Thursday, July 03, 2008
So, I was at a point where money was super tight and I had to adjust my grocery budget. What I found is that cheaper foods and higher in calories. So, I decided to just count my calories. Well, I counted them and they went up and up and up.
My budget is still tight, but I will make some adjustments somewhere to make up for the grocery bill I expect going back to Core. It is truly a great program and I know it works for me. I went to the grocery store last night, coupons in hand and spent $98.18! I am the only one in the house and my jaw was on the floor. Note: Core foods don't really require coupons! I would say about 80% of my costs went to fruits and veggies.
I really need to see about going to a Farmer's Market around here. That would probably save me a bundle. I am always hesistant though because the produce doesn't seem to last as long as the grocery stores. Probably because it's fresh and doesn't have the wax, etc., etc., that grocery stores put on produce to make it shine. Confession: I like shiny fruit and I am more likely to eat it if it looks appealing!
Anywho, it is back to Core for me. I will try this for a month and see how it goes. If you have any tips on reducing the costs, please let me know! (I see Costco in my future!)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I am dead tired and am going to take a quick nap (had to be at work at 6am this morning and was working until midnight last night). But, guess what? I am down 2 pounds this morning! Woohoo! I am so glad! I am going to stay in my calorie range today too! I just wanted to share.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I just completed my calorie count for yesterday and whoa! No wonder I am up 6 lbs for the last week! Yesterday, I ate 2900 calories! Confession: I was craving sugar and ate frosting. How sick am I?! Okay, so stop beating myself up since I can't change the past. I am looking at my calories for today and have somehow really front loaded my day. (I had to be at work at 5:30 this morning and for two more days, and I have another work thing to do tonight at 10:30p, but that is no excuse). So, I have planned the rest of my day out for today and will stick to that. I will be within my calorie range. Also, I am going to the gym tonight at 7p for my Zumba class. I think I might stay a little after to do some walking.
I have always been on a diet and I inherited my mom's habit of saying, "I'll start tomorrow." Well, as I was on my way to work this morning, I was thinking, why start tomorrow? Don't I want to be healthy today? It seemed so clear and yet it was something I have been saying to myself over and over. This is it. I need to get my act together and go after what I want. It starts today.
P.S. Did anyone catch the "Eat less, Move more" skit on Mad TV? I found it on Youtube and it made me laugh. It is so realistic, yet the solution of weight loss is so obvious. I felt like the character in my past!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
On Sunday, I will be completing my 4th 5K this year. I am so stoked that I have stuck to the resolution, even though my friends haven't. I had about 4 friends that were supposed to do these with me, but I have been at most of them by myself. So, I think that is something to be proud of! I only have 8 more to go for the year!
I have been all over with my eating habits. I have allowed my stress and procrastination to get the best of me. That cannot happen anymore. Today I will start anew. I am within my calorie range and do not need to eat anything else. In fact, I am not hungry. I do need to drink some h2o though. I will let you know how it goes this weekend. My mom is joining me this time, how nice huh?
I leave for Vegas tomorrow for work and really don't want to have to go through with all the crazy food. If I can get it to just one dining out experience, that would be wonderful!
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