Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Journal Entry 6/29/10 Tuesday

I haven't written an entry in a while now. I decided a few days ago that keeping up and writing a daily journal entry is going to be complicated the next couple weeks. I do plan on consciously paying attention to calories, as well as continue to walk when I can. I will also still weigh in on Wednesdays and post healthy deals and freebies as I get the chance. It is a hectic week coming up with Family coming in town and staying with me, plus my dad is having surgery, so I will need to be able to keep a time frame open to help out where I am needed with that. Once things settle down, I will continue with the Journal Entries. They have helped me a lot to keep on track. I hope I don't fall to far behind the next couple weeks by not keeping up with everything.

We Shall see...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Healthy Finds 6/23 - $37.50 for under $10 at Publix

Here are some of the healthy items I picked up this week at Publix.

6 Kellogg's Special K Cereals Reg $3.99 Sale $1.99
Used 3 $1/2 printables
AND 2 $1.50/3 Target printables
Paid $5.94 for 6 boxes!

1 Pint Blueberries Reg $3.59 Sale $1.50
Used $1.50/1 printable (Expired)
FREE with coupon!

1 Trop50 OJ Reg $3.99 Sale $3
Used $1/1 printable
$2 with coupon!

2 Blue Diamond Almond Milk Reg $2.99
Used 2 $1/1 printables
and 2 $1/1 from Yellow advantage buy flyer
Paid $1.98 for two with coupons!

Before sales and coupons total was $37.50
After sales and coupons total = $9.92

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Journal Entry 6/23/10 Wednesday

I got up early this morning to get my daughter ready to go to her dad's for the next couple days. But then I went back to bed! I am not a morning person. I didn't think that I would sleep as long as I did though! I didn't wake up til 2 in the afternoon! I guess I was tired?  Once I got up,  I weighed myself, (Checkout my Weekly Weigh-In Post) and then I made a bowl of cereal.

Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal 1 cup
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk
Total Calories   200
Total Fat          4.5g
Total Carbs      44g
Total Fiber       14g
Total Protein      6g

I also thought about what goals I want to make for this week! They are: Eat more regularly, get more fiber in each day, make myself get 30 minutes of activity in each and everyday, and wash my freaking car already!  That last one has been on my to do list for months! I don't know why I never get around to just doing it!

I went to Food Lion to pick up some green grapes. I love snacking on them and they are on sale for $0.99lb!
While I was out I picked up some lunch, I got Subway. I bought a footlong, but the other half of the sandwich will be dinner tonight after my walk!

6inch Turkey on Wheat, No Cheese, lots of veggies, lite Mayo.
Total Calories  340
Total Fat           8.5g
Total Carbs      48g
Total Fiber         5g
Total Protein     18g

When it got cooler, I went on my walk/jog at Fletchers park. It has been over a week since I have jogged, but I didn't get tired as quickly like I thought I would. I put in 35 minutes of a mix of jogging and walking and burned estimated 205 calories!

When I got back home, I had the other half of my subway sandwich.

6inch Turkey on Wheat, No Cheese, lots of veggies, lite Mayo.
Total Calories  340
Total Fat           8.5g
Total Carbs      48g
Total Fiber         5g
Total Protein     18g

I then had a snack of green grapes.

15 Green Grapes 
Total Calories   45
Total Fat           0g
Total Carbs    13.5g
Total Fiber        0g
Total Protein     0g

I will probably have another snack tonight before bed, it will probably consist of either Fruits or Vegetables. I will update in the morning if I do.

Today's Totals
Total Calories     925
Total Fat            21.5g
Total Carbs      153.5g
Total Fiber            24g
Total Protein         42g

Activities- Jogged/Walked for 35 minutes Fletcher's Park.
                  Calories burned in activities 205.

Wednesday Weekly Weigh-In 6/23/10

Sigh, I knew I should have tried harder to get some more activity in for the week. I have had one of the laziest weeks this week! The types of foods that I was sometimes eating weren't the best either. I am happy that I didn't gain weight. I am really going to try harder this week! Last weeks weigh-in I was at 178.2
When I weighed this morning I was at 178.6.

