Friday, January 15, 2010
Just got back from the grocery store, and I spent a lot of time looking at labels! Filled my cart with both fresh and frozen vegetables, Go-Lean cereal, and Healthy Choice soups, as well as 1% milk and low-fat cottage cheese, among other things. Passed up the freshly made French bread that really smelled good! Oh, well.
Did okay until I got to the pharmacy. Just had to pick up a small box of Anna's Almond Cinnamon cookies. One serving is 5 cookies and 140 calories, so I'm going to make sure I really want them before digging in. And I'm sure they'll taste even better with a little peanut butter on them, which I haven't had in two weeks.
I'm in Stage 2 now, and I didn't finish some of the items in stage one that I've been working on. Haven't figured out yet if they (visual collage, etc) are still available somewhere, so maybe I'll just have to do them without getting any extra points.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I was away from home most of the day today to watch my 9-year-old granddaughter show her hog at the county stock show. 11th place! So she'll get to sell her animal at the auction on Saturday.
Took a bottle of water with me, but that was not near enough. I was so thirsty when I got back home! I've made up for it since then by finishing my 8 glasses of water today. Ate lunch at a Mexican food restaurant. I ordered a carne guisada plate that was on the special. Scraped the gravy off the beef, ate less than a cup of Spanish rice, and probably 1/4 cup of refried beans, plus lettuce and about one tablespoon (or less) of guacamole.
I love flour tortillas and fried tortilla chips, but I resisted! Yea me! I watched my granddaughter spread butter all over one of the tortillas and it was agonizing not to grab one myself. Two were left in the container after lunch, and I didn't bring those home with me, either -- something I always used to do, because I love eating them with butter, sugar and cinnamon. So here I am -- still thinking of those freshly made tortillas...
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I guess I spoke too soon last night about feeling good after I ate the shrimp. Now I feel bad about it. Apparently I'm retaining lots of fluid because my body weight was up again this morning. Maybe the shrimp wasn't so good a choice last night after all. Today my goal is to drink more than 8 cups of water to see if that helps. I have to get going really early tomorrow morning, so I won't step on the scales first thing tomorrow. Will be away from home most of the day tomorrow, so I'll need to really watch what I eat. Last week I didn't weigh myself in-between the weekly weigh-ins. But at least when I weighed today I found out that the shrimp added more than I thought it would.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
When my friend called me to meet her for dinner tonight, first I panicked. I certainly didn't want to ruin my diet, but I really wanted to go out. Before I left I plugged in "fried shrimp" in the nutrition counter, and it came out with 411 calories for 6 ounces. I knew then that going out to eat was do-able and that I could stay within my limits. It's good to be able to type in a food to check the calories, fats, etc. and then be able to delete it.
However, I ended up putting the shrimp back in, because that's what I ordered. I also had a salad and pinto beans to go with the shrimp, and I ate a minimum of tartar sauce. Just a taste, actually. No alcoholic beverage -- just ice water. I brought 4 shrimp home with me in a to-go box. I don't know how they'll taste tomorrow when I reheat them, but just knowing that I resisted the temptation to eat them all made me feel good about myself. Off to ride my exercise cycle for a little while.
Monday, January 11, 2010
I've made it this far! Just completed my Spark Page, and I'll see about getting into the Blog business. This will probably be quite a stretch for me, but I'll try it out. Anything to stay motivated to lose this weight! I can already see that I'm spending a little too much time on the computer, and not enough time working out. Need to get things in balance. This seems like more of a journal entry than a blog -- so improvement is needed here, too!
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