Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My husband and I share kitchen duty. As we both work, this really helps keep a balance in our home life, and I always appreciate a meal cooked by him. He knows I'm counting calories, so he worked hard tonight to make a healthy meal - his idea of a healthy meal, at least.
He arrived at the table with mincemeat sauce on a bed of wholewheat pasta, thinking, he said later that the wholewheat pasta would be lower in calories.
At the end of the evening when I was counting calories up, he sat with me as I added in my pasta count - 500calories!! He was shocked!!
Now, I knew it was going to be high in calories, but as I also never say no to someone else cooking in the house, I ate with full awareness that I would go over my daily calorie intake at the end of the day. But, I think my husband learned something tonight about pasta - and that it might not be as low in calories as he thought - now we're both learning.
Tomorrow I jump on the scale again - all in all a better week, here's hoping the pasta doesn't add on too much!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I managed to beat my procastinator button this evening and went for a jog out in the last of the Autumn evening sunshine. I think it may have been one of the message boards I was reading about procrastination that actually encouraged me to get my tired post-work, TGIF, feet into my trainers and onto the road.
I have realized that my motivation to run is: if I exercise more, I can eat more! Now, seeing as I'm on a calorie controlled diet, the 'eat more' option is now no more and I think this may be why getting myself out to exercise has been hard. I need a new exercise motivator!
It has been interesting to come across different thought patterns that enter my mind relating to food. I definitely see food as a reward - last week it was with wanting to reward myself by allowing myself junk food, today it was 'well, if I go for a jog, I can order some pizza later' (!?!?!?!)
Unfortunately I now know how many calories that pizza will cost me and I don't want to risk it. I was disappointed that I had lost so little this week and know that a pizza will NOT help this healthy journey I'm working on.
So, I asked my husband to stop by the store and get some real food. My protein count always seems to be too low, so a bit of meat and veg for tonight instead.
PS - I got on the scale this morning and it was hovering between 67 and 68, so I gave myself the benefit of the doubt and weighed in at 67.5.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Jumped on the scale this morning to find myself still at 68kgs. Two emotions are running through me - relief that I haven't slipped up the scale again and disappointment that all this calorie counting hasn't made a noticeable difference for me this week.
Realistically, the two kilos last week was very dramatic and as I don't have a scale that shows if I've lost half a kilo, I have no idea if there has been some sort of smaller loss that I wasn't aware of.
But how do I stay motivated today? I had got excited about rewards for losing weight, should I give myself rewards to staying stable too?
This week has been momentously stressful. With a weekend away at the in-laws which involved a LOT of food (I did go over my calorie count there, but, believe it or not, did not eat as much as I usually do when I'm there) as well as a week with two new projects starting at work. I like to be busy at work, but the new projects have taken much more time than I was expecting. The stress has made me get home and not want to do the extra exercise I think I need to do. So, I have not been for a run yet this week.
I've moved up to the next stage in the diet - which involves measuring serving sizes! oh no!! I'm not looking forward to this one.......but, of course, it will help, I know, I know.......
I've discovered a few plateau weights in my dieting life, the kilos that need extra work to be lost because I've sat at those weights for so long: 68kg; 66kg; 64kg. I've never stayed long at a weight lower than 64, but I want to. Always being slightly overweight is getting exhausting!
So, I suppose I reward myself for the hard work I have done this week. It may not be on the scale but it is recorded here in my calorie counts. And, this weekend, I work hard to keep the calorie count stable.
I hope to be at 67kg next Thursday, and to have been to the gym, or gone for a run, twice.
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