One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weight Loss Week 1 Day 2 – COOK-FEST

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I started my day in the kitchen, homemade sauce, meatballs, banana muffins, and some homemade soup. It was fun! There is something therapeutic about cooking for me, especially when I’m starting my week off.

Tomorrow is my first day of classes. I have a night class so that means packing a lunch and a dinner plus a boatload of snacks. It’s a long day but I always eat better when I’m distracted at work. It’s the busy factor.
Other news…

  • No gym today. I’m still recovering from the step class. I’m SUPER sore!
  • I’m rethinking my water bottle choice. I love them and the convenience but there seems to be a some evidence that suggest they can be harmful, even cause you to gain weight and some people are responding. Now I’m not normally one to hop on the hysteria bandwagon  but I’ve noticed some weird  things going on with me since using the bottle and maybe it is xenoestrogens from the bottles. (I’m not going to go into them, just think PMS when you aren’t suppose to have PMS) There really is no way to know unless I stop using them so I’m giving them a break for a few days. I’m also definitely not allowing the toddler to drink from it anymore.  (I went on a little research kick after a couple of comments on my original post – I’m such a geek!)
  • Since I’m on a link kick, I might as well through this one out there. Apparently I’m doing something right…

    "People need to be aware that there’s not just initially doing the strict diet and losing weight," Dr. Cheskin said. "They really need to step back and see where the habits come from, and what they need to change for the long term so that they have a diet for the rest of their lives that helps them maintain the right body weight for their size."

Alright, I need sleep for my long day. Hope you all had a great weekend!

Day 2 – Morning Scale Reading: ??? (forgot to hop on DARN IT!) Target: 22
Food Points Countdown
100% Whole Wheat Banana Muffin 2 20
Homemade Roasted Veggie with Split Pea Soup experiment (not my best recipe and now I have tons of the stuff!) 3 17
2 chicken tenders and a handful of fries (toddlers lunch that I shared – it was all they had :~( 10 7
Turkey Meatball (I HAVE TO try one when I make sauce) 1 6
WW yogurt with a handful of strawberries and blueberries 2 4
2 oz whole wheat pasta with my sauce, 1 meatball and a boat-load of 0 point veggies(peppers, zucchini, onion) heated in a skillet – Hey, I had to bulk up the meal somehow! I was hungry and running out of points! 5 -1
1/2 of a 100 cal pack split with the toddler 1 -2
bag of 94% ff popcorn (it was that or M&M’s I think I made the right choice) 4 -6
Total 28  
Daily Activity Log: walked at pet fair for about 2 hours
Notes:I should have brought our own lunch to the fair but at least I shared with the toddler instead of ordering my own and STILL eating his.

Weekly Flex left:24

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There are 19 comments so far.


    January 28, 2008

    I love your blogs!!!

    Thanks so much for being “real”!!! You are a true inspiration!!! :-)


    January 28, 2008

    DITTO what Angela said! I look forward to reading your posts all the time! Enough so that it has motivated me to blog as well!


    January 28, 2008

    I try to also cook for ME on sundays to prepare for the week. And it makes me feel special. I am not cooking for family it is just for me…… Then I do not make poor choices. Thanks for all your inspiration!!!


    January 28, 2008

    I am so anti plastic. I bought a SIGG water bottle from and my sisters got a klean kanteen. I love them because the only part that is plastic is the top/lid.


    January 28, 2008

    I had a kitchen day the other day too. I was on a baking spree lol. I know you have a carrot muffin recipe, but check out the one I made, they were really really good!


    January 28, 2008

    Thanks for you Blog!!! It’s awesome!!!! How scary the thing about the plastic. I’ve knew about the plastic and the microwave so I have about 2 years packing my lunch on glass containers ONLY, but never thought about the baby bottles and our water bottles. I’ll carry my glass to work and definitively I’ll go today to babiesR us and by some newbornfree bottles for my little one. Thanks thanks thakns!!!!


    January 28, 2008

    Hi Roni!
    You’re such an inspiration!

    I just wanted to let you know that I made the Salsbury stead recipe that you had posted on Greenlitebites. It turned out to be really good!
    My finance even said “This is phenomenal, I like it better than cheeseburgers!” I just wanted to let you know that my meat and potatoes guy thinks that your recipe is awesome. Thanks for posting for us!!!


    January 28, 2008

    I totally get the plastic thing. I had a friend that did this about 15 years ago – glass only. But realistically – what are we all going to use with our on the go kids???


    January 28, 2008

    I invested in a SIGG-brand water bottle after seeing them on Oprah’s (I swear, I don’t usually buy things she endorses!) “Green” show last year. We were buying cases of bottled water at a time and while we do recycle, it still seemed to wasteful. That and I had heard the rumors over leeching chemicals from plastic, so to avoid that, the aluminum seemed like a good choice.


    January 28, 2008

    I’ll put in my vote for the Sigg water bottles. My teenage son was taking bottled water to school every day and it was getting expensive so I discovered these bottles from a site I can’t now remember, but I bought him one and myself and I’m really starting to up my water intake. The water doesn’t taste funny and stays very cool in the bottle.

    Baby Carrot

    January 28, 2008

    EEK! My Nalgene is no exception I imagine. I better check out this SIGG thing. I’ve never heard of it – but I trust you guys!


    January 28, 2008

    Hmmmmmm…. I must do research on this BiSnifferAll chemical (or whatever it was). I just bought a new water bottle this past weekend.

    All that cooking sounds lovely. Can I move in with you guys?


    January 28, 2008

    I used to use a Nalgene water bottle, but I recently switched to a Sigg. It’s aluminum with a resin liner, so it doesn’t taste like bottle.


    January 28, 2008

    Hi Roni — I switched my families water bottles recently because of the growing concerns with leeching plastics and we now use Kleen Kanteen stainless steel bottles. They are awesome. No mineral after taste and they have a great sports pack top on the larger versions. In case you’re interested… Love your site! Sara


    January 28, 2008

    Me again — Didn’t read before I posted and saw that someone had already recommended the Kleen Kanteen’s — Sorry for the repeat. Also, I ended up chukcing my Sigg bottles because I think they have a metallic after taste (But I’m a very fussy water drinker who downs 12 or more glasses a day!)


    January 28, 2008

    I got a SIGG for Christmas as a gift and love it! Thanks for the post I’ve shared it in my blog too! I’ve been preaching there to about doing all we can for ourselves and our Planet Earth!!!


    January 28, 2008

    The thing I hate about most of the water bottles (other than Nalgene) are that the tops are too small to get inside with a sponge to clean…there’s only so much “cleaning” swishing water will do.

    And, of course, 10 years from now the news reports will probably say that we have too much aluminum in our bodies (they already say that about cooking potatoes in aluminum foil). I give up…there will never be a “100% right way”. :)

    Diet Coke and Zingers

    January 28, 2008

    Looks like you made the best of it!


    January 31, 2008

    That’s crazy about the bottled water. I didn’t hear that. On the news this morning they were talking about the healthiness of bottled vs tap. I guess tap water is regulated by higher standards than bottled water. Yikes! But I’m with you. I’m not a hysteria bandwagoneer either… hey, do you have an Superbowl food recipes? I guess I should go mill around and see for myself… just thought it easier to ask! :))