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I gave myself permission

Monday, May 10, 2010

This weekend, we had a big baseball/bbq day with my family and my daughters boyfriends family. I had planned on burgers and hot dogs and everyone else would be bringing sides. I knew my sister (who is on this journey with me) would be bringing fruit and some other healthy options but I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted and not worry about counting the calories for the day. We played ball and I actually ran around the bases which was hilarious becuase I have a really bad knee and it was kind of a limpy, fast walk style but I did it! I havent moved that fast in years! it was really fun. (t was also hilarious watching my 19 year old do the impression of me!)

Anyway, I started the BBQ and we got the food ready. While I was cooking, we had chips and salsa and potato chips and onion dip. I had some chips and dip and really enjoyed it along with a deviled egg.

At lunch I ate half a hotdog (becuase they were giant) but really wanted a burger. So I had a burger, too, with cheese, not even fat free~!! Well, I tried to have a burger. I couldnt even eat half. I ate a bit of chili and a few bites of potato salad. I was just too full! It was actually uncomfortable!

I realized that things had really changed in the 2 months I have been on this program. I cant eat like I used to! My sister asked me what I wished I hadnt eaten that day and I really could honestly say, "Nothing!" Now, I would have used fat free sour cream for the dip and some baked chips, but really, I was ok with it.

You know what was funny? What tasted the best and what I couldnt stop eating? The fresh strawberries and pineapple! If you know me, that would crack you up, because there were cookies there! My weakness, my kryptonite! I had one and you know what? It was ok. But that fruit was delicous!

Anwyay, when I got home, I decided to track my food. I wrote it all in the plan and yea, I was a little over, but I did pretty well.

I got brave and decided to weigh myself sunday morning. I had lost 1/2 a pound! That just cracked me up.

I learned something really powerful that day though. While I gave myself permission to eat what I want and to do what I want, I realized: I already am. I am doing what I want. I am getting healthy and it feels fantastic.

  
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INFLATED 5/11/2010 2:19AM

    This is wonderful! My husband likes to go to Golden Corral and eat the buffet and I found that I took less than a Tablespoon of most of the stuff that before I would have pigged out on and when I tracked it, I really hadn't done that bad.
I think when we get rid of the processed foods and some of the sodium, it may do something to our tastes buds. I know I can tell a difference in really being able to taste my food now.
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This is the first time

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Today was the first time I hit my excercise goal for a week. I have been on SP for about 7 weeks, have lost 21 pounds and am starting to get my excercise life together as well. My weight loss has slowed, as I expected it would so now, we begin the work out portion of my life. I am just basically walking at this point but it is adding up. I continue to look at the progress, not the perfection. I am in it for the long haul and feel pretty good. I walked at a Crohns awareness fundraiser this weekend. Last year, I sat and waited for everyone to come back. Yippee for me! (By the way, it was almost a mile and half!) I am going to take my measurements (wished I had done it when I started but still...) so I can track my weight loss in another way than the dreaded scale who calls me too frequently.

  
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TEXWIFE 5/6/2010 12:12AM

    Don't start walking its a trap! LOL as you know walking was the saving grace in my life and I only suffer when i don't do it. walking 26000 steps Saturday was a milestone for me! Keep it up Jan I am so proud of you, and get ready to say goodby to the possibility of another knee replacement!!! emoticon

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BEHMOM 5/5/2010 10:58PM

  Good for you for taking these first steps toward a more healthy you! Try a Zumba class, either on YouTube or see if you can get a DVD, or take a class at a gym. It's not for everyone, but I love it, and there are people in my Zumba classes from late teens to 60s and older, back every week and sometimes more than once per week.
Keep up the good work!

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Outback Steakhouse: You are no longer my enemy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

I had a planned visit to Outback and knew I better plan so I looked up all the nutrition information and planned what I was going to have. Then I got there. They pleasantly surprised me with a new menu that has these little symbols that you can have light style, meaning under 500 calories!!! So I had a wonderful sliced filet, with veggies on the side, steamed and delicious, a side salad and even some wonderful brown bread. That made wiggle room for a few bites of blooming onion and 2 bites of their delicious thunder sundae.

I figured that normally I would have eaten about 4000 calories just at dinner. this time, it was well under 700 calories and I feel great, satisfied and proud of myself. So go to the Outback and enjoy a nice meal with your family, guilt-free!!

  
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TEXWIFE 4/19/2010 12:55PM

    I too was at the Outback dinner, I didn" t really eat as well as Jan but I did not do to bad, I shared a filet and grilled shrimp new entree with my husband, ate a whole loaf of bread and shared in some dessert trio. The dinner I ate was 1000 calories but was still on track at end of day. I did go over on fat a little. I am so proud of you Jan and your self control over sweets! emoticon

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4MY4PACK 4/19/2010 1:11AM

    I'll have to check it out. It was my mother's birthday yesterday and we went to a local steakhouse, I ordered the 6 oz. filet, cut off 2/3 and gave it to my son. I also had salad with lemon, no dressing, and about 6 asparagus spears. Needless to say, tasted good, but not too satisfying! Yours sounds much better!
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1st lower pants size!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today I tried on a pair of jeans that I have not been able to get into. They are 1 size smaller than I usually wear. I knew my old jeans were getting baggier and it was becoming annoying but I didnt think I had lost enough to be in a smaller size. Today, I weigh 18.5 lbs less and I got into a smaller size! It is pretty exciting!
Since I have over 100 pounds to lose, I am making small goals and my next one is 20 lbs (which I hope to reach next week) then 30 then to weigh 250 and on and on.

I am so happy I found sparkpeople and that this weight is coming off!

  
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CLEVAGAL 4/18/2010 7:30PM

    I finally got into a size of pants that I can actually buy in the store, its great isnt it its all very well to have the numbers dropping but when you physically see it in your clothes it makes a big impact. Cleva xxx emoticon

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NEWYEARME 4/17/2010 6:38PM

    Good for you!!!!

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POWERUP2 4/17/2010 5:36PM

  Way to go!!!

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I was not embarrased

Monday, April 12, 2010

Today I was at the grocery store, restocking after being away from home for a week. I got the usual items, veggies, fruit, yogurt,bread, meat, fish etc. You know how when you are in line, you look at what other people buy? I noticed a lady behind me looking at the items I was buying and I looked at it too. There was not one thing there I was ashamed of or embarrased to be buying. Now, it might have confused her that someone my size was buying such good healthy food, but I choose to think she was thinking to herself: Good for you, girlfriend!
I am proud of myself for making the changes and today, I was not embarrased by my choices.

  
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CLEVAGAL 4/13/2010 4:33AM

    So glad you blogged today! I have been waiting for a blog from you mamacita!!!! Cleva xxx emoticon

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VAPERCHICK 4/12/2010 9:17PM

    I know what you mean! I started buying so many healthy foods that the cashier started keeping an eye on my progress and asking questions about what she can do herself!

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HPYGRL09 4/12/2010 9:15PM

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