Saturday, December 15, 2012
I called it.
My old work had their Christmas party last night, and I went to see some familiar faces. It was disastrous for me (not personally - just food wise). I came extra early to spend some time with the hostess because I haven't seen her for a few weeks and miss her dearly. This meant we started appetizers early. Which meant by the time the main course was out, I opted to... STILL EAT. Oh my goodness. I had macoroni and cheese, quiche, puff pastry, baked brie.. it was all amazing, delectable - and totally fattening.
It was good friends, good food -but my stomach is killing me now. Today for breakfast I took it easy on myself. I had scrambled egg/egg whites + a green smoothie.
Tonight however, I will be visiting family for dinner. We typically just order pizza. I'm not sure how I'll get out of this one. Maybe bring myself a salad?
On a plus side - smokey cheddar is a new fav of mine. I'm a veggie - but my goodness, the mac and cheese I had tasted like there was bacon in it. I may be vegetarian, but I can still appreciate the value of Bacon!
Friday, December 14, 2012
So it's official.
After a week of kind of "guessing" where my weight was at, without actually stepping on the scale - I stepped on it today. I was right, I have gained those four extra pounds.
The sad part was that I was kind of "overestimating' how much weight I had put on. But on the other hand, I think it goes to show how much intune I am with my body now. I know when I am starting to creep back up the scale - when I start to feel sluggish and...jiggly.
Tonight will be a real challenge. I have a Christmas party to go to, where I know there will be all sorts of yummy goodies. In fact I'm gauranteeing it - because I'm in charge of the dessert! Let's hope I can focus on what is more importa
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Now that I'm engaged, and planning a wedding part time (hah.. I'm so excited to get married - have no desire to plan a wedding...or spend all that money).
I got engaged in August, and committed to losing 20lbs before December. It was always my end goal weight - I just needed the push. I thought that getting married and wedding dress shopping would be that push. But it never really happened. I started well, had a great gym routine, was eating well - but for the last 3-4 weeks, I just couldn't be bothered.
Now that we're into December, panic has set in. I haven't lost any weight. In fact I have gained a few pounds. What the what! While I'm not planning a fancy event (we're having a BBQ - super casual), I know that a wedding gown needs to be ordered fairly early on in the wedding process.
I need to go back to basics. I need to go back to measuring/weighing food and counting calories. It is tried, tested, and true. It is also tedious, takes a bit of effort, and I need to remember!
Maybe I can put off wedding dress shopping till February and give myself till then to lose the weight I want?
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Today I was telling my weight loss story to my fellow co-workers. I kind of wear it as a badge of honour that I used to weigh almost 200 lbs (195...but whose counting?). A woman was saying how much she hated pant shopping - i chimed in, that when you used to be a size 16, and are now a size 8, pant shopping can be one of the best things in the world.
We were discussing ways in which we stay fit, or try to stay fit - and I was telling them about my new, and hopefully stickable (knock on wood) routine.
It's day three, and so far, I'd say it's going well. It's really important to note, that I have been following a meal plan that was designed on Sunday - and am starting to eat "intuitively" - meaning I eat when I'm hungry! Therefore, this means that I am having dinner now at like 4:30. I then make sure between 5 and 6 pm I have a cup of coffee.
I am sure many of you are gasping right now (and by many of you - i mean none of you - because no one is really reading this blog). Coffee is a proven mood, and energy booster. It is actually a good thing to have a cup 30 mins before a workout. Maybe it's psychosomatic - but it seems that within 30 mins, I'm ready and pumped to go.
The stickers on the calendar are working well - I love going to my fridge and seeing the progress i'm making! Also, logging on regularly to spark and inputting my food. There is a reason why I was so successful in the past -and this is a huge reason why!
Day 3 and still going strong - that is something that I'm proud about. My only concern is that tomorrow my bf is coming up for a visit - and I am worried that he will throw a wrench in my plans and I won't want to workout. Maybe I can convince him to bring his workout gear and we'll pay the drop in fee and go to the community centre or YMCA.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Last week, I started cooking 4 different meals on Sunday that I would eat as lunch and dinner through out the week. I figured, four different recipes would be just enough food to not get me bored, and also not make it so I had a ton of leftovers at the end of the week.
This week, I did the same thing, except I have started to create calendars that list what I will eat each day. I've never been one for meal planning, but I think the issue in the past was that I had A LOT of prep to do. Now, all my meals are pre-prepped (is that a thing?) and I also sliced up some veggies and put them in a tupperware container for easy grab and go snacks!
I decided that since it was working so well for me in my diet, maybe I needed to actually schedule in a workout routine. I knew I had to step up my workouts...as in more than once a week...every few weeks. By actually writing out the workouts, and ones that I think I will be excited to do, I will keep myself from getting bored and also maintain a healthy exercise routine.
Finally - a calendar isn't complete without recognizing when I've achieved a good day...STICKERS! Shiny, sparkly, bright! They light up my life...and my totally 70's avocado fridge.
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