Thursday, January 31, 2013
After my last blog post, I took everyoneís advice. I talked to my parents first when we were all calm this morning. Last night, I made a plan for myself that I thought I should be following, based on all of the research I have done on how to properly lose weight. It definitely includes more meals to speed up my metabolism! This is what it looks like:
1 glass of milk OR 1 protein shake if I worked out the night before
4 blanched almonds
*I canít eat in the morning because I will get an upset stomach if I do.
Snacks (before lunch):
Green smoothie (blended up spinach, carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes with water)
And if Iím extra hungry, 1 cup of Special K Original cereal
Lunch (at school):
Apples OR Special K Original cereal
And if I feel like mixing things up, just something healthy
Lunch (when I get home):
1 glass of milk
Salad OR cereal OR soup
Whatever my family is having
*Itís hard for me to plan out my dinner, because that is our family time, so whether we go out or eat in, we all eat pretty much the same thing. Though, most of the time, we eat in, and itís always healthy!
I also plan to exercise everyday! At least run 1 mile each day. On top of that, I plan to exercise for at least 2 hours three times in a week!
Iím being really serious this time around. All my Kodak moments are coming up this year before June Ė Sweet 16, prom, graduation Ė so I have to lose my excess weight by then. For one thing, I joined SparkPeople, this AMAZING support system. I even downloaded an app on my iPhone that records my calories and exercise, so I can log my foods as soon as soon as I eat them if I donít have a laptop nearby. In addition, I can compare two foods, so it deters me from eating any unhealthy foods. I was also thinking back to why my past attempts at dieting always failed, and I realized it was because I would forget my motivation (not lose it). I would start out strong, and then just go downhill from there. To make sure this doesnít become a problem this time around, I made a HUGE poster representing my motivation and hung it up in my room, and wrote a few quotes in each of my notebooks so I have a constant reminder. Hopefully, this time around, it works! Thank you for all your support!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Itís no secret to anyone that I have gained 20 pounds in the past year. Contrary to what my parents think, their constant nagging on the subject isnít my only reminder that Iím fat. I know I am, without their constant reminders, and I know that I have to lose weight. That is why I have been exercising regularly and controlling my diet, especially portion size. (Excuse me Mother dear, but werenít you the first one to notice that I only eat half of what I used to?)
Currently, Iím still in high school. Before I leave for school, I drink a glass of milk, just because it upsets my stomach if I eat anything that early in the morning. We have lunch at 11:45 AM, and all I eat is half an apple (because no one eats a full meal at school). The six hours between the time I wake up and eat lunch, I am living off of my 1 cup of milk. Milk is pretty filling, but it canít contain a person for six hours! I need some food during that time! I pack a granola bar or something healthy, but before I leave, my mom sneakily takes it out of my bag, and when I get to school, I open my lunch box to find only a water bottle and half an apple!
As if that alone isnít bad enough, get a load of this. So I usually eat a real lunch when I get home at 3:00. But since Iím ďtaking in too many calories during the dayĒ, my parents told me to stop eating when I come home! Now, when I come home from school, having eaten only half of an apple and a glass of milk in the past 9 hours, I can only drink 1 glass of milk. Iím banned from eating food when I come home with the exception of dinner. The worst part is that my dad works from home, so he will constantly be at home to make sure that I donít break that rule; if I do, I will be severely punished.
I hate my parents! I really do! I never used to say that I hated anyone, because hate is a really strong word, but this, along with other stuff that has been going on which I wonít get into, I say it all the time because thatís how strongly I feel! Iíve tried talking to them on countless occasions, but when I argue, I just get shot down. Iíll say it now and Iíll keep saying it for a thousand years to come Ė I hate my parents! Iím sorry I wasnít born the model you wanted me to be, but Iím even sorrier to be ďblessedĒ with parents like you two who donít see me and everything I go through.
Monday, December 31, 2012
I wanted to surprise my mom today. She has a day off from work tomorrow for New Years. If there's one thing she hates doing, it's cooking when she wakes up on her day off. I've wanted to make these recipes for a while now, so I thought it would only be fitting to make them over New Years. All the recipes require time to chill, so I'll make them today , and they'll be ready to eat tomorrow. Here is the dazzling, star-studded menu:
1) 3 layer Oreo pie 2) Oreo truffles
These sound really fatty and sugary, right? Wrong! Every single recipe is low in fat AND low sugar! All of these recipes are complete with low fat and low sugar ingredients (except for the Oreos - well maybe not too much). I'm using fat free cream cheese, fat free whipped topping, fat free skim milk, fat free and sugar free pudding mix, and reduced fat Oreos.
I also want to make this amazing recipe that my cousin made - cheese rolls (but a light version, of course). I'll probably make them tomorrow.
I'll post the recipes to all three dishes soon, so keep an eye out for them!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
I have been dying to make an Oreo pie ever since I saw a picture of it on Pinterest. After my cousin made some Oreo truffles, I decided to try those out as well since I already had Oreos and cream cheese. I picked everything up from the grocery store on Thursday, and I decided to make it today. (You should probably know that my mom starts freaking out every time I use an appliance.) Well, I had to grind up the Oreos in a food processor. My mom told me that she would grind them up for me, so I agreed to spare her from having a heart attack. My mom asked how many cookies she needed to grind, and I replied around 30.
My dad flipped out! He screamed and yelled! Why? I was using too many Oreos in my recipe! While the rest of my family would only eat like eight to ten all together, I wanted to eat the other twenty or so truffles, let alone the pie. Seriously? I don't think anyone can eat more than three or four, Dad! Then, he said, "Honestly, Jamie, do you know how much fat is in one cookie? You can't afford to gain that! Do you think you're skinny? Because you're not! You're fat! And you want to eat 40 Oreo cookies?!" I just broke down crying, said I wasn't going to make them anymore, and ran to my room. And then he had the nerve to say, "Oh, you're not making them? Good!"
F.Y.I. I was making a low fat and low sugar version of these recipes. The Oreos were the only thing which contained a substantial amount of fat and sugar. Everything else, like the cream cheese, whipped topping, and chocolate pudding was fat free and low sugar! And obviously, I was going to run my butt off after I made it and it was just chilling in the fridge!
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