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Wednesday, August 24, 2011



1 bowl bran flakes with skim milk
Low fat greek yogurt with fruit on the bottom
Veal (local farm raised)
Steamed roasted red potatoes with red peppers

Yesterday & Today

2 bowls cereal with skim milk
2 cinnamon rolls
2 pieces sausage pepperoni pizza

2 bowls cereal with skim milk
1 1/2 cinnamon rolls
2 pieces leftover sausage pepperoni pizza
personal size ice cream

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday and Saturday

We don't have much to eat, so we are eating the little bit of food we got from commodities.  At least we aren't going hungry!


Chocolates (nothing else to eat)
2 breaded fish fillets
1 can fruit cocktail


1 fat free Activia yogurt
1 Greek yogurt
1 can peaches

Thursday, August 18, 2011


We got commodities today.  Our haul was mainly chocolate and yogurt with a little bit of soda and juice.  This is very disappointing, as we really needed it to make meals.

low-fat Yogurt
Chocolates (M&M pretzels & M&M coconut)
1 bowl fiber cereal with skim milk

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


3 bowls fiber cereal with skim milk
1 bowl oatmeal with Splenda

Tuesday, August 16, 2011



1 bowl bran flakes with skim milk
1 bowl Fiber One with skim milk
4 bites baked chicken
Creamed corn

Monday, August 15, 2011

2 bowls bran cereal with skim milk
1 med bowl ice cream
1 piece toast with jelly
3 pieces sausage and pepperoni pizza

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lost 19 pounds (Victory shall be mine!)

I went to my doctor the other day and was excited to learn I have lost 19 pounds!  I need to get back on track journalling what I eat.  I have been eating too much ice cream, chocolate, and pizza.  My first goal is to eat less chocolate.  Then I'll cut down on pizza, and then on ice cream.  Right now ice cream is the hardest for me, so I want to have two "victories" under my shrinking belt before I tackle it.

Saturday (yesterday):

1 low-fat yogurt
1 bowl bran cereal with skim milk
2 pieces wheat bread

Sunday (today):

1 bowl bran cereal with skim milk
1 yogurt
ice cream
3 slices sausage and pepperoni pizza

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yesterday and Today


Chicken flavored rice
2 bowls of chocolate ice cream


Chocolate ice cream
2 bowls chocolate rice crispies in skim milk

Monday, May 16, 2011

Food diary - last three days


1 bowl bran flakes with skim milk
large lemon pastry
1 piece leftover pizza
a few grapes
2/3 oven fried chicken breast
chicken stuffing
1/2 baby ear of corn, steamed


2 bowls bran flakes with skim milk
1 bowl raisin bran with skim milk
1/2 chicken breast in BBQ sauce
macaroni and cheese


1 bowl raisin bran/bran flakes mix with skim milk
2 cups coffee with creamer

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm back!

I was loosing weight great, and then we started to get a lot of ice cream around the house, my temptation levels were high, and I pigged out on ice cream...a few times.  So, my body has shown me what ice cream can do to it and now I have to lose back the weight that I lost pre-ice cream.  I think about my weight all the time, but not because I want to be skinny, I want to have less weight on my joints.  I don't feel fat, and I'm not, but I do need to lose weight to be healthy.  At this point in my life I need to do every little thing I can to preserve the health I have left and hopefully gain back.

Without further ado, I present my back to basics, back to food diary weight loss, tricks!


3 poptarts
2 bowls of bran flakes


2 bowls bran flakes
1 1/2 bowls chocolate rice krispies
2 slices pizza

I know that my food choices aren't exactly the best, but when I'm in a lot of pain my appetite is less and suppers tend to not get made because Jim is tending to me instead.  The only thing I absolutely need to get in every day is two bowls of bran flakes for my IBS.  Other than that I eat if there is supper, but usually not that much.  Unfortunately my food choices are bad and I know it.  I get in lots of fiber and I take lots of vitamins, though.  My BIL made spaghetti and garlic bread the other night and I just ate the garlic bread and was full.  I didn't know I'd fill up so easy, though.  My eating times are varied, but my foods not so much.  I don't mind that, but it's not healthy.  My main problem recently has been staying away from ice cream.  Now that DH said he wouldn't buy any ice cream for me I have done a lot better the last two days.  I know today was pretty unhealthy, and the chocolate cereal I went overboard on.  I refuse to eat pizza often anymore, even if that was planned, because it is so unhealthy.  Once a week I do eat it, and guess what?  Tonight's the night!  lol

DH has been so supportive.  While it took awhile for him to quit forgetting and surprising me with chocolates when he stopped he rarely messes up and is always in my corner rooting me on.  Now that I told him I'm ready to cut ice cream out I really hope he remembers and doesn't keep bringing home ice cream.  My will power is low for ice cream.  I first cut out chocolates, now ice cream.  I'm getting better!  I've also cut down on pizza.  If I got more fruits and veggies in my diet it would be better, though I'm still fine if I come in over 1200 calories and under 2000 calories.  The lower down the better.  Today will probably tip over on the 2000, but I'm working on it getting better.  I've also been staying away from red meat, but I always do, anyway.  I've also been eating some fruit, nothing fried, and cutting down on eating anything processed (except cereal).  I know by the last two days you probably can't tell that.  lol  I'm just working on one thing at a time, one thing at a time. :-)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DH is now helping

DH promised me today that he would help me by making healthy dinners.  I think I gained back what weight I lost but I'm not sure because I have thought that before and been wrong.  I dressed nice today, in a pretty shirt and jeans.  I wore earrings even and a necklace.  Since we went to the park I also wore my Medic Alert necklace.  I want to start measuring out how much I eat, but I obviously didn't get to start that today.

