Thursday, October 14, 2010

Food and Exercise Journal

Breakfast- 1 1/2 cups bran cereal
                 1 cup skim milk
                 water (16.9 oz)

Snack- 1/4 cup mixed nuts
            1 fiber one bar

Lunch- 1 bowl chicken pie topped w/ dressing
            water (16.9 oz)

Dinner- 2 slices turkey, 1 slice cheese and honey
            mustard on 2 slices whole wheat bread
            3 small cucumbers
            water (16.9 oz)

I think my eating was good today but for the last few days I have been craving a milkshake so bad but I know I can't have one.  I just don't want to get to a place in my mind where I feel like I'm depriving myself.  Any suggestions as to what I can have that would replace a milkshake?

I'm not sure if I'm exercising today or not its just been kind of a depressing day for no particular reason besides I'm just feeling low on energy today.  Maybe the lack of energy is from not really eating many fruits or veggies over the last couple of days. 

Now for my goals that I set for the week:
1. Water- 51 oz.
2. Sugar- stayed within limits
3. Fruit- none
4. Vegetables- at dinner
5. Carbs- stayed within limits
6. Exercise- not yet
7. Soda- none
8. Fast food- none


  1. Awhile back, I was making myself a milkshake that was more smoothie like, but with the creamy consistency that shakes normally have. If you use a low-fat yogurt, or the Greek yogurt as a base, you can add in fruits (and veggies if you like) and use something like honey (or if you like artificial sweeteners, something else) as a sweetener. I made some delicious healthy shakes this way.

  2. This does the trick for me:

    1 cup skim milk
    2 tablespoons fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 tablespoons fat-free cool whip
    8 ice cubes

    Place everything in a blender and blend 3-4 minutes. Place in a glass. Can be placed in the freezer for 4-5 minutes to thicken and chill before serving.

    You can use any flavor of pudding mix you like, and you can change up the flavoring extract as well to create your own versions of this recipe. Try it. The pudding mix helps it thicken up more than with just milk. It's yummy and cold and can help with that craving.


    Hope that helps a little bit!


  4. Usually those days I feel low energy are just the days a good workout is in order. I always feel energized.

  5. I agree with the others- make yourself a healthier version because telling yourself, "I can't have A, B or C," is exactly what eventually leads to a binge (at least in my experience). Once you hit your goal weight, I'm sure you plan on wanting to enjoy some of your favorite foods again so learning to enjoy them in moderation now will help you in the long run.

    My weakness is a cupcake, so I plan ahead one night a week where a Muddy's cupcake is on my to-do list. It helps planning your "cheat" ahead of time, and helps me resist any other temptations that may pop up during the week.

    Good luck!!

  6. I have no idea what to replace a milkshake with. I like the WW fudge bars and this curbs my craving for ice cream. Sorry I could not be more help.

  7. Thanks Laura for the recipe that sounds really good for when I'm wanting a fruit smoothie, I'm definitely going to write that recipe down.

    Charlotte I'm going to buy the stuff to make your milkshake tomorrow, I love chocolate milkshakes and this sounds like it would do the trick.

    Mrs. D I may start working in a treat once a week, something small like a wendys kid size chocolate frosty would probably do the trick. I have just been scared up to now to do that because I don't want it to start me backsliding.

    Debbie I do love the weight watchers ice cream but the only problem is having the whole box in the house and having enough control to not eat them all at the same time.

    Thanks everyone for your ideas.

  8. Raych I checked out that idea for a lowfat shake and I could do that, the only problem I see is having a whole carton of ice cream in the house.

    Dr. Fat to Fit I should have went out and walked but I took a nap

  9. I find that the days when I'm depressed and have no energy, are the most important times I NEED to exercise. If you can just FORCE yourself to start, very soon you'll notice a HUGE surge in your energy level. Exercise is truly the best antidepressant there is. This is coming from one with clinical depression.

    Just yesterday I was *exhausted* and while I didn't know how I'd get through my workout when I started, soon into it my whole mood had shifted, energy increased and just felt great. Those endorphins get going and voila!

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  11. Charlotte I have to say I think I love went by the store on the way home today and got everything to make the milkshake you were talking about and it is so good. Its just like a shake, creamy and thick. I forgot to get vanilla so I left that out but that can only help to make it better. I do wish it was just a tad bit more chocolatey but I can work on that. This will definitely curb my craving for the real chocolate milkshakes that pack on the pounds. Thank you so much.

  12. Aw, you're so sweet! You can add some sugar-free chocolate syrup to make it more chocolatey, I think. Yummy!

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