Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Freezing It All Out

It was a hard day emotionally today. I ate a lot of popsicles. As in, I had six. The sugar content isn’t great, but at least the calorie count was not too bad. They come in at 50 per bar, so a total of 300 extra calories in my day when I am feeling this low is nothing compared to the damage I would have done in the past. I’m not saying that I am proud of turning to sweets to cope with my day – not by a long shot – but I was conscious of what was going on and managed to curtail any major damage. I guess that’s something…

- 11 glasses of water
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, cheese, dried cranberries, spinach, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 3/4 cup fat free blueberry-pomegranate and raspberry-pomegranate yogurt with 1 cup Multigrains cereal
- 3 no fat cherry popsicles
- 1 no fat orange popsicle
- 1 1/2 cups macaroni and cheese with pepper
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with light peanut butter and light strawberry jam
- 6 whole wheat crackers
- 2 cups mint chocolate bar ice cream blend
- 1 cup steamed potatoes with margarine
- 1 cup minced ground beef with onions
- 2 no fat grape popsicles

- 35 minute walk
- 12 minutes of arm exercises with 2.5 lb. weights for each arm


  1. I agree with you entirely (not that it matters :)) and would always tell my clients to treat themselves as they would a friend and also to think about (as you detailed above) what the whole scenario would have looked like BEFORE they started their healthy living path.

    more than popsicles I imagine--yes?

    take care of you.
    xo xo

  2. It happens- Just gotta move on to the next day and start fresh!

  3. Everyone gets in a slump from time to time, we can't be perfect all the time, it's called life. We pull our asses up out of the dirt and move on!! You kept it in check and if the worst you ate was a bunch of popsicles and were able to recognize what you were doing and why, that is a huge accomplishment!!!!

  4. I think it's important to notice that your eating several popsicles is a whole let better than what you would've done in the past. This journey is for life and it is all about progress not perfection....so good job.

  5. No worries. I could use a popsicle myself.

  6. So sorry you are down. Just keep plugging along!! You will get to the top again! Hugs!

  7. mint chocolate ice bars...Where did you get that?! lol.
    um, probably don't want to keep those in the house anyways.
    At least you didn't do too much damage. Way to muscle through.

  8. Ice pops are one of my go-tos as well when I want to cheat but not add the enormous amount of calories a package of cookies would have done.

    Good choice!


  9. Thanks, all! It's been a much better day today. I actually have been stocking the fridge with the popsicles on purpose to try and avoid the ice cream I have been craving lately and so far it's largely working.

    Chris, the mint chocolate bar ice cream blend is the Areo Mint McFlurry from McDonalds (I just avoid writing about brand names on here whenever a written desciption is possible). Beware! It is waaaaaaay too addictive!