Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I was at Wal-mart today and grabbed a smoked turkey leg from the deli there.  I love those things and I remember when the only place I could get one was the State Fair or the local amusement park.  For $8!  $3 at Wal-mart sounds much better :-)

Monday, August 30, 2010


I had some homemade barbecue this morning with polish sausage and macaroni salad.  For lunch I had a super (corn) dog and a subway sandwich.  (Spicy Italian).  When I got home my sister had cooked neckbones.  So I had those with lots of onion.  Neckbones R good!


This morning I had  grilled chicken wrap from Sonic.  I also had a chicken quesadilla and a fritos chili cheese wrap.  Fast food all day.  Never a good idea :-(

Saturday, August 28, 2010


When I got to work this morning I felt like I was starving!  I went next door to Subway and got a footlong.  Spicy Italian on wheat.  A weird breakfast to say the least.

This afternoon I went to my mom's house after work.  While there I ate some chicken salad on a piece of whole wheat bread.  I also stopped at Braum's and got a twist waffle cone.  For dinner we had grilled pork shops and steamed broccoli.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I went to 7-11 today and MDA was selling bbq for their cause.  I left with a bbq brisket sandwich.  It was pretty good, too much bread though.  I threw half of it away.  I also ate one of my daughter's corndog muffins this morning.

My daughter wanted to help me make her a lunch today.  She's not quite 3, so there wasn't much she could help with :-)

We defrosted a corndog muffin (with shredded carrots in it!) and topped it with a cheddar bear with sugar eyes.  I'm still trying to figure out how to do a mouth for him.  I didn't think a smile would look right.  She's also got some carrots and celery with ranch for dipping.  We also made a pasta salad (it's a box mix, bacon ranch flavor) and topped it with a cheddar kitty cat with pepperoni whiskers and sugar eyes.  She also has pepperoni stars on the pasta salad.  She also had 1/4 of a peach, some red grapes and cantaloupe.  She was really hungry and ate almost everything.

I also had a sandwich from Subway.  Spicy italian on whole wheat.


I had some leftover pasta from Primo's for lunch.  For dinner I had 2 carb smart wraps with leftover gyro meat, lettuce and ranch dressing.   I also snacked on some sliced peaches.


Today I had a lot of running around to do, and no time to make a lunch/dinner.  I ended up with a sandwich from Subway (spicy italian on wheat) and some leftover zucchini lasagna when I got home.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I went to lunch today with my mom, sisters and daughter.  First we all had pedicures (even my 2 year old!).  It was so much fun.  We went to Primo's Italian restaurant afterwards.  I ordered veal piccata.  It was very garlicky, but very good!  I didn't eat the angel hair pasta that came with it.  I did enjoy the antipasto bar very much! 

When I got to work I had a leftover philly cheesesteak sandwich and when I got home I had some homemade zucchini lasagna.  It's homemade spaghetti sauce layered with sliced zucchini, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.  Really good.  I also had salad with ranch on the side.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Today I had a gyro sandwich from a local greek bakery.  I love gyro meat.  I love it so much that I bought a pound of it to bring home and use in my own lunches.  I also had some cheesecake and carrot cake.  I'm telling you, I've fallen off the carb wagon and then just started walking the opposite direction.  I really have to get back on it!!


Seriously, I've fallen off the carb wagon big time.  Tonight I went to eat at Outback steakhouse.  I had some bread, some lamb chops (good) and dessert!  Chocolate brownie with ice cream and whipped cream.  I also had a frappe from McDonald's.  What's wrong with me??  I also had eggs with bacon and a chicken salad.

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I've been sick most of the night and today :-(.  I had some Chinese food for lunch.  Something with lots of seafood and vegetables, it was pretty good.  I also had a ham and cheese sandwich and some pasta from Johnny Carino's.  So good!


OMG, I had a breadbowl pasta from Dominos!  What was I thinking??  I was thinking that it looked really good and I couldn't refuse it.  We had a pizza party at work (how dumb was that?) and i succumbed.  On the positive side, it tasted really good!  I've also had a salad and some chicken throughout the day. 


