Sunday, August 18, 2013
I'm realizing just how much money you save when you don't go out to Wendy's and Taco Bell on a daily basis. I had enough money left over to buy a new recliner when our couch broke (gee, I wonder why?). I still have money left over! It's going to go to food and one more fast food visit, but still... I spent $200 on this recliner and put $100 into the car fund and still had $100 left over! My goal of August is to only go to fast food once a week. I'm doing good so far... One week I didn't even go at all. My reward when I complete that is going to be a FitBit. I know I can do it! I'm back losing weight again and all is getting right in my world. I may not be able to sleep well, but other than that I'm doing great.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
This is what I look like today, at 228.2 pounds. I'm about halfway through my journey (I was a lot closer last year.. I got down to 208, but I started at 280) I looked at that, and I'm more motivated to lose weight!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Since I'm not going out tonight, today marks it as Day 1 without fast food! I did have a tea and a mini can of Pringles to tide me over, but I didn't go to Wendy's or anyplace else! I *so* wanted to. We went grocery shopping. I had a mini bagel before I left so I didn't go on an empty stomach. Well, by the time I was done shopping I was so hungry I was shaking. I wanted to go get Wendy's, but Geo said no. He's been a great help to me. We went to the meat market next where I picked up the chips and tea, and that held me over until I got home. So it's officially Day 1! Tomorrow should be easy since I'm going to try and volunteer. Thursday is going to be a challenge since Geo has physical therapy and we are going to be out and about. He can't do it when he's full, so I'm thinking of picking up some protein bars for him. This way he has something in his stomach afterward, and I'll eat something before. As it is, I'm making my lunch for tomorrow right now- black beans and rice. I know it's carbs, but it gets me through the day and is cheap. I would rather have the food in the cafeteria, but I need to watch my spending. Besides, food cooked at home is healthier than the cafeteria since I limit the salt, butter and so on. I just like plain rice with black beans and spices. Hopefully I can make it last all day. We just went to the store, but I don't want to run out of food. We have $25 of Geo's food stamps left and I get $90 on the 18th. That money, though, needs to go to hurricane supplies. We have a couple of cans from last year and a gallon of water, but that's a pittance as to what we need. So that's what's going on with me.
Friday, May 31, 2013
I'm so excited! I hit 500 fitness minutes this month. A lot of it has to do with physical therapy since I work out for 60 minutes 3 times a week and then walk 20 minutes home. I'm still gaining weight, but today I was good and didn't go out to eat. I did have a bag of chips instead, but I would rather take 200 calories of chips than 400 calories of fast food. I know some of the weight I've gained is from muscle weight, but it's still hard to see the scale going up. But the important thing is that I'm getting exercise! Last year at this time I was doing 1,000 minutes a month, but then I slacked off a lot. Now I'm just walking 0.8-1.2 miles at a time instead of a 2-3 miles. I just have to work my way back up again. I know I can do it!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I had an "ah-ha" moment today. I need to get back on track, and NOW. I used to weight 208 and had Onederland within my grasp. Then fast food came into my life thanks to me getting a car, and my weight has gone up to 226. that's 18 pounds! I'm still in shock. I know I need to get my butt moving and eating right if I want to lose weight. I'm doing physical therapy right now, so I know I'm getting my exercise in, but I can't resist the temptation of fast food. I'm such an addict. I know it's bad for me, but I just don't have the willpower. I need all the encouragement I can get. I wish there was a "Fast Food Addict" group. On some things I tell myself that I deserve it, like going to eat chicken, rice and beans after my workout. It's right on the way to my bus stop and it's so yummy. The chicken is roasted, so it's a good source of protein and I just love black beans and rice. Or going for Wendy's chili after my physical therapy and I know my body is craving fiber and protein. I have protein bars, but something in me just wants something warm and comfy. Now I'm broke and I had a lot of extra money this month. All spent on fast food. I need some serious help, and I need to get my willpower back.
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