Like I said, I am very happy I didn't gain and I am still in the 170's! It just shows that eating within calories is not enough! I cannot slack in the activities if I want the weight to shed!

Are you on your own weight loss journey? I would love to hear about some of your success! Please leave a comment below. You can also leave a link to your weightloss blog if you have one, I would love to read it!

Healthy Grocery Deals 6/23 - 6/29

The new grocery ads start today and here is a list of some of the healthier deals that you can add to your weekly menu plans!

 Publix is having a pretty good sale with some great healthy options! Take note of the blueberries and raspberries deal. The coupon is only good for the rest of the day then it expires! So if you want some cheap fresh berries, make your way to Publix today!

Special K Low Fat Granola $1.99
Use $1/1 printable
AND $1.50/3 Target printable
makes them $0.49 ea. w/coupons!

Musselman's Applesauce 6pk Cups $1.15

Fresh Express Salad Blends $1.99
Use $1/2 store coupon from Family Style Mag.
$1.49 ea w/coupon

Fruit2O 6pk Flavor Waters $1.50
Use $0.55/1 printable
Makes them $0.95 ea. w coupon

Almond Breeze Almond Milk 64oz $2.89
Use $1/1 from Yellow Adv flyer
AND $1/1 printable
Makes them $0.89 ea w/coupons!

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Desserts $1.10
Use $3/6 from June All You
or $1/5 printable
Makes them $0.60 - $0.90 ea. W/coupon

Green Beans $0.99lb

Blueberries 1 pint $1.50
Use $1.50/1 store printable
Makes a pint Free!

Raspberries 5.6oz pkg $2.00
Use $1.50/1 store printable
Makes them $0.50!

Blackberries 12 oz Pkg $2.50
Use $1.50/1 store printable
Makes them $1.00!

Crystal Light Drink Mix 10 or 12qt $1.99
Use $1/1 printable
Makes them $0.99 ea w/coupon!

Here are a few healthy things to grab at Food Lion with the new ad!

Zucchini or Yellow Squash $1.29 lb.
Green Grapes $0.99lb

Carrots 1lb bag $0.69

Aquafina Water 24pk $3.99

Blueberries 1 pint $2.00

Green Giant Canned Vegetables $1.00ea.
(Buy 5 get $2.50 off instantly)
makes them $0.50 ea!

Last but not least, here are the Bi-Lo healthy deals for the new ad week!

Southern Home Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 2.5lb bag $5.49

Shady Brook Farms Turkey Franks 14oz $0.99

Ocean Eclipse Mahi Mahi or Salmon 16oz pkg $3.99

Wishbone Salad Dressing $1.45
Use $0.50/1 printable
Makes them $0.45 ea w/coupon!

Tropicana Tro50 Orange Juice 59oz. $3.00
Use $1/1 printable
Makes them $2.00 ea w/coupon!

Asparagus $1.99lb.

Zucchini or Yellow Squash $0.99lb

Vidalia Onions $0.99lb

My Journal Entry 6/22/10 Tuesday

I started today with a small bowl of cereal

1/2 c. FiberOne Honey Clusters cereal
1/2 c. Almond Breeze Almondmilk
Total Calories    200
Total Fat            4.5g
Total Carbs        44g
Total Fiber          14g
Total Protein         6g

Then went out to run some errands and when I checked the mail, I had a Free Sample of Snikiddy Baked Fries to try and review for my other site. You can read it here as well as grab a $1/1 coupon!

Snack size bag Snikiddy Baked Fries
Total Calories    130
Total Fat            4.5g
Total Carbs        20g
Total Fiber           1g
Total Protein         2g

For Dinner I made BBQ Pork Tenderloin on the grill with Green Beans and Baked Potato.

