Today I had my first challenge. We needed to go to walmart and it was too hot to cook again; mike suggested iHop, & I checked online & there were some healthy choices on their menu, so I was all set.

We ended up at walmart first where there’s a subway restaurant, so we decided to go there instead.

I did great! I checked my iPhone restaurant app & figured out which sandwiches were a better choice; I opted for the 6in tukey & ham on wheat, 290 calories, not counting the extra veggies & fat free honey mustard. Oh and NO cheese!!

I was pretty proud of myself, and I felt terrific

Wonderful Breakfast Sandwich

I made the best breakfast sandwich this morning.

(Ate it right after my 4 lbs weigh in!)

1/8 cup Sargento – Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Shredded Cheese
1 tbsp Hormel – Real Crumbled Bacon
1 whole egg (Natures Promise – Fresh Brown Eggs – Extra Large)
1 egg white
1 roll of Arnolds – Select Seedless Rye Sandwich Thins (these rolls are great! only 100 calories)

Calories: 262
11g fat, 25g carbs, 22g protein, 5 g fiber

Stonyfield Farms Frozen Yogurt

I love Stonyfield Farms Frozen Yogurt. We bought a pint a few weeks ago, and I thought it was delicious. I wish I could remember which flavor it was. It think it was the Cookies & Dream flavor.

Since I am now trying to eat healthier, it’s even better because it tastes great and the ingredients are healthier (and more natural) than some of the other low calorie ice cream offerings.

I bought a pint of Creme Caramel for myself and had a serving tonight with some fruit. It was delicious, loaded with caramel swirls. I didn’t miss the extra fat and calories at all!

Here is the nutritional data on the Creme Caramel flavor:

stonyfield farms frozen yogurt nutritional data
stonyfield farms frozen yogurt nutritional data


Yay, first bike ride of the season! Here it is, the last week of July, and tonight was MY first bicycle ride. Even though we’ve been camping twice, the rain put a damper on a lot of biking this season.

So, we went for a nice long bikeride – I think about 40 minutes. It felt great!

I had a lot of extra calories, and I made myself a wonderful banana, raspberry, blueberry, Stoneyfield frozen yogurt bowl. It was delicious!

Today’s Challenges!

whoo hoo. My boss brought in his usual box of muffins, and I resisted all day. phew, it was hard, but I did it! I wanted just a bite, but I told myself no, just leave it.

(I did have to post a “rescue me” message on my Facebook profile, but I pulled it off!)

I was starving driving home from work, and I was *this* close to pulling into Burger King and getting a small something! I whipped out my iPhone and restaurant app, & after checking the calories on a bunch of different menu items, I resisted! IT’S NOT WORTH THE CALORIES!


UPDATE: Muffin boxes are still being brought in. A few times, I could smell the glorious muffins without even opening the box. But I held out. I haven’t had a muffin yet, and I feel great! Yay :)

Difficult Day Yesterday

I had a difficult day yesterday, trying to keep the hunger at bay. I don’t know why, but I couldn’t stop feeling hungry, even after an afternoon snack.

I didn’t have this problem during the week, and after looking at the breakfast choices in my Food Diary (keeping a food diary at I am wondering if it was due to having a whole grain (oatmeal) for my breakfast meal.

Every other morning, I had yogurt or protein. Today I had a 1/2 serving of the leftover chili from last night and a yogurt smoothie, then for lunch, a nice ham pita sandwich. It’s 2pm, and I feel good. My stomach still feels full, even though psychologically I could probably still eat right now!

Anyway, my point is maybe it was the grains. I will have to keep that in mind!

Watching Ellie Krieger on Hulu

While working on the laptop in my home office today, I am watching Ellie Krieger’s Food Network show “Healthy Appetite” on hulu desktop ( Her show is healthy and I have learned a lot! I can’t wait to experiment with some of her recipes and advice!

It’s great to watch hulu while working, I have a little TV screen on the top of my workspace.