Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Today was a good day, diet-wise.
When I first started on Spark, I just tried to watch my calories...which translated into eating lots of 100 calorie snack packs of my favorite sweets. Eventually I cut those out completely, but continued to use white flour products because I just 'hated wheat'. As my lifestyle changed, I soon found I quite preferred whole wheat or multi-grain products to anything made with white flour. Today, I can't even eat white bread without making a face.
A couple of weeks ago, I realized I had one last hurdle to jump over before reaching my goals: a salt addiction. I have my sugar cravings under control, I've switched to whole grain products, but I have yet to cut out added salt from my diet.
I lived for salty pretzels, salt&vinegar potato chips, and generously doused most of my meals in sea salt.
Today was the first time in weeks that I am actually under the max. amount of sodium recommended in my nutrition tracker.
I know now that I can pass this final hurdle before being the healthiest woman I can be, and it feels oh so great!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I love grocery shopping. While scavenging for sales at Walmart today, I realized that what ends up in my cart now is vastly different than it was 3 years ago.
3 years ago I would have put in:
mint chocolate chip icecream
Reeses' Puffs Cereal
premade chicken nuggets
instant mashed potatoes
...you get the picture.
Today's grocery cart was filled with:
individually sealed wild caught fish fillets
freshly made black bean and corn salsa
no sugar added pudding
high fiber granola bars
The best part is, I think today's cart sounds way more enticing! :)
It feels great to reflect on the changes I've made, especially when I'm stuck in a weight loss rut.
Friday, April 02, 2010
I've been going to Art of the Catwalk [fitness studio in Tallahassee] for about two months now, and I am finally feeling better about this plateau situation. After three weeks at Catwalk, I finally broke 160 and went to 159. Now this morning my scale reads 162, but I've learned that sore muscles=water weight retention, and after all the work I've been doing, my muscles are definitely sore! In order to depend less on the scale, I started measuring myself again...sure enough, since starting Catwalk I've lost 1/2 inch off my hips and waist! Considering I hadn't lost any inches since October and this happened after only a couple weeks at Catwalk, I'm stoked.
My energy levels are up, and since most of my fitness classes are dance-style I don't really think of it as dragging myself to the gym. For the past two weeks I've been going to 5 classes a week.
No worries guys, I updated my fitness tracker so that I am still eating the proper amount of food =]
I'm really excited to see where my body is in another couples weeks, and don't worry, I'll keep you guys posted!!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
So 50 lbs later, I am generally happy with my new body and my new life style. I haven't had a chicken finger in over a year [i used to eat them several times a week!]
I drink water and tea instead of soda, and I exercise regularly.
However, it's been six months since I lost weight. I am ten lbs away from my ultimate goal, and I can't seem to get to it.
I rarely overeat, but after a horrific semester both educationally and emotionally, I went home for christmas break and spent a month being lazy and eating all the holiday grub. I put on 7 lbs.
Coming back to Tallahassee I immediately started tracking my food again and have dropped those winter lbs, but that leaves me around my stagnant 160.
I'm getting desperate. To be so close to my goal and not get even a lb closer is disheartening.
I'm trying to be proactive instead of simply throwing in the towel. I am incorporating more fresh veggies in my diet, and eliminated icecream from my diet completely. I am still tracking everything I eat, and I got a membership to a dance fitness gym and have started taking 2 classes a week.
I really don't want to use supplements to lose the weight, but I'm not sure if i can stand waiting much more =[
Sunday, June 29, 2008
So, the fruits of my labors finally seem to be paying off!
The scale is steadily staying on 192 lbs now!
Which means two super exciting things:
My BMI is back in the 20s
This is the best weight I've had since the fall!
I've also bumped my cardio up to about 6 days out of the week, and I'm planning on jogging more and more regularly. I eat crazy better now, and I've discovered a love for cooking, shopping, and going to the fruit market.
I thought all of this was grand, and then while I was packing I tried on two pairs of shorts that I hadn't been able to fit in months....
they're tight, but they definitely fit!
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