Sunday, January 30, 2011
I'm still working on balance - in every way! ha!
Physical balance - just what it says, maybe I'll try Wii yoga?
Work/Home balance - I'm getting better at it. not working after hours, evenings or weekends.
Exercise balance - start out lighter, consistent, not doing too much, injuring myself or giving up. 10 min minimum a day, 30 min max
Food Intake balance - eating the right stuff. I do allow myself one treat that I fit into my food plan once per week - on a Saturday. This Saturday I ate a kit kat bar. I didn't feel like I was cheating - since I prepared to add it in. And I don't feel guilty. And I don't feel like woofing down a ton more! yeah!
This morning I weighed myself, it says I'm down two more pounds. I'm going to wait and do my official weight & measurements on Tuesday.
Here's to finding healthy balances in my life, and maintaining them.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ok, I have made it through the first four weeks of this new found way of eating/living. I lost 22 lbs and I know that's rather fast, but I'm doing what i'm supposed to - and radically changed everything! I used to have IBS and it's GONE! can you believe it - GONE! I feel awesome! I have energy, even on sleepy days! lol. I started the 10 - 15 minutes a day of walking/working out. Now that my hubby is working (and will get home later than me) I can do my workout before he gets home and get in a really good workout! whoo hoo! I'm excited.
I think my taste buds are changing too. I'm craving foods I used to dislike. I'm also craving more fruits, veggies, etc. I am still having a hard time trying to figure out flavoring and spices without using salt. I want to keep my salt in check, and struggle with it. It has taken a lot of joy out of eating - but that is what I wanted to do anyway. I want to find joy in living, not eating!!! I think it's starting to happen. I cannot wait until Spring when I can be outside doing STUFF. Plus i might actually get another dog/puppy this summer... maybe a bullmastiff rescue. Maybe. Either way, I am planning on living to the fullest. I cannot wait until I have to buy more pants because these are too big! I can already take off all my pants without unbuttoning/zipping them.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I wonder if there are people out there who eat out as much as we did. We live such a busy life style that some days we just don't have time to cook. We are now preparing for this by making things we can take with us, mostly chicken, veggies, pre-cut oranges, apples, bananas, etc. But I wonder how other people make good choices when they go out to eat. We couldn't figure it out today. We didn't want any of the dressings at the different restaurants, we ended up going somewhere that we were able to get two slices of ham, a slice of cheese on wheat bread, with some lettuce and pickles. I used a mayo packet and spread half the packet. It was the healthiest thing I could pick from (they don't have salads there). When I got home I ate my watermelon, and now just had an apple. I didn't get enough fruits/veggies. I had an mri this morning, which is what put our whole schedule off. But I guess that's what I'm researching next. What are good places to get a quick healthy bite to eat.
Friday, January 21, 2011
We had to go grocery shopping, and decided to try to eat out. Well, I'm not ready yet, tonight proved it. I don't feel good at all, kinda sick. The sodium makes me feel sick now, and the food too. My whole body is telling me you messed up, i dont want this garbage, give me healthy food. I'm listening, and this mistake will not happen again. I dont even think it tasted good. I did eat 2 portions of veggies and also ate black beans (but super high in sodium) and ate chicken (more salt) and well, our old favorite has always been queso. I only ate about 12 chips and i just didn't enjoy it. I think it's good I didn't enjoy it, but sad because i was talked out of ordering a salad, and what i did order the "healthy" choice was pretty unhealthy!!!! ugh.. But i didn't go super overboard, and I am not going to go off the wagon. In the morning I'll start with my shake and eat all my healthy food again. I love my new life, and I will not go backwards!!!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I went out to lunch with my husband today. I had a hard decision to make (food) and wasn't sure what to do. First I wanted a salad, but all the salads came with tons of stuff on them and they didn't have any light or fat free dressings at all. So then I thought maybe of just getting a chicken breast sandwich, sans bun. I found a chicken sandwich that came with grilled onions & peppers a little cheese on top and I could have it on the whole wheat toast. Ok, that sounded like a good option, right? NOT! It was completely full of grease. I ate half a sandwich in order to not seem disrespectful. So I tried to guess how they cooked it in my nutrition, I think maybe I was a bit off (lower) and maybe should up something, I'll figure it out later.
One problem I run into is I am now eating a lot of salad at home. And we do different variations of the salads, adding baked chicken breast, or other items of flavor that will keep it healthy. So when we go out to a restaurant, I hear, "Do you really want to pay for a salad when we can just have that at home?" So then I feel stupid for paying $8 for a salad I could make for $2 at home. I need to get that thinking out of my hubbys head. I think I justify it that I'm not putting garbage in my mouth! I already feel yucky stomach from the lunch I had. It didn't taste good to me. The place doesnt cook with salt at all - so the sodium would be as ok as it could be, but the grease, I could taste. Three weeks ago I would have put a bunch of salt on it and loved it. Now I can't eat a lot of stuff because it's already too salty!!
So I'm trying to find reasons to give the hubby to justify paying for salad if we go out to eat. Suggestions are welcome!
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