Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Well...yesterday was much better. I will still over a little bit, but it seems with each day, it is less and less. This time, I was about 200 calories over my target and about 4 points over my dailies. However, with WW, I did have the WPA so I am not as concerned. I think I did well and I had healthy food.
Also, yesterday it took me ALL DAY to prepare everything for the week. I went grocery shopping and got back to the house about 1130a. I was still doing stuff at 9pm! Here is what I did:
* Chopped veggies: mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, cucumbers (peeled and cut)
* Chopped fruit: Huge watermelon!
* Separated carrots into individual servings
* Portioned out hummus into 4tbsp serving each, in their own containers
* Made brown rice and portioned out into 1c servings
* Made 16 bean soup in the crock pot, which took all day, but it's good!
* Made asparagus soup and portioned out
* Cleaned 4 cobs of fresh sweet corn, removing husk and silk
* Cooked my protein for the week and put in in the fridge to use as needed
* Had to take out 2 bags of trash!
I know it doesn't seem like a lot, but I am not super quick with my chopping knife. It takes me a while to do and I did have the TV on to drown out the noise of my neighbors crazy music.
But, I prepared myself to have a good week. This will definitely make it easier on me, especially having the brown rice and protein ready to go, since I can't have bread or gluten. It makes it a quick on the go meal for me. Plus, I can just toss in some veggies to the rice and when I microwave it, it will steam them and I will have a make shift stir-fry!
So, I think yesterday was a good day. I didn't get exercise in at the gym or out walking. But I did cook and stand in one place all day....that had to have burned more calories than sitting at a computer!
Here's to a great day!
Monday, September 05, 2011
I just got back from the grocery store. I am making a baked potato for lunch. I decided...I am going back to being a newbie on WW and am going to weigh and measure EVERYTHING.
I just weighed my potato...It is 15.3 ounces!!! I think I was counting my potatoes that size as 8 oz before. Holy guacamole! After I eat my lunch...I am going to cut up my fruits and veggies, measure out my hummus into single serving containers and cook.
I am going to make asparagus soup, 2 batches and freeze some. I am also going to cook my protein for the week and then plan my menu out for the week to.
I am going to be prepared this week!
Monday, September 05, 2011
So, yesterday...we went to the L.A. County Fair. This could have been a night mare. However, I think all in all, I did okay. What I ate at the fair:
* Chicken skewer (2/3 of one skewer) - Chicken, onion and bell pepper only
* Sprite (it sucked that this was cheaper than water and I couldn't bring in my water)
* Vanilla ice cream bar dipped in chocolate (no cone)
We walked 6.10 miles, I brought my pedometer. My feet are still a little achy cause we stopped a lot to look at things. I do have to say, when I got home. I was actually starving. I made a mistake. Instead of eating a piece of fruit or just going to bed...I had a mini cup (the single serving) of Haagan-Daaz ice cream. I think it was because I was hungry, tired, had just drove an 1.5 hours home (dropping off friends) and I just wanted something convenient that was sweet. I would have been better off with grapes.
Overall, not a horrible day. I still had a calorie deficit of -280. So, that's good...but, it could have been better if I had changed just one decision (grapes instead of Haagan-Dasz) and even better if I changed two decisions (grapes and water instead of sprite). I am starting to see where my mistakes are lying. It's making poor decisions when I am tired. I don't do so well then! Noted!
Update: 11:56a - I forgot I ate Cinnamon Almonds in the morning...I had about 3/4 of a cup...that was 600 calories! I didn't realize! Ugh! So...that actually put me over 300 calories...so a few missteps here. But, now I see where I am messing up. Its poor decision when I am tired and forgetting to track small things that pack a punch, like almonds! I need to be more aware and track, track, track! Today will be better!
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Yesterday, I knew I would be using a lot of calories in the evening because I was having dinner at my parents house. So...I went to Zumba AND did 30 minutes on the bike. Over all, I ended up with a calorie deficit of over 600! So, I did well.
This morning, I was starving on my drive home, but did not stop at any fast food. When I got home though, I ate a little more than I should have of Cinnamon Roasted Almonds. I tracked them all though and I am going to the Fair today. I think it will be okay because I really can't eat any of the Fair food due to my Celiacs. I might be able to have Turkey BBQ'd or a plain baked potato. That's probably about it. I will count all of our walking as my activity today since we will probably be walking for about 8 hours. I think I will also wear my pedometer too! Just cause I am curious!
Here is to another good day!
Saturday, September 03, 2011
I have been fighting with 5lbs forever and a day. I have over 75 to lose, but somehow keep sabotaging myself or allowing myself a "pass" more often than I should. This week, I had one really stellar day, it was Thursday. The rest of the days, not stellar. This is reflected in how my week went. I gained 1.2 for the week. Not the direction I was looking for.
So, it's time to buckle down, be honest and do the things I know will get me to my goal. Eating healthy (which I do), minding my portions (which I don't right now), exercising (which is inconsistent) and drinking my water (another in consistent aspect). In thinking about this all morning...there is only one way to make myself accountable and stick to plan. That is to post about it. I post about my victories and sometimes my pitfalls if they are health related. However, when I personally mess up because I really wanted sweets, I neglect to post that. How convenient of me! ;)
So, my challenge for this week is to stick to my WW plan, watch both my points and calories and exercise everyday for at least 20 minutes. Here is the posting part...every morning, I am going to post how the previous day went. I think this will make me more accountable because if I am constantly posting that I ate a can of frosting, I know it will be shameful enough for me to stop. Not only that, it will help me identify patterns within myself. Of which, I see sometimes and other times are not visible to me, especially in a moment of stress or frustration.
I will post next Saturday after my WW meeting how I did. If I lose, I will do this one more week. If I don't, I will re-read all my posts to find out what is actually happening. If any of you notice something I don't, please let me know, in a friendly manner of course...I am an emotional eater and can be hurt fairly easily when it comes to my weight.
Thanks for listening and let's make this week a great week!
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