Monday, December 28, 2009
I have not entered food into my tracker in days....and days. What's to blame is the variety of food I have leftover from various things. Last week I was working on leftovers from our early Christmas dinner before my husband (MATTAP) left for work. From Christmas day through the weekend, I'm working on leftovers from Christmas brunch from my parents' house. I have NO idea what is in this stuff and frankly, I don't want to know
At this point, I'm just flat out hoping for the best with my weigh in on Sunday. I'll be weighing in that day instead of Saturday because I'm doing the boot-camp that starts Sunday, and I want to get my weight that day.
It's not that I have been eating mass quantities of food, I have been watching my portion sizes, it's just WHAT I have been eating that is worrying me. This week will be better though. I'm planning on freezing what's left for Matt to have when he comes home. I'll be starting back into cooking for myself instead of just eating whatever. Even with New Years day on Friday, I'll still be golden because I don't have any plans to go anywhere. I'll be going to my parents' house for New Years day for Cornish game hens, but New Years eve I will just be hanging at home doing what I love...nothing :D :D
Another thing I wanted to address is my goals for this year. As a refresher:
Lose 20 pounds by the end of April ~*~Completed on 4/9/09
Lose 40 pounds total by the end of December ~*~
Lose 70 pounds by April 2010 ~*~
Lose 80 pounds total by August 2010~*~
I had very high hopes for this year. This list is the second one. My first set of goals showed me losing all 80 pounds by this month. I had some setbacks this year with the accident and Matt losing his job over the summer (he has a new one now). Overall I did FANTASTIC this year and I'm very proud of how far I have come. I honestly did much better than I thought I would. I have learned so much about eating healthy and cooking light. When you open our kitchen cabinets and refrigerator you won't find much at all that is "bad". Everything is light, fat free, low fat, whole wheat, whole grain...you get the gist. I really thought the food was going to get to me, but I have gotten into it. It really helps that Matt has been on board with this whole thing with me. I don't get complaints about the food I cook. He actually grew up with fresh fruits and veggies living in Oregon. Unlike me, who grew up here in Alaska, was raised on processed food, boxed meals...etc. Fresh fruits and veggies are expensive here, I imagine when I was a kid it wasn't much better. The transition has been harder for me, but I did it.
My goal for next year is to work exercise into my healthy eating. I have been struggling with it all year! At first I was exercising consistently, but after a month or so I started to slack...then I got into it for a week, thinking "This is it!" then the next week I was "too tired". Then the accident happened and I was unable to do much of anything let alone exercise. It was just one excuse after another when it came to exercising this year, but no more. Most people don't even notice I have lost almost 40 pounds because I don't really look it. Nothing has been tightened, toned or strengthened. Now is the time!
This blog got a lot longer than I wanted it to be, so I'm off. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year (if I don't blog again before Friday)!
Monday, December 21, 2009
My husband and I had our Christmas dinner last night since he is working in Bethel now. We also had a Christmas brunch that afternoon too. I have been eating all kinds of different things this weekend that there is no way I'd be able to count it. Everything has been made with "light" or "fat free" or low cal stuff though, so I should be ok. I'm pretty darn sure that I went over yesterday, and today too...but yeah. LOL
On the upside I got my balance board from the Spark Store the other day, it's MAD fun. I haven't done 'real' exercises on it yet, just kinda listening to music and dancing on it, trying to make me balance harder. I haven't been counting it either because since I'm not doing 'real' stuff on it, I have no way of tracking it.
I'm meeting with JELLYFISHER and another friend of mine tomorrow. I'm pretty excited about having coffee outside of my house tomorrow. Ugh, I have this really bad feeling that this week is only going to get worse. If I'm not careful I could gain pounds this week.
I'm just going to come right out and say I HATE doing challenges. I did a boot camp one when I first joined and it almost turned me off of doing this whole thing all together. Shortly after, I did another challenge and it was a disaster. Well, I now think I have gotten to the point where I can attempt another challenge and feel more confident that I'll do well. So I joined the Spark Your Body Boot Camp Challenge. It starts Jan 3rd and goes up to Jan 31st. I'm thinking that it's going to be a great jump start to working out every day. I'm really going to do it this time. Who knows, maybe I'll like it!
Hope everyone has a great week!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Ahhh, what a weekend it has been. What a week it has been for that matter. Lots of cooking and baking, busy busy busy. Saturday my husband and I went to a Christmas party that was a potluck. Needless to say I brought two different things so I knew I could eat at least that much. I did the best I could, but they had my favorite punch! Pineapple juice, orange juice and 7-up! YUM!! They had prime rib (that I did not eat because it was SUPER fatty), mashed potatoes, gravy and a very yummy spicy corn dish. Two different kinds of salad, one you could put your own fixin's on and the other was my favorite...Caesar salad. I took just a little bit of the salad, potatoes/gravy and spicy corn. I made turkey and chicken stuffed shells so I had two of those, and I also made 100% whole wheat rolls, and had one of those. The desserts......oh the desserts. I was proud of myself though! I split a piece of this apple carmel cinnamon roll goodness with another one of the wives. I'm glad I did because it was HEAVEN! I'm a little mad that I found out it was from Fred Meyer, so I could just walk in a pick one up! ACK! It was so good I can't even.....I digress.
