Tag Archives: grilled chicken salad

Giving Up Food For Lent

23 Feb

Giving Up Food For Lent

Me:  Hey, Bob.  How are you?

Bob:  I’m fine, John.  I didn’t hardly recognize you.

Me:  Oh, yeah.  I’ve lost some weight.

Bob:  Some!  I’d say that you’ve lost more than some.

Me:  Yeah, I guess so.  So how is your wife?

Bob:  She’s fine, but she won’t believe it when I tell her how much weight you’ve lost.

Me:  Yeah, well.  Does she still work at…

Bob:  So how much have you lost, John?

Me:  A little over 46 lbs so far, but I’m trying…

Bob:  That’s all?  I figured it was a lot more than that because you were huge.

Me:  Yeah, I guess I was.

Bob:  So what’d you do?  Give up food for Lent last year and keep it up until now?

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Grilled Chicken BLT Cobb Salad

2 Mini Chocolate Mints

1 Light Peanut Butter Sandwich on Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumbers, Broccoli, Spinach, and Lettuce

1 Snackwell’s Protein Bar

½ Grapefruit

110 Oz of Water

My Exercise Friday:

60 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

Want to Subscribe?:  If you would like to receive this blog daily in your email, consider following me on my weight loss journey.  To do so, click on the follow button in the right hand corner of your screen.  Thanks a bunch.

Victoriously Defeating the Day of Temptation

12 Feb

Victoriously Defeating the Day of Temptation

Today, I was determined to not let the extra food around me get the better of me.  For the first half of the day, I endured a package of Frosted Strawberry Pop Tarts within arms length of where I was working.  Here’s a picture of the package:

A couple of times, I even picked up the package and thought, “You know, it can’t be that bad.”  Then I read the nutritional information.

You’ll notice my thumb at the bottom of the picture holding that sugary goodness.  Fortunately, after reading the package label, I refrained from devouring it.

Then, later on, Kathy and I visited a festival within walking distance of our condo.  Here’s a picture of what tempted me there:

At first, I thought that there was no way that I could resist the deep fried twinkie, but then I realized that it wasn’t chocolate dipped.  Even though I was very tempted by the deep fried Oreos, bananas, and pickles, I thought that a jalapeno pretzel would be a better choice.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Lettuce, Spinach, Cucumbers, Brocolli, and almonds

1 Serving of Almonds

1 Serving of Blueberry Yogurt with fresh blackberries

1 Wheat/Jalapeno Pretzel

2 Slices of Thin Wheat Crust Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Fat Free Cheese

1 Serving of Fat Free Chocolate Pudding

1 Grapefruit

92 oz of Water

My Exercise Friday:

110 Minutes of Walking

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

Want to Subscribe?:  If you would like to receive this blog daily in your email, consider following me on my weight loss journey.  To do so, click on the follow button in the right hand corner of your screen.  Thanks a bunch.

How to Have A Healthier Pizza

5 Feb

A Healthier Pizza

Kathy and I love pizza.  But, with both of us trying to be health conscious, we’ve tried our best to create the healthiest pizza possible.   So, tonight we had a vegemite spinach pizza on a tofu crust sprinkled with wheat germ.  Just kidding.  We had a delicious turkey pepperoni pizza with red and green peppers on a whole wheat crust with fat free mozzarella cheese.

So, what else can you do to have a pizza and eat it too?  What are the characteristics of the healthy Italian pie?

According to my friend Sheren Jegtvig at About.com (not really my friend), you should do the following:

  • Use a whole grain crust
  • Use lots of sauce
  • Cut back on the cheese
  • Don’t use greasy processed meats
  • Load the pizza up with vegetables

To read this most informative article, click on the following link: http://nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/healthy_pizza.htm

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Mixed Nuts

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumbers, Broccoli, Spinach, and Lettuce

1 Red Delicious Apple

2 Slices of Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Red and Green Peppers on Whole Wheat Crust with fat free cheese

1 Slice of King Cake

90 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

100 Minutes of Walking

42 Push-Ups

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

Want to Subscribe?:  If you would like to receive this blog daily in your email, consider following me on my weight loss journey.  To do so, click on the follow button in the right hand corner of your screen.  Thanks a bunch.