Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The week of hit and miss

Hello dear followers - This week has been crazy... I am so sorry I haven't updated in almost a whole week! I've been doing well and have had a couple of cheat days over the past week... school parties, etc. I've still been eating well though and not eating past six, except on Cheat Day. I will have a full week update tomorrow =)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 24 - 3 Week Update!

Breakdown for today:
Breakfast -
String cheese - 50 calories

Lunch -
1/2 Panera Tuna sandwich - 375 calories
8 0z. Panera Garden Vegetable Soup - 110 calories
Bag of chips - 160 calories

Dinner -
Protein Bar - 170 Calories
Handful of organic chips and salsa - about 250 calories

Total calories - 1,115 calories - Most I've eaten the whole three weeks!

Anyway - the general update is not as good as the other two... I'm at 139 lbs. which means I only lost 1.5 lbs this week. However, that is still very good and most importantly, healthy! :) I am still feeling so energized and good, sleeping so well... it's amazing! I am definitely being able to tell when I look in the mirror I have lost 11 lbs. My pants feel so much better and I am wearing some of the things I couldn't before!

Here is the picture update...

Honestly I can't think of a more unflattering angle haha... It's lower than me and it's bad, but hey - you get the general idea! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 23

Back to updating! Today I decided to try to beef up my caloric intake a little because I've had a headache for the past two days and I think it's because I haven't been eating enough. I've also been exercising the past two days, so I'm feeling good! Tomorrow is the weekly weigh in and picture update =) I'm excited!!

Today's breakdown:

Skipped breakfast

Lunch -
Moe's Joey Jr. with chicken, rice, black beans, lettuce, and tomatoes - 338 calories
2 Servings of R.W. Garcia Mixt Bag Yellow and White Corn Chips - 280 calories
4 Tablespoons of Muir Glen Organic Medium Salsa - 20 calories

Dessert - 7.5 oz cup of frozen yogurt - 187.5

Skipped Dinner because the lunch filled me to the brim!

Total calories for the day = 825.5 calories

Sometimes I just really crave chips and salsa, so I'm going to fulfill my craving, but in a healthier way with the organic and natural items instead of the greasy, oily and hydrogenated products.

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Days 19-22

I've been a slacker again! This weekend was crazy - I attended a two day event for the University I am transferring to in the fall and I had a ton going on and just was too lazy to make an update. I have decided to switch my weekly updates to Wednesday, which would be every 9 days instead of every 7. So - look for an update on Wednesday! My food intake has been about the same as I've been doing the past two weeks... Cheat Day was Friday and we went to Olive Garden and had pasta - yum yum yum!! Today's update will be posted later tonight, but I wanted to give everyone an update of what's been going on! :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 18

Day 18! Wow... time is flying! I'm almost to three weeks! Can't believe it :)
Here is the breakdown for today:

Breakfast -
1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean with 1/2 cup Skim Milk = 110 calories

Lunch -
Chicken sandwich with mustard - 140 calories
1 string cheese stick - 50 calories
1 cup natural, no sugar added applesauce - 50 calories

Dinner -
1 serving of Annie's White Cheddar Bunnies - 150 calories
1/2 Special K Strawberry Protein Bar - 85 calories

Dessert -
3 chocolate chip cookies - I have no idea, but to be on the safe side I'll go with about 250 calories. I was at a career fair all day hosting and they stuck me in the hospitality room, filled with warm, freshly baked cookies. I was hungry so I ate a few! :) Now, I have a sugar headache :(

Total calories for Thursday = 835 calories

Tomorrow is cheat day for the week, so stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 17

Hello Hello! Today has gone marvelously! Two big tests over with and I am so, so happy! The weekend is almost here - Date night is right around the corner and my boyfriend and I are going to what we call "old faithful", aka Olive Garden! We like to try new restaurants a lot, but sometimes it's nice to go somewhere where you know exactly what you want. Here is my breakdown for today:

Breakfast -
1/2 cup of Kashi Cereal + 1/2 Cup of Skim Milk = 110 calories

Lunch -
Chicken sandwich with mustard = 140 calories
1 Serving of Annie's White Cheddar bunnies - 150 calories