I ate today:

blackened chicken
cream corn

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Today I ate:

Fat free yogurt
1 bowl cereal with skim milk
sugar free syrup
scrambled eggs

Friday, February 11, 2011


Today I feel fatter than I did yesterday.  I could probably eat a whole bag of prunes and it wouldn't help.  I hate IBS!  Today my stomach in my jeans feels very tight.

I ate this today:

2 cookies
2 bowls fiber cereal with skim milk
fish sticks
macaroni & shells

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In the mirror again...

I have a great reason to be in the mirror!  I have either lost weight or moved the weight around, though I suspect I've lost weight.  I can fit in my shorts I couldn't before as well as my knee braces.  Guess what!  My loose skin I earned by losing so much weight had plumped up when I gained.  Now they are de-plumping and my skin is looser again.  I am so excited, it made my day yesterday and I couldn't stay out of the mirror!

Today I ate:

1 bowl fiber cereal with skim milk

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Today I ate:

2 bowls of cereal with Skim milk
2 pieces of coffee cake
2 pieces deli bread

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Today I've eaten:

2 fat free Yoplait yogurts
1 small serving of banana split flavored ice cream
1 jar baby food
Pizza Rolls
1 bowl cereal with skim milk

Monday, February 7, 2011


Today I ate:

1 bowl Oatmeal Squares cereal with skim milk
2 bowls Frosted Flakes with skim milk
Pizza Rolls
banana split ice cream


Yesterday I ate:

Oatmeal Squares cereal for breakfast with Skim milk
2 brownies
1 mug Skim milk
1 small piece of overdone fish
a few bites of steamed veggies
1 bowl Frosted Flakes with Skim milk

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Another day, another nameless day...

Today I've eaten:

1 bowl Honey Nut Chex with Skim Milk
2 slices leftover pizza
1 bowl Fiber One with Skim Milk

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Eating again

We got our disability money in and have been using that to buy groceries since the first.  So I haven't gone to bed hungry in the last few days.  That is really, really nice.  I am trying to remember not to go wild with food when we finally do get some because that will cause me to gain weight for sure.  DH was going to the soup kitchen in the evenings and bringing me home a meal.  The afternoon soup line is somewhere else and they don't allow DH to bring any food home to me even though I'm nearly homebound so I can't go myself.  When he does go he sneaks food home for me.  Since the blizzard no one can get to the soup kitchen so we've been supplying the house of six with food from our disability money of two disabled people.  I'm not getting onto anyone, I'm just saying it is hard and with our disability money and just us two, DH and I are well below poverty level.  So when we support six people (including the two of us) the "system" we have breaks.

I think I'm still losing weight.  I will know when I go to see Dr. P. at his office again, because I'm going by his scale.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Starting to Lose (in a good way!)

I see my doctor who prescribed my Topamax again on the 22nd of February.  I want to get a batter on the 3rd for my scale and weight myself in the mornings naked.  Oh, and naked after a large bowel movement to let me know how much exactly I could  be carrying around because of chronic constipation from my EDS.

I asked DH if he thought I'd stayed the same and he said I'd either lost weight or the weight was redistributed.  I'm happy either way because he said my face is thinner.  Yay! I love my face shape and the rounding I was getting wasn't nearly as pretty.

I want to get back down to the way I was when I met Jim, a size 12 (I was a small 12).  No one ever believed that I wore I size 12.

I want to document my weight loss here.

January 1st:
Dress size: 26
Weight: 249 lbs

January 7th
Dress size: 26
Weight: 247 lbs

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Flare Day #1

Today I ate:

3 pancakes
sugar free syrup
tortilla chips crumbs from the bottom of the bag
whipped peanut butter sandwich on 2 pieces white bread
chicken and dumplings

Friday, January 14, 2011

Renewing January goal

It's hard to eat a healthy diet when what is available to eat varies so much each day.  In the last two weeks I haven't had to go to bed hungry because we had no food.  I've never had to do that before.  It is a humbling experience to not have enough money to eat.  If we weren't supporting six people on two people's disability checks then we wouldn't be out of food.  That's another story though.

My problem is I can't plan what I'll have to eat tomorrow and certainly not a few days down the line.  We have to eat cheap lately.  I've been requesting fruit instead of junk food, which isn't cheap, but right now we are swinging it.

I'm having problems doing the exercise bike because of the pain.  Every night I swear to myself I'll do it tomorrow and then every day I can't bring myself to work through the pain.  I do feel as if I'm a bit of a failure.  The food part isn't my fault, and I'm quite proud of some of the food choices I've made lately.  I know I should do 5 minutes on the bike two times a week but I haven't.

So here is a renewal of my January goals:

I will do the bike 5 minutes two times a week.

I will start tomorrow.  Tonight is too late and in the evenings and at night my body is in way too much pain to exercise.  By nighttime I'm usually sore to my own touch.

So, here's to a goal renewal!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Week 1 Sunday 2011

I went grocery shopping, it was the first I was able to leave the house in awhile.

1 cherry poptarts pack
french fries
ketchup only crispy chicken
Ritz crackers

Week 1 Saturday 2011

2 cherry poptart packs
2 1/2 breakfast burritos
2 bowls of choco cereal
skim milk