Grilled BBQ Pork Tenderloin w/Green Beans & Baked Potato
Total Calories    611
Total Fat            17.5g
Total Carbs         61g
Total Fiber          8g
Total Protein       50g

I watched "Remember Me" during dinner. It was a pretty good movie. Rob is hot, but I just wished he didn't smoke in the movie! It's Such a turn off!

Today's Totals
Total Calories   941
Total Fat            26.5g
Total Carbs         125g
Total Fiber            23g
Total Protein         58g

Activities- No Activities!

My daughter will be with her dad for the next couple days so I plan to get a lot of walking and jogging in while I can! I have went this whole week without walking and I haven't ate as healthy, though I have kept my calories low. I feel like I have ate too much junk this week! I don't think I have lost weight this week, I just hope I haven't gained any!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Journal Entry 6/21/10 Monday

Well, it is Monday and it feels like such a boring day! I made myself eat something not long after waking, I fixed a Lean Cuisine Meal.

Lean Cuisine Santa Fe Rice and Beans
Total Calories  290
Total Fat             5g
Total Carbs        50g
Total Fiber          4g
Total Protein      11g

I didn't do much at all today. Pretty much just hung out around the house. For Dinner I made Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos. I had two of them.

2 Grilled Chicken Soft Tacos
Total Calories 290
Total Fat          8.5
Total Carbs     40
Total Fiber        3
Total Protein    18

I also had a small brownie with a dab of coffee ice cream on top after dinner.

Small Brownie Ala Mode
Total Calories  270
Total Fat            10g
Total Carbs        32g
Total Fiber           1g
Total Protein       2.5g

Today's Totals
Total Calories  850
Total Fat            23.5g
Total Carbs        122g
Total Fiber             8g
Total Protein       31.5g

Actitvities- No activities today.

Monday, June 21, 2010

My Journal Entry 6/20/10 Sunday

I'm having to play "Catch-up" with my journal entries. I haven't been posting them in a timely manner!
As for Sunday, it  consisted of a little housework, and a bunch of food! I know I went over my calories today! There is no way that I didn't, I just ate too much or too often. Lilly wanted some Mac and Cheese to start the day, So that is what I had too!  I ate less than the standard serving size.

 Macaroni and Cheese 2/3 cup.
Total Calories  290
Total Fat           4g
Total Carbs      27g
Total Fiber        1g
Total Protein     11g

It's Father's Day so I visited my parents and had some pizza. I only ate 2 slices and it was vegetarian.

Marco's Garden Pizza, 2 slices
Total Calories  622
Total Fat          24g
Total Carbs      70g
Total Fiber         4g
Total Protein     32g

When we got back home, there was a wonderful Shaved Ice Truck that ran by our house. (This is going to be my problem for the Summer!) This Shaved Ice was great! Maybe I need to make it only a treat if I behaved well on my diet enough to have a small one! Lots of sites have different calories, not sure which to go with, however I didn't put a lot of syrup in mine.

Kona Ice Blue raspberry, Pina Colada Shaved Ice.
Total Calories 225
Total Fat            0g
Total Carbs       57g
Total Fiber         0g
Total Protein      0g

We got to go swimming today at the inlaws. So I got to get a little exercise in. We were swimming for about an hour and a half. I made it a point to do a lot of laps and force myself to swim no matter how tired I got. They were fixing hamburgers and I knew I was going to have one! I estimate burning at least 500 calories swimming! Then we ate.

Homemade Cheeseburger
Total Calories 550
Total Fat           32g
Total Carbs      39g
Total Fiber         2g
Total Protein     27g

Today's Totals
Total Calories   1687
Total Fat               60g
Total Carbs         194g 
Total Fiber              7g
Total Protein          70g

Activites - Hour and a half of Swimming -
                500 Calories burned in activities today

My Journal Entry 6/19/10 Saturday

Today was a pretty productive day. Got Lilly's room cleaned and got my car cleaned out. Now it just needs a bath!

I started the day without breakfast, wasn't hungry. But later grilled veggie skewers for lunch.

