Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 25 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/25/12

I did not fall off the wagon! I promise. I just stopped posting for the weekend.  The long weekend!  It's been seriously crazy around here and the computer has just taken a back burner.  Considering I made a ton of food for a gathering this weekend, I did pretty good.  Not completely on track, that's for sure but very good.  It was the leftovers that were the killer. They always are.  I barely ate while cooking and actually at the party but after so much came home, I nibbled way too much.  The shakes were actually a blessing throughout this stressful mess.  Several times the family just ran to McD's for something to eat with all the running around.  The shakes gave me a quick way to get something good in.  So I haven't been tracking but I'm planning to get back on that immediately! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Day 19 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/19/12

Breakfast - Body by Vi Shake
Snack - GF crackers, leftover fajita mix
Lunch - Body by Vi Shake
Snack - couple of pieces of cheese
Dinner - Chili with spaghetti squash, GF crackers
Snack - Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Today I ate well but ate too large of portions.  I need to stop buying the GF crackers. They are a weakness for me.  I love to dip things with crackers.  I didn't eat a ton but certainly ate more than necessary.  Because of the crackers.  I'm the only one who eats the sweet potato ice cream.  So I'm giving the rest to my dad. No more for me! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 18 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/18/12

Ok, no more hiccups on the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge.  I want this and it's time to take it seriously.  I do better when I calorie count. I don't like using the online trackers as I cook a lot of food and it's too much time to enter the whole recipe in there.  I just end up spending too much time on it and then just stop doing it altogether. 

 That's what this blog is for. 

At least for the 90 day challenge.  I'm using the blog to track my food.  I like using calorieking.com to find the calories for certain things.  Today I had 3 oz. of black beans, calorieking.com told me that it was 114 calories. I can live with that.  The only way that I've liked the online trackers is when someone is doing it with me.  But every friend keeps peetering out just like me. 

Breakfast: Body by Vi shake (200 calories)
Snack: 3 oz. black beans, 2 tbsp. salsa, 1 tbsp. sour cream, 15 gluten free crackers (275 calories)
Lunch: Body by Vi Shake (200 calories)
Snack: Pineapple & baby carrots (100 calories)
Dinner: Chicken Fajitas - 6 oz. chicken, peppers & onions, 3 corn tortillas, guac (600)
Then I made the mistake of coming home after exercise class and eating a bit more GF crackers and guac (250)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 16 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/16/2012

Breakfast - Body by Vi Shake
Lunch - Buffet Restaurant
Dinner - Body by Vi Shake
Snack - Trail mix

We've got to stop eating out.  That was one of the reasons I didn't mind paying for the Body by Vi shake system because I thought it would save us from going out to eat so much. Well, we've been stinking on that.

We went to the buffet for lunch but I ate good. Well, better than I would have before at least.  Then another shake for dinner and a couple of handfuls of trail mix for a snack. I actually could have and should have gone without the trail mix. I know I had plenty of calories at the buffet. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 15 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/15/12

Bad day.

I'm not even going to say what I ate. Nope. Let's just say it wasn't on plan and it totally not good. Not going to happen again.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 14 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/14/12

Breakfast - Body by Vi Shake
Snack - Yogurt
Lunch - Pizza
Dinner - Body by Vi Shake
Snack - Trail Mix

I started the day good, then I decided to eat pizza. Not smart.  I knew I'd get a gluten headache but I ate it anyways.  Then I ate the shake for dinner.  I ate some trail mix for a snack. I didn't eat a ton but I did eat too much. I need to stay away from trail mix.  It's SO good but very high in calories!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 13 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/13/12

Weigh in Wednesday.  I stayed the same in weight which is good considering I'm having my period and I ate Chinese food on Monday.  Busy, busy day.  I'm ready to drop. 

Eating was good. I munched on watermelon this morning while cutting it for the kids. I kiped a sausage link for lunch that I hadn't planned on.  Then I had leftover tacos for dinner. I ate too much but didn't do too bad.  I'm lacking in the veggies a lot though. 

