Friday, December 31, 2010

Following Melting Mama!

So as a blogger, I love to read other blogs and while reading one of my Favorites today, I saw that Melting Mama is having a GIVE-A-WAY for Click!!! Wahoo! Count me IN! Me want some of that! So, here is my post with the link as promised MM!

Check her out, a wealth of knowledge and ranting! ;)

Here's what I've eaten so far today:

B: Same drink I had yesterday morning: SF, Vanilla International Coffee thing with a scoop of Vanilla Protein.

S: 4.5 oz Cottage Cheese with 4 frozen strawberries thawed (I added my UpCal D to this)

L: They bought us pizza today at work. I had a slice of cheese and blotted the top to absorb some of the extra grease.

S: Left over piece of Quesadilla I had last night for dinner with my family. I ate mostly just the inside. I think next time I will order the fajita's and just skip the tortilla. I still have half this sucker left!

Supper: For New Years Eve, we are going to my fathers and he's getting Chinese take-out. I will have beef and broccoli. I am bringing my scale to weigh out 4 oz of beef and I will have 4 or 5 broccoli pieces to up my veggies (I have had plenty of carbs today!)

S: I am thinking fruit-like a peeled apple. Not sure yet, will post later hopefully with picks of dinner.

I hope you all have a safe happy new year! Watch out for those crazy drivers if you go out. I know I will!

Edited to add:

Here's what I ended up having for supper (3 oz cheddar cheese, 6 crackers and 4 oz tomatoes with FF Catalina Dressing)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I hope you all had a nice holiday and have something nice planned for New Years Eve. We may go to my fathers for the evening. Not sure yet.

Here's what I ate today:

Breakfast: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 3 tsp International Blends French Vanilla Cafe (sf, caf free) mixed with 1/2 cup milk and 8 ounces boiling water. Yummy!

Snack: Greek Yogurt and packet instant oatmeal (I couldn't finish the oatmeal)

Lunch: Leftover Prime rib (2 ounces), 2 ounces potato, 1/2 cup chopped tomato w/ff catalina dressing

Snack: 1 ounce peanuts and 1 ounce raisins

Supper: 3 ounces deli turkey, 1 slice american cheese, 2 tsp light Miracle whip on 100 calorie whole wheat arnold round. (had with 4 slices pickle rounds)

Last meal of the day: See pics! Yum yum!

I don't know what I was thinking making both halves as I can only eat one. I hate wasting food, but I am chucking the rest, no point in saving it, it will be soggy tomorrow.

I am so excited! I got a little money for Christmas and I used it to purchase CLICK! I am so excited to try it! I should have it by next week. Mmmmmm, mocha and vanilla heaven! I am already looking up recipes for it. I also purchased a 3 pack of the Torani SF Caramel syrup (since I went through the last one so quickly) and it was way less expensive that way. I bought them all on Amazon.

I also went to the Vitamin store today in Mass. They are the closest place that sells bariatric vits and you can try them. I was thinking about buying the Celebrate Calcium berries and creme, but they didn't have samples of that particular one and I loath the cherry tart (waaaaayy too tart!), so I bought two cans of upcal-d, which I will put in my morning protein drink, snack yogurt and after dinner drink. No more chalky chews!! I'm a happy girl!

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Ok, I am a HUGE procrastinator. I have to shop for the Holiday TOMORROW. Yeah, I know, I'm NUTS. Just thought I'd let you all know that I am certifiable. Yup.

Moving on, the eggs I made last night for breakfast this morning were really good re-heated. I will definitely do that again. I couldn't finish them though. I will probably only have 1 egg instead of two next time.

Then I had ciobani for a snack, the cheesy chicken I mentioned yesterday and then for a snack this afternoon, I had three of the mini muffins (totally better when warm... Blech). Then I went bowling and had some kind of dizzy blood sugar drop, so I had two mozzarella sticks (normally, I would NOT ADVISE THIS). I was desperate. Say what you want, I am fine and I didn't dump.

Now, I am home feeling better and I made an egg sandwich for dinner:

1 egg (in a pan cooked with pam)
2 slices Canadian bacon
1 100 calorie bagel
1 tsp low fat Miracle Whip

It's good, I won't be able to finish it though.

