One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Weight Loss Week 1 Day 4 – An Unexpected Day

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This morning I felt like Kelly Bundy. Remember the episode of Married with Children when Kelly said, every new piece of information pushes an old one out? Well it’s true, it happens. I think I have hit my maximum brain capacity.

This morning went off without a hitch. I ate breakfast with the toddler, packed a great lunch, hopped in car and headed to the day care on the way to work. It was a normal, happy morning until…

We arrived at the daycare and it was closed! Yes, CLOSED!

As soon as I made the discovery, it hit me. “OH! YEA!” I was told they would be closing many times over the course of the last two weeks. It just didn’t stick!

So, we turned around, headed back home and had a unexpected day. Not a good day, not a bad day, just unexpected.

The toddler and I decided to take a short shopping trip and hit the kitchen for a ton of cooking!

I experimented with a whole wheat pizza dough recipe, again. All of my attempts have been just OK so I’m not ready to post it yet. I’ll get it one of these days, I promise. I’ve been trying a few variations, some with yeast, some with out, some 100% whole wheat flour, some mixed with soy and/or oat flour. To be honest, I’m just having fun with it, hoping one of my attempts with be “it”.

Not being at work  also gave me a bit more time for dinner so I tried a recipe I wanted to for a couple of weeks now and paired it with an old favorite of ours, Balsamic Dijon Chicken Tenders.

So all in all it really was a good day. I’m just feeling “off” now that my schedule was blown out of the water and I’m super behind at work. When I feel “off” I tend to eat more. How about you?

Day 4 – Morning Scale Reading: 145 Target: 20
Food Points Countdown
Curves cereal with berries and 4 oz of milk 3 17
Pizza made from dough experiments. 13 4
Balsamic Dijon Chicken Tenders with a double serving of Roasted Balsamic Cauliflower and the husbands baked potato skin (it’s an old tradiion of ours, he doesn’t eat the skin and I can’t bear to see it get thrown out) 7 -3
Rice Crisps (a new food find -I’ll post later) 2 -5
grapes 1 -6
bag of 94% ff popcorn 4 -10
Total 30  
Daily Activity Log: 1 hour ballroom dance class
Notes:Didn’t drink enough water, I’m running out of flex and I plan to weigh in tomorrow.

Weekly Flex left:11

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    January 30, 2008

    Wow, way to recover and have a great day. When I feel “off” I tend to eat more. How about you?
    What a good question. Do you think it’s because we give ourselves permission to be “off” just because our schedule wasn’t as planned? Whatever it is, the answer for me is, yes and no. Sometimes I tend to eat more when things don’t go as planned. Especially if I am planning on going to a certain restaurant and plans get changed. I panic and sometimes blow it big time. However, on the other hand when I’m thrown a curve ball I tend to eat less. I also think it depends on who I’m with at the time. Anyway, it looks like you really didn’t handle it all that badly. Remember vegetables are your friend if you run out of flex. lol


    January 30, 2008

    I remember a few years back making homemade whole wheat pitas and they were so good I didn’t want to stop eating them! That’s why I’m not experimenting with a pizza crust recipe myself…I just can’t resist eating the lab results…lol! In the meantime, I’m just splitting a supermarket whole wheat pita and using it as uber-thin crust when we want pizza. Not inspired, but safe.

    My month of quinoa recipes is at an end and I’m trying to decide what to try in February. Maybe all the different forms of tofu…or bulgar wheat. Maybe I just need to explore the shelves at the Natural Foods Market.


    January 30, 2008

    Roni, Thanks so much for all your great recipes and video posts! I found a pizza dough recipe on ww. I’m not sure how to figure points. I used calorie king and here’s what I got.
    1/2 cup warm water
    1 TLBS olive oil
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 package active dry yeast
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    3/4 cup all purpose flour
    84.5 calories
    .05 g fat
    2.25 g fiber
    Can you tell me if I figured correctly at 8 servings?? Thanks so much!

    Living life to the fullest

    January 30, 2008

    Still sounds like you had a great day. Sometimes those little things that we forget…can be a blessing. For you…you got to spend the day with your Son!!!

    Loving Each Day!


    January 30, 2008

    You know, Roni… it’s nice to see that you are only “human” like the rest of us! It is only expected that with the kind of pace you keep, some of the details have to get shuffled to the back of the pack!

    Congrats on getting your hubbie to eat cauliflower! That definitely counteracted any “speed bumps” in your day!


    Crabby McSlacker

    January 30, 2008

    Way to recover after a bad start!

    (And I gotta say–welcome to my world! I was a space-cadet even before I hit middle age and now I’m even more hopeless about remembering things).

    Have you tried winter wheat for whole wheat recipes? You probably have–King Arthur makes a good one. Anyway, it’s still genuinely whole wheat, but tastes much lighter than the normal kind.


    January 30, 2008

    hi Roni!

    I’ve been reading your site daily for a couple months, and really enjoy it. Congratulations on your re-commitment—you’ve done an amazing job maintaining your weight loss!!

    Check out my blog sometime if you have a chance:

    Thanks so much for everything.


    January 30, 2008

    Glad to see you made good use of your unexpected day. I tend to space things out more now than I used to ~ trying to fit everything into an already busy day is hard work!


    January 30, 2008

    You are so cool. Especially on days when I lask motivation (such as today), your blog has just the right balance of honest reality and inspiration to refocus my mind. And I’m glad you’re still doing well!


    January 30, 2008

    I must have been off for most of my life! lol.

    I’m the same way. My friends always have to remind me of things, and I tell them, I just can’t remember anymore!


    January 30, 2008

    Totally that way, when I feel off I have a tendency to eat more. I’m a very scheduled person, and just hate anything out of the normal routine.


    January 30, 2008

    Just found your blog — a friend sent me the link. I was wondering how you figure out the points? How do I do what each food item is worth?


    January 30, 2008

    Carla…..Join Weight Watchers, they will expain it all to you :)

    A Box of Chocolates

    January 30, 2008

    I’m the same way when I get off my routine. At least you made it a productive day, I can’t wait to get the recipe for the dough.


    January 30, 2008

    ok, I need to start answering things throughout the day! LOL

    Anon#1 – looks good to me but I didn’t check with my source,

    living – I know, a day with the toddler is NEVER a bad day! ;~)

    Crabby – I’ve seen but haven’t tried it yet. It would probably be much better for cookies!

    V – looks good!

    Carla – Sorry I have to agree with Anon there. I can’t teach you the whole WW program. Hit a meeting ask a few questions and see if it something you are interested in. You can sit through one meeting without paying, I’m sure.

    Everyone else – thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one! :~P

    Girl on a Mission...

    January 30, 2008


    For some odd reason, I just did a little dance around my computer room! It was like a famous person had left me a message- and oddly enough, it inspired me! Thanks for taking the time to drop by my site and leaving a comment….it means more to me than you know!
    Stay tuned for my weigh in….I want to have the “after” pictures like you!
    You are inspiring!

    Laura Brandon

    January 31, 2008

    i’ve been feeling “off” for over a week now, and it’s driving me crazy, i have no idea what’s wrong wih me. i wish i could get past this slump!!