One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Quick Monday Journal

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I’m so tired today! Maybe my not so stellar diet this weekend is catching up with me? I’m not sure, but this evening after dinner while the husband was playing with the little guy I totally crashed on the couch. I’m still exhausted so I’m going to head to bed after I post this quick update. :)

I actually mustered up enough motivation to run after work. I realized that I have my next 5K this weekend and I need to start training for the half I signed up for in May by Feb 9th to get 12 weeks in. All I can say is….. YIKES! I’m glad I set those goals, the are keeping me going.

run char from Nike+
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Other then the run I have nothing to report accept for the new Fiber One 90 calorie bar I tried. If I had more energy I’d probably write a whole post about them but to be honest, I just don’t have it in me. They are like every other "diet food," yummy and chock full of things I can’t pronounce. . .

Chicory root extract, chocolate chips with confectioners shellac (chocolate chips [Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin, Ethanol, Shellac, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil]), Rolled Oats, Crispy Rice (Rice Flour, Sugar Malt, Salt), Barley Flakes, High Maltose Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Canola Oil, Honey, Glycerin, Maltodextrin, Palm Kernel Oil, Tricalcium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Nonfat Milk, Peanut Oil, Cocoa Processed with Alkalin, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Color Added, Almond Flour, Sunflower Meal, Wheat Flour, Mixed Tocopherols Added to Retain Freshness.

Can we get yummy and full of ingredients I actually WANT to put in my body… PLEASE! When will these companies listen. Ugh.. it’s like talking to a brick wall.

Sorry.. I’m just tired and grumpy. Here’s my food journal for the day. I didn’t intentionally keep my points low I just wasn’t that hungry. It’s amazing what happens when I actually listen to my body.

Food Units
granola bar on the way to work – wasn’t really hungry enough for a sit down breakfast 4
an orange at my desk 1
about to have some leftover spiced tomato soup with pinto beans and whole wheat ritz at lunch. 6
a yummy delicious apple! 1
1/2 of a sandwich thin topped with a tbsp peanut butter and some low sugar jelly 3
went out for dinner. i had a veggie sushi platter all made with brown rice – estimating… 6
fiber one bar i’m reviewing 1
Total: 22

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    February 1, 2010

    I’m a fan of Fiber One bars but they have some gassy side effects….I like the mocha coffee one or something like that.


    February 1, 2010

    Roni – can you post what your planned 12 week 1/2 marathon training will be? I want to do a 1/2 in the early summer – but im only at a 5K right now.


    February 1, 2010


    Dan Cummings

    February 1, 2010

    Hmmm…. Your food consumption for the entire day looks like my little snacking list to satisfy starvation between meals… No wonder I gain a few pounds every training season!


    February 1, 2010

    It is soooo hard to motivate. I have to start training for my first half in May. I cannot seem to get myself into a good mindset. Slippery slope- I always start down it. The difference is now I know enough to cut myself off at the pass. A new day starts tomorrow! Good luck!


    February 1, 2010

    I’m all about LaraBars…they are whole, only have 3-4 ingredients in every flavor, and they are nut based, so they have protein from the nuts. Love them…especially the cherry pie flavor! =)


    February 2, 2010

    We are a fan of Clif Z bars at my house. The kids love them as much as I do. It’s there treat in the lunch box for school!


    February 2, 2010

    sounds like a great dinner! i definitely had “one of those mondays” as well… its hard to get through them but tuesday always comes eventually (even if it seems like the day will never end). hope you get some rest and tomorrow goes better!


    February 2, 2010

    Will you please post your half marathon trianing schedule?? I’m doing one in early May and I am curious as to what others do that are training. This will be my first half that I RUN (I’ve walked this same race before).


    February 2, 2010

    re yummy and full of ingred’s we can pronounce, i was thinking about making some of chocolate covered katie’s “babies” series in bar form and throwing some oatmeal in them… they would be high calories and fat though because she makes them with coconut butter i think. and dates. but it’s a good starting point and as is, look fab! i might get to it next week or the week after maybe, if i find a good balance of yum and lowing the cals’ a teensy bit i’ll let ya know :)

    Laura Jane

    February 2, 2010

    Oh, those Fiber One bars are very tasty, but I’ve nicknamed them “gas bars.”

    All Women Stalker

    February 2, 2010

    Goals always keep me on track. I’d be letting myself go if not for my goals. Oh, and I try not to eat food with a lot of hard-to-pronounce ingredients.

    Lauren @ Eater not a runner

    February 2, 2010

    yeah those fiber one bars do NOT agree with me, something more natural is definitely better!

    I love those Fiber Bars for traveling because they pack so well, but they are just so loaded with CRAP! I’ve seen lots of good recipes for homemade bar type items lately, maybe I will try my hand at making my own soon!


    February 2, 2010

    I agree I wish they would make health food that was acctually healthy! Especially when it comes to food for kids. You are such and inspiration to me with your running. I’ll be doing my 1st 1/2 marathon in September!


    February 2, 2010

    I’m a big fan of the Kind bars….all natural nuts and fruit. They are “pointy” at 4 pts., but I’m full all morning, especially if I pair them with some Babybel light cheeses. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog.


    February 3, 2010

    I bet it felt good to get out there and run again. I want to work up to a 5k. I think it would be a great reward to myself to run one. I am slowly getting back into the swing of running. The other day I did intervals on the treadmill. It was great. I went between walking, walking w/ incline and running. A 45 minute workout had 17-20 minutes of running. That is a lot for me.


    February 3, 2010

    The thing about all these foods is that companies have to keep coming up with new things in order to make money; and our food industry is amazing in the sense that we have the safest, most abundant food supply on the planet. BUT it makes us fat. We have to avoid all these foods that are being produced like the energy bars, etc, which would be amazing if we needed to survive in the wilderness or something. but we have to fight every day to keep caloric intake low, in order not to get fat, and if we eat ANY of these processed things we get a big load of calories without feeling full. I’m sure basically anything that you’re asked to review is going to be something that we should generally avoid.