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 =)