Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sweet Dreams

I finished the dream catcher – pictured below – which I will be giving away to one lucky participant of the Christmas Challenge; I think it turned out pretty nice! It measures about five inches across the width of the circle and about seventeen inches top to bottom (approximately four of those inches are from the hanger). If there is anyone else interested in joining up and having a chance to win this little prize, the challenge still doesn’t start for another couple of days! I did well on the eating front today with one delicious exception. I made cinnamon buns very late in the evening and ended up sampling one a short time ago, with only about an hour before bed. I usually avoid snacking this late, but they looked so good and gooey – plus they are calorie conscious – and I just couldn’t resist having a couple of bites right after they came out of the oven. Mmmm… it was so worth it!

One thing I am particularly proud of tonight is that I was feeling pretty angry about something that happened, but rather than turning to food or just sitting and sulking in front of the television, I did my workout instead. I actually felt a lot better after sweating away my frustrations and am happy that I will be able to go to bed without having the issue still weighing so heavily on my mind. It’s nice to be able to get rid of negative feelings in such a positive way.

- 11 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 1 cup red grapes
- 2 cups Caesar salad with fat free dressing, dried cranberries, and croutons
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with flaked canned chicken, grated cheese, lettuce, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 slice toasted whole grain bread with reduced calorie strawberry jam
- 6 whole wheat crackers
- 1 taste of reduced fat cream cheese icing
- 2 bites of reduced fat cinnamon bun with icing

- 45 minute step workout video


  1. Way to go on diverting your attention away from the food and instead doing something positive for yourself!

  2. awesome progress working out instead of stewing or eating!

  3. I wsa pretty pleased myself!

  4. I also work out better when I'm really angry!!!! Best works out ever! Way to work out and avoid pigging out!