Monday, November 16, 2009

Relax ... and eat

Alright, so I’m finally back in the blogosphere. I have been busy busy busy at work (where I’m on a computer all day), so the LAST thing I’ve been wanting to do when I get home is even open my laptop … let alone sit in front of it for a couple of hours and gab about my silly life. But here I am. Back from hiatus and ready to do this thing!

I just finished eating my usual Monday night footlong sub. More often than not, I swing by Subway after my Monday night Weight Watchers meeting and order the same ol’ thing: Italian herbs and cheese bread, no cheese, not toasted, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, green peppers, onions, black olives and chipotle southwest sauce. AAAANNNDD I grab a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos :)

Sounds like a lot of food, right? Well, it kinda is, but not really. A six-inch all-veggie sub just won’t do it for me! Another reason I don’t have a prob eating this meal is because I don’t eat much after breakfast on Mondays. I don’t want a false weight reading! I’m definitely not starving myself; I know better than that. I eat breakfast and then I’ll snack on some veggies early on in the day, but I don’t eat too much after noonish. I drink my usual 2 liters of water during the day, but I make sure I’m finished drinking by 2:30.

You might do something similar on your weigh-in days, too, or you might think I’m crazy. Whatever the case, this is what I do and it works for me. All other days of the week are much more normal: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks.

I actually didn’t feel well this morning, and I stayed home from work. After hopping out of bed, showering and THEN realizing I felt lightheaded and pukey (lame), I ate a banana and headed back to bed. After a little while, I got up to fix myself a real breakfast. I’m a big believer in that YOU STILL NEED TO EAT IF YOU DON’T FEEL WELL. I hate hearing when people are sick and they don’t even try to eat. Those are also the people who probably take a lot longer to get healthy. Just sayin'.

So anyway, I toasted two Kashi waffles and topped them with banana slices (yeah … another banana … I love them, duh) and sugar-free syrup.

Yummy yummy so so good.

This weird sicky feeling I had this morning totally hit me from out of the blue. You know how I’ve been busy busy busy? Could be my body’s way of telling me to take a chill pill and Frankie’s way of telling me to relax. (I am such a weirdo. Why did I need to throw Frankie into it? Now I’ve got that song and a Zoolander montage running through my head.)

After eating that first banana, waiting a bit and eating the waffle breakfast, and making sure to drink plenty of water, I felt great by late afternoon! I even made it to my WW meeting (btw I’ve lost a total of 68.2 lbs what what!) because I figured it was time to get out of the apartment. Afterward, I stopped for the sub sandy and we’re back to where we began. This post is like a wheel. Full circle, my friends. You’re welcome.

This is it for now, but since I hadn’t really updated y’all since before Halloween (yikes!), I’ve got some rewindy (totally a word) posts coming up. You’ll get to see my costume and the great meal Morgan and I made … including a recipe! Hey-o! Also, I’m gonna be talking about what happens to my eating and workouts when I’m stressed and busy. I’m sure a lot of you can relate, so stay tuned :)


  1. um, I dont get the frankie comment, am I nuts? Either way, glad your back, I missed you like crazy!

  2. Heh...I seem to recall a food day just like yours today. Why are we so crazy when it comes to weigh in days? It is NUTS! But oh well, whatever works for us!

    Congrats on the pounds lost! You ROCK!

    Have a great week!

  3. glad to see you back! i get the EXACT same sub at subway, except the sweet onion sauce instead. so yummy. now i'm craving one! :)

  4. yup i pretty much do the exact same thing! i eat a regular bfast, snack on some veggies with hummus for lunch and usually drink less water. I do always make up for the water after the meeting and always eat a larger dinner to meet my points for the day. happy to know i'm not alone :)

  5. Good stuff. I love myself some Subway... and those waffles looked pretty darn tasty!

    Congrats on the weight loss!

  6. I had Subway last night too!!
    My WW meeting is Fridays at lunch, so I eat a normal breakfast, but no snacks and no water past 10 am.
    The three of us that got the meeting started up always bring a snack of some sort and have the recipe with points values for the meeting since everyone is starving by the 12 weigh in!

  7. I totally used to do the same thing when I had a nighttime weigh in at WW...otherwise, you are right, you get a false read on your weight because you have to count the weight of all of the food and water you have had the entire day which can vary at any given time!
    68.2...that is incredible! Isn't it amazing how much a little here and there can just add up to big numbers over time? Congrats!

  8. Glad you're feeling better. I totally do the same thing with a foot long turkey, no cheese, tons o veggies, with mustard, when I'm suuuuuper hungry but can't afford a ton of calories.

    The only time I don't eat is when I have a stomach bug and nothing will stay down. But I try. I hate not eating! I loooove food.

  9. I love Subway!! It's always my go to "fast food". Glad you are feeling better! :-)

  10. you look fabulous!!! I'm not sure if you've done a post about this before because I just started reading butttt what do you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner? and what do you eat when you go out to restaurants?


  11. I'm glad you feel better! I can't wait to see more posts!