Thursday, October 14, 2010
My legs hurt. They hurt a lot. My foot hurts. It hurts a lot. I don't know what I did... ok that is a lie, I know what I did. I tried to walk up that hill again by my boyfriend's house. I am determined to make it to the top. I stopped for a while and now I remember why... because my legs hurt. Once I am up and moving, they feel ok, but if I have been stationary for a while... forget it. This morning when I got out of bed, I could hardly move. Thank god I didn't have to go to the bathroom really bad or I would have never made it. I am not giving up. I am going to try tomorrow if it isn't raining, and if it is, then I will just do my walking video.
We had a really horrible thunderstorm on Sunday night and I have been without internet for two days. I honestly thought I would die, then I realized that I don't really need it that much. The first day was kinda lame, but after that it was ok. I went and hung out with my friends Katie and Andrew last night and we had an awesome time. Andrew made this squash that was divine - it was soooo delish! I am going to have to start making more squash. I forgot how much I totally adore it. Then we went for a really nice walk, and I even got some jogging in which was great. Not a lot, but some which made me happy. I forgot how awesome it feels and I wish I could do it longer than what I can right now. I guess that is something you have to work up to.
The thunderstorm that took out my internet also took out the TV in the living room. I don't watch TV out there at all. I stay in my bedroom. However, mom and dad do. Mother and I will be going shopping for a new TV on Saturday. I am sure it will be fun.
something I am having a lot of trouble with is deterring when I am actually full. I am so used to stuffing myself until I feel sick, that I am still struggling with this. For dinner tonight I had
6 oz "naked' chicken breast
1 tablespoon of buffalo sauce
1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup of mixed veggies.
after eating all of that I still feel like I should eat more. I don't know why. When all is said and done for the day I will have consumed appx 1569 calories in total. I had a very good, healthy day in eating. Lots of good food. When I look at my tracker, I can't believe I ate all of that, but when I add up the calories it only comes out to 1569, which shows me that I am making good choices. I am able to eat lots of food because I am making good choices. When a cowoker asked me if I was "going to eat all of that" I said "Yes, I am and my entire meal is less calories and fat than the burger you just had"
I am on Book V now of Harry Potter... The Order of the Phoenix... I can't wait for Potter time tonight...
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
My boss decided to treat us tonight to milkshakes from the local dairy. It was amazing... I drank it slowly and enjoyed it. Lucky for me, he didn't get the large size, so that was nice, at least I didn't have to throw 3/4 of it out this time around.
I went for a walk today and it was awesome. I really enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, once I reached the point where I usually turn around, I kept on going... which was good, but also bad. I hadn't planned on walking that long, and once I got back home I had to run around to make it out the door on time. Needless to say, my hair is still wet in a bun, I have no make-up on, and lunch again is a Weight Watchers Smart Ones dinner. I wanted to make Kung Pao shrimp today with veggies and brown rice, but I ran out of time. At least I have a nice fresh salad to eat.
My boyfriend and I are going out for dinner to Texas Roadhouse tomorrow. I have already planned what I will eat (sirloin, baked sweet potato and green beans) and will eat light all day to allow this into my food budget. I will most likely skip lunch, since I won't get home until 530 am anyway, wake up around 1 and eat breakfast, then dinner will be around 6. If I get hungry, I will have a banana. I know it seems like my boyfriend and I eat out a lot. We usually enjoy one meal out a week. We used to eat out for every meal, but we stopped that when I was sick of it. I love to cook, and I do it a lot, but our tastes are a little different...
I love to eat and make my own versions of down home, rib sticking meals... baked chicken breasts, mashed potatoes (skim milk and that fat free butter spray) with veggies, or a nice pot roast simmered in the crock pot... he would rather eat chicken nuggets.
