Friday, November 26, 2010
Ok so yesterday like for many of you didn't go as planned. I got up when expected and started the pies I was supposed to make the night before, and promptly got into heated arguement with my husband, I even told the kids I was canceling Thanksgiving.. needless to say, my day didn't start right... However I did eat a dencent breakfast followed by a good lunch. Dinner got on the way and somehow the arguement (which I don't remember what the heck started it, pretty typical right?) ended and dinner was about an hr later than planned but very good, and to much for my family of four, with no guest, our one planned guest ended up staying home, sick.
My dinner plate was a little big but over all I think it wasn't to high, for a feast any way. as you can see.....
Items on plate:
So up until this point I did great.
After dinner I did short strength video, and 30 min a very easy pace on my elliptical. After this it was allover, I had fruit salad, peach pie, and at least a half of a pumkin pie, yes, you read that right half or more pumkin pie, I'm not even going to think about how bad that is, but I went to bed with a tummy ache and I know I deserved it.. today is a new day though right???? well I will do better ! (least I ate enough veggies???)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I have gotten an eye Opener this week!!!
Ok on this, journey I've been taking to eat healthier and loose a few pounds I have started counting calories for the first time in my life, and I'm finding I'm getting better and better at it! Now the first few wks when I started this I found that It was sooo hard for me to get in the protein that I'm supposed to be eating, and it's still difficult but I'm getting better at it.
I've been noticing this for a while now but it really hit me this wk! Veggies are soooooo my friend! They can be really tasty, they are way low in calories and high in various nutrients. So If I've had a bad calorie morning, instead of starving myself in the evening I hit the veggies!!!! Like for example yesterday My husband brought me home this bigggggg 20 oz cup of coffee, you know the ones I'm talking about, the stuff made by professionals, steamed milk, the special syrups etc. all in all this one coffee was more than 600 cal... and I'm thinking OMG! I have to have this , but!!! OMG it's half, yes half of my calorie intake for the day!! What will I do?? So i made spagetti squash for dinner!!!! basically I switch the spagetti noodles out for the squash, and because the squash is soooo low in calories I was able to eat 2 cups of it for probly less the calories in a half cup of reg noodles, So I filled my stomache and guess what! I even managed to stay in my calorie range!!
So keep in mind! VEGGIES ARE YOUR FRIEND!!!!!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Ok, Like everyone else doing this blog. I'm having a really hard time with it. I know I'm worth it but WHY? Most of the things I come up with seem more like my answer is my family is worth it. Like, for example, because I want to teach my kids how to be healthy, or because I want to have the energy to do the things my family would like to do. But then there are more family related things I came up with that are more.. selfish.. not really but self centered maybe. Like I want to grow old and watch my kids grow up and have their own familys and if possible watch their familys grow old or at least older :).
But on a more today basis, the only real reason I can come up with is from my christian viewpoint, and that is God created me, and put me here with some purpose, I have yet to figure out what that purpose is, but he knows what it is. and if I am worth it for him to take the time to create and mold me into what I am today, then I am worth my own effort to keep myself healthy and happy.
I also see that a healthier and happier me, makes for a healthier and happier family. Because I am less depressed and grouchy(and less dependant on chocolate) I am a little better equiped to handle my two kids, and my husband. And with the extra energy I have a struggle less through my everyday chores, and my not so everyday chores. So not only am I worth it but my family is worth it too!
Monday, November 01, 2010
Ok, So the day before halloween, I had a harvest carnival to go to at my kids school, and I did GREAT! I skipped the pizza, the nachos and all the candy and only had a banana at the harvest carneval, I ate my 5 fruits and veggies and drank all my water...
So I thought Halloween was going to be easy because I had no plans for halloween. I did end up handing out candy but this wasn't my downfall even though I only saw 3 kids at my door all evening. No my downfall was myself, I finally made the banana bread my husbands been patiently waiting for (that I've been putting off for the last 2 wks) and after eating the left over rice and beans for lunch, and then a large plate of potatoes with dinner, there just wasn't enough room for that very high calorie banana bread left in my diet. So what did I do? I put it off for a while thinking "oh I can have a peice tomorrow or somthing" But then it just kept screaming "you know you want me, you know I taste sooooo goood!" and evenually my "I can have a peice tomorrow" became " your not the only one blowing your diet it's okay , just one bite" but one bite became one peice...
I suppose I should be happy that I stuck with just one peice but when I looked at the scale this morning to show an almost 1 pound gain, and yesterday saw a 1 pound gain also I'm not feeling to good about that one peice... So today I have fresh determination, and I don't think the banana bread is that much of a temptation today.
Oh but to recap yesterday a little better, I went about 300 calories over my diet, but I drank all my water and managed 8 fruits and veggies! So I guess it wasn't a complete waste....
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ok I started my weightloss goal less than 2 months ago, sept 17 at 162 lbs, and I'm 5'11", so I really didn't need to loose all that much, My goal is 145lbs, and dont think that I really want to be below that weight. However I really really want to loose this "pooch" that i've always had on my stomach, even as a kid. Today, Oct30th, 6wks and 2days later, I weighed in at 149.9lbs!, thats on average about 2lbs a wk of weight loss. I'm wondering if and when I will stop loosing at this rate! this wk accually saw a weight loss of 3 lbs, so it doesn't look like I'm slowing down in my weight loss....
So I'm wondering what do I do? I plan to stay with Exactly what I'm doing until I see my goal weight but what happens after that??? Do I continue with what I'm doing or do I change things up a bit??? More food and more excersize? same excersize, same food? , Same excersize, more food?
I'm at a loss as what my follow up should be after I reach my "goal", I do know that my next goal is definately to "loose the pooch!"
Picture was taken a few min ago...
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