Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Healthy Snack Ideas

I got this list of healthy snack ideas from a girl in my ward...I thought it was worth sharing:

1.       Fresh Fruits – Naturally Good!  

2.      Virtuous Veggies                                                             
Sliced Bell Pepper                                                                 
Cherry or Grape Tomatoes                                         
Snow Peas                                                                               
            String Beans                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
3.       Grab-and-Go Goodies
Whole Wheat Pita
Wheaties with Skim or Soy Milk
Turkey Roll                                                                                                                         
Tuna Fish
Reduced Fat Wheat Thins
Frozen Fruit Bar
Frozen Grapes
TCBY Frozen Yogurt
Graham Crackers
Hard-Boiled Eggs
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Low Fat Yogurt
Low Fat Granola Bar
Melba Toast
            Rice Cakes
            Roasted Almonds (1oz. serving)
            Soy Chips
            Soy Nuts
            String Cheese
            Trail Mix
            Walnuts (1oz. serving)

4.       Fix it Fast and Enjoy
Air-Popped Popcorn
Apple or Almond Butter on Whole Wheat Toast
Apple Slices with Cinnamon
Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
Bagel with Fresh Berries
Baked Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Canned Fruit in Juice
Cold Cereal and Nonfat Milk
Deli Ham Wrapped in Lettuce Leaves
Fruit Salad
Fruit Smoothie
Frozen Peaches
Green Salad with Lowfat Dressing
Hummus and Pita Wedges
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Natural Peanut or Almond Butter on Celery
Raw Vegetables and Dip
Smoked Salmon on Whole Grain Crackers
Spinach Salad with Mushrooms/Lowfat Dressing
Three-bean Salad with Reduced Calorie Dressing
Tomato Stuffed with Lowfat Tuna or Egg Salad
Tomato Stuffed with Brown Rice
Veggie Wrap with Lowfat Dressing
Whoe Grain Crackers/Lowfat Cheese

Day 3

I made it through day 2, although I did overload on carbs for dinner and actually gained .6 pounds yesterday.   (graphic story ahead...)When I told my husband, he said, don't worry about it...that's just one trip to the bathroom!  ha ha. 

For breakfast I had a handful of green grapes.  For lunch today I ate an asiago bagel w/ light cream cheese.  I had 5 cups of popcorn as an afternoon snack, and a handful of dried fruit.  I'm getting ready to Zumba at 5p.m.  Hopefully that will help rid my body of some of the extra water... 

No sugar so far!  56 more days to go! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kill me now...

someone made brownies in the breakroom and the smell is just about killing me.  Seriously I never realized how much sugar I was eating...or how much I was eating in general I guess.  I got grapes from the breakroom this morning, and then again this helped both times!  Deciding what to have for dinner might be a challenge...this cuts out cold cereal because we basically only have sugar cereals in the cupboard.  Might be time to go grocery shopping!

Day 2 - oops!

Ok, so it's only 11:20a.m. and I accidentally had sugar already.  Lily had fruit snacks this morning...I know, good mom!  But she went pee pee in the was a reward!  :)  Anyway, she gave me one and without even thinking, I gobbled it up.  Then she gave me fruit snack 2 and 3...  Two went in my mouth without thinking...chewed it up and then duh!  I'm not supposed to have any sugar.  I told Kenny and he made me spit it into his hand...GROSS!  I gave #3 back to Lily.  Kenny told me I had to start over, but I say onward and upward.  I got a bag of Reese's mini peanut butter cups from a co-worker and I want to eat them..but I'm putting them in my drawer.  If I still want them in two months, they will be there.  I have noticed that my Diet Coke intake has increased...oops!

Day 1 - No Sugar

I didn't any sugar on day 1.  I did eat bread, which I'm sure had sugar in it, but outside of that, NOTHING!  I found that I ate a lot less yesterday and I was quite hungry...which leads me to believe that I eat A LOT of sugar!  I went to Einsteins with Vanessa and passed a Starbucks where I really wanted a strawberry frappuccino!  In true Vanessa style, she encouraged me to get one, followed by a "just kidding."  ...and if you can believe it, I didn't even have any fro-yo!  That was sort of tough.  Day 1 down...not so bad.


Lora Tolman won our Biggest Loser Competition at 16.61%  HURRAY!  Good job ladies.  I know everyone did their best, and hopefully everyone is happy with at least a weight loss!  Congratulations also goes to our second place winner, Vanessa Hogan! 

On a second note, I am turning this blog into a No Sugar for 2 months blog!  I am going to make the blog public.  You are welcome to stay on the blog. 

Thanks again girls, and feel free to jump on the No Sugar for 2 months bandwagon if you'd like. 


Friday, July 8, 2011

Week 8 Results

This week's leader is Kayce and the overall leader is still Vanessa!  Good job ladies.  Keep up the good work.  If you struggled a bit over the holiday, don't let it get you down!  Get back on track by cutting out sweets, drinking more water and taking a walk.  You'll drop those holiday pounds before you know it.