The Girdle Chronicles

images.jpegSo it’s day four of my quest to lose weight and I of course blew it yesterday by inhaling all the things you’re not supposed to eat while embarking on a healthy weight loss plan. For those of you trying to sincerely slim down in time for summer (rather than those of us who say we want to get thin and then dive spoon first into a gallon of Chunky Monkey), I’ve compiled that list below so that we are all clear on the foods we should not eat at all costs.
Food that I ate yesterday that you shouldn’t eat if you’re dieting:
Two small biscotti – dunked them in my coffee at a bakery in Astoria with my parents. Operative word…why?
Pizza (from the movie theater – what a waste of calories – doesn’t taste great, lots of cheese, oil and a gazillion calories)
One cup of fruit juice – to wash down the greasy pizza. Ugh.
My son’s french fries and one chicken tender. Because I was hungry. Bad move.
The sweet potato fries on my own plate. I reasoned they were healthy. Healthy if I cooked them but they were from a restaurant. Can anyone say “fry cooker?”
Two glasses of white wine – that’s another two hundred calories that caused me to eat the next item on my list.
Marshmallow smores – two graham crackers are healthy. But the Hershey Bar and fat free marshmallow that’s crisped to perfection? Not so much.
One small oatmeal cookie – I ate it because it was there. Another senseless waste of calories.
I don’t want to tally up the calorie count on all these items because it doesn’t even include the meals I had to go with it. Let’s just chalk it up to I had taken temporary leave of my senses and I swear that today is a new day and I will live to eat healthy again. In fact, my new favorite website is Healthy Eats which offers a great way to cook burgers this summer without packing on another 10 lbs.
Oh – on the bright side – I did complete day two of my EA Sports Active and it was grueling. Lots of lunges, leg lifts, running, kicking and stretching. Plus a fun tennis game thrown in too (not real tennis, Wii Tennis). I burned 133 calories during that 33 minute routine. So in essence, I think I burned off my biscotti.
So now that I’ve confessed my serious binge, what foods have you eaten lately that you know you’d be better off just pasting to your thighs and calling it a day?

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The Girdle Chronicles

IMG00039.jpg Okay Role Mommies. The Memorial Day barbecue and dessert fest is now behind us and that only means one thing. It’s time to diet…again! Every summer I experience the same thing – I see my butt in a store window in Southampton and think to myself, crap, I really need to get in shape.
And so, with the help of EA Sports Active and my good blogging mom friends Julie Maloney at Wii Mommies and Jessica Smith at Jessica Knows, I am making a concerted effort to start burning some calories and shedding some pounds stat! Created by Oprah’s fitness trainer Bob Greene, the EA Sports Active game for Wii offers a variety of challenging exercises – from cardio to strength training to yoga, kick boxing and even roller blading. And, it even comes with resistance bands to help you tone your legs and arms. I’ve decided to try the 30 day workout and so far have completed one day. Not much yet, but I’ve got 29 days to let you guys know if my butt, thighs and Hadassah arms are noticeably smaller.
Plus, I’ve got fabulous dietician and nutritionist Toby Amidor on my side too. She’s one of the expert bloggers on HealthyEats.com a sister site of the Food Network who will be appearing on Role Mommy on the Run at the end of each month offering great advice and recipes on healthy ways I can finally lose weight for good (and not just for now). Listen in to the show and you’ll come away with some fabulous tips.