Monday, June 01, 2009
I was doing really well for a couple weeks and then I got sidetracked. I am trying to find balance because I tend to be really focused on one thing at a time. While I can multitask with the best of them, when it comes to devoting a large amount of my energy, I find it difficult to be able to focus on more than one main thing.
So, I am back on track and trying not to focus too intensely on any one thing. There is a possibility of my job be gone (if our stupid stupid governator has anything to do with it...at which time he should be deported...hmph) but stressing can't help me. I am doing my job as I should and, if we all lose our jobs, we will deal with it. I am being hopeful and trying to take every day as it comes.
On the weight loss side, I am back on my modified "6-week body makeover" eating plan. I had a hard time with it before because I have a hard time eating meat (emotional/moral reasons) but I decided that I need to suck it up and eat it to help me lose the weight and get healthy. Once the weight is off, I can play with my food choices to see if I can find balance with less meat.
No salt, oils, or sugar. Protein and fruit/veggie for breakfast, protein and veggie for snack, protein and veggie and carb for lunch, snack again, and dinner (same as lunch). Also, 100 ounces of water daily. I actually really enjoy the structure and the freshness of my meals. I almost took a picture of my grocery cart the other day because it was even greener than usual. I made the kids and my husband chicken pizza with salad last night (they LOVE my pizza) and my husband and daughter looked at my food and said, "that looks really good". I had a bowl with 1/2cup rice, sliced zucchini, broccoli, tomato, red onion, and 2 1/2 ounces of grilled chicken. It WAS good! The best thing is, if I am super hungry, I can double my veggies and I don't feel guilty! Because I don't add salt, I taste the freshness of the foods and don't feel bloated with the water retention. No heartburn either (which I can get with sugar).
I told my kids at dinner what I was doing. This was so they know why I am not eating the same dinners as they are and to keep me on track.
Friday, April 17, 2009
So I just discovered the Daily Nutrition Feedback Report. It is fantastic! I especially like the pie charts at the bottom. When I was able to actually see the ratio of fat to protein to carbs that I ate yesterday, it really hit home.
I'm really looking forward to being slightly obsessive (in a healthy way) because it will keep me on track. Considering it took me 15 minutes this morning to find a shirt that didn't show too much of my fat, I am going to make this tool my new best friend.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I lost focus and fell of the wagon. I signing in today for the first time in MONTHS and read my previous entries. What happened to me?! It actually sounded like I was doing well. Now it is a year later and I am just lucky that I haven't packed on another 20 pounds.
How many times have I done this to myself? Why can't I give to myself the way I give to others? I am miserable miserable miserable.
BUT, I do see a light in the distance and I am marching toward that light! It is 100% up to me to make sure that this is the last time that I say "this is the last time". This is the first day on my journey to happiness.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
So I was watching Oprah with my almost 12 year old step daughter. They did some makeovers for some women who proclaimed themselves as shlumpadinkas.
Okay, as the pounds have found their resting places on my body, I too have become a shlumpadinka. My step daughter told me that her friends thought I was 37! I AM 28!
In my defense, most of their parents are probably in their mid to late 30s but still! I do feel like I look older than I am and I think because I feel like it. I have had no babies and yet I am a mother, I work part time and manage the kids and household while my husband is at work. In the blink of an eye, my life has changed. I love it but the stress really has affected me more than I thought it would.
So, now I have even more motivation to stay on track. I am not only doing this for myself (which is number 1), I am doing this for my kids and my husband so we can be healthy, happy, and active together.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
i guess i am just frustrated with my schedule and myself. i am going to the gym tuesdays, fridays and saturdays (because i have tuesdays and fridays off work). come monday and thursday, i am craving to go to the gym but i dont have time. this is a combination of still adjusting to motherhood and working out. i am super lucky because i have a wonderful job and i only work 3 days a week until april (when i will work 4 days a week because i will be teaching a class too) so i am able to get to the gym on my days off.
the days i work, i pick up the kids from school an hour after i get off work (which is not enough time for me to drive to the gym, work out, and get to the school). my husband says that i should take the kids home and run to the gym and they will be fine. but i try to only leave them alone when absolutely necessary. i know they are safe in our neighborhood and they stay inside with our two big dogs, but i just worry that something might happen while i am gone for the 1.5 hours.
i think i can move a half hour of work from one day to another so i can get one more workout in during the week before picking the kids up from school.
next school year should be easier if our 11 year old still plays sports when she goes to junior high and then our 9 year old will be eligible to play school sports in 4th grade. (i have to pick one up at 305pm and the other at 415pm right now).
as far as eating goes...i need to start writting everything down. i think i am eating well, my portion sizes are a little large though. my water intake is great (that's really all i drink) and i need to consolidate all my vitamins in one spot or load up one of those daily pill carriers so i dont forget to take them.
i guess i am still tweeking things a little bit but i am still ultra dedicated.
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