Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I'm 2 weeks in...and I'm still holding on to a diet. I really really wanted to do the raw food in the beginning, but as I wrote a few entries back...it was hard to fit it in with being a teacher. I only have ~22 minutes or so to eat lunch and I really can't fit in a large raw meal that I need to get in an ample amount of calories...plus throw in the fact that I'm not a morning person, so I eat and run.
One big change for me though, is that I do now eat breakfast. Each morning, I have some type of meal prepared, either fruit and granola or fruit and a cereal bar. I don't think I've ever eaten breakfast this regularly, unless you count during summer. From the time I started elementary school, I haven't really eaten breakfast. That's over 20 years of my life!!!! I don't like a lot of the "standard" breakfast foods (grits, sausage, eggs) so I wouldn't eat school breakfast. For years, I ate Ramen noodles for breakfast on weekends and during the summer. Over the last year or so, I had moved into eating turkey bacon, waffles/pancakes/french toast, and rice/potatoes for breakfast (a meat, a bread, and a starch). Now, I'm actually eating a healthier breakfast!!!
I've still been eating a lot of fruit and veggies....especially raw fruit and veggies, but I've thrown in a subway sub here and some chicken mcnuggets there, but I've still been watching my calories, carbs and fats. I honestly am soooo hungry on the days when I eat only raw that it makes me want to give up dieting all together and just eat, so I compromised lol. Some people will say it's only because I didn't give it a fair shot...and probably so, but I should have gotten this diet started during the summer instead of waiting for school to start back. However, I have such a better routine during the school year that I didn't want to half-do it during the summer....eating breakfast @ 2 after I woke up at 11/12 and stuff like that. So I am eating some cooked food and a pinch of meat here and there.
Last night, I went to a banquet with my mother...I was receiving a certificate..and of course...banquet = food. I am so proud of myself...I didn't go straight to the sweet tea...I had water. I also didn't get a dessert and I watched my portion sizes on the food that I did get. I was the first one done at my table, but honestly, I wasn't hungry after I finished. I ate what I needed and didn't overdo it...I did want more of the mashed potatoes...they were great, but I didn't go for it.
Still no soda/sweet tea.....and as of the other day, I had lost 7 pounds...this morning, it looked like 1 or 2 of them were back, but I also know that my weight fluctuates throughout the day, so I'm not sweating it. (I still need to invest in a digital scale lol)
Friday, September 18, 2009
well, i'm at a week and a half and I feel sorta bad...actually, i think the kids at school are passing on their germs. i haven't been really sticking to the 100% raw like I wanted to, especially in the beginning, just for the sake of detox, but I have been eating mostly fruits and veggies. i haven't been really walking this week, either. on tuesday, it looked as if it would pour down raining at any moment as i left work, so i called my walking partner (mom). She wasn't feeling well, so i went to check on her. by the time, i got there, it was raining a little. on wednesday and thursday, we had workshops after school...and wednesday was the kicker...they brought in pizza. i had to go for it...lol...because otherwise i wasn't going to get a chance to eat until about 6pm and i ate lunch at 11:45. i ate 2 slices (pepperoni and cheese) and my side was a little bit sore afterwards...i dunno. i went from there to bible study, so once again i didn't get to walk. last night, i went to the grocery store after work...big mistake...since I was hungry. i had been trying my best to stay away from potatoes, but they were on sale, so i bought a bag (5lbs for 1.98). I ended up cooking last night. I made a meatless beef stew...it was great. I used 3 of the potatoes, some celery, carrots, and jalapenos. I boiled them until they were tender and then added a pack of lipton's onion soup and some bouillon...it was wonderful. i only ate a bowl and a half...which is great, the old me would've finished the pot!!!! this morning, i think the scale had moved...and in a good direction, (i have an old school scale...i need to go digital lol)so maybe this thing isn't beating me after all!!!
PS. still no soda!!!!!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It's almost the end of my planning period at work....and instead of grading papers, I was trying to figure out what I would eat for dinner, sorta on the hungry side already. Then a thought occurred to me...I've gone an entire week with no soda or tea. That's AMAZING...I'm sure there have been times when I have drank tea with every meal...and I love NuGrape and Sprite. Yaaay for me!!!! I did fall off my raw diet some this weekend...and I even a sub that had chicken in it (on Sunday) , but I did not go back to soda. I've been drinking smoothies, water, and juice!!!!! I think I am back on track for the week, though!!! yay for me!!!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Today is my first weekend day on the diet...hmmm...i have fallen off the wagon slightly. I had not eaten any "cooked food" ( a baked potato) since Tuesday, but today I went out with my bf and we went to REd Lobster for lunch.
To my credit, I had a caesar salad with no meat....and a bowl of creamy potato bacon soup. I also ate one cheddar bay biscuit....as soon as the biscuit hit my stomach...I could tell a difference.
However, today is also the first day that I just haven't been hungry hungry either, so maybe it's a good thing. I dunno...I'm trying to hold out...I gotta see how my weight loss progresses before I decide which avenue I'm going to take. with the raw food, i stay constantly hungry...and at my job, i only have 26 minutes to eat...that's including from the time I walk out of the door and not counting trying to stop by the restroom or anything. so really and truly, i don't have the time to eat the big meals that i need on the raw diet. i also can't snack while i'm up working...so i just stay hungry until i finally get away from work and unlike in the past...when i could stop by and get a burger and then drop by my parent's house for a while...now i'm either getting a side salad since all the others have meat and still being hungry or i'm rushing home.
Raw food just really appealed to me because i heard it can help clear up allergies...and my sinuses drive me crazy all year long...all day long, but i don't know if it is suited to my lifestyle..... i just have to wait and see!
Friday, September 11, 2009
ok, so last night, I went out with my mother for a little while. She wanted to stop by Bojangles and get my dad a meal. I LOVE BOJANGLES....and have loved it since I was small...not the chicken or the biscuits, but the dirty rice and the seasoned fries....omg! so anyway, the food wasn't ready and we had to pull off to the side and they even offered me a free beverage, but I stayed strong!!!!! now i gotta see if i can make it through this first weekend...
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