Well my mindset is better. Monday I threw to the dogs and gave up. I went to McDonalds and ate a chicken sandwich, french fries and a medium smoothie. Supper I went to the DQ and had a mini blizzard. Yep, I took the day and blew it so totally. Do I feel better? Do I feel like I should crawl under a rock and give up? Do I think I screwed up so bad it can’t be fixed? NOPE!!!! I’m back to doing what I’m suppose to plus with help from Allan, Sandy, Margene and a few others that have given me tips to get past this 197. More water, more fiber and more protein. All of these I can do. Plus I’m going to track things a bit better and make sure I’m getting them without adding more calories. Allen even sent me suggestions for meals, at least 30 different ideas for all three meals. Now that was something above and beyond and I oh so appreciate it. I printed it out so I can compare, think about and try.
I have read so many blogs that list what they’ve eaten for the day and after awhile, well I get bored so I don’t want to do that to you. I thought about just posting the totals for the day but really you guys don’t care if I had 1300 or 1671 calories or 7 grams of sugar or 27 grams. So I’ll just keep that at my fitness, calorie total place. What I will do is keep doing this. Showing you my ups and downs, asking and receiving and giving help when needed. This is a life style change and it’s not easy at all. I think it’s even harder then be pregnant, it’s harder then living on the road in a truck for 8 years, it’s just plain amazingly hard. But I have learned lots, I have taught a few things, I have become the person I wanted to become. So with a wee bit more tweaking, a few more pounds lost, a new way at looking at things, I can do this.
I want to thank you guys for your help. You have been amazing. And for that I want to share something with you. Something that’s looks as good as it tastes and it not bad for you either. Well mostly anyways.
My Apple Sauce Muffin recipe. Of course like all recipes it starts out with someone else's and then I change it a bit to be more healthy, less fattening and a bit better for you.
2 1/2 cups wheat flour (you could add some white to it if you don’t want your muffins so heavy but I like the heavy because you know your done after just one)
1/2 cup oat bran
1 Tlb Cinnamon
1 Tlb Apple Pie Spice
2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup honey (or you could use sugar or sugar substitute)
2 eggs (we raise our own so I know what’s in them but you could use egg whites or an egg substitute if you wanted too)
3 cups apples sauce (for this I use my own and I make my apple sauce a bit different. I just core the apples, put them in the food processor and puree the heck out of them..skins and all…you can’t tell the skins are on in the muffins and think of the fiber you’re getting)
1 Tlb vanilla
Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and if you want to top with a crumble top made from flavored oatmeal and a pat of butter melted. Bake for 350* for 20 minutes and you’ll get 30 muffins. I made some little ones too for those quick pick me up snacks.
I tried to figure out the calories, fat, protein, carbs and fiber and the closest I come to is this…
1 muffin, Calories 80, Fat 0.2g, Carbs 16.9g, Protein 1.5g, Fiber 8g
That’s it folks. I hope you know just how much I do appreciate you. Tonight Brenda and I are going to start our sprint up the hill. Daren (her hubby) is going to find out the grade for us and I’ll measure the distant so you’ll all know what we’re trying to do. Maybe my GPS would tell me too. Hummm….might just have to have Mike help with that one.
Take care and God Bless.