Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hope I'm not speaking too soon but I wish I never see the 260s ever again. Slow and steady, that's the way I go and I really can't complain too much. I feel good, I eat well, I mean I'm rarely left hungry and soon I'll have to take in my pants. Still, I wonder if I will meet my weight loss goals in time.
Two things I have to work on: portion control and planning ahead. Portion control because I still eat in bulk although I stay within my calorie range. Very often I would choose quantity over quality. For example, today I ate a 2-cup house salad with 1 tbsp of low fat balsamic dressing, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (to reduce the fat yet get the taste) and 3 oz cooked shrimps (boiled). Tonight, I had fish with 2-cup plain penne. BTW, the fish was the best I had in a very long time: Alaskan pollock fillet (400g) partially defrosted with 1 cup medium salsa, bake covered at 400ºF for 45 mins (no salt needed b/c of salsa), then add 50g light mozzarella and bake uncovered another 5 minutes. When done, I let it stand while I cooked the pasta (would also have been good with rice.) Then I sprinkled another 50g shredded mozza on top of fish and pasta (made two servings of fish each 323.2 cal, 9.3g fat, 10 carbs and 45.3 proteins.) It was absolutely delicious and totally satisfying, but again, I could have cut down on the pasta.
Anyways, I'll work on it but won't sweat bullets because of that. I know now that when I cannot control the way food is prepared, I'll have to use caution and forget about taking 2 cups of this or that...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I did very good last evening with the Fish Fry at the Legion. As planned, I gave most of my fries to DH in exchange for his coleslaw and I removed all deep fried coating around the fish before eating it (the fish). The Honours & Awards presentation went quite well but it was long (those things always are I was told). Unfortunately, it's after the presentation that I indulged a little with cheese (cheese ball) and crackers. Not too bad in itself except that I hadn't planned for it and I was too tired and 'weak' to resist. That's what I have to work on.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Today, I read about making a collage of what motivates me and about goal setting. I know that will take me a few days to get it together. I have so many projects on the go, that is just another one. Hey, perhaps one of my mini goals will be to tackle those projects and cross them out of my list. Let's see, put my photos albums in order; you won't see too many of my mug in those - I despise the camera and its despises me (this, by the way, runs in my birth family.) Then, I have to sew a blazer that I cut out from a pattern last fall. Now I believe I know why I have not finished this sewing job... It's because once done, I have no more excuses to get out of parades and Legion events. They are so looking for someone to take over from them. The problem is that it (the Legion) tends to take over your life and that is not why I retired from my paying job! The other side of this is that DH loves this type of work; he is a social butterfly, me not so much. And, of course, we 'travel' in pair.
Anyways, what was I rambling about? Oh yes, the collage. That should be interesting to put together. I wonder what DH will say when I put it up on the wall!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I just want to put it out there that I've had a few days lately when I've struggled keeping up with the few changes I made since I met you, SP! I had quite a busy weekend which took me completely off my routine and I will have another busy month coming up. I could have avoided some temptations if I had done some minimal planning. Instead, I flew by the seat of my pants, took too long grooming to have breakfast, had to get on the road and once we arrived at destination, we had to get to business right away. Yesterday, they offered coffee, cookies, cheeses and fruits; so I figured the same will happened today... but noooo. By the time the meeting concluded, I could have eaten my own fingers. It's only once the meeting was over that the food appeared and I couldn't get in line fast enough.
Soooo, I'd better smarten up and get back on track and do some wise planning from now on CAUSE I WILL NOT QUIT.
Things to get: a thermos coffee mug, some multigrain bars, bottled water. Don't leave home without them!!!!!!
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