Monday, October 08, 2012
Wow, it has been a full 8 days. I am coming down with a cold, but I am one that pretends to never get sick. Most of the time the symptoms are minimal and so far, this is not an exception. But, I do feel run down and I have been congested/drippy. I seldom take medication because I don't like the way it makes me feel, but I did take a decongestant both last night and again this afternoon. In addition, I ate a few pieces of candy which threw me over my calorie counts - AGAIN!!!!
I did however, go to a pilates class and do my shoulder strengthening video. I am trying to do things right, even if I am not perfect. I guess it is a bit like learning to ride a bike. Each time you fall off, you get one time closer to the time you learn not to.
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Yes, I overate again today. I can see why I haven't been losing weight. I have to make changes.
One change I have made is I am l logging the calories. I am writing in this blog. I can see where I need to make changes in my diet.
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live." ~ Flora Whittemore
Sunday, October 07, 2012
I love to make new recipes. Today I made oven baked fish nuggets and baked potatoes with plenty of steamed cauliflower on the side. My husband and son completely detest fish, so I have plenty of lunch leftovers for the next few days.
I did eat a bit more at breakfast than usual. We went to the breakfast buffet as usual. I became a bit grumpy, but tried to control things a bit better. I usually feel overfilled and skip lunch, but then get hungry before dinner and snack on junk food like the rest of the family. Today I opted to have a light lunch and it was much better. Next time I ought to eat salad to get in my vegies...
The rest of the day I was less active than usual and after eating my dinner I feel bloated so I wonder if I ate too much. Sometimes the tracker (or the tracker input person) is less than accurate and even though it says I ate in range, I certainly didn't burn the calories as I usually do because I feel overfilled. UGH! I guess I felt pressured to eat a "full serving" because I made it for me and my husband and son were expecting it - since they chose to eat hamburgers.
I am counting my blessings though, my youngest daughter stopped and spoke to me for about 30 minutes today before running off to hang out with her friends.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
All evening, as I rushed about paying bills and making treats for Pack Meeting tomorrow, I worried that I had eaten too many calories and wouldn't be able to remember where I had taken them from. (I only tasted the spoon twice, or maybe three times, honest.)
It was a busy day and a bit off my regular schedule. I have been busy at work and tried to fit an 8 hour day into 4 as I had meetings all afternoon. I didn't pack a lunch but planned to stop at home and grab something on my way to the meeting, which I did. I still ended up being late and sitting alone in the back. No problem.
When i got home, I thought about all the things on my list at home to do and decided I needed to pay bills. By the time I was done, it was dinner time so we threw some leftovers out and those were hard calories to count since I made it before I started counting again. Then I had to decide between a walk and making cookies. I didn't want to let my cubs down so, I made cookies.
Then, as I sat down to count my calories, I was shocked that I had partaken less than yesterday. Could that be true? I haven't felt hungry, but I did feel less in control. I can only do the best I can each day and today I feel like this was as good as I could be.
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