Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I took yesterday one minute at a time. I did really good, except for a few minutes.
I planned out all my meals and snacks at the beginning of the day (which really helped by the way, so I've done it again today). Then I stuck to the plan. But I was really hungry for dinner at 430, I decided to make it early and we ate by 5. I couldn't slow down, I inhaled my dinner, which means when my serving was finished...yep you guessed it. I was still feeling hungry. My stomach caught up and I felt full, but my brain never did, I still wanted to eat.
I drank water, felt full and still wanted to eat. I waited an hour and I still wanted to eat, I decided if I still was feeling that way after another glass of water and 20 minutes I would eat the croissant I was craving. I still wanted it 20 minutes later, so I toasted it....and then ate another one while it was toasting
320 calories a pop. Oops.
Eat slower - duh, I know that.
If you're really craving something, best to give in a BIT earlier then an hour and a half later.
Planning meals and snacks works.
Ok, time to put those lessons into action today!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
If that's what it takes then that's what I'll do.
Focus. Remember your goals.
If I have to take this one minute at a time, then that's what I'll do. I know that I will have ups and downs, I had a great two months of ups, followed by two months of downs. Its time to swing back in the other direction.
If I have to do this one minute at a time, then that's what I'll do.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
So my weight hasn't moved, but here are the positive things.
1) I'm still drinking my greens daily
2) I'm still drinking tons of water daily
3) I haven't gained weight
4) I have added in exercise
5) I have lost an additional inch on my waist and 1/2" on my hips
6) I tried on some new jeans this weekend and realized I needed a size 10! I was a 14 when I started in August (a tight 14 too).
These are all awesome things and I'm proud of them. The scale isn't the only way to measure my success.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
My weight loss has stalled, I think I'm officially plateaued. I last saw a loss on 9/25 (167.4), I stayed there for about 3 weeks, I added exercise (I hadn't been exercising during all my early success), but I'm far enough in it that I don't think this is water weight or that I'm working out enough to be seeing muscle gain. I feel like my clothes fit better but my measurements stay the same.
I got to 167.2 and stayed there, every single day. Until I went up to 168.0.
I am getting frustrated and trying to stay with it, what are some good plateau blasters?
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Yesterday I did really well, I did 30 minutes on my new (to me) elliptical, the first really intense cardio I've done in months! It felt so good to sweat. I tracked all my calories and even when I had a VERY stressful afternoon at work, I managed to stay the course and not eat the leftover birthday cake or pie (why is this stuff even in my home!?!?).
I finished the day right on track with calories burned and calories consumed. I know that tracking is the key to my success, with the SP app I don't have an excuse to not track and I've found a system for my recipes that isn't exact but it gets me close (I figure the calories of the whole dish, then divide by # of servings, then I just add the ingredients to my tracker for the day until I get to about the calories per serving, the recipe calculator isn't working for me the last few months and its not available on the apps).
I'm loving McDougall, it is so quick and easy and fast and healthy and low calorie and good...and I could go on and on and on.
This morning I was very grumpy when I woke up, hubby came through the room and informed me he has an early meeting, which is his way of saying "I can't take Molly to daycare this morning even though you planned on me doing that, you'll need to", but instead of using that as an excuse to not workout, I used it as a motivator, I jumped up (well, probably not jumped ), changed and started working out. My plan was to do 30 minutes of Body Pump and 15 minutes on the elliptical, but Molly woke up during the cool down of Body Pump so I had to get her dressed, fed and to daycare, I thought maybe I would get on the elliptical when I got home, but I didn't, my legs were jelly and I was hungry. So I ate a healthy breakfast and caught up on SP.
Now off to catch a shower, get a haircut and get to work!
Keep on sparking friends!
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