Thursday, May 07, 2009
So I did it! I had a really good day yesterday. I had 1536 calories, excercised for a half hour and didn't graze last night. I didn't get all my water in though, which is why I woke up this morning feeling puffy. But, I did go and buy a Brita water pitcher yesterday and will get my water in today.
Okay, so I am feeling a little better about this. Today will be more of a challenge because I will be away from home all day today until about 7:30p tonight. I am going to make my lunch and take it with me. I will eat it in the car between appointments (I am an outside sales rep) and tonight...Well, I think I will make it a Subway night and get the Chicken Breast Salad. So, by the time I get home tonight, I will be done with my eating. I have so much homework to do to, its crazy!
Day 2...going to make it great!
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
So yesterday, I had a great day planned out, nutritionally. I did well all day, was a little hungry in the afternoon, but kept to it. Then, after my dinner, I kept hearing that little voice in my head to eat something else. Of course, I struggled with it for about 30 minutes. I gave in and had a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios with nonfat milk. Then, I had a second bowl. I stopped myself after that and said, what the heck am I doing? I had a great day, but it felt like I was purposely sabotaging myself. I didn't understand why. I would have had a great day if I didn't eat that cereal. Maybe, I need to stop thinking pass/fail when it comes to my nutrition.
Today, I decided to stick with my plan. If I get to the point tonight (because it is always at night that I over indulge), I am going to write it down in a journal. What do I want? Why do I want it? Is there something else that I am trying to compensate for? Maybe this will help me discover what the heck I am doing to myself.
Watching Biggest Loser last night, I could identify with the mental struggles that each person has had to face. I am Tara, fighting with the Pita Chips, and Helen, so tired, so stressed and feeling lost and fearful and I am Mike, struggling with the workouts, what to do, etc. I know that balance is a part of it, but I have been out of balance because once I have something (it could be the simplest thing) not be right, then I kind of throw in the towel that day and start new the next day. This is causing me to go up and down the same 7 pounds over the last 6 month. If I do something that is not entirely healthy for me, I need to get back on track that very minute. I think that may make a difference for me.
Today will be a better day. I will try to blog tomorrow...
Sunday, May 03, 2009
I went to my WW meeting this morning and knew I would have a little gain. My calories have been a little crazy this week. Up, down, up, down, etc. Well, I gain 0.6 lbs. I am glad it was not more. Had I not gotten back on track a few days ago, it would have been 1-2 pounds gained. I have to go to out to lunch today and I tried going online to see the menu. Of course the restaurant is not listed. I think I will go the safe route and get a grilled chicken salad. It is a continental type place, so they will probably have that. I will also have water with lemon and dressing on the side.
I think this week will be a better week for me. I just need to take it one day at a time!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Today is my new start date. I have been all over the place in the last few weeks. The combination of a hectic schedule, no down time, high stress, little sleep and trying to relax by watching TV has caused me to fall into old habits. Making poor choices, eating while watching TV, slowly falling off the exercise wagon, etc., etc . I am starting a new today and will keep the following goals in mind:
1) Exercise at least 20-30 minutes a day. Even if it is a slow stroll down the street. This will not only be for exercies, but for destressing!
2) Keep under 1570 calories each day.
3) Water, water, water!
Those are the only guidelines I am going to follow this week because I need to take it slow again. I think I tried to ramp up to quickly and it backfired quite terribly for me. Let's see how this goes. If goes well, will add one more thing next week.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Like many other people, I feel off the wagon about a month ago. However, this time, the fall was different. Even though I wasn't on one hundred percent, this was the first time my off the wagon was about 75-85%! That is progress for me. I decided this morning that I am going to follow th WW healthy guidelines, but I am going to take SP advice and count calories just for the week to see how it goes. If it goes not well, then back to points I go. If it goes well, then I will continue with the calories. I just noticed that I would go over a few points, but the calories could range from 100 - 600 depending on what it was I ate. That explains a lot of my up 2 lbs, down 2lbs, up 3 pounds, down 2 pounds, down 1 pound, up 3 pounds. I have been up and down the same 7 pounds for the last 6 months.
This needs to stop. The other component I am noticing is the connection with the TV. If the TV is on, I am a bum, a procrastinator and a eater. I will sit there, somewhat entertained, somewhat bored and then will wander into the kitchen. That needs to stop too! I am going to make one more attempt this week to also break the bad habit of weighing myself in the morning. I used to think this was a good strategy for me, but realized that if my weight was up, I would throw in the towel 50% of the time. If I was down, I would "treat" myself for doing well. Both habits do not promote good health or positive reinforcement during this long weight loss journey. That is why I need to stop weighing myself each and every morning. It is not productive.
Phew! Thanks for letting me vent! It is off to a new day, a new start and a new season!
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