Day One in Pictures!

I wanted to share how my first day of Eating Like a Baby went! Just so you can see what exactly I will be eating, and also to give you a bit more information on my techniques.

First off I had someone ask me what the importance of cutting food up is. To help explain this I’m pulling a paragraph from this article:

Cut your food up into bite sized pieces. Cutting your food up into smaller bite sized pieces will ultimately make you ‘think’ you have more food.

You can ‘see’ it.

This optical perception is transmitted to your brain. If you see more food on your plate, your brain will acknowledge that and you’ll trick yourself into believing you’ve actually got more food on your plate. Your stomach will feel fuller from eating such a ‘large’ meal, when all you really did was cut your food up into smaller bite sized pieces.

You can lose weight, just by utilizing the perception that you have eaten more!

This is a ‘brain trick’ you can use often. Cut your food up into smaller pieces and you will ‘see’ why its one of the most terrific ways to lose weight that I know!

See totally worth it! i even cut my pizza up into small pieces tonight! Ok onto the meals (please note this is what pictures look like when taken in poor lighting with zero staging…lol!):

BREAKFAST (4:45 am):

1 Whole Wheat Low Fat Eggo Waffle (70 calories)

1/2 Cup Organic Unsweetened Applesauce (50 calories)

1/2 Pink Lady Apple Diced (40 calories)

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

I mixed the apples in with the apple sauce and cinnamon over night. No Butter, No Syrup.


1/2 Cup Honey Nut Cheerios (100 calories)

1 Cliff Bar (250 calories)

6 Raw Almonds (20 calories)

LUNCH (10:00 am)

1/2 Cup Pasta (110 calories)

1/2 cup Grilled Veggies (20 calories)

3 mozzarella Balls (10 calories)

1/2 mango Sausage (80)

1/4 Avocado (50)

1/2 cup watermelon(20 calories)

1/2 cup cantaloupe (30 calories)


1 Slice Ezekiel Bread (80)

1 Slice Light Swiss Cheese (60)

1/4 Avocado (50)

DINNER (6:30 pm)

1/4 cup Pasta (50 calories)

1/4 cup Grilled Veggies (10 calories)

1/2 cup watermelon(20 calories)

1/2 cup cantaloupe (30 calories)

2 slices Caprese Pizza (recipe to come) (300 calories)


In total I ate just under 1500 calories. Im not really concerned about calories, but every now and then I like to see where Im hitting in a day. 1500 is good for weight loss. I also did about 45 minutes of aquatic work out. 20 laps + aerobics. I feel really great about how the day went! Even now at 9:15 I could totally do a snack, but instead I brushed my teeth and put on my crest white strips…cant eat now! ha!

Pools Open! Back to Summer Health!

The Pool opened on Friday and I have been swimming every day since! Saturday I started my **fingers crossed** Everyday Pool Workout, doing 20 laps + Water Aerobics.

I know a fair amount of water aerobic moves from my mom who goes almost every day and does a mix of deep water running and water aerobics. This weekend at Dick’s Sporting Goods I bought a set of water aerobic tools (not sold online, but it was a 6 piece set for $35) and a new set of goggles.

Tonight Mr. Gaunt and I waited until all the kids had gotten out so we could have the pool to ourselves. I swam my laps (I’m starting with 20, but hoping to slowly work my way to 40 this summer) and he goofed off. We realized tonight that Mr. Gaunt’s size is just not very buoyant…and therefore not so good at water aerobics….lol!

It feels so good to be back in a summer routine of swimming and cooking healthy! I could not be more over winter! BOO! I just love all the melons on sale and cherries! I love that its light out till 9pm, and we can leave our windows open. I can just feel the whole healthy lifestyle we had last year coming back, feels so good!

My focus in the pool this year is to do some cardio, and really focus on my abs and arms with my water weights. This is what my set came with:


Webbed Gloves

floating belt

The dumbells are the best, if you were to only get one thing I would get these. Tonight I swam my laps with my gloves, and oh lord was it a challenge! They give you so much resistance, and I could just feel my muscles aching! Very nice! The belt is nice if you want to tread water but are in a shallow pool.

We have major plans to spend as much time in the pool as possible this summer. Weekends at Jenny and Justins and afternoons in our pool or in Ms. G’s pool (when I work close to her house).

I also think there will be way more blogging now that summer is here! Yay who doesn’t love blogging!