Tuesday, August 16, 2011
7:30 pm---2000 calories, but I did start strength training. Used Coach Nicole video, she is great!!!
Went to Asian Art Museum for Bali Exhibit with a friend. We did very well, did not eat in any restaurants, did not spend any money, walked to the train station, all very good!!! Luckily I had some great leftovers to heat up and so we did have dinner together. Had lots of fun today with a friend with overeating and without overspending.
(Usually "out with a friend" is a 3000 calorie day)
Monday, August 15, 2011
Yesterday, checking into this blog periodically really worked. I stayed within my calorie range, for once. It was not that easy. I ate melon instead of crackers and cheese for my 4pm snack. I was hungry at dinner, but not starving, just good feeling hungry. There is a book I read back in the seventies and it was quite popular, called Thin Within, that analyzed people who were "naturally" thin, and they ate only when they were actually hungry. I wonder if I still have that book?
6:30 am - drinking hazelnut coffee, black and at computer
11 am -- walked to ocean, took bus back....felt I could have walked it, but that would have been overdoing it,and I would be too wiped out....pacing is important
9 pm -- was starving by 4pm....have to figure out how to have this not happen
Sunday, August 14, 2011
8 am - black coffee at computer
Goal for today: start strength exercises; do ball exercise; try to establish a habit of it.Question for self: how to integrate it as a habit in my life. The computer is now a habit in my life, why can't strength and exercise ball be a habit too? (I love the exercise ball as much as the computer, but obviously the computer is easier and more addictive!!!)
10 am - had a leisurely time, making my own muesli this morning, tastes delicious, and had a 300 calorie breakfast. A good start to the day. Now I am going out for 1.5 mile walk.
1pm - resisted eating at noon when I was hungry, pulled weeds instead, now I can eat lunch a bit later and hopefully won't be starved before dinner like I was yesterday. Can I limit calories to 400? We will report back!
11:15 - back from walk, realize calorie use is probably more than Spark computes because of the all the hills and stairs
Saturday, August 13, 2011
6 am -- no food yet....a new day....can I do better than yesterday?
3:30 pm -- went to Walnut Creek to babysit grandson, got there early, went to a coffee shop to get coffee. Even though I brought my own sliced apples, I got a bear claw, too. But FOR THE FIRST TIME, I asked for a bag, cut it in half, and only ate half. It was a huge one, and truly enough. Very hard to compute calories for something like that. But the point is, my vow is to do this in all restaurants, to get the bag or the box AHEAD OF TIME. To cut the item in half AHEAD OF TIME.
Ate apples and cottage cheese while I fed the baby, and then did have more of the bear claw, but it did not even appeal to me anymore. I gave him some (well, he is 18 months, feel a bit guilty) and he liked it. (of course)
Tossed out the rest. Another BIG STEP. Yes, you can toss out food. You really can.
10 pm - had only half a glass of beer at dinner; that was enough, amazingly. Measured out tablespoon of dressing. NOTE: always do this. Use measuring cups, measuring spoons as serving devices, this will keep me honest.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Going to try a new blog format. Will check in during the day. I will see if that helps my resolution to get back to my 2 pound loss by next week. (was going to say a much bigger goal, like "get to 130 pounds by September 30", but I remember Spark's advice to set small, do-able goals)
9:30 amThanks to all who commented on my blog. I just did a short 20 minute walk, that is all I had time for this morning. I did not put butter on my whole wheat bread this morning. So, so far so good, tiny steps.....
12 noon - 500 calories for lunch. Can I make it to dinner?
4pm -- had tea and cookies with mom -- I think they put something in those oreo cookies to make you want more. I should not have even eaten the first one. Does this spoil my day? Not totally, but not good either. Actually I am starving right now, and I had 1000 calories already.
9pm-- dinner calories would have been okay if I had not had 2 glasses of wine, ice cream, and cookies. The cookies were low calorie (150) AND WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH. The wine should have been one glass. Also the second glass predisposes me to want dessert.
Analysis for future: limit wine to one glass/ substitute fruit for cookies at tea time
Record here if this is possible to do.
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