Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Today has been a great day when it comes to food: I consumed 1,238 calories and met all my nutritional goals except for protein, which was just a little bit too low. I know I need to make protein my priority and make sure I get enough. I also went for a walk; I walked for 50 minutes and burned 230 calories.
I also thought about my goals and rewards today, and wrote them down. I wanted to share them here as well. They are:
Goal: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Reward: get my hair colored, a nice dress, a new profile picture, 50 euros for my "reward bank" (I'll explain this later)
Goal: 66 kg (145 lbs)
Reward: some new make up, 50 euros for my reward bank
Goal: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Reward: new sports bra and workout clothes, an update before-after picture, 50 euros for my reward bank
Goal: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Reward: new shoes, 50 euros for my reward bank
Goal: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Reward: hair extensions, 50 euros for my reward bank
Goal: 56 kg (123 lbs)
Reward: NEW CLOTHES!! (All the old ones will be too big for me to wear and now I can use the money in my reward bank to buy new ones!), an awesome before-after picture!
I'm so excited! I came up with this "reward bank" idea today as I realized that once I reach my goal all my clothes will be too big and I will have to get a whole new wardrobe for the new me. I will stash away 50 euros every month that I reach my goal and use that money to buy new, amazing clothes for myself once I reach my goal weight! It'll be so much fun :) I can't wait.
Here's a picture I took of myself today:
And here's a picture that was taken on Valentine's Day of this year:
I'm 33 pounds lighter and so much happier. I can't wait to see what I look like once I reach my goal!!
Monday, December 17, 2012
I promised I would stay within my calories today and I did! I ate healthy and walked for over an hour as well. I'm excited to weigh myself again on Thursday (I usually weigh myself on Fridays but this week is an exception because we're going out of town and I want to weigh myself before we leave). I really hope the scale is my friend on Thursday and that the numbers go down. I'd be sooo happy to lose 2 pounds this week as well last week but I'll take any loss and be grateful. And even if the scale won't move (we all know how unpredictable weight loss can be) I'll still be content knowing I have done my best and made healthy choices along the way.
But I really do hope to see those numbers go down again... ;)
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Ok, so today has definitely been a not-so-great day for me. When I promised myself to try and update my blog daily - at least for now - I swore I would be honest at all times. So here I am, being honest. So far, I haven't tracked my meals today; this is the first time in two weeks I have skipped doing it. I planned to record it later but before I knew it, it was already past midnight (it's 1 am now as I'm typing this) and I was too tired.
Also, I baked Christmas cookies today and ate four of them as well as two traditional Finnish Christmas pastries I made. But that's not all. I skipped dinner altogether so I could indulge in those things without going over my calories. Not smart, not healthy, not something to be proud of. I'm ashamed of myself for doing that; I should know better by now!! I didn't get all the nutrients my body needs, and while I'm pretty certain I didn't go over my calories, what I ate was by no means healthy.
I realize this is something I need to be conscious about. The thing is, I really LOVE baking. I do. And I haven't baked anything for at least two months now because I know that always gets me into trouble. Today, I really wanted to bake some Christmas cookies to get it the holiday spirit, but I knew I was walking on thin ice... Granted, I could have just had one cookie and one pastry, but we all know how hard it can be to stop there. Now that the holidays are here I need to make sure I keep track of everything I eat and only eat treats and baked goods in moderation. I plan to have some on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and that's it.
You know what? I'm going to track everything I ate today right now. I don't care how late it is! I promised myself I would do this and I will. AND TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY! :) A new week. I'm going to eat clean and healthy, provide my body all the nutrients it needs and go for a long walk.
-- Update --
It's now 1:30 am and I just finished tracking my food. I'm proud of myself for not skipping it after all!!! Even though I did go over my calories it wasn't catastrophic and will not lead to weight gain, I'm sure. It's not the end of the world. Live and learn, right? ;)
Friday, December 14, 2012
I really feel like something should be said about the tragic school shooting that took place today in Newtown, Connecticut. Even though I don't live in the United States it's all over the news here in Finland as well, and my heart goes out to all the victims and their parents as well as the survivors and their families. This is so sad. I have no words for it. The world we are living in is a scary, unfair place at times, and I'm so sorry those innocent children had to learn it so soon and that so many of them lost their lives over this. What is wrong with the world? Seriously? Nowhere seems to be safe anymore. A few years ago, two school shootings took place here as well and it was so shocking to realize that you never know when some crazy gunman is going to start shooting around the cafeteria or the classroom. All I can say is that my heart grieves for these innocent little angels. They did not deserve this.
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