Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I'm so full right now that it feels like the contents of my stomach can't be contained..
Oi. I inhaled a dish of Mexican Gumbo from Qdoba tonight. Jeff looks at me "Why are you so hungry whenever you get home? Don't you eat lunch?" And I just look look at my nearly empty bowl, look at the time, look back at him and reply "Lunch was 7 hours ago."
I'm really good at planning out what to have for breakfasts and dinners but I never plan well enough ahead for everything else in between.
I really need to figure out some patterns that I can operate in so that it takes some of the guess work out. I like the idea of a cheese stick and almonds as a snack--an Olympian made this recommendation, so it's GOTTA be good, right?--but I also need more freggies in my diet, so I'm thinking that the morning snack should be something along those lines.
I find that I only really go into a terrible binge when I get terribly hungry. If I eat before I get too desperate, I can keep my head and make good decisions. I keep a bag of almonds in my desk... I was caught unprepared tonight, though. I think I need to find something to stash in the car, too.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 670, Calories from Fat: 125, Protein: 43g, Carbs: 84g, Fiber: 18g, Sugar: 5g, Total Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Trans Fat: 0g, Monosaturated Fat: 5.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.5g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Vitamin A: 26% DV, Vitamin C: 11% DV, Calcium: 13% DV, Iron: 28% DV, Potassium: 1310mg, Sodium: 2260mg
Saturday, December 29, 2012
New scale, new workout, renewed motivation--let's do this!
Saturday, December 08, 2012
***EDIT: THAT is a flattering face to start the video with, hahahaha!***
As I stated in the video, I'm excited to be starting over at 230. After all, I'm not starting at 260, right? And starting over is still STARTING so that's better than not doing anything.
I went into a tailspin after having my bridesmaids in town and the dress isn't motivation enough for me to lose weight. Joining The Final Countdown, though, has really helped me to get my head in the game better than I have been on my own. The daily check in and accountability really help me to keep focused on what matters.
Goals for this week:
- keep cutting down on sweets.
- go for daily walks.
- keep checking in online.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
"Now put your hands up if you have nightmares
If you wouldn't man-up if there was a fight here
If you got dandruff, if you drink light beer
I'm out of breath (but)
I'm awesome, no, you're not, dude, don't lie
I'm awesome, I'm drivin' around in my mom's ride
I'm awesome, a quarter of my life gone by
And I met all my friends online
******* I'm awesome, I will run away from a brawl
I'm awesome, there's no voicemail, nobody called
I'm awesome, I can't afford to buy eight-balls
And I talk to myself on my Facebook wall
Yesterday's challenge was to write a paragraph praising myself. I pondered and thought, procrastinated and hedged, and could not for the life of me (yesterday) come up with anything that felt genuinely awesome. Anything that I had actually accomplished myself that made me feel proud.
I guess it was just a down day, huh?
I am proud of myself for showing up and finishing the Warrior Dash. I had a back injury and couldn't complete some of the obstacles, but it was *still* an up-hill 5k at a ski course and I DID do a majority of the obstacles - including wading through a mud pit and leaping over fire.
Of course, the people who were supposed to do it with me ditched me to do it by myself, and Jeff couldn't come watch because he was at work, and my parents who came to see me finish ended up in a huge embarrassing public fight because my dad didn't want to pay $6 for a beer and would rather go home to drink. I think he was there for about 20 minutes.
F'n deflated. Ruined the whole experience, more like. Yes, I am proud of myself for finishing, but every time I think of the Warrior Dash I remember what it feels like to be left behind by people that said they would be there for you and what it felt like to be humiliated by fighting parents. I need to find something else to be proud of that wholly my own.
- I take good care of my cats.
- I'm a good cook
- I'm generous to a fault
- I'm kind
- I'm strong - in the personality department.
- I'm persistent. For all the times I've given up, I'm still here.
- I aim to please
- I'm good at finding discounts
Thursday, November 29, 2012
yes, and we drop it like anvils,
bring your whole crew to a stand still, still,
stick us on at clubs and I
guarantee that no body would stand still
I love this song, especially the driving beats and pretty entertaining lyrics. The CD itself is called Kickboxing and I'm thinking of checking it out..
SO! Things! How's things, eh? Well... Jeff and I got home with no trouble on Sunday and then work has been keeping us fairly occupied since then. I haven't even unpacked the suit cases and the laundry pile is pretty scary.
Tonight isn't going to make it better, though, as we're actually heading out to check out an Aikido en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido course at a local dojo. The thing that I think is interesting (or will be interesting, I should say) is that Aikido takes the safety of your opponent into consideration as well. It is a purely defensive course centered on peace and unity.
In other news.. Eating has been *mostly* on track--still too many sweets. My team on facebook has been challenging me, though. Yesterday I did a total of 426 stairs (counting up AND down). Today, my heels are treacherous (and I've had fewer meetings) so I've only done 228, but that's still more than I usually do, which is 0. So, great improvement there.
Sidenote: I hate that I have to wear heels in order to be "professional" at work. If anyone has any business professional sneakers I could wear instead, let me know!
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