They also had pumpkin pie with real whipped cream. I didn't have any of that, mostly because I have been staving my pumpkin pie cravings with very low fat and calorie pumpkin pie milkshakes I have been making. They have pretty much put me off of pumpkin pie (!!!!) I also made chocolate peanut butter fudge that never set up for some reason. I think the Splenda sugar mix is for baking but not candy making. So I have been eating a couple pieces of those every-so-often. I know I shouldn't, but it's just so darn good. Because it didn't set up, I didn't take it into the party. I also had two glasses of punch....it was so good!
Overall I did REALLY well at the Christmas party.
Yesterday morning I weighed myself because I forgot to on Saturday morning and I didn't think I lost 2 pounds, maybe a pound or a 1/2 pound. Anyway I didn't have time to enter it in because we were on our way to my parents' house for "Christmas Lunch". My husband will be gone for Christmas, working out in Bethel, so my mom gave him his choice for lunch yesterday and we went over and ate and my mom gave him his Christmas gifts that he can take with him and open on Christmas day or whenever. His lunch choice was almost all fried food. Because we never have fried food anymore, once or twice a year won't kill us! My mom makes these awesome chili peppered chicken strips (deep fried) and he wanted deep fried okra and my mom made criss cross potatoes (in the oven thank goodness). SO...I had three chicken strips, made myself and my dad some frozen corn, one of my whole wheat rolls that we brought, and two potato slices. I also brought in the fudge for dessert and had one piece of that. It wasn't bad at all.
One of the presents my mom had us open was their gift to the both of us. It was a Ruko player. Anyone who does Netflix knows what this is. It's a black box that you can stream any "instant play" movies, shows or whatever else you have on your list through Netflix. It is WAY more than that though, I couldn't believe it. Anyway, now I can stream work out DVD's to my tv instead of trying to work out to my tiny 10" netbook screen. I'm super psyched about it! PLUS, my dad gave me (not for Christmas, just because he never used it) his iPod Nano that he got from work about a year ago that he pretty much just opened it and looked at it. I don't even think he turned it on. I'm excited about that too! My old chunky iPod bit the dust last year and I have been doing without in all of 2009. Anything that might motivate me to get out and do something active I'm all for! When we got home I entered in my weight from that morning and I was so happy! Finally a loss when I have been gaining for months!
Tonight we have dinner with JELLYFISHER at a local downtown restaurant for our holiday dinner together. I already know what I'm going to have, and it's going to be awesome! Even at this place I still make the right choices for me when eating. It's almost as if I'll feel guilty if I indulge. It keeps me on my toes
I hope everyone's week is off to a great start!
Saturday, December 05, 2009
I'm pretty sure I am anyway.
I weighed myself this morning and I have only gained .2 pounds since my last weigh day on 11/25. NOT BAD!! I have been very careful with my calorie intake these last couple weeks. This week though, I did shovel snow and burned a bunch of calories doing that, more than I have planned each week anyway. I'm trying to ease back into exercising so in January, when I'm supposed to be going full force again, I'll be more prepared. :D
Friday, November 27, 2009
What can I say? I mean, it's Thanksgiving for goodness sake! How are you going to make it through all the food and still have leftover calories for the rest of the day? I DID! I am one of the rarities I think. The ONLY reason I managed to come out ahead was because I had been eating Thanksgiving food since Saturday when I made out little feast for just my husband and I before he had to leave for work for two weeks, missing Thanksgiving. Because of this feast, I had been eating Thanksgiving leftovers all week, therefore becoming almost sick of everything by the time the actual day came around. NICE! I did take about a serving of everything, but luck for me, my mom mad everything as non-fat or low fat as she could. The green bean casserole had 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup, fruit salad had fat free cream cheese, mashed potatoes had no milk or butter, but used a buttermilk blend. She did really good, and it helped a lot. What also helped was all I brought home for leftovers was a few slices of turkey breast (for turkey sandwiches) and some fruit salad. Everything else I left for my sister and her family and my parents to split.
I had a good day yesterday though. As I mentioned I had Thanksgiving lunch with my parents and my sister, her husband and daughter. Then I went home early, got some housework done and pretty much just vegged in front of the TV watching movies the rest of the night. That is my idea of a wonderful holiday. It occurred to me yesterday that a year ago I would have been in a massive food coma once I got home, and maybe have been so sick the rest of the day. Where as this year, I was actually hungry for dinner!
I weighed myself on Wed I think it was, and it's not looking good at all. Although I'm still eating under my calorie range, I'm still not exercising. I'm thinking I'll have to start back up soon if I don't want to gain more weight back. So far I have gained almost 7 pounds back. This is unacceptable. I have spent almost all year now working at this, and I'm not going to give up now. I doubt I'll ever be as active or ambitious as some people, but 10 minutes a day of cardio and some ST isn't going to kill me, that's for sure. I'm going to have to work at it in the next week. I know it's only going to get worse for me as we come up on Christmas and New Years with all the food, and I'm a baking freak as it is. ACK! Every morning I lay in bed, wishing myself "good luck" for the day. I know I can do this, I have come this far, and I'm not about to back down now.
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