One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Hard Workouts and Easy Food

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Gosh darn fast food, I thought I was done with it! I’ve been doing really good, avoiding the stuff but I totally caved tonight.

Let me start at the beginning.

The toddler and I hit the gym this evening for the cardio class.  Sidebar: I need to tell you how much I LOVE this class if you’ve never tried one you really need to. 20 minutes on a treadmill creeps by but 45 is gone in the blink of an eye in a class.  Seriously you need to try one! She worked us HARD but I loved every minute of it.

Anyway, the husband wanted us to pick him up afterwards for some shopping. So he hops in the car and says, “I’m starving, do you mind if we stop?”

As soon as he said it I knew what he wanted.  And it was OK, I just came from the gym, I wasn’t even hungry and I was feeling good.  So I said OK, I can do this!

We pull up to the drive thru and I order the husbands meal and a kids meal for the toddler (fruit no fries at least!). I get a water and I’m totally ok. Like I said, I’m not even hungry.

Then it happens.

It was so easy to have a nugget, just one. So I did.  

Then I have another.

And another.

Then about ½ of the toddlers leftover cheeseburger.

Thank God the husband didn’t get fries or I would have been ALL OVER them.

I know it’s not the end of the world and the funny thing is, it didn’t ruin my day. It’s just that I was planning on coming home and having my food.  You know the good controlled homemade stuff. I would feel totally better about myself right now if I did AND I would be able to snack right now.  I love evening snacking, I really do. I account for it throughout the day just so I can much in the evening. It’s what I do!

So enough of that, other news.

The Popcorn and a Movie Contest is ending tonight at midnight. I’ve been counting and assigning numbers all night! We have over 50 entries and I can’t wait to post the winner! I have work tomorrow so I won’t be able to post it until later in the day.  The plan is to have the toddler pick the number out of a hat.  Check back tomorrow evening and I’ll contact the winner and link to their blog.

I recorded a new video tonight. I’m still working on posting it but it’s taking a some time. Mostly because it’s a bit longer then my others. See, I recorded it with the toddler and things just seem to take longer with toddlers. I’m sure other Mom’s out the understand.  ;~) As soon as I get it rendered and uploaded I’ll post it on GreenLiteBites.

Morning Scale Reading: 143.5 (up.5 from yesterday)
Food Points
Shredded mini wheats with 4 oz of milk and a few strawberries 4
Homemade Lentil Soup 3
Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge & All-Bran Crackers Multi-Grain 3
watermelon 1
Zucchini pizza bites (recipe and video coming) 3
Slow Cooked Pinto Chicken with Corn and Quinoa (leftover) 6
Fast food pickin’s (stupid stupid stupid) 7
Total 27
Daily Activity Log
cardio kick boxing class, abs, and climbed that wall again(I’m getting good, I think I might attempt the hard wall next week!)

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    January 11, 2008

    Hi Roni, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your class. Yes, taking a class or doing a video at home is much more enjoyable than plugging away on a treadmill etc.. If you are ever interested in buying a kickboxing video at home the TurboJam video, I really like Cardio Party Mix #3 is WONDERFUL!!! Its a great workout, fun music, etc.. and the time flys by. You can find them on their site but also on ebay, amazon etc.. I really think you would like it if you like kickboxing! Just a suggestion when you are strapped for time and can’t make it to the gym. I have two little girls and I do one just about every day. They also have a Fat Blaster DVD (intervals) and different workouts that are great workouts and a lot of fun. Have a great night! Keep up the great work!


    January 11, 2008

    I’m CONSTANTLY amazed at your recipe creativity!
    Can’t wait to see those pizza bites!

    And, if your Y offeres it, try the Group Power class. It might also be called Body Pump. Cardio & Strength Training. Mostly strength training. It ROCKS HARD!

    If the toddler is unable to sleep tonight, it is because I’m trying to send him telepathic messages…

    “pick Joy… pick Joy…”



    January 11, 2008

    It’s so hard to stay out of the little’s food at the drive through. In a few more years he’ll be guarding that food with his life and TOTALLY unwilling to give mama a bite. That makes it easier.

    Watermelon sounds so yummy right now…


    January 11, 2008

    Kickboxing classes are a blast. I haven’t tried our Y’s yet. Cooking with the toddlers are quite fun, but it does add a bit more of cleanup and time in the kitchen. They like helping, though. I look forward to checking out the video.

    You did great for the day!


    January 11, 2008

    I hate those times when I order something really good for me and then just start mindlessly nibbling on other people’s stuff. Fast food is definitely just something I have to stay away from. Why can’t it be healthy???


    January 11, 2008

    I’m in charge of snacks for a small web development business that we run out of our home. The greasy snacks are what keep the young guys happy, but we include healthy alternatives. Everybody that says they are staying away from them can’t.


    January 11, 2008

    I’m so excited for the contest! I know I have a ton of movies that I want to see, and I love love love popcorn!

    Good luck to everyone!

    Do the hard side of the wall. I don’t even know of anywhere around me that has one. I desperately want to try one!


    January 11, 2008

    I randomly stumbled upon your blog and love it! I too am on WW. Dont worry about your fast food mishap. Use your extra points!!! =)


    January 11, 2008

    Hey Roni – I had one of those nights myself last night! It just happens sometimes! I did manage not to binge though, so I count that a victory! ;)

    BTW, I am really enjoying the GreenLite Bytes site…some seriously good ideas!



    January 11, 2008

    It’s those first tastes! For me anyway. One bite and I’m GONE. Chips and salsa? Sure I could have just a few chips. Except I CAN’T. I have to stop before that first, or it’s much harder to stop.

    Not so with all foods I suppose, but some, definitely.

    I love the classes at my gym, too, btw.


    January 11, 2008

    Fast food happens to the best of us! And I feel the same way about cardio classes – they go by so quickly.

    Crazy MomCat

    January 11, 2008

    I love cardio classes, especially kickboxing! I have heard of TurboJam workouts being great too–though I haven’t tried them.

    I have to watch myself because I’ll spend every day doing cardio classes, spinning, etc and then not do weights and that’s the only way I can revv my metabolism and actually lose some weight.


    January 14, 2008

    I can’t wait to make the zucchini pizza bites! Toddler is adorable, my 2 yo kept turning the computer so *she* could watch the video, lol.
    I wanted to tell you, I think it’s great that when you have slip ups, you post about them. I know there’s many of us that look up to you, and when I see that you, too, mess up once in a while, it makes me feel that even though I slip up, I can still do this, like you did. You’re definitely an inspiration in our house.