Oh, and last night I made myself a chocolate covered almond hot chocolate. Yummy!

1 scoop chocolate protein
1/2 cup milk (I use 1%)
8 oz boiling water splenda
1 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp SF Torani Almond Syrup

Mix (I use a fork) protein powder, cocoa and splenda in the milk. Once water is boiling, start to add it slowly. I add it one ounce at a time. Stir in between each ounce. Then, add the SF syrup. Top with whipped cream if you have some. Grrrr. I didn't have any. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. It was still good, just less pretty. Sigh.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I know, I just posted, well....

I couldn't help myself. I was looking at and she posted a recipe for Chocolate Protein Mini Muffins (of course hers have lovely toppings-I don't have any lying around), so I made them! Here they are:

Aren't they cute???? I think they are.

While I was waiting for them to bake, packed my bag for tomorrow!

I quickly made scrambled eggs with mushrooms and 1/4 cup Tomato Basil Feta cheese for breakfast (this is the first time I make them the day before-we shall see how they hold up to next day re-heating). I packed a Raspberry Ciobani for a snack and another 6 oz's of the Cheesy-I'm getting sick of this meal-Chicken. Sigh. But it's not gone yet. I am chucking the rest tomorrow. Blech. It's like when I have a chili over-dose. I make an awesome chili and then I am stuck eating it for days if my Fiance doesn't feel like having it. I should learn to freeze it. Sigh.

So, now I just have to pack an afternoon snack and I think it's going to be 3 Mini Protein Muffins and some sliced Cucumbers-because I seem to be lacking veggies. :(

Here's tomorrows porn:

Ok, I really am done now. Good night all!

Just checkin' in

I haven't blogged in a few days because I have been eating almost the same thing everyday.

Breakfast: Butterfinger Protein Shake

Snack: Ciobani

Lunch: That cheesy chicken casserole I made Sunday. I ate 6 oz.

Snack: Cheddar Cheese stick and All Natural Apple Sauce

Supper (tonight): 2.4 oz Pork Chop, 1/2 cup mashed potato and 1/4 cup carrots

Snack: Tonight I'm thinking another shake. It's just so darn good!

So, since I am lacking food porn, I sincerely apologize! I will try to remember tomorrow, or I will take pics of my snack later.... We shall see!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mmmmmmm mmm GOOD!

Today I made something new and exciting (to me). I was absolutely DYING for cheesy, chickeny, gooey, broccoli-like (I know, random, but true). So, I had this idea the other day after talking to a friend at work about a meal she makes that she tried for the first time in the crock pot. So, here it is (with pics to boot!):

2 cans Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1 can water
1 package chicken tenders (I believe it was a big package-like 15 tenders)
1 and 1/2 tbsp Emerills Essence
1 package frozen broccoli
1/2 block New York Cheddar Cheese (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 cup brown rice

In a slow cooker, combine all the ingredients together and stir well. Cook on low for minimum of 4 hours. Then you get this:

This is a 6 oz serving:

Other meals I had today included half a small Wendy's Chili and 1 and 1/2 slices french toast with sf syrup. I took a picture of the Wendy's chili, but you all know what that looks like and I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of the french toast because it was so pretty. But it was early and I was not awake yet. Eh, no biggie. There's always next time.

I also went to a British Tea today with some friends. It was delightful! We had little sandwiches and tea, there also were scones and some little deserts. The sandwiches were lovely. Little cucumber sandwich, chicken salad sandwich and ham and brie. I enjoyed one of each-they were approximately an ounce each, so they went down fine. I also had a scone because they were tiny. It was also lovely. If you have the chance to do one of these, I highly recommend it. The food is just the right size for us and a little of everything. It's also not rushed. So we can eat at our leisure. BONUS!

