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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mopey Weigh-In, My Birthday Moccamaster, a Maharani's Feast, Meal Calorie Calculations, and the LHJ Model

Today was a tough weigh-in. I had avoided the scales for, what, just over a week, but it was time to face up to the damage done. (Cue classic Neil Young, one of my fave hippie-era songs, only the Princess version would be "The Eating and the Damage Done.")


That's the highest I've been since October of 2007! A huge step backward, really.

It is just too damn easy to regain, people. Look upon my weigh-in and be very afraid if you are thinking of slacking off even a little. Don't!

Ah, well. At least I felt calmer today. Not worse. And I didn't have crazy cravings. For breakfast I used 9 points, about 450 calories as follows:

~2 lowfat blueberry pancakes from Diet-To-Go (found them stuffed in my freezer from late last year) with one soy sausage.
~I made some sugarless compote from some blueberries hubby bought me Monday, because the berries were super-gritty and not fun to eat. The compote was passable. Start with a not-great berry, get not-great compote. But, hey, it was fruit and a pretty juiciness on the pancakes.
~I also had 1 organic, free-roaming, vegetarian egg, fried in Pam, with 1 slice Horizon organic American cheese. Just the egg and cheese was 4 points, but I wanted the extra protein/calcium.
~The highlight of my breakfast was using--for the first time--my birthday gift from hubby: a hand-made Technivorm Moccamaster coffeemaker with the gourmet coffee I ordered with it. Yum. Best cup of coffee I ever had.

What a wonderful coffeemaker. But not cheap. But hey, I'm turning 49. I need the consolation of superior cuppa joes.

So, breakfast went okay.

For lunch (which I just had, so it's more like dunch or linner), I decided to go vegetarian with spicy Indian food, so I could maybe feel comfortable with lots of flavor without having to eat a bingey 2000 or 2500 calories. I had half a cup of dal and half a cup of matar panir with a cup of rice and a very small piece of nan (about 3 inches by 2 inches) with a tablespoon of onion chutney, and one veggie samosa with a tablespoon of tamarind chutney. I had water and another cup of coffee, too.

I have no idea what the calories are (have to look it up), but my guess is that it's gonna be something like the following in points(respectively) 3 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 1. That's 19 points. About 950 cals.

Total Points: 28 so far, about 1400 cals.

And I still need to get more fruit and maybe a small salad before bed, so I get my produce in.

Now, on that Model Thing: I was browsing the March 2009 issue of Ladies Home Journal, and I noticed the model in one of the fashion/style spreads was a regular at my Pilates studio. If you want to take a look, go HERE and it's the model in the green dress, smiling. If you click the back arrow at the top left, you go to a previous page with her looking to the right out a window. Though I've only chatted with her a few times in passing, she's very amiable. (If you own the magazine, she's on page 51, 52, 54, and 56).

Updated: Thanks, Lyn. I have no idea why I wrote Neil Diamond. That's weird. :)


HopeFool said...

Talk about a total turnaround! Good for you!

I know exactly how easy it is to gain it back too. I did 140 pounds worth of it myself. Easy peasy.

*kicking self in butt*

Wendy said...

Hi Princess,

I've read a few of your posts and you'll have to excuse me if I butt in and suggest that you stop dieting and read an amazing book by Paul McKenna called "I Can Make You Thin".

We all know that in the end, dieting doesn't work because we can't "control" ourselves all the time. What we have to relearn is how to listen to the true wisdom of our bodies: EAT when you're hungry, but STOP when you start feeling full. Look up Paul McKenna on the internet, get the book, visit a Facebook group called "THIS IS NOT A DIET" and for pity's sake, stop dieting and start losing weight.

Best wishes,


The Better Idiot said...

Hey sweetheart, sorry things have been so tough recently, but it sound like you had a bright and controlled day, and that's what's important now. As horrible as it is to do, I find that sometimes I need to hit bottom before I can get up, dust myself off, and try again. You did really well today (I just bought some lentils and was thinking of making a dahl, yours sounded good!). Keep going!

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

Its great you admitted to yourself you messed up and are looking in a positive direction. 1400 calories for the day is Great, good job!!

Lyn said...

Hugs! It will get better from here. And you will get your good karma back as soon as you change your typo "Neil Diamond" to Neil YOUNG! (I'm a Neil Young fan myself!)


Heather said...

at least you know where you can stand, and this can be the last time you see that number. its never easy, but you do have the power to move that scale and see the results you want. I know you can do it, and you are off to a great start!