Dinner -
Special K Chocolate and Peanut Butter Protein Bar - 170 calories

Drinks -
Unsweetened Tea with Splenda

Total calories for Wednesday - 530 calories... Too few! I got some new snacks to eat on during the day so I'll incorporate those tomorrow =)

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advanced Vivid 14 Day Treatment

Whitening our teeth... it's something a lot of us have probably done at some time or another in our beauty-filled lives. When was your first time? Mine was right after I got my braces off when I was 17 years old... I went out and bought myself some Crest Whitestrips and they did an amazing job! I've used them on and off for the past 8 years and I wanted to do another round of treatment this spring. However, I never did look forward to the goopy, sloppy strips and the way they liked to float around on my teeth and I would inevitably swallow some of the gel. Can't be good, right? Well, I went to my local drugstore to pick up a new box and low and behold - they have improved their product! Not just the regular Whitestrips or the Premium, but overhauled the whole line. They now offer FIVE whitening treatments instead of two.

1. Stain Shield - The Stain Shield treatment is a once a day, 5 minute, 4 week supply. It basically is a touch up and to help prevent things such as coffee, tea, etc. from staining your already white teeth. It's like a facelift for your smile :)

2. Gentle Routine - These are also for 5 minutes a day and contain 28 treatments. These strips are intended for those that are sensitive to the more aggressive ingredients in the regular Whitestrips. The whitening in these strips is more subtle and gradual.

3. Vivid - This would be the equivalent to the original Crest Whitestrips. They are used once a day for 30 minutes and this box contains 10 whitening treatments. The price of the vivid runs around $30-35 dollars.

4. Advanced Vivid - This is the box that I picked up. I guess it's the midrange model. It runs about $45 dollars. These also contain the Advanced Seal. What does that mean? No more slippery, goopy, sliding mess! These strips actually stick to your teeth, have a smooth outer surface, and DO NOT budge at all! It's great! They are to be used once a day for 14 days.

5. Professional Effects - They say this is the same as a $500 whitening treatment. I did not get that box, so I don't know about that. They are the same as the Advanced Vidid, but a level 3 whitening instead of a level 2. Level 3 is as high of a whitening agent you can get OTC. I may try these next time! They are to be used once a day for 20 days and they run about $55 dollars.

So... here is my before picture...

I've used them consistently, but I'm only on my third day so I will do an update after 7 days and again after 14 =)

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 14, 15, & 16

Hey everyone! I'm sorry I've been MIA for the past three days - I had a very crazy weekend and then lots going on at school today. I have one huge history test tonight, then I can breathe again! But, I wanted to update everyone on the past three days, give a general update, and a picture. Sunday was Easter and it ended up being a cheat day as well haha. I didn't eat so bad, but I did eat some candy because my boyfriend made me a great Easter basket. He tried to put some better things in there like pretzels (with yogurt on them...mmm!) and little candies so that was nice.

However, I realized later that day that because of all the sugar I had gotten a headache. I think because I haven't been eating any sweets at all really aside from the occasional chocolate chips, that it caused my head to ache. Monday went better and I had intended to update then, but I had to take my car to get fixed because I busted out my foglight on Friday night. Then - I found out I had a leak somewhere and a nail in my tire. So, I spent yesterday trying to fix all of that! haha. Crazy stuff.

Anyway! Because I waited, I can't remember what I ate on Monday so I'll start with yesterday:
Breakfast -
1/2 cup of Go Lean Kashi cereal with 1/2 cup skim milk - 110 calories

Lunch -
Turkey sub with lettuce and tomato and about five fries - unsure... I went somewhere other than Subway, but I am guessing around 250-300 calories

Dinner -
Special K Strawberry Protein Bar - 170 calories

Overall, I have continued to feel good this week. However, with two Cheat Days I did feel a little sluggish on Sunday after the candy situation and slept for about five hours during the day =O So... I think I will be moderate next time I decide I want some chocolate.

