm going to try 4 hour body. Oof. Matt is doing it so I'm going to follow it for 2 weeks solid and then decide how I feel about it. BUT I'm going to track ww points too (when I can). I think the strictness will help me focus because I have been so unfocused on food lately. Its really been a struggle.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I ate cheesecake...and hotwings

I've been a bad kid. I was off plan Tuesday for our anniversary and have been taking my sweet time getting back "on"....I'm not sure I'm there yet.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Week 11: Day 1

Monday was back to work. I was tired basically all day, but it was fine. I had Bodo's for breakfast. I had an egg white, ham and cheese bagle for 15pts+. No picture.

I had a mint for 1pt+.

I had steamed broccoli with a little cheese for lunch for 1pts+.

I went to my WW meeting very late. I missed most of the meeting because I had to work late, but I still went. I was up 3.2 lbs. oof. Back to work today!

I had a mediteranean salad for dinner with bread for 7pts+.

I stole a few of Matt's chips for 1pts+.

I had 1/2 a skinny cow cookies and cream bar for 1pt+.

Tuesday Stats:
Points Plus: 26/29
Weekly Points Used: 0/49
Activity: 0/2
Weight: 164.4 lbs

Monday, November 28, 2011

Week 10: Thanksgiving

Matt and I went up to visit family for Thanksgiving. It was a lot of fun, and I didn't track while I was gone. I sat down this morning and estimated what I had. I was probably better than I might have been in the past over a holiday, but after adding everything up- its not going to be a surprise when I am up tonight at weigh in. After estimating totals for all of my points, I used 83/45 of my weekly points! Wowza. I found a lot of the totals surprising because I thought I did pretty well about moderating myself...I hardly ate a whole piece of anything..I could have a bite of pie and be done- or just a half a cookie, etc. I didn't want to miss any of the Thanksgiving and wedding once a year dishes. But those bites apparently add up...and from my graph of pts consumption from WW, I think once I got off track, I just stayed there.

Although I went over, and that certainly wasn't my intention, I did make some progress toward my goals and staying focused while I was gone. I ran two days I was gone, and made an effort to get outside and walk on the other days, so I earned 17 activity pts! The most yet. More importantly than my activity pts was the fact that I could jog 3 miles without stopping, and really without being very tired. My muscles were soar all week from the hike, but I can tell I'm getting stronger. 

So as much as I am not looking forward to weighing in today, I am ready to be back on track!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Week 10: Day 2

Tuesday was a doozie. Ten hour days leading up to the holidays are killing me, yo. I had an omlet for breakfast for 3pts+.

Matt and I went to Sticks for lunch to discuss our travel and prep plans. I had chicken marsala soup (~1/2 serving), pita bread, and hummus for ~14pts+.

For dinner, I had about 1/4 - 1/3 of this salad for 2pts+.

I rushed through packing and stuffing these bad boys so that I could drop bear off at Chris's and have a few beers before bed. I had 3 light beers for 11pts+.

Tuesday Stats:
Points Plus: 29/29
Weekly Points Used: 0/49
Activity: 0/2
Weight: 161.2 lbs

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week 10: Day 1

Monday was a long, but pretty good day. I had a 3pts+ omlet for breakfast.

I had fettuccini alfredo for lunch for 6pts+.
I had a Mediterranean salad from Brixx for dinner (with all of the Mediterranean food I've been eating, I'm thinking Greece could be a good retirement locale.)  for 3pts+ with bread 3pts+ and a small slice of thin crust pizza 4pts+.

I went to my WW meeting after work and weighed in at 161.2 lbs for a loss of -1.0 lbs. At 5'5", I am closing in on a healthy weight. ~10 lbs away! Maybe I can get there by New Years?? The meeting topic was about managing stress, so it was good for me to listen to the strategies we can use to combat it- especially right before vacations- I find I'm more stressed around vacation time than any other because I worry about work and what I'm missing! It doesn't really make sense, vacation = relaxation, work = stress. 

I spent the rest of the night making baby shower invitations. My best friend is due in February and our girl group is throwing her a shower over the Christmas holidays.

embossed owls! These took for. ev. er. to make. gracious.
Monday Stats:
Points Plus: 19/29
Weekly Points Used: 0/49
Activity: 0/2
Weight: 161.2 lbs