Wednesday, January 04, 2012
So, I tracked everything I ate yesterday. I made some very good choices. Lots of fruit yesterday. Veggies too. Chicken sautéed in a tablespoon of olive oil and fresh garlic. A bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios for breakfast (Good choice in comparison, I usually eat something like a huge breakfast taco) For lunch I went to Subway, but was good there ordering chicken breast with loads of veggies, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, etc, on whole grain bread instead of white. (Though I am not really sure how much better the "whole grain" subway bread is compared to the white) I did eat a baked potato for dinner. I would have ended the enitre day only a few calories outside my goal range except for one thing. A Moon Pie. A double decker vanilla Moon Pie, which, I found out, comes in at a whopping 330 calories. For one, not so big, marshmallow and grahm crackery confection. A confection that provides no nutritional value and doesn't even have the decency to fill me up, just fatten me up. Oh, I ate it, and pushed my calories way out. I have been thinking ever since on how one thing can be so loaded with calories and not even feel like you ate it as well as how demented I have to be to have eaten it to begin with. I was in the check out line after work, I had grabbed a few things for dinner. I was hungry, and I love moon pies. I looked at the calories, I knew what I was doing, and I did it anyway. I am disappointed in me, but what can I say?
On another note, I was on my lunch break buying the fruit I consumed at work today, and the check out lady made a comment as she was checking all my fruit. She asked me if that was my lunch and I told her it was part of it, the dessert part. She nodded and said "That's good, because the way food is today, unless you eat something like this, you don't even know what you are putting in your body" That has been something that is floating around my mind lately. Eating more whole, natural foods. The more I read labels the more I want less to do with processed foods. If I eat a pear I know a pear is floating around, providing fiber and pear nutrients. If I eat a Moon Pie then I have no idea what is floating around in me because I can't even pronounce 90% of what is on the label.
So, that is what is on my mind this morning. Here is to an awesome day of good choices!
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Ooo, I disappeared for a while. I have been cleaning house for a solid week, and never want to see another broom again. I gained two pounds over the holidays, which is disappointing, but I am not going to cry over spilt milk, I am just pulling my big girl pants back on and moving forward. This year will be awesome, I can feel it.
Here's to a great new year!!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
"No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."
1 Corinthians 10:13
So, I was thinking about my trip to Lazy Town this week and looking at my journey quotes and thought that in addition to a list of non-scale victories, a list of ways that I have been provided a way out, an opportunity to go in the right direction, whether or not I was smart and took advantage.
For example, I was at the store today, picking something up for lunch because I had forgotten mine at home. I was in line at the check out with my low calorie lunch when I started eyeballing the chocolate bars. (bad thing about when I start eating sugar again, it is soooooo hard to bust the cravings when I go back to being good) Those rows of chocolatey goodness sure looked faboo, and well, that little devil on my shoulder was quite insitant that I had already failed my weigh in and why not get a candy? I could always make it up tomorrow... Just then, another checker came up and opened her register, a register which was no where near any candy bars, and told me she could help me. I made the right choice this time, thumped that little devil off my shoulder and turned to the non candy register. It was a way out, an opportunity to avoid temptation and go in the right direction. I could have gone on and checked out at the candy register, but I knew for me, at that time, being in close proximity to candy was a bad idea. Call it what you may, a way out provided by a Higher Power, luck, a coincidence, whatever you feel it is, but it is moment like this that for me are important in changing not just my body but my mindset. I made a good choice for me at that moment. Changing my mindset is the hardest part of all of this, it is 90% of my battle right now. Learning to love myself, learning to believe I am worth it, learning to start over right after I make the wrong choice or have a bad weigh in, not start over tomorrow just because I made a mistake today, or because my scale didn't say what I wanted to this morning. So I may periodically post times when I feel a way out has been provided, because I need to see myself making better choices more often.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
It isn't the scale's fault that my weight was up this morning, but I sure wish it was. The plain and simple fact is that I have been making very poor food choices this week. It has been a convenience thing, it has just been easier to eat out than to cook, but still, I know better. I took the wrong direction and ended up at a destination I don't like, so I have to go ahead and make my U-Turn and start heading back in the right direction.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
So, I am really down on myself for a lot of reasons, none of which I will waste time on here. So, I decided to sit down and list some non-scale victories in order to boost my mood a little.
- I have not stopped and bought Mayonaise Potato Salad from Bucees in months (Some Texas people know what I mean about Bucees, they have everything and the potato salad is faboo, I used to stop and buy a tub of it nearly every morning and eat it for breakfast)
- I am down a pants size
- I am down a shirt size
- I am more active
- I eat less at every meal
- I make healthier food choices
- I look cuter in my smaller jeans
- My arms are getting smaller
- I bought cute bra and panty sets for the first time in years, and I feel good when I wear them
- I am sexy and I know it!!
So, I have made accomplishments, and I need to keep my eyes on the prize. Direction, not intention, determines my destination!!!
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