Saturday, June 28, 2014
I started the day with oatmeal. I think I have finally gotten out of my ramen for breakfast habit, at least sort of. At least on work mornings, I've been pretty good about eating healthy cereal and maybe some fruit.
Resisted the frozen yogurt place by work, though it's not too bad nutritionally. It's just that the portion sizes are hard to gauge until it's too late, and I love the brownie bites too much.
Kept almost all my goals where they needed to be. Need to be getting more fruits and veggies, though.
Got in a walk, some weight-lifting, and some time on the trampoline.
I'm on the right track.
Gotta keep it up.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tonight on my MP3 player as I jumped on my trampoline and lifted weights:
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Britney Spears - Work Bitch
Katy Perry - Roar
Had a good day overall. Met just about every nutrition goal I have, and got it some exercise, too. My husband and I got ready for a walk, only to discover that it was raining. But that wasn't going to stop me tonight. I pulled out the trampoline and jumped on it for a while, and then did some weight lifting. A light workout, but things must start somewhere. Between the jumping and the heels I wore to work today, my legs might just be sore tomorrow!
We've been talking about starting a weight loss competition at work. We are thinking about putting a massage gift card up as the reward for the winner. I'd love to win it. I've never had a professional massage before. But just losing some weight would seriously be reward enough.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
I've been thinking lately about foods I have to be careful with. I'd love to be able to relax with food, but after over 30 years in this body, I know that's just not for me.
For example, I can't just get a pint of good ice cream and enjoy it as a special splurge. I get one, and then I'm in the habit of it, and so I want some every day. And then I start craving sugar even more, and wanting candy bars and cake and things. And it can start with something as small as a single pint of ice cream. It's something I have to restrict, because I just can't handle it. I'm not saying I'll never eat it again, but for right now, I must be careful. I've been getting Skinny Cow ice creams, because they are portion-controlled and also light on calories. I can fit them in, and I don't seem to end up craving more and more, not like with richer ice cream. I've also been getting Fiber One bars for when I want something sweet or just a little snack.
Funyuns are a big snack for me, especially when I am in school and studying. But they are so light, I can polish off a whole large bag of them in an afternoon. At least when I do that, I generally don't want another bag the next day! But I do end up feeling icky.
Stouffer's lasagna is something I can't stop eating. I love to get them for easy dinners for the family, but I can't resist polishing off whatever is left after everyone has eaten. I just love it so much.
Other things are strangely easy for me. I love Asher's Sea Salt Caramels, for example. But I don't feel the need to down 20 of them in a sitting. I can stop at 2 or 3.
I'm not one to say, "Well, now that I screwed that up, I might as well just let everything go the rest of the day." It's more that the fewer junky foods I eat, the less I want them, and the more healthy things I eat, the more I want them, too. Which is why I have to be careful, mindful of what I am putting into my body. Mindless eating has a lot to do with where I am. I love to zone out while eating, but it isn't good for me, so I am trying to cut back on it. It's hard, though. In fact, several of my trigger foods are tied to mindless eating. I may love the food, but maybe that zoned-out feeling is something I am craving just as much? Something for me to think about.
On a random note, last night I woke up in the middle of the night craving Cheetos. I am so glad I didn't have any in the house, because I wanted them so much. I like Cheetos, but I usually don't crave them or anything, so it was weird.
I ended up slightly over calorie count today, but not too much -- only a very little. Not too worried about it. Tomorrow is another day.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Came home from work tonight to find husband preparing to take his mother to the hospital. She fell and bumped her head. Several hours later, they released her, diagnosing a bruise. But you can't be too careful. She's almost 80; a fall could be very serious.
She seems to be fine, just a bad headache.
I hate hospital waiting rooms. They seem to be designed to be as annoyingly uncomfortable as possible.
Did pretty good today at increasing fruit intake, but ended up not doing so well at dinner. There aren't many choices when you are grabbing a quick bite with a mother having x-rays. Still, finished the day without taking in more calories than I should have.
Very tired now. Going to bed.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Tonight, we we grocery shopping. Didn't make it a complete trip, as it was late and we were tired, but made a point of starting in the produce section and buying lots of veggies and fruit. I haven't been doing great lately at my fruit and vegetable intake, largely because there just hasn't been anything on hand that was good for eating alone.
My husband and I usually end up eating two separate breakfasts and lunches, due to our work schedules. We will have dinner together, and I try my best to make sure there is a vegetable there, usually with those easy microwave steam packages. But we've been short on fresh things that it would be easy for one person to have. I'm not going to open a can of green beans or nuke a whole package of broccoli just for me.
Now, we have a package of mixed greens and one of spinach, plus some baby carrots for munching. I also got some Skinny Cow ice creams. I've been a little too quick consume a pint of my favorite sea salt caramel gelato lately. It seems I can't just buy one and enjoy it. It becomes a habit -- something I have to have all the time, instead of a treat. If I'm going to end up doing it every day, it needs to be healthier that that gelato.
Big splurge: a brisket for hubby to have fun with on the grill. We'll probably do that on Sunday, and just make a day of it. He'll do the brisket, I'll make some mushrooms and spinach, and maybe some homemade bread. Mmmm. Looking forward to Sunday!
Friday is potluck at work. I am making Veggie Medley, something that sounds really healthy but is really . . . well, let's just say there are vegetables in there. Somewhere under the sour cream, cream soup, and cheese. :) But one of my coworkers requested it, and it's easy, so I'll make it for them. By the time they are done with it, I'll probably have just a little left to bring home -- a few bites for my hubby and me.
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