Wednesday, June 30, 2010
...I needed to add 'why don't I just do it!' I got it figured out, and I always lose weight when I follow it, but I can't seem to keep it going for more than a week or two-UGH! My 'mini' goals are always related to this, journal for more than 3 days, follow a 'plan' for more than one week...Excuses is all it is. I just took a week off, didn't journal or even check the site much, only to catch an interesting article or two, but I'm so mad at myself! And get this, I'm getting sick of fruits and veggies, of which I've always loved!! (my problem is I eat too many desserts in addition to my fruits and veggies ;) What does one do when they find they are sick of healthy foods!?!? I'm just going to leave this post at that. I suppose I could put it out on a message board and see what others have come up with and in the meantime, I'm going to try to get positive again! I know God does not want me obsessing over this, but it's so difficult when it's the one thing in my life that I feel I've never been able to get much of a handle on....
Sunday, June 06, 2010
First I want to say Thank You to those who have posted comments. I never really thought about anyone reading these, but everyone who has left a comment has been so supportive!! You SparkPeople are great! :)
Just a quick post today. My family and I went away for the weekend and normally that turns into a 'food' disaster for me! Eating on the road is tough, and eating at others' homes or restaurants can be equally challenging! But, I feel like I made great choices, (Subway veggie on the road), watched my portions, got some exercise (even if only on the Wii while it rained!) It is a good baby step toward feeling more confident and knowing that trips don't have to mean throwing good eating out the mini van window!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
So my wonderful friends decided to take me out for an early birthday dinner last night, and that was so nice of them! Earlier we had planned to go to this relatively healthy restaurant and I had the dinner all planned into my tracker and I was excited.
Last minute, they changed the restaurant-AHHHH! But, I stayed calm. The restaurant wasn't in my food searh, so I tried the best I could-(at a steak house!) I ate a roll, with no butter, a small house salad, and for dinner I ordered bbq chicken, and a plain sweet potato. While having to endure the waiters teasings that I didn't order steak at a steakhouse, or anything on the potato, I thought I did well. This morning I found the nutrion information online....bbq chicken 512 calories!!!! (That was what my entire dinner would've been at the other restaurant!) Who knew someone could pack that many calories into a small piece of chicken with minimal sauce on it!! Anyway, that bad boy turned into a 1300+ calorie dinner.
Like my last post, where I again got taken by surprise over total calories, I guess this is another lesson learned. It was great to go out with friends, so I'll have to really 'behave' all week, but I'm thinking this upcoming birthday is going to cause me some frustration!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Ok, so I had such high hopes for this page. I was going to record my 'plan' which I'm so happy to have gotten put together, and have been so motivated, but as is life, I have hardly found time to get on here to log in, let alone make any comments. Well, here goes. Today I ate almost my entire days worth of calories at dinner, Ouch! The worst part is, I wasn't even in 'crazy' mode, just hungry, and I love pizza, if I would've recorded the pizza before I ate it and saw how fast those calories added up, I wouldn't of done it! It shows exactly why my big plan has been working so well. Not rocket science, I just make myself pre-plan the next day's food, make sure my calories are in line, and then follow it. Sounds so eay, yet it's taken me YEARS to figure this out! (More on that another time :) Anyway, I'm not dissapointed. I've got a new outlook, and today will help ensure I am the slowest loser ;) I'm going to pre-plan tomorrow (by the way, I only had today planned up to dinner...) and follow it, just as I have been the past two weeks, and not let this drag me down! But, I have learned, no matter how busy I get, at least until I can refine some bad habits, I need to make it a priority to keep disciplined!
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