country tailgate

Weight this morning:  130.2
Low weight:  128.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: dancin’ the night away at the concert!

Today we woke up and got ready for a big day.  We left my parents’ house around noon and headed to Tampa in their RV.  The pre-concert tailgate officially kicked off around 2:3opm.  Here are a few pics of the food at the tailgate.


Some fruit salsa and cinnamon chips


Veggie pizza, vodka-infused pineapple, pulled pork, and a veggie platter with ranch dip and guac hummus


…and some cheese and crackers, spinach dip, and potato salad.

And of course we had dessert!


The concert was AMAZING (Eli Young Band, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney), and we just got home (around 2am), so it’s been a pretty long day.  Sorry for the short post!

Food i 8 today:

  • veggie pizza
  • cheese and crackers
  • carrots and broccoli with TJ’s guacamole hummus dip and ranch dip
  • Publix cake
  • cinnamon honey hazelnuts
  • TJ’s lemon cookies
  • drinks –> vodka-infused pineapple, Bud Light, vodka + Fresca, one fruity shot
  • a couple bites of a soft pretzel (while at the concert)
  • a late-night bowl of Lucky Charms (Happy St. Patty’s Day!!)

Sore throat, BE GONE!

Weight this morning:  129.2
Low weight:  128.6
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Workout: none.

Today my throat was KILLING me again when I woke up, so naturally I had to start the day with a little of this:


I picked up this treat on the way to meet my parents for some tailgating before a country concert.  I stuck to raw veggies + spinach dip, cheese + crackers, and OJ + Emergen-C during the pre-concert festivities.


My husband and I ended up not going to the concert because of the combination of:  (1) both feeling kinda sick/crappy, (2) being mislead about what time the headliner would perform–damn you, LiveNation!  So, we spent the rest of the day laying on the couch, watching football, watching a neat documentary called vegucated, and having some Boston Market take-out for dinner.

20121202_bostonmmmm delicious!  I could have eaten the entire plate of my side sampler, but I didn’t exactly have the calories to spare, so I ate half of each side. and the hub finished the rest.  So good, love that place!

Alright, here’s all the food i 8 today and corresponding calories.  I hope I wake up feeling better tomorrow! :-/

  • Burger King soft serve ice cream cone
  • spinach dip + broccoli and carrots
  • cheese + crackers
  • orange juice
  • pretzels
  • Boston Market –> 1/2 of each:  mac & cheese, creamed spinach, corn, a piece of cornbread
  • slice and bake sugar cookies (which, sadly, I kinda burned…HOW could I mess this up?!)


Tame Tailgating

Weight this morning:  ??? (the scale I was using at my family’s house broke!)
Low weight:  129.4
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Today was yet another day of football tailgating, woo hoo!  It was a beeeeautiful fall day, the perfect weather for football-watchin’.  Ok, so I started off really well, sticking to WATER while others drank beer.While at the tailgate, I had half an sub sandwich with some tomato and lettuce on it and some crackers and cheese ball.  At the game, I ate half of a soft pretzel w/cheese.  After that, I ate just half my meal at a restaurant called Pei Wei (YUM!  It was just as delicious as PF Changs, but cheaper).  I forgot to take a picture until halfway through my meal!

Then, on my drive home, I stopped for a snack size Oreo McFlurry.

Alright, so here’s all the food i 8 today:

  • crackers + cheese ball
  • half of a sub sandwich (meat removed, leaving really just lettuce and tomato)
  • half of a soft pretzel + cheese
  • Pei Wei meal:  veggies + tofu + brown rice (just half the meal, boxed up the other half right when I got my meal)
  • Oreo McFlurry

Calories ended up being somewhere around:

Overall, for the weekend, I would say I feel OK about my food choices.  The good thing is I never really went crazy and had a 2500+ calorie day that would leave me feeling bloated and miserable.  I did, however, have more than 1200 calories (the number recommended for me to lose weight) each day.  So, while I didn’t go crazy and binge eat on Fri, Sat, or Sun, I wasn’t exactly “good” either.  We’ll see what the scale looks like tomorrow!  Sweet dreams!

