Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The SP nutrition tracker rocks. I feel that no food is off limits because the tracker lets me know all the nutrition vitals. So when I found boneless ribeye for $4.99, I bought a tray.
I grilled myself an 8 oz ribeye, baked a potato, and had a salad. Although I allotted 5 oz for dinner, I stopped after 3 oz because I was full. Finally, the brain "stop eating brake" is coming on BEFORE I wolf down everything on my plate.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I've faithfully been logging good and bad for the last 6 weeks and the weight is SLOWLY coming off. Since the weather is getting nicer and Daylight Savings Time kicked in, I'm hoping that perhaps it'll drop off a tad faster. But the important thing is the change in my mindset.
Today I made a loaf of homemade bread and only took 1 bite. I picked it up and smelled it 3 times which was so delightfully aromatic. But, I didn't have to eat it. What a great feeling that I was actually in control enought not to succumb to wolfing down several pieces laden with butter and jam. Now that's progress.
Monday, March 04, 2013
I try to be accountable and within nutritional guidelines during the week. but come Friday night thru Sunday, an alian takes over and I often sabotage what little accomplishment I achieved the prior 5 days.
Things aren't as dire since I'm still logging what I eat. This past weekend, I hosted a birthday dinner for a friend, and made a reaallllyyyy good German Chocolate cake from scratch. I did eat a 2 pieces this weekend, but I logged the food, and more important had the presence of mind to give the rest away.
I also ate some ice cream but weighed it and kept it down to a normal serving. So, perhaps I'm getting a handle on the portion control aspect of this battle. Changing the out of control binging habit, I think, is an important hurdle and I think I'm slowly breaking the eat it all mindset.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Well, it's been 10 days and finally another pound dropped off. I'm sure if I'd stick down near the 1200 cal/day range, it'd be quicker, but I'm almost always at the upper limit. If I had lost 25 lbs already, I could understand taking 10 days to lose a pound but it's frustrating when I'm just starting out. On the positive side, I'm logging the food and being accountable.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The interesting thing about working at a mega insurance company is the way they use employees as guinea pigs for new ideas. Each year they add a new layer of restrictions, and procedures you need to go through to get your health insurance, or you get to pay a higher premium.
Last year, they introduced a new requirement that you have a mini physical that includes weight, BMI, cholesterol, glucose, etc. This year, people that are inside the range will get up to $300. However, those who are outside the range, but make progress such as reducing their weight 3% will also be given some compensation.
I hope that this will help motivate me on my journey to a healthier weight and well-being.... or I'll get to pay the price in more ways than one.
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