Breakfast - Body by Vi Shake
Snack - Watermelon
Lunch - Body by Vi Shake with 1/2 banana, 1 sausage link
Snack - Yogurt
Dinner - Tacos

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 12 ~ Body By Bi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/12/12

Breakfast - Body by Vi shake with a bit of white chocolate pudding mix
Snack - Yogurt
Lunch - Body by Vi shake with 1/2 banana
Snack - little bit of ham with mustard, several bites of baked beans, yogurt
Dinner - Tacos

I still got to work on eliminating a snack.  I'm not necessarily eating it because I'm hungry, just because I'm in the mood to eat something.  That was the reason for the last yogurt and the bites of baked beans.  All in all, I'm happy with how things are going.  The cravings have stopped and my overwhelming desire to eat the house is gone. The afternoon is the hardest, I think it's force of habit to just munch in the afternoon.  The Body by Vi shakes are plenty filling so I don't NEED to do that. I just need to listen to my body and remember that.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 11 ~ Body By Bi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/11/12

Today was a better day than this weekend. I don't actually drink my first shake until about 9:30 or 10. So my "snack" is actually right at lunch time when I feed everyone else.  Then "lunch" is about 2:00.  Snack around 4 and dinner around 6:30.  This seems to work out great.  I drink 2 - 16 oz. glasses of water before breakfast and I try to drink another one with everything else that I eat. 

Breakfast - Body By Vi Shake
Snack - Eggs with veggies
Lunch - Body By Vi Shake with 1/2 banana
Snack - Yogurt, a few homemade potato chips
Dinner - Baked Beans
Dessert - Sweet Potato Ice Cream

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 10 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/10/12

Breakfast - Body by Vi shake with 1/2 banana
Snack - Chobani yogurt and an apple
Lunch ~ Body by Vi shake with orange flavor packet  (yum!)
Snack - 4 mini Dove chocolates (darned husband for bringing them home!)
Dinner - Sweet and sour chicken and fried rice
Snack - Homemade potato chips (1/2 potato, tops)

Well, the chinese food probably wasn't the best choice for dinner. I'm sure I'll be bloated and salty tomorrow.  Plus, I did eat too much of it. I let myself get TOO hungry.  No more eating out!!  We have to stop doing that! 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 9 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/9/12

Today kinda stank.  Kinda.  I didn't stick to my planned diet but I do believe that I ate less than I would have had I not been on it.  Not that this is the kind of day I want to have too often.  At all.  I plan to stick to what I was doing last week. 

Breakfast: Body by Vi Shake with banana
Snack: 4 sausage links
Lunch : Potato salad, half a hot dog
Dinner: Grilled chicken with onion rings.

We had a super busy day and were gone all day.  I had my shake and then make breakfast for the kids.  They had a sleepover so I made waffles, sausage and bacon. The sausage didn't go over that well so I ended up eating some.  Boy, did the my body NOT like that grease!!  I could seriously feel it.  Yuck.  Then we had a picnic at the pool and I ate.  Dinner was supposed to be a shake but I stupidly went with them to Culvers and ate.  Still, I made a better choice than what I would have had I not been doing this.  Same with the picnic. I normally would have eaten way more but the shake really made me so I wasn't too hungry.  Tomorrow,  a better day!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 8 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/8/12

Busy, busy, busy day!  I homeschool my kids and I do daycare. It's tough to homeschool while doing daycare so of course I look forward to summers where the school schedule isn't so rigid.  What I seem to forget, is that I have more kids here in the summer as they don't have school.  I've figured out that adding one more kid to the mix increases the chaos exponentially.  I have kids ranging from 15 to 3 months. It's chaos.  It will take some getting used to.

Breakfast: Body by Vi shake
Lunch: Asian Turkey Wraps, couple chicken nuggets and some fries
Dinner: Body by Vi shake with 1/2 banana
Snack:  3 breadsticks and a pizza crust from Little Ceasars
Snack again:  Homemade ice cream

Lunch was stupid. I decided to eat lunch today rather than having a shake.  I would have been find with my Asian turkey wraps but I picked at the kids' leftover food and ended up eating way too much.

See those snacks at the end?  Uh, totally unnecessary.  I ate them just because they were there. We bought the pizzas for the boys as they were having a sleepover and it was just too hot to cook. I had just had a shake and we were going to leave for the evening. Then I spotted a leftover crust and decided to eat it.  I then craved sauce. So I dipped it in sauce.  Well, there were the leftover breadsticks just sitting there so I ate and finished off the sauce. Dumb, dumb, dumb.  The ice cream I just had a little of. It was an experiment and I wanted to try it.

