Kayla turns 9 this month.
Her party is on Saturday.
A geeky, perfect one.
Clipboards are involved.
And brushing up on her plant genome identifiers.
And just called from school asking if we can keep the class beta fish for the summer.
I've been on a diet for a month and a half.
A pretty tough one.
But one that works.
Not exactly rocket science.
But not the funnest science, either.
I get crabby when I'm hungry.
But My Fitness Pal is patient.
Do you have this app?
It's a good one.
You set a daily calorie limit and track every single thing you eat.
It also tracks your weight loss progress.
And you can follow and stalk your friends that are exercising.
While you are sitting on the couch logging the 90 calorie ice cream bar you just ate really, really sloooooowly.
Fun for all.
I've sort of become an expert at stretching those 1200 calories as far as humanly possible.
So I thought I'd share a few tips.
Some tried, true and TASTY (promise) recipes.
More to come, I'm sure.
Starvation misery loves company.
I try to stay around 200 calories.
Here is my current favorite option.
Thomas' Light Hearty Muffin
TJ's Better 'n Peanut Butter.
The name is terrible but it doesn't lie.
Add sliced bananas and a little honey.
You can also sub the bananas and honey for a low sugar fruit spread.
Again, with the 200 calories.
OroWheat Sandwich Thins
Sargento recently came out with 40 calorie thin slices.
Add ham and turkey.
Lettuce, pickles and tomato.
And my current favorite, the 200 calorie tostada.
Morningstar Black Bean Burger
Broken taco shell
Light sour cream, lettuce and salsa.
It's a DIET.
Don't scoff at my microscopic tostada.
I need them in my life.
I've become a 100 calorie pack EXPERT.
Snackwells Fudge Covered Pretzels
Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes (frozen, preferably)
Kashi Dark Chocolate Coconut Bar
TJ's Light Kettle Corn
Jolly Time 100 Calorie Healthy Pop Kettle Corn
We went to the Giants game last night.
My Fitness Pal wasn't invited.
Also, there are 50 billion calories in a Ghiradelli hot fudge sundae.
And it was worth every one.