Saturday, December 29, 2012
I am feeling pretty excited because not only did I stay within my calorie range yesterday which is only like the 2nd or 3rd time since recommitting to SP around Thanksgiving, but I also ate "right." I got enough protein, didn't go over on fat yet still got enough of the right kind (well below the max on saturated fat), stayed on the lower end of the carb range, got enough fiber (barely), didn't go over on cholesterol (usually do because I eat eggs more than occasionally), and I even drank enough water which is always a challenge for me! It definitely helped that I ate more servings of fruit and veggies; that does fill me up and nourishes me. Surprisingly, I even broke down and had one of my homemade applesauce oat muffins (healthier recipe) from the freezer and I still did okay. So, I am realizing that I can indulge a little if I am doing well the rest of the day...and because I chose the healthier indulgence (instead of the brownies which were also in the freezer). SP has been telling me that little changes do add up...and maybe if I could just exercise 10 minutes today instead of zero minutes, it would be PROGRESS! Though usually I think 10 minutes isn't even going to begin to address my problem since I am so far gone, after my little success yesterday, today progress is good enough! I don't have to be PERFECT today!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
I had been doing pretty well with healthy eating the last couple of days, and avoiding some of the temptations of this time of year but yesterday (Friday), I pulled a homemade cookie from the freezer and thawed it in the microwave. I thought it would be just one...thus started another binge...I think I had 6 in total but I lost count. I was feeling lonely and the sad events in Connecticut were on my mind so I think this was emotional eating. I felt nauseous from the overindulgence. One cookie has over 100 calories in it... and butter, pecans, chocolate chips, oatmeal...very rich. I want to remember how I feel when I overdo it. One was good but the rest were sickening. I refuse to beat up on myself for it though. It is done and I am going to get right back on track by drinking a glass of water to detox and as a reminder to be kind to my body.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I am pretty excited about this yogurt that I've passed by so many times in the dairy section in the past. I've been stuck on greek yogurt for quite awhile but I am unemployed at the moment and was searching for an inexpensive yogurt as I can't afford the pricey greek stuff.
Enter this yogurt. In flavors like Banana Cream Pie, White Chocolate Raspberry, and Carrot Cake, I feel like I can indulge in dessert without feeling guilty. I am not on a low carb program per say but I love the fact that these are low in carbs and more importantly, sugar, are naturally flavored and actually have recognizable ingredients (i.e. the Banana Cream Pie actually contains banana puree) They kind of remind me of the dessert-y flavors of the Yoplait Light & Fit which I don't like because they taste fake and they are made with artificial flavors (which I try to avoid). These Kroger Carbmaster yogurts also contain whey protein (as well as milk protein) which is great! Although they don't have quite as much protein as the Greek Yogurt, they contain 8-9 grams which is pretty darn good...at about 1/3 the cost of greek yogurt, this is my new go to yogurt. They are lowfat which I don't mind, and although they do have Sucralose (artificial sweeteners are never ideal), I can feel pretty good about eating these. I wish I'd discovered them sooner.
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