Friday, February 10, 2012
I went MIA for a few days. I still exercised and sort of kept to my eating plan. I've let meal planning slide and am finding myself lost in the kitchen now. I intend on making a new menu and grocery list for next week. Also, I joined a family challenge and need get going on it. I have been doing AWFUL with that challenge. I'm finding myself in a transforming stage in my life. More life (not fitness or nutrition related) changes need to be made in my personal life. So, naturally SP is not as big a priority, yet I can take the lessons learned and tools given to stay on course.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Well, I did not resist the temptation to eat after the girls went to bed. I had a bowl of honey bunches of oats with skim milk. However, I feel I overcame a different temptation... the temptation to NOT exercise. I have done that way too much in the past weeks. Skipping workouts is a big 'no-no'. Tonight, not only did I complete my 45 minute kickboxing workout, I added 20 minutes of jogging on the treadmill to burn the extra calories from eating the cereal. In addition to that, I felt like I could keep on working out. I did skip my ST for tonight but I am ok with that. I carry 22 pounds around most days of the week (my 15 month old). :-) So I guess today I won some and lost some and I get back on track tomorrow.
It has been one very stressful week. Overall, I guess I made progress. Tomorrow my parents are coming to visit and we usually go out to eat. I can honestly say, that right now, i dont want to go out to eat. I would rather cook something at home. SP has so many clean and healthy recipes. This week I craved hamburgers, tuna salad and roast beef for some funny reason. Probably because I saw pictures of them somewhere and it sounded really good. So, I made baked hamburgers from a SP recipe and a revised version of tuna salad without mayo. I havent satisfied my roast beef craving yet so maybe that will be my one treat this weekend. A roast beef sandwich. We used to eat out at least twice a week. Then we slimmed it down to only weekends and now, DH and I eat out during our date nights but rarely eat out as a family anymore. Thank you SP!! :-)
I just wanted to report on how tonight went for me since I have shared with you how I've been struggling. Blogging helps me stay accountable too. I can go back and see the progress I made and find encouragement and support from all the wonderful comments you give. THANK YOU!
Friday, February 03, 2012
Well, for the first night in a LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG time, I was able to resist eating habitually at night after the kids go to bed. I almost gave in, but instead, I went to my room, read and then went to bed. I stayed within my calories and all my other nutrients. I didnt eat and I didnt go over. I guess the biggest success is that I didnt eat. I havent exercised that kind of control in a long time without giving myself some kind of reason or excuse to eat. So, I am going for night number 2. I believe I started the day off good with a 290 calorie breakfast that was very tasty and satisfying. Now I will drink water until I start feeling hungry again. I do have a coffee date with a friend of mine, so I will be having a cup of Caribou Coffee, however, I will make it a Northern Lite so the calories are low.
Ok, I will update this blog later today or tonight after I put the kids to bed.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Well, it is 1715 and I am done eating for the day. That is not the issue. The test is coming up tonight. At night, after my kids go to bed (1900) I enjoy some much needed peace and quiet. If I have ST and a workout planned I do that. If I don't I will relax by either watching tv, a movie or reading a book or my bible. Sometimes I catch up on my Sparking, email or facebook. However, food constantly calls out to me. I think I want to snack while I am doing any of the activities mentioned above. I get into the kitchen and have a bowl of cereal with milk or eat a fiber bar or something else I dont need that sets me over my calorie range. If I could just quit when I am done and satisfied, I would have gotten to my new goal of 125. I'm not sure my body was meant to be that skinny. I really struggle to stay at 130 however, the numbers don't really matter either and are not the problem. Eating after I am "done" for the day is the problem. I believe it is mere habit. A bad habit at that. I seem to get more enjoyment when I eat along with doing whatever else I am doing. On the bright side, the foods I eat are pretty healthy. Anyone can look at my food tracker and see that there are very few foods that are junk. Along my journey, I have slowly begun to add to my portion sizes again. I think that is where I need to start once again... eat only the portion size recommended. I find that I am more than satisfied with that but believe I need to be FULL. I realize that is a bad habit. I dont need to be FULL, I need to be content and satisfied. Maybe I need to really think about the foods that I really enjoy and satisfy me instead of choosing foods that I like and know are good for me, but not as exciting.
Monday, January 30, 2012
I've learned to identify triggers to wanting to emotionally eat. Well, here is another one... I am FRUSTRATED!!! My daughter's baby blanket binding came undone so for the past year, no joke, I have been intending on fixing it. Well, I have a brand new sewing machine and used it a lot when I was pregnant with my first child. Well, I had two children in two years and needless to say, no time to sew. I have forgotten the basics of my machine. I cant just jump on and start sewing as I did before. Well, I tried and becuase I am having some trouble, I am extremely FRUSTRATED and in response to these intense emotions, I feel like eating whatever I can get my hands on. I feel angry, frustrated and defeated. I found my User Manual so I can re-teach myself how to use my sewing machine, however, I am still very angry and frustrated that I am not able to do it the way I want to. Also feeding into my temptation to emotional eat is a 15 month old child who cries almost all day long!! Whining and following me around crying. I feel like screaming... and eating everything I can get my hands on so I can find some sort of comfort and repreive.
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