Thursday, August 01, 2013
Blew my nutrition goal by 255 cals. So much for a good start on the 1st day! It was an experiment but eating what I THOUGHT was 'the better choice' so didn't turn out that way. Actually I was shocked to find out what some of the things that I thought was ok ... apparently was NOT! For 1, I never imagined that steamed Har Gow had so high calories!!!! Geez!!!! Will be smarter tomorrow. Actually it was a good experiment today. Never assume!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
This time feels different from the previous times I've tried to lose weight. For many of us, the problem is in the mind. For me, I don't know if it's psychological or not, I find myself more willing to 'stick to the plan' this time. There IS a change in mindset. With that said, I hope to achieve my goal.
Like I've said, I'm making small but sustainable changes and though it's only been 2 weeks of very small change in habits, finally I feel better and not fatter. My weight loss is very minimal but it's AMAZING how the small change has me feeling a whole lot better! What I choose to eat and put into my body (or what not to) can be felt mentally and physically. Seriously, I can't belive it! I feel so much better.
I feel less 'puffed up' than before. I almost constantly felt like that before. It maybe due to the food choice that I use to make. I'd chalk that up to previously eating more carbs than I use to. Another difference is I'm more aware of my food choice now but what's nicer is that I don't fall back to old habits and eat what's tempting me anyway.
I like this feeling. Finally I feel I'm in control. I feel my will power is finally getting the better deal. I'm not as 'mentally' weak as before and it makes for a whole better feeling. I go to bed feeling good, knowing I've had a better 'food' day and I wake up feeling great ... more at peace, a sense of a little pride envolopes me ... that feeling of happiness when a person with weight problem feels that finally I'M CHANGING.
FOR THINGS TO CHANGE, I MUST CHANGE!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Started the day with a 30 min walk. Had 2 frankfurters, 2 eggs scrambled, baked beans, a slice of wholemeal bread n a cup of tea.
Was full for longer than my breakfast usually last me. Had lunch later than usual of roast chicken breast, bit of mash, steamed carrots n broccoli.
Had a banana s a snack and most likely will have mango yogurt and a small 'siew pau' for dinner.
Definitely lesser calories than usual. Hoping to be able to keep up with the better food choice.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A lot has been going on and that kept me so busy that it's kept me away from SP. But I've also had times at night where I wonder what exactly has been keeping me so busy??!! Seriously though, I think it's been a bit of a stressful time with things just happening and going on and I KNOW I've been stress and tense coz I've reach a weight all time high (excluding when I was pregnant of coz). Last night I just felt so fed up and felt it was high time for a change. ME first before everything else! I love my girls dearly but I think I have to take time for me first or things will get so out of hand, it'll be disastrous!
This morning I woke up with a different attitude and mind set. Formerly I'd plan 'ambitious' goals which eventually wore out along the way. For example, I'd start out with a whole hour of walking everyday and sometimes even do 2 sessions (morning n evening) but at the end, I would lose the drive and the plan would be 'I'd plan to fail!'.
I remember my doc telling me that 'when people say they have no time to exercise, no disrespect intended, it's only an excuse. We only need a minimum of 30 mins a day for a better, healthier life.' HE RIGHT! IT'S AN EXCUSE!
So in line with what he said, I woke up today deciding that I'll make small but sustainable changes. Even though I know I can walk a whole hour, this morning I walked for the recommended 30 mins ... plus 5 mins. See ... I just can't help it. I'll always HAVE to do more than suppose to but I figured since that's me, the extra 5 mins is better than going the whole hour. I plan to keep this 30 mins per session for at least week before adding to it so that I won't sabotage myself.
The other small but sustainable change is to change my diet. It may not be the healthiest of choice but I'll make sure it'll be a better choice than what I'd normally eat. This morning I did eat better that I'd normally do. I ate more tofu and less carbs. I'm also gonna watch my snacking in between. I think I do that a lot when stressed or tensed. So I'll have to watch out for that. I do like tofu so lunch may be steamed tofu with oyster sauce and dinner is morrocan grilled chicken with a nice fresh fennel, coriander, lettuce, carrot and tomato salad (probably with a dash of italian dressing) and garlic bread or boiled potato. I'm trying to minimize my carbs so as far as possible, I'll try stay away from rice for dinner.
There will be days when I won't eat healthier and when that happens, I won't beat up myself about it (as I use to in the pass and feel like a total failure) but remind myself that the next day or the next meal I will still have the opportunity to make that healthier choice for a better, healthier tomorrow.
Also I've made a wonderful fellow Malaysian friend (Daisy) on SP and she's coming back for a visit in June. Can't wait to meet her and hopefully when I do, I can proudly show her the slimmer me. Fingers crossed! Daisy is an inspiration. Keeps up with exercising faithfully. My hat's off to Daisy!
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