Sunday, April 04, 2010
Holidays and going out to eat are my downfall. Both are special occasions in my world and special occasions are a reason to celebrate (translation: eat!).
Yesterday, DH and I went out to dinner, just the two of us. He asked me where I would like to go. I hate choosing because he is much more particular about his food than I am. We actually had a discussion once trying to determine if there was a place where we could go eat that he would eat and I wouldn't. We couldn't think of one. He even tried the local gas station, but no dice. They have a hot deli, lunchables and frozen burritos. I'm good!
Anyway, one of the ladies I work with talked about taking her son Goodwood BBQ for his birthday. That sounded really good to me. DH is not a fan of BBQ. I suggested it anyway. He decided that we could go there because they do have steak that is not BBQ. (Yay) I ordered the BBQ pulled pork with a baked potato, sour cream only and on the side, and steamed veggies. AND I only ate half the pork. Stayed in calorie range for the day! Woo Hoo!
Today is Easter (duh!) and we had (for us) the traditional Easter dinner of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and deviled eggs. Mmmm...deviled eggs. Love them! I only made eight halves and there are four in our family, two each. DD didn't like hers, so I gave her extra to DH. I still have over 200 calories to use, if I want to!
AND, I worked out today and yesterday. Eight more days of L3 to meet that goal!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
I have developed some of my goals and am now ready to share them with y'all! I can feel my chair buzzing with your excitement now! What? You're not that excited? Hmmmm....wonder what that vibration is then.
On to my goals!
I will attain a weight of 126 pounds. Exactly when isn't completely determined, but I should say in 8 weeks or less.
I will set a weight loss goal for myself each week. This week, my goal is 2 pounds. I'm higher than I want to be and need to bring that number down quickly. Okay, I don't "need" to. Just really, really, really want to!
I am going to do Level 3 of the 30-Day Shred every day for ten days straight like I'm "supposed" to. Today was day one!
In that workout, I have two smaller goals. The first is to be able to do all of the traveling pushups on my toes and not have to go to my knees for any of them. The second is to be able to do jumping lunges for the whole time and not have to revert to normal lunges. Those are HARD!!
After I do those, I'll have a new goal. It might be getting to the gym every day for a week. We'll see.
This week, I will stay in my calorie range every day. Afterthis week, I may be able to give myself one cheat day per week. I may look at three cheat meals instead, but that could be dangerous. Very, very dangerous.
I'm stopping right there. Too many goals and I'll get overwhelmed and unable to focus on any of them.
Quick recap (more for me than for you, but feel free to write them down!)
1. Lose 2 pounds this week.
2. Do my DVD workout 9 more days straight.
3. Stay in calorie range every day this week.
I can totally do this!
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Okay, that's all I can remember of that song. Unless I'm singing along with my Shrek CD and then I know all the words. Of course, my kids shush me if I'm actually singing in their presence, but that just encourages me to sing more loudly and more poorly (more badly?). Anyway, I am a "for myself" kind of singer!
Now that that little bit of "off the trackedness" is out of the way, on to what I really wanted to put in writing. Part of the purpose of this particular blog, in my mind, is to get what I want to do straight in my own mind. The thing is, I've been hovering between 4 and 8 pounds from my goal for the past six months, maybe longer.
Part of the problem is that I'm not completely sure that I want to get to my current goal. It is a number that I pulled out of my, um, ear. About six, maybe seven years ago, I started WW and I set a goal of 130. My leader agreed that 130 would be a good goal weight for me. I'm 5'1" (I swear I used to be 5'4", but I think my feet must have been fat too. LOL!) and 130 is at the top of most every range for my height. Since I carry my weight in my thighs (all muscle, I tell ya!), 130 was good for me. This time, I thought I would go for 126. Maybe that last four pounds would make my stomach look that much closer to flat. Or my thighs rub together just that much less.
But, what if I get to the 126 and I don't like it! What if that 4 pounds came off my face and I look skeletal! (Skeleton tree, cos I couldn't find a real skeleton. Didn't look too hard either.) Or worse. What if I really like the way I look, but decide I can look better?! What if I change my goal to continuously "improve" my appearance? What if I will need to be on the weight loss portion of this journey forever! Okay, that last fear ain't likely to come true. I like eating too much to make "continuous improvements" like that.
Anyway...I DO want to get to 126. If it turns out that it is too hard to maintain, I can go back to 130. Good. That is decided. Now...how do I get there? Basically, I need to make a plan. I need to make changes in my daily, every day, normal life because what I'm doing right now is not getting me where I want to go.
Tomorrow, in between cleaning out cobwebs (house AND head!), hanging pictures, working out, laundry and hopefully a little reading time, I will put my plan to pad and paper. (That can't be the right saying, can it? Pad and paper are basically the same thing, right?) Anywho...I will keep my plan, on my pad and on my paper, in a place that I will see it every day. Preferably a few times every day. I will blog it here and ask for accountability.
That's all I have right now. A fairly long blog that eventually gets one decision - I want to get to 126 - and one action item for myself - make a plan!
I'll let you know how it goes!
Friday, April 02, 2010
My son is watching a show about how different companies make tortilla chips, taco shells, etc. They discussed the health benefits of baked vs. fried tortilla chips and that fried tortilla chips tasted better.
Now I'm craving chips and salsa. The really good fried kind that you get at a real Mexican restaurant. And nice thick chunky flavorful salsa. Yummy! I have some tortilla chips in the pantry and some salsa in the fridge. Not quite the authentic stuff, but yummy just the same.
But, I am done eating for the day. I am making myself hungry with this blog, so I'd better end it now and head to bed!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
And I'm saying this after DH took me out to dinner tonight. Hmmmm....
Every work day, I pack both my breakfast and my lunch. I generally am not hungry right when I get up, but know that breakfast is important. Therefore, I pack a breakfast to eat at my desk. Most mornings, I have some sort of leftovers. Cereal (no, not even oatmeal!) doesn't stick with me and I get hungry really fast. I really like eggs and bacon but there are two problems with that breakfast. One, not the healthiest choice. Two, no one will make it for me! That's the big issue! LOL!
Lunch is also a leftover, but a different leftover than breakfast. I've had potato soup, beef enchiladas, lasagna and spaghetti so far this week. I packed the last of the spaghetti for lunch or breakfast tomorrow. When I was trying to figure out what to have for the other meal, I started looking through the freezer for my options. Enchiladas or lasagna - been there, done that...today! Chicken and rice dish - okay, but I don't feel like it. Frozen dinner - meh!
Short story long (yes, I know, I can make things long!) (Oh my, I just realized that that could be taken really wrong! ) Anyway...I am bored with all of the food I make. At least, right NOW I'm bored with every food choice I have. Ugh! So, do you think I could stay bored long enough that I won't eat more than my ranges allow? Yeah, didn't think so.
And I bet you are all dying to know what I decided to have for the other meal, huh?
Drum roll please... (pretend those two together are a drum)
I'm going to buy my lunch! Brilliant, yes? I've even decided to get a sandwich rather than a burger. Yay me! LOL!
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