Saturday, September 12, 2009


After having some time to mull over my disgust at the scale, taking a deep breath and thinking about what is going on, I have decided that the scale is a stupid poop head and I am going to just keep on keeping on with what we are doing. It is healthy, sensible, balanced, affordable and has a good variety. Perhaps it is a little low in caolories for us all- each day averages out to 1400 calories, and according to various sites that calculate your caloric needs, mine varies from 1200 to 2200 ( depending on the source). My husband and son are at a higher range. So perhaps increasing the healthy snacks or adding a healthy fat to the existing ones would be a good idea. We shall try again. Meanwhile, here is the food log for Friday - I have not been taking pictures today because of just plain disgust !

Breakfast was 1/ cup cottage cheese with 1 c blueberries, a Thomas English Muffin Better start and 2 T whipped cream cheese with berries and coffee.
Lunch was 2 oz of roast beef an 1 oz provalone on an Aldi's Original wrap with a baked sweet potato sprinkled with 1 T crushed pecans and 1 tsp cocnut and a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 tsp margarine, a carrot and a celery stick chopped and a diet soda.

My standard snack

Dinner was something i am calling spaghetti soup. Take a pound of ground turkey , a red pepper, two onions , a can of diced tomatoes and 2 cans tomato sauce and a tablespoon of Italian seasoning, and cook in a crock pot 4 hrs. Then shave zucchini into strips and quarter some mushrooms and steam for about 5 minutes. Put the zuchini in a bowl, top with the meat sauce and sprinkle with 1 T grated cheese. We had a salad on the side with romaine, tomatoes and sliced black olives

Evening snack was 1 cup plain yogurt with 1 pack stevia, 2 T ground flax and 1 T cocoa powder- homemade chocolate yogert. My fiber bar and almonds because we had run completely out of fruit. It seems that when we buy berries it is harder to calculate how many single peice fruits we are going to use in the week . When it is cut up melons I often buy too much !

So, thus begins yet another week in the quest to continue to be the incredible shrinking ( and frugal) family


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

LOL@ stupid poop head!!!!!! I whole heartedly agree!!!!

Keep on keeping on :)

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Something I keep wondering, especially for those of us with digital scales. If we get callouses on out feet will it throw off the reading ? Mine is one that measures composition of water, fat and all that good stuff. I have rough feet from constantly going barefoot, and it will not register my body water composition. So is it really accurate ? ('s fun to think of a complicated reason for the gain along with thinking the scale is a poop head !!!!)