I had various vegetables for lunch with some steamed tilapia.  I also had a cheeseburger sans bun from McDonald.  When I got home I had some chicken salad stuffed in a low carb pita bread.  I also had a sugar free jello.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I just had the best salad from Subway.  Lettuce, spinach, bell peppers, tomato, cucumbers, black olives, red onions, banana peppers, shredded cheese, chicken and bacon with ranch dressing.  MMMM. . .

Earlier today I had a giant sasquatch snack stick from the store.  It's like a beef jerky knock-off.  I'm addicted to those things.

Last night I made a chicken quesadilla for dinner.  I used a leg/thigh that I'd baked.  I just took the meat off, heated it up, and sprayed two low carb tortillas with buttery spray.  I put some shredded cheese and the chicken between the tortillas and toasted on each side.  I cut it into 4 pieces and had two last night and brought two pieces for dinner tonight along with some steamed broccoli.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


My mom and I went to lunch today at the chinese restaurant.  I had some green beans, chicken, pork chop, sirloin steak, shredded lamb, sauteed mushrooms and onions.  It was so good!  Later on in the day I had a roast beef sandwich and some rotisserie chicken.  When I got home I made a chicken quesadilla for tomorrow's dinner.  I used half of it for tomorrow, and ate the other half for dinner tonight.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Today I had a chili dog, a small frito chili pie and some chicken.  I'm going straight home to eat some veggies!!

When I got home I had some fish, zucchini and a sugar free jello.  I'm almost out of vegetables at home!


I did a lot of snacking today.  I had some fruit, sugar free jello, fish, a meat lover's omelette from IHOP and some chicken.  That's about it.  Not a very exciting day whatsoever.  Just a lazy Sunday :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I made a bento last night for my daughter to eat today.  Otherwise, she may have animal crackers, or McNuggets and that's just unacceptable for me.  I made a batch of corndog muffins for her.  I usually sneak a little something extra in the muffins, and for this batch I grated some carrots and zucchini in them.  My daughter never knows the difference, and it's just another way to get veggies in her :-)

So for lunch she had a corndog muffin with a cute little bunny peeking out, some carrots sticks (there's ranch on the side), some grapes and cantaloupe cut into little pieces for her. She adores her bento box, and will eat almost anything that comes out of it.

For breakfast/lunch I had a salad from subway with various veggies and chicken.  Then I went to my mom's house and we had tacos!  I had one corn tortilla, and a huge taco salad with lettuce, meat, cheese, and salsa.  Oh, and I had some coconut cream pie and chocolate pie.  Absolutely not good.  I mean, it was good!  Just not good for the diet :-)  I just can't resist my mom's home baked goodies.

Friday, August 13, 2010


For lunch today my mom and I went to a place called Ingrid's Kitchen.  I ordered a cobb salad which was really good.  It had lettuce, tomato, chicken, bacon, blue cheese, an egg with ranch dressing.  I also had a bowl of lobster bisque.  The first few spoonfuls were so good, but then there was a taste in the bisque that was very overpowering.  I can't even describe what it was, but it turned me off of the soup, so I didn't finish it.

For today's dinner I brought some tuna salad made with albacore tuna, mayo, egg whites and onion.  On top of it I have some happy cheese bears.  I also have some cucumber slices, grapes to go with the cheese, and a couple of pieces of cantaloupe.

When I got home I had some shrimp, courtesy of my gracious sister!

After I'd picked up my daughter and we got home from daycare, there was a package on the front porch.  Turns out it contained the 101 Wilton cookie cutters I'd ordered from Amazon.  So, we had to try them out :-)  My daughter wanted a sandwich, so I cut her name out of turkey and cheese with mayo on whole wheat.

