It's been a while since I really enjoyed a healthy meal and got full without overeating. I am talking about my dinner. I started with a big healthy red leaf and cucumber salad with a little sundried tomato vinaigrette dressing. I normally just eat everything all missed together...but I am attempting to get my diet correct. I also made a home made peanut sauce...Coach Nicole's Tasty Peanut Sauce...and it was great on my blackened chicken breast and thin spaghetti. Such a great meal. I had the fuel I needed and the bulk to get full. I normally am a chicken wing person but there's more meat and less fat on the chicken breast. Also around here chicken wings cost just as much as a T-Bone. lol
Got a little walking in although my back is hurting now but I'm going to take it easier. I will get where I need to be by the end of the year safely and not going crazy and doing things I should not do. (Which I did today)
God has also blessed me. Today I got 10 on the on 10-10-10 I was blessed with a new Entertainment center and TV and my home looks so different. Of course I had to rearrange everything. lol
Day 8 and 9 were good days too. I'm going forward and I'm strength training more and happy to be alive. Thanks to any of you who stop by and read my blogs and comment. You are my motivators. I appreciate you all!
I realized that food really is fuel. Not this month but years ago. I was so intent on losing weight that I barely ate a can of green beans. I read labels alright and if I thought there were too many calories or fat I would not eat it. Including the can of green beans. Sounds crazy hugh?
I had frequent dizzy spells and even worked out on machines during lunch at work. Most days I had only eaten a Yoplait zero fat yogurt and a diet soda. If I wanted to splurge I would eat a bag of microwave popcorn. I lost weight...really fast. I would be so sick when I did try to eat food and it would not stay down. I was a fat anorexic. Well that's the way I saw it.
Now my low fuel has nothing to do with a fad diet. Sometimes the choices in my home are not healthy ones so I eat what I feel is healthier than eating the other choices. I know when I'm hungry but I ignore the growling of my stomach. I want to meet my goal for this year and I just can't eat those items that are not good fuel for my body. I don't purchase the bad food...others bring it over to us. My skinny son eats that type of food...and does not gain weight.
I have peanut butter and I plan on using that. I have eggs, wheat bread, red leaf lettuce, a cucumber, chicken breast, a yogurt, oatmeal and regular thin pasta. I normally have legumes around and lentils. That's what gets me through feeling full and healthy. I also have tuna and going to get me some soup. Soup is great to keep you full. These are the healthy items.
I know I need the fuel to get through this journey. I need plenty of water. I've walked the track at the school and had to recover from a dizzy spell because I did not drink enough water. Water is fuel also. It's a lubricant that we need no matter how bad it taste from the faucet when bottled water is not an option. I use hot water and put it in the freezer on those occasions. I am reviewing my food log and see that too many times I do not eat enough calories. Even though I'm fasting one meal this month, I can get more calories in as needed. I know what to do I just needed to blog about it.
I'm going to make a peanut sauce for the chicken breast for Sunday. Sounds good. I think Coach Nicole has a recipe here. I'm going to get my calories because not eating enough is just as bad as eating too much.
I am enjoying being creative when it comes on eating what's healthy and filling and love to fix up those plain salads. I can eat fruit and veggies and nothing else.
Hello Everyone! Im making this quick because I'm at the library.
Tuesday #5 was a very low day for eating. I did have 1337 calories but my main meals didn't give me many calories. I ate really light at dinner. The previous blog had listed dinner twice on day 4 but I changed it. So I didn't eat as much as it seemed.
I worked on upper body for 45 mins and just did some ab work because have to get it flat!
Today I had Spinach Yogurt(I love Yogurt) and I very icy bottle of water. For snack I will eat an apple and have chicken breast spinach and salad for dinner. Also will eat a suga freer pudding for evening snack.
Walking w/the cane is my "cardio" and back work. Can I do core again? I check with my Prevention book.
Day 3 sunday Oct 3
Started a light snack of Yogurt.
Had Pancakes for lunch and I used syrup.
Walked for 32 mins at grocery store leaning on basket. Cardio! lol
Dinner was spinach and beef eye of round wheat bread and apple.
Late snack: special dark chocolate 180 cals. \Treat.
Day 4 Monday Oct 4
Yogurt was my snack.
Lunch: Large salad w/red lettuce apples and cucumbers w/ lite vinaigrette dressing.
Small Turkey burger and bread.
Fat Free Browne. Another yogurt
Had a diet peach snapple tea. Water...drip drip drip...running to bathroom. lol
Dinner: Boneless Skinless Chicken breast small serving boxed stuffing and green salad.l Strength Train upper body.
Overall it was a good two days. I know I had too many carbs on Sun but I was under my calories since I had to lower them because of not being able to exercise 1000 mins as normal. But I'm proud. I guess I don't need dessert everyday.
I'm motivated and encouraged to go forward and cross the line. How about you?