I weighed this morning and I will put that as the weigh in weight for this week. I am now at 140.5lbs!!! Yay! The most difference I can tell is in my pants... great feeling! However, I have not been working out so I really need to do that to tone up up and shape up more. Again, I'm sorry about the delay! Today's update will go up later tonight :)

These picture updates couldn't be more unflattering. I've been positioning my camera across the room and it shoots me from an up angle, so it's just not attractive at all and makes me look bigger but you'll get the general idea. I do not have the same outfit on from the first one, fyi.

Well - til next time! :) Here's to day 17!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 13

Today was another fail... what is WRONG with me?! haha. At least I am not overeating... Right? Another busy day with sleeping late and too much going on. Here's the breakdown:

Breakfast -
1/2 cup of Go Lean Kashi with 1/2 cup Skim Milk - around 100 calories

Lunch/Dinner -
Okay - I am going to have to check the name of these again, but it's something by Nature's Own. It's like a flat, multi grain bun... it's weird, but very good and only 100 calories for two pieces. I toasted mine and put homemade egg/tuna salad on it - with tomatoes! I loooove tomatoes! :) Not sure on the calorie count, but Mom did put mayo in the egg salad, so it probably wasn't on the skimpy side.

Drinks -
Unsweetened tea with Splenda - 0 Calories
Lots of water!

I'm sure I'll make up for it tomorrow! Weeks review and weight/picture update coming on Monday!

Tomorrow is Easter... He is Risen!!

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 12 - Cheat Day!

Sorry this is late... Long day! I can never, ever do what I did on Thursday again... I got so caught up with busy stuff on Thursday I only got to eat one real meal and I paid for it yesterday. I didn't sleep hardly at all and had severe stomach cramps. It definitely was not intentional, but I will have to make a conscious effort on those crazy days to make sure I get all of my meals in. Anyway, yesterday turned into a Cheat Day. Now, there is a strong possibility tomorrow will be a Cheat Day as well, but I will just have to eat small portions and not over do things. So - here is the breakdown for Day 12, Friday the 2nd.

Breakfast -
1/2 cup of Kashi Go Lean with 1/2 cup Skim Milk - wasn't able to eat it all - around 100 calories

Lunch -
Chicken sandwich on wheat bread with mustard - 140 calories
1 Serving of Goldfish crackers - 150 calories

Dinner -
1 Leanie on a whole wheat bun - 180 calories

Then, my boyfriend surprised me! I had to work all day, so he brought his little grill and some steaks! How sweet was that. I was just at the shop in case we needed extra help, so I was able to go outside and eat - it was really sweet. I ate a nice sized one, but it was pretty lean. The only thing on it was a seasoning. So - I'm not really sure of the calorie count, but I hope it wasn't too bad.

The next thing we did was bad though, haha... We got some ice cream and that probably totaled to somewhere between 300-400 calories. But, today I am back on the wagon, so to speak :) I'll have today's update up later!

Have a BEAUTIFUL Saturday!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Miss Vintage Vogue Goes Slim - Day 11

FAIL! haha... today was worse than yesterday, in terms of eating anyway. I got my highlights this morning, which I am loving and will post a picture of soon! Also, I got my car checked out from where I knocked the foglight out and they said it wasn't as bad as I thought. The whole component + labor is only going to be $200. That's still a lot of money, but with the kind of car I have, that's one of the cheaper fixes. -sigh- Anyway! I think I found THE perfect hot pink for summer! It's Nina's Nails Punkie Pink. Unfortunately, my friend saw it before me and it was the last bottle. haha. I'll have to go back next week and hopefully the store will have more =) Can't wait to use it!

On to the eating... Well, I only made it to two meals today. I completely forgot to eat before six and it was 7:30pm before I realized my mistake. I'm doing fine though, just craving some pizza reeeeeeally bad. So... here's the breakdown...

Breakfast -
1/2 cup of Kashi cereal with some skim milk - around 150 calories

Lunch -
I ordered a hibachi chicken lunch... it was a small serving of hibachi chicken, fried rice, grilled veggies, a clear mushroom soup, and a side salad with dressing. I'm unsure of the calories on this, but other than the rice and dressing I think it wasn't too bad.

Aaand... that was it! haha. I will be better tomorrow, hopefully!