Sunday, June 30, 2013
I am thinking the peanut butter jar may have to go. Lately I have been craving it in the worst kind of way, and a tablespoon or two is not satisfying the craving. I just want to eat gobs and gobs of it. It is almost an uncontrollable urge. I know there is nothing wrong with Peanut butter, and if I can stick to a serving it is a great way to add healthy fats to my nutrition plan but when I can't stick to the serving size, it is a problem. At 210 calories a serving (Smucker's Natural) I can't "afford" to be eating gobs of it. That is an easy way to blow my calorie budget not only for the day, but for the week.
I wonder if my body is missing something? I emailed Angie (my Holistic Nutritionist) and asked her what she thought about it. I haven't heard back from her yet, but then again it is only 9:30 on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't even be up this early, except I have to work.
I think I am going to take the plunge and go for PC Fit tomorrow morning at 10:00. I am pretty nervous and very intimidated. I keep reminding myself that everyone has to start somewhere, and I can always modify the things I need to. The good thing is the exercise circuit is based on time, not reps. So, I can do less reps and give myself more recovery time at first if needed. Still nervous though...
So far work is pretty ok, but I still have to be here 10 more hours so we shall see...
Saturday, June 29, 2013
I am working the weekend - I don't really have any issues "being good" when I am not working, but the second I step foot in this office, the mindless eating commences.
I always come prepared - I have my healthy foods pre-tracked, but I veer off of the planned route. I don't know what it is.
I resolve today to stick to my plan. I am at my all time lowest weight (as an adult - 3rd grade doesn't count) and I don't want to ruin it. I mean seriously - how hard can it be?
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Today was... a good day
It started off with rain and storms. I figured it would be a "hang out on the couch with a cup of tea, book and cat" kind of day.
My Grandmother invited me out to dinner with her, my Grandfather, two of her cousins and their spouses, their daughter and her husband. We went to a local steak house Hoss's. Older people like Hoss's because they have the all you can eat soup and salad bar, plus they don't put any of that "funny spice" on their steaks. I like Hoss's too. I think the food is pretty decent.
I had the 6oz sirloin tips w/ steamed broccoli as my meal. I had a very small salad, some french onion soup w/ cheese, a few bites of a brownie w/ peanut butter sauce and a few grapes. I didn't eat my entire meal, and I think more than half of it is now in my fridge for another day.
It was nice to spend time with my family. My Grandmother's cousins have always been in my life. She was and still is very close with them.
After we were done eating and talking, I went grocery shopping. I am not sure what I bought, but I spent about $140. My cart full of healthy goodness was ruined by the 8 bottles of soda and 2 giant bags of chips I had to buy for my boyfriend's father's birthday party this weekend (note I won't even get to attend because I have work)
I came home and left the stuff out to make wedding soup. I am not sure why, but for some reason I decided I wanted wedding soup. So, I made it. I measured out 3 bowls for the weekend, 3 servings to freeze and the rest is for my boyfriend.
Not sure what I am going to do the rest of the night. I am feeling a bit on the lazy side, so I might watch Netflix or read.
My Spark Coach subscription is set to expire in a few days... I am not sure if I am going to renew it or not. I like it and it seems helpful, but I am just not sure if it is something I want to keep. I got it free for 3 months when I pre-ordered the Spark Solution. Not sure on that yet.
Tomorrow I am dragging the boyfriend to help me with the Library at the Cove Relay for Life. It is a cancer benefit that our neighboring town holds every year. It raises a lot of money for The American Cancer Society. While they are not my favorite charity, I am still down to help.
I hope everyone has a great night!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I met my BFF today at the public pool in her town (about 30 mins from mine)
We had a great day! The pool is really nice. I didn't do much actual swimming because there were kids jumping about everywhere, but I did manage to get a few laps in. I have come to the conclusion I am no way ready for the Sprint Tri I wanted to do in a few months!
I got sun burned. It hurts. Of course, it is my own stupid fault... it is one of those things I want to say I will learn from, but I won't. I will do the same thing again... maybe not this year, but it is inevitable that I will at some point.
After we were done swimming, we went over to the park so her kid could play, and honestly so we could swing on the swings! I also managed to do a pull up and a half on the monkey bars!! yay me!!
I think that is all for now
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
So here is the deal...
Eating. We have to do it. I mean, you can go without food for a pretty long time, but eventually you have to do it or you die.
You shouldn't eat when you are not hungry... I struggle with this and here is why --
I had gastric bypass surgery in 2012. I don't feel hunger like a normal person. If I wait until I am hungry to eat, and stopped when I was full, I would only consume maybe 600 calories a day at most. So, I end up eating when I am not hungry in order to get proper nutrition.
I struggle with this sometimes. I don't want to say I feel guilty (not an emotion in my spectrum) but I feel like I am breaking Healthy Lifestyle Rule #21 if I eat when I am not hungry.
We hear it over and over and over from the experts... don't eat unless you are hungry. Don't put "fuel" in an already "full" gas tank... But I can go too many miles before I am on E (does that make sense??)
Like right now... I just had Greek Yogurt and Kind Granola (2 tablespoons) for a snack -- I wasn't hungry, but it was in my "plan" for the day. Now, had I not eaten that snack, I would have been under on my protein and even further under on my calories.
Maybe I am just thinking too much and need to go to bed?
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