I have finished the 4th Harry Potter book and I have to say, it was pretty exciting. I am super stoked to start the 5th book. I know it is going to be awesome. Friday I am going to hang out with my friends Katie and Andrew to watch the third and fourth movies. It is going to be an awesome time and I am really looking forward to it
I still have 3 1/2 hours of work left... *sigh*
Monday, October 04, 2010
I have been really lazy the past few days. The past four to be exact. I haven't walked. I don't know why. I haven't felt like it. It has been perfect walking weather- cool and crisp. I don't mind walking when it is 0 degrees - I prefer the cold. Saturday I didn't do anything until my boyfriend and I went out to dinner. We went to TGI Fridays and I like to get the Dragon Fire Chicken which is a great lower calorie/lower fat option. Well, they had that with the "Pick Three" option where you get to pick an appetizer, an entrée and a desert all for $12.99 - the meal itself if almost $10 sooo... yeah... I got green bean fries, but honestly only ate about 1/4 of the portion (and it is smaller than what you normally get) and I had one of my boyfriend's cheese sticks (I have such a weakness for fried cheese, but I only had one) then my meal which was divine. For desert was cheesecake, and yes, I ate it all. By the time I left the place I was feeling ill... I don't know what I ate like that... that is not like me anymore, but sometimes old habits die hard, so I am sure that I had a day and a half's worth of calories in one meal, when I originally just wanted the lower fat/lower calorie choice... oh well... no use crying over spilled milk, clean it up and move on...
Other than that, I have been eating very well. I am on a total smoothie kick and have come up with some good ones, all for about 220 calories or under. I have noticed they make an awesome comfort food. My current fave
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of pumpkin
all spice (to taste)
pumpkin pie spice (to taste)
8 ice cubes
Total = 125 calories
also for snacks I have been obsessed with popcorn. I found my old microwave air popper and have been popping it and bringing it to work as a snack. You can have a lot of popcorn for not a lot of calories. I have always been a fan of air popped popcorn - I don't like butter or salt on it really. So that makes a good treat. They way I have it figured, by measuring out 3 tablespoons and popping it, there is about 140 calories.
I have been tracking everything, and doing really well with eating, but I just can't make myself go for a walk - I don't know why. This weekend, while my boyfriend watched the Steelers, I should have went for a walk, but instead I stayed cuddled on the couch with him and read because I hate Football. I don't know what is wrong with me.
The bottom line is, I need to go tomorrow.
In other news, I don't know what is wrong with my skin. I have Rosacea, but I have it pretty well under control and it only really looks bad when I get out of the shower. After an hour or so, and a pound of foundation later, it looks ok. For some strange reason, I have weird red blotches around my eyes and forehead... it isn't attractive. The good news is I have a dermatologist appointment on Thursday, so if it hasn't gone away by then, he can advise me.
I have these horrible dark circles from lack of sleep and I am looking kind of old today
Friday, October 01, 2010
It started raining last night when I was at work, and to my knowledge, hasn't really stopped. It was really nice when I went to sleep this morning after work... all snuggled up in my blanket, listening to the rain drum on the roof... so nice
I got on the scales today... I measured today...
-1 inch waist
-1 inch upper arm
-1 inch thigh
-1 inch calf
-2 inches neck
- 1/2 inch hips
I was pretty pleased
Tonight we had an office birthday party for a coworker... I had 2 cuts of pizza (square cuts appx 4x4) and a small piece of cake.
Right now, I am looking forward to some more Potter time :)
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I will be weighing and measuring myself tomorrow. I am expecting good results because I have worked so hard, but I am not getting my hopes up. It seems like every time I get my hopes up and think I did really awesome, I don't and I get upset. It seems like I try really really hard, and I do everything right, and I get nowhere... it is so lame. I will post results
My foot still hurts. I really should do something about it. I didn't walk for quite a few days, and it felt good, then I went for a walk yesterday and today and it started hurting again. My shoes wore a big blister on the side of my heel, which feels lovely... I am glad I work at night so I can run around the office in my socks.
Right now, I am so tired, and I still have a lot of work time to go...
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