A Calorie Counting Success Story

The Amazing Shrinking Woman

Thanksgiving and Day 20 November 24, 2009

Well, it’s almost time to leave The Ranch and head home.  Thanksgiving is almost among us, and I’ve got a few days off work.

If the whole country could listen up for a minute: *ahem* Please do not drive anywhere on the interstates tomorrow.  Thank you.

I’m going to pack up the dog and pony show of absurdity that is my life and relax for a few days as my parents nag me.

In other news, I made a pizza today and ate the whole thing.  I didn’t eat anything else though, so I’m still doing alright.  It was basically dough and garlic and cheese and onions (in that order).  And it was faaaaaantastic.  I did have grits in the morning as well.

I’ve decided that I’m going to start taking pictures of everything I eat.  (How many times am I going to say that?)

I’ve also set up my twitter, so when I don’t have time for a long post, I’ll just tweet.  (I hate saying that so much.  I am NOT a bird… I don’t think.)

Calories left today:  130.

Much better than usual.

 

Day 12 – Lunch, Supper, and Tom Brady’s Mullet November 15, 2009

For lunch I had another homemade pizza. When you live alone, recipes often make more food than you need, so to save money you have to eat the large batch for several days.  I’m doing that with the pizza dough I made the other day.

-Lunch-

pizza dough –472  (a lot, yet still less than a TBell 7 layer burrito.  Alas, the universe is unfair.)

1 c. mozarella –320

1/4 c. pizza sauce –30

1 onion –64

Total for lunch: 886

-Supper-

Lasagna –350

Why was I eating like an Italian today?  Don’t know.  But I’m not sorry because it was so good.

I was thinking today about how I’m going to handle “the holidays.”  By “the holidays,” I mean Thanksgiving and Christmas, of course.  I decided that I’m going to have approximately 5 days of “unrestricted, go insane and eat whatever” food.  Those days will be: Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and the day after Christmas.  I will faithfully blog all the days leading up to them, and I may even blog about them, but I don’t won’t be posting about what I eat because I won’t be paying attention.  Some of you might think that this is a bad strategy, but I’m thinking that, while it might set me back a tiny bit, it will be worth it because I know I won’t be going over other days.

On an unrelated note, has anyone noticed Tom Brady’s mullet?  I mean it really is getting ugly.

Ok so that’s not him, but it might as well be.  At first I thought his helmet was just short in the back, but now I think it’s a full blown mullet.  Sort of like Kate Gosslin’s reverse mullet, only forward.  I’m watching the Colts / Patriots game and the mullet is bothering me.  Isn’t he, like, married to Giselle?  Shouldn’t she be telling him that mullets are not so hot?

The world may never know.

 

Day 12 – Homemade Pizza

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This morning I weigh 222.6.  However, this morning I also had that breakthrough “I feel skinnier” moment.  Recently someone asked Kate Moss, the British supermodel and coke head, what motto she lived by.  She thought for a second and then said, “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.”  I would agree, Kate.  But I’m not sure she’s the best role model.  Also, I guess cocaine tastes pretty good to her.

Last night I made some pizza.  It was good, though I used too much dough.  I made it with:

1 1/2 c. flour

salt

1 1/2 t.. sugar

yeast

water

1 T. oil

1 c. mozzarella

1/4 c. sauce

1 onion

It was very tasty, and the total calorie count came to about 1,100.  However, I didn’t eat anything for lunch yesterday, either.  It’s hard for me to get to sleep on time.  Late at night there is just so much to do.  I’ve also discovered Farm Town on facebook, and I cannot stop playing it.  Over the weekend I’ve gone from level 1 to 26.  Yeah.

I’ve still got tons of work to do today, and surprisingly, I still don’t want to do it!

Grits for breakfast, pizza for lunch, another update later.