So it was battle of the leftovers. If I had just avoided them, it would have been an awesome day.  We're having an odd and busy weekend and I'm really, really hoping to stick to the plan!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 7 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/7/12

Chips are probably my favorite thing to eat and also my biggest weakness.  I can't buy big bags of chips or I will eat them.  A lot of them. I know this about myself.  So when I went to a Pampered Chef party and found a chip maker for the microwave, I was thrilled.  I made them for lunch for the kids today and everyone loved them.  They crisped up wonderfully and tasted awesome. I then made a batch of sweet potato chips for me. They browned a little funny but tasted SOOOOO good! I am a huge sweet potato fan!  So happy I can have chips again!

Breakfast: Body by Vi shake with pistachip
Snack - Homemade sweet potato chips, yogurt
Lunch - Body by Vi shake
Snack - 1 leftover tortilla chicken nugget
Dinner - Asian Broccoli Slaw Turkey Wraps

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 6 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/6/12

Not only am I doing the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge, I'm doing to June Tune Up at Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.  Even thought we weighed in on June 1st, Wednesday is weigh in day.  The challenge is for partners. So my daughter and I are doing it.  Well, I'm happy to report that I am down 3.6 lbs and my daughter stayed the same. I might have messed up on hers. She claims she was .6 more than today  but I wrote down the even number.  I am happy with the results! I do realize that first week of dieting us usually the most lucrative as far as weight loss so I know that those won't be typical results.  In any case, I am extremely pleased with the Body Bi Vi smoothies.  They are satisfying and so good!  I totally am going to rock this 90 days!

Breakfast: Shake with Pistachio pudding mix
Snack: Leftover sweet potatoes (I for sure ate more than a snack)
Lunch: Shake
Snack: Carrots
Dinner: Tortilla crusted chicken, cucumbers and blueberries

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 5 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/5/12

I love snacking.  Snacking is probably one of the most significant reasons I weigh as much as I do.  I love nibbling and tasting all day. 

What I love about this Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge is that I get to snack. I don't have to wait a long time inbetween for me to get my snack.  The difference is that I'm trying to choose healthy snacks.  Snacks that will satisfy and not leave me desperately wanting more.  Ahem, granola bars.  I love granola bars but they just leave me wanting more.  Way too addictive, even if they are healthy. 

Today I did good. I ate carrots and pea pods for a snack.  The kids all love carrots here so I just leave a plate on the counter for everyone to much on.  It's so much better than them asking for crackers all the time.  The kids aren't big fans of pea pods, just me and my daughter love them.  They have an awesome crunch which totally helps with the munchies!  Then I grabbed a handful of blueberries on my way to bed. They were delicious!

Breakfast - Body by Vi Shake with Pistachio pudding mix.  (major yum!)
Snack - Yogurt, carrots
Lunch - Body by Vi Shake with cocoa powder and PB2
Snack - Pea Pods
Dinner - Sweet Potatoes and BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Snack - About a dozen blueberries

This week I'm submitting to What I Ate Wednesday at Peas and Crayons.  This months theme is sensible snacking and I am determined to make the most of my snacks and make them good ones!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 4 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/4/12

So while I'm on the Body By Vi 90 day challenge, I'm ready to embrace other online challenges again.  Here's why:  They help motivate me. I love to hear what other people are doing and what works for them.  I also like to encourage.  I know how essential it is to have someone recognize your success and cheer you on.  Likewise, it's nice to have others to be accountable to.  When you mess up, it's nice to have someone telling you to, "Knock it off and get back on plan!"  I need that. 

So I have joined Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans's June Tune Up. Also Does This Butt Make My Blog Look Fat Summer Sizzle Slim Down. I also am going to be a part of Walking 5 miles a day for 20 days in June at Me and You Getting Fit at Home.  This comes out to 12000 steps.  This is more than I usually do so I need to step it up!  Big time!  Plus, I'm joining the challenge late, I'm already 4 days into it and I know I haven't walked 5 miles a day in the last 4 days.  I'm up for the challenge! 

Breakfast - Shake with 1/4 sugar free jello powder, chocolate fudge.  Just added 45 calories to the drink.
Snack: I picked at a chicken while pulling the meat off of it. 
Lunch - Shake with a banana in it.
Dinner - BBQ Chicken Quesadilla and fresh pineapple
Snack - Yogurt (I needed something after exercise class!)