I actually had to use 1 1/2 sandwiches to make her name, but with all of the edges pieces that were left over, it ended up being one sandwich.  She also has some carrots with ranch.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I had a piece of roast that a thoughtful girl from work brought me.  With it, I had some broccoli and cauliflower and some italian sausage stuffed mushrooms.  They were super good!

I've also had some pork rinds.  I love those things :-).  I bought a bag to make some pork rind crusted chicken.  I cooked the chicken, just haven't eaten any yet.  When I got home this evening I made some tuna salad for tomorrow's lunch, and I had the leftovers tonight.  It was probably a cup.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I packed lunch and dinner for tomorrow.  I'm going over to a friend's house to show her how to make homemade spaghetti sauce and how to cook spaghetti squash.  That will probably be brunch :-)  Then the other two meals I packed will work as a lunch/dinner thing.

The first thing I packed is a big salad with lots of veggies, some pepperoni, an egg and some barnyard cheese.  The website I got this cutter from said it's a cow, but I think it looks more like a pig.

I also have some fruit.  (The middle part of that container is absolutely empty).  I've got some grapes, cantaloupe, and the last 2 strawberries.  They look like they've seen better days :-)

And for later on in the day I have 2 tilapia fillets that I seasoned with salt and lemon pepper and sauteed in an olive oil/butter mix.  I also have a small zucchini that I cooked in the same pan after the fish came out.  It gave the zucchini a really great flavor.


At about 11:30 this morning I had a piece of chicken.  That's it :-).  I haven't had anything else.  I've been super busy today. 

When I got to work I went next door to Subway for a salad.  They are my go-to place when I don't bring anything to eat.  Good thing I don't work next door to a KFC or a Taco Bell!  :-)

I had a grilled chicken salad with lots of veggies and ranch dressing.  When I came home I had 2 tilapia filets with a bunch of broccoli.

Monday, August 9, 2010


I had a tuna salad from Subway with ranch.  I also the rest of my italian/mexican lasagna thing with zucchini instead of noodles.

For dinner I had a gyro of sorts.  I got some roast beef and added ranch, lettuce, tomato and greek seasoning in a low carb tortilla.  It was really good! 
My daughter wanted a bento for dinner last night.  I didn't feel like using the non-dishwasher safe bento boxes, so we compromised on a bentoesque type lunch on one of her divided trays.

She has a turkey and cheese sandwich on a whole wheat mini bagel.  There's a fun little fairy peeking out from the hole on the middle.  She's got 2 american cheese teddy bears on top.  She also has some carrots with ranch, cantaloupe, and a strawberry.  After looking at the photo, I realized she's got a lot of orange on her plate.  Definitely didn't accomplish the rainbow she's supposed to have at every meal.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Today my daughter and I have been doing a lot of running around.  We stopped for lunch at a Chinese food buffet.  I had some skewers with beef onions and bell peppers, some chicken, and a couple of spring rolls.  We're going to my mom's house for dinner tonight, not sure what we're having.

Well, at my mom's house we grilled burgers!  I had 2 burger patties with cheese and onions.  I also had 1/2 an ear of grilled corn.  Just can't say no to grilled corn :-)

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Last night I made some strange concoction of mexican/italian lasagna.  I had some spaghetti sauce left, along with a zucchini and some shredded cheese. 

So  I sliced the zucchini and layered it with spaghetti sauce and cheese like a lasagna.  I baked it for about 40 minutes.  When it came it out of the oven, it smelled really good.  The zucchini isn't as done as I'd like, and I wish I had mozzarella cheese instead of colby and cheddar.  But overall, it was not bad :-).  So that is what I'm having for lunch today.

I also had some things at the Chinese food place some.  Some chicken, fish, oysters, and crab along with some green beans and mushrooms.  When I got home my sister cooked neckbones for dinner.  I had that with some cabbage.

Friday, August 6, 2010


For lunch today I had a salad I brought from home.  It included lettuce, tomato, cucumber, celery, pepperoni, cheese, banana peppers and ranch dressing.  A little later for dinner I had some spaghetti squash with sauce leftover from last night.

