7/19/13 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Sunday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 19. July 2012 21:20

Last night was my Mom's birthday.  How do you deal with reoccurring celebrations?

My Mom wanted my husband and me to pick up Indian Food (Saag Paneer, our favorite!) for her birthday dinner.  I also made her a homemade spice cake.  I used Break-free eggs (0 g fat) instead of regular eggs.  It had low-fat cinnamon butter frosting that I also made homemade.  Mmmmmmm.  Truthfully, I had planned all week to eat a small portion of the Indian Food (I mean come on, it's my favorite and I maybe have it four times a year!).  However, waking up Sunday morning to 118.4 had me quickly realizing, "Nope, no Indian for me - just a heavy workout."  How disappointing!?  For an infrequent celebration I think it is OK to have a small portion of the food being served as long as I try to choose wisely.  That means most of my plate containing veggies with just a small scoop of a starch and palm sized portion of protein.  But, as I have mentioned in previous posts, 120 is my cue to start investigating with Jenny Craig where I have become too lax in judgement.  So, as the scale tells me 118 that is my own personal cue to start tightening the reigns.  I did allow myself a large bite of my husband's cake.  After all, I DID make the cake.  I wanted to know if those Break-free eggs were any good in it (which they were!).  

It really is true that you should not completely deprive yourself of things you love.  Having them infrequently in small amounts (every now and then!) is OK, in my opinion. I don't think any of us want to binge later for craving whatever it was you loved as you attempted to never have it again.  It is all about monitoring and keeping your weight in check.  I know around where I want to be.  If I happen to be on the lower end of that number, I may be more inclined at a celebration to indulge.  But instead, yesterday I was on the higher end so I opted for an extremely low-fat turkey burger and instant mashed potatoes.  It was more important for me to eat healthier and lighter than it was to have my favorite meal!  Only you can decide what is more important to you.

Can you still have diet pop and coffee?  Is it OK to have caffeine?  Until tomorrow...

Weight - 118.4 lbs.

Exercise - None today


Breakfast - 

1/4 cup Break-free Eggs

100 calorie whole wheat English Muffin

1 veggie sausage (3 g fat, 80 cal)


1/2 cup fat-free milk

Lunch - 


1/2 turkey sandwich (whole wheat bread, lettuce, tomato) 

Salad (mixed greens, cucumber, sprouts, tomato, a few craisins)

No dressing 

6 oz. fat-free yogurt

Snack - 


Dinner - 

1 mushroom burger (130 cal, 6 g fat)

1 cup macaroni and cheese (1 tbsp fat-free milk; 220 cal, 2 g of fat)

Salad ( romaine, tomatoes, 1 tbsp. tortilla strips)

2 tbsp. light ranch

Snack - 

100 calorie pack 

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