Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Looking at my nutritional tracker over the last couple weeks, and I suspect, over the last year, a light bulb finally went off. I see my problem, why I have been stuck within a 10 pound range since July of last year..
Its the snacking!
My meals are great, my snacking is crap. A little chocolate, something I baked, some chips, some processed crap granola bar which is a glorified candy bar. If I went back to the year before, when I was losing weight like a champ, I would see fruit salad, some light popcorn, maybe some cheese and whole grain crackers.
I am going back to that. I am going to finish out this year with a lot of weight gone. I won't always be perfect, but I will make progress....remember when that was my motto? We'll, I'm bringing it back. And I'm going to hit my mini goal for June 13 and I'm going to make another one after that and keep going til I finish what I set out to do.
I invite you all to take a look at that food tracker of yours go back and read it until you see a pattern that is within your power to change...then change it. Today. Tomorrow. The next day. That's what I'm going to do.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
If we only look at calories, I had a stellar day! Under 1300 calories! Woot! On top of that I cleaned house, gardened, and washed two vehicles by hand insde and out.
I started with a great breakfast of reduced calorie wheat bread and peanut butter. Then I went and did a ton is errands and realized at 1:00, I had no lunch planned. I went through the options and at the drugstore, which was my next stop, I grabbed a luna bar. Oh, yes, I'm so virtuous!
Then I returned movies and saw 7-11 had the sugar free mango slurpee so I decided to get one and bring frank one too. It was delicious! I can see this being a nice summer treat!
Then I came home, gardened, wash cars and a friend of out stopped by so while the boys talked, I made some cake pops and huge rocky road marshmallows to take to a BBQ tomorrow. Oh yea, and a healthy pasta salad, too. I will take pics tomorrow. Then our friend stayed till 6 and frank was supposed to take me to movies and I didn't want to cook in front of buddy so finally I demanded they take me to dinner...lol we didn't have time because of the movie so friend left, frank and I went to mall and ate popcorn for dinner. In between a bite of this and that happened so by looking at the reality of my day, I didn't get enough protein so I'm still hungry, and I have been running on a sugar high most of the day.
My point is, calories are only part of the story. Look at the whole picture so you can use it to tweak your intake tomorrow to balance out today. It is not a good day or a bad day, it is just one day amongst many but it is easier to get back on track now than a week from now.
Check out my tracker is you are so inclined. You can see the steady downward spiral....
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