I was not hungry all day.  Seriously.  I love these shakes.    

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 3 ~ Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/3/12

Weekends typically stink when it comes to dieting. I've been there. So often we're running around and have no idea what we'll be eating for lunch and if we're out later than expected, we'll just "grab something quick" for dinner.  For a long time, we stopped doing that, we did really well.  That changed.  We've been eating out. A lot.  Spending way too much money and eating too much and not healthy at all. 

That's got to change again.  We grabbed McDonalds. Again.  

Breakfast - Shake with 1/2 apple and cinnamon
Snack - A few pecans and leftover veggies in the fridge
Lunch - Shake with 1/4 sugar free pudding packet, chocolate fudge. Yum.
Snack - Few bites of sons spaghetti
Dinner - McChicken from McDonalds. 
Snack - Popcorn from movie theater.  Ate too much. 

We went to go see Hunger Games late last night.  It was kinda a last minute thing, everyone was hungry so we all grabbed a McChicken from McDonalds. I shouldn't have gotten one.  Not only did it have gluten that I don't need, I just want to stop eating out!
I've had a few people ask me about the shakes and the Body By Vi shakes are really good. I mean really, really good.  I've been having fun adding different flavors to them but they don't necessarily need them.  The only thing that I do like is adding ice, it makes it colder.  But the flavor of the plain mix is great, it's like vanilla but sweet like cake mix.  Not chalky, dry or bad at all.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 2 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/2/12

My daughter is doing the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge with me.  She's been steadily gaining weight and we haven't been successful with just "trying to eat more healthy".  I so don't want her to go through what I went through in high school and beyond.  She's at the point where everything she owns is too tight and just not fitting right.  Granted, the nutritional shake mix is costing me money at this point but I if she doesn't lose 15 lbs., we're going to have to buy her a new wardrobe.  So I'm rationalizing that in the long run, not only is this extremely healthier but will also save us from having to buy her clothes in a larger size.  She already has a bin of clothes that are too small that will fit her if she loses weight.  Not to mention the fact that obviously she will feel so much better about herself.  Teenage girls have enough to go through. 

Breakfast - Shake with banana, cocoa powder and PB2
Snack - Pickles, cottage cheese with splenda and cinnamon
Lunch - Shake with peach flavor packet (they give you some nutritional flavor packet samples)
Dinner - Burrito and a half from taco bell. 
Snack - popcorn

Hubs brought home 3 burritos from Taco Bell that his co-workers didn't eat.  We split them so I had 1 1/2.  Blech.  I wish I didn't love taco bell so much.  I looked up the stats and I probably had about 600 calories worth of cold burritos.  I should have had the chili that I had PLANNED to have instead.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 1 ~ Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge ~ 6/1/12

Yes, it's Day 1.  Again. I've tried different things that last several months with no success. I need a plan. Any kind of plan.  Simply eating less and avoiding desserts doesn't help. That's not a plan, it's just an idea. An idea that usually fails by the end of the day. 

My friend took me to a nutritional meeting/party.  They were talking about Body By Vi.'s 90 Day challenge. I had never heard of it. Well, the beautiful ladies who were hosting were extremely convincing.  Despite the fact that I am broke and it does cost money, I decided to go for it.  They do have a fairly simple way to ensure that you get your product free so I am working on that. 

So my goal is to drink 2 shakes a day, have 2 small snacks and then a normal dinner.  This works for me because I like to snack.  I will be eating often, which is good. I do plan to stick with it for the 90 days.  Yup, the whole summer. 

I decided to resurrect this blog to help keep me accountable and just to write down what I eat. Hopefully I'll do it daily but who knows. 

Breakfast - Regular shake
Snack - Egg whites and salsa
Lunch - Shake with a banana
Snack - Dried mango's and cherries, a bit of ham and mustard
Dinner - Mongo's Grill with friends.  1 bowl of stir fry, mainly veggies with black beans & chickpeas. 
Snack - 3 healthy bites of rhubarb crisp
Another snack - Dried mango's and cherries
Lots of water

I stayed up way too late and decided to munch on the rest of the dried fruit in the house.  Normally I don't have a problem with late night munching. It's the afternoons that I have to worry about.  So if I hadn't had the rhubarb crisp and the extra dried fruit I would have been perfect.  Let's face it, I'm not going to be perfect every day, am I?