Grilled Veggie Skewers
Total Calories -  89
Total Fat -           .5g
Total Carbs -     19g
Total Fiber -      5.5g
Total Protein -   3.5g

I also had a Lipton Green Tea Berry, which is not the diet version.

Lipton Sparkling Green Tea Berry 16 oz.
Total Calories -  130
Total Fat -           0g
Total Carbs -     34g
Total Fiber -        0g
Total Protein -      0g

For dinner I grilled Ribeye steaks, had baked potatoes, green beans and canned biscuits.

8 oz Ribeye, Baked potato light butter, Green beans, 2 can biscuits
Total Calories -  681
Total Fat -           33g
Total Carbs -      67g
Total Fiber -         8g
Total Protein -     27g

 Today's Totals
Total Calories -  900
Total Fat -           33.5g
Total Carbs -       120g
Total Fiber -        13.5g
Total Protein -     30.5g

Activities- Just a couple hours of chores.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Journal Entry 6/18/10 Friday

It's Friday! I'm almost 100% well again, however I woke up with no appetite. Really didn't start to get one til later in the day. I sipped on Sparkling Green Tea all morning and then it was time to pick my daughter up and head to my parents for late lunch.

Lipton Sparkling Green Tea Berry 16oz.
Total Calories -  130
Total Fat        -     0g
Total Carbs    -   34g
Total Fiber     -     0g
Total Protein  -     0g

We had Logan's and I usually get the Salmon and keep the sides light, but I have not been eating well at all the last 3 days and my calories are really too low to be healthy. So I chose the  6oz. Blue Cheese Sirloin, Veggie Skewer and loaded baked potato.  I didn't eat any rolls, and my drink was diet!
I started eating before I remembered the picture! I didn't eat all of my potato but I don't really know the calories of what I didn't eat so I will throw in the amount of a full one!

 Logan's 6 oz. Bleu cheese Sirloin, Veggie Skewers and Loaded Potato
Total Calories -  904
Total Fat        -     57g
Total Carbs    -     63g
Total Fiber     -       0g
Total Protein  -      34g

I took my  little girl to Hobby Lobby to get some craft things and we came home and worked on some. Then it was time for her to go back to daddy's because his mom is staying in town a bit longer and needs to spend as much time with her as possible.

I saw a commercial about an Orange Chicken meal and that got me wanting something Asian for dinner. I looked through the freezer and I had a Healthy Choice Cafe Steamer meal that is a Sweet and Spicy Orange Chicken zest.  I thought that would be good, but it wasn't what I expected. I ate most of it though.

Healthy Choice Spicy Orange Chicken Zest
Total Calories -  290
Total Fat        -     4g
Total Carbs    -   46g
Total Fiber     -     6g
Total Protein  -     17g

Think I'm about to call it a night! 

Today's Totals
Total Calories -  1324
Total Fat        -     61g
Total Carbs    -   34g
Total Fiber     -  141g
Total Protein  -     51g

Total Activity - Zilch! It was a pretty laid back day. I definitely got to get back into walking everyday!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Healthy Shopping for the week 6/18

Publix had some great deals this week. Here are the healthy items I got to help with my
healthy eating plan this week.

2 Almond Breeze Milk Reg $3.99
Used 2 $1/1 from Yellow Advantage Flyer
and 2 $1/1 Printables
$1.98 for 2 w/coupon!

2 Sundown Naturals Vitamins $3.29
Used $3/2 Printable
and $6/2 from Green Advantage Flyer
Got $2.42 overage!

4 Sobe Lifewaters Reg $1.49 Sale $1.00
Used 2 BOGO Printables
and 1 $0.50/1 Target Coupon
$1.50 for all 4 w/coupon!

2 Wish-Bone Dressings Reg $2.79 Sale $1.40
Used 2 $0.50/1 printables
$0.80 for 2 w/coupons!

4 Green Giant Boxed Veggies Reg $1.66 Sale $1.00
Used 2 $0.50/2 printables
$2.00 for 4 w/coupons!

 Total before any sales/coupons: $32.74
  Total after sales and coupons: $3.86!

