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Day 3: Where I Learn Something New

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Apparently, potato salad has a lot more calories than I thought it did. I love potato salad. I could easily make a meal out of it. I thought I was giving myself a single serving (I was was) but 1 cup was still 300 calories! That surprised me. We're eating the leftovers tonight so I'll have to put less on my plate.

And I accidentily reset my program. I'm only a few days in so it's not a big deal but I was enjoying a pretty good streak with water drinking. And a pretty good streak of being within my calories goals. I'm having trouble with protein. I just can't seem to eat enough.


Day 2: Little Victories

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another day under my belt and despite multiple opportunities to stray from the plan I stuck to it. The family had a trip to Starbucks, where I chose a lower calorie alternative and I didn't have a pastry. Then, once we'd gotten home my husband tried to talk me out of cooking dinner and instead order pizza. We cooked dinner. I even made a salad so that we could have extra veggies. Then, at the end of the evening, after I managed to track my meals for the day, I discovered that I still had calories to meet the bottom of my range. I filled those calories with a bowl of cherries, a piece of cheese and a couple of slices of salami. Not a bad snack considering I normally would have gone for a bag of potato chips.

Today I head back to work after my weekend and that opens new challenges. It's tough to drink as much water as I have been in my job for this week. There's rarely the time. I'm surrounded by treats and often grab something on the way home. And, I'd like to do weight training today but I'm often exhausted at the end of the day. Today is the optional weight day but I'd really like to make 3 a week.


Starting Fresh

Monday, July 25, 2011

I've been here before. I've had some success... And I've had some failure. I tried to see it as a record and an indication that if I wasn't losing the weight, then I was at least maintaining at a lower weight. Then both my sons called me fat and I needed to shake things up.


A new name, one that is more mine. A new plan, one that involves weight training too. A new determination to do this.

Day 1 went really well. I accomplished everything I set out to do with fitness and nutrition. I didn't even get behind on laundry and, when I discovered I'd run out of time to do one type of baking, I did another. The only place I really didn't get what I wanted done was in doing something for me, but I think I just had too many things to get done before I could do something fun. I didn't completely ignore my "me" time, but I would've liked a little more.


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