Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I've been sticking to the Abs Diet eating plan pretty well, or so I thought. Yet I haven't lost weight, I suppose I should just stay away from the scale. It feels nice to be eating healthier foods, but the craving for junk is definitely still present. Yesterday I went grocery shopping and bought some Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches to have in a pinch when the craving for a sweet is really bad- usually happens in the evening or the afternoon at work. I'll just have to be strong at work and resist, or try to save all my fruit for then..
I'm going to read the book again, the diet parts... just to make sure I'm not missing anything.
Since I've started eating more, a few weeks back, my stomach has hurt less- remember how I was always feeling ill? doesn't happen anymore! Maybe I wasn't getting enough nutrients...
Anyway... much to do before work. Just wanted to blog quickly. Happy Tuesday all!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I've been a bit lax in my daily blogging. Sorry! Yesterday was an "eat whatever" sort of day. Kept it small in the evening, turkey sandwich on 12-grain bread for dinner. Smoothie and cheese stick so far this morning. I'm tired, but I have homework. Kinda feeling like half-assing my assignments as it's the last week of class (it ends tomorrow) and I have a high A. I usually burn out on classes around week 4, this time I actually remained interested... but it's the weekend and I just don't feel like it darn it! Guess I should get it all done and have the rest of the day and tomorrow free for whatever....
Mike informs me he wants to talk, but has too much to say over chat/via typing, so he's going to call at some point. At this point I'm curious, but also kinda want to kick him in the shins. The past couple conversations we've had were... mildly normal I guess. I just don't know if I can do the whole friends thing if that's what he's after... because I really do care for him even after everything. He claims he still cares, and since he's making a big deal out of talking I guess.... maybe he does. I don't know. I'm not happy or sad, just curious right now.
Been re-reading a book I found for my Kindle a while ago, it's called Captive in the Dark. Very good, but not content for the faint of heart. It's nice to just sit and read, haven't done it in a while.
Planning to do some strength training exercises at some point today. Might gym tomorrow with my best friend.
Ok, time to feed Spencer lunch and get motivated to finish at least two of the three papers I have due. One's mostly done, one's just a reflection on the class, and the big one- my final, is mostly planned out due to weekly assignments on it... *yawn* and maybe a cup of coffee too lol.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
another good day. Snacked a wee bit more than I should have, but went to the gym with my best friend. heart rate monitor said 695 calories for a little over an hour. I counted it as 650. Felt good to go and was fun to do it with her. We haven't worked out together in ages. Her gym is way nicer than mine and she gets unlimited guest passes so I'm definitely going to be going back. Working out with another friend at my gym on Friday. Gotta keep the ball rolling.
Time for bed now though. :)
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Breakfast: Belly-Busting smoothie (berries, vanilla whey powder, non-fat yogurt, splash of milk)
AM Snack: cherries, low-fat cheese stick
Lunch: low-fat turkey lunch meat on FlatOut whole-grain wrap with mustard, spinach, and cucumber, small spinach salad with mushrooms, hard-boiled egg, craisins, and almonds
PM Snack: raw carrots and celery sticks, 100 calorie pack guacamole
Dinner I think will be beef and a green veggie. I have a lot to do this evening, so we'll see what I have time for. I'm allowed a dessert or evening snack too- probably will have fruit. I also threw a banana in my lunch bag just in case!
Plus I had a cup of coffee this morning with just a splash of milk and some sugar, and will drink tons of water.
Off I go!
Monday, July 08, 2013
Well, I've definitely gained a few pounds since the last time I checked the scale. I am not surprised as I've not been eating well OR exercising.
That said... I'm finally feeling like the dark depressed phase I've been in the past several weeks is coming to a close. In regards to Mike... the other night, I really wanted to talk to him. I knew he wouldn't answer or respond if I tried, so instead I wrote him a letter just...laying out everything I was feeling. It ended up being 4 pages front and back. I put it in an envelope, wrote his address on it, and put it in a drawer. I don't plan to send it. But having my thoughts and feelings out there, directed to him, seems to have helped. I don't feel such sadness anymore when I think of him... I just sort of feel... blank. Not angry, not depressed... so it was a good catharctic step I think.
I've been reading the New Abs Diet for Women and am going to start the plan this week. I need to make a grocery list and hit the store for the non-perishables on my lunch break. The eating plan is quite close to how I eat already and I think it will just help me out to have some new recipes. Giving up all the junk I've been noshing on the past few months will be tricky but I'm sure after the first few weeks I'll feel okay with not having crappy food!
Going to start going to the gym this week too. My friend is going to join me some days so that will be nice. The workouts detailed by the Abs Diet are circuit training, most exercises I can do at home, so I will incorporate that as well though it's not necessary until Week 3- no time like the present though. I'm hoping the diet helps me lose some tummy fat initially (which is what it's meant to do) because I'm really sick of my stomach. I still look pregnant, 2.5 years after giving birth. I know I'm too heavy to "see my abs" in 6 weeks, and that's okay. I'm not looking for miracles, just something healthy and non-restrictive that I can stick with.
Tomorrow I meet with an adviser for the dental program at the college I went to. I'm a little nervous! Moving forward towards a better future, is what I need to keep reminding myself.
Saw Despicable Me 2 this weekend- loved it! Hilarious. Yesterday Spencer and I went to the local zoo (not the Philadelphia Zoo, another smaller one nearby) and spent about an hour. We had a nice time! We fed and pet giraffes, Spencer really liked it! I am going to try to do something special like that with him every few weeks. I love spending the time with him.
Anyway, MUST get a move on for work... I will be blogging DAILY this month! Need the accountability.
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