Alcohol-induced binge eating

Weight this morning:  130.0
Low weight:  129.8
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

The title of this post totally sums up my day!  I don’t even want to THINK about the calories I consumed today at the tailgate, haha.  I started off well–sipping on mimosas and avoiding all the breakfast treats.  Then someone busted out the ruffles+onion dip and tortilla chips+texas caviar, and I was done.  I don’t know how long I stood at those dips just mindlessly eating while chatting, but it was far too long.  Then I threw in the towel and went crazy on the desserts, trying everything and going back for seconds (ok, maybe thirds?).  I felt so full when I got home that I was almost sick!  I had to lay down immediately.  I slept for two  hours, and then I headed to the gym.  I didn’t count how many calories I burned and I’m not counting how many calories I ate–too many!  I will, however, list what i 8 today, since that’s the whole purpose of this blog:

  • 3 mimosas
  • 1/2 a Mich Ultra
  • 1/2 a fresca + whipped vodka drink
  • a whooole lotta ruffles and onion dip
  • a whooole lotta tortilla chips and Texas caviar dip
  • a spoonful of pasta salad
  • 1/2 a potato roll
  • 2 pumpkin cookies
  • 3? of this other caramel bar dessert
  • a piece of crumb coffee cake
  • a couple slices of pizza

So, I have a problem with drinking and…EATING.  While I understand this was a special day and I shouldn’t be too hard on myself because we still need to live life and enjoy every now and then, I want to be able to enjoy these events mindfully.  I want to be able to eat chips and dip and desserts at a tailgate, but not binge eat those things.  Alcohol definitely clouds my judgment.  I start to have fun and throw all caution out the window.  I need to work on this.  I will work on this.  I’m back on my path to 125 lbs!

Oh, and yes our local team won the football game.  Spanked them! 😉

My kinda baking!

Weight this morning:  130.0
Low weight:  129.8
Goal weight:  125
Height:  5’6″

Happy FRIDAY!!!  Today I got in a morning (Body Attack-500 cals burned) and evening (Zumba-360 cals burned) workout to prepare for some major indulgences tomorrow (more on that later).  Here’s what i 8 today:

  • one serving of bean salad (see yesterday’s post for the deets)
  • dip chip carrots + hummus
  • Chili’s Texas cheese fries (had a work happy hour and nibbled on some fries)
  • 6″ Publix veggie sub
  • the rest of the Publix cake from last night
  • theeeeen I started baking and ate some cookie batter + some cookie…I couldn’t resist!

Here’s what the calorie count looks like:

So, tomorrow is a big eating day!  I am attending the ultimate college football game day tradition–all-day tailgating!  Well, we’re starting at 8am and ending at 3pm since the game starts at 3:30pm, but that’s close enough to all-day.  There will be plenty of grilling, beer drinking, cornhole-playing, pasta salad and dessert-eating!  I am going to try to be somewhat mindful and not overdo it, but it may end up being a “cheat day” since I have been good all week!  😉 My contribution to the tailgate is as follows:

That’s right–’tis the season for all things pumpkin!  These are pumpkin muffins and iced pumpkin cookies–woo hoo!  True to form, I will not be sharing with you my amazing, healthy, paleo, gluten-free, or low-fat recipe for these delicious treats on my blog (as I see most bloggers doing faithfully).  Instead, I will reveal to you my little secret…

…and let the judging begin!  Haha, yes I cheated and made these pumpkin goodies from a box/bag.  So shoot me!  I know it’s not as healthy or as commendable as truly homemade dishes, but it IS one step above buying packaged pumpkin cookies!  Oh well, my secret is out to you, but my friends will NEVER KNOW…mwahahahaaahhahaaa!  I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know how the tailgate goes!

PS:  As I was packaging up the goodies for tomorrow, a muffin and a cookie sort of fell apart and became ugly (as in, too unappetizing-looking to serve to my friends tomorrow) , so I ate them!  Uggggh, I’m so mad at myself!!!  Now I have that yucky full feeling from eating way too many sweets tonight!  Grrrr.  Well, nothing I can do about it now.  G’nite!