Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cheesecake has a lot of calories.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It is all down hill from here.  :)

I'm really proud of my food choices yesterday.  While everyone at my table enjoyed fried pickles and other Cajun deliciousness, I had grilled fish and green beans.  I didn't even steal one pickle!!  :)  In the afternoon, we had a birthday celebration with some cheesecake.  I figured that since I ate so well and lunch, I could spring for a small slice of cheesecake.  They weren't very big and they were cut into 12 small slices.  I'm super glad that I snuck a peak at the nutritional information because they were 470 calories each!!  WOW!  How is that even possible?  I chose instead to have 1/4c of pumpkin spice ice cream and 2 chocolate puffs for a total of 208 calories. 

That served as my afternoon snack, so I ate my scheduled dinner when I got home.  I had allowed for a serving of peppermint ice cream after dinner, but I decided that I didn't even need it.  I like when things are rolling along like this.  A time will come along where I won't want to make good choices, so I really have to take advantage now! 

Did I tell you all I'm trying to learn to like oatmeal?  I don't like it, but I'm going to work at it.  Today, I'm going to try the Cinnamon & Spice kind for breakfast.  Next week I will get some things to add to it like peanut butter or fruit.  Do you have any ideas how to flavor up instant oatmeal?

I earned 30 points yesterday!!  That's a record for me.  YAY!  I was hoping to be under that 190 mark this morning, but I was 190 exactly.  I will take it.  Maybe tomorrow!

I got up for CrossFit this morning.  I am very sore!  We did Cleans today which is lifting the barbell from the floor to your shoulders in rack position.  Basically, you had five rounds of one minute of doing as many as you can and then 3 minutes of rest.  I really pushed myself and I think I did a good job.  I was bummed when I realized that I'm not going to be able to CrossFit on Friday because I have to be in Dallas by 8am Friday.  Bummer!

My goals for today are to walk at lunch, keep my calories in my target range and to do something productive after work.  I had thought about going to CF tomorrow morning since I can't go Friday, but I Jazzercise tomorrow night and I just think that is too much. 

Here is today's new outfit:
I like the picture so much I'm going to make it my November blog picture.  The sweater is a tad tight, but I think it looks okay.  I got it at Charming Charlie.  The layer shirt and earrings are new too.  Plus, I love my boots.  :)

Hugs!

20 comments:

Amanda said...

The sweater is not too tight..and they always stretch out and you look hot. Damnit.

JRD said...

Beth Ann, you are such an inspiration to me! All this Cross Fit, you're amazing! I know how hard those freakin' cleans are...whoa....as for oatmeal, I eat it every single day, and I LOVE IT! Almost too much, actually. What I do is buy the regular plain instant oats, which are waaay cheaper, and I do 1/4 cup of oats, 2 Splenda, 1/2 cup frozen berries, and then 1/2 cup of water - microwave for 2 1/2 mins, and you're good to go - YUMMO! Give that a try, if you like - it's one of my faves...oh, and your new outfit is hotty hot hot....you go girl!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

I LOVE that sweater on you, you look amazing and it's not tight at all it fights you like a glove!

Susan said...

You look fantastic and are doing so well! It is so helpful to read inspiring stories as I continue to struggle but am trying to gt on track.

Vanessa said...

You look great! I love that sweater!

Darlin1 said...

Darling....you look simply maaarvelous!

Cat said...

I completely concur on this pic being your November pic! It's HOT girly. So proud of you on your 190! Excellent work.

Congrats on the 30 pts yesterday. Great job.

*sparkle hearts with a belted sweater*

Kristin50 said...

You look amazing darlin! Really nice in the sweater dress!

As for Oatmeal I do not like it either, but learned to after being banded. Now I do not eat it anymore unless it is not the instant packet kind. I did some research and that stuff is loaded with sugar and bad stuff LOL

So now I just pass on it, cause I am too busy with work to make it unless on the weekends, where I will add some dried cranberries and a few almonds and a little brown sugar :)

Laura Belle said...

I eat oatmeal with agave nector. It's organic and better for you than sugar. It's sweet like syrup, but not over bearing. Also, you might try cream of wheat. my co-worker eats it every morning. and they have a whole wheat kind too. it might be a better texture taste thing than the oatmeal for you.

Ronnie said...

You look SO slim! :)

I love cinnamon and spice, you know I do... it's the best flavor. Yum!

Robyn's Nest said...

Sexy!!!! Great picture. You are truly an inspiration.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Look at you - you lean little thing. xoxo

Cece said...

Whoa ! I have to question as well - how is it possible for one piece of chzcake to have that many cals??? And even bigger whoa on the awesome outfit. Nope, the sweater is not too tight - it looks great ! Add PB to oatmeal .. it's divine !

Stephanie M. said...

Cheesecake is high in calories?! NO! Why didn't anyone tell me? No wonder I got fat. I figured cheesecake was made from cheese which is made of milk and milk does a body good. Jeez. Now you tell me. :-/ Oatmeal is bleck. I hate it. I have tried to like it but I just don't. (And that sweater is NOT too tight...looks fab on you.)

Lap Band Gal said...

SO cute!! :)

Sam said...

I love the sweater :o) and I think I might try a few of the oatmeal suggestions you have received as I don't like it either, but it would make a great breakfast choice.

FitBy40 said...

Dontcha' just love being able to wear a belt!? It's totally new for me, and I think I like it!
Great job on food choices. Keep it up!

trisha said...

great outfit! oatmeal is def an acquired taste, I only like mine with brown sugar and milk so that's why I can't eat it now! lol

Andrea said...

That sweater dress looks great on you! Very flattering!

speck said...

You look GREAT! Seriously!