My daughter has been sick for the past few days.  About midnight tonight she was coughing so hard she was throwing up.  I called the after hours nurse and was told to take her to the ER.  So we went to ER and afterwards she, my sister and I all went to Waffle House for a bite to eat.  I had a ham, cheese, onion and mushroom omelet with raisin bread toast, hash browns, and a side of bacon.  Yes, I realize that's more carbs than I'm supposed to eat in probably 3 days!  But if it's between the hours of 2 am and 4 am, it just doesn't count, right?? :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I've been running errands all day!  Today for lunch I went with my mom to Arby's.  I had a roast beef sandwich with onion petals.  That's all I had until I got home from work.  Then I had 3 scrambled egg muffins and some spaghetti squash with sauce.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


For lunch today I'll be going to Souper! Salad!  They have excellent soup and salad.  I doubt I'll get any soup, though, because most of them have noodles.  We shall see :-).  I know I'll have a fantastic salad though.

For dinner I brought some stir fry that I made at home.  I just sauteed some chicken, threw in some raw cabbage, celery, broccoli, bean sprouts and a can of water chestnuts.  I used some soy sauce, garlic, salt and pepper to season it.  I also have some cantaloupe, a strawberry, some grapes and a peach that I sliced up.  This is my first peach of the season.  Yummy!!

When I got home I made some sausage stuffed mushrooms and had 3.  So good.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


My daughter had a doctor's appointment this morning about 11 am.  She woke up at 9:30 am and had breakfast, so I knew she wouldn't be starving during the appointment.  I made her a snack bento anyway, because she was missing lunch time at daycare.

She has some pepperoni, cucumber slices, a strawberry, some grapes and "cantaloaf".  (That would be cantaloupe).  She didn't want a sandwich or a wrap - just pepperoni.  She was so happy with her bento that she wanted to take a picture.

This is her shy smile :-) Looks exactly like me at that age.

For myself I packed a lunch that's just almost carb free.  I made a decision to get back on Atkins religiously, so that's what I did.

I have a salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, cheese, banana peppers and pepperoni.  I have ranch dressing on the side.

I also have some grapes, cantaloupe, a strawberry and some tuna salad I made last night.  It has boiled egg whites, tuna, mayo and green onion.  I also threw in some salt and pepper.

When I got to work, one of the girls had made stuffed bell peppers and brought me one.  It's basically meatloaf inside a green bell pepper.  I love those things!  I didn't eat the mashed potatoes she brought, though.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Um, I've fallen off the low carb wagon again.  Today I had some chicken breast bites from the local deli.  My daughter wanted a corn dog and chicken.  She didn't eat the breaded chicken bites, so I did.  They weren't even that good!!!

I also had a strawberry poppy seed chicken salad from Panera Bread.  I will not get that salad again.  It's lettuce with grilled chicken.  Not bad, right?  Well then it's got strawberries that tasted like they were glazed, pineapple, mandarin oranges and some sweet poppy seed dressing.  I was expecting a regular salad with strawberries.  Not a fruit salad with lettuce!

I'm making a conscious decision to get back on track tomorrow.  I haven't been packing my lunches the night before, so I've been relying on fast food.  Not a good idea.  This is my pledge to do better!!

When I got home I had some tuna salad in one of the low carb pita breads from the store.  I threw in some alfalfa sprouts for crunch.


Today we made mini pizzas!  For my pizza I used a low carb pita bread.  For my daughter and sister's pizza, we used multi grain english muffins.  I made my own pizza sauce with tomato sauce and italian seasoning. 

On the pizza we have mozzarella, pepperoni, onions and mushrooms.  On my pizza I put some alfalfa sprouts.  I didn't dare add them to my sister's or daughter's pizza.  They would not have been eaten :-).  They were so good!!  Throughout the day I also had a low carb wrap with turkey, mustard and lettuce.  I had a sugar free jello, and for dinner I had boiled beef ribs with cabbage.