Monday, February 17, 2014
Don't know why or how I missed blogging for the past two days, but I did. The good news is, I stayed the course, didn't drop out. Guess I was just not ready to blog when I had time to blog.
Here I am back. For the next two weeks I think I won't report my meals, water, exercise etc. I think I will just report what I don't do. I will see how that goes.
This week I am focused on measuring my portions as much as possible. Now for lunch I ate a salad and NO, I did not measure how much lettuce went in or any other good for me raw veggie. I will measure dressings that I use. Today I put 1/2 pinto beans in my salad and just used the liquid that went along with them rather than dressing. That sort of thing.
Other than that, I just want to continue making better food choices, drink water mostly, exercise every day.
I really can't tell any difference in the way my clothes are fitting yet. I guess I need to remember I didn't gain it all in a few weeks and it won't go away in a few weeks either. At least I know I'm on a better track than before.
Have a beautiful, wonderful day.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Finally, here I am at the end of 2 weeks of my push to accomplish more than just logging on to SP and earning sparkpoints. Yesterday was Valentine's Day and I had decided to cut myself a little slack. I really think I did as well or better than other days. The plan was to have a few rum punches in the evening, but I decided no, I just let that idea go. We did go out to lunch, and while DH enjoyed 2 beers, I decided on water. I did eat part of an order of fried chicken (can you see a theme here, lol) but I brought home about 1/2 the chicken and gave DH some (not half tho, lol) of my fried.
So my report is:
Breakfast scrambled egg with cheese and 1/2 piece of WW toast, coffee
Lunch fried chicken and fries, water
Snack Fruit smoothie (banana, pineapple, oj, ice)
Dinner Veggie salad, about 2 oz steak cut up in the salad, oil & vinegar dressing
Water got all 8 in
Exercise walked 60 minutes, didn't do any extra yesterday. We tried to take another walk after the workers left but the bugs were eating me so we came home.
Things I have figured out
#1 I am really, really tired of eggs every morning so I am going to buy some yogurt for next week, the plain kind and will mix in with my own fruit. Variety is the spice of life.
#2 I can drink water with meals and at other times just as easily as I can drink tea, soda or anything else.
#3 I don't think it is reasonable to even attempt to eliminate anything from my diet. Like bread, I just cut back and think about it before I eat.
#4 Don't buy cookies or any other treat that I know will be a trigger for me.
#5 It only takes a very small amount of meat or chicken to satisfy and veggies and fruits will do the rest. I really don't need to eat as much as my DH.
#6 Exercise can be done in small time frames and still provide a great workout. In fact it is more enjoyable for me to do it this way. Breaks up the day and I am enjoying the SP videos. I have many times told myself I had to go to a class or something.
#7 I CAN DO THIS! Wait a minute, I WILL do this!
Friday, February 14, 2014
I did pretty good on week 2, day 6. Here is the report:
Breakfast Egg, tomato, cheese omlet, 1/2 slice toast, coffee
Lunch Big salad water
Snack fruit smoothie
Dinner leftover chicken, potato, green beans, water
Water at least 8 cups
Exercise walking for total of 60 minutes, 10 minutes cardio
The bad news, those DARN cookies. Ate lets just say some. the good news is, they are all gone and I am not about to buy any more. I can resist most sweets, but evidently not a cookie. Actually, I probably didn't do too badly, it's just knowing that I didn't even look for an alternative, just wanted and just ate. Well, that is something that I really need to work on next week.
Today is going ok. Since it's Valentine's Day, I am going to cut myself some slack. I am not going to just give up the enjoyment of life. But I'm not going overboard either.
Hope all my SP Friends have a wonderful Valentine's Day and Weekend. C'ya tomorrow.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I'm still headed in the right direction, just not as fast as I'd like. We had a construction crew around here all day yesterday (and today and tomorrow) and couldn't leave to do any walking. After they left we still couldn't go because all the materials were there outside and petty thievery is rampant in this country. (Belize) But here is the report
Breakfast Scrambled egg and 1/2 slice toast, coffee
Lunch Large salad with oil/vinegar dressing, water and 1/4 grilled cheese sammie
Snack Fruit smoothie (banana, papaya, lime, oj, ice)
Dinner 1/2 chicken breast half, potato slices (this was cooked stovetop and made gravey for DH) green beans, water
Snack 3 cookies (I KNOW)
Water at least 8
Exercise only got to do a 9 minute video (lower body sculpt)
so, exercise took a hit yesterday but I think I will do better today, if it doesn't rain. Well, even if it does rain I can do my little cardio routine and a video.
So, as my SP friend Clavinova says every day is a new chance for success.
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