Wednesday, June 06, 2012
So, I think today went quite well! I stuck to the plan and even met up with friends at Panera. I brought a Zone bar with me and just had a coffee with a splash of skim milk and some Splenda. I did feel slightly hungry throughout the day so tomorrow I'm going to try to eat more veggies instead of fruit, since veggies are, in my opinion, more filling.
Today's menu was:
B: Strawberries n' Cream shake blended w/ 1/2 c. mixed berries and 1/2 c. peaches
AM Snack: 1 large orange, vanilla shake
L: SmartOnes Pasta Primavera with 2 c. broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots
PM Snacks: 1 apple, 1 c. watermelon, vanilla shake
D: garden salad topped with salsa, Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza (yummy!)
D: Zone bar, coffee
I have my menu planned for tomorrow and already made most of my lunch...just need to cut up some strawberries. I definitely need to drink more water tomorrow, I think that will help me feel more full during mealtimes. I just have a hard time with plain water these days, so I'll go back to my sugar-free drink mix.
The only thing I didn't manage was my 2 miles of exercise. I walked over one mile on the treadmill at lunch, but didn't go back to the gym after work- wanted to get home and spend time with the kiddos. I'll have to figure out a way to definitely get in that exercise! I also need to make sure I record my exercise right after I do it, because I can't remember exactly how far I walked or how many calories I burnt today.
Anyway, it's time for me to get set for bed! Looking forward to checking the scale in the morning (since the book recommends daily checks) and seeing if there were any changes. Of course, I won't be discouraged if there aren't, since it's only been one day! I'm going to stick with weekly weigh-ins after tomorrow though... I'd hate to be a slave to the scale.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
I'm ready to start! Got my menu planned (and looked over by some of the Simple Diet team, just so I know I'm on the right track), weighed myself, and am mentally prepared to avoid off-diet foods.
I'm really looking forward to seeing if this works for me.
Tonight I'll ask Joe to help me measure and take a starting photo. My weight is, somehow, still 195. In fact, the scale even read 194 twice. I'm surprised I haven't gained, but pleased!
Today after work I have a doctor's appointment at 4:20 pm, so I am thinking I'll do my 20 minutes on lunch and another 30 after work in the gym to make sure I get in my 2+ miles for the day. I also need to create or copy a chart that I can use as a record for the days and weeks I'm on the plan.
Another biggie is that I must remember that school started this Monday so I have schoolwork! I've already done the assignments for this week since I had enrolled last term but had to drop when our computer crashed, so I'm just resubmitting them...Joe assures me it's not plagarism if I already did the work and didn't recieve a grade, LOL. I do want to get a jump on next week's assignments this weekend though.
Anyway, I'll post another blog this evening with a reflection of my day and measurements, etc. Happy Wednesday, all! This week is goin' pretty fast for me.
Monday, June 04, 2012
So, I've been reading my book and I'm getting quite excited about this plan and the possibilities it holds for me. I've never done a plan that focused solely on meal replacements and at first I thought I'd be hungry, but as I read more it seems quite doable! You can add things to the shakes to bulk them up, like fruit, even diet soda (though I'm not usually a soda drinker), and it seems you can pretty much eat as many freggies as you want, as long as you get at least 5 servings. Which isn't really a problem for me since I love both fruits and veggies.
Yum. Anyway, I'm going to go snuggle in bed and keep reading! We're grocery shopping tomorrow and I have some Target coupons for frozen meals (and can probably find more online) so I'm going to start the plan on Wednesday. I'll start fresh with a weigh-in, measurements, and even a progress picture!
Can anyone following the plan recommend some tasty shakes or even recipes to use with them? I'm not all that familiar with them... I do like the Atkins shakes, I can't remember their "name"... but they have a lot of protein, not a lot of sugar, and are pretty low-cal. However, in my reading I didn't see them listed, although I haven't checked the appendix yet.
Oh, PS- for dinner I had a can of Chef Boyardee and then ate far too many cheez-its with the kids. I feel gross, constipated, and super thirsty. I think my body might be rebelling a bit against the junk food binges of my past.... HA! I'll take feeling sick if it comes with knowing my body is craving healthy food over junk.
Monday, June 04, 2012
First, the positives- yesterday I did 70 minutes at the gym! Whoo-hoo me. We had a pretty relaxing day. We even took a walk for about 30 minutes. So...total I got about 120 fitness minutes in.
Today was not as good. Hubby and I had a fight, I won't really disclose about what, but needless to say I am going to have a difficult time forgiving him and trusting him for quite some time. Of course, he is all apologies today but I'm not letting it go that easily. Things must change and if they don't I don't know if I can continue to stay married to him. He is aware of what he needs to fix and it's really up to him to repair the damage he's done.
ANYWAY, I was in a funk all day because of this morning. I ended up just deciding to treat myself to a day where I don't worry about calories or exercise. I decided to get lunch from Dunkin Donuts and had one of their new sandwiches- very yummy. I also got a frozen coffee. I skipped the gym today and I'm actually not feeling one bit guilty about it. I'll get back on track tomorrow.
My Simple Diet book finally came! So, I'm about to go crack it open and start reading. Hopefully tomorrow we'll go to the grocery store. I actually need to go call to check the status of our food stamp account... I added Chloe to our family last month because it will change the amount we are granted, but I haven't heard back if it was approved or how much we'll be getting it if was. So, I need to call them right now before the office closes.
More tomorrow... planning for a better day.
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Despite it raining all day, I went to the gym and did -65- minutes on the treadmill!! I jogged a tiny bit but mostly just walked. I burnt, according to the treadmill, 535 calories. My plan was to use the different cardio machines for a total of 1 hour, but I was reading on my Kindle and the first 20 minutes went so fast I decided to just stay on the treadmill. I didn't start feeling really winded until the last 20 minutes, but I kept telling myself not to quit before the time was up. Then I got close to the end and bumped up my speed so I could get past 500 calories and make it to 3 miles. I felt pretty proud of myself afterward, it's definitely the longest workout I've done in a while!
I'm planning to go back today, a bit earlier- I went at 11:30 yesterday and it was a little crowded for my liking. I feel less self-conscious when there's less people in the gym.
Anyway, yesterday's eating was okay... I snacked a lot, but mostly on fruit. For dinner we stopped at Burger King after running some errands and I got a salad. I thought it would be healthier than the other choices. Well, I checked the NI when I got home...it was pretty high in both fat and calories. My saving grace was that I used my own 80 calorie dressing instead of their 180 calorie dressing. So it ended up being about 300 calories. I guess that's not terrible considering it had chicken and cheese and croutons. And, it was really yummy lol. There was actually a bit too much lettuce so I saved a portion of it for a small salad today.
I weighed myself today and yesterday... still at my pre-vacation weight or about 2 lbs higher, depending on where the scale is on the floor (our scale is old and never stays calibrated and just generally stinks lol). I'm pleased with that. I was expecting to gain 5-7 pounds in the last few weeks. I'm still waiting on my Simple Diet book to arrive...and getting impatient! Oh well, until it gets here I'm just going to keep doing what I was doing before vacation- tracking calories, getting at least 20 minutes of gym time a day, and trying not to snack as much.
Today is Joe and my second wedding anniversary. We have our struggles but at the end of the day I'm happy he's my husband- he's my best friend, the father of my son, and the person I was meant to be with. I cherish our time together. I spent 6 years trying to win his heart, now I have it and I need to remember just how much he means to me. Sometimes during our difficult times I think I'd be okay without him if we were to break up, but the reality is that if that ever happened, I'd be a complete wreck. I can't imagine life without him. This year is just two of many, many more to come.
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