Monday, November 17, 2008

NaBloPoMo fail

Eh, so I've failed on the posting-every-day thing. Ah well. Frankly, I love the motivation of posting daily, but without any replies or comments, it just ain't all that motivating. But never fail, I'll still post when something interesting comes to mind. ;)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not the best cardio workout ;)

Shockingly, Electronic Interactive Whac-A-Mole is not a very good cardio workout. ;) But satisfying to hit the little guys on the head with a plastic mallet! :D

Monday, November 10, 2008


I walk a lot - but with the silly weather and of course the joy of daylight savings ending, I haven't walked a lot since returning from vacation a few weeks ago. Saturday I did about five miles, so yesterday I upped that and walked about nine miles. All fun and good, until I got home and took off my shoes. I had blisters on the inside part of my feet that were so big you could see them through the socks! Looked like nasty bunions or something. Ow.

I need to get some new shoes, clearly! Ow.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Fiber One Toaster Pastries

I admit it, I like Pop-Tarts. They're tasty, but oh-so-not-healthy for you, so I rarely eat them. Pop-Tart has a new line of "whole grain", but they're still pretty high in calories and fat, so I skip 'em. But when I saw the new Fiber One Toaster Pastries, I thought I'd give 'em a try. I went with the brown sugar cinnamon flavor - with frosting! Woo!

Well, maybe woo. Though the pastry is tasty, it's still un-fulfilling to eat just one (and of course they're wrapped in twos). It's not as tasty as a Pop-Tart, but it's not a bad replacement. Nutritionally speaking though, it's not a miracle food - only 5 grams of fiber doesn't seem like the typical Fiber One way there. One of these did not fill me up at all. Two filled me up a bit, but I thought about how much I could've eaten for 380 calories and 10 grams of fiber, and was really disappointed.

Fiber One Toaster Pastry
190 calories
4 g fat
1 g saturated fat
140 mg sodium
36 g carbs
5 g fiber
16 g sugar
4 g protein
Whole Grain Pop-Tart
200 calories
7 g fat
2 g saturated fat
170 mg sodium
34 g carbs
3 g fiber
14 g sugar
3 g protein

Another note: the Fiber One Toaster Pastries are six to a box, and Pop-Tarts are eight to a box.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Alternative Bagels - Cinnamon Spice

I love Western Bagel's "Alternative Bagels" - seriously fabulous and healthy treat. I've tried all of them, but today I'm focusing on the flavor I just ate. ;) Cinnamon Spice is tasty, and as with all their bagels, it tasted great once toasted. They're ok if you don't toast 'em, but much better when toasty. I hit this with a few sprays of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and I'm good to go. Tasty breakfast with some scrambled eggs (two egg whites and a regular egg). :)

These bagels are available online and in select west coast grocery stores. Super Wal-Mart locations sometimes carry them too (sadly my closest one is about an hour away).

Nutrition Facts
Calories 110
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 220mg
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

Friday, November 7, 2008

Movie theatre eeeevil

So sad that movie theatres frown upon you bringing in your own food. We went to the movies tonight and there are just no good options at the concession stand! Ugh. If only you could get some air-popped popcorn instead of the oily action. Doh.

On the good side, I got a nice walk in today and that made me happy. ;)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tasty snack

  • one medium pear (preferably ripe, not as crunchy as an apple like mine way)
  • 1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup fiber one cereal

nutrition info:
  • 204 calories
  • 2 grams fat
  • 47 grams carb
  • 15 grams protein
  • 17 grams fiber
  • 5 grams cholesterol
tasty and hopefully filling! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Well then!

Diet-related: shockingly, not walking and eating crap causes weight gain. Stop the presses!

Raisinets snack packs for Halloween are cute - only 200 calories for 3 packets. However, resisting eating more than a couple of those packs is really tough... glargh.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


No weight loss news today - the election is everyone's focus right now! Wonder if the new president will do anything to help raise the health level of the country...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bacon jelly beans

Bacon jelly beans, courtesy of our friends over at Archie McPhee.

These are truly nasty. ;) They taste just like liquid smoke - joy. Think you can save some calories by enjoying bacon jelly beans instead of real bacon? Think again. ;)

But they are a cute gift! ;)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Made soup last night from Cook's Illustrated's "Best Light Recipe" cookbook - cream of mushroom soup. Took a long time, but was potentially tasty until the husband poured in waaaay too much sherry at the end. Doh. Now I need to find a way to use up the rest of my half-and-half. ;)

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I'm not creative enough to attempt NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, but I can try for NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month! ;)

So what's new with me? Well, this week marked the 100th week since I started dieting. I weighed in at 85.8 pounds gone, so that average kinda blows. This year has been a massive diet struggle, and I'm glad to be "maintaining" so to speak, but I've walked well over 3 million steps for the year, and I'm so very frustrated that it hasn't moved the scale. With daylight savings ending tomorrow, it'll be even harder to get in the exercise. Hopefully watching what I eat more closely will help.