Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thursday Eats + 5 pair try on!

Happy 2013 Everyone!  I've got some different New Year related posts coming up. I'm pretty excited for 2013!

I did a brave thing the other day...I tried on some clothes I haven't worn in a looong time!  And on New Year's Day!  I am running low on jean that fit, so I pulled out 5 extra pairs to try on.  (A couple years ago, I bought 10 pairs from a woman on Craigslist who had had WLS @ something like $3 a piece...good deal!).  This thought wouldn't have crossed my mind last year because I know none of them would have fit!

The Verdict:
-1 pair was a wee bit big
-1 pair was a wee bit small
-3 pairs were perfect!

That felt so good!  One brand of jeans (2 pairs) had the size missing, but the other one was a 20, which makes me feel good that any cut of size 20 will fit me at this point. I also have some 18s at my dad's house, which I will be anxious to try on.

It really felt great going in to the new year with a victory!  That and I ran a little farther than a 5K...well, it was icy so I ran as much as I could.  Probably a mile of running.  But I was the only girl out there on that beautiful day.  There was even a group of guys running and one called out "nice job".  It's the little things!

And I have given up candy for the month of January, so today was hard several times when I wanted some!  To be more accountable, I tracked my eats today, so here we go!

Breakfast:  Smoothie!  I got a wonderful single serving blender for Christmas.  I bought V8 Fruit juice and included that, Fage 0% yogurt, frozen fruit blend (peaches, strawberries, pineapple, mango), some carrots, and a few apple slices.  It came out a little thick/textury, but it was pretty filling.

Snack, not pictured:  Iced Coffee mmmm!

Lunch was the same as yesterday and tomorrow:  A turkey burger, sauted yellow squash and zuchinni, lettuce, carrots and some ranch.  Nom nom nom.

But I couldn't resist a few cookies after lunch.  I had them yesterday (a co-worker has them on her desk) and they were gross.  Why, why did I think they would be okay today?  Got to get a plan for tomorrow to avoid these!

I then had the apples slices pictured in the lunch pic that came with a small amt of carmel.

On the way home I had a "Cashew Cookie" Larabar.

Dinner was a bunch of things mashed together.  I was really wanting shrimp and green curry.  I found some veggie pasta and actually used the veggies that were leftover in my freezer that I made way back then in this post (still good!).  Pretty good!  I'm proud that I was resourceful in my quest for a yummy meal.  I also added a piece of Macroni Grill's super duper thin crust pepperoni pizza.

Then I wanted candy again.  Aargh.  So I had 1/2 cup cereal and 1/2 cup milk instead. 

Not the perfect day, could have been worst.  I also got 27 mins of exercise in too (2 different vids from spark people).

Any victories over food lately?

What are you avoiding this time of year?


  1. I am carb detoxing. It really helps me if I just stay away from them all together. Lately it is just meat (fish, chicken, some lean beef) and a few veggies (squash, salad, sautéed greens). Fill today, so liquids afterwards for 2 days. ugh

  2. Oooh all that stuff looks delicious! I absolutely love finding jeans that fit! As of right now I can only fit one pair of jeans. lol. Found your post over on my blog about my pictures. Replied to you there but thought i'd come check out your page and follow you, too. :)

  3. Awesome new with the jeans,I bet that felt good! Starting the new year off well. Keep up the great work :)
    Also, that smoothie sounds really good. btw :)

  4. Yay for new clothes that fit! It is so exciting to realize the fruit of all that hard work. Good job!

    Also, iced coffee is my kryptonite. I'm so glad you listed it as a snack; I have to remember that every.single.time.