Alrighty, until tomorrow. Have a wonderful evening. :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Interesting Day

Well, today was one of those challenges we face after the surgery. A Holiday Party. At work. You feel like everyone is watching you. They know you've lost weight (because they can see it, not because you've told them) and they want to see what you eat. Luckily, the surgery has made this easy for me. Now most people won't say the same. They still crave everything. The way I look at it, I've probably eaten thousands of cakes, pies, cups of pasta and potatoes. Not that pasta and potatoes are BAD, but they can be if you eat too much. At work today, we had a holiday party catered by a local restaurant. It was Italian. Here is what the options were and lets see if you would have chosen the same thing:

Salad with house dressing already on it
Sandwich sized rolls
Chicken Parm with Mozzarella

So, what did you pick?

I had about a half cup of the salad, a meatball and a small portion of the chicken and I barely touched it. I ate it really slow because I couldn't measure it and I didn't want to over do it. The meatballs were pretty big, probably 3 oz or so. I was comfortable and I will be honest, I didn't even miss the pasta (one of my old friends). Funny how our tastes can change.

Then we had a magician/comedian come and entertain us. He was HILARIOUS!!! I laughed so much I think I burned extra calories today. LOL

When I got home, I had my super (at 4:30) because I am going bowling tonight with my Fiance, my Dad, nephew and my sisters boyfriend. It's ME against the BOYS!!! I'm gonna kick their butts!!!! Muah ah ah ah!!!!

Back to my super, I used to love everything bagels. So, the other day I saw the new Bagel Thins they came out with in the everything flavor!!! Bonus! (Just a one time treat, I will get whole wheat next time). I toasted it and topped it with Ham, Provolone and Spicy Mustard. It was very delightful. Not the best thing I've ever eaten, but not bad either.

Here's a pic:

Edited to add;

For my last two meals of the day I had another Quadruple Chocolate Hot Chocolate and I added a tablespoon of SF Peppermint Torani Syrup. YUM! I drank that while I was bowling. Then, when I came home I had a Tortilla Pizza!

5 inch Tortilla
3 tbsp Sauce
1 ounce Shredded Pizza Cheese
1 tbsp bity pepperoni

I toast the tortilla in the conventional oven for 3 to 4 minutes prior to adding the toppings. Then I heat it for another 5 to 6 minutes (or basically until the toppings are nice and bubbly). And VOILA!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In Addition...

I had a boring super, just two meatballs. But my nighttime snack was AWESOME! I love me some chocolate. Especially hot chocolate. So, here is my substitute for it:

Quadruple Chocolate Hot Chocolate

4 oz 1% milk
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Mix
1 tbsp SF FF Chocolate pudding mix (dry)
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Packet 25 calorie Hot chocolate mix
8 oz boiling water

Mix the milk (cold) with the powdered ingredients really well. The cocoa powder may not integrate until you add the water. Slowly add the boiling water into the mixture stirring well. Top with Whipped Cream if you like. I also added two splenda and a scoop of UpCal D. I love getting my protein and calcium this way. It's delicious!


Breakfast, Lunch and snacks

Hello all! Today I thought in advance and took pics of what I packed to bring to work today. I have breakfast, lunch and two snacks at work as I am there from 7 am to 3:30 pm. Today, I had an english muffin with peanut butter and sf preserves for breakfast at 7:10 am, Peach Ciobani for snack at 10:00 am, 1 cup homeade chili (from last night) with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese for lunch at 12:00 pm and 1 serving peanuts and all natural no sugar added apple sauce for a snack at 2:30. Here's the porn!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gotta love it!

Sorry for being MIA. I have to tell you that I have been sick. Not surgery related (phew!). I had a (TMI ALERT) UTI and then, no less than a week later, I had a sinus infection. Needless to say, I have not been up to blogging although it is now one of my favorite things to do! :(

On a happy note, I have some food porn!!! Tee hee!

I made a kick butt chili tonight. Yum, yum, yummy! It is low fat and not only made me excessively happy, but my Fiance is gobbling up the last of it as we speak... Luckily, I already nabbed some for tomorrows lunch... I so sneaky.... LOL ;)

This is the mix I used and I added a can of red kidney beans. You can also add onions, peppers or whatever you like in it. I put a little shredded cheddar cheese on top. It was super tasty!

Edited to add:
My last meal o the day. I had a Butterfinger Protein Shake from the Bariatric Foodie blog. YUM YUM! You have got to try it!