Tuesday, June 10, 2014
So, day three.
Success or semi-fail??
Ok, the weather man reported last night that would probably see rain early today. So, I slept a little later than usual. It was my own poor decision number 1--sitting up late watching Netflix.
and number 2---not going to the walking track early this morning.
I waited all day for the rain, of course it never came and as the evening wore on, it got hot.
Around an hour ago, the skies turned black and the rain poured down.
But I did get alot of house work done today. Several loads of laundry and cleaned up the utility room, mopped, washed all the rugs and folded and put away some clothes.
Dusted the bedroom and cleaned up the kitchen.
I did 5 whole big minutes on the ellipitcal.
It just doesnt hold my attention the way the walking track does and it seems to tire me out more quickly.
So, in my book that was a small semi-fail.
That and the 2 big tablespoons of hamburger helper with macaroni I snacked on.
I made this for Honey for his supper and I had a grilled chicken breast and some spinach, tomatoes, carrots and broth.
So, I am unsure how many calories are in 2 tablespoons of hamburger helper, but I am sure its not that many to get all bent out of shape over.
And regardless, I stayed within calorie range again.
Third successful calorie day in a row.
I havent been anywhere near a scale and I dont expect to see a drop in weight this fast.
But I have been sticking to a plan.
I am eating alot of protein, protein in fact makes up the majority of my meals.
Along with the same spinach, carrots, lettuce, mushrooms and tomatoes.
While I didnt get to walk, I feel I stayed pretty busy and active today.
I am finished with my meals for the day and I am not hungry at all.
Take a deep breath and relax and try to do better tomorrow.
Monday, June 09, 2014
Another pretty good day. I was feeling pretty rough when I woke up this morning. Headache and neck and shoulders hurting.
I was supposed to have gotten an appointment for PT by now, but they are dragging their feet, the insurance company being a pain.
So, anyway, after an hour and two excedrins, I was feeling better and it was an overcast, not too hot day.
So, I went to the track and got in my hour.
Felt good and came home and prepared a good healthy lunch.
Have stayed in line with my calories today.
Two successful days so far.
We have rain in the forecast tonight and the whole week basically, so that means more weight training and toning and elliptical indoors.
And cleaning, getting organized and cleaning out two closets.
Tonight I am feeling proud of myself, I havent snacked or gone over my calories and I am laying out a list of food for the day and sticking to it.
Each night I will try to blog and keep this reminder to do as well the next day.
I hope to see some loss on the scale. Hope is alive.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
So the day went well.
I stuck to my calories, even though I feel I could possibly be eating fewer calories.
I got my protein, my veggies. and my water.
I am going to play around with that a little over the next week and see how it goes.
I got in a short walk, but it was a good one.
I am going to work really hard and then work a little harder. This is the challenge I have set forth for myself for the next month and then to continue on from there.
I am going to work even harder to track my food and see where I can make changes for the better.
Yes, day one was a good day.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Hello Spark Friends, so as most of you who read my blogs know, I have been struggling with healthy eating the last few weeks and I really need to get my head back in the game, buckle down and get serious about this!!
So, tomorrow is grocery shopping day.
I leave for vacation to the beach in 1 month and while there is little hope of losing alot of weight before then, I am not putting up unrealistic, unobtainable goals, I would like to drop a few pounds if for no other reason, than to just be able to walk a little more easily.
So, I am going to try to stay away from refined carbs and sugars this month, so here is my question for everyone.
What foods should I buy when I go shopping tomorrow???
What foods should I NOT buy???
Give me some ideas of some new things to try, some new fruits and vegetables that arent on ones daily shopping list.
I need new ideas.
I have been stuck in a rut with the same ol same foods.
I do not want to do the prepackaged weight watchers type frozen meals.
I plan to buy lots of fresh fish, tuna, salmon, mackerrel, and I need some ideas for side dishes.
I am giving up ALL bread, that includes whole grain, so I need some replacements in the whole grain/wheat category.
Thanks in advance to anyone who might want to offer up some recipes, or food ideas for my shopping list.
I have to get myself back on track and stop with the frozen pre-packaged foods, and cereals and carbs.
Hope everyone is having a nice day.
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
"I dont know why I act the way I do, like I aint got a single thing to lose"!! Tim McGraw.
Today I was feeling pretty rough. I had a bad stomach ache last night, I took some gas-x and went to bed, woke up with the same tummy ache, only I also had a headache and muscle aches, soreness.
Once again I skipped my morning walk and instead I went this evening.
I had pretty much had my calories for the day early, with the exception of having my snack calories, which was supposed to have been a greek yogurt.
However, the evening went awry.
I went to the walking track, only to get rained out, hard core thunder storm rained out only 25 minutes into my walk.
So, I came home, and after heavy downpours, I should have known better, but I pulled onto the grass in the yard to turn so I could back my car into the driveway, only to get my front wheel drive car stuck in the mud.
So, I come inside, change out of my walking clothes, feed the dog, and make myself a turkey sandwich on whole wheat.
So, I notice the dog is being very quiet, go to see what shes doing and she has barfed up all of her food behind the chair.
The evening just keeps getting better.
Clean that up and sit down and have a big bowl of ice cream with 100 calorie pack of mini cookies and a glass of milk.
So, I am feeling guilty and lowdown.
I honestly dont know how many calories I had this evening.
Over what I had already sparked. Maybe I will spark it later, but from my rough calculations, I would guess about 500 OVER my already alloted calories for the day, maybe even a little more.
So here I sit, feeling guilty about having given in to cravings.
And not even just cravings, but emotional eating.
We are supposed to be getting some heavy thunder storms and more rain tonight, which worries me that will make it even harder to get my car out tomorrow.
I feel alot like that car, STUCK!!!
I am the tire and food is the mud and I am wollering and spinning and moving this way and that and I cant get out of its grip!!!
I sit here feeling like a HUGE failure.
and just wishing I knew how to handle my stress better.
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