Bi-Lo had a good deal on some no calorie drinks. I drink a lot of water, but sometimes I like something with a little flavor and I have fell in love with the Lipton Green Teas!

3 Lipton Sparkling Green Teas 6 pk Reg $3.49 Sale $1.75 ea

4 Aquafina FlavorSplash Waters 6pk Reg $3.18 Sale $1.59
Used 4 $1/1 printables
$2.36 for 4 w/coupons!

4 Nabisco 100 Calorie Snacks Reg $3.29 Sale $1.65
Used 2 BOGO Printables
$3.30 for 4 w/coupons!

Total before any sales/coupons: $36.35
Total after all sales and coupons:  $10.91

Healthy Shopping for the week totals:

Before sales and coupons: $69.09

After all sales and coupons: $14.77

Now that is shopping Healthy on a budget!

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My Journal Entry 6/17/10 Thursday

I knew before I went to bed last night, that today would be dedicated to cleaning my whole house! That  is exactly what I did! Hubby went to work and I got started! But first I had a bowl of cereal.

1 Serving Kellogg's Chocolate Little Bites Mini Wheats
1/2 Cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk
Total Calories -  245
Total Fat        -   3.3g
Total Carbs    -   53g
Total Fiber     -   6.5g
Total Protein  -   5.5g

I got so much done today! The sheets are clean, All the laundry in the house is done. Just waiting on the last load to dry to put away. Dishes are all done all the floors have been swept, vacuumed or mopped. I vacuumed out the couches and under them, dusted everything! Organized our closet and my desk is also organized! The only thing left is Lilly's room and my car. Those are two very big things to tackle! I'm sure she won't mind helping mommy with her room when she gets back from her dad's tomorrow ;)

I didn't stop to eat while I was cleaning. I should have, but my appetite just wasn't there. I had a Lipton Sparkling Green Tea Berry that I drank on the whole time I was cleaning though.

Lipton Sparkling Green Tea Berry 16.9oz
Total Calories -  130
Total Fat        -     0g
Total Carbs    -   34g
Total Fiber     -     0g
Total Protein  -     0g

When I was finally ready to eat something, I just felt like something light. I made a vegetable plate and had a tuna pouch and 100 calorie cheese pack. I didn't eat half of the tuna or carrots.

1/2 Chunk Light Tuna Pouch, 100 Calorie Cheese, various veggies
Total Calories -  191
Total Fat        -    8.5g
Total Carbs    -    8.5g
Total Fiber     -    1.5g
Total Protein  -     17g

That about does it for today! I am really wanting to get my eating back on track. I just can't get my appetite back up. Nothing sounds good to me and I just don't feel hungry. Don't know what I'm going to do.

Today's Totals
Total Calories -  566
Total Fat        -   12g
Total Carbs    -   95g
Total Fiber     -     8g
Total Protein  -  22.5g

Activities - 8 hours straight of Household chores! Not sure how many calories, but probably way more than I ate!

Friday Follow 6/18 Edition

  smart and trendy moms

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It's Friday! It's been an up and down week for me! I was sick for almost 2 full days and didn't get to exercise or eat normally during that time. Heck I still don't have my normal appetite!But on a plus note I lost 4.4 pounds during my Wednesday Weekly Weigh-In!  

That really surprised me. I knew I would lose weight, I just didn't think it would be that kind of week! Not only did I lose 4.4 pounds but I also met my 9 week Mini goal three and a half weeks early! I am in the 170's now! Meeting a goal is such a wonderful feeling! Another off thing this week is my daughter has been with her dad this whole week visiting with Grandma and I miss her so much, but she will be back tomorrow! Things should get back to normal after this weekend, at least I hope.

