Thursday, February 03, 2011
Wow, I was so proud of myself for eating healthily, but then when I added up the calories, it was 1200 and it is only 1pm. Look at my shared nutrition tracker. Oh well.....
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I was 149 this morning, and I was reminded of the great book on writing called Bird by Bird. The author talks about her brother being overwhelmed by having to write a report on birds due the very next day. Her dad put his hand on his son's shoulder, and said, "buddy, just take it bird by bird". I love this little phrase. I am going to make it my mantra.
Today, I am eating dinner out with a friend. So, my goal for today is 300 calories for breakfast (already done) and 300 for lunch. I actually usually do not overeat with this friend, because we split a gourmet salad, we split a gourmet dessert, and take tastes of each other's entree.
Another gorgeous day, so I will go walk around the lake. Camera not a good idea, because it really slowed me down. Will try for 3 miles today. ( three times around)
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
1. Broke the 150 mark on scale. Was 149.5 this morning. Have not seen that ever, so very encouraged.
2. Sunny day, so motivated to go for walk around lake. Will take camera. And telephoto lens this time. So, have double motivation to go there.
3. Will be on my own for food today, no restaurant temptations, no dinners with others, so should be able to do 1500 calories. Let's check at the end of the day.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Help. I finally have come to the point where I feel like I need help. I feel sad this morning, not my usual feeling. I want to limit myself to 300 calories for breakfast and 300 for lunch. Then if dinner is 1000, at least I will be within my range. It is impossible for dinner to be 300 or 400 or even 500. You cannot even get enough nutrition with so few calories. I cannot go to bed hungry. Cannot sleep. I will be going away this weekend, so the calorie thing will probably be out the window, yet my goal for Monday was to weigh at least one pound less. At least. At least I am aware. I can look back at my nutrition tracker and see where the extra calories come from. Usually sweets and wine. Goal for today:
1. 300 for breakfast
2. 300 for lunch
3. dinner will be out, do not put butter on bread, order broiled items
1. pack for trip
2. charge ipad, plan to do calories on trip?
3. take mom to doctor 1pm
4. do walk???
5. do one garden task on list
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Positives: I have finally established the Spark Habit. I am recording everything in my nutrition tracker, even when I have to guess.
Negatives: Last night I had 1500 calories just for dinner, or was it 2000? I just had to guess because we ate out, exotic things like shrimp wrapped in prosciutto with a creamy dipping sauce. Lots of wine, butter on delicious bread.
Positive: I seem to be able to control my calories for breakfast and lunch. I am not even hungry, especially if I have a protein like an egg in the morning.
Negative: I could not find anything nice to wear last night to the special dinner, except a black outfit that was complimentary. I want to lose weight so I do not have to be restricted to needing black clothing to look decent!!!
Positive: I could have easily enjoyed the dinner last night by skipping the butter and the dipping sauce and the dessert. That would have shaved 500 calories right there. (maybe even more)
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