If you are new to my site, you can check out my About Me page, it will tell you a little about me and this journey of a healthier me and more debt free me! That page has my mini goals listed as well! I hope that you follow me on this journey. I make a daily journal entry telling what I ate and the calories I burned and some other things going on in my life! I also have a weekly weigh in every Wednesday, so if you want to jump on the weight loss train with me you can share your success. If you have a healthy, blog let me know! I would love to follow you!   I have a Facebook, Twitter and you can also follow me Google Friend connect. Leave a comment and let me know so I can Follow Back! 

Have a great Weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Journal 6/16/10 Wednesday

Today has been a better day for me. I am feeling a lot better. I'm not 100% yet because I have a sore throat and really no appetite at all. I have been drinking lots of water and other things, This is where most of my calories came in today. I didn't do any jogging or anything today, But I went to a couple of Grocery stores and was on my feet most of the day. Tomorrow I plan to catch up on housework before  my daughter comes home on Friday from her dads. This is going to be a "not so" calculated day when it comes to calories. I can give best estimate but I'm not sure with somethings yet. When I first woke up I didn't feel like eating. I drank some Diet Cranberry Juice. I don't  have a picture but I would say I had 16 oz. and it is supposed to have 30 calories per 8 oz. So 60 calories to start the day.  I drank water throughout the day until I reached Publix and purchased some Sobe Life Water. I drank one on the way home.

Sobe lifewater 20 oz.
Total Calories 100
Total Fat           0g
Total Carbs     40g
Total Fiber        0g
Total Protein     0g

After I put the groceries away I looked through the Pantry and freezer trying to figure out something to eat.
I wasn't feeling hungry, but I hadn't ate all day. I Made some Tyson Chicken Fries and some Green Giant Veggies. I must have been hungrier than I thought because I ate some before remembering the picture!

5 Tyson Chicken Fries Fingers and Green Giant Brocoli/Carrots
Total Calories  265
Total Fat           10g
Total Carbs       30g
Total Fiber        6.5g
Total Protein      14g

And that about does it for the day! I hope to have a better, more on track day tomorrow! At least let my appetite be back to normal!

Today's Totals*
Total Calories  425
Total Fat           10g
Total Carbs       70g
Total Fiber       6.5g
Total Protein      14g
*not sure about the info on the Cranberry Juice I drank this morning. Probably just extra carbs if anything..

Total Activities- No activities today, aside from Grocery shopping.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Publix Healthy Deals 6/16 - 6/22

 This week at Publix is looking better than last week. There are more options of healthy things you can add to your weekly meal plan on a budget!

 (prices I list are already what they will ring up at Bogo -50% off)

Arnold Whole Grain Bread - $1.84
Smart Balance Spread 15oz tub, or 8 oz Spray - $1.40

Fresh Express Salad Blends $1.99
-Use $1/2  from the Family Style Mag.
Makes them $1.49 w/coupon

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing 16 oz - $1.36
-Use $0.50/1 printable here
Makes it $0.36 each w/coupon

Uncle Ben's Boil in Bag Brown Whole Grain or Fast Cooking - $1.15
-Use $0.75/2 printable here
Makes it $0.78 w/coupon


Green Giant Box Veggies $1.00
Use $0.50/2 printable here
Makes them $0.50 w/coupon

Kashi Entrees $2.50
-Use $1/2 printable here
or $0.75/1 from June All You Mag.
Makes them $1.75-$2.00 w/coupon

Horizon Organic Milk half gallon $3.50
-Use $0.55/1 printable here
and use $0.75/1 from Yellow adv flyer
Makes it $2.20 w/ both coupons!

Blueberries Pint $1.50
Premium Tomatoes $0.79lb

Dannon Activia Yogurt 4pk $2.00
-Use $0.50/1 printable here
Makes it $1.00 w/coupon

Marie's Dressings $2.00
Use $1/1 printable here
Makes it $1.00 w/coupon

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I am a stay at home Wife and Mommy. I am also a huge couponer and love to save money every chance I get! This past birthday I turned 30, which got me thinking I really need to start making some healthy changes in my life. I hope you follow me on this journey as well as share some of your tips and deals as well!

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